Tuesday 16 July 2019

1474. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail To Commemorate Forestry Commission.

 🇬🇧 The set of 6 stamps which Royal Mail intends to issue on 13 August 2019 on the subject of British Forests can now be seen on the internet. The issue commemorates the Centenary of the Forestry Commission and is an attractive and colourful issue with various regions of The United Kingdom being pleasingly represented on the stamps. The featured forests are:- The National Arboretum at Westonbirt in the Cotswolds, Sherwood Forest in the East Midlands, Kielder Forest in the north of England, Glen Affric in Scotland, Coed y Brenin in Wales and Glenariff Forest in Northern Ireland. A very pleasing set which commemorates a worthwhile and significant anniversary. Rating:- *****.

 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post will issue Post and Go stamps in connection with the Autumn Stampex 2019 philatelic exhibition to be held from 11 to 14 September 2019 in London. The issue takes the form of the ‘Guernsey flag’ Post and Go stamp with an additional inscription to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Guernsey’s independent postal service. The inscription reads ‘Guernsey Post/Celebrates 50 Yrs’ and will be dispensed by kiosk GG01. The same kiosk will also dispense the 6 ‘50th anniversary of the Guernsey Old Car Club’ Post and Go stamps with an added inscription reading ‘Autumn Stampex 2019’. After the end of Stampex, the Guernsey Philatelic Bureau will also sell the above stamps with code GG04. Rating:- 0.

   🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia will issue an excellent miniature sheet on 18 July 2018 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the issue of the first Sarawak which depicted Rajah Brooke. The sheet was designed by World Communications Network Resources. The stamp contained in the sheet depicts the first stamp of Sarawak with stamps issued throughout Sarawak’s period of postal history featured in the margins of the sheet. Rating:- *****.

 🇦🇺 Australia Post has announced that it will issue a pack of 20 x $1 Moon landing stamps with attached labels (sold for $23) during July 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. The issue is another celebration of US culture which Australia Post apparently finds to be profitable. The labels depict characters from the Peanuts cartoon and the pack is titled ‘Snoopy Journey To Deep Space’. Rating:- 0.


  1. In 1466 you gave info about the Belize-Rawan issue. I have learned it has not been issued yet.

    Also, going way back to the Trinidad issues of last year, I wasn't sure how many souvenir sheets were included in the Botanical Gardens issue, but according to Linn's it is just one. Of course I would know that if their philatelic bureau would just send me what I have been requesting for months.

  2. Hello eyeonwall.

    Thank you for these useful pieces of information, it is useful to read that the Belize issue has not yet been put on sale.
    As regards the Trinidad and Tobago issue I’m sure you are right. My new issue dealer has sent me the issue and it includes only one miniature sheet - I now think that what I thought was the second miniature sheet was actually an illustration of a first day cover. At the time, in an unclear illustration, I assumed it was a miniature sheet.
    Best wishes, WK.

  3. for anyone confused I made a horrible typo - Rawan should be Taiwan