Friday 14 April 2023

2285. 🇮🇲 Isle of Man Commemorates Quatermass Creator.


New issues.

🇮🇲 Isle Of Man Post Office -

18 April 2023 - Birth centenary of Nigel Kneale (2022), Manx writer of The Quatermass Experiment and other television and cinema science-fiction dramas - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 6 stamps. Designed by EJC Design and lithographed by bpost and perforated 11.5.rating:- ****.

🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -

2 August 2023 - New Zealand pets - 4 stamps. New Zealand Post has posted on its Facebook page and  internet Stamps and Collectables site encouraging the New Zealand public to send in photographs of its pets for inclusion in the designs of a set of stamps to be released later in 2023. The generous reward for participating in this exercise will be, “bragging rights” and “each of the four winners will receive a set of stamps to treasure and share with family and friends”. Participants will also be expected to “write a small blurb about why their pets should win the category entered”.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see there seems to be no appetitite for other stamp authorities (such as Isle of Man) to abandon the use of King Charles III's cypher in favour of the anonymous profile now peddled by Royal Mail (reminds me more of the bust of Edgar Wallace from the old television series based on his tales).

    In the Manx case, however, much of that good (in an excellent if pricey, and belated, issue) is undone by having both a pound-sign and a "p" for pence - Aaaarrrgghhh!!