🇮🇳 India post issued a single stamp on 12 April 2021 to commemorate the late Rajyogini Dadi Janki who died at the age of year of 104 in March 2020. She was the administrative head of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University, the world’s largest spiritual organisation run by women. Rating:- **.
🇦🇺 Australia Post has revealed its plethora of new stamp issues for the coming 2 months:-
10 May 2021 - ‘National heritage’ - 3 gummed stamps. Designed by Jason Watts and lithographed by Ego and perforated 14.5x14. Rating:- **.
18 May 2021 - Migratory shorebirds - 3 gummed and 3 self-adhesive stamps each sold in a booklet of 10 of each design and 1 gummed miniature sheet. Designed by Kevin Stead and Kevin Downes and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- **.
🇨🇨 18 May 2021 - issue inscribed ‘Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ - The Manta ray - 4 gummed stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Jo Muré and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- ***.
1 June 2021 - Doves and pigeons - 4 gummed stamps and 4 self-adhesive stamps from coils and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Sonia Young and lithographed by Ego and perforated 14 x 15.5. Rating:- **.
🇳🇫 22 June 2021 - issue inscribed ‘Norfolk Island’ - Land snails - 2 gummed stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the 2 stamps. Designed by Simone Sakinofsky and lithographed by Ego and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- ***.
The following issues will also be released in the form of ‘stamp packs’. Rating of them all:- 0.
Spirit Untamed - 1 sheet containing 12 different stamps
Pokémon - 2 gummed sheets each containing 10 identical ‘hearts balloons’ stamps with attached labels.
Space Jam 2 - 12 different stamps
AFL and NRL ‘collections’ - 36 sheets (18 for individual teams of AFL each costing A$25.50 - 10 x 2 different stamps per sheet, 16 for individual teams of NRL each also costing A$25.50 - 10 x 2 different stamps per sheet plus 2 further sheets of 20, one for the AFL and the other for the NRL containing all the stamps of each issue and each sold for A$49.00. The ‘one of everything’ collector can therefore obtain the lot for the trifling sum of A$965. How can one say no?
AAWFL final 2021 - 1 gummed miniature sheet containing 8 x identical ‘map of Australia’ stamps, sold for $15.95.
This makes a total of 119 new stamps plus 6 miniature sheets/sheetlets - a total of 125 items in 2 months. Stamperija could take some lessons from Australia Post when it comes to having a cynical attitude towards its collector customers.
🇯🇪 Jersey Post will participate in the eleven territory mini-omnibus issue to commemorate the 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II by the release on 21 April 2021 of 6 stamps in the style of the issues from the other territories. Rating:- ***.