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 February 2020:  Alain Prost 65th Birth Anniversary
  2.   27 February 2020:  Pope John Paul II Birth Centenary
  3.   27 February 2020:  Alexander Fleming 65th Death Anniversary
  4.   27 February 2020:  Discovery of Antarctica Bicentenary
  5.   27 February 2020:  Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary
  6.   27 February 2020:  Yalta Conference 75th Anniversary
  7.   27 February 2020:  Rotary International 115th Anniversary
  8.   27 February 2020:  Elvis Presley 85th Birth Anniversary
  9.   27 February 2020:  Treaty of Versailles Centenary
  10.   27 February 2020:  Buzz Aldrin 90th Birth Anniversary
  11.   27 February 2020:  Ayrton Senna 60th Birth Anniversary
  12.   27 February 2020:  MiG 17 70th Anniversary
  13.   27 February 2020:  Satellite Osumi 50th Anniversary
  14.   27 February 2020:  Orchids
  15.   27 February 2020:  Dinosaurs
  16.   27 February 2020:  Mushrooms
  17.   27 February 2020:  Butterflies
  18.   27 February 2020:  Famous Personalities
  19.   27 February 2020:  Tribute to Li Wenliang (COVID-19)
  20.   27 February 2020:  New Zealand International Stamp Exhibition 2020
  21.   12 June 2020:  Pastoral Visits of Pope John Paul II