Saturday 11 March 2017

931. Ancient Artefacts From Jersey And Colourful Birds From Namibia.

 🇯🇪 The onslaught of new issues from Jersey Post continues with the following:-
  20 March 2017 - Birth centenary of Dame Vera Lynn - Post and Go Jersey Flag stamp with additional inscription "We'll meet again" (a title of one of her World War II period songs) - strip of 6 different values (cost £5.30p).
  28 March 2017 - Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition 2017 - Jersey Crest Post and Go labels from kiosk
B002 - strip of 6 values, sold for £4.38p. Rating:- 0.
  11 April 2017 - Ancient artefacts - 8 stamps (cost of set £8.45p) and Prestige booklet (sold for £16.90p). Designed by TPA and printed in lithography. Rating:- ***.

  Jersey Post attended the Southern England Stamp Show 2017 on 10 and 11 March 2017 taking with them Post and Go kiosk JE01 which dispensed Collectors strips of 6 x Jersey Crest stamps with the added inscription "Southern England/Stamp Show 2017" as well as Collectors strips of the recently issued Shells labels with no added inscription. Strips were also sold from back office kiosk B002 and these are also on sale from the Jersey Philatelic Bureau. Rating:- 0.

  🇳🇦 Nam Post, the postal service of Namibia, issued a splendid set of 3 stamps on the subject of Barbets, a type of bird, on 9 March 2017. The exquisite art used in the designs of the stamps is by the superb Helge Denker. Rating:- *****.

  🇭🇰 Hong Kong Post will issue a set of 6 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 "mini-pane" consisting of 2 se-tenant strips of all 6 stamps on 23 March 2017 to commemorate the calligraphy and paintings of Professor Jao Tsung-I. The issue was designed by Carl Cheng Chi-ming and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 14.5 with the miniature sheet being perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- *****.


  1. Hongkong Post today (March 18) announced that the issue of special stamps on the theme of "Paintings and Calligraphy of Professor JAO Tsung-I", originally scheduled for March 23 (Thursday), will be postponed to September 5 (Tuesday), due to a printing error in some philatelic products. Hongkong Post has arranged for the reprinting of the affected philatelic products. Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau will inform customers who have ordered stamp products on this theme. The First Day Cover that has already been put up for sale is among the affected products and its sale has been suspended. Customers can return the First Day Covers in question to any post office from March 20 to September 5 for a full refund. Customers can also exchange the First Day Covers in question for the reprinted First Day Covers at any post office from August 22 to September 5.

    1. Dear Stewie1911, thank you for your very helpful information.
      Best wishes.