🇬🇸 The postal service of South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands will issue another excellent set of 4 stamps on 8 December 2020 on the subject of Royal Navy ships. These are wonderful designs by Andrew Robinson and the stamps were lithographed by Cartor and are perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****.
🇧🇸 Pobjoy Stamps has released information about the Bahamas Christmas set of 4 stamps mentioned in Blog 1777 which will be issued on 3 December 2020 (not 22 October as originally reported). The production of the issue was coordinated by Creative Direction and the stamps were designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Cartor and are perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****.
Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for the above information.
🇭🇰 In Blog 1704 I mentioned the issue planned by Hong Kong Post to commemorate the life of the film actor the late Bruce Lee. Here now are more details of the issue:-
Date of issue - 27 November 2020 - 6 stamps, 2 miniature sheets (one of which has additional printing with hot foil stamping with embossing), 1 ‘mini-pane‘ contains 2 sets.The issue was designed by Gideon Lai Wai-Kwan and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and is perforated 14. An interesting set but patently excessive. Rating:- **.
Hong Kong Post will round off the year with a Christmas issue made up of 4 stamps, 1 gummed miniature sheet, 1 self-adhesive miniature sheet and 4 booklet panes each containing 4 identical stamps. The issue will be released on 4 December 2020.
Hong Kong Post has also revealed its programme of new issues for the first half of 2021 -
28 January 2021 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Ox - 4 stamps, 1 miniature sheet containing a single $10 stamp, 1 ‘silk’ miniature sheet containing a $50 stamp and 2 ‘mini-panes’, each containing 12 ‘Heartwarming’ stamps (one sheet for Local Mail postal rate and the other for Airmail) and 1 ‘gold and silver’ miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps both of $50 face value.
23 February 2021 - “Intangible cultural heritage, the Dragon and Lion dance” - 4 stamps, 1 mini-pane containing 2 sets and 2 miniature sheets, I x $10 and the other 1 x$20 with a “special printing effect”.
16 March 2021 - “Classical novels of Chinese Literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms” - 6 stamps and 2 miniature sheets, 1 x $10 containing a single stamp and the other a $20 Stamp with “special printing effects”.
22 April 2021 - Local snacks - 6 stamps, 1 miniature sheet containing a single $10 stamp, 1 mini-pane containing 2 sets and a ‘Collector card’ co6 self-adhesive stamps.
25 May 2021 - Hong Kong Museums Collection, 19th century China trade paintings - 6 stamps2 miniature sheets (one containing a single $10 stamp and the other a single $20 stamp with special printing effects) and 1 mini-pane containing 2 sets.
22 June 2021 - Centenary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet.