New Issues 2003
(January - April)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2003, period January to April.
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 August
31 , 2003.
2003 (7 January)
Australia - Christmas Islands
Year of the goat. Territorial joint issue
Twelve stamps and a souvenir sheet containing two stamps
for Christmas Island - two prestamped envelopes for Australia
2003 (16 January)
France - Germany
40th anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship. Joint
One stamp per country - FDCs
2003 (24 January)
Bosnia Herzegovina (Sarajevo) - Crotian Republic of Herzeg-Bosna
Archbishop Josip Stadler (1843-1918); 160th birthday. Unique
One single stamp for both countries, origin of the stamps
can only be differentiated by cancellation. Portrait. Multi-colored.
2003 (12 March)
Denmark - Greenland
Expedition in Greenland: Danish Literary Greenland Expedition
1902-1904. Twin issue [T1].
Two stamps per country, with one identical totalling three
stamps which designs are reproduced in a miniature sheet for
each country. A, participants to the expedition: Knud Rasmussen,
Jørgen Brønlund, Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen, Gabriel Olsen; B:
Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933); C: landscape, Island of Aqpat
(Saunder's Island), wintering's site in Jakobshavn (1902-1903).
Two stamps and one souvenir sheet - FDCs
2003 (20 March)
Poland - Vatican
Pope John-Paul II 25th year. Twin issue.
One silver stamp per country - one sheet of 25 different
stamps per country (identical sheets for both countries) -
2003 (20 March)
Spain - Sweden
Spanish Nobel Prizes in medicine. Twin
Two identical stamps, se-tenant; Portraits of Santiago Ramón
y Cajal (1852-1934), Nobel Prize in 1906 for his work in neuroscience
and Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (1905-1993) NobelPrize in 1959
for his work in nucleic acid biosynthesis; multi-colored.
2 stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2003 (15 April)
China - Iran
Clock Tower and Mosquee. Twin issue
Two stamps per country, identical. Multi-colored