Starmperija

Mozambique

15 April 2020

Penny Black 180th Anniversary

Mozambique: Penny Black 180th Anniversary, 15 April 2020. Images from eBay.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-04-15
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Mini Sheet
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 4 x 90.50 MTn (Mozambican metical)

Although this issue was authorized by the Mozambique postal administration, it was not sold in Mozambique.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-04-15
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Souvenir Sheet
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 362 MTn (Mozambican metical)

Although this issue was authorized by the Mozambique postal administration, it was not sold in Mozambique.


NOTE:  Mozambique’s stamp releases are currently managed by Stamperija, a stamp issuing agency based in Vilnius, Lithuania, that controls the stamp design and production for many countries in Africa and a few other locations. Like other agencies such as the Inter-Governmental Postal Corporation (IGPC), Stamperija issues a great quantity of stamps bearing the names of their “clients” (countries and territories) many of which depict themes of little to no relevance to those locations.  Many of the stamp issues tend to be high denominations that never are used in the entities whose names are printed on the stamps.

As a result, many traditional philatelists do not care for these stamps. I believe there are collectors out there who do collect some of these items although the sheer numbers released are overwhelming to say the least.  I will include these issues on Philatelic Pursuits for the sake of completeness but will pick-and-choose from topicals that interest me first before I strive for completion.

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