🇮🇴 The postal service of British Indian Ocean Territory will issue a superb set of 6 stamps on 8 June 2017 on the subject of Mega fauna of the Indian Ocean. These are excellent designs and I shall be delighted to add them to my collection. Rating:- ****** (6 stars!).
🇯🇪 I can not understand what it is about the 200th anniversary of the kaleidoscope, which apparently falls in 2017, that has made Jersey Post believe it to be necessary to release a set of 6 stamps (total face value £4.61p) and a miniature sheet containing all 6 stamps (also costing £4.61p)) but it would indeed appear important enough for such a stamp issue to be released and sold to collectors for a grand total of £9.22p.
Though the subject is purely fatuous the designs by Mark Wilkinson are clever, placing shells, flowers, marine life, insects and so on in kaleidoscopic patterns in the designs and the stamps make a pleasant and attractive set. But the complete lack of necessity for such an issue makes me rate it just * (one star) and I shall be holding on to my £9.22p though I shall be sorry to be not adding such a clever and attractive issue to my collection.