Friday 28 October 2022

2187. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Comics Featured On New Issue.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Post -

6 December 2022 - Miss Dots comics - 6 stamps, 2 single-stamp miniature sheets and 1 ‘Collectors card’ containing the 6 stamps in self-adhesive format. 

Commonwealth entities whose postal services are not known to have issued, or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022 - 



British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 


Cook Islands Rarotonga 









St Kitts

Saint Lucia 


Solomon Islands 

South Africa 




At the end of October therefore 22 entities remain on the list, five fewer than at the end of September. Hence 24.7% of Commonwealth philatelic entities are not yet known to have issued (or had issued on their behalf) any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022. This compares with 31.5% at the end of September, 33.1% at the end of August and 42.3% at the end of July.

  Who would have thought just a few years ago that the South African Post Office would have found itself in a position where new stamp issues had more or less ceased?

  The cessation of new stamp issues in British Indian Ocean Territory is perhaps not surprising given the British government’s tussle with that of Mauritius about the latter’s claim to sovereignty over the islands and the UPU’s fatuous pronouncement that only stamps issued by the Mauritian Post Office would have validity in the Chagos Islands though there is no Mauritian presence in the territory and certainly no post office located there from which Mauritian stamps could be sold. One assumes that, for the present at least, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has decided that discretion is the better part of valour when it comes to inflaming the Mauritians by not putting out more postage stamps inscribed BIOT and therefore new issues from that Overseas Territory have, to all intents and purposes, ceased.


  1. Hello. Concerning South Africa: not even a single stamp or high rate souvenir minisheet for Cape Town International Exhibition!? Many collectors in France would appreciate such a modesty from La Poste philatelic service.

  2. Reply from Whiteknight - No issue yet that I have seen but who knows what may turn up? Indeed such modesty and restraint is admirable though it may all be due to a matter of incompetent management and near-bankruptcy.

  3. South Africa Post finally announces Cape Town International Exhibition stamp.