Friday 5 April 2024

2478. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ New Surcharge From Cyprus, Europa Stamps From Gibraltar.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Royal Gibraltar Post Office -

25 April 2024 - EUROPA Underwater fauna and flora - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing both stamps. Designed by Stephen Perera from illustrations by Jonathan Pointer and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus Post -

3 April 2024 - €1 surcharge on €0.43 Centenary of Scouting in Cyprus stamp of 2013 - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.

Official commemorative covers -

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post -

 2 April 2024 - The subject of official covers is not a subject I report too frequently in this Blog but I am interested to see that Canada Post has issued this item commemorating the Centenary of the Royal Canadian Air Force rather than issue a postage stamp to mark the notable anniversary. I can not recall special covers rather than postage stamps having been issued by Canada Post as a means of commemorating important events and anniversaries but perhaps my memory fails me. Regardless, there may be all sorts of reasons why Canada Post has produced this item rather than a postage stamp but it is interesting nonetheless. The stamp cancelled on the cover comes from the 2019 Aviators set. Perhaps the issuing of commemorative covers is to be a new trend with this particular postal administration.


  1. I think the stamps on these sort of Canadian covers are printed and not an actual stamp.