New Issues 2008
(May - August)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2008, period May to August.
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 January 25, 2015.
(May 9) - Albania (July 15) - Andorra (French) (May 17) -
Andorra (Spanish) (April 23) - Armenia (June 18) - Austria
(June 6) - Azerbaijan (March 13) - Azores (May 9) - Belarus
(May 28) - Belgium (May 17) - Berg Karabach (October 28) -
Bosnia Herzegovina (March 8) - Bosnia Herzegovina (Croatia)
(April 5) - Bosnia Herzegovina (Serbia) (April 24) - Bulgaria
(April 22) - Croatia (May 9) - Cyprus (May 2) - Czech Republic
(May 7) - Denmark (June 4) - Estonia (April 30) - Faeroe (May
19) - Finland (May 9) - France (May 4) - Georgia (December
5) - Germany (May 8) - Gibraltar (June 1) - Great Britain
(February 5) - Greece (May 26) - Greenland (January 31)
- Guernsey (May 15) - Hungary (May 9) - Iceland (May 8) -
Ireland (June 9) - Italy (May 9) - Jersey (February 14) -
Kazakhstan (May 6) - Kosovo (UNMIK) (May 9) - Latvia (April
26) - Liechtenstein (March 3) - Lithuania (May 3) - Luxembourg
(May 20) - Macedonia (May 2) - Madeira (May 9) - Malta (May
9) - Man (May 12) - Moldavia (April 30) - Monaco (May 5) -
Montenegro (April 2) - Netherlands (May 20) - Norway (February
8) - Poland (May 5) - Portugal (May 9) - Romania (May 8) -
Russia (May 5) - San Marino (June 13) - Serbia (May 5) - Slovakia
(May 5) - Slovenia (May 29) - Spain (April 23) - Sweden (March
27) - Switzerland (May 8) - Turkey (May 9) - Turkish Cyprus
(May 8) - Ukraine (March 12) - Vatican (March 6)
2008. Topic: Letter writing. One to four stamps per country.
Iran - Morocco
Historic sites; relationship between the two countries. Twin
Identical stamps. Castles: A, "La Kasbah des Oudayas", Morocco;
B, Falak-ol-Aflak castle, Iran; C, flags of both countries;
the label attached to the Iranian stamps has the same design
as stamp C. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps with label for Iran - three stamps
for Morocco - FDC
Thailand - Turkey
50 Years diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Loha Prasat palace (Iron Palace) Wat Ratchanatdaram,
Bangkok; Sultan Ahmed mosque, Istanbul. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs
stamps have to be confirmed as part of a joint issue. Not
enough data are available from Cuba at this stage.
2008 (May 14)
Cuba () - Indonesia (May 14)
Visit of president Soekarno to Cuba and meetings with Fidel
Castro and Che Guevara in 1960. Concerted issue [C5].
Cuba issued two stamps (date of issue unknown) while Indonesia
used a personalized stamp showing hands shaking which labels
are representing Soekarno with either the Che or Fidel Castro.
The picture with the Che is the same as the one represented
on the Cuban stamp. Date of issue of the personalized stamp
is May 14, 2008, based on a stamp initially issued on June
Different stamps, but label based on picture of the partner
country. Cuba: A, Fidel Castro with Soekarno; B, Che Guevara
with Soekarno; Indonesia, C, hands shaking; labels D, Fidel
Castro and Soekarno; E, same picture as in B. Multicolored.
Canada - France
400th anniversary of the foundation of Quebec City.
Siamese issue [T1/S1].
Identical stamps. Ship with men aboard, Indians in canoe,
future Quebec hill, house under construction, date "1608".
One stamp per country - siamese souvenir sheet - 5 souvenir
sheets with French stamp only - FDCs - mixed FDC (stamps)
- mixed FDC with souvenir sheet not seen so far - mixed folder
with mint stamps - folder with siamese souvenir sheet and
the five French souvenir sheets
2008 (May 16) - Argentina
(May 16) - Croatia (May 20) - Ivan Vučetić
(Juan Vuchetich) 1858-1925, inventor of the fingerprint identification,
Croatian who spent his life from age 26 to his death in Argentina
initially as a joint issue announced by Croatia in 2007 never
came to a joint stamp production between both countries. Croatia
finally issued a single souvenir sheet on May 20, 2008 (112x73mm
- printed 50,000) while Argentina issued a postal card on
May 16, 2008 (printed 5,000). The topic is the same, but illustrations
are completely different, and none of the postal administration
claimed it as being joint, excluding this pair from the joint
stamp issues list.
