Friday 11 November 2016

862. Biodiversity In Tristan.

  The postal service of Tristan Da Cunha will release a set of 6 stamps on 30 November 2016 on the subject of the island's biodiversity. The designs which feature lovely photographs of various creatures and plants are by Andrew Robinson, a master of modern stamp design, and include depictions of a Tristan thrush, a Tristan rock lobster and a subantarctic fur seal. We are not surprised that such a fine set was devised by Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd. The set was lithographed by Cartor and is perforated13.5. Rating:- *****.

  Eritrea Post celebrated the 25th anniversary of the country's independence with a dramatically illustrated and original miniature sheet which contained 3 vertically se-tenant stamps on 24 My 2016. In addition the anniversary was commemorated by the 2 stamps featured in Blog 783. This splendid item was designed by Tesfai Ghebremichael and lithographed by Enschede. Rating:- *****. 

  The Royal Gibraltar Post Office put Christmas Post and Go labels on sale from its local kiosks, GI02 (Main post office) and GI03 (Parcel office), on sale on 2 November 2016 to remain on sale until 9 January 2016. The items are made up of last year's Christmas tree design with the additional inscription "Season's Greetings" and the Chinese new year Monkey design with the same additional inscription. There seems to be little reason to add these items to my collection as there is nothing new in them and the basic designs are hardly attractive. Rating:- 0.

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