New Issues 2016
(October - December)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2016, 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 February 20, 2017.
2016 (October 4) - [T20161004]
Burkina Faso - Central Africa - Congo (Democratic Republic of) - Ivory Coast - Mali - Morocco - Mauritania - Senegal
Philatelic hub. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Map of Africa with the address of the web site: www.africaphilatelyshop.post. Multicolored.
One or two stamps per country - some countries with imperforate stamps - FDC
2016 (October 5) - [T20161005]
Belarus - Pakistan
National parks. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, Saiful Muluk National Park created in 2003, Kaghan-Naran Valley Mansehra district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Northern Pakistan; B, Narachanski National Park founded in 1999, located in the north-western part of Belarus. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps - FDC - mixed FDC
2016 (October 17) - [D20171017]
Turkey - Turkish Cyprus
Water supply project. Twin issue [TD].
Identical stamps. Maps of both countries, link with flags between the two countries; aqueduct joining south Turkey to North Cyprus (107 km) inaugurated in 2015. Multicolored.
1 souvenir sheet per country - FDC
2016 (October 18) - [T20161018]
Malta - San Marino
Castles and fortifications. Twin issue [T3].
Identical stamps. A, Victoria Citadelle in Gozo, Malta; B, Fortification of Guaita, San Marino. Multicolored.
1 souvenir sheet with two stamps - FDC - mixed FDC
2016 (October 18) - [T20161018]
Pakistan - Singapore
50 years of diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. National flowers: Orchid Vanda Miss Joaquim (Singapore) and Jasmine (Pakistan). Multicolored.
2 stamps se-tenant - 1 souvenir sheet for Singapore - FDC - mixed FDC
2016 (October 21) - [T20161021]
France - Portugal
950 years of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, Augusta Street and Triumph Arch, Lisbon; B, Royale Street and Madeleine Church, Paris. Multicolored.
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed “Pochette” - mixed official document - mixed maxi-cards
2016 (October 24) - [T20161024]
Philippines - Portugal
Diplomatic relations 70th anniversary. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. National flowers: A, Lavendula (Lavendula stoechas subsp. pedunculata); B, Jasmin or Sambaguita (Jasminum sambac). Multicolored.
2 stamps (se-tenant for the Philippines) - FDC
2016 (October 28) - [T20161028]
Jamaica - Mexico
50 years of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Butterflies. A, Monarch (Danaus plexippus); B, Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphonles). Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps - FDCs
2016 (November 8) - [T20161108]
Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania
Baltic Assembly 25th anniversary. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbol. Multicolored.
1 stamp and 1 souvenir sheet with 1 stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC (with souvenir sheet)
2016 (November 12) - [S20161112]
China (PR) - Hong Kong - Macao
150th Anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925). Siamese territorial issue [SD/PD].
Identical stamps. A-D, buildings, memorials and commemorative sites; E-M, different portraits of Sun Yat-sen. Multicolored.
Different stamps: China, 4 stamps; Hong Kong 4 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets; Macao 4 stamps and 1 souvenir sheet - one mixed souvenir sheet with 12 stamps (4 from each country)
Like in previous siamese products involving these three postal administrations, the mixed souvenir sheets are numbered and the number is starting with a letter A, B or C corresponding to the sets attributed respectively to China PR, Hong Kong or Macao. The total number of printed souvenir sheets id 733,500.
2016 (November 14) - [P20161114]
Argentina - Russia
130 years diplomatic relationship. Parallel issue [P1].
Identical stamps. Traditional tea ceremony “we share traditions”; one stamp is based on the same picture, the other has a different design. Multicolored.
2 different se-tenant stamps - FDCs
The Argentinian stamp A (the one showing the teapot) was retrieved from sale on November 20, 2016, shortly after discovery of one stamp (4th raw, 1st stamp) missing the denomination “$ 11” in each pane.
2016 (November 16) - [T20161216]
Kazakhstan - Russia
75th anniversary of the Panfilov Division's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen - Battle of Moscow. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, bas-relief showing a group of Soviet soldiers, Moscow Kremlin; B, sculpture. Multicolored.
1 identical stamp - second different stamp for Kazakhstan - postal stationery for Russia - booklet for Russia (*) - FDCs - mixed folder for Russia (with mint stamps) - mixed FDC
The special booklet 02c 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 topic 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 issue). The first group of three pages is also part of a joint issue with Belarus, described under [T20160622a]. This item is the same as the one described under [T20160622a]-02e.
2016 (November 17) - [P20161117]
Dominican Republic - Switzerland
80 years of bilateral relationship. Parallel issue [P1]
Different stamps. Mountains and waters: A, Lakes from Fenêtre, Switzerland; B, beach from Bavaro, Dominican Republic; C, Matterhorn mountain, Switzerland; D, Isabel de Torres Hill, Dominican Republic. Multicolored.
Different pairs of se-tenant stamps - FDCs - mixed FDCs - mixed special first day cards
2016 (November 29) - [T20161129]
Japan - Singapore
50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Potteries from Iskandar Jalil, Singapore and Toyozo Arakawa, Japan (20th century). Multicolored.
Souvenir sheets (with 2 common stamps and 8 different stamps for japan; with 3 pairs of common stamps for Singapore) - 2 stamps in panes for Singapore - FDCs
The eight additional stamps included in the Japanese souvenir sheet features: C, Merlion in Singapore; D, Gardens by the Bay; E, Skyline night view; F, Singapore Art Museum; G, Chili crab, Singapore cuisine; H, evening view of Marina Bay; I, orchid, Singapore national flower; J, Bay night view. The four labels from the Singapore souvenir sheet show K, Tokyo night view, L, Mount Fuji, M, Japanese food and sticks, N, women dresses.
2016 (November 30) - [T20161130]
France - Italy
Relationship. 60 years of twinning between the towns of Paris and Rome; 350th anniversary of the foundation of the French Academy in Rome (1666). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Villa Medici in Rome, drawing from Charles Errard (1606-1689) first director of the Villa Medici. Brown and red (France), brown, yellow and red (Italy).
1 identical stamp - 1 additional stamp for Italy - 1 souvenir sheet for France with identical stamp - FDCs - mixed FDC
Italy issued on the same day a second stamp related to the 60th anniversary of the twin towns agreement between Paris and Rome, but this stamp is not part of the joint issue. It features the most important buildings of both capital cities.
2016 (December 13) - [T20161213]
Macedonia - Russia
Tourism: Saint Petersburg - Ohrid. Twin issue [T3].
Similar stamps. Pictures of the two churches: A, C, Saint Life-Giving Trinity Cathedral of the Izmailovsky Regiment of Imperial Guards in Saint Petersburg; B, D, Church of Saint John at Kaneo in Ohrid. Multicolored.
Two similar se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs