🇧🇼 Botswana Post has an excellent record of producing interesting, relevant, attractive and distinctive new issues and the latest, released on 27 February 2021, is a fascinating, if somewhat unnerving, set of 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the same 6 stamps which depict Scorpions, being the third part of its ongoing Invertebrates of the Kalahari series. The excellent designs are by Monkgogi Samson from art by Totang Mokoloki and the issue was lithographed by Southern Colour Print. Rating:- *****.
🇬🇬 Guernsey Post will issue a set of 8 stamps inscribed “Alderney” on 24 March 2021 to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Fruit and Vegetables. Yes, really. The set depicts paintings by a local medical general practitioner, Petra Palmeri. The art takes the form of pleasant still life paintings though I have to admit that I always find it difficult to get excited about paintings of bowls of apples or pears or whatever. Rating:- **.
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