<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-16"> <meta name="generator" content="Adobe GoLive"> <title>News Archive January - June 2015</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <h1><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">News Archive January - June 2015</font></h1> <div align="left"> <p><i>Latest update of this archive: <!-- #BeginDate format:Sw1 -->3 January, 2016<!-- #EndDate --></i></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2014_2.html">News Archive July - December 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202014_1.html">News Archive January - June 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_2.html">News Archive July - December 2013</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a 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src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="LV20150626" title="LV20150626" id="LR46"></a>26 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Latvian Zodiac Stamps</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LV/LV20150626 ST 0_50 6 LEO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LV/LV20150626 ST 0_50 6 LEO.png" width="223" height="180" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LV/LV20150626 SH 6_00 LEO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LV/LV20150626 SH 6_00 LEO.png" width="700" height="468" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150622" title="DE20150622" id="LR41"></a>22 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Lorch City Jubilee</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150622_1231 PMK 73547 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150622_1231 PMK 73547 HLIO.png" width="227" height="213" alt=""/></a></p> <p>150 years ago, Lorch in Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg acquired city status, and this jubilee is marked by an illustrated special postmark in use in the period 22 June 2015 - 31 December 2015. </p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Lorch_Wuerttemberg_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Lorch_Wuerttemberg_CoA.png" width="190" height="203" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The postmark shows the city's CoA with a Lion Rampant. </p> <p>You can obtain the postmark by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutscha Post AG<br> Niederlassung Privatkunden/Filialen <br> Sonderstempelstelle Weiden <br> DE-92627 WEIDEN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 13/199&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last date of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.62 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150621" title="DE20150621" id="LR40"></a>21 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>30th Anniversary of the Siebengebirge Animal Protection Society</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20150621 PMK 53572 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20150621 PMK 53572 CAT.png" width="271" height="219" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 21 June 2015 the German Post takes part in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Siebengebirge Animal Protection Society in the town of Unkel in Rhineland-Palatinate. </p> <p>The postmark shows the silhouettes of several animals - among them a cat. </p> <p>You can obtain this postmark by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG<br> Niederlassung Privatkunden/Filialen <br> Sonderstempelstelle Weiden <br> DE-92627 WEIDEN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 13/198&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than 24 July 2015 (extended due to late notification). </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.62 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="US20150620" title="US20150620" id="US20150620"></a>20 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>250th Anniverary of Charlemont, Massachusetts</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/US/_notes/US20150620 PMK 01339 HGRIFF.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/US/_notes/US20150620 PMK 01339 HGRIFF.png" width="500" height="248" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/US/US_Charlemont_MA_SEAL.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/US/US_Charlemont_MA_SEAL.png" width="391" height="298" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150618" title="GB20150618" id="GB20150618"></a>18 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GB/GB20150618 FDP L22 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GB/GB20150618 FDP L22 LIO.png" width="176" height="172" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Ian Billings (<a href="http://www.norphil.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a>)</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="PY20150612" title="PY20150612" id="PY20150612"></a>12 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Geoffroy's Cat from Paraguay</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Geoffroys cat/PY20150612 ST 1400 GEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Geoffroys cat/PY20150612 ST 1400 GEO.jpg" width="450" height="351" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="US20150607" title="US20150607" id="US20150607"></a>7 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Teenie's Annual Fishing Derby</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20150607 PMK 05737 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20150607 PMK 05737 CAT.png" width="450" height="222" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></b></font></p> <p><i><a name="UN20150605" title="UN20150605" id="UN20150605"></a>5 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>UN South East Asian World Heritage Sites</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNUS20150605 ST 0_49 1 LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNUS20150605 ST 0_49 1 LIO.jpg" width="300" height="214" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNUS20150605 BK 10_08 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNUS20150605 BK 10_08 LIO.png" width="700" height="377" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="US20150605" title="US20150605" id="US20150605"></a>5 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>US Wizard of Oz Postmark</b></font></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/US/US20150605 PMK 13037 LIO.png" width="450" height="227" alt=""/></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="SG20150605_1" title="SG20150605_1" id="LR42"></a>5 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Singapore: South-East Asian Games 2015</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 1st LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 1st LIO.png" width="350" height="268" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 0_90 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 0_70 LIO.png" width="350" height="267" alt=""/><br> <img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 0_90 LIO.png" width="350" height="270" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 1_30 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 ST 1_30 LIO.png" width="350" height="270" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 PP 5_50 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 PP 5_50 LIO.png" width="500" height="240" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 SH 1st_2_90 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20150605 SH 1st_2_90 LIO.png" width="800" height="523" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The above image is that of the Singapore 28th SEA Games MyStamp sheet, about the size of A4 sheet, released 5 June 2015. The vignettes show Nila the games mascot, at the sports represented in the games. The mascot is a lion, and the name Nila is probably derived from Sang Nila Utama, a Hindu prince who landed on the island Temasek, saw an animal and thought it was a lion and renamed the Temasek, Singapura or Lion City in Sanskrit.</p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="SG20150605_2" title="SG20150605_2" id="LR28"></a>5 June 2015 / <a name="FR20150519" title="FR20150519" id="LR38"></a>19 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Singapore - France Joint Issue</b></font><i></i></p> <p>To celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations - and to mark the festivals &quot;France in Singapore/Singapore in France&quot;, the two countries are both issuing stamps.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/FR20150519 BK 4x20gW 6_90 MERL.png"><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/FR20150519 BK 4x20gW 6_90 MERL.png" width="700" height="316" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/FR20150519 BK 4x20gW 6_90 PNE.png" width="700" height="320" alt=""/></p> <p>France's La Poste issues a &quot;Collector&quot; - a booklet with pre-personalised, self-adhesive stamps from both countries on 19 May 2015. The 4 stamps of 2 diffrent designs are denominated 20g Worldwide (EUR 1.20 on issue). One of the designs includes the Merlion, and on the booklet cover you will find the Stylized Lion National Symbol of Singapore. The Singapore Lion can also be found in the first day postmark.