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2021 stamps for French Polynesia

Written by catpaw

July 17, 2021

2021 stamps for French Polynesia are small in number.  But fans of engraved stamps should be thrilled with the first issue, Magellan’s Voyage. Renowned engraver & designer Yves Beaujard’s work kicks off the year with a beautifully detailed mini sheet.

Alas, no commemorative postmarks are available or FDCs. Bit of a shame, because I think they could make some kick ass designs. 

Enjoy the stamps, and drop a note below about your favourites. 


2021 stamps for French Polynesia for January 

500th Anniversary of Magellan’s Voyage through Polynesia

500th Anniversary of Magellan's Voyage through Polynesia 2021 stamps for French Polynesia 

500th Anniversary of Magellan's Voyage through Polynesia

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Designer/engraver: Yves Beaujard   

Release date: January 22, 2021


2021 stamps for French Polynesia February 

Chinese New Year – Year of the Ox

French Polynesia Year of Ox stamp 2021 stamps for French Polynesia

1 stamp, sheets of 10

Designer: C. Sengues

See all Year of the Ox stamps 2021 Year of the Ox stamps worldwide | Bitter Grounds Magazine

Release date: Feb. 12, 2021


March 

International Day of Women’s Rights

International Day of Women's Rights

1 stamp, sheets of 25

Photographer: Matavera

Release date: March 8, 2021


 April

Palm Tree Species of Polynesia

Palm Tree Species of Polynesia 2021 stamps for French Polynesia 

Palm Tree Species of Polynesia 2021 stamps for French Polynesia

1 stamp, sheets of 25

Photographer: J. F. Butaud

Release date: April 9, 2021


2021 stamps for French Polynesia May 

60th Anniversary of the Tahiti Faa’a Airport

60th Anniversary of the Tahiti Faa'a Airport 2021 stamps for French Polynesia 

60th Anniversary of the Tahiti Faa'a Airport 2021 stamps for French Polynesia

1 stamp, sheets of 10

Designer: J. L. Saquet 

Release date: May 4, 2021


June 

Miss Tahiti though the Ages

Miss Tahiti though the Ages

6 stamps, souvenir sheet

Photographers: Soulier, C. Durocher, P. Collingnon & Matavera

Release date: June 4, 20212


Flowers – Tiaré
National flower of Tahiti

Tiaré single stamp 2021 stamps for French Polynesia 

Tiaré flowers 2021 stamps for French Polynesia 

1 stamp, sheet of 25

Photographer: Tim McKenna

Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian Gardenia (rareflora.com)

Release date: June 25, 2021


Umu Tī – Fire Walking

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Release date: July 16, 2021


August

God Rao

God Rao French Polynesia 2021 single stamp God Rao French Polynesia 2021 sheet of stamps

Release ate: August 20, 2021


September releases

Booklet New coins in CFP Franc

Booklet New coins in CFP Franc

booklet of 6 stamps

Release date: September 1, 2021


September

Scenes from French Polynesia

Fakarava Islands - photographer Tim McKenna Mangareva Islands - photographer P Bacchet Iles Maupiti - photographer P Bacchet

Fakarava Islands - photographer Tim McKenna Mangareva Islands - photographer P Bacchet Iles Maupiti - photographer P Bacchet 

3 stamps, 3 sheets of 24

  • Fakarava Islands – photographer Tim McKenna
  • Mangareva Islands – photographer P Bacchet
  • Iles Maupiti – photographer P Bacchet

Release date: September 24, 2021


October

Mythical hotels: Maeva Beach

Maeva Beach 

Maeva Beach sheet of stamps

1 stamp, sheet  of 25

Photographer: Erwin Christian

Release date: October 22, 2021


November

130 years of the arrival of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti

130 years of the arrival of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti 

130 years of the arrival of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti sheet 130 years of the arrival of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti sheet 

1 stamp, sheet of 10, souvenir sheet

Artwork: Three Tahitians by Paul Gauguin. Courtesy National Galleries of Scotland

Release date: November 4, 2021


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