New Issues 2017
(January - March)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2017, period January to March.
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 May 22, 2017.
2017 (January 7) - [T20170107]
India - Portugal
500th anniversary of the first Indo-Portuguese contacts. Twin [T1].
Identical stamps. Local fighting dances: A, Pauliteros de Miranda - water painting from Miguel Schreck (1978- ); B, Dandiya Raas. Multicolored (For Portugal, stamps from panesare slightly different from stamps from souvenir sheet. Printing of characters in souvenir sheet is stronger).
Two stamps and one miniature sheet per country - FDCs
2017 (February 10) - [T20170210]
Lithuania - Vatican
Samogitian’s diocese foundation - 600 years. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas (1350-1430), and Motiejus Trakiskis (1370-1453), the first bishop of the Samogitian diocese. Multicolored.
One stamp per country issued in a miniature sheet of 4 stamps [2x2] - FDCs
2017 (February 16) - [P20170216]
Russia - Uruguay
160th anniversary of relationship. Parallel issue [P1].
No special stamp from Russia. Russia: illustrated cover with cachet showing both flags; Uruguay stamps, music instruments from both countries. Multicolored.
Russia: illustrated postal stationery (cover) - Uruguay: souvenir sheet with two stamps - FDCs
2017 (March 13) - [T20170313]
Luxembourg (March 7) - Poland (March 12) - Portugal - Slovakia
100th anniversary of the apparitions of our Lady at Fatima. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheet with one stamp. Statue of Lady of Fatima and crowd; different symbols. Multicolored.
The second souvenir sheet issued by Portugal is related to the participation of Pope Francis to the celebration (Pope Francis visited Portugal on the official anniversary day, May 13, 2017). The four stamps included in the miniature sheet represent a) Pope Francis (1936-) and a crowd; b) Lucia dos Santos (1907-2005), Jacinta (1910-1920) and Francisco Marto (1908-1919), shepherd children from Fatima; c) procession in front of the basilica Antiga, Fatima; d) pilgrims. The crowned statue of Lady of Fatima (“Our Dear Lady of the Rosary”) is depicted in full height over the left side of all four stamps.
Souvenir sheet with one stamp for each country - Portugal: additional miniature sheet with 4 different stamps - FDCs - mixed folder
2017 (March 30)
French Polynesia - Pitcairn Islands - [P20170330]
Women from the Bounty. Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps. French Polynesia, A, woman and man, ship, beach; Pitcairn: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps B-D showing different scenes of the Bounty history, showing women; the margin of the souvenir sheet lists the names of the 12 women involved in the early history of the Bounty and at the origin of the Pitcairn population. Multicolored.
One stamp (French Polynesia) - One souvenir sheet with 3 stamps (Pitcairn) - FDCs