01 December 2012
A host of philatelic bureaux have revealed their stamp plans for the coming year, giving thematic stamp collectors the chance to plan ahead and target specific issues throughout 2013. ...
A host of philatelic bureaux have revealed their stamp plans for the coming year, giving thematic stamp collectors the chance to plan ahead and target specific issues throughout 2013.
Jersey Post’s stamp plans include the themes of horse racing, on a stamp set planned for April celebrating 1983 Grand National Winner Corbiere, the horse named after the south-western tip of the channel island; and Formula 1 in August, with a stamp issue marking the career of Nigel Mansell who now lives in Jersey.
A host of European countries will show postal vehicles on their stamps to coincide with the 2013 Europa theme.
Finland are set to issue two stamps in May, one showing a modern post van and a second value showing a vintage post bus. Read more about Finland's stamp schedule.
Both Iceland and Belgium have opted to show just modern vehicles on their pairs of stamps, and many other countries will also take the chance to feature the post office logo as seen from their modern fleet of vehicles.
Postal services will also feature on the stamps of Canada, with a ‘250th Anniversary of Formalized Postal Service’ set planned to celebrate the start of the postal service between Quebec, Montreal and Trois-Rivières in 1793.
Other notable stamp sets from Canada include ‘Haunted Canada’ and the next part of the series celebrating ‘Canadian Recording Artists’ this time focusing on pop groups.
Those collectors seeking the unusual will not be left wanting in 2013
Finland will celebrate strange contests such as wife-carrying and anthill-sitting on stamps.
Switzerland will be celebrating the cartoon Smurfs, as well as honouring 111 people in a 'Faces of Switzerland' set.
Belgium will be issuing 'Belgian Chocolate' stamps which taste and smell of chocolate.
Iceland will provide a brief guide to building a hot dog, complete with mustard, raw onion and and ketchup, on a sinlge value due in March. A subject sure to whet the appetite of all stamp collectors.
2013 stamp schedules:
Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The Gathering 2013
St Patrick's Day
50th Anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society
Contemporary Arts II (Visual Arts)
Europa: Postal Vehicles
Dublin - UNESCO City of World Literature
John F Kennedy 1917-1963
The Irish Defence Forces (Óglaigh na hÉireann)
Irish Animals & Marine Life - Phase IV
Centenary of the General Lockout
The Port of Cork
Ireland – An integrated society
Contemporary Public Buildings
Year of the Snake
The 150th Anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Children Stamps – My Pet and I
Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong
Cruise Terminal at Kai Tak
Chinese and Western Wedding Customs
World Heritage in China Series No. 2: The Old Town of Lijiang
Hong Kong Buses
Innovation and Technology
Our Legislative Council
Red Admiral butterfly
100 year birthday first airmail
20 years reign of King Albert II of Belgium
100 years of Royal Belgian Meteorological Institute
Henry Van De Velde - Belgian painter, architect and interior designer
150 years Red Cross - destinations outside Europe
Christmas stamps 2013
Faces of Switzerland
Gottlieb Duttweiler, founder of Migros supermarket chain
Ernst Kreidolf, illustrator and author of children’s books
Rock singer Polo Hofer
Centenary of the Lötschberg Railway
500 years of Appenzell
150 years of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)
75 years of Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
50 years of civil defence
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