🇹🇹 News about new stamp issues from TTPost, the postal service of Trinidad And Tobago, is always patchy even though stamps continue to appear in some numbers. More often that not I first become aware of a new issue from TTPost when I noticed a dealer offering a set of it for sale.
By this means I have become aware of a pair of stamps (or so it would appear) which were issued on 1 July 2019 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of TTPost. The designs include a depiction of TTPost Headquarters and a line of TTPost vans. It is a striking image and accompanies the inscription ’Celebrating our commitment to deliver quality service!’. I have only seen the $10 value on a first day cover so far. Rating:- ****.
🇲🇲 Myanmar Post issued a set of 3 stamps on 27 March 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. The issue was lithographed by Security Printing Works (Myanmar) and perforated 14. Rating:- ***.
🇿🇼 In Blog 1604 I mentioned that I had been told that ZimPost, the postal service of Zimbabwe, was due to release a set of stamps on the subject of the ‘Centenary of Civilisation in Zimbabwe’ which made no sense of course. Now I see that ZimPost has published a list of planned new stamp issues and the programme makes it clear that I must going deaf - for “civilisation” substitute “aviation”!
5 March 2020 - Centenary of aviation in Zimbabwe - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet.
16 April 2020 - 50th anniversary of Independence - 6 stamps
2 June 2020 - ‘Celebrating postal services in Zimbabwe” - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet
28 July 2020 - National heroes - 4 stamps
8 September 2020 - Musical instruments - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet
1 December 2020 - Christmas - 4 stamps.
As March 2020 draws to a close, here’s a list of Commonwealth countries/entities whose postal administrations or philatelic agents have not yet issued any new stamps during 2020 -
British Antarctic Territory
British Virgin Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
St Vincent And The Grenadines
South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
Trinidad And Tobago
Turks And Caicos Islands
Giving a total of 39 Commonwealth philatelic entities which are not yet known to have issued any new stamps during 2020. How this unfolding list will be affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen