Sunday 30 October 2022

2189. 🇧🇧 Barbados Pottery.


New issues.

🇧🇧 Barbados Post Office

23 October 2022 - Barbadian pottery - 4 stamps. Rating:- ****. This issue was first reported by JonEBoy in Stampboards and on the Barbados Stamps internet site.

🇴🇲 Oman Post -

October 2022 - 31st Summit Meeting of The Arab League in Algiers, Joint issue with other Arab countries - 1 circular stamp. Further details awaited. Rating:- ***.

🇰🇮 Kiribati postal service - 14 November 2022 - Commemoration of the late Queen Elizabeth II - 1 miniature sheet. Information gratefully received from spectre-of-stamps, internet auction site stamp dealer. Illustration awaited.

🇧🇩 Bangladesh Post -

2022 (date of issue not yet known) - 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Thailand (Joint issue with Thai postal administration) - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the 2 stamps. Rating:- ****. This issue appears on an internet auction site and is being sold by Bangladesh Philately.

2188. 🇳🇷🇰🇮 Nauru Commemorates First President And Kiribati Notes COVID-19 Pandemic.


New issues.

🇳🇷 Nauru Post -

26 October 2022 - ANGAM Day, Centenary of the Birth of Sir Hammer de Robert, first President of Nauru - 1 stamp. Rating:- ****.

An illustration of the stamp itself is not yet available however the photographs taken at a ceremony where the Secretary for Nauru Post presented a first day cover and possibly a presentation pack to another politician which were posted on Nauru Post Facebook page clearly show that the issue was made up of one stamp featuring a photographic portrait of Sir Hammer de Roburt. The post stated the date of issue as 26 October 2022.

🇰🇮 Kiribati postal service - 

28 October 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic - 4 stamps. Rating:- *****.

This issue is offered for sale of the internet auction site of Spectre of Stamps (a dealer in Norway).

Paraphilatelic products.

The Estonia-based company Stampsdaq has reached an agreement with Botswana Post to produce NFTS of previous Botswana stamps. A post from the Universal Postal Union states that, “The partnership aims to help develop common philately dedicated NFT ecosystem” (whatever that means).

A fool and his money are easily parted, as the old saying goes.

Friday 28 October 2022

2187. 🇭🇰 Hong Kong Comics Featured On New Issue.


New issues.

🇭🇰 Hong Kong Post -

6 December 2022 - Miss Dots comics - 6 stamps, 2 single-stamp miniature sheets and 1 ‘Collectors card’ containing the 6 stamps in self-adhesive format. 

Commonwealth entities whose postal services are not known to have issued, or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022 - 



British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 


Cook Islands Rarotonga 









St Kitts

Saint Lucia 


Solomon Islands 

South Africa 




At the end of October therefore 22 entities remain on the list, five fewer than at the end of September. Hence 24.7% of Commonwealth philatelic entities are not yet known to have issued (or had issued on their behalf) any legitimate postage stamps so far in 2022. This compares with 31.5% at the end of September, 33.1% at the end of August and 42.3% at the end of July.

  Who would have thought just a few years ago that the South African Post Office would have found itself in a position where new stamp issues had more or less ceased?

  The cessation of new stamp issues in British Indian Ocean Territory is perhaps not surprising given the British government’s tussle with that of Mauritius about the latter’s claim to sovereignty over the islands and the UPU’s fatuous pronouncement that only stamps issued by the Mauritian Post Office would have validity in the Chagos Islands though there is no Mauritian presence in the territory and certainly no post office located there from which Mauritian stamps could be sold. One assumes that, for the present at least, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has decided that discretion is the better part of valour when it comes to inflaming the Mauritians by not putting out more postage stamps inscribed BIOT and therefore new issues from that Overseas Territory have, to all intents and purposes, ceased.

Thursday 27 October 2022

2186. 🇶🇦 Qatar Post Commemorates Football Victories.


New issues.

🇶🇦 Qatar Post

26 October 2022 - Previous Qatari Football Team victories, FIFA World Cup Championships to be held in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022 - block of 4 different se-tenant stamps. Rating:- ****.

🇬🇧 Royal Mail

18 November 2022 - Lunar new year, Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023-9 February 2024) - 1 sheet of 20 identical ‘Fireworks’ greetings stamps with attached labels. Described as being, “The final instalment in our ‘Lunat new year’ Collector Sheet series”. Rating:- 0.

🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia  -

27 October 2022 - Traditional attire - Kembaya - 2 stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Rating:- ***.

🇮🇳 India Post -

27 October 2022 - 150th Birth anniversary of Vijay Vallabh Surishwer - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

2185. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post - Queen Elizabeth “Products” “For Release In 2023”


New issues.

🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -

2023 - Commemoration of the late Queen Elizabeth II. New Zealand Post has sent out an e mail message saying that, “We have received several enquiries about NZ Post’s plans to commemorate the passing of  Queen Elizabeth II with stamps and coins. We can confirm that, pending approval by Buckingham Palace, products are being developed for release in 2023. ….”.

🇬🇧 Royal Mail -

11 November 2022 - ‘Lest We Forget’, Remembrance Day - Post and Go, ‘Union Flag stamp’ with added inscription, to be applied at all Royal Navy Museum sites (kiosks A002, A003, A094, A006 and A007).

First reported by Intelligent AR Post and Go internet site.

🇯🇪 Jersey Post -

14 November 2022 - Christmas, “Festive icons” - 8 stamps. Designed by So Design Consultants and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- *.

Tuesday 25 October 2022

2184. 🇲🇹 Comics In Malta.


New issues.

🇲🇹 MaltaPost

29 October 2022 - Comic art in Malta - 3 stamps. Designed by Fabio Agius, Lee Townsend and Mario Torrisi and lithographed by Printex. Perforated 13 x 14. Rating:- ***.

🇱🇹 Stamperija (Lithuania-based producer and seller of philatelic items with a contract with the postal services of Sierra Leone and Togo) -

🇸🇱 Products inscribed ‘Sierra Leone’ - 

Stated date of issue, 9 October 2022 - World Post Day, UPU omnibus design - 1 stamp (issued in sheetlets of 10) and 1 single-stamp miniature sheet and 1 miniature sheet containing 4 stamps in similar designs, one from Sierra Leone and each of three other postal administrations- those of Guinea Bissau, Djibouti and Central African Republic.

🇮🇳 India Post -

My Stamp personalised stamps issued in sheetlets of 12 with attached labels sold at a premium.

2022 - Andrea Sugars Ltd. - 1 stamp.

2022 - 25th anniversary of Petronet LNG Limited - 1 stamp.

🇮🇲 Isle Of Man Post Office -

31 October 2022 - Underwater photography - 6 stamps. Designed by IOM Advertising and PR from photographs by Andy Pegge, Nick Nicholson, Lee Morris and Dr Lara Howe. Lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13.5. Rating:- *.

2 November 2022 - ‘Manx Winter by Julia Ashby Smyth’ - 6 stamps and 6 machine-dispensed stamps. Designed by Isle of Man Advertising and PR from art by Julia Ashby Smyth. Lithographed by bpost and perforated 11.5. Rating:- *.