Tuesday 29 March 2022

2054. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Tristan Platinum Jubilee And Guernsey Falklands War Stamps. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tristan Da Cunha postal service -

24 March 2022 - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Bee Design and lithographed by Cartor. Perforated 13 x 13.5. Production coordinated by Creative Direction. Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

21 May 2022 - 40th anniversary of the liberation of Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupation by British forces - 6 stamps. Other details awaited. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh Post -

28 March 2022 - 3rd National Disaster Management Scout Camp - 1 stamp. Previously issued commemorative with overprint applied. Rating:- **.

2053. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New Post And Go Stamps from London Postal Museum. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

30 March 2022 - Postal Museum new exhibition, ‘Sorting  Britain’, Post and Go - 2 stamps, Union Jack and Machin Head designs with identical added inscriptions in 2 lines, ‘The Postal Museum/Sorting Britain’. The new exhibition centres on the introduction and use of postcodes in Britain.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija (products inscribed Guyana) - 

March 2022 - ‘Ukraine against Russian invasion’ - 1 miniature sheet. This does NOT appear to be an official product of Guyana Post Office Corporation being a printing carried out, one suspects by Stamperija itself, on  a sheet of GPOC personalisable stamps.

  Stamperija, which is promoting this product, claims that 30% of “net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance” which means, one assumes that the remaining 70% goes to Stamperija. The sheet includes 12 stamps (2 of each design though two of the designs have subtle differences - in the upper blue shield stamp part of an aircraft wingtip intrudes on the design but not on the lower stamp and there is a similar difference between the two stamps which depict a female saint). 

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija (products inscribed Sierra Leone) - 

24 February 2022 - Support for Ukraine. Stamperija claims that the products it has released with the name of Sierra Leone printed on them in support of Ukraine in the face of the invasion of the country by Russian forces (see Blog 2051) were released just 4 days after the aggression began on 20 February as judged by the post mark applied to ‘first day covers’. Hence, if one is to believe that these items were designed, printed and flown to Sierra Leone for release in the country’s post offices on the 24th then one must admire Stamperija’s brilliance in stamp production and handling - second to none, I should think. On the other hand one may just be realistic and conclude that it is all a complete fantasy providing a back story for yet another cynical effort by this disreputable business to make money out of someone else’s tragedy.

Commonwealth philatelic entities which are not known to have yet issued stamps (or had items released on their behalf) during 2022.


Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands 




British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 

Brunei Darussalam 


Cayman Islands 

Cook Islands 

Cook Islands Aitutaki 

Cook Islands Penrhyn

Cook Islands Rarotonga 

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 




Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique 











Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn Islands 

Ross Dependency 


St Helena 

St Kitts

Saint Lucia 



Solomon Islands 

South Africa 




Tonga Niuafo’ou 

Trinidad And Tobago 

Turks And Caicos Islands 




  Thus at the end of March, 49 of the 87 Commonwealth entities have not yet issued (or had issued on their behalf under contract) any postage stamps (or items purporting to be postage stamps) so far during 2022. This compares with a total of 55 at the end of February and 65 at the end of January. Meanwhile Ukrainian resistance and courage appears to be leading to a humiliating defeat for the Russian tyrant Putin and his incompetent military forces. Little surprise then that Putin’s Defence Minister has had a heart attack - I hope he’s got a good stock of warm clothing, I believe it’s rather cold in Siberia.

Saturday 26 March 2022

2052. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post Commemorates Irish Oscar Winners. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (Republic of Ireland postal service) -

24 March 2022 - Irish Oscar winners - 4 self-adhesive stamps sold in booklets of 4 (one of each stamp). Designed by Red and Grey and lithographed by Enschedรฉ. Rating:- ****.

2021 - 2022 - 9th Definitive series, History of Ireland in 100 objects. Coil and booklet stamps - 4 stamps. Rating:- ***.

31 March 2022 - 10th definitive series, ‘A 100 years of Art on Irish stamps’ - 8 self-adhesive stamps produced in coils (4 designs per coil). Designed by Zinc Design Consultants and printed in HP indigo high resolution digital print. Perforated 11 x 11.5. Rating:- ***.

13 January 2022 - ‘100 Years of History - 1 additional miniature sheet containing all 3 stamps sold only as part of the presentation pack. Rating:- *.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post -

7 January 2022 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger - additional items - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 stamps 2 of each in 2 tรชte beche pairs and 1 self-adhesive stamp from dispensing machines. Rating:- ****.

Friday 25 March 2022

2051. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Cynical Stamperija Products Cash In On Ukraine’s Tragedy. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan Post -

23 March 2022 - 48th Session of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) Foreign Ministers held in Islamabad, 22-23 March 2022 - 1 stamp. Designed by Massood-ur-Rahman and lithographed by National Security Printing Company, Karachi. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus Post -

23 March 2022 - Anniversaries and events including the 60th anniversary of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce - 3 stamps. Printed by Baltic Banknote High Security Printing. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija (items inscribed ‘Sierra Leone’) - 

March 2022 - various products mostly with high face values which cynically cash in on the worldwide support for the people of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion and onslaught on their country. While it is very pleasing that any country’s postal service would release stamps to support Ukraine these products from Stamperija are clearly an attempt to make money out of the situation rather than show Sierra Leone’s support for Ukraine. The various items are illustrated below so that readers can judge for themselves just how despicable this agency is and to what depths it will sink to make money from the tragedy of Ukraine. 

  In all the ‘issue’ is made up of 1 ‘stamp’ from a sheetlet of 8 plus 7 ‘miniature sheets’. Buying these products will not give any support to the people of Ukraine but merely add more to Stamperija’s profits.

Thursday 24 March 2022

2050. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Migrant Birds Of Britain. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

7 April 2022 - Migratory birds - 10 stamps (2 se-tenant strips of 5). Designed by Killian Mullarney and lithographed by International Security Printers and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- *****. Although there is no specific underlying reason for this issue it is a lovely set and bound to be popular.

 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus Post -

2021 - Bicentenary of Greek War of Independence (Personnal and commercial stamps) - 5 stamps in a se-tenant strip.