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/FR/FR20150519 FDP 75001 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/FR/FR20150519 FDP 75001 LIO.png" width="263" height="262" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 ST 2_00 MERL.png"><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 ST 2_00 MERL.png" width="249" height="334" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Singapore Post follows suite on 5 June 2015 with two stamps denominated 1st local and SGD 2.00, respectively. The SGD 2.00 stamp shows the Merlion. The issued was originally planned for 19 May 2015 in Singapore as well, but was delayed due to &quot;unforeseen circumstances&quot;.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 MS 2_30 MERL.png"><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 MS 2_30 MERL.png" width="691" height="434" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The gummed stamps are sold in ordinary sheets, as well as in a MS with both stamps.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 PP 4_05 MERL.png"><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/SG20150605 PP 4_05 MERL.png" width="499" height="259" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's a presentation pack at SGD 4.05.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/FR_SG20150519 BK FDC MERL.png"><img src="../scans/Mythic cats/Merlion/FR_SG20150519 BK FDC MERL.png" width="678" height="701" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There is also a special collector/booklet with the stamps of both countries cancelled with the official first day postmarks. The bi-national booklet is sold by Singapore Post for SGD 8.40. At the time of reporting, we are not certain if it has been offered in France. To our knowledge this special booklet has not been sold uncancelled. Should any uncancelled copies exist, they would actually constitute a separate version of the Singapore stamps, as they are othervised gummed stamps from sheets or MS.</p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan and Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150602" title="GB20150602" id="LR35"></a>2 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150602 FDP NW1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150602 FDP NW1 HLIO.png" width="166" height="180" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150602 FDP LE1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150602 FDP LE1 HLIO.png" width="193" height="196" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Royal Mail issues a set of six stamps for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. None of the stamps show any cats, but two of the announced first day postmarks show Heraldic Lions. An official FDP at use at London NW1 (can only be used with the Magna Carta stamps) shows 3 Lions passant guardant, while a postmark from Leicester (can be used with any stamps) shows a Lion rampant at the shield of Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester. </p> <p>The Leicester postmark can be acquired by sending addressed and franked envelopes/postcards to: </p> <p>&laquo;Special Handstamp no. 13490&raquo; <br> Midlands Special Handstamp Centre<br> Birmingham Mail Centre<br> St. Stephens Street<br> BIRMINGHAM B6 4AA , United Kingdom </p> <p>The outer envelope for your letters/postcards must be postmarked no later than 15 June 2015 (extended deadline due to late announcement). After handstamping, covers are returned to customers in a prepaid, clear plastic envelope, except where the customer has provided their own self addressed envelope. Such self addressed envelopes need not be franked, provided your cancelled items have been appropriately franked for their destination address(es). </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man: GBP 0.62 / 1st (&lt;100g) <br> Europe: GBP 0.97 (&lt;20g) <br> World: GBP 0.97 (&lt;10g) / GBP 1.28 (&lt;20g) </p> <p>Or if you'd rather leave the formalities to a dealer, <a href="mailto:ian@norphil.co.uk">Ian Billings</a> at <a href="http://www.norvic-philatelics.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a> would most probably be able to help you.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p>FDCs with these postmarks can be ordered from <a href="http://www.norphil.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Ian Billings (<a href="http://www.norphil.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a>)</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="LI20150601" title="LI20150601" id="LI20150601"></a>1 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Cathedral of St. Florin in Vaduz</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LI/LI20150601 ST 2_00 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/LI/LI20150601 ST 2_00 LIO.png" width="258" height="304" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150601" title="GB20150601" id="GB20150601"></a>1 June 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150601 PMK PO31 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150601 PMK PO31 HLIO.png" alt="" width="210" height="195" border="0"/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Ian Billings (<a href="http://www.norphil.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a>)</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="EE20150530" title="EE20150530" id="EE20150530"></a>30 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Lotte and Bruno from Gadgetville</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 ST 0_55 1 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 ST 0_55 1 CAT.png" width="251" height="188" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 ST 0_55 3 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 ST 0_55 3 CAT.png" width="251" height="188" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 BK 2_20 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/EE/EE20150530 BK 2_20 CAT.png" width="560" height="1024" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GI20150530" title="GI20150530" id="LR20"></a>30 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Gibraltar Celebrates Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch</b></font></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GI/GI20150530 ST 10_00 LIO.png" width="563" height="558" alt=""/></p> <p>HM Queen Elizabeth II is at present the world's oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain's longestlived and longest-reigning head of state. To celebrate such an important achievement, Gibraltar is issuing its first ever GBP 10.00 stamp featuring a photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) taken in 1955. The stamps are printed with 22ct gold and for the first time in history include 'Queen of Gibraltar' on a stamp.</p> <p>The stamp is issued 30 May 2015, allthough our correspondents have researched that her majesty will not pass the longest reign milestone until 9 September 2015.</p> <p>The reason for including this issue in a cat stamp collection can be found on the armrests of the throne, both carved in the form of Lion heads.</p> <p>The stamp can be ordered from the <a href="http://www.gibraltar-stamps.com/index.php?controller=stamps&action=stampdetails&id=1452">Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau</a> and also from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampProduct&id=17895">WOPA</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky and Patrick Roberts</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150529" title="DE20150529" id="LR32"></a>29 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>55th Hesse Day</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150529 PMK 34369 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150529 PMK 34369 HLIO.png" width="270" height="214" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The 55th Hesse Day is celebrated in the town of Hofgeismar in Hesse from 29 May to 7 June 2015. </p> <p>The German Post is present at the opening day with a commemorative postmark. In one of the little frames with symbols of Hesse, you can see a stylized Lion Rampant - from the state's Coat of Arms. </p> <p>The postmark can be obtained by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG <br> Niederlassung PRIVATKUNDEN/FILIALEN <br> Sonderstempelstelle <br> DE-92627 WEIDEN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 10/126&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last date of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.62 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="LR20150525" title="LR20150525" id="LR20150525"></a>25 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Liberia Remembers Lee Kuan Yew</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/LR/LR20150525 MS 400 HLIO_HLEP.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/LR/LR20150525 MS 350 HLIO_HLEP.png" width="450" height="456" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/LR/LR20150525 MS 400 HLIO_HLEP.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/LR/LR20150525 MS 400 HLIO_HLEP.png" width="700" height="418" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by <a href="https://www.igpc.com" target="_blank">IGPC</a></i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="DO20150524" title="DO20150524" id="DO20150524"></a>24 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>50 Years of Dominican Lionism</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/DO/DO20150524 ST 50_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/DO/DO20150524 ST 50_00 LIOC.png" width="350" height="250" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/DO/DO20150524 FDC 50_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/DO/DO20150524 FDC 50_00 LIOC.png" width="600" height="396" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="US20150516" title="US20150516" id="US20150516"></a>16 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>US Bobcat Postmark</b></font></p> <p><b><i><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20150516 PMK 53225 BOB.