Friday 8 March 2019

1404. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Commemorates Local Heritage Hotels.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ The South African Post Office issued a pair of self-adhesive stamps (released in sheetlets of 10 - 5 x 2) on 22 February 2019 to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of Albertina Sisulu, an anti-apartheid activist and wife of Walter Sisulu. Rating:- ***.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ I have now obtained my examples of the 14 miniature sheets of definitive stamps (perforated) which were issued by Pos Malaysia on 14 December 2018 and therefore can now illustrate them here. It's a very colourful and pleasing issue and of course even though there are 84 stamps in the set the face values are low making it a relatively inexpensive set to purchase. Rating:- *****.
  The states are depicted here, rather randomly I am afraid, in the following order:- Johore, Federal Territory, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Perlis, Selangor and Trengganu.

  ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post will issue a set of 5 gummed stamps and 1 self-adhesive from sheetlets of 10 on 22 March 2019 on the subject of 'Heritage hotels' of Singapore. The depicted hotels are the Fullerton, the Capella, the Goodwood Park, the Fort Canning and the legendary Raffles. The iconic hotels are depicted beautifully on the stamps by the equally iconic stamp designer Leo Teck Chong. The gummed stamps were lithographed by Enschedรฉ with additional printing in intaglio and the self-adhesive was printed solely by lithography by the same printers.The issue is perforated 14 x 13.5. Rating:- *****.

  ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ From the sublime to the ridiculous and to a Stamperija issue for, thankfully, a non-Commonwealth postal service which I obviously would not usually mention. But it is worth drawing attention to this vile item which Stamperija has put out on behalf of Togo in which the monstrous tyrant of the former Soviet Union, the ghastly Stalin who was responsible for the death of millions, is depicted and titled one of 'The great men of the world'. The same issue includes 40 stamps honouring Mao Zedong of China who was probably just as reprehensible for the deaths and suffering he caused by instigating China's 'Cultural Revolution'. What a grubby little organisation Stamperija is.


  1. Hello Dear White Knight,

    May I ask if the Malaysian stamps were issued only in miniature sheets of 6 or also in larger sheets (e.g. sheets of 30)?

    As for the Togo stamps, I was also quite shocked when I saw them in newsletter. What is really ridiculous is that the insciption is in English while in Togo French is used, not to mention other writings in Chinese as well as the numbering in the corner which copies Chinese stamps itself. They are also quite pricey. I remember IGPC too, issued similar stamps with Chinese copying design in the past. Maybe Stamperija is now trying to do the same in future.


  2. Hello Mike. Thank you. As far as I can see the Malaysia States definitives have only been issued in miniature sheets, one for each state and each containing 6 different values. The miniature sheets are sold in perforated and imperforate forms. So far I have only obtained the perforated sheets.

    Yes the Togo stamps are awful and as you say they are, somewhat bizarrely, inscribed in English and Chinese neither of which I suspect are in day-to-day use in Togo. These products, as you say, are very similar to some Chinese influenced stamps which are sold by the IGPC. I assume that the Chinese market remains the best hope for a good financial profit for someone with a licence to print stamps.

  3. Well Stamperija is run by Algirdas Satas who is Lithuanian and thus will remember soviet communism. Many people in the ex USSR area are still pro communist as they had real jobs then and now under democracy, they just print rubbish stamps. Stamperija has no morals at all, drawn stamps to avoid copyright, mountains of rubbish and even the issue on Zika, remember that. I don't even know why you bother to report that crap. It is as welcome as the latest lies dreamed up by Michael Jackson.

  4. Hello Bearhunter. I don't usually mention Stamperija products nowadays but occasionally its worse outrages are worth pointing out.