Starmperija

Central African Republic

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.

2020 Stamp Programme

  1.   27 January 2020:  Buzz Aldrin 90th Birth Anniversary
  2.   27 January 2020:  Winston Churchill 55th Death Anniversary
  3.   27 January 2020:  Treaty of Versailles Centenary
  4.   27 January 2020:  Discovery of Antarctica Bicentenary
  5.   27 January 2020:  Elvis Presley 85th Birth Anniversary
  6.   27 January 2020:  Amedeo Modigliani Death Centenary
  7.   27 January 2020:  Liberation of Nelson Mandela 30th Anniversary
  8.   27 Janaury 2020:  Discovery of the Galilean Moons 410th Anniversary
  9.   27 January 2020:  Turtles
  10.   27 January 2020:  Dinosaurs
  11.   27 January 2020:  Owls
  12.   27 January 2020:  Butterflies
  13.   27 January 2020:  Forbidden City
  14.   27 January 2020:  Birds — Bee-Eaters
  15.   27 January 2020:  Bees
  16.   27 January 2020:  Tribute to Kobe Bryant
  17.   21 March 2020:  Pastoral Visits of Pope John Paul II
  18.   21 March 2020:  Penny Black 180th Anniversary
  19.   21 March 2020:  First Spacewalk 55th Anniversary
  20.   21 March 2020:  Apollo 13 50th Anniversary
  21.   21 March 2020:  Veselin Topalov 45th Birth Anniversary
  22.   21 March 2020:  Ayrton Senna 60th Birth Anniversary
  23.   21 March 2020:  Rotary International 115th Anniversary
  24.   21 March 2020:  Battle of France 80th Anniversary
  25.   21 March 2020:  Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary
  26.   21 March 2020:  Mushrooms
  27.   21 March 2020:  Nude Paintings
  28.   21 March 2020:  Lighthouses
  29.   21 March 2020:  Cats
  30.   21 March 2020:  Gandhi’s Salt March 90th Anniversary
  31.   21 March 2020:  Shells
  32.  xx May 2020:  The Penny Black Against COVID-19