Stamp Issues - Web links
Most recent update: August 2003 (needs a serious lifting, I know)
descriptions of recent issues, frequently with pictures, are
available on the net under the following addresses.
As these comments are added as they appear older links might
be dead. The information stays however, in order to show in
which type of site (not necessarily philatelic sites), this
information about joint issues:
general papers on joint issues have appeared in Linns Stamp
News, one written in the December 28, 1998 issue by Denise
McCarty under the title "Many countries release joint issues
in 1998" (
) and the other one written in the January 25, 1999 issue
by Michael Baadke (refresher course) and entitled "Joint issues
show international postal accord" ( www.linns.com
). A summary of all issues involving USA is given in this
The French Philatelic
Administration reproduces in extenso an article published
in its journal Philinfo and described the interest of collecting
Joint Issues: www.laposte.fr.
contains a mistake when giving examples of siamese issues
which are unfortunately all wrong. Earlier, in 1998, in the
same journal another general paper on joint issue had already
been published (www.laposte.fr)
finally, the catalogue of Joint issues is gratefully described
by Carlos Pimenta in "Filatelia em Portugal" under www.caleida.pt
dated August 2003:
you are found of art, stamps are a very nice way to start
building up your own museum. Under the address http://stamp
you can find a nice presentation of the Pushkin Museum of
Fine Arts with several pages devoted to the author Aleksandr
Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837). It is illustrated with a
series of stamps among which of course the 1997 Israel-Russia
joint issue souvenir sheet.
Art is also the main part of the following web page: www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/mexphilat/mexphilatfridakahlo.html.
Under the title "Famous Mexicans on their Stamps. Frida Kahlo
- A tormented Soul on Display by Peter Laux" you will find
a detailed story of the life of Frida Kahlo, illustrated with
several stamps and paintings.
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
in the Arab Republic of Egypt has its own web pages and present
also data on Chinese stamps. Actually, the most important
page is to be found under http://www.chinaembassy.org.eg/eng0100/eng0103/011012st.htm
and describes in full details the most recent (October 12,
2001) joint issues with Egypt.
about the Russian stamps
are now available on a completely new revamped site from the
Publishing and Trading Centre Marka. The most recent philatelic
program for Russia is also described, although the 2004 program
was only available in full text in Russian the last time I
checked. Details about stamps are given as well and for example,
the most recent Carillon stamps involving Belgium
is available under http://www.marka-art.ru.
stamps and 2003 philatelic program with detailed description
of stamps can be found under www.philhun.hu/nagyker/eng/e02.htm.
Of course the most recent joint Croatian-Hungarian
stamp is described there.
information about our 2002 winning joint issue Malaysia
Singapore is available under www.filatelic.com/00-05/speech.html.
The welcome address by Mr. Leong Keng Thai, acting chief executive
officer/Director General (Telecoms) of Infocomm Development
Authority of Singapore is given in full length.
about the most recent prestige stamp booklet on corals issued
by Hong Kong is available
2004 Champlain joint issue involving Canada
and France and perhaps
the US seems to be confirmed. More information about the reason
and the real story is available under www.jamesmccusker.com/news/article.cfm?id=322.
Maria Rodriguez discovered a site dedicated to European series
among which Joint issues involving European countries. These
pages corresponding actually to a list of countries and stamps
was written by Jacky Panhuyzen and can be reached under http://users.skynet.be
dated August 2002:
is again an access possible to the Chinese Postal administration
web site. Description of recent joint issues involving China
are available under www.cpi.com.cn/cpi-e/yubao/2000-13 .htm
(with Kazakstan), /2000-18.htm
(with Cuba), /2000-19.htm
(with Brazil) and /2001-9.htm
Among the huge information related to the Frida Kahlo stamp,
there is the paper written in Linn's by Bill McAllister under
www.linns.com/print/ archives/20010806/news3.asp and entitled
"Helms, newspaper attack Frida Kahlo stamp.
is presently a huge promotion campaign made by Stanley Gibbons
for their new philatelic site called Stamp Cafe. This site
has been designed to address the problem of filing gaps between
the release of a new stamp issue and the publication of this
information in magazines and catalogues. I must admit presently
that the site looks nice, however is still uncomplete. Details
provided by postal administrations about new issues are linked
to each stamp. Most of the information is available on line
is providing a one-page information sheet related to each
new issue and of course one describing the recent joint issues.
The stamp for the successful bid for housing the 2008 Olympic
games at Beijing is to be found under 2001-s2.
