Thursday 20 July 2023

2344.. 🇦🇮🇦🇬🇩🇲🇬🇩🇲🇸🇰🇳🇱🇨🇻🇨 Eastern Caribbean Omnibus In September.


🇦🇮🇦🇬🇩🇲🇬🇩🇲🇸🇰🇳🇱🇨🇻🇨 Postal services of the Eastern Caribbean States (Anguilla, Antigua And Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent And The Grenadines) -

Expected date of issue - September 2023 - 40th anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Community Bank, winning competition designs - 3 values. Competition winners - 1st  (age 5-11) - Vedant Shetty of St Vincent And The Grenadines, (turtle), 1st (age 12-17) Mea Emmanuel of Saint Lucia and 1st (age 18 and over) (signing of the ECCB agreement). Each postal administration will issue the stamps in the denominations most used in the respected territory.

🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -

3 August 2023 - 150th anniversary of the first postage stamp to be printed in New Zealand - the 1873 1/2d Newspaper stamp - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Caitlin McArthur and lithographed by Brebner Print and perforated 14.5. Rating:- *****.

Withdrawn issue.

🇬🇧 Royal Mail

13 July 2023 - River wildlife - strip of 5 x 1st Class values. As reported by the indispensable Norvic Philatelic Blog, these stamps were printed in error with a single phosphor band (normally used on 2nd Class domestic rate stamps). The strip of five different stamps and the presentation packs have been removed from sale on the Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables internet site. These are the affected stamps:-


  1. Two band 1st class stamps will be available - details awaited.

  2. WK - I suspect, with the passage of time, that we may well find tgat all of them have participated with Anguilla being the least likely.