Friday, 6 January 2017

896. Yet More Chickens - From The South Pacific And Malaysia.



  Following on from Blog 895 where I highlighted recent issues for Samoa I mention here the stamps and miniature sheets which Philatelic Collector Inc. is promoting at present for the 2 other postal administrations with which it has contracts - that is - Tonga and Cook Islands.

  🇹🇴 Tonga - issues inscribed "Kingdom of Tonga"

  10 August 2016 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet which can be folded up into a "3D sedan box". Rating:- 0.






  2 December 2016 - 90th Birthday of The Queen Mother of Tonga - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- ****.


  19 December 2016 - Christmas - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.



  - Issues inscribed "Niuafo'ou" -

  10 August 2016 - Chinese New Year, Year of The Rooster - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- 0.




  19 December 2016 - Christmas - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.



  🇨🇰 Cook Islands - issues inscribed "Cook Islands" - 

  10 August 2016 - Chinese New Year- Year of The Rooster - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- 0.




  - 19 December 2016 - Christmas - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.



  - Issues inscribed "Aitutaki Cook Islands" - 10 August 2016 - Chinese New Year, Year of The Rooster - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- 0.




  19 December 2016 - Christmas - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.


  6 December 2016 - World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), The Chatham albatross -  4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet contains 2 sets of 4. Rating:- *****.






  - Issues inscribed "Penrhyn Cook Islands" - 10 August 2016 - Chinese New Year, Year of The Rooster - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- 0.




  - 28 December 2016 - Bicentenary of the first contact of European explorers with Penrhyn island - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- *****.


  10 December 2016 - Christmas - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.



  🇮🇳 India Post ploughs on with its monstrous new issue programme for 2017 by releasing 1 stamp and 1 miniature sheet on 5 January. The issue commemorates the 350th anniversary of the birth of the 10th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh which is commemorated in the Sikh festival, Prakash Utsav. In itself, an attractive issue but one must feel gloomy about the large numbers of new issues currently out of India Post. The next issue - the joint issue with Portugal - will be released just 2 days later on 7 January 2016. 
  Rating:- ***.

 


  🇲🇾 More chickens! Pos Malaysia will release a set of 3 stamps and 2 miniature sheets (one printed on transparent foil) on 10 January 2016 to commemorate the lunar new year and featuring the Malaysian Serama chicken. The miniature sheet was designed by Dr. Wong Kum Peng. Rating:- ****.







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