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New Issues 2008 (September - December)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2008, period September to December. 

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 February 23, 2017.

2008 (September 4)
Germany - Switzerland

Link between the two countries. Covered wooden bridge linking Bad Säckingen and Stein/Aargau. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Picture of the bridge, Europe's longest covered wooden bridge (200m) built in 1272, rebuilt several times, present bridge rebuilt during the 19th century. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed cards - mixed maxi-cards - mixed ETB

2008 (September 7
Iran (September 7) - Kazakhstan (October 3)

Diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Buckle with snow leopard V-IV century AD. (Kazakhstan).and medal showing two lions with common head, VII century AD. (Iran); label with flags from both countries. Multicolored.
One se-tenant triplet with two stamps and one label per country - FDCs

2008 (September 9) - Bosnia Herzegovina - Kuwait
Source: Bosnia Herzegovina philatelic program - No information to date except the picture of this stamp

2008 (September 12)
Austria - Czech Republic

World philatelic exhibitions PRAGA 2008 (12-14/9/2008) and WIPA 2008 (18-21/9/2008) - Stagecoach of the Vienna Brünn line (1750); painting from K. Schnorpfeil. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheet. Stagecoach. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs

2008 (September 12)
Czech Republic - Slovakia

Karol Plicka (1894-1987), photograph. Twin issue [T1].
One souvenir sheet with one stamp and two labels. Portrait of Karel Plicka; labels show landscape and portrait of woman. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs

2008 (September 16)
British Indian Ocean Territory - Isle of Man (October 1) - Nauru - Saint Helena - Tristan da Cunha - Virgin Islands

"Lest we forget": 90th anniversary of the end of World war I. Omnibus series. Souvenir sheets containing one stamp, souvenir sheets are identical for BIOT, Tristan da Cunha and Virgin Islands. For the three others the stamp is different, but the frame remains identical throughout the series (Memorial at St Johns, Tynwald Hill). Isle of Man has also issued stamps. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet per country - FDCs

2008 (September 18)
Azerbaijan (September 18) - Ukraine (September 19)

Relationship; gold jewels. Twin issue [T1].
Two stamps in a triplet separated by a label. Gold earring, 13th century; gold lace, 19th century; central label shows flags of both countries. Multicolored.
One se-tenant triplet with two stamps and one label per country - FDCs

2008 (September 18)
Kazakhstan - Moldova

Cooperation. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical se-tenant stamps. Fauna: deers, Cervus elaphus sibiricus and Cervus nippon. Multicolored.
One se-tenant pair per country - FDCs

2008 (September 30) - Portugal - Turkey
Source: Portuguese philatelic program - Postponed to April 15, 2009

2008 (September 30)
Bahamas (November 25) - Belize (November 14) - Dominica () - Montserrat (September 30) - Saint-Kitts() - Saint Lucia () - Saint Vincent () - Trinidad and Tobago (October 3)
University of the West Indies (UWI) 60th anniversary (1948-2008). Concerted issue [C1].
One stamp is identical for all involved countries: it represents the symbol of the 60th anniversary, a rolled diploma and the coat of arms of the university. Countries have issued between 3 and 5 stamps with different designs and for some of them also a souvenir sheet. Multicolored.
One to five stamps per country among which one common - FDCs

2008 (October 1)
Korea (South) - Thailand

50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Changdeokgung palace, Juhamnu pavilion (Korea), 1405; The Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace (Thailand), 1782. Multicolored.
One se-tenant pair of stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC

2008 (October 15)
France - Vietnam

UNESCO natural sites. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Landscapes; Bay of Bonifacio (Corsica, France) and Bay of Ha-Long (Vietnam). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed official document

2008 (October 16)
Cuba (October 16) - Iran (2009, July 11)
Relationship - Ramsar convention. Concerted issue [C1].
Similar pair of se-tenant stamps; the design of the stamps is slightly altered. A, Porphyria porphyria; B, ; central label shows flags of both countries and word "Ramsar". Multicolored.

