🇬🇧 Better illustrations of the Royal Mail Royal Collection of Da Vinci drawings exhibition stamps to be issued on 13 February 2019 than previously shown in this Blog are now depicted below. As well as the basic set of 12 stamps, cost £8.04p, there will also be a 4 pane miniature sheet (one being made up of Machin Head definitives) which will cost £13.10p.
🇰🇳 There are some additional philatelic items to mention which were released by the US-based philatelic agency IGPC in the name of Nevis towards the end of 2018 -
5 December 2018 - 'Beautiful butterflies ' - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 3 different stamps and the other containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
20 December 2018 - 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - 4 stamps in a miniature sheet (previously mentioned but date of issue now given and better illustration provided).
20 December 2018 - Red-footed tortoise - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and the other containing a single stamp. This species is found in several Caribbean islands but notably NOT in Nevis. Rating:- 0.
🇲🇾 The first My Stamp issues of Pos Malaysia are:-
18 January 2018 - Chinese New Year - 2 sheetlets of 8 stamps (2 x 4 stamps with attached labels - 1 sheetlet contains stamps with labels for personalisation and the other contains stamps with illustrated labels).
30 January 2019 - St Valentine's Day - 2 sheetlets each of 8 stamps (2 x 4 stamps with attached labels - 1 sheetlet contains labels for personalisation and the other contains stamps with illustrated labels).
🇹🇹 T & T Post, the postal service of Trinidad And Tobago, has issued a further surcharge, again another value from the 1990 Bird definitive series. This is the 40c value which depicts the Fork-tailed Flycatcher printed on paper with watermark spiral CA sideways and also with spiral Block CA sideways with a '1990' imprint. The stamp is surcharged with a stylised $1 in black and an icon of a perching bird. This stamp, in 2 watermark types, was previously surcharged 75c and issued on 24 May 1999. Rating:- ***.
The single stamp and miniature sheet mentioned in Blog 1381 which were issued on 24 January 2019, India Post's first release of the new year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology are depicted below. Rating:- *.