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Recently from Bruce
Zeppelin Mini Sheet from Occussi Ambeno

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Mini Sheets from Kemp Land and Occussi Ambeno

As always - my great appreciation Bruce.


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Some more mini sheets from Bruce - thanks again


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Monte Bello Islands: 1993 definitive set (minus the $1 value), and with both shades of the 17c.

The Monte Bello Islands' first stamps appeared in 1952, but in 1993 this attractive tricolour set appeared, to mark the resumption of the mail service at Hermite Island. The stamp design is by Timothy Bolotnikoff, and they were printed by typography by the Imperial Occussi-Ambeno Government Printing Office (KDPN), Baleksetung, on white paper with invisible gum, and perf 12.

Note that the 17c value occurs in dark and light green.  These were printed over two days, so when night fell, the press was shut down and all ink cleaned off.  Next day, printing was resumed, but a different can of green ink was used, with a noticeable difference in shade.

There is also a $1 value, not shown here, as it is missing from my collection.  The vast majority of this set were later given commemorative overprints in 1994 and 1995, and most of the $1 stamps suffered this fate.

Originally posted by Monte Bello Gazette Monte Bello Gazette wrote:

The Lighthouse. Work has commenced on repainting Rutherford Lighthouse, on Hermite Island. This lighthouse was shown in glorious colour at dawn on the $1 stamp of 2005, and provides an important service to seafarers.


Monte Bello Islands 2005 $1 stamp, featuring Rutherford Lighthouse
 when its paintjob was a lot neater than today.


The Tourist Problem. We seem to be getting increasingly huge volumes of tourists calling at the islands, and this is placing a strain on our resources.  The tourists assume that they can visit our stores and flourish cash and buy up all the available food in sight, which has frequently left locals going without their supper over the past weeks.  Our shops normally only import enough food for the expected local consumption.  The Council will consider whether tourism should be banned completely, and feedback from local residents is requested.

The New Chairman. Mr Jon Allen was recently elected as Chairman of the Island Council.  He will be known as Chairman Jon. He takes up his new position on 17th February 2020.

Chairman Jon is a keen philatelist, and has plans to upgrade Monte Bello stamp issues, which have seen very few new stamps over recent years.  He welcomes suggestions for new stamps.


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Mevu 2019 fiscal stamps, showing the Mevu crest with a penguin on iceberg.
Mevu has used a standing penguin on its crest since independence 50 years ago.

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Originally posted by Mevu Philatelic Bulletin Mevu Philatelic Bulletin wrote:

The Mevu Taxation Department has issued a new series of revenue stamps to collect taxation, announced the President, Her Excellency, Mrs Liese Keller, today.

The stamps feature the crest of the country: a penguin standing on an iceberg. They have been printed in two colours by typography and perforated 12 gauge, by Chan Hui Shudian Printing SA, Minaue, Waikoa Island.  While not intended for postal use, they will be permitted for mail, as very high value postage stamps are not printed in the Antarctic.  So far, three values have appeared: Rs 56, Rs 500, and Rs 1,000,000, but other values are due for release shortly.

Date of issue was 22nd October 2019.  A curious item in this set is the top value: one million reis (= US $1,000,000).  This is for bribery tax.  In many places around the planet, large firms and billionaires pay huge graft or bribes to officials to expedite transactions or assure contracts go their way. Usually, such things are regarded as “corruption”, but in Mevu and its colony Waikoa Island, as long as the one million reis bribery tax is paid, then a firm or person is free to bribe or pay graft legally.  The stamp is affixed to the permit and cancelled by signature of the person receiving the bribe.

 








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This year, 2020, is the fiftieth birthday of Mevu, a small Antarctic republic first established in 1970, and which has been a steady stamp-issuer since then.

So to celebrate this birthday in a philatelic way, Occussi-Ambeno issued an attractive set of four stamps on 12th March 2020:


Occussi-Ambeno 2020 50th anniversary of Mevu's Independence.



