Monday, 14 November 2016

863. Ancient Britain.



  Royal Mail's first issue of 2017 which was mentioned in Blog 860 and which has the subject of "Ancient Britain" is made up of 8 stamps (the subject of each design is given in Blog 860) and was designed by True North, lithographed by International Security Printers and perforated 14.5 x 14. 
  The illustrations used on 3 of the stamps including the Battersea shield, depicted above, are from artwork by Rebecca Strickson. See also the Blog of 26 March 2012, "Prehistoric Britain". I am looking forward to what will be an interesting set - I hope that Royal Mail keep up the good work for the rest of the year. Perhaps this could be the first in an annual series of British history stamps with Roman Britain in 2018, Anglo-Saxon England and early Scotland in 2019 and so on. One can only dream. Rating:- *****.


  Post and Go IAR kiosk M010 will begin dispensing the "Hibernating animals" stamps from 17 November 2016 at its new home in Norwich Enquiry Office.
  IAR kiosk A003 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset will have an added inscription to commemorate  the first jet carrier landing. The inscription  "LZ551/G First Jet Carrier Landing" will be added to the Machin Head stamp while "LZ551/G 03Dec45" will appear on the Union Jack stamp. The issues will be dispensed from 3 December 2016 to 3 January 2017.

  IGPC, the New York-based philatelic agency which has called itself, "The world's most respected philatelic agency", is issuing the following  items with the names of various Commonwealth countries printed on them:- 

Ghana

13 September 2016 - Poisonous plants of Ghana - 1 sheetlet of 4 different stamps, 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Rating:- *.




24 October 2016 - The Patas monkey - 1 sheetlet of 6 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- *



10 October 2016 - US President Obama's visits to Japan - 1 sheetlet of 3 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



14 October 2016 - Royal visit of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Bhutan  - 1 sheetlet of 3 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



Montserrat 

27 July 2016 - Elvis Presley commemoration - 1 sheetlet of different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 1 stamp. Rating:- 0.



23 June 2016 - Turtles - 1 sheetlet of 4 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 1 stamp. Rating:- *.



Nevis - 18 October 2016 - Visit of US President Obama to Saudi Arabia - 1 sheetlet of 5 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



St. Vincent And The Grenadines - 21 September 2016 - Visit of US President Obama to Vietnam - 1 sheetlet of 4 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet of 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



Tanzania - 29 July 2016 - 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II - 2 miniature sheets, 1 of 4 different stamps and 1 of 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



Tuvalu - 23 September 2016 - Visit of US President Obama to Cuba - 1 sheetlet of 4 different stamps, 1 sheetlet of 6 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.




  The latest issue to be released by Papua New Guinea Post appeared on 25 August 2016 and features the extraordinary Pig-nosed turtle as the subject of a World Wide Fund For Nature set. The issue is made up of a sheetlet of 16 stamps - 4 blocks of 4 se-tenant different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 2 se-tenant horizontal strips of four. Rating:- ****.






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