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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
2005 (June 30)
Bosnia Herzegovina (Sarajevo) (June 30) - Qatar (July 13)
International friendship of cities: Sarajevo - Doha. Concerted
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
Two identical stamps. Pairs of dancers, birds (Cuban stamps
have not been seen at the time of printing this catalogue).
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