A Year of Stamps

I have embarked on a project to collect all of the stamps from one single year from every country that issued stamps that year.  If you would like to read more about it, please check out this post.

I expect this plan to take about ten years–less if I win the lottery (though a big lottery win could easily divert my attention to other things)

It will be on this page that I update how things are going.

scheduled completion date: 2030-12-31 (on track)

Storage format: self printed album pages with mounts (no steps taken).  Currently, I am using vario sheets.  They still look awesome, but not exactly what I am looking for.

Interesting Issues of that year

  • UPU Building
  • Lenin
  • Dickens

A list of countries and the number of stamps issued that year

note, that sometimes the stamps that have se-tenants are listed twice.  It is likely that, in cases where se-tenants exist,  I will only collect the se-tenants.  Also, this numerical lists tax stamps and postage due stamps, which I do not plan on collecting.
  • Abu Dhabi (14)
  • Afghanistan(29)
  • Ajman(157)
  • Albania(72)
  • Algeria (24)
  • Andorra, French Administration (8)
  • Angola (18) I bought one
  • Anguilla (32)
  • Antigua and Barbuda (40)
  • Argentina (27)
  • Ascension Island (9)
  • Australia (48)  I need about 4
  • Austria (33) acquired 6/2018
  • WBahamas (17) making progress
  • Bahrain (11)
  • Barbados (27)
  • Barbuda (35)
  • Belgium (71) making progress
  • Berlin (21) acquired 11/2018
  • Bermuda (40) they are in the mail
  • Bhutan (105)
  • Biafra (4)
  • Bolivia (24)
  • Botswana (15)
  • Brazil (31)
  • British East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika) (16)
  • British Honduras (19) making progress
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (3)
  • British Virgin Islands (27)
  • Bulgaria (97)
  • Burundi (135)
  • Cabo Verde (3)
  • Cambodia (22) making progress
  • Cameroon (36)
  • Canada (70)
  • Canal Zone (1)
  • Cayman Islands (32) making progress
  • Central African Republic (26)
  • Ceylon (12)
  • Chad (51)
  • Chile (26)
  • China, People’s Republic (20)
  • Christmas Island (4) (purchased 2 out of 4)
  • Cinderellas (110)
  • Colombia (18) making progress
  • Comoros (9) making progress
  • Congo, Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) (40)
  • Congo, Republic (Brazzaville) (54)
  • Cook Islands (33)
  • Costa Rica (23) making progress
  • Cuba (107)
  • Cyprus (15) making progress
  • Czechoslovakia (78) making progress
  • Dahomey (39)
  • Denmark (18) making good progress
  • Dominica (26)
  • Dominican Republic (28)
  • Dubai (18)
  • Ecuador (34)
  • Egypt (43) They are in the mail
  • El Salvador (38)
  • Equatorial Guinea (7)
  • Ethiopia (27) making progress
  • Falkland Islands (9) acquired 9/2018
  • Federal Malay States (3)
  • Fiji (18) acquired 9/2018
  • Finland (19)
  • France (46) acquired 8/2018
  • French Colonies and Territories (19) making progress
  • French Polynesia (18)
  • French Territories in the Antarctic (4)
  • Fujairah (214)
  • Gabon (49)
  • Gambia (6) acquired 9/2018
  • Germany, Democratic Republic (DDR) (107) acquired 7/2018
  • Germany, Federal Republic (38) acquired 6/2018
  • Ghana (37)
  • Gibraltar (8) acquired 9/2018
  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands (14) the last ones are in the mail
  • Greece (39) acquired 7/2018 (I need #166-169)
  • Greenland (2) acquired at show 9/2018
  • Grenada (65) I have 4
  • Guatemala (19)
  • Guernsey (13) (I have #30-40, need #28,29)
  • Guinea (18) won hip stamp auction 12/2018
