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New Issues 2009 (October - December)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2009, period October 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 August 4 , 2011 .


2009 (October 1)
China (PR) - Hong Kong - Macao

60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China - 1949-2009. Territorial parallel issue [PD].
Different stamps. China: souvenir sheet with one stamp showing the flag of China and set of 4 different stamps (Great opening ceremony, reform and opening-up policy, return of Hong Kong and Macao, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games) in a block of four; Hong Kong: miniature sheet with 6 stamps forming the value "0" of the figure "60" (shape of an arc of a circle for each stamp) - souvenir sheet with two stamps; Macao: set of 4 stamps showing A, an arch, B, a tank, C, young sportsmen, D, the Chinese flag - the souvenir sheet contains 1 stamp which is a combination of stamps A and D (1). Multicolored.
4 stamps and souvenir sheets - FDCs

2009 (October 9)
France - Switzerland UPU

René de Saint-Marceaux (1845-1915), sculptor. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of the sculptor and UPU emblem, sculpture. Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mint mixed folder

2009 (October 15)
Bulgaria (October 15) - Italy (October 22)

130 years diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets. Buildings (Royal Palace in Sofia and Vittoriano building), document, pen and colors of the flags from both countries. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs - one postal stationery (cover) for Bulgaria

2009 (October 15)
France (November 6) - Venezuela (October 15)
Relationship between both countries; Francisco de Miranda. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Portraits of Sebastian Francisco de Miranda Rodriguez (1750-1816) precursor of South-American independence, map of Venezuela, Paris Arch of Triumph (the name of Miranda is engraved on the Arch of Triumph as he participated to the Valmy battle with Napoleon 1st). Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - official French mixed document - mixed folder

2009 (October 16)
Austria - Japan

140 years diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Austria issued a souvenir sheet containing the two identical stamps, while Japan issued a miniature sheet with 10 different stamps among which the two stamps A and B; A, painting from Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), portrait of Emilie Flöge (1902 - Vienna Art Museum); B, painting from Shoen Uemura (1875-1949), autumn clothing (1936 - Otani Memorial Art Museum in Nishinomiya City); the Austrian souvenir sheet shows also a lacquer showing autumn weeds and flowers as well as a 1817 porcelain vase. Multicolored.
Souvenir sheets with 2 (Austria) or 10 (Japan) stamps - FDCs

2009 (October 16)
Hungary - Japan

140 years diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Miniature sheets for both countries with 6 common stamps. . Multicolored.
Souvenir sheets with 6 (Hungary) or 10 (Japan) stamps - FDCs

2009 (October 21)
Italy - San Marino - Vatican

Italia 2009, international philatelic exhibition (21-25 October 2009): Italian language day. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps with different labels. Dante Alighieri: Dante's Divine Comedy, illustration from the Urbinate Latin Codex 365, 15th century, of the Vatican Apostolic Library; first verse of the first tercet of Dante's masterpiece, a symbol of the Italian language, on the Vatican label, second and third verses respectively on the San Marino and Italian labels. Multicolored.
One stamp with label per country - miniature sheet with 5 pairs - FDCs

2009 (October 22)
Austria - Spain

Velasquez: Portrait of the Infante Margarita Teresa. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets containing the two same stamps. Family of Philip the 4th, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez painting from 1656 (Prado Museum, Madrid) and the Infant Margarita with blue dress (1659 Vienna Art Museum). Multicolored.
Souvenir sheets with two stamps - FDCs

2009 (October 28)
Indonesia - Singapore

Diplomatic relations - Tourist attractions. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Four stamps: A, Merlion (half lion, half fish) symbol of Singapore; B, Sentosa, holiday resort, Singapore; C, Singa Ambara Raja statue, winged lion, landmark of Singaraja City, northern part of Bali; D, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Indonesian miniature park, recreational spot. Multicolored.
Stamps - Souvenir sheets - FDCs - mixed FDCs


2009 (October 30)
Brazil - Korea (South)

50 years of diplomatic relations. Bridges. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Incheon bridge (completed in October 2009) in Seoul; Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge (2008) in Sao Paulo. Multicolored.
Stamps - FDCs - mixed FDCs

2009 (November 5)
Brazil - Hong Kong (PRC)

Relation between both countries: Football, soccer. Twin issue [T1].
Soccer players from both countries in block of four stamps with central common soccer ball; flags of both countries. Multicolored.
Stamps - Souvenir sheets - FDCs - mixed FDCs

2009 (November 16)
India (November 16) - Philippines (November 27)

60 years of diplomatic relations - Endangered marine life. Parallel issue [C3].
India: Gangetic Dolphin or Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica); Whale shark or Butanding (Rhyncodon typus), filter feeding shark. Multicolored.
Stamps - Souvenir sheets - FDCs

2009 (November 26)
Israel - Romania

Establishment of the first Yiddish Theatre in Iasi, Romania in 1876. Twin issue [T1].
Slightly different stamps. Theater scene, illustration, based on the original poster for the play Two Kuni Lemls; the tab of the Israeli stamp shows the portrait of Abraham Goldfaden (1840-1908); on the Romanian stamp a different portrait of Abraham Goldfaden extends the stamp like a label, but separated from the core stamp only by 7 perforations. Multicolored.
Stamps - Souvenir sheets - FDCs - mixed FDCs - mixed souvenir leaf

2009 (December 18)
Indonesia - Iran (December 23)

Diplomatic relationship. Mosques. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Buildings. Multicolored.
Stamps - FDCs

2009 (December 20)
China (PR) - Macao

10th anniversary of the reunification of Macao with the motherland, 1999-2009. Siamese issue [SD].
China: A, celebration, lotus symbol, flags; B, cooperation, older buildings; C, new buildings, bridge; Macao: D, celebration, lotus symbol, flags, similar to A; E, cooperation, same older buildings as B, but positioned differently; F, new buildings, skyscrapers; G, souvenir sheet, illustration of the souvenir sheet with statue, older buildings, church, door, lighthouse. Multicolored.
Stamps - Souvenir sheets - FDCs

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