New Issues 2012
(April - June)
This page collects only issues released during
the year 2012, period April to June.
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 December 11, 2014.
2012 (April 1) - Asian Pacific Postal Union 50th anniversary.
This series may potentially include: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam (country names in bold have already issued a stamp at this occasion).
2012 (April 13) - [T20120413]
Serbia - Slovakia
Jan Koniarek (1878-1952) - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Sculpture of the bust of Jan Koniarek. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - miniature sheet of 2 stamps with central label - FDCs
2012 (April 14) - [P20120414]
Aland (April 16) - Belgium
100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster - Parallel issue [P1].
Identical stamps. A, Aland: poster of the White Star line with a picture of the Titanic; B, two slightly different stamps (stereoscopic stamps for 3D viewing), rear of the ship and lifeboat leaving the area. Multicolored.
One stamp for Aland, pair of two slightly different stamps for Belgium (stereoscopic stamps visible in 3D with the special glasses provided with the stamps) - Belgian stamps sold as souvenir sheet - four ATM stamps with same deisgn as Belgium stamp (Belgium) - FDCs - mixed FDC
2012 (May 3) - [T20120503]
France - Hong Kong
Art: Vintage landscape painting and contemporary sculpture - Twin issue [T1].
Four identical stamps. A: Yee Cheung (1936-.), "Crab #4", bronze sculpture 1985; B: Douglas Castle, painting from 1860s, unknown artist; C: Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918), "The horse", sculpture from 1914; D: Edgar Degas (1834-1917), "Racetrack, amateur jockeys close to a carriage", painting from 1876-1887. Multicolored.
Four stamps per country - one souvenir sheet for Hong Kong - FDCs - mixed FDCs - mixed folder
2012 (May 4) - [T20120504]
Italy - Vatican
Year of the Jubilee of the Somascan Order. Twin issue [T1].
Postal stationery for both countries: difference in the color of the stamp. Cover for Italy, aerogramme for the Vatican State; Stamp: church; cachet on left side: painting. Stamp green-black for Italy, brown for Vatican; illustration multicolored.
Cover (Italy) or aerogramme (Vatican) - FDCs
2012 (May 9) - Europa CEPT - [N20120509]
Aland (May 9) - Albania (July 6) - Andorra (French) (May 4) - Andorra (Spanish) (April 4) - Armenia (December 27) - Austria (May 2) - Azerbaijan (March 15) - Azores (May 9) - Belarus (March 6) - Belgium (February 13) - Bosnia Croatia (April 5) - Bosnia Herzegovina (May 29) - Bosnia (Serbia) (April 26) - Bulgaria (April 4) - Croatia (May 9) - Cyprus (May 2) - Czech Republic (May 2) - Denmark (March 21) - Estonia (May 3) - Faeroe (April 30) - Finland (May 7) - France (May 20) - Georgia (June) - Germany (May 2) - Gibraltar (June 15) - Great Britain (April 10) - Greece (May 10) - Greenland (May 7) - Guernsey (May 1) - Hungary (May 9) - Iceland (May 3) - Ireland (May 3) - Isle of Man (April 2) - Italy (May 9) - Jersey (January 10) - Kazakhstan (April 11) - Kosovo (April 12) - Latvia (March 12) - Liechtenstein (March 5) - Lithuania (April 28) - Luxemburg (May 15) - Macedonia (April 13) - Madeira (May 9) - Malta (May 9) - Moldavia (April 18) - Monaco (May 9) - Montenegro (October 17) - Mountainous Karabakh (March 15, 2013) - Netherlands (March 26) - Norway (April 13) - Poland (May 22) - Portugal (May 9) - Romania (April 6) - Russia (May 4) - San Marino (June 13) - Serbia (May 4) - Slovakia (May 4) - Slovenia (March 30) - Spain (April 4) - Sweden (January 12) - Switzerland (May 9) - Turkey (May 9) - Turkish Cyprus (May 8) - Ukraine (June 13) - Vatican (May 11). Topic: Tourism
2012 (May 10) - [P20120510]
Anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg (1912-1947?). Paralle issue [P1].
Different stamps. Portrait of Wallenberg. Multicolored.
One stamp (Hungary) or one souvenir sheet (Sweden) - FDCs - mixed FDC
2012 (May 11) - [T20120511]
France - Vatican
600th anniversary of Joan of Arc (1412-1431) - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portrait of Joan of Arc; miniature from about 1450. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - miniature sheet with 8 stamps (Vatican) - FDCs - mixed FDC - folder with pairs of mint stamps - official mixed document (France)
2012 (May 23) - [D20120523]
Niue - Tokelau
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II. Territorial Commonwealth twin issue [TD]
Pair of stamps issued in panes and miniature sheets, one stamp identical. Portraits of QEII (1963 and 2012 - the 2012 portrait is the same for all countries). Multicolored.
