Friday 19 August 2022

2138. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post Commemorates Centenary Of Michael Collins’ Murder.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (postal service of the Republic of Ireland) -

18 August 2022 - Centenary of the murder of Michael Collins. Collins was the head of the Provisional Government of Ireland in line with the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. He had formerly been the director of Intelligence for the IRA and had been Joseph Plunkett’s aide-de-camp during the 1916 Easter Rising. He was a strong supporter of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which would lead to the establishment of the Dominion of Ireland and paid the price for this support when an anti-Treaty faction of the IRA ambushed him at Bรฉal na mBlath in County Cork on 22 August 2022.

Designed by Ger Garland from a photograph by C and L Walsh and lithographed by Enschedรฉ and perforated 14 x 13.5. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar Post -

19 August 2022 - World Humanitarian Day - 1 sheetlet containing 10 stamps (2 vertical se-tenant strips of 5 different stamps with attached labels). Further details awaited. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ PNG Post, postal service of Papua New Guinea -

Date uncertain ?2021 ?2022 - 

Originally scheduled for release 24 May 2021 - Centenary of the Royal Papua Yacht Club - 4 stamps and 2 miniature sheets, I containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp. Rating:- *****.

Originally scheduled for release 1 June 2021 - 70th anniversary of Mission Aviation Fellowship - 4 stamps and 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other a single stamp. Rating:- *****. 

Note - a long awaited set depicting Birds of Paradise was scheduled for release on 7 June 2021. It will be interesting to see if this now also becomes available on the philatelic market.

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