New Issues 2011

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New Issues 2011 I-N

New Issues 2011 P-Z


Scott: #???O

Issued: 01.06.2011

20th Anniversary of the Regional Commonwealth of the field of Communication

Inside #???: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 28.7.2010

Colonial Heritage II

This stamp issue is the second in a four-year series titled Colonial Heritage, developed to commemorate Australia's philatelic history. This stamp issue focuses on emerging colonial identity, representing the shift in colonial thinking, reflecting a greater sense of belonging in the "new" homeland.

Inside #????: New South Wales #81O

Inside #????: New South Wales #82O

Kangaroo and Lyrebird

The kangaroo and the lyrebird originally featured in stamps marking the 1888 centenary of New South Wales, the first adhesive commemorative stamp issue to be released worldwide. The kangaroo, flanked by the Sydney flannel flower, was in a one shilling (1/-) brown design; the lyrebird, bordered with waratahs and honeysuckle, was in an eight pence (8d) magenta design. The other Australian colony to feature a kangaroo was South Australia, using it in a blue two-and-a-half (2d) stamp design released in 1894.

Inside #????: Western Australia #1O

Black Swan and Southern Cross

The Black Swan has a strong place in Western Australia's philatelic heritage. It remained the central motif of the colony's stamps from its first issue, in 1854, until stamp production was transferred to the Commonwealth in 1902. The Southern Cross featured on many Australian colonial stamps, the first of which was the five shilling (5s) New South Wales medallion stamp of 1861. This resonant symbol of the south also appeared in the designs of one Western Australian stamp, six Victorian stamps and four New South Wales designs, including stamp duty and charity designs.

Scott: #????O


Scott: #B387O

Issued: 10.09.2011

90th Anniversary V.O.P.H. (Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies)

Inside # B387:






Austria #2119

Austria #2286

Austria #2109


Austria #2162

Austria #B369

Austria #2262

Austria #2256

Austria #1709

Austria #2147





Austria #2015

Austria #2299

Austria #1861





Austria #1720

Austria #1779

Austria #1648

Austria #2127

Austria #1647



90 years of the Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies

This year organised philately in Austria is celebrating a round anniversary: The Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies is celebrating its 90th birthday, an event marked by the present commemorative with a surcharge of EUR 0.20.

It was on 9 March 1921 that representatives of 16 stamp collectors' clubs came together in the once famous Dreierl restaurant in Vienna's first district in order to found the Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies, the VÖPh. There is no doubt that this was a farsighted decision, since despite all the ravages of the 20th century, the Federation with its currently 300 member societies continues to flourish unabated. The VÖPh continues to perform its functions the broad-ranging promotion of philately and the safeguarding of collectors interests in today's very changed conditions. Incidentally, the fact that the anniversary is not celebrated on the precise date of foundation but rather six months later has a certain tradition in the history of the Federation. Previous anniversaries were also mostly celebrated a few months later, on the occasion of the annual Federation conference. An interesting example of this was the fifth Austrian Philatelists' Conference, as it was known then, which was held on 11 September 1926 in Vienna, examining in particular the topic of forgeries and how to combat them. This question was an ongoing theme of the first decades of the Federation's activities in those days it was after all extremely difficult to find sufficiently qualified objective and neutral experts to clarify disputes on the question of forgeries. Hence the integration of the Organisation of Austrian Stamp Examiners into the Federation following the 1965 WIPA proved to be all the more effective.

On the question of the WIPA: during its varied 90-year history, the Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies has organised numerous large-scale presentations and displays with considerable success, above all the famous "Vienna International Stamp Exhibition", which has always attracted international attention; the last event was held only a few years ago in 2008. The Federation is managed by an executive board, the president of which has been Mag. Anton Tettinek, and his deputy Ing. Alfred Kunz since the last election conference.

The motif of the new commemorative shows a design by Hannes Margreiter, a graphic interpretation of the global message of stamps as carefully guarded by the Federation of Austrian Philatelist Societies.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #3202O

Issued: 18.11.2011

Centenary Brazilian Philatelic Society

Inside #3202: Brazil #1O

The Hologram

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 31.12.2011

Postal Communication

Inside #????: Stamps on Envelope (TBI?)