Occussi-Ambeno 2020 50th anniversary of Mevu's Independence, first day cover.

The photos on the stamps were taken by the President of Mevu, Her Excellency, Mrs Liese Keller.

Similar stamps were issued by Mevu and some other lands.

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This year, 2020, is the fiftieth birthday of Mevu, a small Antarctic republic first established in 1970, and which has been a steady stamp-issuer since then.  Penguins frequently feature on their stamps, and one penguin is also the main feature of their crest (which can be seen on the First Day Cover).

So to celebrate this birthday in a philatelic way, Mevu issued an attractive set of four stamps on 12th March 2020.  Several allies also celebrated the great event with similar stamps.



Mevu 2020 50th anniversary of Independence.


Mevu 2020 50th anniversary of Independence, first day cover.

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 Philatelic Bulletin Mevu Philatelic Bulletin wrote:

The Mevu Post Office will issue a new set of stamps to celebrate our country’s 50th anniversary of independence, announced the Postmaster-General, Mr Ipi Obopopo Boko, today.

The stamps feature photos of penguins and transport in Mevu; the photos were taken by the President of Mevu, Her Excellency, Mrs Liese Keller.  Designs are:

17 tanos Twin Otter aircraft at Amundsen Harbour, and Mevu founder Lemmath Babi.
35 tanos Penguins Parade, and early Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928).
50 tanos Mail by tractor, and early Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928).
1.70 reis Emperor Penguin, and Mevu founder Lemmath Babi.

Date of issue is 12th March 2020.  The stamps have been printed in full colour and perforated 12 gauge, by Chan Hui Shudian Printing SA, Minaue, Waikoa Island. Attractive first day covers bearing the stamps are Rs 2.30.

The Republic of Mevu was founded in 1970, when a pioneering group established the country on the Riiser-Larsen Peninsular in Antarctica. The country underwent various changes of government over the years. In 1972, it became a National State, which prompted an armed rebellion, and in 1973, the rebels took over and set up the Democratic People's Co-operative Republic of Mevu (or DPCR Mevu, as it was abbreviated on the stamps.) In 1990, it celebrated its 20th Birthday, a truly monumental occasion for Antarctica! Later, the country joined the Antarctic Confederation of City Republics (ACCR) and decreased issuing its own stamps.   Its identity has been rather subsumed to the ACCR since then. Waikoa Island became a Protectorate of Mevu in 1972, and Mevu administrators have guided that island since that time.   Today, Mevu citizens make up the main tourist group on the island.  Frozen fish and ice are imported from Mevu, whilst tropical fruit and vegetables are exported to Mevu.  Negotiations for Waikoa Island’s independence are presently under way.



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That really looks like a great event.

So much to look at in  such a tiny piece of paper. 

Editing all those pictures must take a very very long time. 

 Why don't you show us how it's done Colin?  Some build up pictures perhaps or gifs?  Have you got time on your hands during the coronavirus outbreak?  

 I think everyone can cut up photographs to make a stamp if they are shown how to do it properly  !!

Congratulations on 5o years of stamps MEVU  Approve
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Recently from Bruce
Zeppelin Mini Sheet from Occussi Ambeno

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A bit phallic for my tastes


Is this one of the Gay land ones Colin?


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Originally posted by lickandstick lickandstick wrote:

Originally posted by Bas S Warwick Bas S Warwick wrote:

Recently from Bruce
Zeppelin Mini Sheet from Occussi Ambeno

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A bit phallic for my tastes


Is this one of the Gay land ones Colin?



Occussi-Ambeno is not a Gay country; it just has the "normal" proportions of gay and hetero folks like most lands.  Kemp Land is the only fifth-world nation to be openly ruled by Gays today.

And yes, that zeppelin does look rather phallic!  But all zeppelins had that "problem".  (Probably the reason so many philatelists love them!)
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