New issues -
🇯🇪 Jersey Post -
1 April 2023 - The History of Jersey’s emergency services - 8 stamps (total face value £16.06 and 1 miniature sheet containing all 8 stamps (also costing £16.06). Designed by Martin Mörck and lithographed by BPost Belgium. Rating:- *. These are attractive designs depicting an interesting and relevant subject though not associated, as far as I can see, with a particular anniversary or event but the face value of £32.12p for the set and miniature sheet is exceptionally high.
🇵🇰 Pakistan Post -
8 March 2023 - International Women’s Day - 1 stamp. Lithographed by National Security Printing Company and perforated 13. Rating:- **.
🇮🇳 India Post -
2023 - My Post Personalised stamp (issued in sheets of 12 with attached labels), Centenary of Rashtarant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University - 1 stamp.
🇬🇧🇫🇰🇬🇸 Postal services of British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands and South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands -
2023 - Discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance (as mentioned in Blog 2259) - the release of these issues has been delayed.
🇺🇸 Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation -
2023 - 🇬🇭 The United States-based producer and seller of philatelic products has confirmed, sadly, that it has once more been allowed to take over control of Ghana’s philatelic output. -
What a load of **** in IGPC's press release...ReplyDelete
Has Jersey issued a definitive series recently? Could they be going down the route of issuing commemorative stamps for the higher rates and keeping them on sale for extended periods of time?ReplyDelete
WK - Jersey issued a ‘Crest of Jersey’ definitive series in 2015 and has issued various high values since then partly to commemorate royal anniversaries and events and partly as definitives. It also has annual Post and Go issues which could be viewed as definitives. It is a generous interpretation of Jersey Post’s motives to say that the high values appearing in its numerous commemorative sets are substitutes for new definitives.Delete
I agree in part. The Crest definitives were make up values and weren't representative of any actual postal rates. If someone wants a £2.55 stamp you either sell them one commemorative stamp or four crest stamps (£1 X 2, 50p and 5p). If £2.55 is a popular rate it's going to save post offices time and money. I also don't know how wide spread Post and Go machines areDelete