🇮🇳 India Post -
1 March 2023 - 75th anniversary of Central Base Post Office - 1 stamp. Rating:- ****.
🇮🇴 British Indian Ocean Territory postal service.
In response to an enquiry from this Blog about whether any new stamp issues were planned in the foreseeable future and in particular any new stamps to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II or any related to the the succession of King Charles III either commemorative or definitive the following reply was received -
“The BIOT mailing system is temporarily on hold status. However you can still purchase BIOT stamps on our website as souvenirs. There is no new issue of stamps until further notice”.
There therefore seems no prospect of any BIOT new issues in the foreseeable future and furthermore there is no operating postal system serving the territory.
Commonwealth countries and territories whose postal services are not known to have issued, or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps so far during 2023 -
Aitutaki Cook Islands
Antigua and Barbuda
Australian Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Penrhyn Cook Islands
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks And Caicos Islands
United Republic of Tanzania
By the end of February therefore, 55 out of 88 (%) Commonwealth philatelic entities remained on the list. This compares with 55 at the end of February 2022.
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