Scout and Guide Issues 2015

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Scouts on Stamps of the World Catalog [1900-1985]

Collectors face the challenge of separating the legitimate postal issues from the illegal, exploitive and/or non-postal offerings.  SOSSI has attempted to categorize the various stamp issues according to the IFSCO's (International Federation of Scout and Guide Stamp Collecting Organizations) Classifications of Boy Scout & Girl Scout new postage stamps and postal stationery issues.  We use information from UPU's World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP) Numbering System - (WNS) and catalogues such as Scotts and Michel.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the collector to decide what to add to their collection.


IFSCO Class "A" STAMPS

ARMENIA
The Melkonian Orphanage - 100th Anniversary of 1915 Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turks
Issue date: 2 April 2015
Stamp issued in sheet of 6 (A joint issue with Cyprus)
Stamp contains photo of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in the 1930s at the Melkonian Educational Institute of Nicosia, Cyprus, an orphanage founded in 1924 by brothers, Krikor and Garabad Melkonian, for hundreds of children orphaned by the Armenian genocide.  Orphans from nearly 40 countries of the Armenian Diaspora were served here.  The Scouts pictured on the stamp belonged to the 7th Cyprus Boy Scouts Group (1932 - 2006).
Designers: David Dovlatyan, Vahagn Mkrtchyan.  60,000 stamps printed by Cartor, France.  Value: 340 AMD
Stamp || Sheet || FDC

BAHAMAS
100th Anniversary of the Bahamas Girl Guide Association
Issue date: 1 October 2015
Set of 6, Stamps depicting Girl Guide activities with one honoring 4 leaders - Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Higgs, Ms. Barbara Brown, Mrs. Clarice Granger
Designer - Bee Design; Printer - BDT International Security Printing
Process: Stochastic lithography in panes of 20; Values: 15c, 25c, 50c, 65c, 70c, 80c
Stamps || Gutter Pairs

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Cayman Islands Pioneers II
Issue date: 20 May 2015
Set of 4 stamps honoring "Pioneers," second installment of people who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the Cayman Islands.  One stamp pictures Timothy E. McField, MBE, educator, with Scouts in background.  He was a Scoutmaster for many years.
Values: 25c, 50c, 80c, $1
Stamps || FDC || Gutter Pairs || Booklet back || Booklet front

INDONESIA
Commemorating the 23rd World Scout Jamboree at Yamaguchi City, Japan.
Issue date: 28 July 2015
Set of 2 stamps in sheet of 20 (10 pairs).  Designs feature woggle on neckerchief and a square or reef knot.  Value of each stamp: 5000 (R)
Designer: Anwar Firhaus; 300,000 sets printed by offset lithography by Perum Peruri
Designer of FDC: Tata Sugiarta
Stamps || Sheet

JAPAN
23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015
Issue date: 27 July 2015
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree was held 28 July - 8 August 2015 at Kirara-hama, Ajisu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
4 different stamps in sheetlet of 10 picturing a Boy Scout and Girl Scout 2 stamps of 3 Scouts
Designer: Tamaki Akira; Value: 82 for each stamp
Stamps || FDC 1 || FDC 2 || Sheetlet || Sheetlet FD || Bulletin

MALDIVES
Scouting in Maldives 1963 - 2015
Issue date: 15 September 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting Scouts, Baden-Powell and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, ex-President of Maldives 1978 - 2008, who was saved from assassination in 2008 by a young Boy Scout.
Values: 22 MVR each stamp in MS; SS - 70 MVR
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

MOZAMBIQUE
Scouting activities
Issue date: 15 October 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting Scout activities including bugler.  SS shows Pope Francis with Scouts
Values: Each stamp in MS - 66.00 MT; SS - 175,00 MT
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

SOLOMON ISLANDS
Scouting activities
Issue date: 3 September 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting various Scout activities.
Values: Each stamp on MS - 12.00 Solomon pounds; SS - 40.00
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

URUGUAY
URUJAM 2015 - Las Canas, Uruguay
Issue date: 6 February 2015
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Uruguay Scouts at an international Jamboree held from 18 - 24 January 2015 at Las Canas resort near Fran Bentos, Department of Rio Negro with about 1,000 in attendance.
Single stamp in sheets of 25; graphic design - Architect Daniel Pereya; Printing by Sanfer Sri
Value: 50
Stamp || FDC

