New Issues 2003
(May - August)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2003, period May to August.
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 November
23 , 2003.
2003 (3 May)
France - Slovakia
General Milan Rastislav Stefanik (1880-1919). Twin
Identical stamps. Portrait. Multi-colored.
1 stamp per country - minisheets - FDCs - mixed FDC
2003 (10 May)
Belgium (10 May) - Russia (15 May)
150th anniversary of relationship. 300th anniversary of St
Pertersburg. Carillon and bells. Twin
Identical pair of se-tenant stamps. Carillon in the Saint
Petrus and Paulus cathedral in Saint Petersburg; Carillon
in the Saint Rombout's cathedral in Mechelen. Multi-coloured.
2 stamps se-tenant - mini-sheets - FDCs - mixed FDC
2003 (3 June)
Dutch Antilles (3 June) - Netherland () - Surinam (3 June)
300 years Johan Eschede Printing House. Territorial parallel
Similar stamps. Antilles: printed older bank bill and stamp;
Surinam: portrait of Johan Eschede, bill and stamp. Multi-colored.
4 stamps per country - FDCs
2003 (12 June)
Austria - Germany
100th anniversary of the Salzbach Bridge (Obendorf - Laufen).
Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Bridge. German stamps are available as normal
stamps in 10 stamp sheets as well as in self-adhesive stamps
in 2x10 stamp sheets. Multi-colored.
1 stamp - mini-sheets - Numisbrief - postal stationery
- FDCs - mixed FDC
2003 (13 June)
Croatia - Hungary
Saint Ladislav's robe. Parallel issue
Both countries issued each a different souvenir sheet. Croatia:
the complete robe on the stamp and details of the cross and
the figures on the sheet; Hungary: details of the figures
on the robe and interior of the Zagreb cathedral. Saint Ladislav
(1045-1095) was King of Hungary. Multi-colored.
1 souvenir sheet - FDCs
2003 (20 June)
Switzerland (6 March) - United Nations (Geneva) (20 June)
International year of freshwaters. Delayed issue [D].
Two different stamps issued at different dates but affixed
on a same common cover on the first day of issue of the United
Nations stamp, with a common unique cancellation (Names of
both countries on the same cancellation). Swiss stamp: martin
pecheur, water; United Nations: symbol. Multi-colored.
1 stamp - FDCs - mixed FDC (unique cancellation)
2003 (22 June)
Bosnia Herzegovina (Sarajevo) - Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosna
- Serbian Republic of Bosnia Herzegovina (Srpska)
Visit of Pope John Paul II and canonization of Ivan Merz.
Twin issue [T1].
One stamp per country, differentiated only by the Post logo
at the bottom left. Portrait of John Paul II (1920-); 8 stamps
around a central vignette showing the portrait of Ivan Merz
1 stamp - FDCs - second stamp issued by the Serbian
2003 (1 July)
Chile - Spain
150th anniversary of the first Chilean stamp. Twin
Stamps are different but show the first Chilean stamp issued
on July 1, 1853. Chile: 2 se-tenant stamps each one showing
one of the first Chilean stamp, background, building; Spain:
first Chilean stamp. Multi-colored.
1 or 2 stamps - FDCs
2003 (20 August)
New Caledonia - Wallis and Futuna
100th anniversary of the death of the painter Paul Gauguin.
Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets containing two stamps. Paintings
of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), A, Still life with statuette;
B, studies of Tahitian portraits. Multi-colored
Souvenir sheets - no FDC