🇬🇧 Royal Mail has launched officially its collection of philatelic items which are on the subject of the highly successful television series, Game Of Thrones, which is made in Northern Ireland. The issue was designed by GBH and lithographed by International Security Printers and perforated 14.5 x 14. The collection of items will be issued on 23 January 2017.
Collectors will find the following items available to add to their collections:- 10 gummed stamps sold in 2 se-tenant strips of 5, 1 miniature sheet containing 5 different stamps, 1 Prestige booklet sold for £13.95p which contains 4 panes one of which is made up of 2 x Northern Ireland regional definitive, 2 x 1st 'Iron throne definitives', 2 x 5p Machin Head definitive, 1 x 20p Machin Head definitive and 1 x £1.17p definitive (a limited edition version of this booklet - 2000 copies - sold in a leather folder for £75 is also available), 1 counter booklet sold for £3.90p containing 6 x 1st class 'Iron throne' 'definitives' and 2 x Post and Go stamps (2nd class and 1st class rates) sold in a pack for £1.21p and 1 'Collectors sheet' containing 10 different stamps with attached labels.
I expect this will be a popular issue and the stamps are very attractive and quite fun. Collectors really don't have to buy everything if they do not wish to. Personally, I would not want to pay £75 for a prestige booklet in a leather folder! Rating:- ****.
Below is a list of the latest philatelic products to emanate from the Beijing-and New York- based philatelic agency, IGPC. I have featured some of the issues before but now have more details and illustrations of each complete issue:-
🇬🇩 Grenada - 4 January 2018 - Centenary of the Royal Air Force - 2 miniature sheets each containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
18 December 2017 - Red foxes - 3 miniature sheets,1 containing 4 different stamps and the others containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.
🇰🇳 Nevis - 4 March - Inhabitants of coral reefs - 3 miniature sheets, 1 made up of 6 stamps and the others having a single stamp each. Rating:- 0.
🇬🇾 Guyana - 7 December 2017 - The jaguar, national animal of Guyana - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 4 different stamps and the other containing a single stamp. Rating:- ***.
22 November 2017 - The Amazon rainforest - 2 miniature sheets,1 containing 6 stamps and the other containing 3 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
🇻🇨 St. Vincent And The Grenadines -18 November 2017 - Caribbean fruits - 2 sheetlets each of 6 stamps. Rating:- 0.
4 December 2017 - Sites and scenes of St. Vincent And The Grenadines (part 2) - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- ***.
🇹🇿 Tanzania - 17 December 2017 - Prehistoric cave paintings - 3 miniature sheets, 1 containing 6 different stamps and 2 each containing a single stamp. Rating:- 0.
17 December 2017 - Centenary of Lions Clubs - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other containing 2 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
17 December 2017 - Giraffes - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 containing 3 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
17 December 2017 - Elvis Presley commemoration - 4 single stamp miniature sheets. Rating:- 0.
17 December 2017 - Cheetahs - 2 miniature sheets, 1 of 6 different stamps and 1 of 5 different stamps. Rating:- 0.
17 December 2017 - Chinese New Year, Year of The Dog - 2 miniature sheets each containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- 0.