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20150516 PMK 53225 BOB.png" width="400" height="230" alt=""/></a></font></i></b><i></i></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="JE20150513" title="JE20150513" id="LR43"></a>13 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Jersey Post at Europhilex 2015</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA LL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA LL100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA LLL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA LLL100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA UK100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA UK100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA UKL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA UKL100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA EU20 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA EU20 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA IN20 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150513 FRA IN20 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Jersey Post is present with a Post and Go kiosk at the Europhilex 2015 Philatelic Exhibition in London 13 - 16 May 2015. The labels from the event have a special commemorative text mentioning both the exhibition and the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black.</p> <p>The labels can be ordered from<a href="http://www.jerseystamps.com/en/Shop/Detail?c=1402EP5&r=/en/Shop/IssuesList?t=&g=&y=&k=&d=&r=&v=ISSUE">Jersey Post</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150513" title="GB20150513" id="LR21"></a>13 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Heraldic Beasts Pictorial Faststamps</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FRA 1st100 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FRA 1st100 1 HLIO.png" width="349" height="168" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FRA 1st100 6 HGRIFF.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FRA 1st100 6 HGRIFF.png" width="349" height="168" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Royal Mail issues a new set of Pictorial Post &amp; Go franking labels on 13 May 2015. The labels are sold in standard rates from self-service machines in many UK post offices. Two of the six designs shows cats - one Lion passant and one Griffin passant.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP TW9 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP TW9 HLIO.png" width="175" height="162" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP SW1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP SW1 HLIO.png" width="206" height="194" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP SL4 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP SL4 HLIO.png" width="191" height="190" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP KT8 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP KT8 HLIO.png" width="206" height="194" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP EC4V HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150513 FDP EC4V HLIO.png" width="208" height="208" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There are also no less than 5 First Day Postmarks showing heraldic cats for this issue.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis and Ian Billings</i> <i> (<a href="http://www.norphil.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a>)</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="JE20150509" title="JE20150509" id="JE20150509"></a>9 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Jersey: 70th Anniversary of the Liberation</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150509 ST 0_64 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150509 ST 0_64 HLIO.png" width="350" height="265" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="GB20150506" title="GB20150506" id="LR22"></a>6 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>175th Anniversary of the Penny Black</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GB/GB20150506 FDP WC1X LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GB/GB20150506 FDP WC1X LIO.png" width="180" height="179" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis and Ian Billings</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="AU20150505" title="AU20150505" id="LR23"></a>5 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Australian Domestic Cats</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 1 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 1 SIA.png" width="175" height="248" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 2 DOM.png" width="175" height="246" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 3 MCO.png" width="173" height="247" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 ST 0_70 4 RAG.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 ST 0_70 4 RAG.png" width="176" height="249" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="261" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 ST 0_70 5 AUM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 ST 0_70 5 AUM.png" width="174" height="247" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 5 May 2015 the Australian Post Office issues a set of stamps depicting Domestic Cats. There are 5 different AUD 0.70 stamps (standard inland postage), each depicting cats of a different breed.</p> <p>There's </p> <ul> <li>Charo the Siamese, </li> <li>Bubu of unspecified breed, </li> <li>Sweetie the Maine Coon, </li> <li>Cato the Ragdoll,</li> <li> and last, but not least Briony the Australian Mist. </li> </ul> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png" width="153" height="213" alt=""/><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="22" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 7 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 7 DOM.png" width="153" height="213" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="22" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 8 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 8 MCO.png" width="151" height="213" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="22" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 ST 0_70 9 RAG.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 ST 0_70 9 RAG.png" width="151" height="213" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="261" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 ST 0_70 10 AUM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 ST 0_70 10 AUM.png" width="153" height="217" alt=""/></a></p> <p>All stamps are issued in two versions - a larger gummed stamp from ordinary sheets with all stamps printed se-tenantly, as well as a smaller, self-adhesive stamp from 10-stamp booklets and 200-stamp coils. The coil packaging does not show any cats.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 1 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 1 SIA.png" width="350" height="261" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 2 DOM.png" width="350" height="266" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 BK 7_00 3 MCO.png" width="350" height="261" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 BK 7_00 4 RAG.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 BK 7_00 4 RAG.png" width="350" height="264" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="175" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 BK 7_00 5 AUM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 BK 7_00 5 AUM.png" width="350" height="261" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="162" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20040921 COIL 140_00 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20040921 COIL 140_00 MIX.png" width="354" height="307" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's one booklet for each stamp - all containing 10 stamps. The various cats are also pictured on the booklet covers. The booklets sell for AUD 7.00 each.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 1 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 1 SIA.png" width="337" height="161" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 2 DOM.png" width="337" height="163" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 BK 140_00 3 MCO.png" width="336" height="163" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 BK 140_00 4 RAG.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 BK 140_00 4 RAG.png" width="338" height="166" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="162" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 BK 140_00 5 AUM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 BK 140_00 5 AUM.png" width="335" height="162" alt=""/></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All booklets are also sold in so called chequebooks for large volume stamp users. Each booklet contains 20 of ordinary booklets.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 FDC 3_50 1 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 FDC 3_50 1 MIX.png" width="700" height="411" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 FDC 3_50 2 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 FDC 3_50 2 MIX.png" width="700" height="408" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There are official FDCs for both the gummed and self-adhesive stamps. The Balcatta First Day Postmark shows a cat silhouette, which can also be found in the FDC cachets.