New Issues 2002
(May - August)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2002. For issues to come (announced) see the
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 October
12 , 2002.
2002 (2 May)
New Zealand - Sweden
Swedish glass and Maori handcraft art. Twin
Identical stamps. Glass vase "rain forest" designed by Marie
Simberg-Höglund; basket made of New Zealand flax.
Stamps - FDCs - mixed FDCs
2002 (16 May)
China - HongKong - Macau
of the Chinese team in the 2002 Soccer World
Cup - Siamese issue.
issued two different stamp that were taken together in a common
Two stamps per country (China stamps are round) - souvenir
sheet - FDCs
2002 (19 May)
Canada - Hong Kong
Corals. Twin issue.
Four identical stamps. Corals from Canadian and Hong Kong
deep waters. Multi-colored.
4 stamps per country - souvenir sheet - FDCs - mixed FDCs
2002 (6 June)
Czech Republic - Germany
Endangered species - Fresh water pearl oysters. Joint
1 stamp per country, different - FDCs
2002 (14 June)
Ascension - Falkland Islands - Saint Helena
20th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland islands.
Stamps are different. Different scenes of the conflict.
Stamps and FDCs
2002 (27 June)
Malaysia - Singapore
Birds. Twin issue.
4 stamps per country - FDCs
2002 (1 July)
Grenada - Sierra Leone
The Legacy of Chiune Sugihara. Portraits. Multi-colored. Joint
Souvenir sheet containing 4 identical stamps, different
for each country - FDCs.
2002 (12 July)
Belgium - Portugal
Fila Kortijk 2002. Mills. Twin issue
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - Belgian Numisletter
2002 (13 July)
Belgium - Croatia
Fila Kortijk 2002. Lace.
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2002 (18 July)
Laos - Vietnam
Friendship and cooperation treaty 25th anniversary; Diplomatic
relations 40th anniversary. Joint issue.
Different stamps. Laos, music instruments and portrait of
leaders; Vietnam, buildings in the two countries, bird, flags.
Stamps - FDCs
2002 (5 August)
Ascension - Bahamas - Bermuda - British Antarctic Territories
- British Indian Ocean Territories - British Virgin Islands
- Caymans - Falkland - Nauru - Pitcairn - Saint Helena - Saint
Lucia - Seychelles - Solomon Islands - South Georgia and South
Sanwich Islands - Tokelau - Tristan da Cunha
Omnibus series in honour of Her Majesty Queen Mother Elisabeth.
Two to four stamps and a souvenir sheet including two stamps
(in some cases two of the sheet stamps). Same style, different
2002 (6 August)
Australia - Thailand
50 years of diplomatic relations. Twin
Identical stamps and miniature sheets containing the same
stamps. Waterlilies; Nymphaea immutabilis, northern
Australian waterlily, Nelumbo nucifer, an aquatic perrenial
native to northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and South East
2 stamps - one miniature sheet - FDCs - stamp packs - mixed
stamp packs - mixed FDCs
2002 (26 August)
Antigua and Barbuda - Grenada - Liberia
100th anniversary of the Teddy Bear. Souvenir sheet in form
of a Teddy Bear containing 4 different stamps, different for
each country. Omnibus series. Multi-colored.
2002 (29 August)
Kazakhstan - Russia
Fauna - Rare birds. Twin issue
Great Black-Headed Gull Larus ichthyatus pallas - Demoiselle
Crane Anthropoides virgo
2 stamps se-tenant - sheetlets of 4 pairs - FDC
2002 (30 August)
Italy - United Nations (Geneva - New-York - Vienna)
World heritage - Twin issue
Identical stamps - Pisa and the Aeolian islands (Italy and
Geneva). These stamps are also reproduced in the booklets
at lower denomination issued by the two other offices (New
Vork and Vienna)
2 stamps - FDCs - mixed covers - booklets