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By Topic – May 2021

Apr 30, 2021, 1 PM
South Korea issued a se-tenant pair of stamps Dec. 1, 2020, for the Year of the Ox in 2021. This pair is listed in three categories in the May By Topic Listing: Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, Land Mammals (under Fauna), and Holograms & 3-D.

The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the May 17, 2021 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

Antarctic & Arctic

Japan (4459c); Maldive Islands (3937, 3947, 4052, 4067, 4076, 4091)

Architecture

Andorra (French) (828, 830); Belarus (1185, 1201, 1206, 1207a, 1207b); Bosnia & Herzegovina (831, 831c); Canada (3274, 3274a); China (People’s Republic) (4710a, 4740-4744, 4745, 4760, 4761); Czech Republic (3850); Germany (3195a); Italy (3644, 3651d, 3652); Japan (4429, 4447, 4460b, 4460d, 4461c); Kosovo (447); Lebanon (827); Maldive Islands (3942c, 3942d, 3970, 3985a, 3985b, 3987, 3993, 3994, 4031, 4032a, 4039, 4050d, 4058b, 4058c, 4061, 4065, 4086, 4087, 4089, 4101, 4104); Mauritius (1205); Mexico (3184); New Zealand (2957e); Palau (1454, 1457); Paraguay (3094, 3095); Peru (1976); Portugal (4259b, 4264, 4269-4271, 4279); Portugal (Azores) (613, 615, 616-619); Portugal (Madeira) (388); Romania (6419, 6463-6464, 6463a-6464a, 6464b, 6469-6470, 6469a-6470a, 6470b, 6490-6496, 6490a-6495a, 6495b, 6498, 6498a, 6499); Russia (8220, 8223); Surinam (1600-1601); Uruguay (2715, 2716, 2717, 2719a)

Bridges

China (People’s Republic) (4740, 4745c, 4745e); Japan (4447, 4448a, 4448e, 4448f, 4448g, 4448h, 4448m, 4448aa, 4448ai, 4448am, 4448ar, 4448bc); Maldive Islands (3959d, 3969, 4039, 4082d); Portugal (4262, 4271); Uruguay (2717)

Castles

Andorra (French) (828); Czech Republic (3854); Germany (3194); Maldive Islands (4034d); Portugal (Madeira) (383)

Lighthouses

Maldive Islands (3946, 3947, 3948, 3949, 3950, 3951, 3952, 3953, 3954, 3955, 3958, 3968, 4080, 4095); Uruguay (2717)

Windmills

China (People’s Republic) (4745d); Uruguay (2717g, 2717j)

Art

Japan (4443-4447, 4448, 4449e, 4450e); Paraguay (3118); Romania (6469-6470, 6469a-6470a, 6470b); Slovakia (864)

Caricatures, Cartoon Art & Comic Strips

Germany (3192-3193); Portugal (4252-4258)

Paintings

Belarus (1204-1207, 1207a, 1207b); Bosnia & Herzegovina (834); Czech Republic (3850, 3851-3852); Italy (3651); Japan (4449-4450, 4452, 4453); Maldive Islands (3956-3975, 4049, 4050, 4064, 4065, 4082, 4097); Palau (1452-1453)

Pottery, Ceramics & Other Media

Japan (4441, 4449a, 4450a); Korea (South) (2576); Portugal (4249); Portugal (Azores) (611); Slovakia (865-867)

Sculpture & Statues

Belarus (1185); China (People’s Republic) (4754-4758, 4763); Czech Republic (3848); Italy (3644); Japan (4456c); Maldive Islands (3942d, 3953, 3978c, 3980d, 3985a, 3985d, 3987, 4017, 4032d, 4036); Paraguay (3123); Portugal (4279); Romania (6412, 6419, 6495b, 6496); Slovakia (868)

