🇨🇾 Cyprus Post will issue a pair of stamps each printed in sheetlets of eight plus a booklet of 8 stamps (4 of each stamp se-tenant) on 6 May 2021 as its contribution to the EUROPA omnibus of 2021 which is on the subject of endangered local wildlife. The 64c value depicts a delightful portrait of a seal pup which must be the most appealing stamp of 2021 so far. An excellent issue. Rating:- *****.
🇳🇿 New Zealand Post will issue a set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 4 stamps to commemorate Matariki, the Maori new year, on 7 July 2022. The stamps depict Whānau Mārama, the Family of Light (the sun, moon and the Pleiades star cluster). The colourful issue was designed by Dave Burke and lithographed by Southern Colour Print. Rating:- *****.
🇮🇪 An Post, the postal service of the Irish Republic, has announced that it is holding a competition, with a prize of €10000, for an artist to produce a piece of work to commemorate the Centenary of the establishment of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann) and the successful piece of art will be featured on a commemorative stamp to coincide with the centenary date of 6 December 2022.