Tuesday 21 May 2019

1443. 🇫🇰🇸🇭 South Atlantic Islands Commemorate D Day.

 So far this year issues from Pobjoy Stamps/Creative Direction have not been numerous. There is now news of 3 issues from this excellent philatelic agency and stamp producer - one each from Ascension Island, Falkland Islands and Tristan Da Cunha to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings (D Day). As usual these stamps are well designed and are pleasingly conservative in nature in that each issue is made up of only 4 stamps and all stamps are of a reasonable face value. My only concern about these issues is that while stamps from these territories usually have subjects which are directly relevant to the territories themselves, these particular issues are less easily identifiable as being directly relevant to this collection of islands. I hope that this is not the start of a new trend of more general issues from the postal administrations of these territories. Rating:- ***.
  The issues were designed by Bee Design and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy for information about these issues.
 ðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡­ Ascension - 6 June 2018 -

 ðŸ‡«ðŸ‡° Falkland Islands - 6 June 2018 -

  🇸🇭 Tristan Da Cunha - 19 June 2019

🇯🇲 In Blog 1438 I detailed the issue of a set of 5 stamps by Jamaica Post which commemorates the Centenary of the Jamaica Civil Service Association. I now depict here all 5 stamps which are all identical apart from the value - sadly the design is excruciatingly dull and imaginative. I still do not know the precise date of issue.

  🇬🇧 Royal Mail’s issue, due on 6 June 2019, to commemorate the Normandy Landings - D Day - will be accompanied by yet another self-adhesive counter booklet costing £4.20p. This of course provides us with new varieties of the 2 commemorative stamps included in the booklet. These booklets are now being issued with almost every new set which has to be considered to be excessive. This year I have already thrown Prestige booklets off my list of new Royal Mail stamps to collect along with whole issues which do not commemorate British subjects - the Marvel Comics issue for instance - and these self-adhesive counter booklets can not now be far behind if this overissuing continues (which I suppose will be the case). The more stuff Royal Mail produces the less it sells (to me at least). Rating:- *.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. Thanks. As a military historian I have been delighted to find this post.