A lighthouse leads the Estonian stamps 2021 issues | Eesti margid 2021

A lighthouse leads the Estonian stamps 2021 issues | Eesti margid 2021

Eesti Post has released subjects and dates for the Estonian stamps 2021. No advanced images are available, which is shame because a few look interesting. Photos and designer information will be posted as the info is released. Estonian stamp collectors can look forward to 5 100th anniversary issues. For specialty collectors, there is an aviation stamp celebrating 100 years of Estonian aviation to look for in Sept and wildlife/nature specialists can expect several stamps throughout the year.

If you spot a misplaced accent or spelling mistake, please leave a comment below and I’ll correct it.

Subjects for 2021 stamps include:

  • Lighthouses
  • Football/soccer
  • five 100th Anniversaries
  • flowers
  • endangered species
  • Finno-Ugric Peoples
  • Film
  • Aviation
  • Churches

The first stamp is now available via Estonia’s online store.

Estonian stamps 2021 January

Estonian stamps 2021 showing a lighthouse on stamps, and FDC

Lighthouse on stamps

Tuletorn – Letipea tuletorn | Letipe Lighthouse  
Continuation of Lighthouse series that started in 2006
One stamp, info sheet, FDC
Designer: Roman Matkiewicz
Previous stamp designs include 2020’s Discovery of Antarctica 200. Estonian-Russian joint issue and the ongoing Lighthouse series.
Release date: Jan 21, 2021

 

Estonian stamps 2021 February

TBASõbrapäev | Valentine’s Day

Release date: Feb 04, 2021

TBA
Hiina uus aasta – härja aasta | Chinese New Year – Year of the Ox

Release date: Feb 12, 2021

TBAEesti Arstide Liit 100 | 100th Anniversary of the Estonian Medical Association

Release date: Feb 27, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 March

TBAEesti statistika 100 | 100th Anniversary of Estonian Statistics

Release date: March 01, 2021

TBARukkilill | Cornflower

Release date: March 01, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 April

TBAJärvselja 100 |100th Anniversary of Järvselja

Souvenir sheet

Release date: April 13, 2021

TBAEesti Ornitoloogiaühing 100 | 100th Anniversary of the Estonian Ornithological Society

Souvenir Sheet

Release date: April 29., 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 May

TBAEUROPA – ohustatud elusloodus | EUROPA – Endangered Wildlife

2 stamps in series

Release date:  May 06, 2021

TBALillemark | Flower stamp

Release date: May 20, 2021

 Estonian stamps 2021 June

TBASuveolümpiamängud 2020 Tokyo | Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo 2021

Release date:  June 11, 2021

TBASoome-ugri rahvaste maailmakongress | World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

Release date: June 16, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 July

TBAEesti Jalgpalli Liit 100 | 100th Anniversary of the Estonian Football Federation

Release date: July 01, 2021

TBAEuroopa juunioride MV kergejõustikus Tallinn 2021 | European Athletics U20 Championships Tallinn 2021

Release date: July 12, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 August

TBAHead Eesti asjad | Great Estonian Things

Release date: August 12, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 September

TBA
Eesti fauna – kärp | Estonian Fauna – The Stoat

Release date:  September 10, 2021

TBAEsimene filminäitamine 125 |125th Anniversary of the First Film Screening

Release date: September 16, 2021

TBA
Kirik – Keila Miikaeli kirik | Churches – St Michael’s Church in Keila

Release date: September 17, 2021

TBAEesti tsiviillennundus 100 | 100th Anniversary of Estonian Civil Aviation

Release date: September 20, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 October

TBAEesti rahvusloom hunt | Estonia’s National Animal – The Wolf

Release date: October 01. 2021

TBAJõulud | Christmas

2 stamps in series

Release date: October 15, 2021

TBA
Eesti Pimedate Liit 100 | 100th Anniversary of the Estonian Blind Union

Release date: October 15, 2021

Estonian stamps 2021 November

TBAEesti-Brasiilia ühisväljaanne | Estonian-Brazilian joint issue

2 stamps in series

Release date: November 01, 2021

TBA
Kunst – EKM kullafond 1 | Art – treasures of the Art Museum of Estonia

Release date: November 17, 2021

See more country stamps for 2021 here:

Stamps by Country 2021 | Bitter Grounds Magazine

10 stamp issuing countries now available

I’m now up to 10 stamp issuing countries on this list. It takes quite a bit of time to pull the info together. It’s odd how many countries don’t supply lists, or indeed information on their stamps.

I’m attempting to include titles and subjects in the country’s native language when I can. It takes a lot of toing and froing with various websites, and Google translate, which means occasionally information is missed. Hopefully, the accents are correct, I’m taking a great deal of care in getting them placed properly. If something is wrong, please, drop a line in the comments section.

In the works is a newsletter you can subscribe to keep up to date with changes on both the website and (hopefully) one tailored to stamp news.  In the meantime, bookmark this page so you can return to see new articles.

