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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 31, 2005.


2004 (1 May)
Cyprus - Czech Republic - Estonia - Hungary - Latvia - Lithuania - Malta - Slovakia - Slovenia

Europe. 10 new countries joining the European Community. Twin issue [T2]
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). Multi-colored.
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 issue [TT].
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 issue [T1].
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 issue [T1].
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, Rome). Multi-colored.

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 buildings. Multi-colored.
Stamps - FDCs - mFDC

2004 (3 June)
Germany - Russia

Youth meeting in the 21th century. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Stylized children with flag colors playing with kites. Multi-colored.
1 stamp per country - mini sheets of 8 or 10 stamps - FDCs - mFDC

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 [T1].
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 issue [T1].
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 Hungarian. Multi-colored.
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 issue [T1].
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 issue [T1].
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 Xiaoping. Multi-colored.
Two souvenir sheets per country - FDCs - mixed presentation pack

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.



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