Welcome to the unique web
site dedicated to worldwide joint stamp issues.
This website is based on the previous website of the former
Society of Joint Stamp Issues Collectors IPS JSIC that
Joint Stamp Issues Society
Joint stamp issues are stamps
released by two or more postal administrations at the occasion
of a common event or anniversary and that are characterized
either by a common design or the same date of issue or both.
As the number of issues of
this type has been growing almost exponentially in the past
years, and also, as more and more stamps collectors are interested
in this new type of collection, it appeared realistic to create
a space for collection and exchange of information about Joint
Stamp Issues. This web site will provide free access to all
this information with the hope that more collectors around
the world will join, but above all help to provide the latest
data on this topic.
Membership is free
and if you want to join just drop
your e-mail address
(by adding your address, or at least your town and country of residence, you can facilitate contacts within a same region). You will be informed at regular intervals
(not more than three or four times a year) about major changes
on this web site and more specific information on new products.
more than 250 collectors representing
25 different countries are presently "virtual members" of our society
and we have now more than 19,500 friends from 120 different countries
In fact a member is only an
individual who has expressed his interest in joint issues,
wants to be informed regularly on this topic and under certain
circumstances could provide some information from his local
environment on joint issues. He will remain a "virtual" member.
On the contrary to the former
IPS-JSIC created in 1997 and that had official by-laws as
well as an identified physical address, this association will
work as a "virtual" International Philatelic Society. Collectors
are spread all over the world and meet physically only at
a local level on the basis of personal mail exchanges. Information about Joint Stamp Issues is made accessible for free through this site.
The previously published Quarterly Report "Joint Stamp Issues" from the former Society
journal [ISSN 1712-8390 (Print) ISSN 1712-8404 (Online)] that
had reached the Number 39 in November 2007 is also now available as a pdf on line. The information that was available
in this journal becomes now available at (irregular) intervals
through the News Page
of this site.
The content of this site will
mainly depend on the information sent by all stamp collectors.
However we intend to keep it as exhaustive as possible. Due
to the huge amount of work required to go back in the past,
at this stage the information that is available corresponds
to the data gathered during the 10 years of existence of the
So, in this site you will find
- A chronological list of illustrated
new joint issues with detailed information (past 15 years)
- A list of upcoming joint issues (2013-2014)
- the detailed classification
system used throughout all documents and the definitions
used in all sections
- links to sites of interest related
to joint stamp issues (this one still needs to be seriously updated)
- the FAQ about joint issues
- the list of Society publications (still not complete)
- and we will continue publishing the archives of the society
Not yet everything was made
available as the amount of information is huge, but this should
be completed within the next months/years. In particular we will add
- reports on specific country joint issues
- special articles about specific pairs of joint issues
- the full text quarterly reports "Joint Stamp Issues" journals
as pdf files
- full texts from other authors if we get the authorization
We also intend to make available
in the near future
- the list of full addresses of members who agree to have
it published (it favours exchange between specialists) - a
written agreement to publish your address will be necessary
but a simple mail will be sufficient also to be removed from
- an advertisement section for exchange of material between
Material that has no real
interest anymore because part of history such as all the paperwork
related to the former IPS-JSIC (meetings, by-laws, …)
will be found in the Archives section (now under construction).
Printed work continues to be available.
- the most recent catalogue on joint stamp issues (2006, 736
pages, 3,400+ illustrations). For more details click here or contact RZ
- the catalogue updates I (2007), II (2008), III (2009), IV (2010), V (2011), VI (2012), VII (2013) and VIII (2014).
The new Catalogue Update VIII - 2014 is now available.
In March 2014, the eigth
update to the catalogue was published (corresponding to
all stamps issued during 2013). The next update is scheduled for February 2015. When ready, all members will be informed
about the publication in due time, another reason to become
a "virtual" member.
And if you are interested
in buying some joint stamp issues you can take a look at a
selection by consulting the most recent list made available
by Richard Zimmermann.
For more details click here.
Finally do not miss links to special sites created by our
I hope you will enjoy collecting Joint Stamp Issues
With my warmest regards
Richard Zimmermann (March 2014)
you want to exchange information about joint stamp issues
with other collectors, join the mailing list by dropping your name, postal address (or at least town and country) and e-mail in the webmaster mailbox!