Thursday 12 October 2017

1100. 🇲🇺🇧🇸 Mauritius Shells And Bahamas Christmas Flowers.

  🇲🇺 Mauritius Post issued a very attractive set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 9 October 2017 (World Post Day) on the subject of Sea shells of Mauritius. This is one of the best sets to have been issued by Mauritius for a long time. Rating:- *****.

  🇧🇸 The Bahamas Post Office will issue a set of 4 stamps on 30 October 2017 as its Christmas issue, the subject being Christmas plants. This is a very attractive set which was designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Lowe-Martin and perforated 13. Rating:- *****.
  Thanks to Juliet Warner for the information about this issue.

   🇬🇧 In Blogs 1084, 1091 and 1093 I wrote about the Royal Mail Post and Go stamps dispensed at three party political conferences in recent weeks. The Scottish Nationalist Party held its annual conference in Glasgow from 8 to 10 October 2017 where Kiosk M007 dispensed 1st and 2nd Class Machin Head stamps with the added inscription "Glasgow/2017". The 1st Class stamps have the code  MA14 and the second class stamps have the code MA15. Examples of the two types are depicted below:-

   🇸🇱 Stamperija's latest paraphilatelic products are made up of 10 sheetlets, each containing 4 different "stamps’, and 10 "miniature sheets", all with the name of Sierra Leone printed on them. The subjects depicted are eclectic and frequently of no relevance to Sierra Leone. The featured subjects are Endangered species of China/China International Collection Expo 2017, Birds of prey, 135th anniversary of the death of Charles Darwin, "The melting of Antarctica", 140th birth anniversary of Louis Renault, 145th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 135th birth anniversary of Igor Stravinsky, 170th birth anniversary of Thomas Edison, 135th anniversary of Franklin D Roosevelt and 75th Birthday of Muhammad Ali. Rating:- 0.
  The "date of issue" is stated to have been 30 August 2017.

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