Cheers,

catpaw

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues & designers

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues & designers

Subjects and release dates for Norwegian 2021 stamp issues are available. Norwegian post office, Posten, doesn’t have images for the stamps yet, but, as usual, I’ll add them as they come available. Remember to follow Bitter Grounds (links at the bottom of the article) or bookmark this page.

Posten’s website has an archive of previous stamp magazines, Posten Norge Stamp Magazine, dating back to 2016. 5 magazines are published a year and you can download them for future references. If you want to keep the magazine, rather than just read it online, right click on the words “PDF File” and save. It’s available in English as well as Norwegian.

This year will see designer Magnus Rakeng return with a Peter I Island stamp. Rakeng has created a number of sleek fonts you can check out here Nyheter – Melkeveien. He also designed last year’s Polar Motif stamp depicting Jan Mayen island. Other familiar designers are Enzo Finger, Kristin Slotterøy, Camilla Kvien Jensen and Jørn O. Jøntvedt, all of whom contributed designs in 2020.

Subjects for Norway’s 2021 issues will include:

  • Polar motifs
  • City Anniversaries
  • Endangered National Wildlife
  • Railway Centenary
  • Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers 150th Anniversary,
  • Farm Animals
  • Research, Innovation, Technology
  • Motorbikes
  • Flag Bicentenary
  • Christmas stamps

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues – Feb

Polar Motifs 
Peter I Øy| Peter I IslandArtist/Designer: Magnus Rakeng

Release date: Feb 19, 2021

 

 

Byjubileer | City Anniversaries
Tønsberg , Larvik, LillesandArtist/Designer: Jørn O. Jøntvedt

Release date: Feb 19, 2021

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues – April

Truede dyrearter | Endangered National Wildlife

Artist/Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: April 23, 2021

Dovrebanen 100 | Dovre Railway Line Centenary

Artist/Designer: Trond Bredesen

Release date: April 23, 2021

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues – June

Norges Jeger- og Fiskerforbund 150| Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers 150th Anniversary

Artist/Designer: Kristin Slotterøy

Release date: June 11, 2021

Husdyr | Farm Animals

Artist/Designer: Cecilie Sørgård

Release date:  June 11, 2021

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues – Oct

Forskning, innovasjon, teknologi | Research, Innovation, Technology

Artist/Designer: Enzo Finger

Release date: Oct 2, 2021

Mopeder og motorsykler | Mopeds and Motorcycles

Artist/Designer: Erland Dilling

Release date: Oct. 2, 2021

Norwegian 2021 stamp issues – Nov

Norges flagg 200 år | Flag of Norway Bicentenary

Artist/Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: Nov 5, 2021

Julefrimerker | Christmas stamps

Artist/Designer: Lisa Aisato

Release date: Nov 5, 2021

More 2021 county issues available here: Stamps By Country 2021 | Bitter Grounds Magazine

 

2021 Faroe Islands stamps list

2021 Faroe Islands stamps list

2021 Faroe Islands stamps start the year by celebrating 150 years of Postal History on the Islands and Denmark. The year will also see a couple stamps for bird collectors. Fourteen subjects have been announced as well as photos for most of the issues. Some of the upcoming topics include:

  • 150 years of postal history
  • Transplanted – immigration stories
  • PUFFINS!
  • Royal Visit in the Faroe Islands in 1921 –
  • C. Z. Slania 100 Years
  • Christmas

Seeing all the Postal anniversaries around the world this year gives me an idea for a new niche to collect – Post Office Anniversaries. Or History of Mail Delivery on stamps.

If you collect Danish stamps, this year will be fun to get. The stamps are beautiful and tap into a rich vein of Island history and landmarks. Don’t forget to check back periodically for updates on stamp information. If I gather more info on the designers, I’ll drop extra information in.

2021 Faroe Islands stamps January

2021 Faroe Islands - 150 years of postal history

150 Years of Postal Service

150 years of Postal History

Special post mark for Torshavn Post office

Special post mark for Torshavn Post office

Two anniversaries in one – the 150th anniversary of the Danish Postal Services Act (1871) and the 45th anniversary of Faroe Island takeover of the Danish postal administration within Faroe Islands.

This year the Faroe Islands will celebrate two postal related anniversaries. The first is the 150th anniversary of the Danish Postal Service’s Postal Act of 7 January 1871, when the Faroe Islands became a part of the Danish postal area for the first time.

The second is the 45th anniversary of the Faroe Islands’ takeover of the Faroese branch of the Danish postal administration. On 1 April 1976, Postverk Føroya, later Posta, was established and became responsible for mail deliveries in the Faroe Islands, as well as the issuing of Faroese postage stamps.

See Stamps.fo for a great writeup on the history behind the stamp.

We have chosen to celebrate the two anniversaries with an anecdotal look back in time at fragments of Faroese postal history. These little tales are told on a souvenir sheet containing three stamps.

Three stamps on a mini sheet (aka mini sheet), first day cancel, FDC + sheetlet

Designer: Kári við Rættará
Kári við Rættará previously designed the 2020 stamp British Field Post Offices in the Faroe Islands.

