🇿🇦 The South African Post Office has released several issues apparently at the end of 2019 and in the first couple of months. The first commemorates the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as President on 15 February 2018 by the National Assembly after the resignation of his heavily corrupt predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Following a general election held in South Africa on 8 May 2019 in which President Ramaphosa’s party, the African National Congress (ANC), was victorious, the National Assembly unanimously elected him as President for his first full term on 22 May 2019. President Ramaphosa’s official inauguration as President took place on 25 May 2019.
2019 - Inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Rating:- ****.
2020 - Stars and constellations of the southern skies - 1 sheetlet of 10 different self-adhesive stamps. Rating:- ***.
2020 - Musicians, ‘Poets of Word and Sound’ - 1 miniature sheet containing 3 different stamps. Self-adhesive. Rating:- ****.
🇫🇯 Fiji Post issued a set of 4 stamps on 4 December 2019 on the subject of ‘Festivals of Joy’. The colourful set covers Eid-Ul-Fitr, Chinese New Year, Christmas and Diwali. A charming issue.Rating:- ****.
🇭🇰 Hong Kong Post will issue a set of 4 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and a Prestige booklet containing 2 different panes (each containing 2 different stamps) and sold for HK$48. The issue commemorates the Centenary of the Hong Kong YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) and was designed by Michael Miller Yu and lithographed by Enschedé and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- ****.
🇫🇰 British Pobjoy Mint has corrected information about the issue from the Falkland Islands depicting ship wrecks which is due for release on 16 March 2020 (Blog 114). The original supplied illustrations showed incorrect face values but I assume that postal rates have been revised and that the new values depicted below reflect the change.
Thanks to Juliet Warner for the new information.
Post scriptum Reply to comment by Eye On Wall. Hello. Subsequent to the Festivals of Joy issue Fiji Post did indeed issue a set of 4 stamps to commemorate the Year of the Rat apparently in cooperation with representatives of the Chinese government so it appears that the Fiji postal service does indeed intend to continue Chinese new year stamps for individual years.
"Fiji Post issued a set of 4 stamps on 4 December 2019 on the subject of ‘Festivals of Joy’. The colourful set covers Eid-Ul-Fitr, Chinese New Year, Christmas and Diwali."ReplyDelete
Wonder if that means they will no longer be issuing annual sets for the Chinese New Year?
Unfortunately no... They issued a Chinese New Year set in january, see blog 1602.Delete