Thanks to Joao Tiago


Scott: #2469aP

Issued: 13.5.2011

Methods of Mail Delivery

Inside #2468: Canada #141O

(on cover, dog sled mail stamp)

Inside #2468: Canada #196O

Inside #2468: Canada postal card #H&G 17O (on barrel mail stamp)

Inside #2469 (and in margin): Canada #69O

(on cover, dog sled mail stamp and top margin of sheet)

Inside #2469: Canada #219O (on cover, dog sled mail stamp)

Inside #2469: U.S. postal card #UX7O (on dog sled mail stamp)

Scott: #????O

Inside #????: Other TBI

(Thanks to Mike Knopfler for the scan)

Given Canadas sometimes daunting landscapes and often extreme weather, delivering the mail has, at times, required a little ingenuity. These stamps honour Canada Posts history and depict the role of mail delivery in the development of our nation.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Central African

Scott: #????O

Issued: 20.12.2011

WWF Endangered Species

Inside #????a: Botswana to be listed 2011

Inside #????a (In background)Romania #4887 (partly)

Inside #????b: Niue #730

Inside #????b (in background): Mauritania #383 (partly)

Inside #????c: Sierra Leone #588

Inside #????c (in background)Laos #???? (unlisted 2008) (partly)

Inside #????d: Br. Antarctic Terr. #192

Inside #????d (in background): Br. Antarctic Terr. #195 (partly)

Inside #???? (in margin): Burundi #599a

Inside #???? (in margin): Libya #1325

Inside #???? (in margin): Libya #1328

Scott: #????O

Inside #????: Slovenia #247c

Inside #???? (in background): Serbia #??? (2011)

Inside #???? (in margin - top left): Serbia #381a

Inside #???? (In margin - bottom center, behind tree): Anguilla #968b

(partial upper right corner, lower left corner)

Inside #???? (In margin - behind panda head): TBI

Thanks to Plinio Richelmi

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for Ids and stamp scans

Czech Republic

Scott: #????O

Issued: 20.1.2011

Traditions of Czech Stamp Production

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Lou wrote: I just bought the very elusive 1966 imprinted envelope from Czechoslovakia with the indicium adapted for the 2011 Traditions issue. It is a flown first day cover, so I'm sending a scan of the cropped indicium with a partial cancel. This cover had interesting travels in its history: from Czechoslovakia to the U.S., then somehow to a dealer in Pakistan, and now back to me in the U.S.!

Inside #????: 60h Mail coach on Charles Bridge stamp from imprinted envelope

issued for Union of Czechoslovak Philatelists Exhibition, Prague 1966. 

The 2011 issue in the series Tradition of Czech Stamp Design is a single-colour stamp, printed by the rotary recess method, which first appeared on the "Mail Coach on Charles Bridge" envelope commemorating the exhibition of specialised branches of the Union of Czechoslovak Philatelists Prague 1966. The stamp was originally designed and engraved by Josef Herčík. Bedřich Housa is the author of the current engraved version.

Josef Herčík (March 22nd, 1922, Uherský Brod - July 9th, 1999, Prague) was one of the leading Czech engravers in the post-World War II era, mainly due to the large number of national and international awards he received for his contribution to the art of engraving in stamp design. As the author of more than 400 stamp engravings, Josef Herčík managed to overcome even Jindra Schmidt and became the most prolific Czechoslovak engraver.

Josef Herčík's started his art career in the almost forgotten craft of gunstock engraving in the arm producing firm Zbrojovka Uherský Brod. He moved to Prague in 1940 where he also married. After the end of the war he was admitted to the College of Arts in Prague. The education opened him a broader way to graphic design.

Although mainly recognized as a stamp engraver, he also authored a large spectrum of other graphic works, such as drawings, book covers and illustrations, bibliophilic works. His engravings for the 1958 edition of Arthur Rimbaud's "Le bateau ivre", designed by painter František Tichý, was the first work that made him publicly visible. His cooperation with graphic designer Václav Sivko, which started at the same time, introduced him to stamp engraving; Herčík's first stamp engravings followed Sivka's designs used for the PRAGA 1962 exhibition, although his first "real" stamp engravings featuring two insect motifs appeared later.

Herčík worked mainly for the Czechoslovak stamp design, but several of his works became also internationally renowned. He engraved an extensive series of facsimiles of famous stamps, e.g. the Blue Mauritius, for the German philatelic firm Hermann Sieger, as well as a few stamps for other postal administrations, such as Monaco or the United Nations.

