Friday, 5 October 2018

1310. 🇬🇧🇬🇬 New Definitives From BAT And Guernsey To Commemorate The Year Of The (Greedy) Pig With 20 Issue Programme.

 🇬🇧 The postal service of British Antarctic Territory will release a new definitive series during November 2018 made up of 12 stamps on the subject of 'Penguins and Chicks'. The issue was designed from images by Derren Fox and Sue Flood and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. An attractive set which is bound to be popular among collectors. Rating:- *****.







  British Antarctic Territory will also issue a set of 4 stamps in mid to late November 2018 on the subject of local landscapes. The issue was designed by Bee Design from images taken by UKAHT and Sue Flood and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. The issue portrays some lovely scenes. Rating:- *****.




  🇬🇬  Guernsey Post has revealed that it will release 20 sets of stamps in 2018.

  The proposed programme is:-

  22 January 2019 - Year of The Pig


  13 February 2019 - Commemoration of John Wilson, architect
  13 February 2019 - 120th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Stella (inscribed 'Alderney')
  13 February 2019 - Post and Go, 50th anniversary of the Guernsey Old Car Club
  19 February 2019 - Post and Go, Spring Stampex 2019 in London, dispensed from kiosk GG01, Guernsey Flag stamp with additional inscription.
  1 April 2019 - Europa, Birds
  29 May 2019 - Birth bicentennaries of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  29 May 2019 - 75th anniversary of D Day (inscribed 'Alderney')
  24 July 2019 - new definitives £2, £1 and 10p to 1p (inscribed 'Alderney')
  24 July 2019 - 50th anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales
  24 July 2019 - SEPAC, Hauteville House
  24 July 2019 - Bicentenary of John Keats' odes (inscribed 'Alderney')
  19 September 2019 - Post and Go, Autumn Stampex 2019 in London, dispensed from kiosk GG01'Guernsey Flag stamp with additional inscription.
  1 October 2019 - 50th anniversary of postal independence (postal)
  1 October 2019 - 50th anniversary of postal independence (philatelic)
  11 November 2019 - Christmas 
  11 November 2019 - Christmas (issue inscribed 'Alderney')
  11 November 2019 - Centenary of Armistice Day (issue inscribed 'Alderney')
  19 December 2019 - Post and Go, Christmas, dispensed from kiosk GG02, Guernsey Flag stamp with additional inscription.

  This year Guernsey Post will issue 2 Christmas sets, each containing 7 stamps:-

  Issues inscribed 'Guernsey' - 8 November 2018 - Christmas, Hoffmann's The Nutcracker And The Mouse King. Designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated with simulated perforations. Rating:- ***.





  Issues inscribed 'Alderney' - 

  8 November 2018 - Christmas, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - 7 stamps. Designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Lowe Martin and perforated 13. Rating:- ****.








  🇬🇧 There is news of a further upcoming new issue from British Antarctic Territory to be released during November 2018 - 4 stamps issued as part of the Creative Direction/Pobjoy Stamps mini-omnibus series featuring Migratory species. This issue depicts migratory seals and was designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****.

  Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about all the British Antarctic Territory issues mentioned above.



  🇮🇳 In addition to the miniature sheet issued on 2 October 2018 to commemorate the beginning of the celebrations to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India Post has also issued all 7 stamps included in the miniature sheet as separate stamps. Rating:- ***.









2 comments:

  1. If you ignore the Post and Go issues, Guernsey will issue 14 sets (including Alderney's issues). However, what I find more interesting is why the 50th Anniversary of Postal Independence is split into postal and philatelic issues - is this indicating 50 years of the Post Office, and another issue for 50 years of stamps? Or will there be stamps released solely for collectors, such as a reprint of the first £1 stamp as they did a while back?

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    1. Thank you. 'Guernsey' does not issue stamps. The organisation called 'Guernsey Post' issues stamps. Therefore all 14 non-Post and Go issues are issued by a single organisation. The island of Alderney does not issue any stamps and any profit from the sale of stamps inscribed 'Alderney' goes to Guernsey Post. By releasing stamps with the names of 2 different islands inscribed on them Guernsey Post is able to increase the number of issues it releases while making it seem as though 'Guernsey' is not issuing very many stamps in a given year.
      Post and Go stamps are 'stamps' and whether stamps are sold over a counter or from a machine they are still stamps. Therefore we may justifiably conclude that Guernsey Post is planning to release 20 issues during 2019 which is plainly excessive for a small postal administration,
      Guernsey Post has not, so far as I know, explained its 50th anniversary issues yet but no doubt all will become clear in time.
      Best wishes, WK.

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