2008 (October 20)
Belgium - New Zealand

First World War commemoration (among the 18,500 New Zealand soldiers who died during WWI, 4,600 are buried in Belgium cemeteries). Parallel issue [P1].
Different souvenir sheets. The Belgium souvenir sheet contains three stamps: Menin Door at Ypres, King Albert I statue in Nieuport, poppy flower symbolizing the Great War; the New Zealand souvenir sheet contains three se-tenant stamps showing war scenes (ANZAC, Gallipoli 1915; Western front 1916-1918; Chalk Kiwi 1919), the sentence "Lest we forget" and poppy flowers. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs

2008 (October 20)
Finland - Greenland

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832-1901), Swedish polar exploratory 1870-1883. Twin issue [T1].
One identical stamp. Finland: two stamps se-tenant in a block: A, portrait of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, B, research vessel Sofia at Ovifak, Greenland, 1883; Greenland: B and C, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld carving a stone. All three designs are viewed in form of an A,B,C landscape on the miniature sheets, but only the Greenland souvenir sheet has a perforation around design A to form a label, while design C in Finnish souvenir sheet is part of the frame. Grey black and red.
One souvenir sheet per country and two stamps for Greenland - FDCs

2008 (October 24)
Indonesia - Turkey

Relationship between the two countries. Twin issue [T1].
Similar souvenir sheets containing each the same series of 10 different stamps. A, Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Istanbul; B, Istiqal Mosque, Jakarta; C, Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul; D, Barelang Bridge, Batam; E, Whirling Dervishes Dance; F, Saman Dance; G, Turkish Tulip; H, Flame of Irian (Mucuna benettii); I, Turkish Van Cat; J, Flat-Headed Cat (Prionailurus planiceps). Multicolored
Two miniature sheets with 10 different stamps per country - FDCs

2008 (October 25)
Argentina - Vietnam

35th anniversary of Argentine - Vietnamese diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Flowers: A, Floss silk tree flower Ceiba chodatii (Argentina); B, Lotus Nelumbo nucifera (Vietnam). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs

2008 (October 30) - Iran - Malaysia - Postponed to November 9, 2009
Source: Malaysian philatelic program

2008 (October 30) - Morocco - China - apparently no stamp issued by China

2008 (November 6)
France - Israel

60th anniversary of the first regular flight Israel (June 12, 1948) - France; 60 years of friendship. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Plane, cover with stamps, Eiffel tower or Haifa synagogue; fake cancellations on the Israeli stamp tabs. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed Israeli souvenir leaf

2008 (November 6)
Hong-Kong (PR China) - Korea (South)

Traditional masks. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps, two per country. Korea miniature sheet contains 5 pairs of stamps, one pair isolated on top of the sheet and the 4 others together [2px2] chessboard order; Chwibari mask seen in Bongsan mask dance drama (Korea); Big head Buddha mask seen in the Lion Dance of the Southern area (Hong Kong). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - souvenir sheet for Hong Kong - FDCs - mixed FDC


2008 (November 7)
Ireland - Spain

Cooperation. Popular dances. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps; miniature sheets for both countries, and one stamp for Ireland only. Dances: A, Flamenco and B, Riverdance (stepdance). Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - one stamp for Ireland - FDCs

2008 (November 13)
Germany - Vatican

Christmas - Dürer and Raffael. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Paintings: A, Jesus Christ's birth (1498), Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) - Alte Pinakothek Munich; B, Magis' adoration (1519), Raffael, Raffaello Santi (1483-1520) - Apostolic Palace, Vatican City. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs

2008 (November 13)
Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Vatican

Postal convention. Parallel issue [P1], but in fact non approved [N]; if SMOM would be recognized by the UPU, this class of stamps with different cuts that exists would be identified as [T4]. If separated from each other they become stamps of type [P1]. Therefore the present classification will remain [NR/T4]
Identical triangular stamps with triangular label; the label shows the design of the stamp of the partner country. Stamp issued at the occasion of the signature of the convention (June 24, 2008) between the Sovereign Order of Malta and Vatican City State; coat of arms. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs

2008 (November 18)
Singapore - Vietnam

35th year of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Fruits: Durian (King of fruits) and Dragonfruit. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - Souvenir sheet for Singapore - FDCs - mixed FDC

2008 (November 20)
France - Lebanon

Friendship between both countries. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Map of the Mediterranean area highlighting the two countries, tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), Lebanon cedar tree (Cedrus libani). Multicolored
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed official document

2008 (November 22) - Armenian stamps not yet seen
Argentina - Armenia ()
Cooperation. Twin issue [T1].Identical stamps (?). Malambo and Hoy-Nazan. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country (?)

2008 (December 1)
Iran (2009, March 17) - Tajikistan (December 1)
Relationship - Music instruments. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Tajik and Iranian national instruments and players; central label shows stamps from both countries. Multicolored.
One se-tenant triplet with two stamps and one label per country - FDCs

2008 (December 10)
Armenia - Bulgaria

Andronik Ozanyan (1865-1927) and Peyo Yavorov (1878-1914), national revolutionaries. Twin issues [T1].
Two identical stamps. Portraits of revolutionaries. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs

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