Friday 25 May 2018

1227. ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Excellent New Issues Featuring Art, Dance And Spices From Tanzania.

 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ This is what happens when an African postal service takes responsibilty for the type of subject featured on its stamps instead of allowing some money-grubbing foreign postal agency to run riot with its national and philatelic reputation.
  Posta, the Tanzanian Postal Corporation, issued some wonderful, original, interesting and colourful stamps on 17 May 2018 on subjects mainly related to various local arts. There's not a hint of Elvis Presley or Diana Princess Of Wales or Marilyn Monroe or polar bears or Royal weddings about them. The stamps conjure up images which are pure Africa. For all of them I give a rating of *****.

  The issues are:-

  Music and Dance - 4 different stamps in a sheetlet and 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Lithographed by Enschedรฉ:-

  Tinga Tinga arts - 2 sheetlets, 1 containing 6 different stamps and 1 containing 4 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet:- 

  Spices of Zanzibar - 1 sheetlet containing 6 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet:-

  ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Bermuda Post Office issued a set of 3 stamps on 21 May 2018 to commemorate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The designs are fairly humdrum and unlike the stamps and products put out by New Zealand Post, Jersey Post and Gibraltar Stamps after the actual wedding do not feature scenes from the wedding but show photographs of the couple at the time of their engagement. This may explain the publicity photograph of the first day cover of the issue which shows the three stamps cancelled by a postmark dated 22 March 2018. Rating:- **.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Hong Kong Post will issue a set of 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 7 June 2018 which is titled 'Inclusive communication'. The issue was designed by Ching tsui Chan and printed in lithography and Braille ink by Cartor with the miniature sheet being printed in lithography and Braille ink and lenticular also by Cartor. The issue is perforated 13.5. Rating:- *.


  1. Very well admin. I am the fan of your writing skill. I will surely share this post. cheers !!
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  2. Well done to Tanzania Posta, those are some great issues.