Herčík covered also other areas of graphic design, such as free or heraldic graphics. As a heraldic designer he was even commissioned to design and engrave almost all Czechoslovak issues including heraldry of Czech or Slovak towns.

Josef Herčík and his wife Helena remained very active and enterprising in the graphic arts industry even in old age. The printing firm "1. česká grafická společnost", set up by them and their son Josef Herčík Jr.'s family in the 1990s, soon attracted major printing and graphic contracts from around the world.


Scott: #2076O

Issued: ??.??.2011

Post Day

Inside #2076:

Egypt #3O

Egypt #57O

Egypt #107O

Egypt #183O

Egypt #C1O

Egypt #271O

Egypt #321O

Egypt #386O

Egypt #389O

Egypt #873O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #C73O

Issued: 19.02.2011

First flight with Aeropostale

Inside #C73: Stamps on Envelopes

Thanks to Mike Knopfler

French Southern and Antarctic Territories

Scott: #444O

Issued: 04.01.2011

Air Crash on Juan de Nova Island

Front and back of December 7, 1929 crash covers

Inside #444:

Madagascar #83P

Madagascar #100O

Madagascar #144O

Madagascar #145O

Lou wrote: Finally got a scan and could see the cover better. Previously, I had done some research online, and found an auction with two other covers on the same flight, both had 13.50 francs (3 stamps-- 10, 2, 1.50 fr) registered postage from Madagascar to France, so I knew I had to find some combination of that to ID the stamps (and was already sure of the 10 fr).  Once I could see the colors of the stamps better, and which had surcharges, I came up with the Sc #s and then found the scans.


What do these crash covers have to do with French Antarctica?  The best I can figure is that the mail was forwarded from there to Madagascar, where postage was added. Also, the crash was not that much of a crash either!  According to the auction notes, the aircraft had engine trouble after take off and landed on Juan de Nova Island.  The next day, after repairs were made, the plane took off and went on to France.  And for this they issued a set of commemorative stamps!

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


125th Ann of Gib Stamps

Scott: #????-??P

Issued: 15.04.2011

125th Anniversary of Gibraltar Stamps

Inside #????: Gibraltar #7O

Inside #????: Gibraltar #48O

Inside #????: Gibraltar #74O

Inside #????: Gibraltar #118O

Inside #????: Gibraltar #131O

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno

Great Britain

Scott: #????O

Issued: 15.09.2011

The Age of the Hanoverians

Inside #????c: G.B. #1

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert, Mike Knopfler, Martin Hirschbühl and Lou Guadagno

The fifth in Royal Mails Kings and Queens series takes a look at the Hanoverian dynasty that reigned over the British Isles from the death of Queen Anne in 1714 to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.

The Hanoverians ruled for nearly 200 years during a period of massive change. They came to power in difficult circumstances that looked set to undermine the stability of British society. George I was only 52nd in line to the throne, but the nearest Protestant according to the Act of Settlement. From a decidedly shaky start the Hanoverian period proved to be a remarkably stable one, not least because of the longevity of its kings and queen. From 1714 through to 1901, there were only six monarchs. It was also in this period that Britain came to acquire much of her overseas empire, despite the loss of the American colonies, largely through foreign conquest in the various wars of the century. By the end of the Hanoverian period, the British Empire covered a third of the globe.

The period was also one of political stability, and the development of constitutional monarchy. Britain's first 'Prime' Minister, Robert Walpole, dates from this period, and income tax was introduced. Towards the end of the Hanoverian period, the Great Reform Act was passed, which amongst other things widened the electorate.

It was during Victoria's reign, the longest in British history, that the modern idea of the constitutional monarch, whose role was to remain above political parties, began to evolve.

Issued: 15.09.2011

Penny Red Facsimilie Pack, 170th Anniversary of the Penny Red

The facsimile Penny Red stamps are printed intaglio in a block of four and are presented in an informative brochure.

