New Issues 2009
(January - March)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2009, period January to March.
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 November 22, 2014.
Cuba - Russia
Che Guevara - 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution - Twin
Identical stamps. Portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara
(1928-1967), flag of Cuba. Multicolored.
1 stamp per country - FDCs
2009 (February 3)
Croatia - Montenegro
Saint Tripun for 1200 years in Kotor - Twin issue [T1].
Identical pair of stamps. A, portrait of St Tripun (1616);
B, central altar piece showing St Tripun, cathedral in Kotor
2 se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs
2009 (February 10)
Gibraltar - Vatican
700 Years of devotion to Our Lady of Europe - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps, available in blocks of four part of an illustrated
miniature sheet. Our Lady of Europe with Christ child, also
saint patron of Gibraltar, sculpture from a pilgrimage church
in Gibraltar; background of Gibraltar miniature sheet, rock
of Gibraltar; background of Vatican miniature sheet, top view
of the Vatican State. Multicolored.
1 stamp and one miniature sheet of 4 stamps per country
2009 (March 2)
Bulgaria - Serbia
Nature protection: Balkan area birds. Twin issue [T1].
Two identical stamps. Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
- Rufous-tailed rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis). Multicolored.
2 stamps per country - 1 souvenir sheet - miniature sheets
- black and brown prints for Bulgaria - FDCs - mixed first
2009 (March 3)
Korea (South) - Philippines
60 Years of diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical pairs of stamps. Korea's "Sonori (Cow Play)
in Hangawi" and the Philippines' "Panagbenga Flower
2 se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs
2009 (March 11)
Azerbaijan (April 2) - Iran (March 11) - Pakistan (March 11)
10th ECO summit in Teheran.
Summit participating countries include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,
Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
2009 (March 18) - "Preserve the Polar Regions and
Aland (January 22) - Algeria (March 28)- Andorra (French)
(March 27) - Argentina (March 7) - Australia (March 4) - Australian
Antarctic Territories (March 4) - Austria (March 26) - Azerbaijan
(March 3) - Belarus (February 11, 2011) - Belgium (March 7) - Brazil (March 18) - Bulgaria
(March 27) - Canada (April 9) - Chile (March 18) - Croatia
(March 27) - Czech Republic (February 11) - Curacao (August 11, 2011) - Dominican Republic (July 7, 2010) - Ecuador (March 31) - Estonia
(January 15) - Faeroe (February 23) - Finland (March 18) -
France (March 28) - Greece (March 30) - Greenland (January
19) - Hungary (March 27) - Iceland (January 29) - India (December 19)
- Indonesia (March 18) - Japan (June 30) - Kazakhstan (March 12)
- Korea (South) (June 3, 2011) - Latvia (March 18) - Lithuania (March 27) - Mexico (September 14) - Moldova
(March 18) - New Zealand (March 4) - Norway (February 20)
- Paraguay () - Peru (January 15) - Romania (March 21) - Serbia (January 31, 2011) - Slovenia (March
27) - South Africa (March 2) - South Georgia and South Sandwich
Islands (April 2) - Switzerland (March 5) - Ukraine (March
18) - Uruguay () - Uzbekistan (October 25, 2010)
This "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers" campaign
was initiated by the postal administrations of Chile and Finland.
So far 38 countries have already announced they will participate
with the issue of at least one stamp during the first quarter
of 2009. There is no common design, but all stamps will bear
the emblem showing an ice crystal. So this issue cannot be
considered as a twin issue. Data are still missing to confirm
there is no common date.