Monday 19 June 2017

1025. 🇫🇰 Falkland Islands Commemorates Journal Anniversary.

  🇫🇰 The postal service of Falkland Islands is to issue a set of 4 stamps on 5 July 2017 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Falkland Islands Journal. Each stamp, designed by Bee Design, features one of the covers of the journal. The 31p value depicts the 2010 cover which features a painting of "Pale Maidens" by Gerald Roberts which was in memory of Jane Cameron, the Falkland Islands Government archivist.
  The 76p depicts the 2013 cover which features the Jhelum, a Victorian merchant ship, in a painting by Fred McAdam. The £1.01p stamp depicts the 2014 cover which shows a part of a painting of The Battle of the Falkland Islands by JS Abrahams and the £1.22p stamp depicts the 2016 cover on which is shown a section of a painting of Port Stanley by Tommy Thompson, the Journal's first editor.
  The set was lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****.
  Thanks to Juliet Warner for supplying the information on this issue.

   🇬🇧 The Royal Mail Post and Go stamps dispensed from kiosk A011 at the Royal Signals Museum from 9 June 2017 to October/November 2017 - the now disbanded Royal Signals White Helmets motorcycle display team. See Blog 1015.

  🇮🇳 India Post issued a single stamp on 18 June 2017 to commemorate Jhala Manna who fought in the Battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576, fought between the Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and saved the life of the Pratap by sacrificing his own life. An interesting historical subject - Rating:- ***.

  🇬🇬 Guernsey Post Philatelic Bureau tweeted on 19 June 2017 that Post and Go kiosk GG01 in Smith Street post office was dispensing "Lighthouses" stamps with an additional inscription applied to them which welcomed the passengers on board the cruise ship Caribbean Princess which was docked in Guernsey on that day. This is the third time that GG01 has dispensed labels to commemorate a visit by the Caribbean Princess.

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