Friday, 2 December 2016

872. Pakistan Commemorates Rotary Centenary.


  Pakistan Post issued a single stamp on 20 November 2016 to commemorate the centenary of Rotary. The issue was designed by Mahru Arif Ali and lithographed by Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Karachi and perforated 13. The inclusion of an attractive flower makes this a pleasant design. Rating:- ***.

  Nampost, the postal service of Namibia, has announced its programme of stamp issues for 2017. As usual, it is relatively conservative with many excellent designs and beautifully produced stamps.

17 February - Centenary of Scouting in Namibia - 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Designed by Helge Denker.

9 March - Barbets (birds) of Namibia - 3 stamps. Designed by Helge Denker.

15 April - Hares and rabbits of Namibia - 2 stamps in a se-tenant pair. Designed by Helge Denker.

12 May - Quincentenary of Luther's Reformation - 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Designed by Helge Denker.

15 June - Flame lilies of Namibia - 3 stamps. Designed by Helge Denker.

18 July - Diamond trains of Namibia - 4 stamps. Designed by Elke le Roux.

1 August - Rollers (birds) of Namibia - 5 stamps. Designed by Helge Denker.

29 September - Small canines of Namibia - 5 stamps. Designed by Helge Denker.

  Pictured below is the Intelligent AR kiosk A009 which was installed recently in the gift shop at the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. On 1 December 2016 the
 kiosk was dispensing Post and Go stamps in the form of the "Union Jack" design and the "Machin
head" design with the code MA15 both with the additional inscriptions which were detailed and illustrated in Blog 855.


  It's that time of the week again when Stamperija rears its ugly head again, this time with 9 "sheetlets", each containing 4 different "stamps", and 9 "miniature sheets" all with the name of Sierra Leone inscribed on them. The mixture of subjects has little if anything to do with Sierra Leone but there's no surprise in that I suppose. The featured subjects are Henri Dunant who founded the Red 
Cross, Paul Harris who founded Rotary International, Sir Winston Churchill, World Youth Day, Mother Teresa, European Football competition 2016, Cybathlon 2016 and Polo. With a total face value of Le456,000 or £64.34p these highly desirable items have a stated "date of issue" of 29 September 2016. Rating:- 0.




















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