Wednesday 14 January 2015

510. New Zealand Post Miniature Sheet For Cricket World Cup.

  New Zealand Post will commemorate the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand and Australia with a miniature sheet of 14 x 60c cricket ball-shaped self-adhesive stamps. The stamps feature the flags of the participating countries - India, England, South Africa, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Afghanistan, Ireland, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Scotland (the West Indies and Ireland flags are team flags rather than national flags). The item was designed by New Zealand Post and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and will be issued on 4 February 2015 (depicted above).
  New Zealand Post will issue another miniature sheet on 4 February 2015 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British and Maori chiefs which is viewed as the document which established New Zealand as a political entity. The miniature sheet was designed by Rangi Kipa, Taranaki Tuturu and Roy McDougall and lithographed by Southern Colour Print:-

   An end of year new issue spree from several of the territories for which CASCO serves as philatelic agent includes a Christmas issue from Jamaica Post consisting of 3 stamps and 1 miniature sheet which were released on 11 December 2014. The set also commemorated the 350th anniversary of St. Andrew's Parish Church in the village of Half-Way-Tree:-

  The correct face value of the miniature sheet is $200:-

   The Barbados Postal Service issued 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 13 December 2014 on the subject of gardens of Barbados:-

The complete set of four.

  Bermuda issued a block of 10 different stamps and 1 booklet containing a pane of the 10 stamps in a different arrangement on the subject of Bermuda roses during 2014. The face value of the stamps is described as "Zone 1". I believe that the date of issue was 16 October 2014:-

Booklet cover.

Contents of booklet.

  The Saint Helena Post Office And Philatelic Bureau issued 3 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 25 November 2014 to commemorate the launch of the RMS St. Helena:-

Miniature sheet.

  Sri Lanka issued 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 13 January 2015 to commemorate the 3 day visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka which lasts from 13 to 15 January:-

  Returning to New Zealand Post, in addition to the set of 5 stamps and 1 miniature sheet issued with the inscription Ross Dependency on 19 November 2014 (see Blog 491) on the subject of penguins and part of a joint issue with Greenland, a further miniature sheet was also released which contained the $3 value as well as an undenominated label based on one of the Greenland designs which depicted a polar bear. The miniature sheet bears the inscription "From Pole To Pole Ross Dependency Greenland":-

  As described in Blog 506, Guernsey Post will issue a set of 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet inscribed "Alderney Bailiwick Of Guernsey" on 5 February 2015 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. An illustration of the miniature sheet is now depicted here:-

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