Tuesday 11 June 2024

2511. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post Commemorates Bagpuss.


New issues -

🇬🇬 Guernsey Post (Issues inscribed ‘Alderney’) -

11 July 2024 - 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the BBC children’s programme Bagpuss - 4 stamps and 1 Prestige booklet. Lithographed. Rating:- *. Charming but banal. I can find no link between Bagpuss or its creators and producers and the islands of Alderney and Guernsey.

🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -

5 June 2024 - New definitives, scenery - the Great Walks - 5 gummed stamps and 2 self-adhesive stamps from booklets of 5 (sold at $21.50 - 5 x $4.30 - and $18 - 5 x $3.60). Designed by Kervyn Dillon and lithographed by Brebner Print and perforated 13.5 (gummed stamps). Rating:- ****.

3 July 2024 - Matariki - “The 2024 Matariki stamps represent artist Shane Hansen’s personal connection with the Maori’s new year. Central to the art is Te TÅ«Ä« Kataki, Shane explains, “I am drawn to him. As I age my affection and connection grow. His wairua, brightness and vibrancy for life remind me of what it means to be alive. Lie true, live full, live real! Wear your feathers with pride.,be bold, be brave, believe. E tōku TÅ«Ä« Kaitaiki”  - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 4 stamps. Designed by Shane Hansen and lithographed by Brebner Print and perforated 14 x14.5. Rating:- - ***.

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