New Issues 2005
(January - April)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2005, period January to April.
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
7 , 2006.
2005 (January 4)
Australia - Christmas Island
Lunar new year. Year of the rooster. Territorial twin issue
Identical stamps, two stamps and a miniature sheet containing
both stamps for Christmas Island; two prepaid covers and a
postcard for Australia. Symbolic rooster. A mini-sheet containing
12 different zodiac animals and incorporating the miniature
sheet was also produced. Multi-colored
2005 (February 2)
Argentina (February 5) - Thailand (February 2)
50 years of relationship between both countries. Twin
Identical stamps. Dances: Tango dance scene (Argentina) and
classical Thai Klong Yao (Thailand) dancers. Multi-colored
and metallized ink.
2 stamps per country - FDCs
2005 (February 9) - Niuafo’ou - Tonga
Year of the rooster. Territorial joint issue [PD].
Similar blocks of four stamps representing roosters and hens.
2005 (March 2)
Denmark (March 2) - Germany (March 3)
50th Anniversary of the Bonn-Copenhagen Declarations.
Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Joined flags from both countries. Multi-colored.
1 stamp per country - FDCs - dual FDC - dual maxi-card
2005 (March 2)
Denmark (March 2) - Malta (March 3)
200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (1805. Twin
Identical stamps. A, portrait of Hans Christian Andersen,
signature; B, Andersen, the artist, paper cuts, scissors;
C, Andersen, the writer, original manuscript, pen and inkpot,
duck (the Ugly Duckling); D, Andersen, the traveler, drawing
of the Casino dell’Orologio in the Villa Borghese in
Rome, Moroccan traveling boots. Multi-colored.
4 stamps perc ountry - FDCs - Denmark issued mini-sheets
and a prestige booklet containing 4 souvenir sheets
2005 (March 7)
Austria - Liechtenstein
Paintings - Peter Paul Rubens - Liechtenstein-Museum Vienna.
Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. “Venus in front of a mirror”.
One stamp per country - FDCs - dual FDC - dual maxi-card
2005 (March 17)
New Caledonia (March 17) - Wallis and Futuna (March 18)
French language: share of cultures. 20 years of the Champlain
Alliance. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. People reading a large book. Available in
mini-sheets of 10 stamps in 5 rows of triptychs with central
label telling “20 ans | de | l’Alliance | Champlain”;
frame illustrated with coconut trees. Multi-colored.
2005 (March 29)
Ascension (April 29) - Bahamas (April 29) - Bermuda () - British
Indian Ocean Territory () - Cayman () - Gibraltar (January
31) - Jamaica () - Kiribati (March 29) - Nauru (March 29)
- Saint Helena (May 10) - Saint Lucia () - Tristan da Cunha
200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. Omnibus issue
[OS] to be confirmed
Similar stamps except one identical stamp depicting HMS Victory
and featuring a layer of actual timber from the original HMS
Victory. Multi-colored. Usually 6 stamps and one souvenir
sheet per country.
2005 (April 15)
Belarus - Russia
Nature. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets of 4 different stamps: spotted eagle,
butterfly (Catacola sponsa), river beaver, badger. Multi-colored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCS
2005 (April 21)
Australia - Great Britain
World Heritage. Pacific Explorer 2005 Stamp Expo. Twin issue
Identical stamps, 8 stamps (four horizontal se-tenant pairs)
per country. A, The Greater Blue Mountains area, NSW; B, Blenheim
Palace, England; C, The Wet Tropics of Queensland; D, Stonehenge,
England; E, Purnululu National Park, WA; F, Heart of Neolithic
Orkney, Scotland; G, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT; H,
Hadrian’s Wall, England. Multi-colored.
8 stamps per country - FDCs - Maximum cards - special
presentation packs (one per country with all stamps of the
country, mint) - mixed FDC cover - mixed presentation pack
2005 (April 21)
British Indian Ocean Territories (June 26) - Fiji (June 27)
- Kiribati - Nauru - Saint Helena (June 24) - Solomon Islands
The route to victory. 60th anniversary of the end of World
War II. Omnibus issue [OS] to be confirmed
Similar stamps. Multi-colored. 10 stamps se-tenant and one
souvenir sheet per country.
2005 (April 22)
Canada - Ireland
Biosphere reserves; Canada Waterton's Lakes and the Republic
of Ireland's Killarney National Park. Twin
Identical stamps. Multi-colored.
2 stamps and 1 souvenir sheet per country - FDCs
2005 (April 30)
Antilles (Netherlands) - Aruba - Netherlands
25 Years of the reign of Queen Beatrix. Twin territorial issue
Series of five se-tenant stamps issued in a souvenir sheet;
each country issued the same set of five stamps. Five different
portraits, among which one with Nelson Mandela. Multicolored.