Wednesday 14 September 2022

2151. 🇺🇸 IGPC Rushes To Cash In On Royal Memorial Issues.


New issues.

🇺🇸 IGPC (New York-based philatelic agency contracted by some Commonwealth postal services to produce and market philatelic products on their behalf) - 

  Products described as “honoring (sic) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” following her death at the age of 96 on 8 September 2022. Her Majesty was the Head of State of the three countries whose forthcoming stamps are shown below. The dates of issue have not yet been specified.

  It is a pity that this notorious stamp agency, always keen to cash in on whatever subject it may, did not have respect enough to wait until after Her Majesty’s funeral on 19 September before announcing these products. It’s a pity too that it included a Union Jack in the designs of these items rather than the national flags of each of the respective countries since Her Majesty was Head of State of each one of them.

🇬🇩 Grenada - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- ***. Illustrated above.

🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- ***.

🇹🇻 Tuvalu - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- ***.


🇬🇧 British Antarctic Territory. 

I like this tweet by BAT Government showing the proclamation of Charles III as king which was reported on Twitter on 13 September 2022. I hope that Creative Direction might consider using the photograph, if it is accessible, as part of any set it produces for the government of British Antarctic Territory to commemorate the new king’s accession or coronation.


  1. I suspect those QEII stamps are not final versions. Papua New Guinea has never issued a K14.96 stamp. Indeed there are no 1t and 2t coins.

    1. WK - As you know Chris, IGPC rarely releases items which have any relationship to genuine postal needs. These proposed face values are high. More countries are expected to follow including the Marshall Islands which has never had anything to do with the Queen, her realms, the monarchy, or the Commonwealth. These are not tributes to Her Majesty but IGPC’s latest attempt to make a quick buck.