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 1 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 1 SIA.png" width="259" height="354" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 2 DOM.png" width="259" height="356" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/AU/AU20150505 MC 0_70 3 MCO.png" width="260" height="356" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 MC 0_70 4 RAG.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/RAG/AU20150505 MC 0_70 4 RAG.png" width="264" height="359" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/AU/AU20150505 ST 0_70 6 SIA.png"><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="22" width="132" border="0"></i></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 MC 0_70 5 AUM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/AUM/AU20150505 MC 0_70 5 AUM.png" width="258" height="355" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There are also 5 Maximum Cards - one for each stamp, cancelled with the First Day Postmark. The cards are pre-franked for World Postage.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 LB 1_5 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/AU/AU20150505 LB 1_5 MIX.png" width="700" height="527" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The gutter labels from the gummed sheets show various cat parafunalea.</p> <p>All items of this issue are for sale from Australia Post's webshop.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="MT20150502" title="MT20150502" id="LR44"></a>2 May 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Penny Black Jubilee MS from Malta</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/MT/MT20150502 MS 3_63 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/MT/MT20150502 MS 3_63 LIO.png" width="693" height="452" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 2 May 2015 Malta issued a MS with three EUR 1.21 stamps to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black. The selvedge of the MS is decorated with illustrations like the Mulready postal stationary, with its prominent Lion on top. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/MT/MT20150502 FDC 3_63 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/MT/MT20150502 FDC 3_63 LIO.png" width="819" height="454" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The lion is also pictured in the FDC cachet. There's also a Presentation Pack and a Souvenir folder. </p> <p>The products can be ordered from <a href="https://www.maltaphilately.com/en/products/product/pms1506?returnurl=/en/products/liststampcatalogue/page/1?iy=2015">Maltapost</a> or from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampRelatedIssue&id=17565">WOPA</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis and Steven Xureb</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="MK20150429" title="MK20150429" id="MK20150429"></a>29 April 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Cat from Macedonia</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/MK/MK20150429 ST 1_00 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/MK/MK20150429 ST 1_00 DOM.png" width="400" height="301" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="TJ20150418" title="TJ20150418" id="LR39"></a>18 April 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Flora and Fauna from Tajikistan</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Clouded Leopard/TJ20150418 MS 19_00 CLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Clouded Leopard/TJ20150418 MS 19_00 CLP.png" width="700" height="382" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Tajikistan issued a miniature sheet of six stamps dedicated to Flora and Fauna for international stamp exhibitions in Singapore and Taiwan. Both Fauna stamps show Clouded Leopards - one with an Elephant (presumably for Singapore) and one with a Panda (presumably for Taiwan). Both stamps are denominated TJS 3.50. The MS also exists in imperforate version.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Clouded Leopard/TJ20150418 IMS 19_00 CLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Clouded Leopard/TJ20150418 IMS 19_00 CLP.png" width="700" height="383" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="JE20150417" title="JE20150417" id="LR24"></a>17 April 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Jersey Post and Go at the Scottish Congress</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA LL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA LL100 HLIO.png" alt="" width="300" height="141" border="0"/></a><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA LLL100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA UK100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA UK100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA UKL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA UKL100 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA EU20 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA EU20 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA IN20 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150417 FRA IN20 HLIO.png" width="300" height="141" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Jersey Post is present with a Post and Go kiosk at the 86th Scottish Congress in Perth on 17 and 18 April 2015. The labels from the event have a special commemorative text.</p> <p>The labels can be ordered from <a href="http://www.jerseystamps.com/en/Shop/Product?c=1402P5001&r=/en/Shop/Detail?c=1402P5&productcode=NOCODEC">Jersey Post</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="ME20150416" title="GB20150513" id="LR26"></a>16 April 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>EUROPA: Montenegrin Toy Cat</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/ME/ME20150416 ST 0_95 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/ME/ME20150416 ST 0_95 CAT.png" width="220" height="152" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="BE20150411" title="BE20150411" id="BE20150411"></a>11 April 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ma Dalton's Cat on Belgian Stamp</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/BE/BE20150411 ST 1 5 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/BE/BE20150411 ST 1 5 CAT.png" width="299" height="254" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150513" title="GB20150513" id="LR25"></a>4 April 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Kyrgyz Pets</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 ST 35_00 PER.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 ST 35_00 PER.png" width="317" height="222" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 IMP 35_00 PER.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 IMP 35_00 PER.png" width="313" height="221" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 ST 62_00 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 ST 62_00 SIA.png" width="317" height="222" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 IMP 62_00 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 IMP 62_00 SIA.png" width="313" height="221" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/KG/KG20150404 MS 200_00 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/KG/KG20150404 MS 200_00 MIX.png" width="791" height="607" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 SH 210_00 PER.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/PER/KG/KG20150404 SH 210_00 PER.png" width="316" height="334" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 SH 372_00 SIA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIA/KG/KG20150404 SH 372_00 SIA.png" width="316" height="334" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/KG/KG20150404 FDP 720000.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/KG/KG20150404 FDP 720000.jpg" width="100" height="102" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150404" title="DE20150404" id="LR14"></a>4 April 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>German Tiger Postmark</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/DE/DE20150404 PMK 12057 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/DE/DE20150404 PMK 12057 TIG.png" alt="" height="216" width="275" border="0"></a></p> <p>For the 60th Anniversary of the Society for Circus Friends (Gesellschaft der Circusfreunde e.V) a commemorative postmark showing a Tiger will be used in Berlin on 4 April 2015. </p> <p>The postmark will be used during the anniversary celebrations at Hotel Estrel, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin (no hours given). </p> <p>You can also obtain the postmark by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>DEUTSCHE POST AG <br> Niederlassung BRIEF <br> Sonderstempelstelle <br> DE-10770 BERLIN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 05/043&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last date of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: </p> <p> Germany: <br> Postcard EUR 0.45 / <br> Standard letter EUR 0.62 </p> <p>International: <br> Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150331" title="GB20150331" id="LR30"></a>31 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>RAF Leuchars Handover to the Army</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150331 PMK BFPS3183 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150331 PMK BFPS3183 HLIO.png" width="350" height="206" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="MDTN20150328" title="MDTN20150328" id="LR37"></a>28 