The issue with Egypt is
under the same address at 2001-20
and with Portugal under
is a nice site describing all stamps produced by the Swedish
engraver Czeslaw Slania. He reached recently the amazing number
of a thousand engraved stamps. The stamps are well described
and a lot of details related to first day covers and cancellations
are also given. Of course he participated also to some joint
issues as for example the stamps produced for Switzerland
or Australia (Australia
Mercosul series of December 12, 2001, showing endemic flowers
was announced as a joint issue by Brazil
and described in details under www.correios.com.br.
Argentina describes the
stamp of this series under www.correoargentino.com.ar
and Uruguay under www.correo.com.uy.
Korea provides now a lot of information about their
new issues in a nice informative site under www.dprk-stamp.com.
Data of this country's stamps cover the past 20 years and
is written in English language.
is the classical site when you look for stamp auctions. I
found another nice site that looks similar, but with the great
advantage that it is only dealing with philatelic items. This
Belgium site run by Seb Delcampe is located under stamps.delcampe.com.
Seb Delcampe runs also the official site of the 2002 international
philatelic exhibition Fila Kortrijk 2002 held between July
11 and July 14, 2002 to be found under www.filakortrijk.be.
Details about the very recent issues involving Belgium
and Portugal or Croatia
are given there.
about recent joint issues can be found under following addresses:
(Czech Republic, freshwater
pearl oyster, 6 June 2002), www.filateli.com
(Malaysia, 27 June 2002),
Vlaardingerbroek runs a Dutch and English site dealing mostly
with Scandinavian countries. You can find there a web page
on St. Brendan's voyages to Iceland
and the Faeroes, illustrated
with the April 18, 1994 joint stamps. Take a look at www.xs4all.nl.
summer of 2004 will mark the 400th anniversary of the French
settlement at St. Croix Island, near Calais, Maine and St.
Stephen, New Brunswick. All information in preparation to
commemorate this event are to be found under www.stecroix2004.org.
This include the preparation of commemorative stamps and coins
to be issued in Canada,
the US and France.
dated October 2001:
a look at the philatelic section of the new site of the National
Archives of Canada to
be found under www.archives.ca
and available in both official languages. It is amazing
how much information can be found on this site. You can get
details about each single stamp issued by the Canadian postal
administration since stamps exist including explanation texts
of sometimes several pages. Of course I went through all joint
issues produced by Canada and collected astonishing information.
The site is still improving, as links exists with related
documents to each stamp providing therefore lots of supplementary
information. This is probably the best site describing in
details the philatelic heritage of a single country.
about single issues are given for recent stamps either by
postal administrations, by newspaper websites or by dealer's
website. Among them, here are interesting ones:
Kong China - Australia joint issue on dragon boat
races: see www.hongkongpost.com
Details of available products are listed under www.jiyou.net
unfortunately only in Chinese.
Sweden Daniel Solander 2001 issue is reported as
a press release under www.pressi.com.
also a nice and long text written in Portuguese and English
about the 1999 Brazil China
joint issue under www.vivabrazil.com
dated December 1999:
postal administration of Israel
has now also a very nice site www.israelphilately.org.il
showing the latest issues of this country among them the Belgium
Israel issue Ensor
and the very recent Israel - Slovakia stamps slovakia.
dated October 1999:
and pictures of the Baltic
Joint Issue (August 23 1999), can be found with the
Study Group Former USSR and under www.hiiumaa.ee
Related to the
recent production of the F. Chopin stamp, the French
Postal Administration published an article about the musician
and the joint issue with Poland:
(French). Further data can be found under www.laposte.fr
Christmas issues produced between Finland
and Italy can already
be found pictured under www.pmk.posti.fi.
recently discovered siamese stamp issue between Tonga
and the Niuafo'ou Islands
(July 4th, 1998) can be found under the website of the New
Zealand post under www.nzstamps.co.nz.
with older issue is the web site of the Brazilian
post which features joint issues released in 1997, such as
the Padre Antonio Vieira (June 9th, 1997). To be found under
dated July 1999:
comments on the China Switzerland
joint issue were given by Victor Manta under www.values.ch.
Chinese Postal Administration
proposes also a nice web site in which all stamps issued since
1991 are described in Chinese and English www.cpi.com.cn.
