New Issues 2015
(April - June)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2015, period April to June.
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 20, 2017.
2015 (April 2) - [P20150402]
Armenia - Cyprus
100th anniversary of Armenian genocide. Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps. A (Armenia), children that have been hosted in the Melkonian Orphanage in 1926; B (Cyprus), first building of the Melkonian Orphanage in Nicosia opened in 1926 to host Armenian orphans. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2015 (April 7) - [T20150407]
Australia - New Zealand
ANZAC 1915-2015. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Soldiers, trumpet and Gallipoli strand. During the Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 the souvenir sheet was overprinted with the exhibition logo either in silver or in gold. Multicolored.
2 stamps per country - one souvenir sheet per country - FDCs - mixed FDC with stamp - special souvenir sheets issued by Australia during Stamp Expo 2015.
2015 (April 10) - [T20150410a]
France - India
50 years of spatial cooperation. Satellites. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, satellite SARAL; B, satellite MEGHA-TROPIQUES. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - France: postal stationery - India: souvenir sheet - FDCs - mixed FDC
2015 (April 10) - [T20150410b]
Japan - United States of America
Relationship between the two countries. Centennial of the gift of dogwood trees from the US to Japan. Twin issue [T1].
Four identical stamps. Japan, miniature sheet with 10 stamps among which the four identical stamps to the US stamps; A, National Diet Building with cherry blossoms; B, Clock Tower in the National Diet Park with dogwood flowers in Tokyo; C, Lincoln Memorial with cherry trees; D, US Capitol building with dogwood trees in Washington DC. The Japanese souvenir sheet contains 6 additional stamps showing dogwood tree flowers and cherry blossom. The US souvenir sheet contains the pairs of stamps and additionally a set of 4 pairs of the US topic stamps C and D. US stamps are self-adhesive stamps. Multicolored.
Two miniature sheets per country with 4 identical stamps - non-perforated stamps in USA - mixed FDC
2015 (April 15)
Indonesia - North Korea - [T20150415]
Friendship: Leaders. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of the former president of Indonesia Soekarno (1901-1970); portrait of the former president of the Korean Democratic People’s Republic, Kim Il Sung (1912-1994). The Korean stamps are separated by a label bearing flags of both countries. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - miniature sheets - FDCs
2015 (April 24) - [C20150424]
Bolivia (June 25) - South Korea
50th anniversary of relationship (April 25). Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Birds: A, duck, scaly-sided merganser or Chinese merganser (Mergus squamatus); B, swallow-tailed cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris). Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2015 (April 27) - [T20150427]
Brazil - Cape Verde - Guinea Bissau () - Macao - Portugal - Sao Tome and Principe ()
25 years of AICEP. Symbol with the colors of the country flags. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. AICEP Symbol. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - one souvenir sheet for Portugal - FDCs
Although expected to participate to this issue, Angola, Mozambique and Timor Leste have not issued stamps at this occasion
2015 (May 7)
Denmark - Sweden - [T20150507a]
Nature protection (WWF). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, wild animals, water, house; B, wind turbine, houses, water. The Danish stamps have been reprinted and re-issued on January 4, 2016 with a denomination of “8KR+1.00” instead of “10 KR+1.00”. Multicolored.
Two self-adhesive stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2015 (May 7) - [T20150507b]
Germany - Israel
50 years of diplomatic relationship - Bauhaus architecture. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Bruno building in Tel-Aviv. Multicolored.
