Sunday 31 July 2022

2125. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ New Issues From Bangladesh And India.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

30 July 2022 - ‘Justice for all - right to free legal aid’ - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

1 September 2022 - Transformers - 8 stamps (2 strips of 4 se-tenant stamps, 4 x 1st and 4 x £1.85) and 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps) plus 1 Prestige booklet containing 4 panes including a pane of bar-coded new style Machin Head definitives plus 1 ‘Collectors sheet”. Illustrations awaited. 

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus postal service -

25 July 2022 - this date is said to have been deferred - Traditional housing - details awaited.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus Post -

- no date specified - FIFA World Cup Championship Finals, Qatar - 1 stamp.

16 September 2022 - Twelve gods of Mount Olympus - 12 stamps

16 September 2022 - Centenary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe - 1 stamp

18 November 2022 - Christmas - 3 stamps.

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh Post  - 

17 June 2022 National Population and Housing Census 2022 - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.

17 June 2022 - Philatelic Fair, Dhaka - 1 stamp, previous issue with overprint applied. Rating:- *.

23 June 2022 - Opening of the Padma Bridge by the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Haskins - 1 stamp and 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- ****.

27 July 2022 - “91th (sic) birth anniversary of Mysterious Singer Abdul Alim” - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***. A better quality illustration will be added when available.

Commonwealth entities whose postal services are not yet known to have issued, or to have had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022 or in the case of Gabon and Togo from 25 June 2022 which is when they joined The Commonwealth:-




British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 


Cook Islands 

Cook Islands Aitutaki 

Cook Islands Penrhyn

Cook Islands Rarotonga 











Papua New Guinea 

Ross Dependency 


St Helena 

St Kitts

Saint Lucia


Solomon Islands 

South Africa 




Tonga Niuafo’ou

Turks And Caicos Islands 


United Republic of Tanzania



  At the end of July, 38 entities remain on the list, just one less than the end of June. Therefore 42.7% of Commonwealth philatelic entities are not known to have issued, or have had issued in their name, any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022. 

  We might note that recently the notorious producer and purveyor of paraphilatelic items, Stamperija, has released numerous items with the name of Mozambique printed on them despite the fact that the government of that country announced in June 2021 that it was terminating the existence of the national postal service, Correios de Moรงambique, for financial reasons. The head post office in Maputo was sold off before the end of 2021 and it seems unlikely that there is any functioning postal service in the country now though the Mozambique government did set December 2022 as the time when the postal service would be fully wound up.

  It may be that Stamperija is able to release items purporting to be postage stamps up until the legal winding up of Correios de Moรงambique though in reality they are nothing more than labels with no practical use in the absence of a functioning postal service and therefore they do not fulfill the necessary criteria to be described as postage stamps. Mozambique can no longer be reasonably described as a ‘philatelic entity’ and therefore is not included in the list used here. If there is no postal service then items released by Stamperija captioned ‘Moรงambique’ are not worth the face value printed on them - it is a notional face value - and indeed are worth no more than a small piece of gummed paper with some printing on it. In other words these items are worthless and so, as usual, buyer beware though collectors of colourful labels and stickers with no real intrinsic may be happy to pay the exorbitant prices asked for these items.


  1. I am wondering about what is happening at the South African postal service. Their last stamp issue was in april 2021 and this was a postponed issue from 2020. Back in 2020 they wrote issues were postponed due to covid. There were also no stamp issuing programs announced for 2021 and 2022, as fas as I know.

  2. I think, but have not checked, that the organisation is pretty well bankrupt and can not afford to produce stamps.

  3. 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Mauritius