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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2020 at 03:20
It is great news to hear that the Waikoa Island Post Office is planning a new issue to promote philately. They just announced this new issue last Friday:

Originally posted by Waikoa Observer newspaper Waikoa Observer newspaper wrote:

Stamp Collecting Month to be honoured

Waikoa Island will issue a special set of two commemorative stamps to celebrate the month of October as Stamp Collecting Month, announced the Postmaster, Mr Whetu Ngatai, today.

"The two stamps, valued at 35 tanos and 1.70 reis, each show a view of a stamp stockbook page with a magnifier and some stamps thereon. Date of issue will be Tuesday 1st September 2020, and the stamps are being issued in small minisheets comprising five of each value, at Rs 10.25," he added.



Millions of philatelists

The president of the Waikoa Stamp Club, Mr Rasjid Grvanch, explained: "Stamp collecting is an important aspect of the modern world, and philatelists worldwide number in the millions.  In fact, were it not for philately, many small islands such as Waikoa, Pitcairn, Tuvalu, and St Kitts, would hardly be known at all in the wider world.  Despite much communication being done by email, philately still has a vital role to play in the modern world, and philatelists remain valued humans in every land."

The sheets of stamps carry messages on the side-selvedges urging folks to join their local stamp clubs, and mentioning that Waikoa Island's first stamps appeared over half a century ago, back in 1965.  Most stamps have widely-accepted valuations, and exhibitions are held around the globe.  Exchanging duplicate stamps by mail with friends from other lands is a great way to build up an interesting collection, and meet fellow collectors.

The new stamps were designed by Miss Millicent Smergley of Takavau, and printed by Chan Hui Shudian Printers in Minaue.  They are printed in full-colour on 100 gram security paper, and perf 12.


Spice of philately

Asked about the recent stamps celebrating Letter-Writing Week (some of which had a spelling error), Mr Grvanch said that errors are the spice of philately.  "Collectors enjoy finding stamps with errors on, and the fact that the Post Office continues to sell both the stamps with and without the error makes life more interesting for us," he concluded.



Waikoa Island 2020 Stamp Collecting Month, minisheet.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2020 at 04:21
Fortunately, my fisherwoman pal on the island was able to prevail on Miss Smergley to sign some covers.  Mine just arrived in the post, looking good:



Waikoa Island 2020 Stamp Collecting Month set,
on first day cover, and signed by the designer.
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