🇮🇳 India Post -
30 July 2022 - ‘Justice for all - right to free legal aid’ - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.
🇬🇧 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.
🇹🇷 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus postal service -
25 July 2022 - this date is said to have been deferred - Traditional housing - details awaited.
🇨🇾 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.
🇧🇩 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 Aitutaki
Cook Islands Penrhyn
Cook Islands Rarotonga
Papua New Guinea
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 Moçambique, 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 Moçambique 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 ‘Moçambique’ 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.