Aviation

Airplanes, Gliders & Helicopters

Belarus (1201); China (People’s Republic) (4710a, 4745b); Maldive Islands (3943, 3953, 3988, 3994, 4018c, 4046, 4048b, 4048d, 4061, 4063, 4103); Norway (1897a); Paraguay (3098, 3120, 3124a); Peru (1976); Portugal (4269-4271); Portugal (Azores) (615a); Romania (6409-6412, 6409a-6411a, 6409b-6411b); Russia (8218)

Zeppelins, Airships & Balloons

Maldive Islands (3944, 3954, 4088, 4103); Romania (6410, 6410a, 6410b, 6412)

Parachutes

Norway (1897a)

Bicycles

China (People’s Republic) (4745d, 4745e); Uruguay (2717h)

Black Americans

Maldive Islands (4075, 4087, 4102)

Children

Canada (3273, 3274a); China (People’s Republic) (4745a, 4764); Japan (4427, 4431, 4437, 4442c, 4442i, 4442j, 4448m, 4448aa, 4449d, 4451a); Kosovo (447); Macao (1623); Maldive Islands (3961c, 3971, 3975, 3979, 3984d, 3985a, 3988, 3993, 4031, 4034b, 4035, 4036c, 4036d, 4039, 4040, 4043, 4044, 4049); Mexico (3189-3190); Paraguay (3119b, 3123); Slovakia (864)

Coins & Currency

Portugal (4243-4247)

Endangered Species

Maldive Islands (4079, 4094); Romania (6459-6462, 6459a-6462a); Russia (8224)

Europa

Bosnia & Herzegovina (831, 831c); Italy (3647-3648); Portugal (Azores) (603-604, 610, 614-615); Portugal (Madeira) (373-374, 380, 382, 383, 384-385)

Explorers

Maldive Islands (3937, 3947)

Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

Andorra (French) (830); Czech Republic (3841); Germany (3194); Italy (3651b); Japan (4368, 4452-4455); Korea (South) (2582, 2582c); Macao (1622-1623); Maldive Islands (3972, 4042); Portugal (4243); Portugal (Azores) (614-615)

Famous People

Maldive Islands Emmanuel Macron (4074), Mohandas K. Gandhi (4086, 4101)

Royalty

Maldive Islands (3979, 3988, 4030, 4031, 4034, 4038, 4039, 4042, 4087, 4102); Portugal (4245, 4268); Romania (6463, 6463a, 6464b, 6471-6474, 6471a-6474a, 6499)

            Royalty: Princess Diana

Maldive Islands (3979d, 3988)

Fauna

Land Mammals

Belarus (1181, 1182, 1183c, 1187, 1199a); Canada (3275-3280, 3280a); Czech Republic (3850); Japan (4368, 4432-4433, 4448bb, 4452-4455, 4456c, 4458-4459, 4461d, 4461e, 4461g, 4461h, 4462); Korea (South) (2582, 2582c, 2583); Macao (1622-1623); Maldive Islands (3957c, 3961, 3965a, 3977, 3998, 4007, 4076, 4079, 4086c, 4091); Portugal (4265); Portugal (Azores) (619); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385); Russia (8220, 8222); Slovakia (864); Uruguay (2717)

Land Mammals: Bats

Maldive Islands (3986, 3995)

Land Mammals: Cats

Japan (4432c, 4440, 4458a); Maldive Islands (3961, 3971, 3972, 4030d, 4038, 4042, 4051, 4066); Paraguay (3100); Romania (6499); Russia (8224); Slovakia (864)

Land Mammals: Dogs

Japan (4439, 4448a, 4458e); Maldive Islands (3937b, 3947, 3956, 3966, 3980, 3989, 4052, 4067, 4082c); Mexico (3190)

Land Mammals: Elephants

Japan (4459a)

Land Mammals: Horses

Canada (3273, 3274a); China (People’s Republic) (4761, 4762); Italy (3648); Japan (4448f, 4448i, 4448o, 4448t, 4448w, 4448x, 4448an, 4448ao, 4448ap, 4448as, 4448ba, 4462j); Kazakhstan (934); Maldive Islands (3962, 3972); Portugal (4242, 4258, 4271, 4279, 4280, 4281); Portugal (Azores) (604, 615, 619); Portugal (Madeira) (374, 385, 389); Romania (6499); Uruguay (2717)