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Transnistrian Archaeology</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/MDTN20150328 ST K CLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/MDTN20150328 ST K CLIO.png" width="355" height="204" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="IE20150320" title="IE20150320" id="LR29"></a>20 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Irish Animated Cat</b></font></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="KGEP20150319_20" title="KGEP20150319_20" id="LR31"></a>19-20 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Global Snow Leopard Protection Program</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 1 SLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 1 SLP.png" width="700" height="497" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 2 SLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 2 SLP.png" width="700" height="497" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 3 SLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KG/KGEP20150319 MC 250_00 3 SLP.png" width="700" height="497" alt=""/></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150318" title="GB20150318" id="LR19"></a>18 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>The Post Office Rifles during the Great War</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150318 PMK RH17 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GB/GB20150318 PMK RH17 HLIO.png" width="170" height="166" alt=""/></a></p> <p>A commemorative postmark will be used in Cuckfield, Haywards Heath (UK) on 18 March 2015 to commemorate the Post Office Rifles contributions to the First World War. The Post Office Rifles was a unit of the British Army, first formed in 1868 from volunteers as part of the Volunteer Force. The unit evolved several times until 1921, after which the name was lost during one of many reorganisations. </p> <p>The postmark shows the insignia of the British Army, with a crowned Lion statant guardant. </p> <p>The postmark can be acquired by sending addressed and franked envelopes/postcards to: </p> <p>&laquo;Special Handstamp no. 13373&raquo; <br> London Special Handstamp Centre <br> Royal Mail Mount Pleasant <br> Farringdon Road <br> LONDON EC1A 1BB, United Kingdom </p> <p>The outer envelope for your letters/postcards must be postmarked no later than 18 March 2015. After handstamping, covers are returned to customers in a prepaid, clear plastic envelope, except where the customer has provided their own self addressed envelope. Such self addressed envelopes need not be franked, provided your cancelled items have been appropriately franked for their destination address(es). </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man: GBP 0.62 / 1st (&lt;100g) <br> Europe: GBP 0.97 (&lt;20g) <br> World: GBP 0.97 (&lt;10g) / GBP 1.28 (&lt;20g) </p> <p>Or if you'd rather leave the formalities to a dealer, <a href="mailto:ian@norphil.co.uk">Ian Billings</a> at <a href="http://www.norvic-philatelics.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a> would most probably be able to help you.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="IN20150307" title="IN20150307" id="LR45"></a>7 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Golden Jubilee of the Lions Club of Mercara</b></font></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IN/IN20150307 PMK 571201 LIOC.png" width="250" height="306" alt=""/></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IN/IN20150307 PMK 571201 CVR.png" width="700" height="337" alt=""/></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="MD20150307" title="MD20150307" id="LR36"></a>7 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Moldovan Coats of Arms</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20150307 ST 0_10 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20150307 ST 0_10 HLIO.png" width="236" height="202" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20150307 ST 0_25 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20150307 ST 0_25 HLIO.png" width="236" height="202" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marco Carelli</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="AZ20150306" title="AZ20150306" id="LR33"></a>6 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Azeri Europa Stamp with Cat</b></font></p> <p><i><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 CAT.png" width="219" height="313" alt=""/></a></i><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 2 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 2 CAT.png" width="222" height="313" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 3 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 ST 0_60 3 CAT.png" width="224" height="313" alt=""/></a></p> <p>This year's theme for the EUROPA stamps, is Old Toys. Azerpo&ccedil;t issues a set of 2 stamps, a miniature sheet and a booklet with stamps that are imperforate either top or bottom. The AZN 0.60 stamp shows a wooden train and a pyramid of wooden blocks, the one on the top showing a tiny cat.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 BK 3_20 CAT.png" width="642" height="699" alt=""/></p> <p>The cat can also be seen on the cover of the booklet, and on a marginal label on each of the two 10-stamp sheetlets.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 SH 2_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 SH 2_00 CAT.png" width="450" height="295" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 SH 6_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AZ/AZ20150306 SH 6_00 CAT.png" width="450" height="296" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The issue is presented at <a href="http://www.azermarka.az/en/index_en.php?start_from=5&ucat=&archive=&subaction=&id=&">Azermarka's website</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="CH20150305" title="CH20150305" id="LR12"></a>5 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Swiss Pet Stamps with Cat</b></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CH/CH20150305 ST 1_00 DOM.png" width="207" height="175" alt=""/></font></p> <p>Swiss Post issues a set of four stamps showing popular pets on 5 March 2015. </p> <p>One of the stamps, denominated CHF 1.00, shows a cat. The other stamps show a dog, rabbit and hamster.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CH/CH20150305 FDC 5_15 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CH/CH20150305 FDC 5_15 DOM.png" width="577" height="412" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's an FDC with all 4 stamps, as well as sets of FDCs with both single stamps and blocks of 4.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Ubestemmelig/General/CH20150305 FDP 3000 1 PAW.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Ubestemmelig/General/CH20150305 FDP 3000 1 PAW.png" width="217" height="198" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The First Day Postmark shows paw prints of all the 4 animals.</p> <p>The stamps are designed by Andr&eacute; Seiffert.</p> <p>All philatelic product related to this issue can be ordered from the <a href="https://sso.post.ch/shops/en/Products/Philately/CompleteRange/A024_Animals#/P=1">Swiss Post's online shop</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150305" title="GB20150305" id="LR10"></a>5 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>World Book Day Postmark in Oxford</b></font></p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150305 PMK OX3 CAT.png" width="140" height="131" alt=""/></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="NL20150302" title="NL20150302" id="LR17"></a>2 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Bi-centenary of the Netherlands</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/NL/NL20150302 ST 2 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/NL/NL20150302 ST 2 2 HLIO.png" width="296" height="426" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 2 March 2015, PostNL - the Dutch Post issued a set of two stamps commemorating the Bicentenary of the Netherlands. The jubilee celebrations have been going on since 2013, and this year's issue celebrates the coronation of Wilhelm ! in 1815 and the coronation of the present King Willem-Alexander in 2013. </p> <p>The latter stamp shows a stylized version of the Greater CoA of the Netherlands. The stamp is denominated 2 - second step (20-50g) inland postage, EUR 1.38 on issue. </p> <p>See <a href="http://collectclub.postnl.nl/postzegels/officiele-uitgifteprogramma/200-jaar-koninkrijk-der-nederlanden-2015.html">PostNL's Collect Club pages</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="PL20150224" title="PL20150224" id="LR34"></a>24 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Arty Cats from Poland</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/PL/PL20150224 MS 5_20 CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/PL/PL20150224 MS 5_20 CAT.jpg" width="440" height="571" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="NL20150223" title="NL20150223" id="LR18"></a>23 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Dutch Domestic Cats</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 1 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 1 MIX.png" width="350" height="241" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 2 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 2 MIX.png" width="350" height="241" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 23 February 2015 PostNL - The Dutch Post issued a set of 5 Miniature Sheets, each consisting of 3 stamps denominated 1 (standard inland letter - EUR 0.69 on issue). </p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 3 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 3 MIX.png" width="350" height="241" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 4 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 4 MIX.png" width="350" height="241" alt=""/></a></p> <p>All the stamps and selvedges show cat illustration by the famous illustrator Francien van Westering who celebrates her 25th anniversary as an artist. The stamps are sold in so called &laquo;Postsets&raquo; of one MS and three postcards with the same motifs. We are a bit puzzled by the number of sheets - all the publicity say that there are 6 sets, but we are unable to find more than 5 sets listed on the <a href="http://collectclub.postnl.nl/catalogsearch/result/?q=katten&trc=em-clc-nbreg-020315&utm_source=email&utm_medium=nieuwsbrief&utm_campaign=em-clc-nbreg-020315katten">CollectClub's website</a>.