Friday 10 June 2022

2096. ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ More Samoa Surcharges. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

New Issues.

๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Samoa Post -

February 2022 - Various surcharges, listed by Linn’s Stamp Catalogue. The unoverprinted stamps are illustrated.

40th anniversary of Independence issue (2002) reissued with surcharges applied in silver -

$25 on 70s (larger previously unissued stamp as design of issued $70)

$40 on $25, $40 on $1.90 and $40 on $5

Movement of the International Dateline issue (2011) - 2 stamps and 1 valueless label surcharged - 

$5 on $2.50, $5 on valueless label and $5 on $3 - 

Surcharges on stamps from various issues:-

$10 on 90s, $50 on 95s, $60 on 48s, $60 on 56s, $60 on $1, $70 on $1.20, $80 on $1, $90 on 60s, $90 on 95s, $90 on valueless label (country name not printed on this stamp), $90 on $1.90, $90 on $3 (the $90 values were issued as a se-tenant strip of 5, UN Year of Eco-Tourism 2002), $100 on 95s, $150 on $1.90 and $200 on $1.20.

See also Blogs 955, 1001, 1465, 1525 and 1638.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Products inscribed Sierra Leone

25 March 2022 - Stamperija’s latest update adds another 36 miniature sheets to the single stamp and 96 miniature sheets it has already stated to have been ‘issued’ on that date, not to mention the 16 miniature sheets stated to have been released on 15 May 2022 which were on the subject of the Russian assault on Ukraine. Hence this dubious ‘stamp agency’ contracted to the Sierra Leone authorities seems to be proud to have loaded on to the new issue market so far this year a grand total of 1 single stamp and 148 miniature sheets with the name of Sierra Leone printed on them. Among Stamperija’s latest excretions are 3 miniature sheets which commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 

  On the other hand, by approximately the same date Australia Post had issued 234 stamps and 14 miniature sheets since the beginning of 2022 which makes Stamperija’s efforts in the name of Sierra Leone look really rather modest. 
  This is the problem for new issue collectors now - the world of philatelic entities is becoming split between entities which issue no stamps or the occasional hard-to-obtain (and expensive-to-obtain) items (including obscure, unannounced surcharges) and the rip off entities such as Royal Mail, Australia Post, IGPC, Stamperija, Jersey Post, Guernsey Post, Isle Of Man Post Office and Philatelic Collector Inc. Is there still any pleasure in all this?

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