China (PR) (June 6) - India (July 11)
Bilateral relations; temples. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. White Horse Temple established in 68 AD,
Luoyang, Henan province, after a dream of Emperor of the Hang
dynasty, corresponding of the first appearance of Buddhism
in China; referred now as the "cradle of Buddhism"; Mahabodhi
temple is build in a place (Bodhgaya, district Gaya, state
of Bihar, eastern India - first century BC), where Gautama
obtained the enlightment or Bodhi and became the Buddha. Multicolored.
se-tenant stamps per country - one miniature sheet for India
- FDCs - private mixed FDC
Brazil - Japan
Year of Japanese - Brazil exchange - 100th anniversary
of Japanese immigration to Brazil. Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps. Brazil: miniature sheet with two stamp showing
A, the ship Kasato-Maru (1908) and B, origami (boat) with
flags of both countries. Japan: miniature sheet with 10 different
stamps showing flowers, waterfalls, Christ the Redeemer statue
in Rio de Janeiro, butterfly and toucan. Both sheets show
the logo of the Brazil-Japanese year. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - FDCs
Canada - Japan
Anne of Green Gables "La maison aux pignons verts";
centenary of the first publication of
Anne of Green Gables,
authored by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Two stamps showing the story heroin Anne
of Green Gables and the house with green gables. The two
Japanese stamps are part of a miniature sheet including also
8 other stamps extracted from the famous cartoons designed
in Japan. Multicolored.
Two different stamps per country (for Jaan the two stamps
are part of a miniature sheet containing 10 different stamps
- two postal stationery items (cards) for Canada - booklet
(Canada) - miniature sheet (Canada) - FDCs
Brazil - France
Relationship, nature protection. Twin issue [T1].
Identical se-tenant stamps. "Mer de Glace" in the Alps, glacier
on the Mont-Blanc and "Serra do Araca" cascade in Amazonia.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - official
mixed document (France)
Kuwait - Romania
years relationship. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Romanian weaver and Kuwaiti weaver; the
Romanian souvenir sheet shows firefighters. Multicolored
Two se-tenant stamps per country - one miniature sheet
per country - one souvenir sheet per country - FDCs - Mixed
Romania - Russia
UNESCO world heritage monuments. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Churches: Saint George church of the Voronet
monastery, Romania; Cathedral Dmitrovskiy, Wladimir, Russia.
The Romanian stamp is available with or without silver foils.
Romanian panes [3x4] of 10 stamps contain also two labels,
one in the middle top row and one in the middle bottom row;
the left large margin of each pane is illustrated with churches.
Russian stamps are only available in triptychs. Multicolored
Two stamps per country - miniature sheets - silver embossed
miniature sheets - "EFIRO 2008" overprinted stamps (Romania)
- FDCs - mixed FDC
Macao - Singapore
Local delights. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Two blocks of 4 stamps showing dishes from
Macao and Singapore; Macao: grilled codfish slices, Yangzhou
fried rice, crisp fried chicken, carne de porco à Alentejana;
Singapore: roti prata, satay, hainanese chicken rice, laksa.
Both countries issued also a souvenir sheet with two stamps
with different designs: claypot rice for Macao and chilli
crab for Singapore. Multicolored
Two blocks of 4 different stamps per country - one miniature
sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
Aruba - Dutch Antilles - Netherlands
"Grenzeloos", border free Dutch territories. Siamese territorial
One souvenir sheet per country containing 5 stamps among which
3 are from the originating country and two are from the two
other countries. A, Aruba, text, poem from Frederico Oduber;
B, Dutch Antilles, houses; C, Netherlands, edam cheese, spices
and pepper; D, Watapana and Simadan, local Aruba newspapers;
E, Aruba poem about the local language papiamento and portrait
of the author; F, houses; G, houses; H, milk, taro root and
peas; I, ham, banana and pistachio liquor. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet per country containing stamps from
the two other countries - booklet containing all three miniature
sheets - FDC
Bahrain (August 3, 2009) - Egypt - Lebanon - Morocco (August 28) - Oman (December 31) - Palestine (March 17, 2011) - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Sudan - Syria - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates (October 23) - Yemen (May 22, 2009)
Day of the Arab Post. Twin issue [T1].
Identical pair of se-tenant stamps. A, Dove and map; B, Caravan
and Gizeh pyramids. Multicolored; embossed gold logo on both
stamps from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
One miniature sheet containing two se-tenant stamps per
country except for Egypt and Sudan that issued two stamps
China (PR) - Japan
Japanese stamps in a souvenir sheet (223x140mm) entitled "30th
Anniversary of Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan
and the People's Republic of China" without counterpart in
China (PR) (August 24) - Great Britain
Olympic Games - Handover of the Olympic Flag from Beijing
to London. Twin issue [T1]
Four identical stamps. Chinese stamps available in panes as
perforated stamps and as pre-cut, self-adhesive stamps in
a miniature sheet containing 3 complete series of 4 stamps
(one as a strip of four and two blocks of 4 different stamps;
The British stamps are available only as a block of four in
a souvenir sheet. A, National Stadium (Bird's Nest); B, Corner
Tower of the Forbidden City; C, Millennium Wheel; D, Tower
of London. Multicolored.
stamps per country, for Great Britain only available in a
miniature sheet - Chinese stamps also available as self-adhesive
stamps in miniature sheets of 12 stamps - FDCs - mixed FDC