Monday 31 January 2022

2016. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Commemorates China’s Winter Olympics.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Post.

4 February 2022 - Winter Olympic Games, Beijing - 4 stamps and 1 miniature containing all 4 stamps. Designed by Eric Chan and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh Post

23 March 2021 - 50th anniversary of the Joy Bangla Bahini Parade -1 stamp. Rating:- ****.

12 April 2021 - Office of the Mujibnagar government at No. 8 Theater Road - 1 stamp. Rating:- ****.

10 June 2021 - Documentary film on the Liberation War - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

20 June 2021 - Refugees of the 1971 War in India - 1 stamp. Rating: ****.

12 December 2021 - Bangladesh Digital Day - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.

12 December 2021 - Launching of the Bangladesh 5G Digital network - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

14 December 2021 - Martyred Intellectuals Day - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

16 December 2021 - ‘Mujib’s Bangladesh’ - 1 stamp. Rating:- *****.

16 December 2021 - 50th anniversary of the surrender of Pakistan’s military forces at the end of the Bangladesh War of Liberation - 1 stamp. Rating:- *****.

Saturday 29 January 2022

2015. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Platinum Jubilee Issue.


New Issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Post Office  - 6 February 2022 - Platinum Jubilee Of Queen Elizabeth II - 8 stamps, 8 machine-dispensed self-adhesive stamps and 1 Prestige booklet containing 4 different panes and costing £20. Designed by EJC Design and lithographed by bPost and perforated 13. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka Post - 25 January 2022 - Handicrafts of Sri Lanka- 10 stamps and 2 miniature sheets each containing 5 of the stamps. Rating:- ****.

Wednesday 26 January 2022

2014. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post Depicts Historic Ships.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post - Historic ships of the Nineteenth century associated with New Zealand - 4 very attractive stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the 4 stamps. Designed by Chris Jones of Graphetti using paintings by Sean Garwood and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post, the postal service of the Republic of Ireland - 27 January 2021 - Centenary of the publication of ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce. Designed by The Stone Twins and lithographed by Enschedรฉ and perforated 13.5 x 14. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ  India Post - 2021 - My Post personalised stamps, 150th anniversary of the Birth of Mohandas Gandhi, Gujarat - 3 different stamps with attached labels printed in sheetlets of 12 (4 x 3) and sold at a premium.

New issue programmes for 2022.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Pos Malaysia

15 February - Art of making traditional kuhl 

17 March - Endangered wildlife.

Monday 24 January 2022

2013. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Three Indian States Commemorate 70 Years Of Statehood.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post 

21 January 2021 - 50th anniversary of the Statehood of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya - 3 stamps, 1 commemorating each state. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post 

17 February 2022 - Post And Go stamps, ‘Harvest of the Sea’ - 6 self-adhesive stamps sold in strips of 6 (one of each design). Location code - B002 (machine located in Broad Street post office). Designed by Ron Mills and printed digitally. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post - 7 February 2022 - ‘50 Years of defence research’ - 6 stamps. Designed by Leo Teck Chong and lithographed with silver hot stamping and ‘blind spot’ uv and perforated 15 x 14.5. Rating:- ****.

April - Festival customs - 4 stamps. Rating:- ****.

New issue programmes

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post

May - Art Deco architecture and design in Singapore

June - Singapore mascots (II)

No specific dates yet announced:-

National Stamp Day

Children’s Museum

Joint issue with Ukraine 

50th anniversary of National Wages Council

‘’Celebrating Singapore families’.

Saturday 22 January 2022

2012. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post Commemorates Spring Cleaning.


New Issues.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post - 31 January 2022 - Reunion series, Spring cleaning - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. A colourful item featuring the rather mundane and banal subject of spring cleaning. Designed by Andy Koh and lithographed by Secura. Perforated 13. You start to think that postal services are running out of ideas when philatelic items depict the delights of hoovering. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan Post  - 14 January 2022 - 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Spain, notable buildings - 2 stamps in a se-tenant pair. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post  - 21 January 2022 - Black history month, commemoration of the jazz singer Eleanor Collins, born in Edmonton on 21 November 1919 and now aged 103. Self-adhesive, sold in booklets of 6. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija - ‘2021’, product inscribed ‘Sierra Leone’. We have previously noted that the notorious producer and vendor of paraphilatelic products, Stamperija, based in Lithuania, had appeared to have stopped releasing items with the name of Sierra Leone printed on them. However on 21 January 2022 a new product with that country’s name printed on it was added to the company’s internet site with a date of issue ‘2021’ and took the form of an overprint on a previously released product. This item was said to commemorate the deportation of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from Australia after a highly publicised court case which had arisen from his entering the country against its rules, having not previously received vaccination against COVID-19.

  It is to be hoped that the release of this item does not mark the beginning of the Sierra Leone postal service once more allowing Stamperija to release a fresh wave of new products (how like an unpleasant virus affecting the stamp world this ‘agency’ is). The Djokovic item was produced and ‘issued’ within a few days of the tennis player’s deportation and it is improbable that it has been put on sale in post offices in Sierra Leone and it certainly was not issued in ‘2021’ as the year ended several weeks before the events said to be noted on this particular item! 

  If only science could come up with a philatelic vaccination against the shameless activities of Stamperija.