🇮🇪 An Post, the postal service of the Irish Republic, has issued 8 self-adhesive stamps for use on Christmas mail. One stamp which depicts 'The elf on the shelf' has been issued in a pack of 6 with 6 accompanying postcards. The other stamps are issued in a €19 booklet containing 18 x €1 stamps (making a discount of €1) and in a €5 booklet containing 4 x €1 and 2 x 50c stamps. The issue was designed by Detail and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13. Rating:- **.
🇦🇺 If there's a collector who feels that they haven't had enough opportunity to spend loads of money on stamps from Australia Post, fresh opportunities have arisen with the launch of its 2018 Impressions series of limited edition philatelic items.
Chinese New Year, Year of The Pig - 1 miniature sheet sold in a plastic display stand and sold for $99.00c. Printed with '99.99% pure gold'. Rating - 0.
'Australian Stamps 2018' - 5 sheetlets, 1 containing 16 different stamps, 1 containing 19 different stamps, 1 containing 8 different stamps, 1 containing 14 different stamps and 1 containing 30 different stamps. Sold for $116.95c in a limited edition of 200. Rating:- 0.
'Territories Stamps 2018' - 2 sheetlets containing stamps inscribed Christmas Island, Australian Antarctic Territory, Cocos (Keeling) Islands or Norfolk Island. One sheetlet contains 24 different stamps and the other 17 different stamps. Sold for $57.95 in a limited edition of 200. Rating:- 0.
'War Stories', 1 sheetlet containing 24 different stamps and the other containing 25 different stamps. Sold for $49.95c. Rating:- 0.
🇧🇩 Bangladesh Post issued a se-tenant pair of previously issued stamps with overprints applied to commemorate the Phila Bangla philatelic exhibition which was held in Dhaka from 27 to 31 July 2018 on, I assume, the opening day of the exhibition. Rating:- **.