🇮🇳 India Post -
15 June 2023 - Virtual meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation Council of Heads of State hosted by India - 1 stamp. Rating:- *. As can be seen from the flags of the member states of this organisation depicted below, India has ties to Russia and China through this organisation. Other members are the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as well as Pakistan.
🇨🇦 Canada Post -
21 June 2023 - ‘Indigenous leaders’ - 2 self-adhesive stamps from 2 booklets, each containing 6 identical stamps (see also Blog 2322) and 1 miniature sheet containing the 3 different stamps, Thelma Chalifot (Métis activist) 1929-2017 and George Manuel (Neskonlith Indian Band of the Secwepec Nation). Designed by Lime Design from an illustration by Christi Belcourt (Chalifot) and Andrew Perro from an illustration by Tania Willard & photograph by Peter Hofle (Manuel). Lithographed by Lowe Martin. Rating:- ****.
🇦🇬 Antigua And Barbuda -
Somewhat surprisingly I think, WOPA, the Gibraltar-based organisation which eases the sale at face value of philatelic items to collectors, has admitted the sales of philatelic products from Antigua and Barbuda to the growing list of territories it covers. Almost every philatelic product which is released by, or in the name of, the Antigua and Barbuda postal service is produced by and distributed by the New York-based organisation, Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC), so it will be interesting to see from whence these WOPA-ordered products are dispatched to buyers - New York or Antigua.