Wednesday, 8 July 2020

1699. 🇬🇸 South Georgia From The Air.



🇬🇸 The postal service of South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands will issue a set of 6 stamps on 5 August 2020 on the subject of views of the territory ‘From The Air‘.
  This interesting and attractive issue was designed by Bee Design from photographs by SAERI/Neil Golding, John Dickens, George Lemann and Tom Hart. The issue was lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Production of the issue was coordinated by Creative Direction. Rating:- *****.
  Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue.


🇮🇪 Brian Warren has been kind enough to point out to me that the postal service of The Republic Of Ireland, An Post, is to resume its new issue programme with the current abatement in the COVID-19 infection in Western Europe. 
  The revised programme is as follows:-

16 July 2020 - EUROPA, Ancient Postal routes - 2 stamps
23 July 2020 - 9th Definitive series, A history of Ireland in 100 objects, part 4 - 12 stamps 
30 July 2020 - Birth centenary of Liam Cosgrave - 1 stamp
27 August 2020 - 25th anniversary of Father Ted, comedy television series
24 September 2020 - Centenary of the Anglo-Irish War, part 2 - 2 stamps
8 October 2020 - U2, Irish popular music performers - 5 stamps
29 October 2020 - Christmas - 6 stamps.

🇬🇧 I now have three more of the latest 2020 printings of the never ending Royal Mail Machin Head definitive series with M20L codes. These are from counter sheets all with the code M20L MAIL and are the 2p value, the 20p value and the 2nd Large rate stamp:-





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