🇳🇺 The postal service of Niue issued a set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 4 stamps on 7 April 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Boys’ Brigade in Niue. The issue was designed by Hannah Fortune and lithographed by the Collectables and Solutions Centre in Whanganui and the stamps are perforated 13.5. Rating:- ****.
🇳🇿 New Zealand Post will issue 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 4 stamps on 5 May 2021 on the subject of works by the botanical artist Sarah Featon (1848-1927). The issue was designed by Hannah Fortune and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and the stamps are perforated 13.5. Rating:- ****.
🇨🇦 Canada Post has revealed details of 3 more stamp issues. They are as usual all single stamp issues, all self-adhesive and sold in booklets.
8 April 2021 - 50th anniversary of the Junos, Canada’s music awards. Designed by Paprika with an illustration by Amanda Arlotta. Rating:- ****.
15 April 2021 - Centenary of the Discovery of insulin - designed by Subplot Design. Rating:- ****.
22 April 2021 - Eid festival - Designed by Lionel Gadoury, Andrew Conlon and Brad Pyne of Context Creative. Rating:- ****.
🇬🇧 Royal Mail has now placed details of its Classic Science Fiction set of 6 stamps on its Stamps and Collectables internet site. The information supplied confirms that the excuses used for producing this set include its relationship to the 75th anniversary of the death of HG Wells and the 70th anniversary of the publication of John Wyndham’s Day Of The Triffids. The issue uses the work of 6 different artists - Sabina Sīnko (Frankenstein), Francisco Rodriguez (The Time Machine), Timothy Danthony (Brave New World), Mick Brownfield (The Day of The Triffids), Matt Murphy (Childhood’s End) and Sarah Jones (Shakasta). The design is attributed to Webb and Webb who obviously didn’t have much to do and the issue was lithographed by International Security Printers and perforated 13.5.
🇸🇬 Singapore Post will issue 4 stamps depicting tetra fish on 23 April 2021 which it calls ‘high value definitives’. These are attractive stamps but with $5Singapore being equal to only about £2.72 they can hardly be described as ‘high values’. Rating:- ****.