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New Issues 2012 (January - March)

This page collects only issues released during the year 2012, 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 17, 2012.


2012 (January 4) - [D20120104]
Denmark - Faeroe Islands - Greenland
40th anniversary of Queen Margaret II's reign - Territorial twin issue [TD].
Identical souvenir sheets with one stamp. A, Portrait of Queen Margaret II. Multicolored.
One stamp - one souvenir sheet per country - FDCs


2012 (January 10) - [D20120110]
Aitutaki - Cook Islands - Penrhyn
Beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011 - Territorial twin issue [TD].
Identical pair of stamps. A, Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI; B, portrait of Pope John Paul II. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs


2012 (January 26)
Korea (South) - Mexico
50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps - Whales. Young and adult gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus). Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs


2012 (February 6) - [O20120206]
Ascension - Bahamas (?) - Belize - Bermuda (February 9) - British Indian Ocean Territories - Cook Islands - Isle of Man - Gibraltar (February 27) - Saint Helena - Saint Lucia - Tristan da Cunha
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II. Series of 6 stamps issued in sheetlets of 8 stamps and in a diamond shaped souvenir sheet. The two labels (left and right corners of the diamond) showing two portraits of QEII are identical in all souvenir sheets. Also miniature sheet with one stamp on a green background showing the symbols of the Queen and the four flowers representing the four British countries (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales). Multicolored.


2012 (March 1) - [T20120301]
Germany - Vatican
Madonna, 500th anniversary of the painting - Twin issue [T1]
(Also issue of a booklet with 10 self-adhesive stamps issued on November 2, 2012 by Germany)
Identical souvenir sheets with one stamp. A, Sixtine's Madonna; B, Madonna di Foglio. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet per country - second souvenir sheet for the Vatican - FDCs - mixed FDC - booklet with 10 self-adhesive stamps (Germany) - mixed folder


2012 (March 9) - [C20120309]
Colombia (May 22) - Korea (South)
50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations. Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Plants: coffee fruits and beans; ginseng flower and roots. Multicolored.
One pair of se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs


2012 (March 20) - [T20120320]
China PR - Israel
20th anniversary of diplomatic relationships - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbols of peace: the dove and the waxwing (Chinese symbol of peace). Multicolored.
Two stamps per country (with tabs for Israel) - FDCs - mixed FDC - mixed souvenir leaf (Israel)


2012 (March 21) - [P20120321]
Aland - Denmark - Faeroe - Finland - Greenland - Iceland (March 22) - Norway - Sweden
Norden issue: one souvenir sheet per country. "Norden by the Sea - Part II" Sea rescue. Parallel issue [P1].
Different stamps or souvenir sheets. Souvenir sheets with one or two stamps (stamps also issued in panes for Denmark and Greenland); different rescue situations at sea with rescue boats, helicopters and planes. Multicolored.
One souvenir sheet with one or two stamps per country - FDCs


2012 (March 24) - [P20120324]
Japan (March 27) - United States (March 24)
Centennial of the gift of Cherry Blossom trees by Japan to the USA (Washington DC). Parallel issue [P1].
Different designs, same topic and view. Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in two stamps; the two Japanese stamps are embedded in a souvenir sheet containing 8 other stamps showing different cherry blossoms; blossoming cherry tree and eagle in the margin of the Japanese souvenir sheet. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet with 10 stamps (Japan) - two self-adhesive se-tenant stamps (USA) - FDCs



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