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New Issues 2005 (May - August)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2005, 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 7 , 2006.


2005 (May 4)
Czech Republic - France

Battle of Austerlitz 1805-2005. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of the Emperor Napoleon 1st, commemorative Peace Monument and text “Austerlitz | 1805-2005” or “Slavkov | 1805-2005”; the Czech miniature sheet shows a painting by L. F. Lejeune, “Napoleon before the battle of Austerlitz”. Multi-colored.
one stamp per country - mixed FDC - mixed folder with two blocks of four stamps, mint

2005 (May 5)
Azores - Madeira - Portugal

Europa CEPT 2005 stamps. Gastronomy. Territorial parallel issue [PD].
Two different stamps and one souvenir sheet containing a pair of stamps per country. Different traditional dishes. Multicolored.

2005 (May 18)
China (PR) - Liechtenstein

Famous paintings, flowers. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Paintings: floral bouquet by the Flemish painter Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621) from the collection of the Prince von und zu Liechtenstein; flower tendril by the Chinese artist Chen Hongshou (1588-1652) from the Ming Dynasty (exhibited in the Beijing Palace Museum). Multi-colored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDCs - mixed maxi-cards

2005 (May 27)
Norway - Sweden

Neighbors developing together - 100 years of the dissolution of the union between the two countries (October 26, 1905). Parallel issue [P1].
Identical frame of the souvenir sheet, different stamps. Portraits of Prime Minister Christian Michelsen and King Haakon VII, the two major actors in the dissolution of the union step; Swinesund bridge crossing the Ide Fjord, inaugurated on June 10, 2005. Multicolored.
Two stamps for Norway - Souvenir sheet for both countries - FDCs - mixed mint folder - Black print - mixed FDC

2005 (June 1)
Korea (North) - Russia

Fauna. Relationship between both countries. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps in a triptych with central label showing flags of both countries. Sable (Martes zibellina), Siberian tiger (Pantera tigris altaica). Multicolored.
Onr triptych per country - FDCs

2005 (June 2)
Germany - Vatican

20th World Youth Day in Cologne (that took place between 16 and 21 August 2005). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Cross, world sphere; text in German and Italian on both stamps. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC

2005 (June 9)
Italy - Vatican

20th Anniversary of the ratification of the agreement modifying the concordat between the two countries. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbolic signing (June 3, 1985) of the agreement (also called Lateran agreement) with the coat of arms of the Italian Republic and the Holy See; map of Italy from a 16th century fresco by the cosmographer Ignazio Danti. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs

2005 (June 20)
Belgium (June 20) - Turkey (June 22)

Carpets and tapestry. Relationship between both countries. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Turkish (Hereke area) carpet (19th century) and Flemish tapestry (16th century) entitled L’humanité assaillie par les sept péchés capitaux (Humanity assaulted by the seven deadly sins) which is part of a group of four known as Le triomphe des vertus sur les vices (The triumph of virtue over vice). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC

2005 (June 28)
China (People’s Republic) - Hong Kong - Macao

600th Anniversary of Zheng He's Maritime expeditions. Territorial parallel issue [PD].
Different souvenir sheets containing two (or three - Macao) strips of three different stamps. The three different subjects represent a portrait of Zheng He (1371-1433), a design representing diplomacy, trade and exploration and another one representing scientific navigation; each souvenir sheet represents a view of Zhen He’s mighty fleet of 200 ships. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with 6 or 9 stamps - FDCs
Indonesia - Singapore
Indonesia issued one stamp and a souvenir sheet containing the same stamp at this occasion on the same day. Singapore issued four stamps in panes of ten stamps; two out of these stamps were also available in a pane of five vertical se-tenant pairs with a different perforation. All stamps have different designs.

2005 (June 30)
Bosnia Herzegovina (Sarajevo) (June 30) - Qatar (July 13)

International friendship of cities: Sarajevo - Doha. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Buildings from both capital towns. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs

2005 (June 30)
Cayman Islands (June 30) - Jamaica (June 30) - Nauru (September 9) - Solomon Islands (September 9)

100th anniversary of the Rotary International. Twin omnibus series [TO]. One stamp identical for all countries, showing the Rotary wheel. Multicolored.

2005 (August 10)
Brazil (August 16) - Cuba (August 10)

Dances: Samba and Son. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Pairs of dancers, birds (Cuban stamps have not been seen at the time of printing this catalogue). Multicolored.
2 stamps - FDCs

2005 (August 18)
Ascension - Bahamas - Belize - British Virgin Islands - Cayman Islands - Fiji - Jamaica - Kiribati - Nauru - Saint Helena (August 31) - Saint Lucia - Seychelles - Swaziland - Tokelau - Tristan da Cunha

To the memory of John Paul II. Miniature sheets containing eight [4x2] stamps representing a different portrait of Pope John Paul II per country. Multicolored. Omnibus series.
One miniature sheet per country



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