Two stamps and one miniature sheet per country - FDCs
2012 (May 25) - [T20120525]
Hungary - Slovenia
Folk treasures of the Mura area and the Slovene Raba region - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Pots: Filovci Pottery Village and Gornji Senik Smokehouse. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet with two stamps per country - FDCs
2012 (May 26) - [P20120526]
Italy - San Marino
80th anniversary of the electric railway between Rimini and San Marino. Parallel issue [P1].
Postal stationery for both countries; Italy: train station in Rimini; San Marino: train station in San Marino. Left side, identical cachet illustrations made of older postal cards and photographs showing wagons, train, people, see and sailing ships. Black and white stamps with blue and red text; illustrations multicolored.
One cover per country - FDCs
2012 (May 28) - [C20120528]
Azerbaijan (October 18) - Egypt
20th anniversary of diplomatic relations - Concerted issue [C1].
Identical stamps. Ancient building and monuments. Multicolored.
2 se-tenant stamps for Egypt, one souvenir sheet for Azebaijan - FDCs
2012 (June 1) - [T20120601a]
Brazil - Mexico
Traditional cooking - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Cooking based on corn and cassava/tapioca. Multicolored.
Two se-tenant stamps per country - FDCs
2012 (June 1) - [T20120601b]
Brazil - United Nations (UNPA)
RIO+20: Conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Symbols. Multicolored.
One stamp per United Nations' office - souvenir sheet with 3 stamps - FDCs
2012 (June 9) - [T20120609]
French Southern and Antarctic Territories - Monaco
Cooperation. Twin issue [T1].
Identical souvenir sheets with two stamps. A: Giant Petrel; B: Kerguelen archipelago, Prince of Monaco Island; illustration of the souvenir sheet: Kerguelen Island and "Princess Alice II" sailing ship. Multicolored.
One miniature sheet including 2 stamps per country - FDCs
2012 (June 12) - [T20120612]
France - United States of America
Miles Davis and Edith Piaf. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Portraits of both artists: Miles Davis (1926-1991) and Edith Piaf (1915-1963). Black and white (except for the names in the US stamps that are written in blue or red).
Two se-tenant stamps per country - self adhesive stamps for the USA - FDCs - mixed FDCs - maxi cards - official mixed document (France) - mixed folder with 2 pairs of stamps, mint
2012 (June 14) - [T20120614]
Germany - Liechtenstein
Pfälzer Hütte. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Mountain landscape with houses. Multicolored.
One stamp per country - FDCs - mixed FDC
2012 (June 15) - [T20120615]
Canada - Guernsey
Bicentenial of the 1812 war - Isaac Brock (1769-1812) and Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813). Twin issue [T1].
Identical pair of stamps. Portraits of Sir Isaac Brock (native of Guernsey) and Chief Tecumseh, allies against Americans during the 1812 war. Multicolored.
Pair of two se-tenant stamps per country - miniature sheets with 8 (Canada) or 5 (Guernsey) pairs - FDCs
2012 (June 18) - [N20120618]
El Salvador - Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)
John Baptist. Parallel issue [P1][N]
Identical stamps. Representations of St. John the Baptist: A, statue of St. John the Baptist from the Chalantenango Cathedral; B, St. John the Baptist from the Church del Monte, parish of Cuscatlan. Multicolored.
Two stamps per country - FDCs
As for previous SMOM issues, this series cannot be considered as a true joint issue, as SMOM is still not recognized as an official postal administration by the UPU, even if their philatelic administration and their stamps have been recognized by 57 countries and mail can be sent to these countries using SMOM stamps.
2012 (June 18) - [D20120618]
Caribbean Netherlands - Curacao
Philatelic exhibition. Territorial parallel issue [PD]
Similar miniature sheets. Round design with identical text "Bridge to the World of Peace through Stamps". Multicolored.
Miniature sheets - FDCs
2012 (June 20) - [T20120620]
Belarus - Kazakhstan
Animals. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Hedgehogs: long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) and Southern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinacenus concolor). Multicolored; the Belarus stamps contain an element of protection in form of a fluorescent leaf or mushroom.
2 stamps per country (se-tenant for Kazakhstan or from Belarus if extracted from souvenir sheet) - miniature sheet of 8 stamps (Belarus) - souvenir sheet with two pairs of stamps from Belarus - FDCs
2012 (June 25) - [T20120625a]
Belarus - Russia
Animals. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Newts (tritons): common newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) and crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Multicolored; the Belarus stamps contain an element of protection in form of a fluorescent star and the contour of one newt.
2 stamps per country (se-tenant for Russia or from Belarus if extracted from souvenir sheet) - miniature sheet of 4 (Russia) or 8 stamps (Belarus) - souvenir sheet with two pairs of stamps from Belarus - maxi cards - FDCs
2012 (June 25) - [T20120625b]
Belgium - Monaco
Exhibition of the philatelic collection of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in Bruges. Twin issue [T1].
Identical stamps. Painting - "Cabaret at the riverside" from the Belgian painter Jan Brueghel (displayed at the Monaco Prince's palace). Multicolored.
Belgium: 1 stamp issued in miniature sheet of 10 stamps - Monaco: souvenir sheet with one stamp - FDCs