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New Issues 2010 (October - December)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2010, 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 June 30, 2011.

2010 (October 6)
Andorra (French) (October 7) - Andorra (Spanish)
El Romanic. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps in a souvenir sheet. Saint John of Caselles and Saint Roma of Les Bons. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs

2010 (October 8)
Egypt - Slovakia
Friendship between both countries. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Canopic jar. Multicolored
One stamp per country - FDCs


Joint Issue with Arab Republic of Egypt


2010 (October 12)
Azerbaijan - Mexico
100th anniversary of the independence of Mexico. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets with pairs of se-tenant stamps. Teotihuacan aztec ruins and Ateshgah complex; flags of both countries on the labels. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs

2010 (October 13)
Argentina - Austria
200 years of Argentina. Twin issue [T1].
Similar stamps, same picture but different cut. Weather forecast stations in Vienna city park (1913) and in Buenos Aires botanical garden (1910); Argentina: pictures of the town and mountains; Austria: background map of South America and Europe highlighting Argentina and Austria. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs


2010 (October 18)
China (PRC) - Singapore
20th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries (1990-2010). Twin issue [T1].
Identical envelopes (postal stationery) with identical stamps. Flags of both countries on the stamp; large figure “20” and landscapes as common illustration, with peony and orchid. Multicolored.
One cover per country - FDCs


2010 (October 18)
Spain - Turkey
Countries co-sponsoring the "Alliance of Civilizations". Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets with two se-tenant stamps. Cathedral in Zamora (12th century); Ortakoy mosque, Istanbul. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs


2010 (October 21)
Kazakhstan - Russia
Researchers: Shokan Walikhanuli or Walikhanov, ethnographer. Parallel issue [P1].
Similar stamps. Portrait of Shokan Walikhanuli (1835-1865), building, dromedar. Multicolored.
One identical stamp per country - FDCs

2010 (October 22)
Japan - Portugal
Friendship treaty 150th anniversary between both countries - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Two stamps are common: se-tenant, showing the ship Nanban Byobu. Japan issued these two stamps as part of a miniature sheet containing 10 stamps in total. Multicolored.
Two common stamps and one miniature sheet for Japan - FDCs - mixed FDC

2010 (October 28)
Chile - Ireland
Chilean Independence. Twin issue [T1].
Identical pair of se-tenant stamps. Portraits of John MacKenna () and Bernardo O'Higgins (). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC

2010 (November 1)
Germany (Citykurier) - Germany (Postmodern)
This is the first known example of a joint (siamese) issue between two private postal companies issuing their own stamps.
Christmas 2010. Siamese issue [S1].
Identical stamps (stamps are self-adhesive while souvenir sheet is moisture adhesive. Painting on tissue (1472), "Fastentuch" - velum quadragesimale - from Zittau, Adoration of the Magi. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - one mixed siamese souvenir sheet - FDCs (souvenir sheet issued on November 28, 2010)

2010 (November 5)
Finland - Japan (November 8)
Christmas. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, reindeer; B, Santa Claus portrait; C, reinder drawing the sleight of Santa Claus over a Lapland fell landscape; common souvenir sheet 1 with stamps E-I with similar motifs have been created by Japanese designers. Japan issued also two other souvenir sheets with 5 stamps each: souvenir sheet 2 contains stamps with designs A-C plus two other stamps with decorations (J-K) and souvenir sheet 3 contains 5 stamps created by Finnish designers (L-P. Multicolored.
Finland: three stamps and a souvenir sheet with five stamps; Japan: two souvenir sheets with five stamps each - FDCs

Japanese 80 yen stamps new

50 yen stamps

2010 (November 6)
Belgium - France
Old Flemish painters; miniature sheet. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Paintings from Rogier van der Weyden - Roger de la Pasture (1399-1464); diptych that is now separated in two paintings, A, "The Virgin with Child", Mancel collection, Fine arts Museum, Caen, France; B, "Portrait of Laurent Froimont", royal art museum, Brussels, Belgium; souvenir sheet background illustrations are different for each country and show details from Dirk Bouts (1410-1475) painting (Belgium) or from Jan van Eyck (France). Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - French mixed Official Document

2010 (November 10)
Cyprus - Romania

50 years diplomatic relations; Wines. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Two stamps in a souvenir sheet: barrels, grapes, wine and wine pot; wine bottle on the margin. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC

2010 (November 10)
Hungary - Iran (December 31)
Diplomatic relations - Folk crafts. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Two stamps; Termeh motifs from Yazd and Jazygian embroidery motifs. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs

2010 (November 15)
Israel - Vatican
The voyages of Pope Benedict XVI through the world: Israel 2009 - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. One stamp issued in a miniature sheet of 4 stamps [2x2] with two labels; Gardens of Gethsemane (old olive trees); left side of the miniature sheet showing a letter from the pope Benedict XVI, in the Wailing Wall (Israel) or the Pope Benedikt XVI putting this letter in the Wall (Vatican). The Vatican has issued this stamp in the frame of His Holiness Apolostic Journeys series, together with two other stamps: Cameroon and Angola, 17-23 March 2009 (cathedral of Luanda); Czech Republic, 26-28 September 2009 (cathedral of Prague); Holy Land, 8-15 May 2009. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed Souvenir Leaf (Israel)

2010 (November 15)
Romania - Vatican
Christmas 2010. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Nativity paintings: reproduction after Gheorghe Tattarescu (1820-1894), "The Birth of Our Lord" and a copy of a painting "The Nativity and the Adoration of the Shepherds” belonging to the Murillo School (1618-1682); parts of these paintings are reproduced on the central labels of the miniature sheets, the margin of the souvenir sheets and the cover of the booklets. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed folder
There was a huge demand of Romanian stamps in Italy increasing drastically the price of all Romanian items. No reprint of Romanian stamps was made, but the Vatican postal administration promised that they would take in account the real demand for joint stamp issues in Italy in the future. Romanian stamps were actually printed in approximately the same amount as usual and it was the first time that such kind of stamps were sold out so fast.
An analogue situation happened with the Marconi stamps from 1995 (T19950608), issue for which the Irish stamps became rare. It took more time for this series to increase in price, because the number of printed Irish stamps was quite high, but now the demand is still there and values of Irish stamps has been increased by more than 10 fold. This situation is mainly due to the exceptional high interest of Italian collectors for partner country stamps of joint issues.

2010 (November 24)
Azerbaijan - Kazakhstan
Caspian sea ecology - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus); yellow heron (Ardeola ralloides). Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs

2010 (December 2) - [P20101202]  
Cuba - Vietnam
50th anniversary of Diplomatic relations. Parallel issue [P1].
Similar stamps. Flags of both countries. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs

2010 (December 10)
Bulgaria - Cuba
50th anniversary of diplomatic relations - Twin issue (?) [T1].
Similar stamps. cathedrals of La Havana and Sofia. Multicolored.
two se-tenant stamps - miniature sheet with 3 pairs of stamps - FDCs

2010 (December 15)
India - Mexico
60th anniversary of diplomatic relations - Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps. Kalbelia dance of Rajasthan, India and Jarabe Tapatio, the national dance of Mexico. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with t wo se-tenant stamps per country - two more stamps in panes for India - FDCs

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