New Issues 2016
(April - June)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2016, 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.
2016 (April 1) - [O20160401]
Gambia - Ghana (April 8) - Tuvalu (April 29)
New York night skyline - A common folder containing the three items was issued on May 28, 2016 at the occasion of the World Stamp Show New York 2016. Omnibus series with a siamese character [OS].
Identical stamps. Pictures of the skyline of New York. Multicolored.
Three souvenir sheets containing one stamp each and forming a landscape - folder with the 3 souvenir sheets
2016 (April 19) - [O20160419]
Grenada - Palau (April 29) - Nevis (May 16)
New York day skyline - A common folder was issued on May 28, 2016 at the occasion of the World Stamp Show New York 2016. Omnibus series with a siamese character [OS].
Identical stamps.. Multicolored.
Three souvenir sheet containing one stamp each and forming a landscape - folder with the 3 souvenir sheets
2016 (April 19) - [T20160419]
Israel - Spain
30th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. The Bridge of Strings, Jerusalem. Multicolored.
1 stamp with tab per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed souvenir leaf (Israel) - mixed maxi card
2016 (April 26) - [T20160426]
Brazil - Guinea Bissau - Portugal
Lubrapex: 50 years
Identical pair of stamps. A, perforated pendants in silver and enamel, 20th century (Portugal); B, head ornament with feathers and plants, early 20th century (Brazil). Additional miniature sheet with 7 different stamps (and a label) among which some of them where reprinted by the corresponding countries: C, label showing the symbol of Lubrapex; D, necklace made of plants with pearls, sheepherds from Mukubal (Angola); E, necklace (Cape Verde); F, hair decoration made from wood, leather and cotton, Bijago folk (Guinea Bissau); G, decorated fan (Macau); H, hunting amulet made from wood and leather, Makonde folk (Mozambique); I, mask (Sao Tomé); J, necklace made from plants, thread and cotton (Timor Leste). Multicolored.
Surprisingly it was discovered that Guinea Bissau issued their identical design as a local stamp. It would not be surprising to see other countries using their design in issues to come or to discover.
2 stamps for Brazil and Portugal - FDCs - mixed FDC - 1 stamp for Guinea Bissau
On the right side of the Brazilian souvenir sheet there is a strip bearing a bar code that can be removed.
This series could have been completed by stamps produced by Angola, Cape Verde, Macau, Mozambique, Sao Tomé or Timor Leste, but none of these countries used this opportunity. At the occasion of Lubrapex, Macau issued a completely different stamp
2016 (April 29) - [O20160429]
Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique (May 2) - Young Island Grenadines of Saint Vincent
New York night skyline - issued at the occasion of the World Stamp Show New York 2016. Omnibus series with a siamese character [OS].
Identical stamps. Part of the Skyline of New York. Multicolored.
Two souvenir sheets forming landscape
2016 (May 5) - [T20160505]
Indonesia - Thailand
Identical stamps. Historical encounters: Ramayana - Historical meetings; A, painting from the Wat Phra Kaeo, Bangkok; B, painting from Bali, Indonesia.. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps per country - 1 miniature sheet of 5 pairs for Thailand, of 4 pairs for Indonesia, self-adhesive - souvenir sheet with 2 silver stamps for Indonesia - overprinted (Bandung philatelic exhibition Thailand 2016) souvenir sheet with silver stamps (Indonesia) - mixed FDC
2016 (May 9) - [T20160509]
Aland (May 9) - Albania (July 9) - Andorra (French) (May 20) - Andorra (Spanish) (April 22) - Armenia (December 1) - Austria (May 14) - Azerbaijan (January 25) - Azores (May 9) - Belarus (April 5) - Belgium (June 13) - Bosnia (Croatia) (April 5) - Bosnia Herzegovina (May 9) - Bosnia (Serbia) (April 25) - Bulgaria (April 26) - Croatia (May 9) - Cyprus (May 9) - Czech Republic (May 4) - Denmark (March 31) - Estonia (May 9) - Faeroe (May 9) - Finland (May 6) - France (May 9) - Georgia (October 24) - Germany (May 2) - Gibraltar (March 30) - Greece (May 11) - Guernsey (May 6) - Hungary (May 6) - Iceland (April 28) - Ireland (May 12) - Isle of Man (October 7) - Italy (May 9) - Jersey (May 3) - Kazakhstan (October 21) - Latvia (May 9) - Liechtenstein (March 7) - Lithuania (May 7) - Luxembourg (May 10) - Madeira (May 9) - Malta (May 9) - Moldova (April 5) - Monaco (May 9) - Montenegro (May 9) - Netherlands (April 25) - Norway (May 9) - Poland (May 9) - Portugal (May 9) - Romania (May 4) - San Marino (March 10) - Serbia (May 9) - Slovakia (May 5) - Slovenia (May 27) - Spain (April 22) - Sweden (January 14) - Switzerland (May 12) - Ukraine (April 15) - Vatican (May 10)
Europa CEPT - "Think Green". Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Stamp type A: Buildings, plant, chimney, fume, pollution, bicycle, windmill, hand, road, trees, birds, ecology. Multicolored.
