Sunday, 23 September 2018

1305. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³ New Pitcairn Stamps Depict A Big Blue Octopus.


  πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³ Bounty Post, the postal service of Pitcairn Islands, issued a miniature sheet containing 3 excellent stamps on 19 September 2018 on the subject of the Big Blue Octopus. These beautiful designs were produced by Donna McKenna and lithographed by Southern Colour Print. Rating:- *****.




  πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ New Zealand Post issued 2 miniature sheets on 21 September 2018 to commemorate its participation in the Macao 2018 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition. The issue was designed by Stamps and Collectables and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- ***.



  πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¬ Papua New Guinea Post issued a set of 4 stamps and 2 miniature sheets on 21 May 2018 on the subject of Faces of Papua New Guinea, this time from the New Guines Islands. The extremely interesting set was designed by Yang'hueng Yansom and lithographed by Henan Post Printing. Rating:- *****.







1304. πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong Post's 2019 New Issue Programme.

  πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Always ahead of the game and a paragon of just how postal administrations should keep stamp collectors informed about their products, Hong Kong Post has provided details of its new issue programme for 2019.

  12 January 2019 - Lunar new year Year of The Pig. 4 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 silk miniature sheet and 2 'Heartwarming' stamps with attached labels printed in sheetlets of 8. Designed by Wong Chun-hong.







  12 January 2019 - Lunar new year animals, gold and silver sheet. 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Wong Chun-hong and lithographed and additionally printed by silver hot foil and gold plate stamping.


  12 January 2019 - Lunar new year animals- 4 stamps Designed by Wong Chun-hong and printed with silver hot foil stamping and lithography.


  28 February 2019 - The Government Flying Service - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Lee Ying-chi.





  19 March 2019 - West Kowloon Cultural District, Xiqu Centre - 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Michael Miller Yu.


  2 April 2019 - Centenary of Pok Oi Hospital - 4 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 Prestige booklet. Designed by Colin Tillyer.



  30 April 2019 - The Hong Kong Police Force - 6 stamps 1 miniature sheet and 1 Prestige booklet. Designed by Jason Chum.





  11 June 2019 - 'Heartwarming' stamps - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Tsoi Ka-Ching.




  16 July 2019 - Underwater world of Hong Kong - 6 stamps and 2 miniature sheets. Designed by Shirman Lai.






  13 August 2019 - World Heritage in China (8) Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape - 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Wong Kaman.


  2019 - Hong Kong Post's participation in China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition - 1 miniature sheet.

  1 October 2019 - 70th anniversary of The People's Republic of China - se-tenant block of 4 different triangular stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Bon Kwan.


  24 October 2019 - Hiking trails (II), the MacLehose Trail - 10 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 booklet of sel-adhesive stamps. Designed by Chau So-hing.




  5 December 2019 - 'Old Master Q' (comic book) - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Arde Lam and lithograph printed. 




  πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Singapore Post issued a miniature sheet on 14 August 2018 to commemorate its participation in the Macao 2018

Saturday, 22 September 2018

1303. πŸ‡²πŸ‡Έ Montserrat Commemorates St Patrick's Day Celebrations.

πŸ‡²πŸ‡Έ The postal service of Montserrat has issued 2 miniature sheets to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the public celebration of St Patrick's Day on the island which was settled by Irish immigrants. This is a colourful and interesting set. Rating:- *****.



πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ύ The Guyana Post Office Corporation will issue a miniature sheet containing a single stamp on 22 October 2018 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. Rating- ****.


  A miniature sheet containing 4 identical stamps will also be released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Guyana and Brazil. Rating:- ****.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ  The US-based philatelic agency, IGPC, continues to flood the new issue market with numerous products most of which have little relevance in subject to the country's name which is printed on the items:- 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ύ Guyana - 8 September 2018 - Chinese new year Year of The Pig - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.


πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¬ Antigua And Barbuda

  2018 - Chinese new year Year of The Pig - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.


  2018 - The Magnificent Frigate bird - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other containing a single stamp. Rating:- *.



  2018 - Bees and pollinating insects - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 5 different stamps and the other containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



πŸ‡¬πŸ‡² The Gambia

  10 October 2018 - 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 3 different stamps and the other containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



  3 October 2018 - French victory in FIFA World Cup Finals. For details see Blog 1291.

  October 2018 - Large animals - for more details see Blog 1291.

  October 2018 - The Green monkey - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 3 different stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- **.



  October 2018 - Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - 1 miniature sheet containing 5 stamps (2 x 1, 2 x 1 and 1 x 1).


  October 2018 - Chinese new year - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 identical stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



  10 October 2018 - Dolphins - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



  10 October 2018 - The African wild ass - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- **.


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡© Grenada

  10 October 2018 - Waterfalls of Grenada - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 3 different stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- **.



  10 October 2018 - Tropical fruit - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 containing 2 stamps. Rating:- 0.



  10 October 2018 - Donkeys and horses - 1 miniature sheet containing 3 different stamps. Rating:- 0.


  10 October 2018 - Fish of The Caribbean area - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



  17 October 2018 - Chinese New Year - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.



  17 October 2018 - 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing - for details see Blog 1301.

  17 October 2018 - Birth of Prince Louis of Cambridge - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- 0.


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡©  Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique - 17 October 2018 - Chinese new year Year of The Pig - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 identical stamps and 1 containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.