Sea Mammals

Maldive Islands (3999, 4008, 4094); Portugal (4243)

Sea Mammals: Whales

Portugal (Azores) (612, 613); Uruguay (2717)

Birds

Bangladesh (919); Belarus (1183, 1183c, 1199, 1199c, 1200); Bosnia & Herzegovina (831, 831c); China (People’s Republic) (4760, 4763); Czech Republic (3850, 3854); Japan (4432d, 4434, 4441, 4443, 4448n, 4449e, 4449g, 4450j, 4458b, 4458h, 4459e, 4459g, 4461i, 4461j, 4462f, 4464f); Maldive Islands (3944b, 3957, 3963, 3967, 3973, 3977, 3996-3997, 4044, 4053, 4054, 4068, 4069, 4077, 4092, 4093, 4095, 4102); Mexico (3195); Paraguay (3119b, 3121); Portugal (4265, 4269); Portugal (Azores) (603-604, 617); Portugal (Madeira) (373-374); Romania (6455-6458, 6455a-6458a, 6465-6468, 6465a-6468a, 6489, 6495b, 6499); Russia (8220); Surinam (1603); Uruguay (2717, 2722)

Insects

Belarus (1188, 1189, 1190, 1192, 1193, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1199a, 1203); Germany (3193); Japan (4451b); Maldive Islands (3965a, 3975, 4000, 4009); Portugal (4273-4276)

Insects: Butterflies & Moths

Belarus (1194, 1198, 1199a, 1200); Czech Republic (3845-3847); Japan (4450f); Maldive Islands (4003, 4012); Palau (1447-1448)

Fish & Fishing

China (People’s Republic) (4762); Japan (4450d, 4456c, 4457d, 4457g, 4457g, 4462a, 4462b, 4462c, 4462d); Maldive Islands (3976, 3977, 4004, 4013, 4055, 4056, 4070, 4071, 4078d, 4084, 4094, 4099); Portugal (4259a); Surinam (1602); Uruguay (2717e)

Fish & Fishing: Marine Life

Maldive Islands (3999, 4004, 4008, 4013, 4070, 4078c, 4099); Portugal (4259a)

Fish & Fishing: Shells

Belarus (1186, 1199a); Japan (4457e); Maldive Islands (4005, 4011, 4014)

Reptiles & Amphibians

Belarus (1184); Maldive Islands (3957c, 3965a, 4001, 4010, 4057, 4072, 4078a, 4078b, 4093, 4094); Mexico (3195); Norfolk Island (1162-1163, 1163a); Romania (6479-6482, 6479a-6482a); Uruguay (2717i)

Other Terrestrial Life

Belarus (1191, 1199a); Bosnia & Herzegovina (833); Mexico (3184); Palau (1451)

Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Animals

Maldive Islands (4085, 4100)

Fire Fighting

Maldive Islands (4048c, 4063, 4084, 4096)

Flags

Italy (3649); Lebanon (827); Korea (South) (2551); Maldive Islands (3941a, 3945c, 3960a, 3960b, 3970, 3979, 3988, 3994, 4023, 4025, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4039, 4040, 4042, 4048a, 4058, 4060, 4073, 4075, 4086, 4087d, 4089, 4104); Mauritius (1205); Mexico (3195); New Zealand (2957); Paraguay (3094, 3095, 3120, 3122); Portugal (4271, 4278, 4279); Portugal (Azores) (617, 619); Romania (6490, 6490a, 6491, 6491a, 6492, 6492a, 6493, 6493a, 6494, 6494a, 6495b, 6496); Uruguay (2715, 2722)

Flora

Japan (4389, 4449g, 4460b, 4460d, 4460e, 4461, 4463); Macao (1622); Maldive Islands (4044, 4065); Portugal (4274, 4276); Portugal (Azores) (603-604)

