Well this year is really nearing its end and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will have one more issue this year, an Ad Hoc issue, Go Digital – issue date 23 November 2012. We will be showcasing that issue as soon as we have the relevant pics and history.

Hope all you philatelists out there have had an exciting year with new issues, exotic finds and filling out those thematic collections. Hours spent poring over those tiny little squares of exquisite art and history. Every single hour bringing pleasure as we fill out the little missing morsels and rarities.

The next time we can look forward to any new issues will be in 2013 and here is the programme for next year. Please keep in mind that these issues and dates are subject to change along the way, so fear not we will keep you up to date.

2013 Stamp Programme:

Gift of the Givers and Rescue South Africa – 22 February 2013
International Year of Water Cooperation – 20 March 2013
Beautiful and Endangered Butterflies – 10 May 2013
South African Bird series: Birds in flight – 14 June 2013
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – 100 years – 1 July 2013
19th World Transplant Games (Sport) – 19 July 2013
Port Elizabeth Centenary – 26 July 2013
Cederberg Wilderness Area and South African Rock formations – 8 August 2013
Union Buildings Centenary – 6 September 2013
Symbols of South African Cultures – 20 September 2013
Achievements of the South African Post Office – 9 October 2013
Rivonia Trial 50th anniversary – 26 November 2013
World Aids Day – 25 Years – 29 November 2013

Enjoy, have a great holiday season wherever you are and we look forward to chatting to you in the new year.

Please let us know about any rarities or issues you would like to discuss regarding philately in South Africa and we will do our level best to provide you with information.