New issues -
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka Post -
4 June 2023 - Commemoration of the Most Venerable Henepola Gunarathana Nayaka Maha Thero - 1 stamp. Lithographed. Rating:- ***.
🇹🇱 Postal service of Timor Leste -
Date of issue unknown ?2012 ?Unreleased - AICEP Lubrapex 2012 philatelic exhibition - 1 stamp. The Joint Stamp Issues internet site has recently reported that one of its contributors, Wenchao Chen of the People’s Republic of China, has discovered a sheet of stamps which appear to represent the issue from the Timor Leste postal service released as part of the omnibus issue of the Lusophone countries issued in 2012. Each postal service released a single stamp commemorating a literary figure of each respective country; in the case of Timor Leste the depicted literary figure is the poet Francisco Borja Da Costa who wrote the words of the Timorese national anthem but who was executed at the age of 29 by the Indonesians the day after they invaded East Timor in 1975. Chen has reported a sheet of 50 of these stamps - the first time that anyone has been aware of them - though they may have been issued almost 11 years ago though equally they may not have been officially released at all or they may have been issued at any time since 2012. News of Timorese stamps is scant and infrequent and the stamps may well have been issued without anyone being made aware of them. We will see in due course. The stamp is certainly in the style of the other stamps in the omnibus.
The imprint on the lower border of the sheet confirms that the stamps were printed at INCM (Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda), the National printing house in Portugal in 2012.