🇬🇩🇲🇸 The Beijing- and New York-based Philatelic agents, IGPC, seem to be getting desperate.There seems to be a new trend developing among the philatelic products in which the agents are not only issuing items with the names of their client territories printed on them but are issuing a lot of them in two formats - perforate and imperforate - with the imperforate versions being sold for about 3 or 4 times the price of the perforate versions. This is a practice which is normal for the despised Lithuania-based agency, Stamperija and it seems that IGPC is also now turning the practice into a regular habit. Presumably no informed collector would buy such stuff, so who will?
Further issues from IGPC are:-
Grenada - 22 May 2018 - 65th anniversary of the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Grenada - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing a single stamp and 1 containing 2 different stamps. These items are being sold by IGPC in 2 formats - perforate costing US$9.63 or imperforate costing US$38.52! Rating:- 0.
22 May 2018 - Winter Olympic Games Pyongchang, Korea - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 6 different stamps and 1 containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
22 May 2018 - Centenary of Airmail - 1 sheetlet containing 4 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.
Montserrat - 22 May 2018 - Centenary of Airmail - 1 sheetlet containing 4 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.
🇮🇳 I have fallen behind with my listing of the My Stamp issues of India Post which have most recently been detailed in Blogs 912, 918, 926, 935, 956, 1102, 1108, 1135 and 1159 and I will therefore attempt to catch up here.
10 October 2017 - Centenary of the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi.
8 November 2017 - Vaishno Devi.
15 November 2017 - 57th Foundation Day of NBBC Ltd.
15 November 2017 - Tourism in Jharkhand, Terracotta temples of heritage village Maluti
November 2017 - "Happy Anniversary"
November 2017 - "Happy Birthday".
November 2017 - Dargah Sharif, Ajmer.
November 2017 - Pushkar Fair.
29 November 2017 - Centenary of Dr MGR, Thanjavur District.
10 December 2017 - Diamond jubilee of NMDC Ltd.
18 December 2017 - Birth Centenary of Banarsi Das Gupta.
23 December 2017 - Shradda Saburi
December - Indian Space Research Organisation.
I will highlight the My stamp issues of India Post which have been released so far in 2018 in a subsequent Blog.
🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia will issue 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 5 June 2018 as part of its ongoing Tourist Destinations series, this time on the subject of Sabah, the former North Borneo which has its own wonderful philatelic history. The designs are complicated and rather overcrowded but illustrate a large number of reasons for tourists to visit Sabah including spectacular birdlife and orang utans. Rating:- ****.
There are 2 new My Stamp issues from Pos Malaysia - both contain 8 stamps (2 of each design) - one in 2 formats to commemorate the Eid al Fitr Muslim festival (one has illustrated labels and the other has labels which allow personalisation) and the other subject commemorates Father's Day and is also in two formats each with 8 stamps (2 x 4) with attached labels, either illustrated or for personalisation. Both issues were put on sale on 25 May 2018. Rating:- *.