Sunday 21 January 2024

2438. ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman Celebrates Road Link With Saudi Arabia.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Pos Malaysia -

14 December 2023 - ‘Free Palestine’ - 1 stamp. This previously reported item (see Blog 2417) has a different date of issue from that stated in Blog 2417 and the first day cover is cancelled ‘14.12.23’.

๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman Post -

28 December 2023 - Joint issue with the postal service of Saudi Arabia, opening of the land road between Oman and Saudi Arabia - 1 stamp issued in a sheetlet of 6 and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Lithographed. Similar items using the same design were also issued by the Saudi postal service. Rating;- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija (notorious Lithuania-based producer and purveyor of (para)philatelic items contracted to a number of Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth African countries to release products with the countries’ names printed on them). The products of this ‘agency’ are not usually listed here but the following issue is included to complete the details of the previously mentioned Commonwealth issues celebrating the inauguration of the PAPU Tower in Tanzania. Prices for these items on the Delcampe internet auction site range from €9.65 for the basic set of 4 up to £25.55 for one of the ‘miniature sheets’. As always with these products, caveat emptor.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo -

2024 - Inauguration of the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) Tower in Arusha, Tanzania, omnibus issue of PAPU members (see Blogs 2402, 2410, 2280, 2274, 2263) - 4 ‘stamps’ and 7 miniature sheets (5 with a single stamp, 1 containing all 4 ‘stamps’ and 1 containing 2 sets of 4 - 1 of the sets being printed in inverted format - and an additional larger format stamp which also appears in one of the single stamp miniature sheets). Rating:- 0.

New issue programmes for 2024 -

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Postal service of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus -

6 March - 60th anniversary of the Postal service of Turkish Cyprus

2 April - Anniversaries 

6 May - EUROPA, Underwater flora and fauna 

24 June - Olympic Games, Paris

24 June - UEFA European Football Championship Finals

19 July - 50th anniversary of the’Cyprus Peace Operation’ (Turkish invasion of Cyprus)

30 September - Fighting Pine processionary moths

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