🇮🇪 An Post, the postal service of Ireland, issued a set of 5 stamps (a set of 3 horizontally se-tenant and a vertically se-tenant pair) on 27 February 2020 on the subject of ‘The Irish Abroad’. The issue ties in with the upcoming St Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17 March. The issue was designed by Zero-G and lithographed by Enschedé and perforated 13.5 x 14. Rating:- ***.
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka Post issued a single stamp on 24 February to commemorate the birth centenary of Kalsoori Panibharatha (1920 - 2005), a veteran traditional dancer. Rating:- **.
Commonwealth philatelic entities which have not yet issued stamps during 2020.
For those sort of people who like lists, such as myself, this is always fun. This year Maldives has rejoined The Commonwealth and so returns to the list of Commonwealth philatelic entities though it is not surprising that it rapidly disappeared from the list as Maldives Post allows the philatelically incontinent producer of paraphilatelic items, Stamperija, which is really a philatelic entity in itself, to to release items on its behalf which are usually frequently issued and numerous. This year I will also omit Gibraltar Swiss Post and Universal Mail United Kingdom which are second string philatelic entities though if any items are released by them during 2020 a mention of them will be made in the ongoing Blog.
* indicates that issues are expected soon.
Antigua And Barbuda
Australian Antarctic Territory *
Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Cook Islands Aitutaki
Cook Islands Penrhyn
Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus *
Falkland Islands *
Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique *
Papua New Guinea *
St Vincent And The Grenadines
South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
Trinidad And Tobago
Tristan Da Cunha *
Turks and Caicos Islands