🇲🇹 MaltaPost -
2 June 2022 - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (who was Queen of Malta until 13 December 1974 when the country became a republic) - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Printex Ltd and lithographed and perforated 14. Rating:- *****.
🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -
1 June 2022 - ‘Welcome Back’ to tourists - 1 large miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. The aim of this sheetlet is to ‘welcome back’ foreign tourists to the country after the borders have been closed for 2 years due to the NZ government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in the total destruction of the nation’s international tourism industry. The designs are bizarre - showing incomprehensible symbols on menacing black backgrounds rather than features which would draw back tourists such as some of its attractive scenery or wildlife. In addition there is nothing welcoming about the subjects of the stamps which are more of a series of commands to potential visitors - “ Keep NZ Clean”, “Drive Carefully”, “Show respect” and so on rather than kind, welcoming messages. If I were thinking of visiting the country, seeing this item would certainly put me off. Rating:- 0.