Adanaland issues semipostal stamp to raise Turkey relief funds
I recently received a note from Alan B. of Adanaland fame, and he included a copy of his newest cinderella stamp. The 6d + 2d stamp is printed in green, gray, and red, and it depicts an ambulance.
According to Alan, this is Adanaland’s first semipostal stamp. It was issued as part of an effort to raise relie funds for areas of Turkey affected by the February 2023 earthquake that caused nearly 60,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria.
All Adanaland stamps are printed on a letterpress, and the result is very striking indeed!
Angeles City Local Post issues Community Pantries stamp
On April 14, 2023, Angeles City Local Post issued a new stamp celebrating the second anniversary of the establishment of community pantries in the Philippines. The 15-peso design features a lilac border and an illustration of a cart loaded full of groceries.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local citizens in the Philippines created the community pantries or food banks to help neighbors in need. According to Wikipedia, some organizers were questioned by the government under suspicion of sympathizing with communist insurgents, but the community pantries were ultimately permitted to continue.
I’ve mentioned Angeles City Local Post a couple of times previously as being affiliated with the Philippine Stamp Collectors’s Society. It is delightful to see new emissions from an international local post, and I look forward to seeing future stamps from Angeles City Local Post’s operator, James C.
Minnesota-based Como Park Post on March 30 issued a local post stamp commemorating the 170th anniversary of the birth of the famous painter Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The 3¢ local post stamp features an imitation of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, which he completed in 1889 only about a year before his death.
What’s really impressive about this is that Como Park Post operator Tom B. carves by hand the blocks he uses for printing his stamps!
Tom also shared a copy of an official seal printed on the backing liner for the self-adhesive stock on which it was printed instead of on the paper portion of that stock.
This is without question an error, but I have no idea how common it is compared to the “normal” version of the seal. It does seem extremely unlikely to be found in used condition since a separate adhesive would have to be used to make it adhere to any surface.
Back in February, I shared news of San Diego Local Post’s Medinilla magnifica stamp. SDLP operator Renato L. recently shared blocks of nearly identical stamps from two other PSCS-affilitated local posts: Angeles City Local post and Manila Local Post.
Both stamps bear 15 peso denominations.
Angeles Local Post has also issued 1-peso stamps picturing a bus. The stamps come with pink, green, yellow, or blue backgrounds.
No other details about these stamps are immediately available.
Four new covers for my 14¢ American Indian collection
If you’ve been following my blog for any time at all, you know I’ve been pursuing on-cover solo examples of the 14¢ American Indian stamp for several years now. It’s nearly impossible to find commercial solo usages of the stamp, and even philatelic solo usages are tough to track down.
As you can see, three of these covers (along with the prior two I mentioned) are part of a run all addressed to one Sedley Bartlett of Meredith, New Hampshire. The final cover is something of an oddball; a previous owner physically removed the section of the cover that would have carried the mailing address, so it’s impossible to say who the intended recipient was.
It’s very unusual for me to get to add so much material to my collection in such a short period of time, but I’m happy to have had the opportunity to do so. This is fun stuff!