March release batch arriving – 24 new stamps
And when it rains, it pours!
We were chatting in another topic yesterday, the collectors community looks forward to the usual release batch arriving near the end of a month, with stamps which will be unlocked soon, in the next month.
That happened, and it is a large batch – 24 new stamps in total, I could not even post images for all of them at Reddit, as it allows only 20 images max in a post. But here they are. 😎👍
Listing them by Category so it's easier to grasp...
New Premium Sports themed stamps
These are premium and likely to sell for 25 coins each - like we experienced with the recent Rugby, Polo, etc stamps from February 2022.
If Slowly follows the same methodology, the stamps will first appear on a country that has a Tournament in the month. And later it could appear in some other country where there's another similar event. The stamps should be added to the Time Machine soon after their initial releases close, as happened with the Rugby, Polo, American Football stamps.
The schedule for the 2022 NCAA tournament in men's basketball — known to many as “March Madness” — which will tip off Tuesday, March 15, with First Four games played at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The 2022 Final Four is scheduled for April 2 and April 4 at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.
source – ESPN.com
Cricket An International Cricket Calendar shows a number of large tournaments happening in March and April.
The official Formula 1 racing calendar lists a Grand Prix in Bahrain, on March 26 to 28. Other races in April, May, etc could also have local country releases for this stamp
Golf There are a number of upcoming Golf Tournaments in March 2022. A listing at CBS Sports has various possible events in the USA which could be the trigger for this release.
The World Golf Championships, March 23-27, in Austin, Texas, is very likely the one.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
New Global, Free commemoratives
These should be free and available everywhere, to much joy from our Slowly users in general.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, finalizing one's Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.
source – Wikipedia
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “ π “) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and eat pie.
source – Pi Day .org
World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
source – WorldSleepDay.org
International Day of the Seal
Every year on March 22nd, the International Day of the Seal promotes the conservation of seals worldwide. It's also a day to celebrate this amazing marine mammal. A seal is a type of animal called a pinniped, which is Latin for “fin-footed.” Other pinnipeds include the walrus and sea lion.
source – National Day Calendar
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
source – Wikipedia
Some are Regional Releases
Either free or sometimes premium. In some cases, some stamps appear in multiple countries.
Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews in the empire, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Haman was the royal vizier to King Ahasuerus.
source – Wikipedia
Día del Taco
The taco, the food that consists of a tortilla base filled with meat, vegetables and covered with sauces, is a representative part of Mexican gastronomy, and it is so representative that for the last 14 years, every 31 March has been celebrated as Taco Day in Mexico.
English translation above, from original Spanish information page here.
This is a FREE commemorative, region limited to México. Soon after appearing on Time Machine as well.
花見 (or Hanami)
Hanami is the Cherry Blossom Festival. The date for this is a bit uncertain ?
Sakura bloom depending on the climate of each region, starting from the warmest place in the Southernmost of Japan – Okinawa – as early as late January. Then they will gradually spread to the Northern parts in late March and early April or until May in Hokkaido.
So, Hanami festivals are held early in the Southern areas and later in Northern Japan. For that reason, people can travel from South to North to enjoy Sakura while immersing themselves in this festive season all over the country. Every year, the weather forecast centers will predict the time of the cherry blossom bloom, notifying their citizens of the dates and the most beautiful areas so people can prepare for the Hanami festivals.
source – Sakura.co
This stamp is a free one, but region limited to Japan. And later appear on the Time Machine, so it will be available to everyone for a 25 coins random purchase.
Some Surprise National Flags !
Ireland's National Day is St Patrick's Day, March 17. The same date is the Northern Ireland flag day as well. (according to Wikipedia's National Days page)
Flag of Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland
Flag of Wales
Wales's beautiful Dragon flag is available NOW in the UK stamp store. St David's Day is commemorated on March 1st.
Other stamps also arriving :
I would not guess one date or another here. But found a big listing of Comic Cons worldwide. A number of them are in March.
Tiny but Mighty
This is the 2022 April Fool's Day issue.
Work from Home
A new global Premium single stamp issue, 50 coins.
And a new Stamp Set !
Always pleasant to see a new Set release – they are the best buy for the money, as you get 6 stamps for the usual 100 Coins. This morning brought this new Global release, available now.
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All of those new stamps are added to our WIKI. Now the stamp count is 1126 total.
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