New Issues banner - April 2020

April 2020 just seemed like the month that would never end.  The new hot philatelic topical is anything related to Coronavirus COVID-19 and it does seem to have attracted more than a few new collectors.  That, ultimately, is good for the hobby.

This post attempts to list every stamp released during the month of April 2020. With most of the world on some degree or another of shutdown and self-isolation, it can be difficult to determine if any of these stamp issues were cancelled or postponed. Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that the issues went ahead as originally scheduled. Being able to find an image of an actual stamp rather than an artist’s rendition is always welcome.

The stamp-issuing entities are listed alphabetically and the date of issue chronologically for each issue. Clicking on the issue name will take you to the original post on Philatelic Pursuits where images may be found of the stamp(s) and often full sheets, first day covers and other items associated with that particular release.

An issue name highlighted in red denotes an issue that doesn’t (yet) have an article on this site.  Eventually, the stamp will be added and this list updated with the link. Yellow means an active link to a New Issue post.  Those issuing entities printed in blue link to the 2020 stamp programme on this site while grey means that I haven’t yet created a page for that particular stamp-issuing entity.

Details in the original blog entries are almost always taken directly from materials published by the issuers’ philatelic agency, either as press releases, collector announcements or online shop product descriptions. There are occasional poor translations, either provided by the postal administration themselves or as a result of translation software. They can be amusing at times. I always welcome better-quality scans of the actual stamps and any on-cover (non-philatelic) usages of this material. If you have anything you would like to share, please send me an email at the address below.

Stay Safe and Keep Collecting Stamps.


Alderney

01 April 2020


Andorra, French Administration

04 April 2020


Andorra, Spanish Administration

03 April 2020

23 April 2020


Australia

07 April 2020

14 April 2020

15 April 2020

21 April 2020

29 April 2020


Austria

01 April 2020

03 April 2020

17 April 2020

24 April 2020


Belarus

06 April 2020


Bosnia and Herzegovina (HP Mostar – Croat Administration)

02 April 2020

05 April 2020

06 April 2020


Bosnia and Herzegovina (Pošte Srpske – Serbian Administration)

15 April 2020

  • EUROPA — Ancient Postal Routes

Brazil

23 April 2020


Canada

24 April 2020

29 April 2020


China (People’s Republic)

24 April 2020


Costa Rica

24 April 2020


Croatia

14 April 2020

  • Croatian Foods with Designated Origin Protection

22 April 2020

  • Famous Croatians

Czech Republic

22 April 2020


Estonia

06 April 2020

  • Estonian Internal Security Service Centenary

07 April 2020

  • Estonian Students’ Society 150th Anniversary

23 April 2020

  • Estonian Girl Guides Centenary

30 April 2020

  • Bird of the Year – Great Crested Grebe

Faroe Islands

16 April 2020

27 April 2020


France

03 April 2020

15 April 2020

17 April 2020

24 April 2020

30 April 2020


French Polynesia

24 April 2020

  • Classic Stock Certificates

Germany

02 April 2020

  • Flowers — Zinnia
  • Optical Illusions — Two shades of gray? Free square?
  • Underground Stations — Munich, Marienplatz
  • Richard von Weizsäcker Birth Centenary

Great Britain

06 April 2020

07 April 2020

  • The Romantic Poets

Greece

08 April 2020

  • Ancient Theaters of Epirus

Greenland

16 April 2020

  • Queen Margrethe II 80th Birthday

Guernsey

01 April 2020


Hong Kong

21 April 2020


Hungary

02 April 2020

16 April 2020

  • Postal Directorate in Debrecen Centenary
  • Eminent Philatelists — Dr Lajos Richter
  • Picture Postcard 150th Anniversary

24 April 2020

  • Hungarian Police Force Centenary

Indonesia

07 April 2020


Ireland

09 April 2020

  • Liam Cosgrave Birth Centenary

16 April 2020

  • Father Ted 25th Anniversary

Isle of Man

22 April 2020


Israel

21 April 2020


Italy

06 April 2020

  • Raphael Sanzio

25 April 2020

  • Confartigianato di Genova 75th Anniversary

Japan

01 April 2020

  • Flowers In Daily Life — Roses

06 April 2020

  • 14th UN Conference on Crime Prevention, Kyoto

15 April 2020

  • Greetings (Basic Designs)

