Tuesday 20 December 2016

883. Barbados Postal Service Issues Superb Centenarians Set.

  Barbados Post Service issued one of the most pleasing and heart warming sets of stamps of the year on 8 December 2016 when it released 20 moderately priced stamps and an accompanying miniature sheet containing another 7 stamps on the subject of Centenarians of Barbados. Each marvellous elderly person is depicted beautifully including Millicent Albertha Yearwood who was born in 1907 and who is depicted at the top of this Blog.
  This is a great modern set - after all stamps are issued in their thousands to commemorate the Queen's significant birthdays so it seems it entirely reasonable for the Barbados postal service to commemorate the country's ordinary citizens who have reached such magnificent ages. And what a wonderful collection of people are depicted in the set. Absolutely top marks to Barbados Postal Service for producing this issue. What stories these wonderful people must be able to tell. Rating:- ****** (yes, 6 stars).
  I like this issue so much that I make it the only subject of this particular Blog.


  1. Is the issued souvenir sheet as shown above or is this a pre-issue mock-up? The sheet I have just received has "Centenarians of Barbados" above, below, to the left and to the right of the stamps, i.e., four times. What is more, there is a glaring error on stamp 2 in my sheet - the country name "Barbados" has been omitted!!

    1. Hello Roddy, thank you for your message. I have just looked at my example of the miniature sheet and it is exactly as you describe it - "Centenarians of Barbados" along all 4 edges and no " Barbados" on the 2nd stamp. Interesting that the issued sheet does not have the inscription whilst it was correct in the pre-issue publicity. Thank you very much for pointing this out, I will illustrate the issued sheet in the next Blog and mention your pointing the error out to me. Very best wishes.

  2. This is a great modern set and I like it very much and the information you provided about tickets is very important.
    Thank you so much