Wednesday 27 February 2019

1397. 🇱🇰 Spicy New Issue From Sri Lanka.

 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 4 stamps on 26 February 2019 on the subject of Spices of Sri Lanka. The issue was designed by Palitha Gunasinghe. An attractive and interesting issue. Rating:- ***.

  🇨🇾 Cyprus Post has indicated what its new issue programme will look like for the rest of 2019:-

28 March - Centennial trees
24 April - Centenary of the birth of the late President Glavkos Clerides
2 May - Europa
9 July - Mediterranean costumes
9 July - 75th anniversary of The International Civil Aviation Organisation 
9 July - 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe
9 July - 20th anniversary of EMS Datapost
18 September - Cyprus Gymnastics Organisations
18 September - 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi 
14 November - Christmas.

  🇯🇪 When I visited Spring Stampex 2019 recently I must have completely overlooked a numbered, limited edition miniature sheet put out by Jersey Post to commemorate the exhibition. Copying the limited edition miniature sheet issued by Royal Mail which involved reissuing the Classic stamps miniature sheet with an added inscription, Jersey Post sold the '1970s' miniature sheet with an added inscription and individual numbering. There's no doubting that Jersey Post never misses the opportunity to fleece collectors of their money. Rating:- 0.

  🇮🇳 India Post issued a miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps on 23 February 2019 to commemorate the 12th Aero India International Show being held at Bengaluru. The issue is themed Women in Aviation. An attractive issue. Rating:- ***.

  🇲🇿 Some modern stamps take years to turn up. In Blog 1396 I illustrated a stamp from Mozambique issued in 2018 to commemorate World Vision and stamps on the same subject have been mentioned in other blogs (1181 depicting issues from 2013 and 2017) and in a comment in the same Blog Stewie1911 mentioned a World Vision stamp from 2011 with a 92MT face value. Now an even earlier Mozambique World Vision stamp has turned up - issued in 2008 with a 33MT face value and a design featuring a piece of child's art. Rating:- *****.

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