Tuesday 20 December 2022

2218. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey’s Stamp Issues Breeding Like Rabbits.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

5 January 2023 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit - 6 stamps, 1 miniature sheet containing all 6 stamps and 1 gold foil miniature sheet containing the 6 stamps (sold for £99 in a perspex case and limited edition of 100). Designed by Chrissy Lau and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 13.5. Rating:- 0. 

1 December 2022 - Christmas Post and Go - 18 stamps - strips of 6 different ‘Bailiwick Cuisine’ stamps with additional inscription, “Bon Noรซl 2022” dispensed from kiosk GG02 (Envoy House) and kiosk GG03 (Guernsey Information Centre) and the 6 different ‘Lighthouses’ stamps with the same additional inscription dispensed from kiosk GG05 (Market post office).

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ascension Island postal service - 

19 December 2022 - Centenary of civilian rule over Ascension - 4 stamps. Designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 13 x 13.5. Production coordinated by Creative Direction. Thanks to Angela Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of Man Post Office -

7 December 2022 - 50th anniversary of the Apollo XVII space mission - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps sold for £12. Designed by Ben Glazier. Rating:- 0.


  1. Are the Isle of Man stamps new or reprints of past issues? The values are curious "Postage Paid USA" along with £2.55 on the same stamp is rather odd. What happens when the rate to the USA increases? I suppose one positive of the Queen's passing is post offices will be less likely to reprint older issues as they feature the Queen's cypher or silhouette.

    1. I think the designs have been used previously and have been reincorporated in this new miniature sheet. Presumably reusing old stamp designs means the design costs are very small. This is a littl3 trick IOM PO guests up to quite often.