Flowers

Belarus (1186, 1187, 1193, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1199a, 1200, 1206, 1207a, 1207b); Germany (3193, 3195a); Japan (4328, 4368, 4432-4433, 4439, 4440, 4442, 4443, 4444, 4449a, 4449e, 4449g, 4449j, 4450a, 4450j, 4454, 4455, 4456d, 4458f, 4458g, 4462, 4465-4466); Korea (South) (2552); Kosovo (438); Macao (1622a, 1623); Maldive Islands (3964, 3965a, 3974, 3976, 3980d, 4000, 4003, 4009, 4012, 4031d, 4039, 4050b, 4065, 4086d, 4092, 4102); Palau (1447-1448); Paraguay (3097a, 3122); Portugal (4238-4239, 4242); Portugal (Azores) (611, 616, 618, 619); Portugal (Madeira) (374, 381, 384-385); Romania (6360-6365, 6360a-6365a, 6459, 6459a, 6461, 6461a, 6462, 6462a, 6487, 6487a, 6487b); Slovakia (864); Uruguay (2722)

Flowers: Orchids

Maldive Islands (3964d, 4006, 4015); Romania (6451-6454, 6451a-6454a, 6460, 6460a)

Flowers: Roses

Japan (4440a, 4465)

Fruits, Vegetables & Food Crops

Andorra (French) (830); Belarus (1186-1199, 1199a, 1200, 1217); Israel (2279); Italy (3646); Japan (4442, 4456b, 4456e, 4456i, 4457); Maldive Islands (3983a, 4065); Palau (1449-1450); Portugal (4238-4239, 4273, 4275); Portugal (Azores) (609, 618); Portugal (Madeira) (379); Slovakia (864); Uruguay (2717)

Gastronomy and Prepared Foods

Italy (3646); Japan (4456-4457); Portugal (4238-4239); Portugal (Azores) (616, 618); United States (5569-5572, 5572b); Uruguay (2717g, 2717j)

Gems, Minerals & Jewelry

Maldive Islands (4005, 4014, 4102); Palau (1452-1453); Uruguay (2717a)

Heraldry & Coats of Arms

Belarus (1185, 1202); Maldive Islands (4030d, 4032a, 4038, 4042); Portugal (4279, 4280); Romania (6499)

Holograms & 3-D

Czech Republic (3848b); Korea (South) (2582a, 2582c)

Judaica

Israel (2280); Slovakia (868); Surinam (1601a)

Maps & Globes

Bosnia & Herzegovina (831c); Canada (3273-3274, 3274a); Cape Verde (1025-1026); China (People’s Republic) (4744); Italy (3647-3648); Macedonia (RA177); Maldive Islands (3990, 4035a); Mexico (3180-3181, 3184); Palau (1451c); Paraguay (3094a, 3098, 3116, 3120, 3122, 3123, 3124); Peru (1976); Portugal (4259, 4261-4262, 4279); Romania (6409, 6409a, 6412, 6499); Uruguay (2717)

Masks

Bosnia & Herzegovina (833); China (People’s Republic) (4710); Mexico (3184); Palau (1451)

Military

Belarus (1201, 1214, 1216a); China (People’s Republic) (4710a, 4763); Germany (3195a); Maldive Islands (3960a, 3960b, 3962c, 3970, 3979b, 3985, 3988, 3992, 3994, 4035b, 4043, 4059, 4064, 4074); Palau (1451a); Portugal (4269-4271, 4277-4279, 4280); Russia (8218)

Motor Vehicles

Belarus (1208-1216, 1216a); China (People’s Republic) (4710b, 4745e, 4763); Italy (3652); Maldive Islands (4048d, 4063, 4084, 4096); Paraguay (3124b); Portugal (4266); Portugal (Azores) (615); Portugal (Madeira) (385)

Automobiles

Andorra (French) (829); China (People’s Republic) (4745a); Czech Republic (3849, 3849a); Italy (3652); Maldive Islands (3945, 3955, 3982, 3991, 4030c, 4048a, 4048b, 4063); Portugal (4260); Portugal (Madeira) (382); Uruguay (2717)

