New Issues 2008
(January - April)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2008, 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 April
Cyprus - Malta
Introduction of the new currency Euro. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets containing two stamps. Sculptures:
The Sleeping Lady from the Halsaflieni Hypogeum; bust
of Aphrodite, goddess of love an beauty who was born
of the sea foam off the coast of Paphos, Cyprus; sign Euro
"€"; margins show Euro coins. Multicolored.
miniature sheet per country - FDCs
Brazil - Portugal
200th anniversary of the arrival of King John VI
in Brazil. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of John VI (1769-1826), King of
Portugal and Brazil; boat and Portuguese court arriving in
Rio de Janeiro. Multicolored.
Two stamps se-tenant per country - FDCs
Israel - United Nations (Geneva - New York - Vienna)
Holocaust Remembrance Day - Thoughts for the future. Twin
Identical stamps. Barbed wire and flower; Israeli stamps are
printed in sheetlets of 9 stamps among which the 3 stamps
from the bottom line bear a tab. Multicolored.
One stamp per country/office - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed
Israeli souvenir leaf
Algeria - Tunisia
50th anniversary of the French air attack on the
Tunisia border town Sakiet Sidi Youcef. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbols and doves with the colors of the
national flags. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs
Austria - Liechtenstein
Painting: Portrait of the two-year old sleeping Princess
Marie Franziska of Liechtenstein (1835-1909), Friedrich
von Amerling (1803-1887). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Painting dated 1836 exhibited in the Liechtenstein
Museum at Vienna (fourth joint issue of a series of five).
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed maxi card
2008 (March 8)
Kyrgyzstan - Iran
Mountains. Concerted issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Sabalan Peak and Khan Tengri Peak; stamps
separated by a label showing the flags of the two countries.
One triplet for Iran (2 stamps and one label) - souvenir
sheet for Kyrgyzstan - FDC
Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania
Baltic countries issue: Highest States Awards. Twin issue
Identical stamps. One stamp per country and one souvenir sheet
containing 3 stamps with the designs of the three countries.
Medals; Estonia: coat of arms medal; Latvia: three stars medal;
Lithuania: Vytautas the Great medal. Multicolored.
One stamp and one souvenir sheet with three different stamps
per country - FDCs
2008 (March 27)
Åland - Denmark - Faeroe - Finland - Greenland - Iceland -
Norway - Sweden
Nordic Mythology - Top of the World package Part III;
one or two souvenir sheet per country. Norden parallel issue
Different souvenir sheets. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - for Greenland also two
stamps in panes - FDC - mixed folder with all souvenir sheets,
Indonesia (April 15) - Japan (June 23)
50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Concerted
10 identical stamps issued in miniature sheets. Mountains,
temples, flowers, music instruments and fishes: A, Kelimutu
Mountain/Lake, B, Fuji Mountain; C, Borobudur Temple; D, Pagoda
of Toji; E, Corpse Flower (Rafflesia
arnoldii); F, Sakura (Cherry
Blossoms); G, Angklung; H, GakuBiwa; I, Red Arowana (Selerophages
formosus); J, Colored Carp
Fish (Cyprinus carpio).
Indonesia issued also the same stamps in sheetlets containing
four pairs of different stamps, chessboard ordered (except
for the music instrument pairs. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet per country with 10 different stamps
- Indonesia: series of 5 miniature sheets containing each
4 pairs of stamps - FDC