Tuesday 27 February 2018

1183. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia Features Rivers On Long Stamps.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Pos Malaysia will issue 2 very long stamps and 1 even longer miniature sheet on 27 February 2018 on the subject of Rivers of Malaysia. The depicted rivers are the River Rajang in Sarawak, the Pahang River and the Kinabatangan River in Sabah. The miniature sheet is the longest sheet ever issued in Malaysia. This is a very interesting and attractive issue and I look forward to adding it to my collection. Rating:- *****.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ The Guyana Post Office Corporation has announced that it intends to issue 4 stamps in a miniature sheet,on 22 March 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of the former President of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan. Jagan was prime minister of British Guiana from 1961 to 1964, prior to independence and was then the Guyana president from 1992 to 1997.
  The issue is being produced in cooperation with the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre and with the IGPC philatelic agency. Rating:- ***.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post issued a single stamp on 25 February 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Auroville International Model Township in Puducherry (previously known as Pondicherry). Rating:- **.

  ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Post PNG, the postal service of Papua New Guinea, is planning to release the following issues during 2018 though if previous form is anything to go by, the proposed dates of issue need to be taken with a pinch of salt-

February - 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first voyage
March - Pioneer arts series - the work of Joseph Bayagau
April - Birdpex - Rare birds
May - 40 years of co-operation with the European Union
May - Papua New Guinea coffee 
May - PNG faces - New Guinea Islands
June - International sports
June - 50th anniversary of the United Church
July - Team sports
July (improbably) - Christmas.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ In Blog 1181 I depicted the 2012 AICEP/Lubrapex 2012 - Writers of the Portuguese language stamp from Correios Moรงambique, the postal service of Mozambique, which has been offered for sale recently on E Bay, and mentioned that I also had the same stamp on cover in my collection but that the stamps varied considerably in their colours. I now depict them both below and it can be seen that the difference between the two is considerable.


  1. I own the Mozambique stamp. The poet stamp is weird as a lot of scanners cannot capture the color of it perfectly. It is quite brown.

    1. Thanks for the information Austin. These locally produced real Mozambique stamps certainly are interesting.
      ps Do you have any information about any other recent Mozambique issues not yet reported here?