Joint issues are of course also reported and can be found
under the heading of the year followed by the number of issue
(Example: the China-Switzerland issue will be found under
Other examples can be found under 1992-10
(China - Japan,
diplomatic relations), 1994-15
(China - USA,
(China - Thailand), 1995-15
(China - Australia), 1995-27
(China - Korea,
cable system), 1996-8
(China - San Marino, ancient
(China - Singapore, architecture),
(China - Sweden, pheasants),
(China - New Zealand,
(China - Germany,
Puning Temple and Wurzburg Palace), 1998-20
(China - France,
Palace museum and Louvre), 1999-5
(China - Russia,
Chinese covers and cards including some mixed covers can also
be found. The same listing can be obtained for the year 1998
the previous years being still under preparation.
same site gives access to Macau
stamp information macaustamp
using the same presentation for isolated stamps, i.e. 1999-4
(first flight Lisboa-Macau).
Administration presents all stamps issued since 1993 on single
description sheets under www.telecom.gov.sk
and in English. As for the previously described Chinese site,
all stamps can be found with pictures under the year and date
of issue (1993/9306,
Complete descriptions appear only since 1996. The last issue
(99172e - Juraj Haulik) even pictures the Kroatian
and Hong Kong, China (www.hongkongpoststamps.com)
have announced the July 1st, 1999 tourism issue on the
web. Under the same address (www.singpost.com.sg),
Singapore describes and pictures the August 12th
butterfly issue with Sweden.
you are looking for some information on Japanese
stamps, I suggest the following address: yushu.or.jp
which unfortunately still contains some Japanese characters
in the English text.
dated May 1999:
Uruguayan post offices with details on the Southern Common
Market Mercosur and the stamp issued by Uruguay
on September 26th,
1997; "The symbol of Mercosur" (English)
StampsOnline's Collector's Corner with details on the US
and Mexican Cinco de Mayo
issue (April 16th,
1998) and the US and Israeli
Hannukah issue www.stampsonline.com;
English); for these two issues see also www.s-t.com
and bnaibrith.org. Moreover
all Cinco de Mayo special cancellations can be found under
the following address www.washpress.com,
I discovered also but late how to proceed in order to prepare
joint issue combination covers for the Cinco de Mayo stamps
with the US philatelic
services. More information on this issue can be found under
: is a non philatelic web page dedicated to Norman Bethune,
but the stamp issued by Canada
together with China is
represented on a special page (English).
Swedish post gives information
about the King Sigismund issue, October 3rd,
1998 under www.posten.se
same type of information - story, picture and technical details
- is given by the Singapore Post on the Singapore-Thailand
joint stamp issue (October 9th,
1997) and the Singapore Australia
joint issue (August 6th,
1998) respectively under www.singpost.com.sg
Zealand and Turkish
stamps from the March 18th,
1998 issue are depicted by the New Zealand Post website www.nzstamps
French Post website gives
little information, but pictures, on the recently issued French
Chinese stamps (www.laposte.fr)
(French). A little bit more information is given by
the German finance office on the German
Chinese issue under www.bundesfinanzministerium.de
data were discovered on a website written by the Mexican Post
and related to the Canadian-Mexico
"Animal species" issue from August 15th,
(Spanish) and from the Latvian
post about the "old Baltic ships" issue from May 5th,
Some information on older Russian
issues (Pushkin, Baltic offshore nature), but also on the
1999 program can be found in English under the address www.aha.ru.
joint issues from Italia,
the Vatican and San
Marino released between 1996 and 1998 are described
in details in the Web pages of the Italian philatelic journal,
"Cronaca Filatelica" which can be found under www.crofil.com
(St. Adalbert, diplomatic relations with China,
RAMOGE, Marco Polo, John Cabot, Queen Paola, Christofer Colombo
and Venezuela, Stamp day, Human rights day, Mother Teresa).
links of interest:
general search on philatelic information, we recommend the
Fabio Alarici's site, to my opinion the best link to all postal
office currently available on the web. All adresses of Philatelic
services on the web are given there, country per country,
and updated regularly. For getting information on new issues
it is the best starting point. Be careful: the address of
this site was changed recently (January 2001). Do not use
the old address. Highly recommended.
(The Golden Guide for Philatelist) to be found under www.philaguide.com
is also a very interesting Philatelic Internet Portal with
extensive link directories of philatelic websites (all hyperlinked),
multilingual philatelic dictionaries, philatelic publications,
special about philately in Holland, and much more....
: the search engine for Stamp collectors - everything related
to philately on the web should be found there. If not don't
try something else.
Joe Luft's web links site collects all web sites related to
philately. Excellent. Updated very regularly.
selection of very nice philatelic sites, in the case in which
you start to become interested in a new topic.
: TWC's Central/Eastern Europe philatelic resources
: Czech stamps philatelic site
: Information on stamps (buying or exchanging)
: site listing links to other philatelic sites with adresses
of Societies and Postal Administrations
:all recent information/news related to stamps
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