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 5 MIX.png"><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="175" width="175" border="0"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20150223 MS 3x1 5 MIX.png" width="350" height="241" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="LR20150303" title="LR20150303" id="LR20150303"></a>3 March 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Liberian Leopard</b></font></p> <p><a href="scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/LR/LR20150302 MS 400 1 LEP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/LR/LR20150302 MS 400 1 LEP.png" alt="" height="461" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>Liberia issues a set of stamps dedicated to Mammals of Liberia on 3 March 2015.</p> <p>There are no cats on any of the stamps, but a miniature sheet of 4 stamps each denominated LRD 100, there's a Leopard on the selvedge.</p> <p>Most new Liberian stamps can be ordered from <a href="http://www.igpc.com" target="_blank">IGPC</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="US20150221" title="US20150221" id="LR"></a>21 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>New Version of US 1c Bobcat Stamp</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20150221 ST 0_01 1 BOB.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20150221 ST 0_01 1 BOB.png" alt="" height="212" width="195" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20130809 ST 0_01 BOB.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20130809 ST 0_01 BOB.jpg" alt="" height="199" width="179" border="0"></a><a href="scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20120601 ST 0_01 BOB.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Bobcat/US20120601 ST 0_01 BOB.jpg" alt="" height="206" width="192" border="0"></a> </p> </p> <p>On 21 February 2015, the USPS issues a new version of the 1c Bobcat coil-stamp. Like the first version of the stamp - issued 1 June 2012, the 2015 version is self-adhesive. In 2012 it came in coils of 3,000 stamps, this time around in coils of 10,000. </p> <p>On 9 August 2013 a second version of the stamp saw the light of day. The 2013-version of the Bobcat is gummed, and was also issued in coils of 10,000. </p> <p>Telling the two self-adhesive stamps apart is going to be fairly straight forward. All three stamps have the year of printing in the margin; the original 2012 in the lower right corner, the gummed stamp has 2013 in the upper left corner, and the new 2015 version will have the year in the upper right corner.</p> <p>The stamp is designed by Carl T. Herrman and illustrated by Nancy Stahl. Stahl has drawn a number of US Wildlife stamps, i.e. the 2007 26c Florida Panther.</p> <img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/US20070512 ST 26 1 Florida.jpg" width="185" height="213" alt=""/> </p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="RS20150219" title="RS20150219" id="LR11"></a>19 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Serbian Year of the Ram Stamps</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 ST 23 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 ST 23 TIG.png" width="350" height="281" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 ST 74 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 ST 74 TIG.png" width="350" height="281" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 FDC 97 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20150219 FDC 97 TIG.png" width="700" height="484" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Uglje&scaron;a Stefanovi</i><i> </i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150219" title="GB20150219" id="LR9"></a>19 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Cat's Eyes on Inventive Britain First Day Postmark</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150219 FDP WC2 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150219 FDP WC2 CAT.png" width="397" height="381" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 19 February 2015, Royal Mail issues a set of stamps celebrating Inventive Britain and British invention. None of the stamps are cat-related, but a First Day Postmark from the London Patent Office is, in that it shows a pair of Cat's Eyes to honor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Shaw" target="_blank">Percy Shaw's</a> 1935 patent for the reflexive cat's eyes used on vehicles and road markings all over the world. </p> <p> As with many sponsored postmarks for British stamp issues, the postmark can also be used on mail franked with other stamps than from the issue the postmark is intended for. </p> <p>It can be acquired by sending addressed and franked envelopes/postcards to: </p> <p>&quot;Special Handstamp no. 13332&quot;<br> London Special Handstamp Centre <br> Royal Mail <br> Mount Pleasant <br> Farringdon Road <br> LONDON EC1A 1BB, United Kingdom </p> <p>The outer envelope for your letters/postcards must be postmarked no later than 19 February 2015. </p> <p>After handstamping, covers are returned to customers in a prepaid, clear plastic envelope, except where the customer has provided their own self addressed envelope. Such self addressed envelopes need not be franked, provided your cancelled items have been appropriately franked for their destination address(es). </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man: GBP 0.62 / 1st (&lt;100g) <br> Europe: GBP 0.97 (&lt;20g) <br> World: GBP 0.97 (&lt;10g) / GBP 1.28 (&lt;20g) </p> <p>Or if you'd rather leave the formalities to a dealer, <a href="mailto:ian@norphil.co.uk">Ian Billings</a> at <a href="http://www.norvic-philatelics.co.uk">Norvic Philatelics</a> would most probably be able to help. </p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="JE20150218" title="JE20150218" id="LR15"></a>18 February 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>New Jersey Definitives and Commemorative Post &amp; Go Labels</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_01 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_01 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_02 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_02 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_03 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_03 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_04 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_04 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_05 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_05 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_10 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_10 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_20 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_20 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_40 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_40 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_50 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 0_50 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 1_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 1_00 HLIO.png" width="125" height="152" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="213" border="0"><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 5_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 ST 5_00 HLIO.png" width="200" height="271" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Jersey issued a new series of definitives on 18 February 2015 with the Jersey Crest and its three Lions passant guardant. </p> <p>The set consists of 10 small stamps denominated from GBP 0.01 tip 1.00 and a large GBP 5.00 stamp with a hologram version of the CoA. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 FDC 7_35 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 FDC 7_35 HLIO.png" width="700" height="378" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The crest can also be found on the FDC cachet as well as on the presentation pack cover. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 PP 7_35 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 PP 7_35 HLIO.png" width="700" height="368" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps can be ordered from <a href="http://www.jerseystamps.com/en/Shop/Detail?c=1503&r=%2Fen%2FShop%2FIssuesList%3Ft%3D%26g%3D%26y%3D%26k%3D%26d%3D%26r%3D%26v%3DISSUE" target="_blank">Jersey Post</a> as well as from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampRelatedIssue&id=16362" target="_blank">WOPA</a>.