🇵🇰 Pakistan Post issued a single stamp on 14 August 2019 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Commonwealth. The stamp was designed by Muhammad Jawad Ajmal and Enzo Pitaro, Hugh Gulland and Alison Arnold of the Commonwealth Secretariat and lithographed by National Security Printing Company Of Karachi. Rating:- *****.
The Commonwealth came into existence by the signing of the London Declaration on 26 April 1949. The 8 original members were United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Pakistan was represented at the signing by its first prime minister, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan.
I have not come across any news to suggest that any other countries are planning to release stamps to commemorate this notable anniversary.
🇯🇪 Jersey Post will quite rightly release a set of stamps on 1 October 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the island’s independent postal service. This interesting set of 8 stamps will be printed in lithography with additional gold foil. Rating:- *****.
🇵🇬 It’s sad that the postal service of Papua New Guinea has had this awful issue foisted on it by the US-based philatelic agency, IGPC, presumably to try to extract money from collectors in China. The issue is made up of 40 stamps sold in 8 se-tenant pairs of 5 different stamps and the featured subject is ‘Chinese traditional art - facial make-up’ which clearly has the greatest relevance to Papua New Guinea or not as the case may be. Rating:- 0