Friday, 30 June 2023

2336. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Post Office 50th Anniversary And EUROPA Stamps.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Post Office -

5 July 2023 - EUROPA, 50th anniversary of the Isle Of Man Post z office - 7 stamps. Designed by ELC Design and lithographed by Cartor and perforated 14 x 13. The EUROPA stamp is produced in sheetlets of 6.Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post -

6 July 2023 - 150th anniversary of the Sociรฉtรฉ Jersiaise- see Blog 2310 - the basic set will be accompanied by a single miniature sheet containing all 8 stamps. Designed by Kevin Pallot & lithographed by Cartor.

Wednesday, 28 June 2023

2335. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail Wildlife Issue Includes Collectors Sheet.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

13 July 2023 - River wildlife - 10 stamps and 1 ‘Collectors sheet’ containing 10 different stamps with attached labels and costing £10.45. Lithographed by Cartor and perforated 14.5 x 14. See Blog 2326 - this report now includes better quality illustrations and additional information. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post -

28 June 2023 - Commemoration of Denys Arnand, cinema screenwriter and director - 1 self-adhesive stamp from booklets of 6. Designed by Paprika using a photograph by Bertrand Carriรจre. Lithographed by Lowe Martin. Rating:- ***.

2334. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ New Guernsey £10 Definitive Depicts King Charles III.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

5 September 2023 - £10 Definitive, King Charles III - 1 stamp. Further details awaited. Rating:- ****. I like the slightly rakish angle of the crown on the King’s head. Expensive but historic.

19 July 2023 - ‘Quartets’, the Little Chapel part 3 - 1 stamp. Further details awaited. Rating:- ***.

Tweets reporting Post and Go issues with additional one day only inscriptions commemorating visiting cruise ships.

22 June 2023 - Visit of Azmara Princess -

26 June 2023 - Return visit of Regal Princess -

28 June 2023 - Visit of Aurora -

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait Post -

26 February 2023 - 32nd anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi occupation, Martyrs of Kuwait - 5 sheets each containing 20 different stamps making a total of 100 stamps. Rating:- ***.

Commonwealth countries and territories whose postal services are not known to have issued or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps -



British Indian Ocean Territory 

Brunei Darussalam 















Penrhyn Cook Islands 


St Kitts 

Saint Lucia



Solomon Islands 

South Africa 


Trinidad And Tobago 

Turks And Caicos Islands 


United Republic Of Tanzania 



By the end of June therefore 33 out of 88 (37.5%) of Commonwealth philatelic entities had not yet issued, or were not yet known to have issued, or were not known to have had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps during 2023. This compares with 43.8% at the end of June 2022.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023

2333. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore New Issue Features National Monuments.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post -

30 June 2023 - National monuments - 5 stamps. Designed by Sonny Lee and lithographed by Secura and perforated 13.Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

19 July 2023 - 75th anniversary of regional stamps - 4 stamps. Designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Brebner Print and perforated 14.5. Rating:- *****.

19 July 2023 - Sepac, Traditional markets, Bicentenary of Guernsey’s market halls - 4 stamps. Designed by Chris Griffiths and lithographed by bpost. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar Post -

25 June 2023 - Tenth anniversary of the succession of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad as Emir of Qatar - 4 stamps. Rating:- ****.