Tuesday 11 May 2021

1878.. 🇲🇹🇬🇬 Malta Europa And Guernsey Postcrossing And Dark Sky Issues.


  🇲🇹 MaltaPost issued two stamps and 1 booklet containing 5 x 59c stamps on 9 May 2021 on the subject of endangered local wildlife as its contribution to the 2021 EUROPA omnibus issue. The stamps were designed from photography by Sean Cini and lithographed by Printex and are perforated 14. It is pleasing to see more unusual types of wildlife depicted - amphibians and reptiles in this case. Rating:- *****.

🇬🇬 Guernsey Post will issue a set of 6 stamps on 10 June 2021 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the designation of Sark as a Dark Sky Island, the first in the world. This title has led to an increase in visitors to the island serving as a boost to Guernsey’s important tourist industry. An attractive and worthwhile set. Rating:- *****.

   Guernsey Post will also release a cheerful set of 3 stamps on the subject of ‘Postcrossing’ on 10 June 2021. A colourful and amusing little set featuring a Guernsey golden goat, a crab and a puffin as well as other design features which would appeal to thematic collectors including a fishing vessel and a yacht, postboxes and agriculture. Rating:- ****.


  1. Unusual - Guernsey usually manages to fit a lighthouse into any issue.

    1. Yes, indeed and I don’t see one in either issue.