Saturday 12 February 2022

2025.🇲🇹🇯🇪🇮🇲 Maltese Buses, Jersey Ghosts And Manx Scupltures.


New issues.

🇲🇹 MaltaPost -

12 February 2022 - Maltese buses, second issue - 4 stamps. Designed by MaltaPost from photographs by Frank Galea, Richard Stedall, Manuel Cutajar and Leo Grech. Lithographed by Printex and are perforated 14. Rating:- ***.

🇯🇪 Jersey Post -

26 March 2022 - Myths and legends (part 3), ghost stories - 6 stamps. The £1.25p value is also Jersey Post’s contribution to the 2022 EUROPA omnibus. Designed by Jensine Ekswall. An interesting set but unfortunately part of a severely excessive annual new issue programme. Rating:- *

🇮🇲 Isle Of Man Post Office -

8 March 2022 - The sculptures of Michael Sandel RA who was raised and educated in Isle Of Man. The issue is not promoted as being related to any specific anniversary but if we must find a reason for the issue, which I like to have, then this issue coincides with the 20th anniversary of the unveiling of his Memorial To Lifeboatmen in Marine Gardens in Douglas. The issue was designed by EJC Design from photographs by Simon Stringer, Ben Johnson, Howard Grey and Michael Sandel. The stamps were lithographed by Cartor and are perforated 13. Again an interesting set but, like the issue from Jersey Post,  part of an excessive annual new issue programme. Rating:- *.



  1. I'm suspicious to talk about it because I have, among the themes that I collect: myths, legends and fairy tales. But I think that this issue of Jersey's ghosts, the third part of a series started in 2016, with the theme of this year's 2022 issue of Europe CEPT, is wonderfully beautiful. I agree with you, Dark Knight, that baseless issuances made just to make money are harmful to philately. But here I take the liberty of giving my rating of ***** noting that the rating is for this issue only, maintaining your rating for the Jersey Postal Administration of *

  2. *White Knight, sorry for the mistake

    1. Hello! No problem, I shall have to get a cape and a cowl!