One to four stamps per country with at least one with the common design - miniature sheets - souvenir sheets - FDCs
In 2016 the following countries did not participate to the issue: Great Britain, Greenland and Russia
The following countries have issued Europa stamps with the same topic but without using the common design
Macedonia (May 10) - Turkey (May 9)
UPU non-recognized countries issuing Europa stamps with the same design
Cyprus (Turkish) (May 12) - Nagorno Karabakh (May 20)
UPU non-recognized countries issuing Europa stamps with different designs
Kosovo (May 9)
There are fake stamps (i.e. illegal production) that became available with the same “Think green” design including the following entities: Isle of Arran, Isle of Islay, Isle of Mull, Hebrides Island, Saint Kilda, Orkney, Shetland, Lundy, Isle of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Isle of Jethou, Isle of Man (a non-offical issue), Corsica (France), Sardinia (Italy), Sicily (Italy), East Slavonia (Croatia), Serbian Kraina, Isle of Creta. These items can be found perforated and non-perforated. Those are not to be considered as stamps, but only cinderellas
2016 (May 10) - [T20160510]
Poland - Vatican
2016 World Youth Day in Kraków. Twin issue [T1]
Identical stamps. Pope Francis (1936 - ) and children. Multicolored.
1 stamp and 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps per country - 1 souvenir sheet with black imprint for Poland - FDCs - mixed FDC
2016 (May 12) - [T20160512]
Azerbaijan - Belarus
Relationship. Eagles. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Prey birds: Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis); Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Multicolored.
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2016 (May 24) - [T20160524]
Malta - Russia
Relationship. Paintings from Nicholas Petrovich Krassnoff (1869-1947 or 1864-1939). Twin issue [T1].
Pair of identical stamps. A, “Dulber Palace in Crimea” by Nicholas Krassnoff displayed in the Yalta Historical and Literary Museum; B, “View from Vittoriosa Gate” by Nicholas Krassnoff, from the National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps per country - miniature sheets with 10 stamps and 2 labels - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed maxi-cards
2016 (May 27) - [T20160527]
Russia - Slovenia
Centenary of the Russian Chapel in Vrsic Pass, Slovenia. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Picture of the chapel in the snow. Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - miniature sheet with 7 stamps and one label - FDC - mixed FDC - mixed maxi-cards
2016 (May 28) - [P20160528]
Austria - United Nations
International day of Peacekeepers. Parallel issue [P1].
Similar design stamps. Photographs of soldiers in action. Multicolored.
1 stamp for Austria - 2 stramps per UN office - FDCs - mixed FDC
2016 (June 2) - [T20160602]
Germany - Poland
25 years of German Polish youth cooperation. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Letters “Ä” and “A” with respectively the colors of the country flags. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - miniature sheets with 9 (Poland) or 10 (Germany) stamps - FDCs - mixed FDC - ETB - special mixed cover with two pairs of first day cancelled stamps containing the German stamps from previous joint issues with Poland, mint
2016 (June 3) - [T20160603]
France - South Korea
130 years of diplomatic ties. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Treasures: A, incense bowl made of celadon ceramics; B, Pippin’s reliquary from the abbey Sainte-Foy in Conques, France. Multicolored.
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - Official document (France)
2016 (June 22) - [T20160622a]
Belarus - Russia
Brest fortification battle, 75th anniversary. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps, embossed. The Heroic Defense of Brest Fortress; bas-relief showing armed soldiers; Belarus has also issued a souvenir sheet with three additional stamps representing heroes from the battle: B, Ivan Subachev (1898-1944), C, Piotr Gavrilov (1900-1979), Andrei Kichevatov (1907-1941). Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - special postal stationery (Russia) - special booklet (Russia) - FDCs - mixed FDC
The special booklet issued on December 16, 2016, contains 12 pages size 180x100 mm with 4 groups of commemorative stamps, each time with an explanation page, a souvenir sheet with a single stamp, and a page with a central golden label (not a stamp) of the same design as the stamp. The four topics represent bas-reliefs commemorating heroic battles during the 1941 war campaign in the following order (a) “A valiant defense of Brest fortress”, (b) the “Battle of Hanko”, (c) the “Yelnya offensive” and (d) the “Battle of Moscow”. This later is also part of a joint issue with Kazakhstan, described under [T20161116].
2016 (June 22) - [T20160622b]
Czech Republic - Hungary - Poland – Slovakia
450th birth anniversary of Jan Jessenius (1566-1621). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps.portrait in the stamp area and cover of a book in the label area. Multicolored.
One stamp with one label per country - FDCs - mixed FDC