Wednesday, 2 December 2015

676. New Tristan Da Cunha Definitive Issue Features Mailships.

  The postal administration of Tristan Da Cunha will issue a new definitive series of 12 stamps on 8 December 2015 which features ships which carried mail to and from the island during the period 1904 to 1953. This excellent and well-researched series was designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by BDT International Security Printing Ltd.  We are of course not surprised that Pobjoy Stamps/Creative Direction are responsible for Tristan's new issues when we see the quality and appropriateness of this issue as well as just how interesting the set is to any collector. Rating:- *****.

   In Blog 671, I mentioned the recent joint issue between Singapore Post and India Post and illustrated the Singapore issue. I now depict the pair of stamps released by India Post as its contribution to the joint issue. Rating:- ***.



  Sri Lanka Post has recently released 2 single stamp issues:-

- 10 November 2015 - Deepavali. Rating:- ****.


- 23 November 2015 - Commemoration of Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright (1860 - 1904). The stamp commemorates the 125th anniversary of Chekhov's visit to what was then Ceylon. His story "Gusev" draws on his experience of his voyage to Ceylon. Rating:- ****.


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