</p> <p>In addition to the presentation pack for the new definitives, there's also a presentation pack with the GBP 5.00 stamp along with the GBP 10.00 stamp issued for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 - the first Jersey stamp with a hologram.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 PP 15_00 HLIO.png" width="700" height="371" alt=""/></p> <p>The pack sells for GBP 16.15 and can also be ordered from <a href="http://www.jerseystamps.com/en/Shop/Detail?c=1503A&r=/">Jersey Post</a>.</p> <p>The same date Jersey Post also releases a new set of commemorative Post &amp; Go franking labels for Spring Stampex. The Jersey Post &amp; Go labels show the Jersey flag with the crest and its three Lions passant guardant.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 FRA LL100 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/JE/JE20150218 FRA LL100 HLIO.png" width="350" height="163" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The labels comes in the six standard values for Post &amp; Go labels, Local letter (0.46 on issue), Large local letter (0.70), UK letter (0.56), Large UK letter (0.91), Europe (0.62) and International (0.72).</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="GGA20150205" title="GGA20150206" id="LR2"></a>5 February 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Alderney Cheshire Cat</font></b></p> <p> <a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GGA/GGA20150205 ST 0_66 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GGA/GGA20150205 ST 0_66 CAT.png" alt="" height="517" width="462" border="0"></a> </p> <p>150 years ago, Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was issued. Royal Mail has allready marked the event with a stamp issue on <a href="#GB20150106">6 January 2015</a>. Nearly a month later, on 5 February 2015, the Channel Island of Alderney follows suit with a set of six stamps, one of which features the Cheshire Cat.</p> <p>The Cheshire Cat stamp is denominated GBP 0.66 - the rate for a letter up to 20g to European addresses other than in the UK, Jersey and the Isle of Man. The stamp is sold in sheetlets of 10.</p> <p>The stamp and all other philatelic products for this issue can be ordered from <a href="http://www.guernseystamps.com/new-issues/alderney-new-issues/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/" target="_blank">Guernsey Post's online shop</a> as well as from <a href="http://www.wopa-stamps.com" target="_blank">WOPA</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by </i><i>Heather Symes</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="AU20150122" title="AU20150122" id="LR3"></a>22 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Australian Victoria Cross Stamps</b></font></p> <p>On 22 January 2015, Australia Post issued two sets of stamps dedicated to The Victoria Cross. There's both a set called &quot;The First Victoria Cross&quot; and a set called &quot;Australian Legends: The Victoria Cross&quot;. </p> <p>All together there's a plethora of philatelic products showing the medal with its Lion of England. </p> <p><b>The First Victoria Cross: </b></p> <ul> <li>2-stamp MS (AUD 5.00 + AUD 0.70) <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MS 5_70 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MS 5_70 HLIO.png" width="700" height="426" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>FDC with the MS sold at AUD 6.00 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 5_70 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 5_70 HLIO.png" width="700" height="401" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>Two pre-franked MaxiCards sold at AUD 7.20<br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 6 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 6 HLIO.png" width="350" height="486" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 5_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 5_00 HLIO.png" width="350" height="485" alt=""/></a></li> <li>A Presentation Pack / Stamp Pack sold at AUD 6.15<br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 PP 6_15 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 PP 6_15 HLIO.png" width="700" height="1181" alt=""/></a> </li> </ul> <p> <b>Australian Legends:</b></p> <ul> <li>5 gummed stamps at AUD 0.70 each (from sheets and MS) <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 1 HLIO.png" width="177" height="251" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 2 HLIO.png" width="175" height="252" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 3 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 3 HLIO.png" width="177" height="250" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 4 HLIO.png"><br> <img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 4 HLIO.png" width="174" height="251" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 5 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 ST 0_70 5 HLIO.png" width="174" height="247" alt=""/></a></li> <li>5 self-adhesive stamps at AUD 0.70 each (from booklets) </li> <li>A MS with the 5 gummed stamps - AUD 3.50 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MS 3_50 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MS 3_50 HLIO.png" width="700" height="357" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>5 self-adhesive booklets each with 10 stamps (one booklet per stamp design) - AUD 7.00 each<br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 1 HLIO.png" width="320" height="240" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 2 HLIO.png" width="320" height="240" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 3 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 3 HLIO.png" width="320" height="240" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 4 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 4 HLIO.png" width="320" height="240" alt=""/></a><br> <table width="640" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 7_00 5 HLIO.png" width="320" height="240" alt=""/></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </li> <li>5 &laquo;Chequebooks&raquo; - a booklet of 20 booklets - AUD 140.00 (!) each <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 1 HLIO.png" width="350" height="154" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 2 HLIO.png" width="350" height="154" alt=""/></a> <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 3 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 3 HLIO.png" width="350" height="156" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 4 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 4 HLIO.png" width="350" height="156" alt=""/></a> <br> <table width="700" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 5 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 BK 70_00 5 HLIO.png" width="455" height="201" alt=""/></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </li> <li>5 Gutter Labels showing the Victoria Cross - one for each stamp <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 GUTTER LABELS HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 GUTTER LABELS HLIO.png" width="704" height="565" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>FDC with the gummed stamps sold at AUD 3.80 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 3_50 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 3_50 1 HLIO.png" width="700" height="442" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>FDC with the MS sold at AUD 3.80 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 3_50 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDC 3_50 2 HLIO.png" width="700" height="402" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>The First Day Postmark for the issue also shows the medal<br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDP 2600 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 FDP 2600 2 HLIO.png" width="189" height="301" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>Five pre-franked MaxiCards sold at AUD 7.25 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 1 HLIO.png" width="250" height="342" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 2 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 2 HLIO.png" width="250" height="345" alt=""/></a><br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 3 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 3 HLIO.png" width="250" height="340" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 4 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 4 HLIO.png" width="250" height="346" alt=""/></a><br> <table width="500" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 MC 0_70 5 HLIO.png" width="250" height="348" alt=""/></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </li> <li>A Presentation Pack / Stamp Pack sold at AUD 7.45 <br> <a href="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 PP 7_45 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 PP 7_45 HLIO.png" width="700" height="1188" alt=""/></a> </li> <li>A presentation Pack for the booklets sold at AUD 37.00<br> <img src="../scans/Heraldics/AU/AU20150122 PP 37_00 HLIO.png" width="487" height="356" alt=""/> </li> </ul> <p> The products can be ordered online from Australia Post: <a href="http://shop.auspost.com.au/stamp-coin-collectables/stamp-issues/australian-legends-the-victoria-cross" target="_blank">Australian Legends page</a> and <a href="http://shop.auspost.com.au/stamp-coin-collectables/stamp-issues/the-first-victoria-cross" target="_blank">The First Victoria Cross page</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="KNNE20150121" title="KNNE20150121" id="LR4"></a>21 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><a href="../checklists/Countries/K/KNNE_P.html">Prehistoric Cats from Nevis</a></b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Prehistoric cats/MISC/KNNE20150121 MS 13_00 PSEU.png"><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/MISC/KNNE20150121 MS 13_00 PSEU.png" width="350" height="420" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Sabre_Tooth/KNNE20150121 MS 10_00 SABRE.png"><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Sabre_Tooth/KNNE20150121 MS 10_00 SABRE.png" width="350" height="257" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Nevis issues a set of two miniature sheets dedicated to Prehistoric Mammals on 21 January 2015. An XCD 3.25 stamp from a 4-stamp MS shows a Pseudaelurus, whereas the single-stamp XCD 10.00 MS shows a Saber-toothed Cat.