Tuesday 22 March 2022

2049. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Royal Mail Ukraine Appeal Postmark. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


Current events.

  As Putin’s murderous and destructive assault on the people of Ukraine proceeds without conscience and apparently, given how well the Ukrainians have managed to slow down the Russian invasion, without any degree of competence, Royal Mail has introduced a postmark, which I have received on an item of mail, which promotes the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (illustrated above and below). As can be seen the postmark has the message “UKRAINE/HUMANITARIAN/APPEAL” in a rectangle and underneath the message, “DONATE NOW AT/DEC.ORG.UK”. The postmark from Croydon Mail Centre is dated 14.03.2022.  It is good to see Royal Mail supporting this appeal to help the brave people of Ukraine and this I think must be the first philatelic item from a Commonwealth Country to show support for Ukraine as it stands up to the monstrous Putin and his gang of kleptocrats.

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

20 March 2022 - 36th International Geology Congress - 2 stamps

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaPost

2 April 2022 - Commemoration of the Papal visit of Francis I to Malta - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by MaltaPost and lithographed by Printex and perforated 14. Rating:- ****.

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