New Issues 2006
(January - April)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2006, 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 February
25 , 2007.
2006 (January 5)
Australia - Christmas Island
Special note: This year Australia issued again a series
of Chinese New Year stamps for its territory Christmas Island
showing identical topic and design. As both Australia and
Christmas Island stamps are printed by the same country (Australia)
and above all as all these stamps can be used on mail in both
countries, they should be attributed the classification [N].
Therefore they will not anymore be reported in these pages.
2006 (January 10)
Great Britain - United States
Children’s book illustrations; Animal tales (Great Britain),
Favorite Children’s book animals (United States); 100th
anniversary of the creation of Beatrix Potter's Jeremy
Fisher. Twin issue [T1].
Eight stamps in the series, but only two will be identical
for both countries. A, the Very Hungry Caterpillar,
Eric Carle (first UK stamp with holes); B, Maisy
(1994), Lucy Cousin's mouse; C, Enormous Crocodile,
Roald Dahl; D, Paddington Bear, Michael Bond; E,
Kipper, the dog by Mick Inkpen; F, Boots,
the cat by Satoshi Kitamura; G, The White Rabbit,
from Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustration
by Helen Oxenbury; H, Jeremy Fisher (1906), Beatrix
Potter; I, Olivia, the piglet (2000), Ian Falconer;
J, Fox in Socks (1965), Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel;
K, Frederick, the mouse (1967), Leo Lionni; L, Curious
George (1958) the ape, Margret and H.A. Rey; M, Wild
Thing (1963), Maurice Sendak; N, Wilbur, the
pig (1952), Garth Williams. Multicolored.
The stamp Paddington Bear (D) was also issued as
self-adhesive stamp in sheets of 20 with labels featuring
10 classic illustrations from the original books.
2006 (January 22)
Armenia - Russia
2006 Year of Armenia in Russia. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Monument Eternal Friendship by
sculptor Fridrikh Sogoyan, and flags of both countries. Multicolored.
2006 (February 12)
China (People's Republic) - Hong Kong - Macao
Lantern Festival. Parallel territorial issue [PD].
Different stamps. China: Fish lantern, Chinese White Cabbage
lantern, Lotus lantern, Dragon and Phoenix lantern, Butterfly
lantern; Hong Kong: Lotus Fairy lantern, Narcissus lantern,
Peacock lantern; Macao: different lanterns; the Hong Kong
souvenir sheet represents children with a Dragon lantern;
fluorescent ink was used to make lantern glow under ultraviolet
light; the design also incorporates lantern riddles. Multicolored
with fluorescent ink under UV light.
2006 (March 6)
Austria - Liechtenstein
Paintings from Friedrich Amerling (1803-1887), Austrian artist,
Lost in her Dreams (1835). Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Painting exhibited in the Liechtenstein
Museum at Vienna. Multicolored (illustration on previous
2006 (March 7) - [N20060307]
Italy (March 18) - Switzerland (March 7)
Anniversary of the opening of the Simplon Tunnel joining
both countries through the Alps Mountains. Not claimed as
joint, no official mixed first day covers. Non-approved issue,
even if the Swiss postal administration created a special
mixed document (Combi-Folder cancelled respectively
on 18 May - Italy - and 20 May - Switzerland) at a special
occasion different from the first day dates. Surprisingly,
this mixed document was available for sale only from September
1, 2006 on.
2006 (March 13) - [N20060313]
Italy (September 1) - San Marino (August 21) -
Sovereign Military Order of Malta (March 13) - Vatican (June
40th anniversary of the Italian Association of Philatelic
Press (USFI). Same symbol showing a man on a horse: borrowed
design. Italy, one stamp se-tenant with label; Order of Malta,
one stamp; San Marino, two stamps; Vatican, one aerogramme.
2006 (March 29)
Åland - Denmark - Faeroe - Finland - Greenland - Iceland -
Norway - Sweden
Nordic Mythology - Top of the World package Part
II; one or two souvenir sheet per country. Norden parallel
Different souvenir sheets. Multicolored.
2006 (April 5)
Italy - San Marino
Philatelic exhibition Le Due Repubbliche, (April
8 to May 7, 2006). Souvenir sheet containing one stamp from
each country. Siamese issue [S1].
Identical stamps part of a common souvenir sheet. Each country
issued its own siamese souvenir sheet. They can be differentiated
with the order in which the stamp are presented. Palazzo Montecitorio,
Rome, home of the Italian Parliament and Palazzo Pubblico,
San Marino, seat of the San Marino government. On the souvenir
sheet, two female figures, wearing national colors, are holding
their respective buildings and states. The stamps from the
souvenir sheets bear on the back gummed side the text "VALIDO
POSTALMENTE SOLO IN ITALIA" on the Italian stamp and "VALIDO
POSTALMENTE SOLO A SAN MARINO" on the San Marino stamp. Multicolored.
2006 (April 12)
Cyprus - India
Folk dances. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps presented in souvenir sheets. Indian Nati
dance of Himachal Pradesh and Cyprus Kouza or Stamna
(the pitcher) dance. Multicolored.
2006 (April 19)
Kazakhstan - Latvia
Cooperation. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Adornments, female ornaments from the 19th
century: silver bracelet with rings (Shynzhyr bilezik)
from Kazakhstan and silver brooch for a kerchief (Sakta)
from Latvia. Multicolored.
2006 (April 21)
Jersey - New Zealand
80th birthday of the Queen Elisabeth II (1926- ). Siamese
Identical stamps part of a same souvenir sheet. Portrait of
the Queen. Multicolored with 99.9% pure silver foiling.
2006 (April 21) - [O20060421]
Ascension - Bahamas - Bermuda - British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory - Cayman Islands - Fiji Islands
- Kiribati - Pitcairn - Saint Helena - Samoa - Solomon Islands
- South Georgia - Tokelau - Tristan da Cunha - Vanuatu - Virgin
80th birthday of the Queen Elisabeth II. Omnibus series [PO].
Different stamps (4 per country) and different souvenir sheets
(one per country) in the same style including two different
stamps. Portraits of the Queen, in total 68, all being different.
Other countries have issued different stamps on the same day
at this occasion: Guernsey-Alderney