One stamp per country (with tab for Israel) - miniature sheets - postal stationery in Germany - FDCs - mixed FDCs - mixed Souvenir Leaf (Israel) - mixed ETB (Germany) - special mixed FDC (Germany)
2015 (May 8) - Europa CEPT - [N20150508]
Aland (May 8) - Albania (September 2) - Andorra (French) (May 9) - Andorra (Spanish) (April 23) - Armenia (December 28) - Austria (May 6) - Azerbaijan (March 6) - Azores (May 8) - Belarus (April 13) - Belgium (April 13) - Bosnia Croatia (April 5) - Bosnia Herzegovina (May 8) - Bosnia (Serbia) (April 17) - Bulgaria (April 20) - Croatia (May 7) - Czech Republic (May 6) - Cyprus (May 5) - Cyprus (Turkish) (June 25) - Denmark (January 2) - Estonia (May 6) - Faeroe (April 24) - Finland (May 8) - France (May 4) - Georgia (June 24) - Germany (May 7) - Gibraltar (May 5) - Greece (May 11) - Greenland (May 13) - Guernsey (May 1) - Hungary (May 8) - Iceland (April 30) - Ireland (May 14) - Isle of Man (April 10) - Italy (May 9) - Jersey (March 24) - Kazakhstan (October 28) - Kosovo (May 4) - Latvia (April 10) - Liechtenstein (March 2) - Lithuania (May 9) - Luxembourg (May 5) - Macedonia (May 6) - Madeira (May 8) - Malta (May 9) - Moldova (April 15) - Monaco (May 11) - Montenegro (April 16) - Nagorno Karabagh (June 10) - Netherlands (April 28) - Norway (June 5) - Poland (May 5) - Portugal (May 8) - Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria) (June 27) - Romania (April 17) - Russia (January 16) - San Marino (March 10) - Serbia (April 16) - Slovakia (May 5) - Slovenia (May 29) - Spain (April 23) - Sweden (March 26) - Switzerland (May 7) - Turkey (May 9) - Ukraine (August 11) - Vatican (May 19)
Topic: Old toys (the initially planned "Think green" topic was shifted to 2016)
2015 (May 8) - [T20150508]
North Korea - Thailand
Diplomatic relations. Birds. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, prey bird, Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis); B, pheasant, Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), the Thailand national bird. The Korean miniature sheet has two labels showing other pictures of the birds. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps - miniature sheets - special additional items for North Korea (perforated and imperforate) - FDCs
2015 (May 15) - [N20150515]
Korea (North - Russia
Russian orthodox church in Pyongyang (North Korea issued a miniature sheets of five stamps - [3x2] with one label - perforated and imperforated and around the same date, Russia released a postal stationery with the same illustration as a cachet on the left side. These items were released in the frame of the year of the cooperation between both countries hich translated in a true joint issue on August 28, 2015 [T20150828] related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of North Korea. This May 15 issue cannot be considered as joint. Non-approved [N].
2015 (May 19) - [S20150519]
France - Singapore
Relationship - Grafittis - Street art. Siamese issue [S1/T1]
Identical stamps. A, Singapore street view, Merlion; B, Paris, street view, Eiffel Tower. Multicolored.
France: two self-adhesive stamps and Collector - Singapore: two stamps and one miniature sheet - FDCs - mixed FDC - special mixed FDC collector
2015 (May 19) - [T20150519]
Italy - Vatican
200th birthday of Saint John Bosco. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), young people, figure “200”. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - folder (Italy) - miniature sheet (Vatican) - FDCs - mixed FDC and mixed maxi-cards
2015 (June 1) - [C20150601]
Belgium - Netherlands (June 22)
200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Concerted issue [C1].
One identical common stamp. A, Portrait of the Dutch King William II (1792-1849), painting from Charles-Pierre Verhulst (1774-1820). The other four Belgian stamps show B, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), prime minister, painting from Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830); C, the Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt (1742-1819), painting from Ernst Gebauer (1782-1865); D, the French marshal Michel Ney, Duke of Elchingen (1769-1815), painting from François Gérard (1770-1837) and E, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). The background of the Belgian sheet shows the picture 'The Battle near Watrerloo', from Henri Philippoteaux (1815-1884). Background of the Dutch sheet is the picture 'The Prince of Orange during the Battle of Quatre Bras', from Jan Willem Pieneman (1779-1853). Multicolored.
One miniature sheet per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
The 2015 (June 6) issue involving Bosnia Herzegovina (Sarajevo) and Bosnia Herzegovina Mostar (Croatia) related to the visit of Pope Francis to these countries cannot be considered as a joint issue as none of the countries have claimed it. The similar portrait of Pope Francis reproduced on each stamp is a coincidence consequence of the use of the same official picture provided by the Vatican State.
2015 (June 8) - [T20150608]
Malaysia - Thailand
Relationship - Marine life: crabs, prawns, jellyfish and seashells. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Four stamps: A, Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta); B, Coral guard crab (Trapezia aerolata); C, Nudibranch sea snail (Hypselodoris bullockii); D, White-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata). Multicolored.
4 stamps per country - Malaysia: miniature sheets - Thailand: souvenir sheets - FDCs - mixed FDC
2015 (June 15) - [O20150615]
Ascension Island - Bahamas - British Virgin Islands - Falkland Islands - Tristan da Cunha
800th anniversary of the Carta Magna. Four similar stamps. Multicolored. Omnibus series.
4 stamps per country - FDCs