Thursday 29 April 2021

1870. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tristan Remembers Coinage Decimalisation.

 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ The postal service of Tristan Da Cunha will issue a set of 4 stamps on 26 May 2021 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first introduction of decimal currency in Tristan when South African currency was first used there and then the 50th anniversary of the introduction of British decimal currency in 1971. This pleasing set was designed by Bee Design and lithographed by Cartor and the stamps are perforated 13.5. Rating:- ****. Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post, the postal service of the Republic of Ireland, has issued a pair of stamps titled ‘National Stamp (For People For Planet). The cartoon-style designs by Unthink are not so interesting as you might hope but as one would expect there is a lot of green used in the designs. The stamps are self-adhesive and were lithographed by Enschedรฉ. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ The second stamp in this year’s Quartet from Guernsey Post which commemorates the Centenary of the Royal British Legion will be issued on 15 May 2021. Why a single set of 4 plus the inevitable accompanying miniature sheet cannot all be issued on a single day is a mystery to me. Rating:- ***. 

Guernsey Post will also install a new Post and Go kiosk at the Market Street Post Office in St Peter Port and it will be operational from 10 May 2021 dispensing the Guernsey Flag stamp and the strip of 6 different ‘Bailiwick Flowers’ stamps with an additional inscription for that particular post office. The machine will be GG05.

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ One issue from 2020 which completely escaped my attention was a miniature sheet of 4 stamps released on 9 October 2020 by the South African Post Office to commemorate SASSA, the South African Social Security Association. The attractive item was designed by Rachel-Mari Ackermann. Rating:- ***.

1 comment:

  1. Tristan da Cunha is probably the only place which has moved from using decimal currency (SA Rand) to non-decimal (£sd) when the residents moved back to the island after being evacuated to the UK following a volcanic eruption.