Sunday, 25 September 2016

830. New Bird Surcharges From Malawi.

  Malawi Post announced the release of new surcharges on 2 of the 1988 birds definitive stamps, on 13 September 2016 - the values are K520 on 7t (Waller's red-winged starling) and K815 on 75t (Green barbet). Rating:- ***.

  Mauritius Post released a single stamp on 13 July 2016 to commemorate the commissioning of the new Dornier aircraft MPCG04 of the Maritime Air Squadron of the Mauritius Police Force. The stamp was designed by the Graphic Department (Mauritius Post Ltd.) and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 14. This is a good, modestly priced issue of totally local relevance. Rating:- ****.

  Jersey Post will commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by issuing "Jersey Arms" stamps from kiosk JE02 in Broad Street post office in St. Helier, dispensed from 14 October (the actual date of the anniversary) to 13 November 2016. The basic stamps will have the additional inscription, "The Battle of Hastings" and a graphic representation of a broadsword which is said to have been taken as a trophy during the battle in 1066. Rating:- ***.


  1. Since I specialize in surcharges I will have to try to track these down. I guess Malawi is experiencing inflation.

  2. I believe that they are obtainable directly from the Malawi Philatelic Bureau but I suspect they will be offered for sale on a site like Delcampe in the foreseeable future as well as being offered from the uual new issue stamp dealers.