New Issues 2004
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2004, 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 January
2004 (1 May)
Cyprus - Czech Republic - Estonia - Hungary - Latvia - Lithuania
- Malta - Slovakia - Slovenia
Europe. 10 new countries joining the European Community. Twin
Identical stamps. Flags of the 10 new countries with map and
flag of Europe in the background. The flags are ordered in
three rows of 3 flags. The tenth flag in the left bottom corner
is the flag of the issuing country. (Poland, the tenth country
did not join this series and produced a stamp of its own).
1 or 2 stamps per country - mini sheets of 10 stamps -
special folder containing one sample of all identical stamps
Different stamps issued at the same date by other countries
(1 May 2004)
France - Ireland - Poland
2004 (6 May)
International Olympic Committee - Switzerland
Olympic Summer Games 2004, Athens. Local issue [TT].
Similar stamps. Marathon runner. Multi-colored.
2004 (14 May)
Denmark - Faeroe - Greenland
Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Mary. Territorial twin
Souvenir sheets. Portraits of the couple seen from right and
from left. Multi-colored.
2 stamps and/or a souvenir sheet containing these two stamps
- FDCs - folder containing the 3 souvenir sheets, mint
2004 (15 May)
Belgium - France
Cartoon heroes Blake and Mortimer. 100th birthday of the cartoonist
Edgar Pierre Jacobs (1904-1987), creator of this series. Twin
Two identical stamps. A, Portraits of the cartoon heroes,
Professor Philip Mortimer and Colonel Francis Blake; B, heroes
in front of a wall; C, portrait of E.P. Jacobs. Multi-colored.
France, two stamps - Belgium, 1 stamp and one souvenir
sheet - FDCs - mFDC
2004 (20 May)
Israel - Italy
Centennial of the Great Synagogue of Rome. Twin
Two identical stamps. A, façade of the Great Synagogue
of Rome completed in 1904; B, Great Synagogue, an ornemental
interior panel and, in the foregound, the traditional Jewish
seven-branch candelabrum, the menorah. The last row of each
panel is linkjed to a label (tab) that reads "Centenario |
Tempio Maggiore | Roma" (Centenial of the Great Synagogue,
2004 (31 May)
China () - Malaysia (31 May)
30th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. To be determined.
Malaysia issued a series of 4 stamps and one miniature sheet
among which one stamp is a reproduction of a stamp previously
issued by China on 5 August 2003. The label of the Chinese
stamp was adapted to the circumstances and shows the flags
of both countries. Date of issue of the Chinese stamp with
the new label is not known exactly. China: A, Chinese sailing
ship; Malaysia: B, Malaysian sailing ship; C, shaking hands
with colors of both countries; D, sailing ship and flags of
both countries; E, miniature sheet, Chinese and Malaysian
Stamps - FDCs - mFDC
2004 (3 June)
Germany - Russia
Youth meeting in the 21th century. Twin
Identical stamps. Stylized children with flag colors playing
with kites. Multi-colored.
1 stamp per country - mini sheets of 8 or 10 stamps - FDCs
2004 (7 June)
Azerbaijan - Pakistan - Turkey - Turkish Cyprus
Our Cultural Assets: the great Silk Road. Parallel
issue from the Eurasia Postal Union [P1].
Different stamps showing the common logo of the Eurasia Postal
Union. Azerbaijan: camels, minarets and mosques; Pakistan:
Karakoram highway, Indus river near Chilas, Haramosh peak
near Gilgit; Turkey: buildings, door, camels; Turkish Cyprus:
camel, building. Multi-colored.
1 or two stamps per country - FDCs
2004 (26 June)
Canada - France
Pierre Dugua de Mons. Twin issue
Identical stamps. Portrait. Deep blue and yellow.
1 stamp per country - FDCs - mFDC
2004 (6 July)
Austria - Hungary - Israel
100th anniversary of the death of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904),
founder of the Sionism, spiritual father of the State of Israel,
born in Pest (Hungary) living in Vienna (Austria). Twin
Identical stamps. Portrait of Theodor Herzl and text in Hebrew,
Hungarian and German; titel of the book "The Jewish State".
The bottom line stamps are linked to a label (tab) that shows
handwritten words in German with translation in Hebrew and
1 stamp per country with tab - mini-sheets of 9 stamps
- FDCs - mFDC
2004 (13 August)
China - Greece
Athens Olympic games 2004 - Beijing Olympic games 2008. Twin
Two identical stamps. A, Hall for Good Harvest at the Temple
of Heaven (Beijing); B, Parthenon (Athens). Multi-colored
2 stamps per country - souvenir sheet (Greece) - stamp
with label (Greece) - FDCs - mFDC
2004 (16 August)
India - Iran
Poets Shamsoddin Mohammad Hafiz Shirazy (Lessan-ol Ghaib)
(Iran) and Saint Kabir (India). Twin
Two identical stamps. Portraits of both poets. Multi-colored.
2 stamps - FDCs
2004 (22 August)
China - Hong Kong - Macao
Centenary of the birth of the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
(1904-1997). Territorial twin issue [TT].
Two souvenir sheets per country, one of each containing 4
stamps that show an identical portrait. Portraits of Deng
Two souvenir sheets per country - FDCs - mixed presentation
2004 (24 August)
Bahamas - Barbados 16 August) - Cayman (23 August) - Jamaica
- Solomon Islands (13 August)
Olympic games. Different sports, 4 stamps per country. Parallel
omnibus series. Multi-colored.