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Tunisian 2022 stamps land on Tatouine

Written by catpaw

March 07, 2022

Ok, I confess to using a bit of click bait for the Tunisian 2022 stamps, but how could I resist? Just look at this FDC featuring Smar, Tataouine! 

Lunar landscape  in Smar, Tataouine FDC

FDC featuring Smar, Tataouine

This is the best FDC from Tunisia to date. Designer Hédi Ben Jedyen used every inch of the cover to show off  Smar’s out of this world landscape. Tunisia produces interesting covers, including a few imaginative sets last year. The best of 2021 was the Young People and Exact Sciences. Tunisian designer Islem Ouali incorporated children’s artwork to create a memorable quartet of stamps and this FDC.

Young people and exact sciences FDC

Another cover that caught my eye last year, was Ridha Zaafrane’s stunning artwork Abolition of Slavery and Servitude in Tunisia  January 23, 1846.  He incorporated an image from the 1846 decree onto the cover to accompany his artwork and produced this FDC. 

FDC for anniversary of abolition of slavery

2022’s program includes the yearly EUROMED competition, with the theme Marine Archeology and Ancient Cities of the Mediterranean. Tunisia has an embarrassment of riches to choose.  And flora lovers will be treated to Plants of Tunisia : Globular – Thyme – Chamomile – Sage. A good year all around I think. 

If you are from Tunisia or familiar with the country, I’d appreciate a bit of help pumping up details for each stamp.  Tunisia’s post office is short on press releases and details and as a result, I was a bit disappointed with the 2021 page, not because of the stamps and covers, but because of the lack of information I was able to offer. Any links you can refer me to, regarding newspaper articles or journals, would be appreciated. They do not have to be in English. With Google Translate and a bit of common sense, I can muddle through just about any article online.  


March

Lunar landscape  in Smar, Tataouine

Lunar landscape  in Smar, Tataouine cancel 

 

Lunar landscape  in Smar, Tataouine stamp 

 Lunar landscape  in Smar, Tataouine FDC

1 stamp, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel
offset

This stamp and FDC is designed to heighten awareness of Tunisia’s geological wonders. 

Designer: Hédi Ben Jedyen  
This is Ben Jedyen’s first stamp for Tunisia post. 

Release date: March 7, 2022 


Tunisian Independence Day

Independence Day cancel Tunisia 

Independence day stamp TUNISIA 2022 

Independence Day FDC TUNISIA 2022 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel
offset

Independence Day promotional ad TUNISIA 2022

Promotional ad

Tunisia gained independence March 20, 1956

Release date: March 20, 2022


May 

60th Anniversary of the Creation of the Tunisian Society of Electricity and Gas (STEG)

60th Anniversary of the Creation of the Tunisian Society of Electricity and Gas

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

For some reason, I can no longer access the Tunisia post office. When I can, I’ll post the FDCs and cancels.

Release date: May 3, 2022


Plants of Tunisia : Globular – Thyme – Chamomile – Sage

Plants of Tunisia

4 stamps on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Designers: Amin Sha`ban | Layla `Allaqi | Yassin Ghurbal

Release date: May 15, 2022


June

Ecotourism : Kesra a Siliana, Dahar a Medenine

Release date: June 1, 2022


Pieces of the Military Museum of Manouba

Release date: June 26, 2022


July

Euromed 2022: Ancient Cities of the Mediterranean (Testour – Takrouna)

Release date: July 11, 2022


August

Tunisian Women Celebrated

Release date: August 11, 2022


September

Raptors of Tunisia

Release date: September 26, 2022


October

World Teachers’ Day : Fighting School Violence Centre

Release date: October 5, 2022


Breast Cancer Awareness

Release date: October 10, 2022


November

Francophonie Summit: Dierba 2022

Release date: November 2022


Football World Cup Qatar 2022

Release date: November 2022


Joint Issue Tunisia – Egypt

Release date: November 2022


If you liked Tunisia’s 2022 stamps, then you need to check out last year’s offerings Tunisia stamps 2021 | Bitter Grounds Magazine

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