Friday, 12 August 2022

2133. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail’s New Issues Dive To New Depths With Transformers Issue.

 



New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

1 September 2022 - Transformers, foreign toys and films - 8 stamps (4 se-tenant pairs 2 x 2 x 1st and 2 x 2 x £1.85p), 1 miniature sheet, 1 Prestige booklet, 1 ‘Collectors sheet’ and ‘fan sheets’. Further details awaited. Rating:- 0.








๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Post - 

22 September 2022 - ‘Intangible cultural heritage’, Cheongsam making techniques - 4 stamps, 2 single-stamp miniature sheets and 1 ‘mini-pane’ containing 8 stamps (2 sets of 4). Designed by Hikoko Ito. Rating:- ****.






Wednesday, 10 August 2022

2132. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ St Helena Commemorates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee And Tortoise’s 190th Birthday.

 


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ St Helena postal service -

2022 (date of issue not yet known) - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - 4 stamps. Further details awaited. Rating:- *****.

Post scriptum - Spectre Stamps which are selling these stamps have kindly provided the dates of issue - 

3 June 2022 - Platinum anniversary, 1 July 2022 - Jonathan the Tortoise.



2022 (date of issue not yet known) - 190th birthday of Jonathan the giant tortoise, the oldest living land creature in the world  - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Further details awaited. Rating:- *****.




๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post -

11 August 2022 - Post and Go stamps, Battle of Flowers (additional inscription on previously issued Jersey Flowers stamps) - 6 stamps. See Blog 2130 for additional information.




Tuesday, 9 August 2022

2131. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Even More Lord of The Rings Stamps From New Zealand Post.

 


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post -

7 September 2022 - 20th anniversary of the film The Two Towers made in New Zealand by the New Zealand-born director, Peter Jackson - 6 stamps and 6 single-stamp miniature sheets. Designed by Sasha Lees and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- ***.








๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus postal service -

There is a revised new issue programme for the rest of 2022 - 

19 September 2022 - Traditional houses

3 October 2022 - FIFA World Cup Championships, Qatar 

6 December 2022 - Anniversaries.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaPost -

12 August 2022 - Maltese Festivals - 1 sheetlet containing 10 different stamps. Designed by MaltaPost plc from photographs taken by Mark Micallef Perconte and lithographed by Printex and perforated 14. Rating:- ***.








2130. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Topping Stamps From Malaysia.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Pos Malaysia -

4 August 2022 - Indonesia 2022 philatelic exhibition - 1 stamp (previously issued stamp reissued with exhibition loge applied). Rating:- **.



4 August 2022 - MAHA 2022, National agricultural industries exhibition - 2 miniature sheets, previously issued items with additional inscriptions depicting the exhibition logo. Rating:- **.




 
10 August 2022 - Men’s headgear - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- ****.







๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post

11 August 2022 - Post and Go stamps (machine-vended) - 120th anniversary of the Battle of Flowers (local festival) - 6 stamps - ‘Coastal flowers’ stamps with additional inscription reading ‘Battle of Flowers’ dispensed from 11- 31 August from kiosks JE02 and JE03.


๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Nam Post (postal service of Namibia) -

2022 - 75th anniversary of the granting of independence to India - 1 sheetlet containing 5 identical stamps with attached labels.





Wednesday, 3 August 2022

2129. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Latest IGPC Products.


 New issues:- 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IGPC Agency products with the names of Commonwealth philatelic entities printed on them:-

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua And Barbuda -

No stated date of issue - Fallow deer - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 5 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

No stated date of issue - Magnificent frigate bird - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 5 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Gambia -

11 July 2022 - 40th Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

8 August 2022 - three issues - a. Primates of Africa - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 5 different stamps and the other a single stamp; b. The spotted hyena - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 5 different stamps and the other a single stamp; c. The warthog - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada -

11 July 2022 - 40th birthday of the Duke of Cambridge - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana -

4 July 2022 - 3 issues on the subject of wildlife a) The bush dog - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp; b) The pygmy marmoset - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp; c) The rainbow boa - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 5 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Nevis -

7 March 2022 - Skyscrapers of the world - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp.

6 July 2022 - 2 issues -  a) Poinciana (flowers) - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp; b) Vervet monkeys - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

11 July 2022 - 40th birthday of the Duke of Cambridge - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 stamps and the other a single stamp.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu

11:July 2022 - 40th birthday of the Duke of Cambridge - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 6 different stamps and the other a single stamp.

All the above products are rated 0.

2128. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post Withdraws Issue Prior To Release.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

2 August  2022  - 75th anniversary of the Independence of India, the history of the national flag  - 1 miniature sheet containing a single circular stamp. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post -

Withdrawn prior to issue - the set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Maori Language petition due to have been released on 3 August 2022. New Zealand Post Collectables released the statement shown below on 3 August 2022 and announced that the issue would not now take place having received “additional feedback from stakeholders that was received after the products were printed. While extensive consultation took place in the development of the designs, some expectations were not met and as a results the stamps cannot be issued in their current form or on the planned date”.  

  NZ Post has form on producing designs ostensibly to honour the Maori community in the country but instead producing designs which offend rather than please. The previous such case occurred in 2006 when NZ Post prepared an issue celebrating Mฤori performing arts - the kapa haka - which was made up of 5 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the 5 stamps. Unfortunately the designs used cartoons to depict performers in the kapa haka and the depiction of the Maori people in the designs was judged by some to be offensive. As a result the issue was withdrawn, as with the present issue, prior to release but 8 people did receive copies of the stamps and so they do exist in collectors’ hands but are of course very rare. 

  It is quite amazing that New Zealand Post has once more got itself into this situation. Postal administrations in liberal democracies really should steer away from releasing stamps which have a racial theme. In this era when many people rejoice in being given the opportunity to be offended, it’s a recipe for disaster. Perhaps NZ Post will finally learn its lesson.






The 2006 issue -