  • Guyana (16)
  • Haiti (51)
  • Honduras (14)
  • Hong Kong (7)
  • Hungary (83) acquired 10/2018
  • Iceland (16) acquired 6/2018
  • India (25)
  • Indonesia (33) I have 2
  • Iran (45) making progress
  • Iraq (67)
  • Ireland (18) acquired 9/2018 –3 commemoratives needed
  • Israel (40) acquired 6/2018
  • Italy (29) acquired 8/2018
  • Ivory Coast (22)
  • Jamaica (30)
  • Japan (45) making progress
  • Jersey (11) acquired 11/2018
  • Jordan (23)
  • Korea, North (44)
  • Korea, South (86)
  • Kuwait (41) I have 7
  • Laos (31) making progress
  • Lesotho (16)
  • Liberia (32)
  • Libya (26)
  • Liechtenstein (16) acquired 6/2018
  • Luxembourg (16)
  • Macau (1)
  • Madagascar (15)
  • Malawi (24)
  • Malaysia (16)
  • Maldives (22)
  • Mali (47)
  • Malta (23) making progress–last ones are in the mail.
  • Malta, Sovereign Military Order of (16)
  • Manama (113)
  • Mauritania (30)
  • Mauritius (14)
  • Mexico (23)
  • Monaco (39)
  • Mongolia (43)
  • Montserrat (19)
  • Morocco (17)
  • Mozambique (2)
  • Myanmar (Burma) (5)
  • Nepal (14)
  • Netherlands (29) acquired 8/2018
  • Netherlands Antilles (13)
  • New Caledonia (18)
  • New Hebrides (12) making progress in both French and English
  • New Zealand (26) acquired 1/2019
  • Nicaragua (31)
  • Niger (39)
  • Nigeria (18)
  • Niue (4)
  • Norfolk Island (11)
  • Northern Cyprus (2)
  • Norway (28)
  • Oman (12)
  • Pakistan (21)
  • Panama (32)
  • Papua New Guinea (22) (still need #305-310)
  • Paraguay (97)
  • Peru (43)
  • Philippines (40)
  • Pitcairn Islands (8) acquired 10/2018
  • Poland (78) acquired 6/2018 and 9/2018
  • Portugal (29) making progress
  • Portuguese Colonies and Territories in Africa (2)
  • Qatar (37)
  • Ras al Khaimah (157)
  • Rhodesia (19)
  • Romania (104)
  • Rwanda (74)
  • Ryukyu Islands (20) almost complete
  • Saint Helena (12)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (20)
  • Saint Lucia (29)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (16)
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines (33)
  • Samoa (23) need 325-328
  • San Marino (31) Acquired eBay 9/2018
  • São Tomé and Príncipe (6)
  • Saudi Arabia (23)
  • Senegal (32)
  • Seychelles (13) acquired from Amis stamps 9/2018
  • Sharjah (91)
  • Sierra Leone (10)
  • Singapore (18)
  • Solomon Islands (8) acquired 8/2018
  • Somalia (23)
  • South Africa (11)
  • South-West Africa (6)
  • Soviet Union, USSR (146)
  • Spain (59) acquired 6/2018
  • Spain, Colonies (9) acquired 9/2018
  • Sudan (6)
  • Suriname (24) making progress
  • Swaziland (4)
  • Sweden (82) acquired 10/2018
  • Switzerland (22)
  • Syria (55)
  • Taiwan (Republic of China) (47)
  • Thailand (25)
  • Timor (4)
  • Togo (79)
  • Tokelau (4) eBay 9/2018
  • Tonga (26)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (31) need 183-187
  • Tristan da Cunha (9)
  • Tunisia (17)
  • Turkey (47) making progress
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (17)
  • Uganda (5)
  • Umm al-Qaiwain (7)
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (32)
  • United States of America (46) acquired 7/2018
  • UNO Geneva (6) acquired 8/2018
  • UNO New York (15) acquired 8/2018
  • Upper Volta (41)  making progress
  • Uruguay (32)
  • Vatican City (21) eBay 9/201818
  • Venezuela (43)
  • Vietcong, National Liberation Front (12)
  • Vietnam (58)
  • Vietnam, South (19) Acquired 12/2018 Hip Stamp
  • Wallis and Futuna (1)
  • Yemen, Arab Republic (161)
  • Yemen, Kingdom (174)
  • Yemen, People’s Democratic Republic (20)
  • Yugoslavia (61) making progress
  • Zambia (10) making progress