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New Issues 2013 (October - December)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2013, 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 March 29, 2014.


2013 (October 1) - [C20131001]
Japan – Spain (November 14)
400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Spanish ambassadors in Japan. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Flowers: A, Geranium and B, Thunberg's bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii). Japanese stamps are isolated pair in a miniature sheet containing in total 10 different stamps (Spain’s national heritage sites as well as cultural and natural features depicting C, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; D, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (World Heritage Site); D, MUSAC (Leon); E, The Alcazar of Segovia (World Heritage Site); F, The Royal Palace of Madrid; G, The Cathedral of Cordoba (World Heritage Site); H, The Palace of Generalife (Granada, World Heritage Site); I, Sun flower field). Multicolored.
Souvenir sheet with 10 different stamps (Japan) – 2 stamps (Spain) - FDCs


2013 (October 10) - [T20131010]
Australia (October 15) - Germany
200th anniversary of Ludwig Leichhardt, naturalist and explorer. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848), German discoverer, botanist, geologist who explorer Australia. Multicolored.
1 stamp – FDCs- ETB – mixed FDC

2013 (October 10) - [P20131010]
Romania - Turkey
135th anniversary of diplomatic relationship and 100th anniversary of Carol I Mosque in Istanbul. Parallel issue [P1].
Different souvenir sheets with same topic. Pictures of the Mosque (outside and inside) and town of Istanbul. Multicolored.
Souvenir sheet with one stamp (different) – FDCs – miniature sheet (Romania) – philatelic album (Romania)

2013 (October 21) - [P20131021]
Greenland - Macao
Christmas – Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps. Greenland: 2 stamps, A and B, polar bear as Christmas decoration; Macao, 2 stamps, C and D, statues of angels, and a souvenir sheet, E, statue of the crowned Virgin Mary with the crowned Jesus baby. Multicolored.
Two stamps – Souvenir sheet with one stamp (Macao) - FDCs

2013 (October 24) - [T20131024]
Armenia - Belarus
20th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets with two stamps. Coats of arms of both countries; Paintings in the souvenir sheets margins. Multicolored.
Souvenir sheet with 2 stamps - FDCs

2013 (October 24) - [P20131024]
Mexico - South Africa (October 25)
20th anniversary of relationship. Parallel issue [P1]
Different stamps. Mexico: stamp, portrait of Nelson Mandela, A; South Africa: souvenir sheet, symbolic roman figure “XX”, B. Multicolored.
1 stamp (Mexico) – 1 souvenir sheet with one stamp (South Africa) - FDCs

2013 (October 28) - [T20131028]
Israel – Uruguay (October 29)
65th anniversary of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Paintings by Jose Gurvich (1927-1974) "The Annunciation to Sarah”; Jose Gurvich was an Israel painter of Lithuanian origin, raised in Uruguay. Multicolored.
1 stamp with or without tabs – FDCs – mixed FDC

2013 (October 28) - [P20131028]
Belgium - Spain
150th anniversary of the Red Cross. Parallel issue [P1].
Two different stamps. Red Cross, symbol; Belgian stamps are issued in a miniature sheet with 5 stamps in a vertical row, illustrated in the margin with the portrait of Henri Dunant (1828-1910) founder of the Red Cross; Spain issued a miniature sheet with 6 stamps around a square label showing the portrait of Henri Dunant, itself framed with a heart shaped perforation. Black and red.
1 stamp per country – miniature sheets – FDCs – mixed special FDC card (Belgium)


2013 (November 7) - [T20131107]
Denmark - France
Trade treaty, 350th anniversary. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Map of Europe with Denmark and France highlighted, compass, wind rose, ship. Red-violet and black, blue-violet and black.
2 stamps – FDCs – mixed FDC – mixed mint folder (France)

2013 (November 8) - [T20131108a]
Aland - Vatican
Christmas 2013. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Nativity and Adoration of the Magi; frescos from Pinturicchio (15th century) displayed in the Vatican City Apostolic Palace. Multicolored.
2 stamps – FDCs – mixed FDC

2013 (November 8) - [T20131108b]
France - Singapore
Fashion. Twin issue [T1].
Four identical stamps. French and Singapore fashion. Multicolored.
Four stamps – FDCs – mixed FDC – mint mixed folder

2013 (November 28) - [T20131128c]
Iran - Pakistan
20th anniversary of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbol. Multicolored.
This list is incomplete and could include up to 8 other countries also member of the ECO. Information is missing for Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. However in former issues related to ECO, only Azerbaijan (when being meeting organizing country) or Turkey had been involved in such joint issues. Iran Pakistan and Turkey were in the past the members of the RCD group (founded in 1964 and ended in 1979) that had been reactivated under the new name ECO in 1955 which later (1992) included 7 new members.
1 stamp - FDCs

2013 (December 2) - [C20131202]
Algeria - Serbia - Algeria will issue its stamps only in June 2014
Relationship – Art craft. Concerted issue [C1].
Miniature sheet with two stamps. Carpets. Multicolored.
So far only  Serbia issued a souvenir sheet - FDC

2013 (December 5) - [T20131205]
Monaco - Russia
History of automobiles. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. A, Sunbeam Alpine used by movie star and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly (1929-1982), in the movie “To catch a Thief” (1953); B, ZIL-111V (1959), official car of Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971), First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR. Multicolored.
2 stamps – FDCs – mixed FDC

2013 (December 12) - [T20131212a]
Azerbaijan - Slovenia
95th anniversary of Mehdi Huseynzade Mihajlo, WWII resistant. Twin Issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of Mehdi Huseynzade Mihajlo (1918-1944), Azerbaijan soldier and Soviet Union hero. Multicolored.
1 stamp - FDCs

2013 (December 12) - [T20131212b]
Palestine - Turkey
Relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical souvenir sheets with two stamps. A, Al-Aqsa Mosque ("The Farthest Mosque") located in Jerusalem (built 715 AD). B, Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) located in Istanbul (built1609-1616). Multicolored.
1 souvenir sheet - FDCs

The Palestinian miniature sheets were not available in Palestine due to Israel embargo. As a consequence, this item was only used by representatives of Palestine outside of the country. Note that one of the further reason of the limitation is linked to the use of the term “State of Palestine” which is since September 2013 used on all official Palestinian documents, replacing the former “Palestinian Authorities”. Palestine is still not recognized as a State by most of the countries, including of course Israel.


2013 (December 18) - [T20131218]
Morocco - Ukraine
Friendship. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. A, harbor of Odessa; B, Harbor of Tanger. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps - FDCs


2013 (December 20) - [T20131220]
Nigeria - Philippines
50th anniversary of relationship (August 1962)
Almost identical stamps. Flowers from both nations: A, Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), Philippines national flower; B, Daisy (Mesembryanthenum). Multicolored.
2 stamps - FDCs

2013 (December 21) - [T20131221]
Romania - Ukraine
UNESCO World heritage sites. Parallel issue [P1].
Identical topic stamps, different designs. A, The Church of the Saviour at Berestovo, near Kiev (Ukraine), B, The Church of the Sucevita Monastery (Romania). Multicolored.
2 different stamps – FDCs – miniature sheet (Romania) – souvenir sheet (Romania)


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