Tuesday 24 October 2023

New Stamps for 2024 - prizes for good predictions!

Occasionally in the autumn our band of readers starts producing realistic ideas for the next year's stamp programme. (Sometimes it's a spoof!)

So put your thinking caps on, consult some websites, and see if you can come up with a calendar for next year.

I would suggest 15 issues (although you could do more), starting in January and ending with Christmas in early November, unless you can think of anything that really must be issued after the Christmas stamps.

One programme per person, sent to me by email [ian@norphil.co.uk] so as to not give too many ideas to other readers.

There have been some suggestions in comments on other blog posts, and they can be incorporated.  

I don't know what the programme will bring, save that there will be a Music Giants issue again, so look back to the golden age of popular music (or the 90s depending on how old you are!) and see what you can come up with.  

We have no reason to believe that the practice of the last few years - plenty of entertainment subjects with huge licensing fees for fdc producers to avoid - will be changed at all.  So there is your guide. 

I haven't decided on a prize yet because I have only just thought of this having had a firm suggestion about just one of 2024's sets.  

So off you go.  Comments are disabled: if you have any questions, please email.

Calendar 2024 PNGs by Vecteezy

UPDATE:  Only 8 entries so far and some of them are of the spoof variety, so plenty of chance to win prizes yet.


9 entries now received

Quite a lot of commonality among the predictions.

Of the 15 subjects in the outline programme I received today Christmas is a given, and four other subjects have been identified.


UPDATE - with over 20 entries received and much speculation about January's Music Giants issue, which Royal Mail standing order customers know is coming on 11th, this competition is now closed.

If I have time I'll do a write up on the entries for publication on 5 January, but if not it will be before the end of the month.

Thank you for your participation.



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