Motorcycles

Maldive Islands (4048); Palau (1457)

Mushrooms

Belarus (1183c); Bosnia & Herzegovina (828); Maldive Islands (3936, 3946, 3965, 3975, 4002, 4011)

Nobel Prize

Germany (3195, 3195a); Maldive Islands (3936, 3940, 3946, 3950, 3952, 3984, 3993, 4032, 4033, 4040, 4041)

Performing Arts

Dance

Maldive Islands (4040); Uruguay (2717, 2718)

Music

Belarus (1200); Germany (3194); Japan (4449c, 4450i, 4463-4464); Korea (South) (2582c); Maldive Islands (3978, 3987, 4042); Mexico (3194); Norway (1802B); Portugal (4240-4242); Portugal (Azores) (610); Portugal (Madeira) (380); Romania (6449-6450, 6449a-6450a, 6450b, 6483-6489, 6483a-6488a, 6483b-6488b); Uruguay (2717, 2718, 2719b)

Music: Rock Stars: Elvis

Palau (1454-1457)

Movies, Television & Stars

Czech Republic (3848); Italy (3645); Kazakhstan (934, 935); Maldive Islands (3938b, 3938c, 3948, 3983, 3992, 4030, 4038, 4087, 4102); Portugal (4252-4258); Slovakia (868)

Philately

Maldive Islands (3976, 3996-3997); Romania (6409-6412, 6409a-6411a, 6409b-6411b); Slovakia (864)

Railroads

Italy (3652); Maldive Islands (3959, 3969, 4039, 4058, 4073, 4089, 4104)

Red Cross

Macedonia (RA176, RA177); Maldive Islands (4048d, 4063); Paraguay (3124)

Religion

Andorra (French) (828); Belarus (1202, 1218); China (People’s Republic) (4754-4758); Czech Republic (3853); Italy (3644, 3651c, 3651d); Lebanon (827); Maldive Islands (3984, 3993, 4032b, 4049a); Palau (1452d); Portugal (4242, 4269); Portugal (Azores) (616-619); Russia (8220, 8223); Surinam (1600a)

Christmas

Czech Republic (3850); Mexico (3189-3190); Paraguay (3097, 3119); Slovakia (863, 863a)

Popes

Romania (6419)

Science & Technology

China (People’s Republic) (4745b); Israel (2279); Maldive Islands (3936-3955, 4033, 4041); Portugal (4281b); Russia (8218); Uruguay (2717)

Archaeology

Lebanon (827); Portugal (4248-4251); Slovakia (865, 866)

Astronomy

Maldive Islands (3989, 4019, 4020, 4026, 4027)

Computers & Mathematics

China (People’s Republic) (4710a, 4745c); Japan (4427, 4428, 4431); Maldive Islands (4041); Portugal (4280b)

Earth Science & Earth Features

Japan (4433b, 4445, 4446, 4447, 4448k, 4448n, 4448q, 4449f, 4450e); Korea (South) (2584); Maldive Islands (3938, 3948, 4075, 4097); Norfolk Island (1163a); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385)

Earth Sciences & Earth Features: Waterfalls

Uruguay (2717c)

Medicine

Belarus (1184); China (People’s Republic) (4746-4747); Japan (4435); Macedonia (RA176, RA177); Maldive Islands (3965a, 4064); Paraguay (3116, 3124); Portugal (4280); Uruguay (2716, 2721)

Medicine: COVID-19 Pandemic

Bosnia & Herzegovina (833); China (People’s Republic) (4710); Mexico (3184); Palau (1451); Portugal (4263, 4264, 4265, 4266, 4267)

Scouting

Bangladesh (919); Maldive Islands (4035, 4043)

Service Organizations (Intl.)

