Friday 29 April 2022

2073. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post Cashes In On Platinum Jubilee With £10 Stamp. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post -

1 June 2022 - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - 1 x £10 stamp issued in sheetlet of 4 identical stamps. Designed by So Design and printed in lithography with additional special techniques - platinum suprametal, silver hot foil, spot gloss UV varnish and iridescent ink. Rating:- 0.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Post Office -

28 April 2022 - Centenary of the Manx Museum - 10 gummed stamps and 10 self-adhesive stamps sold in booklets of 10 (one of each design). Designed by Isle Of Man Advertising and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus Post -

6 May 2022 - EUROPA, myths and stories - 2 stamps (each issued in sheetlets of 8) and 1 booklet containing 8 stamps (4 of each design). Rating:- **.

Commonwealth philatelic entities whose postal services  are not yet known to have issued, or have had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps during 2022.


Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands




British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 


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 

Ross Dependency 


St Helena

St Kitts

Saint Lucia



Solomon Islands 

South Africa 




Tonga Niuafo’ou 

Trinidad And Tobago 

Turks And Caicos Islands 




The list therefore now includes 46 entities not known to have issued postage stamps during 2022 up until the end of April. There were 49 entities out of 87 on the list at the end of March, 55 at the end of February and 65 at the end of January.

2072. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช The Full Irish. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (postal service of the Republic Of Ireland.

28 April 2022 - Irish breakfasts - 4 stamps. Designed by Ailbhe Phelan and lithographed by Enschedรฉ and perforated 13.5. Gummed and issued as se-tenant pairs (1 each of 2 domestic rate designs and 1 each of 2 overseas rare designs). Rating:- ***.

Myanmar Post:-

29 April 2022 - Costumes of the Amarapura era - 2 stamps. Rating:- *****.

Hong Kong Post

17 June 2022 - 120th anniversary of Ta Kung Pao - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Ta Kung Pao is the oldest Chinese language newspaper. It was founded in 1902 in Tianjin and is state-owned. Designed by Chan Ching-tsui. Rating:- **.

Monday 25 April 2022

2071. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Year Of Tiger Post And Go Stamps From Gibraltar. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Royal Gibraltar Post Office -

25 April 2022 - Post and Go stamps, Year of the Tiger - 1 stamp sold to collectors in strips of 6 different values (cost - £7.95p). Self-adhesive. Designed by Stephen Perera from illustrations by Bajena and Siewhoong at Lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- 0.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post

My Stamp issues -

22 March 2022 - 50th anniversary of IndianOil R & D - 1 stamp with attached label sold in sheetlets at a premium price.

23 March 2022 - 20th anniversary of the founding of Idraprastha Gas Ltd - 1 stamp with attached label.

24 March 2022 - Tree plantation programme 2019, Maharashta - 1 stamp with attached label.

25 March 2022 - Centenary of Dental education in India - 1 stamp with attached label.

26 March 2022 - 20th anniversary of Pepsico- 1 stamp with attached label.

27 March 2022 - Centenary of the Shikshayatan Foundation - 1 stamp with attached label.

28 March 2022 - Environment and Climate Change Department, GOM - 1 stamp with attached label.

29 March 2022 - SRM Institute of Science and Technology - 1 stamp with attached label.

30 March 2022 - Vasanth & Co. - 1 stamp with attached label.

31 March 2022 - 512th anniversary of the birth of Nadaprabhu Kempigowda - 1 stamp with attached label.

1 April 2022 - Golden Jubilee of Lokmat Nagpur edition - 1 stamp with attached label.

Sunday 24 April 2022

2070. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Commemorates Blues Singer ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post -

22 April 2022 - Commemoration of Salome Bey, Blues singer, who died in 2020 - 1 self-adhesive stamp sold in booklets of 6. Designed by Paprika from an illustration by Dabid Belliveau based on a photograph by Doug Griffin. Lithographed by Lowe Martin. The back cover gives details of the singer’s life. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of Man Post Office -

5 May 2022 - Local buses, second issue - 6 stamps. Designed by ELC Design from illustrations by Peter Hearsey and lithographed by bpost and perforated 11.5. A remarkably unnecessary and dull issue. Rating:- *.

2069. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru Commemorates The Islanders’ Return From Truk. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru Post -

10 July 2021 - 75th anniversary of the islanders’ return from the island of Truk (now also called Chuuk or Ruk) after the end of the Second World War - 1 stamp. Rating:- *****.

  Thanks to Anonymous who kindly drew my attention to this issue in a comment in a previous Blog. The issue is mentioned and illustrated in the Nauru Bulletin issue 4 - 2021 published on 21 July 2021. The article includes no other details of the stamp itself but mentions that a first day cover was also released.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post

10 May 2022 - 150th anniversary of the FA Cup - see Blog 2064. Illustrations of two of the accompanying miniature sheets are now depicted below:-

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Royal Gibraltar Post Office -

25 April 2022 - 20th anniversary of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival - 6 stamps. Designed by Stephen Perera and lithographed by Bpost Security Printers. A subject of local relevance but desperately dull designs. Rating:- **.

2068. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Numerous Personalised Stamps On Market Noting Ukraine’s Struggle ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ.

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

21 April 2022 - Quatercentenary of Prakash Parab Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji who was executed in the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb “while supporting the religious freedom of Kashmiri pandits” - 1 stamp. Rating:- ****.

Paraphilatelic products.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Someone has been busy trying to cash in on the international sympathy for Ukraine by using the  personalised stamp sheetlets of various IGPC client or former client territories to produce, quickly and easily, ‘stamps’ demonstrating a pro-Ukraine theme. Collectors will ask themselves if these products are official stamp issues of the various client territories. Items have appeared on internet sites using the personalised sheetlets of the following philatelic entities:- 

Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique:-

Fiji - 

Guyana -

Ghana -

  Similar products but commemorating Mahatma Gandhi and using personalised sheets with the names of the following countries printed on them:- Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique (in the form of 6 se-tenant strips of 5 different ‘stamps’), Fiji (7 se-tenant strips of 5 se-tenant strips), Guyana (1 in the same format as Fiji and another in the format of 4 se-tenant strips of 3 different ‘stamps’, the second and third stamps being separated from each other by labels), Dominica (in the same format as the second Guyana sheetlet), and Ghana (5 se-tenant strips of 5 different ‘stamps’) are also for sale on an internet auction site. Rating:- 0.

 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Meanwhile the name of Sierra Leone is reappearing on paraphilatelic items, almost certainly produced and marketed by Stamperija, in designs similar to those already used on products from various other territories which have been, and still appear to be, clients of the Lithuania-based ‘stamp agency’. Many of these products are ridiculously expensive and the wise collector may wish to spend their money on less dubious items for their collection.

25 March 2022 (stated date of issue though whether the items are actually on sale at post office counters in Sierra Leone is another question altogether) - Football World Cup Qualifiers, 2022 and postponement of African Cup of Nations because of the COVID-19 pandemic - 2 ‘stamps’ issued in sheetlets of 10 (5 vertically se-tenant pairs) and 2 single stamp miniature sheets. Rating:- 0.

25 March 2022 - Fight against COVID-19 and vaccination campaign - various products as illustrated below (including 2 booklets with Salpost logo). Rating:- 0.