🇹🇿 This is what happens when an African postal service takes responsibilty for the type of subject featured on its stamps instead of allowing some money-grubbing foreign postal agency to run riot with its national and philatelic reputation.
Posta, the Tanzanian Postal Corporation, issued some wonderful, original, interesting and colourful stamps on 17 May 2018 on subjects mainly related to various local arts. There's not a hint of Elvis Presley or Diana Princess Of Wales or Marilyn Monroe or polar bears or Royal weddings about them. The stamps conjure up images which are pure Africa. For all of them I give a rating of *****.
The issues are:-
Music and Dance - 4 different stamps in a sheetlet and 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Lithographed by Enschedé:-
Tinga Tinga arts - 2 sheetlets, 1 containing 6 different stamps and 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet:-
Spices of Zanzibar - 1 sheetlet containing 6 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet:-
🇮🇲 Hong Kong Post will issue a set of 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 7 June 2018 which is titled 'Inclusive communication'. The issue was designed by Ching tsui Chan and printed in lithography and Braille ink by Cartor with the miniature sheet being printed in lithography and Braille ink and lenticular also by Cartor. The issue is perforated 13.5. Rating:- *.