</p> <p><i>Reported by <a href="http://www.igpc.com" target="_blank">IGPC</a></i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="KZ20150115" title="KZ20150115" id="LR5"></a>15 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Kazach Fairy Tales</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/KZ/KZ20150115 ST 50 1 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/KZ/KZ20150115 ST 50 1 CAT.png" width="187" height="267" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 15 January 2015, Kazpost issued a set of four stamps showing Kazach fairytales as drawn by orphans who won a drawing competition. One stamp has a wee cat, &quot;Maktakyz &amp; Cat,&quot; drawn by Elvira Mushtubayeva.</p> <p>The stamp issue is presented in this <a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/KZ/KZ20150115 MISC FLYER CAT.pdf">information flyer from Kazpost</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="EE20150113" title="EE20150113" id="LR13"></a>13 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Estonian First Day Postmark</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/EE/EE20150113 FDP 10001 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/EE/EE20150113 FDP 10001 HLIO.png" width="249" height="249" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In the ongoing series of Estonian heads of state, Eesti Post issued a stamp honouring J&uuml;ri Uluots who was prime minister from 1939 to 1945 (in effect only until Soviet troops entered Estonia in 1940).</p> <p>The First Day Postmark includes the three Lions rampant guardant from the Estonian CoA.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/EE/EE_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/EE/EE_CoA.png" width="261" height="245" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="CX20150108" title="CX20150108" id="LR6"></a>8 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Christmas Island: Lunar New Year</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 ST 0_30 1 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 ST 0_30 1 TIG.png" width="190" height="275" alt=""/></a></p> <p>True to tradition, Christmas Island starts the philatelic year with a Lunar New Year set of stamps. 2015 is the Year of the Ram, but as usual there's a sheetlet with all 12 zodiac animals in low value stamps. This year's Tiger is featured on an AUD 0.30 stamp.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 SH 5_60 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 SH 5_60 TIG.png" width="700" height="848" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 LB 5 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 LB 4 TIG.png" width="200" height="853" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The AUD 0.70 stamp in the &quot;main&quot; row of stamps is issued in ordinary sheets with a row of gutter labels, where the Tiger also figures.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 BK 14_95 TIG CVR.png" width="700" height="473" alt=""/></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20150108 BK 14_95 TIG PN4.png" width="700" height="506" alt=""/></p> <p>The AUD 0.30 Tiger can also be found on one of the panes of the prestige booklet.</p> <p>All philatelic items from this issue can be ordered online from <a href="http://shop.auspost.com.au/stamp-coin-collectables/stamp-issues/lunar-new-year-2015-year-of-the-goat" target="_blank">Australia Post</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="MC20150107" title="MC20150107" id="LR16"></a>7 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>39th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/MC/MC20150107 ST 0_95 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/MC/MC20150107 ST 0_95 TIG.png" width="375" height="500" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 7 January 2015 the OETP of Monaco issues a single stamp denominated EUR 0.95 to commemorate the 39th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. Amongst other circus acts, the stamp shows a Tiger. The Tiger can also be found in the First Day Postmark.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/MC/MC20150107 FDC 0_95 TIG.png" width="500" height="287" alt=""/><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/MC/MC20150107 FDP 98050 TIG.png" width="179" height="162" alt=""/></p> <p>All Monaco philatelic products can be ordered on-line from the <a href="http://www.oetp-monaco.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_75&product_id=1208">OETP</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="GB20150106" title="GB20150106" id="LR7"></a>6 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Cheshire Cat from Royal Mail</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 ST 0_81 1 CHESHIRE.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 ST 0_81 1 CHESHIRE.png" width="257" height="257" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Royal Mail starts the philatelic year by celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the classic <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland </i>by Lewis Carrol. One of the stamps in the 10-stamp set shows the Cheshire Cat. The stamp is denominated GBP 0.81 - the rate for an overseas surface letter.</p> <p>The Cheshire Cat is also featured in two First Day Postmarks for the issue.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 FDP WA1 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 FDP WA1 CAT.png" width="209" height="220" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 FDP WA4 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20150106 FDP WA4 CAT.png" width="235" height="200" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Both are in use in Warrington in Cheshire. At Warrington Central Post Office you can have your FDCs cancelled by the entire cat, whereas in Daresbury PO, you'll have to make do with its famous grin.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150102" title="DE20150102" id="LR8"></a>2 January 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>German Wildcat Kitten</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 ST 0_62 2 EUW.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 ST 0_62 2 EUW.png" width="300" height="179" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 ST 0_62 5 EUW.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 ST 0_62 5 EUW.png" width="300" height="176" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Germany started their stamp-year for 2015 in the best possible way. In a set of two stamps (both at EUR 0.62) showing animal babies, we get two European Wildcat kittens. Apart from a gummed stamp issued in sheetlets of 10, there's also a self-adhesive version sold in a so called Maxi-Set of 20 (10 of each design).</p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 BK 12_40 EUW.png" width="700" height="400" alt=""/></p> <p>The stamps are issued 2 January 2015, and there is also a Wildcat kitten on the Berlin First Day Postmark for the gummed stamp, as well as in the Bonn First Day of Use Postmark for the self-adhesive stamps.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 FDP 10117 1 EUW.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 FDP 10117 1 EUW.png" width="270" height="256" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 FDP 53113 4 EUW.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European Wild Cat/DE20150102 FDP 53113 4 EUW.png" width="271" height="216" alt=""/></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2014_2.html">News Archive July - December 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202014_1.html">News Archive January - June 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_2.html">News Archive July - December 2013</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_1.html">News Archive January - June 2013</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202012_2.html">News Archive July - December 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202012_1.html">News Archive January - June 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_2.html">News Archive July - December 2011</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_1.html">News Archive January - June 2011</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_2.html">News Archive July - December 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_1.html">News Archive January - June 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202009.html">News Archive 2009</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202008.html">News Archive 2008</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive.html">News Archive 2006-2007</a>.</i></p> <div align="left"><div align="left"><div align="left"><div align="left"><div align="left"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>