Year 2015 have been great for stamps collectors with the addition of beautiful Postage stamps issued in 2015, starting from New year Greetings to Christmas stamps.
We have been always with you bringing the latest stamp news and philately updates. The Year 2015 is ending and the new year 2016, the Lunar year of The Monkey is coming with lots of energy and new hope.
Many of the postal administrations have already declared their tentative plan for the stamp issues in 2016.
It’s a time to say GOOD BYE ! to year 2015 and WELCOME the Energetic year 2016.
We would also like to thanks all our loyal readers and friends who kept us motivated and help PHILATELYNEWS to grow.
Postage stamps issued in 2015
Before we say GOOD BYE 2015, lets summarize some of the amazing Postage stamps issued in 2015.
There have been lots of stamps on various topics but we would like to bring you few stamps which have been issued Specially to mark the historic events, to commemorate special events, EUROPA series, Joint issues, Stamp shows, etc.
# Special Stamps to mark the historic events
– Lonest Reigning Monarch – Queen Elizabeth II
On September 9, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had reigned over the United Kingdom and all other realms of the Commonwealth for 63 years, seven months, two days and 16 and a half hours, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
– 70th anniversary of United Nations
The United Nations Celebrated its 70th Anniversary this year. The UN is an international organization established on 24 October 1945 to maintain and strengthen international peace and security, to develop cooperation between the states.
– Battle of Britain 75th anniversary
Special stamps featuring historic events of battle were issued by some countries to mark the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain was fought between Britain and Germany’s military forces.
# Events commemorative Stamps
– International Yoga Day
India posts issued the International Day of Yoga stamp, a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge which aims to integrate the body and the mind. June 21, was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations on December 11, 2014.
– International Year of Soils
The 68th UN General Assembly announced the year 2015 to be the International Year of Soils, aimed to increase awareness of the importance of soil for food security.
# Europa 2015 Stamps
The Europa 2015 stamps with a theme of old toys showing culture and history of Europe have been issued reminding us the Childhood days.
# Stamps Shows held in 2015
Hellenic Philatelic Society organised the NOTOS 2015 International Philatelic Exhibition, in Greece from 12 to 15 November 2015 under the patronage of FEPA and AIJP.
HONG KONG 2015 – 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition held from 20 November 2015 for four days at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
SINGAPORE 2015 the 3rd World Stamp Exhibition held in Singapore in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th Year of Independence.
# Joint Issues Stamps
– Joint Stamp issues to mark 48 years of ASEAN
A special postage stamp to mark 48 years of ASEAN, issued jointly by all the member countries using a common design to reflect the “oneness” of the community.
– Thailand-Sri Lanka 60 years of diplomatic relations
Thailand and Sri Lanka post jointly issued special stamps to commemorate 60 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries. The stamps were issued during the state visit of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena the president of Sri Lanka to Thailand.
– Singapore India Joint Stamps featuring presidential residences
Singapore Post jointly with India post issued Singapore India Joint Stamps featuring presidential residences to commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries.
– Wooden Churches in Carpathian region of Poland and Ukraine
Wooden churches in Carpathian region of Poland and Ukraine are a group of wooden Orthodox churches located in Poland and Ukraine, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013.
# Christmas 2015 Stamps
There have been various Traditional and Modern Christmas Postage stamps issued in 2015 featuring vibrant stained-glass windows, Delightful paper art, beautiful wintery scenes and Christmas animals.
# The Stamp that created the BUZZ!
Royal mail issued 18 Special Postage stamps issued in 2015 to mark the release of the episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and to celebrate the Star Wars series of films.
Polish post issued the Magical World of Disney stamps featuring characters of Frozen (Kraina Lodu), American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
# Special tour to Postal Museum
A tour to Smithsonian National Postal Museum to learn more about postal history, stamp collecting and philately.