Friday 14 February 2020

1602. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ The Wonders Of St Helena.

Recent and upcoming issues:-

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ St Helena postal service - 1 February 2020 - ‘Seven Wonders of St Helena’, 7 important sights and objects to see on the island. Rating:- *****. (STH20.1 - 7).

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post -  27 January 2020 - NZ Stamp Exhibition International Philatelic Exhibition, 19 to 22 March 2020, Fourth issue, Maritime Heritage. The organising committee of the exhibition to be held in Auckland has been releasing intermittently CAL (Customer Advertising Labels - actually Personalised stamps) to commemorate the Exhibition. Each stamp is sold at a premium above face value with profits contributing to the funding of the exhibition). Rating:- *****.

Earlier issue are depicted below:-

21 September 2018 - 1st Issue - Macau 2018 International Philatelic Exhibition - 1 stamp. 

19 March 2019 - Second issue, Maritime heritage - 2 stamps.

23 July 2019 - Third issue, Maritime heritage, 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first visit to New Zealand - 2 stamps.

23 July 2019 - Original Stamp reissued with face value increased from NZ$1.20 to NZ$1.30 because of revised postal rates.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji Post - 17 January 2020 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat. Finally, all 4 values of the set are depicted here with reasonably good quality illustrations. (FI20.1 - 4).

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia Post - 18 February 2020 - Disaster relief - 5 self-adhesive stamps sold in a booklet of 5 different stamps each in the rough shape of Australia. Australia Post will donate A$2 to the Australian Red Cross for each A$5.50 sheet sold. Rating:- *****. (AU20.35).

Ps Thanks to Chris de Haer for pointing out that the booklet contains only 5 stamps and not 6 as I originally wrote. To avoid confusion the text has been corrected.

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