Release date: Jan 7, 2021

2021 Faroe Islands February

Scan of Faroe Island souvenir sheet of 6 stamps

Transplanted – immigration stories

Transplanted – immigration stories

Six stamps, a souvenir sheet + two posters

Joel Cole, a Faroese American, celebrates the immigrant experience, both as a universal element of
the human story and through the particulars of his own life

Designer: Joel Cole

Release date: February 19, 2021

Two stamps showing Faroe Islands

Faroe Island villages Kirkja & Hattarvík

Villages: Kirkja & Hattarvík

Two stamps in the series.

Released in a self-adhesive booklet containing 6 stamps + 2 postcards

Release date: February 19, 2021

The Eysturoy Tunnel, an Underwater Roundabout

The Eysturoy Tunnel, an Underwater Roundabout

The Eysturoy Tunnel, an Underwater Roundabout

Two stamps in the series.

Artwork by local artist Tróndur Patursson

Release date: February 19, 2021

2021 Faroe Islands March

Faroe Island stamp showing Árting was chairwoman of the Tórshavn’s Working Women’s Association for 40 years.

Árting was chairwoman
of the Tórshavn’s Working Women’s

Andrea Árting – equal pay for equal work

Chairperson for the Tórshavn’s Working Women’s Association for 40 years

Designer: Eli Petersen 

Release date: March 8, 2021

2021 Faroe Islands April

TBASepac 2021: The Faroes on Historical Maps II

1 stamp + mini sheet

Designer: Kim Simonsen

Release date: April 26, 2021

2021 Faroe Island stamps showing puffins

Atlantic Puffins

Europa 2021: Endangered National Wildlife, the Atlantic Puffin

Two stamps, a self-adhesive booklet with six stamps + two postcards

Photos: Thomas Vikre and Jógvan Hansen

Release date: April 26, 2021

3 Faroe Island stamps showing cows

Cattle on Faroe Islands

Cattle

Three stamps

“Until the 1970s, many Faroese families had a cow in the basement”

Artist: Ole Wich

Release date: April 26, 2021

 

2021 Faroe Islands August

C. Z. Slania 100 Years anniversary

C. Z. Slania court engraver

C. Z. Slania 100 Years

One stamp + one mini-sheet

100th anniversary of birth Polish born Swedish court engraver Czeslaw Slania. Responsible for 100 Faroe Island stamp designs

Artist/engraver: Martin Mörck

Release date: Aug 12, 2021

2021 Faroe Islands Sept.

TBASalt – Sound Art & Live Theater

2 stamps + mini sheet

The old salt silo from 1938 has been renovated and rebuilt for the cultural center SALT
– Sound Art & Live Theater.

Photos: Fotostudio.

Release date: Sept. 27, 2021

Royal Visit in the Faroe Islands in 1921

Royal Visit in the Faroe Islands in 1921

Royal Visit in the Faroe Islands in 1921

Two stamps

Commemorating 1921 Faroe Islands visit by King Christian X.

Release date: Sept. 27, 2021 

Christmas Stamps: Bishop’s Robes

Christmas Stamps: Bishop’s Robes

Christmas Stamps: Bishop’s Robes

Two stamps, a self-adhesive booklet with six stamps + two postcards

Final stamps in the series church paraments.

Release date: Sept. 27, 2021 

2021 Faroe Islands October

TBA

2021 Faroe Islands November

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a wrap! Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year Stamps

It’s a wrap! Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year Stamps

Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year stamps will wrap up the New Year’s series that started in 2009. This last issue in the cycle goes on sale January 15, 2021 and is available for pre-sale orders now at Canada Post’s online store Latest stamps | New in store | Canada Post. This set beautifully ties the complete collection together.  In one souvenir sheet, the collector can see 12 years’ worth of stamp designs.

Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year stamps

All years are displayed – rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. It’s a terrific way to end a long running series.

Scan of Canada's 2021 Lunar New Year Stamps showing 12 years worth of stamps

Canada 2021 Lunar New Year Stamps souvenir sheet

Booklet format and single permanent stamps.

Canada Post's Lunar New Year stamps

Lunar New Year cycle wraps up

Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year stamps designed by Paprika Design

Paprika Design created this retrospective issue. Their work should be familiar to Canadian stamp collectors. They are behind 9 previous designs including the 2018 QEII 65th anniversary stamps, the 2017 Year of the Rooster and 2014 Year of the Horse.

The Lunar New Year stamp series uses artwork from by Albert Ng and Associates (rat, monkey, pig), Helene L’Heureux (ram), HM&E Design (rabbit), Louis Fishauf (dragon), MIX Design Group (snake), Paprika (horse, rooster), Subplot Design Inc. (dog), Taylor/Sprules Corp. (ox), and Wilco Design (tiger).

Are you interested in seeing all Canada’s upcoming stamps for 2021?  Check out the post below for more information.

Awesome 2021 Canadian stamps announced