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New issues 1998 (September - December)

Joint stamp issues released during the year 1998 are collected in the following listing. As it is not such obvious as it looks to find this information, this list is probably not yet complete. In certain countries, joint issues are often announced on the day of the issue and sometimes it takes months before this information and the corresponding stamps reach us. Data on missing issues or supplementary information, particularly for countries, which are producing joint issues exceptionally, will be highly appreciated.

Most recent update of this section on June 10, 2002.


1998 (September 5)  - Albania - Italy 
First anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), 1979 peace Nobel price laureate. Twin issue
Portraits of Mother Theresa. Multicolored. 
Identical stamps, one per country - FDC - Mixed first day covers with the four stamps - official mixed document from the Italian post

1998 (September 12)  - China - France 
Cooperation between France and China. Twin issue
Two identical stamps. Palace museum in Beijing and Louvre museum in Paris. Multicolored. 
Two stamps per country - FDC - Mixed FDCs - Official document from the French postal administration containing the four stamps in mint pairs - Maxi-cards and mixed maxi-cards.

1998 (September 26)  -  Belgium (September 26) - Poland (September 28) 
Mniszech Palace in Warsaw. Twin issue
Identical stamps. Engraving representing the building, presently Belgian Embassy in Poland. Multicolored. 
One stamp per country - FDC - Mixed FDC - Official mixed document(card) issued by the Belgian postal administration

1998 (October 3)  - Poland - Sweden
400th anniversary of the battle of Stangebro. Twin issue
Identical stamps. King Sigismund III. Wasa (1566-1632), king of Sweden (1592-1600) and Poland (1587-1632). Multicolored (Sweden), brown (Poland). 
One stamp per country - FDC - Mixed FDC - Swedish black process print

1998 (October 9)  - Brazil - Portugal
200th anniversary of the law (20 January 1798) governing the mail transport between Portugal and Brazil. Twin issue
Identical stamps. Ship and mail-coach. Multicolored. 
One stamp per country (second stamp issued at the same time by Portugal but not related to Brazil) - FDC.

1998 (October 23)  - Namibia - Norfolk - South Africa
Whales - Year of the Ocean. Twin issue.
Identical mini-sheets (105x70mm). Three whale species. Multicolored. 
One mini-sheet per country - FDC

1998 (October 23)  -  Italy - San Marino - Vatican
World philatelic exhibition "ITALIA'98" (October 23rd to November 1st 1998). Stamp day. Twin issue
Identical stamps. Portrait of Pope John Paul II". Multicolored. 
One stamp per country - FDC (special cancellation from the exhibition) - Mixed FDC - Official document issued during the exhibition containing one mint stamp from each country and a mixed first day cover.


1998 (October 25) Italy - San Marino - Vatican
World philatelic exhibition "ITALIA'98" (October 23rd to November 1st 1998). Day of the Art. Joint issue. 
Different stamps. Sculptures. Multicolored. 
One stamp per country and one mini-sheet for the Vatican - FDC (special cancellation from the exhibition) 

1998 (October 27)  - Italy - United Nations (Geneva - New York - Vienna)
World philatelic exhibition "ITALIA'98" (October 23rd to November 1st 1998). Day of the human rights; 50 years of the Human Rights Declaration. Twin issue
Identical stamps for Italy and the Geneva Office: actually, both UN stamps are merged in a single stamp to form the Italian one. Multicolored. 
2 stamps per office and one for Italy - FDC - Official document issued during the exhibition and containing the Italian and the Geneva office stamps all respectively first day canceled from their country of origin.

1998 (17 November)  - French Andorra (November 17) - Spanish Andorra (November 19)
Opening of the Postal museum of Andorra. Joint issue
Stamps are different, but bear the same information and logo. Multicolored. 
One stamp per country - FDC

1998 (November 21)  - Croatia (November 21) - Vatican (December 1)
Christmas. 500th anniversary of the birth of Juraj Julije Klovic - Giorgio Julio Clovio (1498-1578), miniaturist. Twin issue
Identical stamps. Detail of the miniature "Adoration of the Three Wise Men", detail from the breviary "Officium Virginis". Multicolored. 
One stamp per country - FDC

1998 (November 25) - China - Switzerland 
Friendship between the two countries. Lakes. Twin issue
Identical stamps: Two stamps: A, Leman lake with the Chillon Castle; B, Bridge 24 on the Slender West Lake (Shouxi). Switzerland issued also a special bloc and an aerogram. Multicolored. 
Two stamps per country - Mini-sheet containing 2x4 stamps - Mini-sheet (Switzerland only) - Aerogram (Switzerland only) - FDC - Mixed FDC (stamps) - Special first day cards and first day covers (Swiss postal administration) - Maxi-cards and mixed maxi-cards - Official document containing the 4 stamps mint - special first day flight (aerogram)

1998 (4 December)  - United Nations (Geneva - New York - Vienna)
Word cultural heritage: the castle of Schoenbrunn in Vienna. Common issue. Identical stamps representing the castle or items displayed in the castle. Multicolored. 


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