IFSCO Class "A" POSTAL STATIONERY

JAPAN
23rd World Scout Jamboree - Yamaguchi City
Issue date: 27 July 2015
Two postal cards with view of Jamboree site (one on front and one on back) with a first day cancellation.  Also a standard postal card with the first day cancellation.
Postal Card 1 || Postal Card 2 || postal card with First Day Cancellation

IFSCO Class "B" STAMPS

BAHAMAS
Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch
Issue date: 9 September 2015
Set of 4 honoring Queen Elizabeth II; one shows Prince Harry after attending service of Morning Prayer on 4 Mar 2012 at Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas as Queen Elizabeth's representative as part of Diamond Jubilee Tour.
Designer - Andrew Robinson; Printer - BDT International Security Printing
Process - Lithography in panes of 20; Value of Scout stamp - 70c
Stamps || Gutter Pairs

COOK ISLANDS
Celebrating 50 Years of Self Government
Issue date: 5 August 2015
Set of 4 sheets (two with 15 stamps and two with 10 stamps for total of 50) issued to celebrate 50 years of self government as the Cook Islands became self governing on 4 August 1965.  This sheet of 10 includes image of a stamp picturing Baden-Powell from set of 6 stamps issued on 6 February 1969 for the 5th Scout Jamboree at Christchurch, New Zealand.  B-P visited at Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 1935.
Value of each stamp in sheet 10c.
Sheet

CYPRUS
The Melkonian Orphanage
Issue date: Stamp issued in sheet of 6 (joint issue with Armenia)
Stamp depicts the Melkonian Orphanage in Nicosia, Cyprus, the home of the Scouts pictured in the Armenian joint issue stamp, and the trees planted in front in memory of their martyred parents.  Photo of the orphanage taken in 1940 by Haigaz Mangoian.  275,000 printed by offset lithography.
Value: 0.64 Euro
FDC || Specimen || Sheet || Stamp ||

INDONESIA
UN World Conference of Disaster Risk Reduction
Issue date: 14 March 2015
One stamp of triptych of 3 stamps.  The conference was held at Sendai, Japan.  This stamp depicts acting as "victims" as emergency first aid is being practiced.  Stamps designed by winners of a national stamp design contest.  300,000 sets printed by offset lithography by Perum Peruri.  Value: 3000 (R)
Stamp

ISLE OF MAN
50th Anniversary of Formation of Commonwealth Secretariat
Issue date: 27 November 2015
A commemorative sheet for the 50th anniversary of formation of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the year in which Queen Elizabeth II becomes England's longest reigning monarch.  Stamps of 27 Commonwealth nations are shown including the 2015 Bahamas stamp with Prince Harry taking with Scouts (middle of the 5th row).
Sheet with 2015 Bahamas stamp

MALDIVES
Longest Reigning Queen Elizabeth II 1952 - 2015
Issue date: 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf & imperf) commemorating the longest reign of an English monarch.  The 4 stamps show different years of her reign including in 1970 a visit to the Canadian Arctic where she is being greeted by Cub Scouts.  Value of each stamp - 20 MVR
The SS shows her coronation.  Picture in lower right of selvage may include a Brownie Girl Guide at left with greeters during a visit to New Zealand in 1970.  Value - 60MVR
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

IFSCO Class "B" POSTAL STATIONERY

COLOMBIA
55th National Folklore Festival Bambuco and International Folklore Exhibition
Issue date: 12 July 2015
Set of 4 postal cards for the Folklore festival held from 12 - 28 July 2015 in Neiva, Huila, Colombia.
All four cards have World Scout badge on back and one card has the badge on front.
A design contributor was SOSSI member Diego Ospina Duque.  The used card was cancelled with the special 55th Folklore Festival cancellation.
Differences on the backs of the cards 1, 3 &: 4 may be seen in the credits on the left near the bottom.
Card 1 || Card 1 back || Card 2 || Card 2 back || Card 3 || Card 3 back || Card 4 || Card 4 back || Canceled Card

IFSCO Class "C" STAMPS

BENIN
Scout and Chess
Issue date: 2015
MS of 3 and SS (perf & imperf) depicting Scout playing chess, chess board and chess pieces.
Values of MS: 1200 F, two stamps 600 F each; SS - 3000 F
MS || SS

