Friday 28 August 2015

623. Numerous Issues From Stamperija And Australia Post - Can You Tell the Difference?

  Stamperija's contribution to modern philately continues with the usual outpouring of products - thus collectors this week have the pleasure of having the opportunity to spend their money on a range of items with the names of Solomon Islands and Mozambique printed on them.
  The "stamps" inscribed "Solomon Islands" are said to have been issued on 26 June 2015 and take the form of 10 sheetlets, each containing 4 different "stamps" plus 10 accompanying "miniature sheets". The subjects featured in this emission are:- Seabirds, Australian butterflies, Australian trains, Turtles, Horses, Mushrooms, High-speed trains, Dolphins, Coral reef fishes and Australian light houses. Rating:- 0.

  From Mozambique there is an inglorious range of subjects covered by the 15 sheetlets and 15 miniature sheets produced in its name - Fish, Bees, Bee-eaters, Ants, Bats, Wild cats, Birds of prey, the Black Rhinoceros, African buffaloes, Butterflies, Crocodiles, Dinosaurs, Dolphins, Elephants and Dugongs. The stated date of issue is 3 August 2015. Rating:- 0.

    Nowadays there seems little difference between the attitude of Australia Post and Stamperija when it comes to excessive stamp issuing.  The former's planned issues for September and October 2015 are numerous:-
 9 September 2015 - "Long May She Reign" - 5 gummed stamps, 2 self-adhesive stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 Prestige booklet (see Blog 422).
 9 September 2015 - "Dogs that saved Macquarie" - 4 gummed stamps and 1 miniature sheet.
 22 September 2015 - "Our Solar System" - 8 gummed and 4 self- adhesive stamps and 1 miniature sheet.
 5 October 2015 - "Honoured by Australia" - 3 gummed and 3 self-adhesive stamps.
 13 October 2015 - Bicycles - 4 gummed and 3 self-adhesive stamps.
 27 October 2015 - "Animals in War" - 5 gummed stamps, 5 self-adhesive stamps from coils and 1 miniature sheet. 

 In Blog 618 I illustrated the $10 miniature sheet which was issued by IGPC with the name of St. Kitts printed on it on the subject of "Hummingbirds of St. Kitts". The item is said to have been released on 1 June 2015 and a $1 value was also produced in a sheetlet of 20. The $1 item is now depicted below. rating:- ***.

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