20 April 2020

  • “Red and White Plum Blossoms” by Korin Ogata

21 April 2020

  • National Ainu Museum and Park, Shiraoi, Hokkaido

Jersey

07 April 2020


Korea, North

08 April 2020

  • Traffic Rules

15 April 2020

  • 108th Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung

Korea, South

16 April 2020


Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Post)

 xx April 2020


Lithuania

10 April 2020

  • Vilna Gaon 300th Birth Anniversary

24 April 2020

  • EUROPA — Ancient Postal Routes

Macau

20 April 2020

  • Medicinal Plants

Maldives

12 April 2020

  • Tigran Petrosian 90th Birth Anniversary
  • Orchids
  • Trains
  • Submarines
  • Tall Ships
  • Speed Trains
  • Nobel Laureates 2019
  • Trains of Norway
  • Ships and Vessels Sunk by Submarine
  • Whales
  • Prehistoric Water Animals
  • Military Planes
  • Bees and Hornets
  • Dogs
  • World of Minerals — Germany

Moldova

xx April 2020

  • Holy Easter — Pictures from the National Museum of Fine Arts of Moldova
  • International Year of Plant Health
  • Adoption of the Coat of Arms and National Flag 30th Anniversary

Monaco

29 April 2020

  • Prince Louis II 150th Birth Anniversary

Montenegro

xx April 2020

  • Berkeley’s Earthstar (Geastrum berkeleyi)
  • Čeda Vuković, Author Birth Centenary

Netherlands

06 April 2020


New Zealand

01 April 2020


Northern Macedonia

09 April 2020

  • Accession of Northern Macedonia to NATO

13 April 2020

  • Tram

Norway

17 April 2020


Peru

17 April 2020

  • Machu Picchu Antarctic Research Station 30th Anniversary

Poland

04 April 2020

  • Katyn Massacre 80th Anniversary

10 April 2020

  • President Lech Kaczyński 10th Death Anniversary

20 April 2020

  • Ruch Chorzów Sports Club Centenary

29 April 2020

30 April 2020

  • Major Hubal’s Memorial Day [postal card]

Portugal

17 April 2020

  • Archbishops of Braga

22 April 2020

  • Ancient Coins

Romania

03 April 2020

09 April 2020

23 April 2020

  • Franco-Romanian Air Navigation Company Centenary

Russia

02 April 2020

  • “Total Diktat” Education Campaign

06 April 2020

  • Königsberg Offensive 75th Anniversary

30 April 2020

  • State Postal Administration Emblem

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

11 April 2020

  • Daily Life in Old Miquelon

Serbia

01 April 2020

13 April 2020

22 April 2020


Singapore

NOTE:  Singapore Post cancelled/postponed all stamps scheduled to be issued in April and May 2020 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

xx April 2020

  • Singapore Mascots

Slovak Republic

15 April 2020

30 April 2020


Spain

23 April 2020


Sweden

30 April 2020


Switzerland

06 April 2020


Thailand

02 April 2020

  • Thai Heritage Conservation Day 2563/2020
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Siridhorn 65th Birthday [issue postponed to 2021]

Tunisia

09 April 2020

11 April 2020

  • Tribute to Former Postal Workers

22 April 2020

  • Tunisian Dams

Taiwan (Republic of China)

24 April 2020

  • Taijiang National Park

Turkey

10 April 2020

  • Mosaics from Haleplibahçe Museum, Urfa

23 April 2020

  • Turkish Grand National Assembly Centenary
  • Ramadan Traditions — Karagöz and Hacivat Shadow Play

United Nations Offices at New York

22 April 2020

  • International Mother Earth Day / International Year of Planet Health

United Nations Offices at Geneva

22 April 2020

  • International Mother Earth Day / International Year of Planet Health

United Nations Offices at Vienna

22 April 2020

  • International Mother Earth Day / International Year of Planet Health

United States of America

02 April 2020

18 April 2020

24 April 2020


Vietnam

22 April 2020

  • Vladimir Lenin 150th Birth Anniversary

 

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