Starmperija

Central African Republic

27 April 2020

The Red Cross Against COVID-19

Central African Republic: The Red Cross Against COVID-19, 27 April 2020. Images from Stemperija.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-04-27
Colors: Multicolor
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 4 x 900 FCFA (Central African francs), souvenir sheet: 3,600 FCFA
Description: Although this edition is authorized by the Central African Postal Service, it was not sold in Central Africa, but only distributed to novelty dealers by the philatelic agency Stamperija.

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

The Red Cross

Hospital Ship Daishan Dao, China

USNS Comfort

Souvenir Sheet:


Stop COVID-19!

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-04-27
Size: 140 x 140 mm
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Mini Sheet of 4 and Souvenir Sheet of 1
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 4 x 800 FCFA (Central African francs), souvenir sheet: 3,300 FCFA
Description: Although this edition is authorized by the Central African Postal Service, it was not sold in Central Africa, but only distributed to novelty dealers by the philatelic agency Stamperija.


See also, The Penny Black Against COVID-19 released in May 2020.

 

NOTE:  The Central African Republic’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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