| New Issues 2000 (January
This page collects only issues
released during the year 2000 (period between
January and April). For issues to come (announced) see
the latest information.
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
2000 (January 5) - Belarus - Russia
2000 years Christendom. Twin
Souvenir sheet containing three postage
stamps featuring the work of Old Russian art: "Our Lady of
the Orants", 11th-century, mosaic of St. Sophie's cathedral
in Kiev, Ukraine; "Jesus Christ, the Pantocrator", 12th-century,
fresco of Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya church in Polotsk, Belarus;
"Our Lady of Vladimir", 12th-century, Tretyakov State Gallery
in Moscow, Russia. Multi-coloured.
Souvenir sheets (one per country)
2000 (January 12) - Estonia - Finland
Joint Estonian-Finnish song and dance festival. Joint
Stationery. Stamps are different but contain both flags of
the involved countries. Multi-coloured.
Postal cards - FDCs
2000 (February 4) - Iceland - Vatican
Thousand years of Christianism in Iceland. Twin
Stamp representing the embroidered altar frontal from the
Cathedral of Holar showing Icelandic bishops Guomundur Arason,
Jon Ogmundsson, Porlakur Porhallsson. Iceland issued also
a souvenir sheet with 40sk stamp, showing people singing hymn
"Give us peace, Lord" and musical notes and Iceland scene.
The border shows Crucifix (Designer, Tryggvi T. Tryggvason).
Only the stamp is common to both countries. Multi-coloured.
Identical stamps - FDCs
2000 (February 10) - British Antarctic Territory - Falkland
Islands - South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Antarctic expedition (1914-1916) from Sir Ernest Shakelton
(1874-1922), British South Pole explorer. Joint
British Antarctic Territory: A, boat "Endurance" on
ice (1915); B, temporary camp on ice (1915); C, departure
of the boat "James Caird" from Elephant Island to South Georgia;
Falkland Islands: D, discovery of the Caird coast (16 January
1915); E, "Endurance " is wintering on ice; F, Shakelton saves
the "Endurance" crew with the steamboat "Yelcho" from Elephant
Island, portrait of Shakelton; South Georgia and South Sandwich
Islands: G, Shakelton's journey through the Scottish sea to
South Georgia (1916); H, Shakelton, Crean and Worsley in South
Georgia; I, Shakelton's grave in Hope Point, South Georgia.
Stamps are different. 3 stamps per country. FDCs
2000 (February) - Belgium (February 19) - Spain (February
500th anniversary of Charles the 5th. Twin
Two stamps representing the King Charles V and a souvenir
sheet representing the king on a horse and a map of the world.
2 identical stamps per country - souvenir sheet containing
each a third stamp - FDCs - mixed FDC - special mixed card
- Belgian souvenir sheet also available overprinted "ESPANA
2000 (March 25) - Belgium - The Netherlands
European Soccer Championship organized jointly by Belgium
and the Netherlands. Twin issue.
Se-tenant pair of stamps with crowd scene in background and
soccer ball. Multi coloured.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - booklet and self adhesise
stamps (The Netherlands) - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed special
2000 (April 11) - Brazil - Portugal
500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil and Philatelic
exhibition LUBRAPEX 2000. Twin issue.
Block of four stamps, showing landscapes and scenes involving
native people. Multi coloured.
Four stamps se-tenant - FDCs