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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.

Åland (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)

Europa 2008. Topic: Letter writing. One to four stamps per country. Multicolored.


2008 (May 12)
Iran - Morocco

Historic sites; relationship between the two countries. Twin issue [T1].
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


2008 (May 12)
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


The following 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 3, 2007.
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.


2008 (May 16)
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". Multicolored.
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 [N20080516]

This 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.


2008 (June 6)
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.

Two se-tenant stamps per country - one miniature sheet for India - FDCs - private mixed FDC


2008 (June 18)
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


2008 (June 20)
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



2008 (June 21)
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. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs - mixed FDC - official mixed document (France)


2008 (June 21)
Kuwait - Romania

45 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 FDCs.


2008 (June 23)
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


2008 (July 4)
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


2008 (July 8)
Aruba - Dutch Antilles - Netherlands

"Grenzeloos", border free Dutch territories. Siamese territorial issue [SD].
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


2008 (August 3)
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 - FDCs




2008 (August 12)
China (PR) - Japan

Japanese stamps in a souvenir sheet (223x140mm) entitled "30
th Anniversary of Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China" without counterpart in China.


2008 (August 22)
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.

Four 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


 

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