Wish you a very happy New Year 2018.Every year is special for stamp collectors.They collect something new something special. Every year enriches our collection with thematic stamp issues.We hope that 2018 will also give new dimensions to your collection.
Important Events of 2018
- 9-25 February:2018 Winter Olympic Games,Pyeongchang,South Korea
- 4-15 April : 2018 Commonwealth Games,Gold Coast,Queensland,Australia
- 14June-15 July:2018 FIFA World Cup,Russia
- 18 August-2 September:2018 Asian Games,Idonesia
- March : NASA plans to launch the explanet seeking TESS mission.
- Two space tourists are scheduled to fly around the Moon in a rocket, marking the first time that humans have ventured beyond low earth orbit since1972 .
- NASA’s Solar Probe Plus is expected to orbit the Sun.
- October: European-Japanese Bepi Colombo spacecraft is scheduled to be launched to Mercury.
- 19 May:Prince Harry with Meghan Markle
UN :Contrary to common practice, the United Nations has not declared 2018as International Year for any specific topic. 2018 has not been dedicated to any specific topic by the UN.
EU:In 2018 the EU will celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). The year will be marked by events and initiatives across Europe to encourage people to explore and debate Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage; celebrate, understand and protect its unique value and reflect on the place that cultural heritage occupies in European citizens’ lives. A consortium of UK cultural heritage organisations will be coordinating UK events to include more of a European dimension to familiar programmes such as Heritage Open Days, but also activities specially promoting the 2018 EYCH.
Lunar Year:Year of Dog
The Dog (狗) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac related to the Chinese Calander. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 戌. The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.
Theme for 2018 Europa Stamps:Bridges
EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations/enterprises and bears the official EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme.EUROPA stamps underlines cooperation in the posts domain, taking into account promotion of philately. They also build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals.
Since the first issue in 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a tangible symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. In 1993, PostEurop became responsible for issuing EUROPA stamps. PostEurop is the trade association that has been representing European public postal operators since 1993.
Its 52 members in 49 countries and territories collectively operate 175,000 retail counters, employ 2.1 million people and link 800 million people daily.
Stamp Release Schedule
10.01.2018 Russia ,15.02.2018 Iceland ,05.03.2018 Liechtenstein,26.03.2018 the Netherlands,20.04.2018 Andorra (Spanish post) ,20.04.2018 Lithuania ,20.04.2018 Norway ,23.04.2018 Faroe Islands,02.05.2018 CzechRepublic,02.05.2018 Guernsey,02.05.2018 Hungary
02.05.2018 Macedonia,03.05.2018 Germany ,09.05.2018 Estonia ,03.05.2018 Sweden
04.05.2018 Slovakia,09.05.2018 Aland ,09.05.2018 Croatia ,09.05.2018 Finland
15.05.2018 Luxembourg ,17.05.2018 Denmark ,25.05.2018 Slovenia ,11.06.2018 Belgium
SEPAC Stamps 2018
The Small European Postal Administration Cooperation is an association of 14 European postal authorities: Aland,Faroe Islands,Gibraltar,Greenland,Guernsey,Iceland,San Marino,Isle of Man,Jersey,Liechtenstein ,Luxembourg,Malta,Monaco and Vatican City.
Stamp Release Schedule
23.04.2018 Faroe Islands,,09.05.2018 Aland ,15.05.2018 Luxembourg ,04.06.2018 Liechtenstein ,01.08.2018 Guernsey ,13.09.2018Iceland
To mark 100 years since the birth of the country’s Founding Father, 2018 has been declared the “Year of Zayed” by the President, Sheikh Khalifa. The Year of Zayed will highlight his role in establishing the Federation, and his local, regional and international achievements.