🇨🇾 Cyprus Post issued 2 stamps on 17 September 2021 to commemorate two anniversaries of local interest. The first commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and The People’s Republic of China and the design depicts the philosophers, Confucius and Zenon of Citium. The second stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus. Both stamps were lithographed by Baltic Banknote High Security Printing. Rating:- ****.
🇵🇰 Pakistan Post, continuing its highly conservative 2021 new issue programme, released a single stamp on 25 Seems 2021 to commemorate National Newspaper Readership Day. The interesting stamp was designed by Mughiz Khan and lithographed by National Security Printing Corporation and is perforated 13. Rating:- ****.
🇧🇩 Two previously unreported new issues from the Bangladesh postal service:-
22 February 2021 - 60th anniversary of the First people’s theatrical dramatisation of the Liberation War, Ek Nodi Rokto. - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.
29 July 2021 - Stamp Day, 60th anniversary of the “Publication” of the first postage stamps of Bangladesh. - 1 stamp. Rating:- ****.
An illustration of one of the stamps from the Jersey Post Post and Go strip of 6 which commemorates the 21st anniversary of the visit to Jersey of the world’s largest tall ship, SV Tenacious is now shown on Jersey Post’s Stamps and Collectables internet site. See Blog 1942).
With September in its final days it’s time to update the list of Commonwealth philatelic entities which so far in 2021 are not known to have issued, or had issued in their names, any new stamps. The list is little changed from that of August save that the postal service of Mauritius has now issued a single stamp (see Blog 1942) and there are therefore now 25 Commonwealth philatelic entities still not known to have released any new stamps. For the sake of the mildly obsessional need to list things, here is the latest roll call of stampless philatelic entities which interestingly includes 4 of the 5 British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean (Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Turks And Caicos Islands) with only British Virgin Islands, served so well by the trusty Creative Direction and Pobjoy Stamps, having issued stamps this year. Who, too, would have thought that we would not have seen the dead hand of Stamporrhoea at play and Sierra Leone and Maldives having had released in their names 100s of philatelic products by now? There are still three months to go so anything could yet happen in the rest of 2021.
Rarotonga Cook Islands
Turks And Caicos Islands