Thursday 28 December 2023

2427. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana Commemorates Slave Uprising, Aviation Hero And CARICOM.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

14 February 2024 - 150th anniversary of the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - further details and more illustrations are awaited.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana Post Office Corporation -

30 October 2023 - Bicentenary of Demerara Uprising, a two day rebellion by slaves in the colony of Demerara-Essequibo, later British Guiana - 1 stamp. The design depicts the monument in Georgetown. Lithographed. Rating:- *****.

30 October 2023 - Commemoration of the late Major Roland Da Silva CCV, Guyanese aviator who organised the transport of Guyanese Defence Force members in August 1969 to the country’s New River area to expel, which they did successfully without any injuries or deaths, Surinamese military who had crossed into the area. The action was titled Operation Climax.  - 1 miniature sheet containing 2 stamps. Lithographed. Illustration awaited. Major Da Silva died a few weeks after the Guyanese President had announced that a stamp issue was to be released to commemorate him.

30 October 2023 - 50th anniversary of CARICOM - 1 miniature sheet. Lithographed. Illustration awaited.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IGPC (USA-based producer and purveyor of philatelic items with contracts to produce such items on behalf of several postal administrations) -

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Issues inscribed Ghana -

7 July 2023 - Butterflies - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 6 different stamps and the other 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.

7 July 2023 - The red river hog - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp. Rating:- 0.

Commonwealth countries and territories whose postal administrations are not yet known to have issued, or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps during 2023 -



British Indian Ocean Territory 

Brunei Darussalam 













St Kitts

Saint Lucia



Solomon Islands 

South Africa 


Trinidad And Tobago

Turks And Caicos Islands 



Therefore, at the end of the year, 27 Commonwealth philatelic entities are not yer known to have issued, or have had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps during 2023. This represents 30.7% of the existing philatelic entities (unchanged since October) and compares with the figure of 21.3% at the end of 2022.

It may be, of course, that 2023 new issues from other Commonwealth philatelic entities come to light during the course of 2024 and even later.

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