Sunday, 21 February 2016

Catalogue 2016. Part 22. Southern Indian Ocean.

Section 22 - Southern Indian Ocean.

British Indian Ocean Territory Post Office (British Indian Ocean Territory) British Overseas Territory.

12 February 2016 - Pelagic Expedition to BIOT 2012, sharks. 1 sheetlet of 6 different stamps. Designed by Andrew Robinson. Lithographed. Perf. 14. Watermark:- multiple crowns (top of crowns points to right side of stamp from viewed from obverse)

BIOT1601 - 1 sheetlet containing 6 x 50p different stamps (designs depict Tiger shark, Silvertip shark, Silky shark, Grey reef shark, Shortfin mako shark and Tawny nurse shark).
BIOT1601a - as BIOT1601 but with reversed watermark (top of crowns point to left side of stamp viewed from obverse)

21 April 2016 - 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II - 4 stamps. Lithographed by BDT International Security Printers. Perforated 13.5.

BIOT1602 54p The Queen as a child 
BIOT1603 54p The Queen with an umbrella
BIOT1604 90p The young Princess Elizabeth
BIOT1605 90p  The Queen with a hat

28 July 2006 - Literary anniversaries (400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, 150th birth annviversary of Beatrix Potter, Birth centenary of Roald Dahl and Birth bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte) - 4 stamps. Lithographed.

BIOT1606 - 54p Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet
BIOT1607 - 54p Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit
BIOT1608 - 90p Dahl and Mr. Fox
BIOT1609 - 90p Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester

Mauritius Post (Mauritius) (Republic within The Commonwealth)

5 June 2016 - Freshwater wildlife (World Environment Day) - 4 stamps. Lithographed.

MAUP1601 - Re1
MAUP1602 - Rs10
MAUP1603 - Rs18
MAUP1604 - Rs32

2016 - Sustainable development goals - 1 stamp. Lithographed.

MAUP1605 - Rs27

2016 - Definitive, as contemporary designs (Indigenous flowers of Mauritius) but reprinted with '2016' imprint in lower margin - 3 stamps. Lithographed.

MAUP1606 - Rs3 Myonima obevata
MAUP1607 - Rs8 Distephanus populifolius
MAUP1608 - Rs25 Roussea simpex

13 July 2016 - Commissioming of new Dornier aircraft MPCG04 of the Maritime Air Squadron of the Mauritius Police Force - 1 stamp. Designed by Graphic Dept. of Mauritius Post. Lithographed by Cartor. Perforated 14.

MAUP1609 - Rs11 Dornier aircraft MPCG04

15 September 2016 - Nature walks in Mauritius - 2 stamps

MAUP1610 - Rs2 Powder Mills
MAUP1611 - Rs20 Sophie

Seychelles Postal Services (Seychelles) (Republic within The Commonwealth)

14 October 2016 - Seychelles-India Day - 1 stamp. Litographed by BDT International Security Printers.

SEPS1601 - Rs10 Aral Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, central Victoria

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