Tuesday 30 April 2024

2490. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada’s Animals In A Basket.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post -

29 April 2024 - Canada Post Community Foundation, charity stamp - 1 self-adhesive stamp sold in booklets of 10. A donation of $1 to ‘local and national non-profit groups that assist Canadian children and youth’ is made from the sale of each booklet. Designed by Seing Jai Peak and lithographed by Colour Innovations. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

21 April 2024 - Baghwan Mahaveer 2550th Nirvana Kalyanak - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ  Sri Lanka Post -

29 April 2024 - 150th Birth anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi, inventor - 1 stamp and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Sulakshika Rathnayake. Lithographed. 

Commonwealth countries and territories which are not yet known to have issued, or had issued on their birth, any postage stamps up to the end of April 2024 - 

Aitutaki Cook Islands 


Antigua and Barbuda



British Antarctic Territory 

British Indian Ocean Territory 

British Virgin Islands 


Cayman Islands 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 

Cook Islands including Rarotonga 





Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique 



Kingdom of eSwatini










Niuafo’ou Tonga


Papua New Guinea 

Penrhyn Cook Islands 

Pitcairn Islands 

Ross Dependency 


St Helena 

St Kitts

Saint Lucia 

St Vincent and The Grenadines 



Sierra Leone 

Solomon Islands 

The Gambia




Trinidad and Tobago 

Tristan Da Cunha 



United Republic of Tanzania 



Therefore by the end of April, 55 out of 88 (62.5%) of Commonwealth philatelic entities are not yet known to have issued, or had issued on their behalf, any legitimate postage stamps. This compares with the figure of 56 (63.7%) at the end of March 2024 and with the figure of 38 (43.2 %) at the end of April 2023.

Thursday 25 April 2024

2489. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar Commemorates Churchill’s 150th Birth Anniversary.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Royal Gibraltar Post Office -

25 April 2024 - 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Stephen Perera and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post -

20 April 2024 - 160th Birth anniversary of Lala Hansraj, educationalist - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (postal service of the Irish Republic) -

25 April 2024 - Centenary of the publication of the final edition of The Freeman’s Journal - 1 self-adhesive stamp printed in sheets of 8. Designed by Zinc Design and lithographed by Enschedรฉ. Rating:- ****.

Tuesday 23 April 2024

2488. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Churchill In Paris - IOM Commemorates The Liberation Of Paris. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle Of Man Post Office -

29 April 2024 - 80th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation - 10 stamps (5 stamps commemorate the D Day Allied landings and 5 stamps commemorate Operation Market Landing including the depiction of Manxmen involved in the operation, cost of set £15.50) and 1 Prestige booklet costing £23.50; 2 panes from the booklet - 1 commemorating D Day and the other Operation Market Garden are also sold separately. Designed by Isle Of Man Advertising and lithographed by bpost and perforated 13.5. Rating:- *.

The £2.31 value of the D Day quintet depicts Sir Winston Churchill in Paris after its liberation by Allied forces. He is shown waving to celebrating crowds alongside the French leader De Gaulle who had fled to England when the Germans occupied France. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Winston Churchill and a number of Commonwealth territories will release stamps to commemorate the significant anniversary.

 ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ 23 April 2024 - Happy St George’s Day! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

Born on St George’s Day - 

And the important English artist, JMW Turner -

And Prince Louis of Cambridge -

Sunday 21 April 2024

2487. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados Issues New Definitive Set.

New issues -

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados Postal Service -

15 April 2024 - New definitive series, the Gullies of Barbados - 11 stamps. Lithographed. Further details awaited. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post -

28 May 2023 - Centenary of the Jersey Rotary Club - 6 stamps. Designed by SoDesign and lithographed. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Royal Gibraltar Post Office -

See Blog 2486.

16 April 2024 - Post and Go, Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon, with additional inscription Philatelic HQ (GI05) - sold in 6 different values. The stamps without additional inscription sold from kiosk GI04 are featured in Blog 2486. Rating:- 0.