Friday 13 January 2017

More Star Trek postage stamps feature captains, aliens, Gold Key and more!

2016 was a huge year for Star Trek postage stamp collectors, with more releases in one year than ever before, chronicling every corner of the Star Trek universe! Adding to the tally, the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation, who design and distribute stamps for many countries, have now added listings for a load more Star Trek stamps which were released towards the end of the year.

Liberia released their third collection of Star Trek stamps, in August, with a 50th anniversary range focused on the series captains. That included one large stamp featuring all five captains, plus a set of five individuals stamps for each captain as well.

The Union Island Grenadines of Saint Vincent, a nation which has been one of the most prolific producers of Star Trek stamps, returned to TOS in September, with three separate miniature sheets. The most distinctive features illustrations of four Star Trek aliens.

Meanwhile the TOS crew appear on a set of six stamps, and Kirk and Spock get a repeat appearance on a separate set of two.

A different take on TOS comes from Palau, with their Gold Key style designs, whose August issue marked their third Star Trek release. There were two miniature sheets, including a higher value stamp on a sheet sporting the eye-catching headline "Murder boards the Enterprise!", plus another set of six crew stamps.

Finally TNG characters are featured on a more photo-realistic set of illustrations, with most of the crew released as a set of six, and Captain Picard getting his own higher value stamp. Guyana another country with a long history of Trek-stamps, issued these in August.

If you can't make your way to all these far flung places, then all these stamps are available via the IGPC. For a look back at all the previous Star Trek postage stamps releases from around the world, check my Star Trek postage stamps list.

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