New Issues 2020
(October - December)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2020, 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 8, 2021.
2020 (October 2) - [C20201002]
Mongolia (November 20) - Slovakia
70th anniversary of the establishment of relationship - Falconry. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Archaeological findings from the 8th century related to falconry. Multicolored.
1 stamp for each country- miniature sheet with 10 stamps and 2 labels - FDC
Mongolia stamps became available only by early 2021 due to Covid related printer/transport delays.
(*) The miniature sheet contains 10 stamps and two labels in the form [(3x1)+(1+l+1)x2+(3x1)] or labels in central positions of lines 2 and 3. On e label represent a stylized falcon, the other contains the text relative to this issue.
2020 (October 16) - [T20201016]
Poland - Vatican
100th birthday of Pope John-Paul II. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps with three different labels. Portrait of John-Paul II (1920-2005), 3 different types of labels. Multicolored; labels in black and sepia
1 stamp and three different labels - FDCs
Stamps were printed in miniature sheets of 6 stamps and 6 labels (3 different types showing the Pope as a child with his mother, as a Cardinal next to the Primate of Poland Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, and as pope in St Peter's Square). The sheetlet is alternating a row of 3 stamps, the row of 3 different labels, another row of stamps and another row of labels. The picture of the stamps has been taken during the 1986 pilgrimage to Australia.
2010 (October 18) - [C20201018]
Cape Verde (2021, February 10) - Portugal
50th anniversary of the Cape Verde Association in Lisbon - Hommage to the Poet Eugenio Tavares. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of Eugenio de Paulo Tavares (1867-1930), Cape Verdean poet. Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - FDC - mixed folder containing mint stamps
Due to printing and transport issues linked to the pandemic, the Cape Verde stamp became available only by beginning of 2021. Information about the content of the mixed folder is still missing. In the meantime this issue must be considered as Concerted (C].
2020 (October 22) - [T20201022]
Hungary - Singapore
50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Bridges: A, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, capital’s oldest bridge linking the two halves of the city, Buda and Pest; B, Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore's oldest bridge, which was named after William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last governor of the territory; lions and flags in the margin. Multicolored.
2 stamps (only Singapore) - souvenir sheet - FDCs
2020 (October 24) - [T20201024]
Malta - Slovakia
Viticulture. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, Malta stamp, Ta' Betta Wine Estate, vineyard located in Girgenti; B, Slovak stamp, vineyard in the Skalica region, Vintoperk Hill renowned for production of the Skalicky rubin wine; bottle of wine from the Turecek Winery. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps - miniature sheets with 5 pairs of stamps - FDCs
2020 (November 3) - [T20201103]
Russia - Turkey
Mosques - 100th anniversary of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, Suleymaniye Mosque (built 1550-1557) in Istanbul and B, Moscow Cathedral Mosque (new mosque built in 2015 replacing the older one built in 1904). Multicolored.
2 stamps (Russia) - souvenir sheet with 2 stamps (Turkey) - FDCs
2020 (November 5) - [T20201105]
Andorra (French) - Andorra (Spanish)
Candidature to the UNESCO World Heritage - Triptych with the Castel of Foix, the House of the Valleys and the Cathedral of Deu d'Urgeil. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Triptych showing the Castel of Foix, the House of the Valleys and the Cathedral of Deu d'Urgeil, with the central part being the common stamp with denomination and the two others being labels. Multicolored (French Andorra), sepia and black (Spanish Andorra).
1 stamp with 2 labels - miniature sheet with 4 or 10 triptychs - FDC
Release initially planned for June 11, 2020 postponed to November 5, 2020 due to Covid. This issue announces the candidature of the country to the UNESCO World Heritage.
2020 (November 10) - [T20201110a]
Italy - Vatican
9th centenary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Volterra to Santa Maria Assunta. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Engraving showing the Basilica in black. Black color.
1 self-adhesive stamp - miniature sheet with 10 stamps - FDCs - mixed FDC
Postponed from initially May 20, 2020 due to the pandemic situation.
2020 (November 10) - [T20201110b]
Italy - Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) - Vatican
Basilica of Aquileia - 2200 anniversary of the Foundation of the city of Aquileia. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Representation of the front elevation of the Basilica with the bell tower. Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - miniature sheets with 10 stamps - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed folder with mint stamps
2020 (November 10) - [C20201110]
Austria (November 20) - Vatican
Christmas - The light of Peace of Bethlehem. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. A, Infant Jesus in the foreground over the star of Bethlehem and the Christkindl Shrine of Steyer, Austria; B, Pope Francis holding the lantern of Light from Bethlehem and St. Peter's Basilica in the background. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps (Vatican only) - souvenir sheet with 2 stamps - miniature sheet with 10 stamps (Vatican) - black souvenir sheet (Austria) - FDCs - Folder (Vatican) - booklet with 2 pairs - mixed FDC
2020 (November 19) - [N20201119]
Brazil - Poland
100th anniversary of relationship. Logo with figure "100" and flags of both countries. Brazil issued only a personalized stamp showing Pope John Paul II and the logo (unknown date of issue) which forbids these stamps to be considered as true joint issue. The Polish stamp will remain a unilateral issue. Multicolored.
2020 (November 24) - [T20201124]
China (PR) - Ethiopia
50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. A, Olympic Forest Park in Beijing; B, Sheger Park in Addis Abeba. Multicolored.
2 stamps - miniature sheets with 12 stamps - FDC
China stamps issued, waiting information from Ethiopia
2020 (November 25) - [T20201125]
Mongolia (December 1) - Singapore
50th anniversary of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Tapestry motives: A, beaded table cover, traditionally used to decorate a table known as the choon tok in the wedding chamber of a Peranakan bride and groom, showing bird and flowers; B, Ulzii embroidery forming knots. Multicolored.
2 stamps - souvenir sheet with 2 stamps - FDCs
This issue was postponed from initially June 2020 to November 25, 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. However on this new date only the Singapore stamps became available. Mongolia stamps became available only early 2021 consequence of printing and transportation delays and the official date of issue is December 1, 2020. The difference between the two dates of issue is shorter than one week, therefore this issue is filed as a Twin issue.
2020 (December 3) - [T20201203]
Cuba - Vietnam
60 years of relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. World Heritage sites, A, in Havana (the fort of Santo Domingo de Atarés) and B, Hanoi (the main gate of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long). Multicolored.
2 stamps - FDC
The Cuban stamps have been released, but the exact date of issue is still uncertain.
2020 (December 9) - [T20201209]
Kyrgyzstan - Ukraine
Traditional jewelry. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Piece of jewelry, multicolored, and local lady wearing it, black and white. Multicolored.
Souvenir sheet with two stamps - FDCs
2020 (December 15) - [T20201215]
Korea (South) - Russia
30th anniversary of relationship. Fauna - Bears. Twin issue [T1]
Identical stamps. A, European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos); B, Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus ussuricus). Multicolored.
Pair of se-tenant stamps - FDCs - mixed FDC
The relationship between both countries was established in September 1990
2020 (December 21) - [T20201221]
Kyrgyzstan - Turkey
Architecture. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Bishkek Main Mosque of Imam al-Sarakhsi (built with the help of Turkey) opened on September 2, 2018. Multicolored.
Souvenir sheet with one stamp - FDCs
Postponed from initially September 4, then from October 9, 2020 and finally from November 12 to December 21, 2020. The original idea was to involve using the World Nomad Games was the original topic. As games were cancelled, stamps were cancelled as well, and this issue gathers the two countries that still agreed to create a joint issue. Topic switched to Architecture.