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015 Japan
Issue date: 21 September 2015
MS of 3 and SS (perf and imperf) showing Scout activities and World Scout badge.
Values: 1000 F on each stamp of MS; SS - 2650 F
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Baden-Powell
Issue date: 2015
MS of 6 (perf & imperf) with Baden-Powell in circle in center and three stamps above and three below the circle. B-P is shown in various uniforms.  The top left stamp shows B-P with William Hillcourt "Green Bar Bill" Value of each stamp - 500f.
MS

CONGO
Scouts and Nature
Issue date: 2015
Value of each stamp in set - 2000 F.
Five sets of a MS of 2 plus 2 SSs (perf & Imperf).  Each stamp depicts Scouts with the following categories:
Scouts and Birds
MS || SS 1 || SS 2 || FDCs
Scouts and Butterflies
MS || SS 1 || SS 2 || FDCs
Scouts and Dinosaurs
MS || SS 1 || SS 2 || FDCs
Scouts and Minerals
MS || SS 1 || SS 2 || FDCs
Scouts and Raptors (Owls)
MS || SS 1 || SS 2 || FDCs

GUINEA
Orchids of the World
Issue date: 20 March 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting various orchids.  Scouts are included on each stamp and in the selvage.  Values: 10000 FG on 2 stamps in MS, 15000 in other 2 stamps; SS - 40000 FG
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

GUINEA
Jamboree 2015 in Japan
Issue date: 22 June 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) showing Scouts and World Scout badge; Baden-Powell in 2 stamps.
Values: 10000 FG each stamp in MS; SS - 35000 FG
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

NIGER
Scouting activities
Issue date: 20 July 2015
MS of 3 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting various Scouting activities.
Values: Each stamp in MS - 1100 F; SS - 3000 F
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

NIGER
Mushrooms and Scouts
Issue date: 26 October 2015
MS of 4, SS, compound sheet of MS and SS (perf and imperf) depicting Scouts and various types of mushrooms.  SS also shows Scouts playing chess.
Values: Each stamp in MS - 825 F; SS - 3000 F
Compound Sheet || MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

ST. THOMAS & PRINCE
23rd World Jamboree 2015 - Japan
Issue date: 23 September 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting Scout activities
Values: Each stamp in MS - 31000 Db; SS - 96000 Db
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

SIERRA LEONE
23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015
Issue date: 21 December 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting world-wide Scouts including Girl Scout on SS and Baden-Powell on one stamp.
Values: Each stamp in MS - 6500 Le; SS - 26000 Le
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

TOGO
Scouting activities
Issue date: 22 April 2015
MS of 4 and SS (perf and imperf) depicting various Scout activities
Values: Each stamp in MS - 750 F; SS - 2500 F
MS || MS FDC || SS || SS FDC

TOGO
Scouting activities and Baden-Powells
Issue date: 30 December 2015
MS of 2 and MS of 4 (perf and imperf) and 6 imperf deluxe SSs .  MS of 2 depicts Robert and Olave Baden-Powell with Scouts in selvage; MS of 4 shows Scouting activities
Values: Each stamp in MS of 2 - 1500 F, Each stamp in MS of 4 - 960 F
MS of 4 || MS of 4 FDC || MS of 2 || MS of 2 FDC || Deluxe Sheet 1 || Deluxe Sheet 2 || Deluxe Sheet 3 || Deluxe Sheet 4 || Deluxe Sheet 5 || Deluxe Sheet 6

IFSCO Class "E" STAMPS
a. Personalized "P" Stamps

AUSTRIA
Pfaderfinder Biedermannsdorf, a stamp, issued for use in 2016 by Pfadfindergruppe Biedermannsdorf located in Biedermannsdorf, a town in the Modling district of the Austrian state of Lower Austria.
Stamp

NORWAY
On 13 June 2015 a local stamp, St. George Gildene, was approved for internal use in Norway.  It was used on cover with a St. George and Dragon cancel Landsgildetinget, Hamar, Norway.
"P" stamp || Cover

NORWAY
A personalized stamp printed for Norwegian St. George's Guilds (Former Boy and Girl Scouts) for their biennial assembly in 2015.  Quantity printed - 200 for inland use. Possibly more of the same design were printed for their 2017 biennial meeting.
Stamp

NORWAY
Stamp printed in late 2015 for the Spejderfrimaerkeklubben i Danmark - the Scout Stamp Collectors Club in Denmark - to be used for mailing the club's January 2016 journals.  These were posted by Hallvard Slettebø of Norway and postmarked "Forus 11.01.16."  Approximately 100 printed.
Stamp