Thursday, 28 January 2021

1818. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง What’s Happening In Fiji and Solomon Islands?

 











๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง In its latest new products update the notorious New York-based agency, IGPC, has included a miniature sheet containing 6 identical stamps featuring Dorje Chang Buddha III, who has appeared already on a large number of stamps from postal services whose stamp production is usually in the hands of that philatelic agency, with the name of Fiji printed on the item. This is distressing as Fiji has a long history of excellent high quality stamps issued as part of a conservative new issue programme and the last thing it needs is for IGPC to ruin its philatelic image and to shame the country. This vile item is said to have been issued on 26 January 2021. Rating:- 0.










Equally distressing is the appearance on the list of products of a miniature sheet inscribed Solomon Islands said to have been issued on 19 January 2021 also to commemorate Dorje Chang Buddha III. There is no accompanying illustration but I assume that the issue also takes the form of a miniature sheet containing several identical stamps like the Fiji product. This is very disappointing because the postal service of Solomon Islands seemed to have reformed itself as regards new stamp issues after it severed its link with the appalling Stamperija agency which had hijacked its stamp issuing programme for several unhappy years. Rating:- 0.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IGPC, a philatelic equivalent of coronavirus, has also announced the release of another very large number of philatelic products from several ‘client’ postal services which are listed below and which are generally not worth wasting time illustrating here:-

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The Gambia - 

15 January 2021 - 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in North America (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 50th anniversary of the Range Rover car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City ( l miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps) and 75th anniversary of the United Nations (1miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps). All of these products are rated 0.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada - 28 January 2021 - 

400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in North America (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 50th anniversary of the Range Rover car (2 miniature sheets, I containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City in Beijing (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 75th anniversary of the United Nations (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps). All of these products are rated 0.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique - 28 January 2021 - 

150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 150th Birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 2nd Wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in North America (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 50th anniversary of the Range Rover car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp). All of these products are rated 0.

28 January 2021 - 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Grenada - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- **. 










The designs of the stamps include one featuring the Queen wearing facial covering when leaving Westminster Abbey having visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Armistice Day.

























๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ St Vincent And The Grenadines - 30 November 2020 - Visit of US President Trump to India - 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp). Rating:- 0.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu  - 20 December 2020 - 

20th anniversary of the Mini Cooper car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in North America (1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps), 40th anniversary of the Audi Quattro car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 50th anniversary of the Range Rover car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City in Beijing (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp), 70th anniversary of the Morgan Plus 4 car (2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp). All of these products are rated 0.

8 January 2021 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Ox - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- 0.

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