File:PennyRed.jpegInside #????: G.B. Penny Red

Thanks to Martin Hirschbühl


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 01.10.2011

150th Anniversary, First Greece stamps

Greece #1O

Greece #2O

Greece #3O

Greece #7O


Greece #4O

Greece #5O

Greece #6O

Inside #????-?: Greece #1-7 (value numerals omitted, colors changed)

Scott: #????O

On October 1st, 1861 Greece released its first postage stamps, whats known as the Large Hermes Heads. They are masterpieces, considered some of the finest stamps, not only in Greek philately, but in all philately. The seven stamps each feature the Greek god Hermes, known among other traits, as messenger to the Gods. Its a perfect choice and one that recurs many times on stamps worldwide. The Hermes Head stamp has its roots in France, the stamp design was done by Albert Barre. His design based on the French stamp featuring the goddess Demeter, and executed by his father, the engraver Jacques-Jean Barre. The seven values of the first stamps (Scott #1-7) were printed in Paris, and have become known as the Paris Prints.  These were so finely executed that they are fairly easy to recognize, even to an untrained eye like mine.

The printing plates were shipped to Greece, where printing resumed. The subsequent printings created a number of distinct varieties, which amuse, frustrate and otherwise occupy many collectors. Indeed, many devote themselves to the study of nothing but these stamps. Control numbers on the back of the stamps, paper varieties, color variations, plates flaws and forgeries all contribute to the mystique the Hermes Heads continue to have.

Among the most valuable is the Solferino a distinct color variety of the 40 lepta Hermes Head stamp. The stamp takes its name from the blood spilled on the sands at the battle of Solferino. Only 14 examples are known to exist and one is about to go to auction with an opening bid of 40,000 euro. Any takers?

An interesting asidethe Hermes Heads were not the first postage stamps used in Greece. The British having occupied the Ionian Islands, issued a set of three stamps in 1859. Five years later, in a gesture of goodwill they ceded the islands back to Greece and those stamps became invalid.

Happy 150th Anniversary! (

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Mike Knopfler


Scott: #???O

Issued: 23.03.2011

100th Anniversary, UPAEP

Inside #???: Guatemala #141O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????O

Issued: ??.??.2011 (?)

Guinea honoring J F Kennedy



Cameroons #C302

Guatemala #C302


Congo Dem Rep #515







Niger #C44

Mexico #C262

Maldives #472

Central Africa Rep. #C24

Ecuador #C430

Colombia #C455

Rwanda #134

Marshall Island #711f


Scott: #????O

Issued: ??.??.2011 (?)

Guinea honoring J F Kennedy


Upper Volta #C18

Philippines #925

Chad #C20

Niger #C44

Central Africa Rep. #C24

Dahomey #C191


Argentina #760


Dominican Rep. #C137

Liberia #448

Congo Rep. #C179

Guatemala #C302

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 28.07.2011

Chinese Celebrities

Inside #???:

China PR #2258O

China (PR) #2315P

China PR #1586O

China (PR) #1647O

China (PR) #1764P

China (PR) #1832O

Inside #???:

China (PR) #1900O

China (PR) #1966O

China (PR) #2019O

China (PR) #2074P

China (PR) #2131O

China (PR) #2193O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and to Prof. Plinio Richelmi

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: ??.??.2011

100th Anniversary, Air mail

Inside #????: India #62

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and to Prof. Plinio Richelmi

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 27.09.2011

27th Asian International Stamps Exhibition China 2011

Inside #????:

China (PR) Yang # ? (Monkey King opera mask)

unissued 1964

China (PR) Yang #S106

Unissued variety 1953

China (PR) Yang # ? (Meng Wang opera mask)

Unissued 1964

China (PR) unlisted (large All China Is Red)

Withdrawn, issued in error 1968

China (Empire) #83 1897

China (PR) Yang #W84

Prepared, not issued 1968

China (PR) Yang #M3 Navy Military Post 1953

China (PR) Yang #W82 1968

China (PR) #999A (vertical All China Is Red)

Withdrawn, issued in error 1968

In background of s/s:  multiples of all 9 stamps

Inside #????:

China (PR) Yang #C96

China (PR) Yang #C94

China (PR) Yang #C95

China (PR) Yang #C97


Inside #???? (In Margin):

China (PR) #196

China (PR) #194

China (PR) #195

China (PR) #197

In s/s background are multiples of the stamps in the 9v s/s (except the 8f opera mask)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans and thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


New Issues 2011 I-N

New Issues 2011 P-Z