🇨🇦 Canada Post issued 2 self-adhesive stamps each sold in individual booklets of 6 plus a gummed miniature sheet containing the 2 stamps on 29 April 2021 on the subject of Legends of Canadian Ballet. The designs feature the dancers Karen Kain and Fernand Nault. The issue was designed by Stéphane Huot. Rating:- ****.
🇬🇮 Royal Gibraltar Post Office found it necessary to issue a set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 29 April 2021 to commemorate the 10th Wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The photograph used in the design of the miniature sheet stamp has to be one of the least interesting photographs of the royal couple ever taken. The set plus miniature sheet costs a remarkable total of £13.31p. The set was designed by Stephen Perera using photographs by Getty Images and the stamps were lithographed by bpost. Rating:- **.
As April draws to a close here is the list of Commonwealth philatelic entities not yet known to have issued, or are just about to issue, new stamps so far during 2021:-
Aitutaki Cook Islands
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Penrhyn Cook Islands
Rarotonga Cook Islands
Trinidad And Tobago
Turks And Caicos Islands
Hence the list has now shrunken to 41 entities which have not yet released any new stamps this year (the total last month was 54 - see Blog 1856).