Japan (4434-4438); Maldive Islands (4036, 4044)

Ships & Watercraft

Canada (3274, 3274a); China (People’s Republic) (4745e, 4760); Italy (3646); Japan (4445, 4447, 4448b, 4448c, 4448d, 4448j, 4448q, 4448r, 4448s, 4448ac, 4448ae, 4448af, 4448ag, 4448aq, 4448ar); Maldive Islands (3937d, 3938, 3947, 3948, 3957d, 3958a, 3958b, 3960, 3969, 3970, 3994, 4048c, 4059, 4074, 4080, 4082d, 4095, 4097); New Zealand (2953-2956, 2956a, 2957); Portugal (4279); Portugal (Azores) (612, 615a); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385); Uruguay (2714, 2717)

Space

China (People’s Republic) (4759); Israel (2281); Korea (South) (2584); Maldive Islands (3936-3955, 3980, 3981, 3989, 3990, 4016-4029); Mexico (3195); Romania (6410, 6410a, 6410b, 6412)

Sports

Maldive Islands (3945, 3982, 3991, 4047, 4062, 4083, 4090, 4098, 4105); New Zealand (2953-2956, 2956a, 2957); Uruguay (2717, 2719c)

Golf

Maldive Islands (4060, 4075)

Olympics

Italy (3649)

Stamps On Stamps

Czech Republic (3840-3841); Maldive Islands (3942b); Mexico (3184); Paraguay (3100); Portugal (4263, 4265); Portugal (Azores) (614-615); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385)

Telecommunications

Japan (4430); Maldive Islands (3939, 3949); Portugal (4259)

Textiles

Maldive Islands (4101); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385)

Native Costumes

China (People’s Republic) (4746-4747); Japan (4427, 4446, 4447, 4448, 4449c, 4449e, 4450c, 4450j, 4463c, 4463h, 4464b, 4464e); Maldive Islands (3962b, 4035c, 4040); Paraguay (3123); Portugal (Azores) (610, 615, 617); Romania (6475-6478, 6475a-6478a); Uruguay (2703, 2722)

Toys & Games

Belarus (1200); Japan (4432-4433, 4452, 4453, 4462f, 4462h, 4462j); Maldive Islands (3966, 4039); Portugal (Madeira) (382)

Chess

Maldive Islands (4037, 4045)

United Nations

Belarus (1217); Portugal (4261-4262)

Wine

Portugal (Madeira) (384-385); Uruguay (2717f)

Women

Belarus (1204-1207, 1207a, 1207b); Canada (3273-3274, 3274a); China (People’s Republic) (4710a, 4745a, 4764); Germany (3195a); Italy (3644, 3651d); Japan (4427, 4428, 4430, 4431, 4437, 4442, 4448f, 4448g, 4448m, 4448t, 4448u, 4448aj, 4448ak, 4448ay, 4448bc, 4449c, 4449d, 4449h, 4449i, 4450c, 4450g, 4450i, 4463h); Kazakhstan (934); Kosovo (447); Maldive Islands (3943b, 3953, 3956d, 3959d, 3972, 3978c, 3979c, 3979d, 3980b, 3983c, 3983d, 3984, 3985d, 3988, 3993, 4030, 4031a, 4031d, 4032c, 4034, 4035d, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4042, 4045, 4049, 4082a, 4102); Mexico (3184); Palau (1452-1453); Paraguay (3118, 3123); Portugal (4240-4242, 4254, 4358, 4260, 4263, 4267, 4268, 4280); Portugal (Azores) (612, 613, 615, 616, 618); Portugal (Madeira) (384-385); Romania (6471-6474, 6471a-6474a, 6475-6478, 6475a-6478a, 6496, 6499); Slovakia (868); Uruguay (2700A, 2703, 2717, 2718, 2719c, 2721, 2722)

Writers & Literature

Belarus (1218); Bosnia & Herzegovina (832); Germany (3192-3193); Japan (4462); Kazakhstan (930); Portugal (4272)

Journalism

Romania (6499)

Addendum

Unaccompanied minors, such as Uruguay (2659d), will only appear in By Topic listings that differ from those of the original stamps.

 


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