Thursday, 18 October 2018

1316. 🇿🇦 South Africa Commemorates Its New President.

  🇿🇦 The South African Post Office issued a single Self-adhesive stamp and 1 miniature sheet on 9 October 2018 to commemorate the country's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who had been sworn into office on 15 February 2018. Rating:- ****.

  🇸🇭 The postal service of Ascension will issue a delightful set of 4 stamps on 5 December 2018 as part of the Pobjoy Stamps/Creative Directions mini-omnibus on the subject of Migratory species of the South Atlantic and Antarctica. This set depicts migratory turtles. The issue was designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****. Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue.

  🇦🇺 In Blog 1311 I illustrated 2 of the 4 miniature sheets issued by Australia Post in extremely limited quantities at the Macao 2018 exhibition which were overprints on the Great Barrier Reef sheets issued originally without additional inscriptions for the exhibition. The overprinted sheet issued on the 3rd day of the exhibition is now illustrated below. Rating:- 0.

  🇲🇼 Malawi Post has issued a sheetlet containing 6 different stamps and 6 miniature sheets on the subject of 'Translocation of elephants'. This is an interesting set and of particular note is the fact that the miniature sheets are dated '2017' but their release seems to have been put back until this year. However Malawi Post seems to be issuing too many of these miniature sheets and I do hope that we see no more this year. Rating:- ***. The sheetlet and 2 of the miniature sheets are illustrated below:-

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