Thursday, September 3, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2015

Code: SOL-2015-02
Date: June 26, 2015
Title: Seashells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

20150916 - GREAT BRITAIN

Info and Image added
Code: GBR-2015-02
Release Date: September 16, 2015
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: POST & GO - Sea Travel
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Design Osborne Ross
Illustration Andy Tuohy 

Printing Process: Gravure
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 56 x 25

Perf: Kiss die-cut Simulated 
Security: Phosphor Bars
Gum: Self-adhesive
Printed by: International Security Printers 
Dover Stamp
South Foreland Lighthouse
Thanks to  for the images

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2015


Code: SOL-2015-01
Date: June 20, 2015
Title: Australian Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

General Info: Minisheet from Tunisia

A few days ago, La Poste Tunisienne surprised us with this minisheet.  5 stamps with designs of the 2013 and 2014 lighthouses issues, but with new face value.  Also outside of the regular program of issues.   I publish this ítem here under the General Info label until I get more info.
Thanks Jaap for the alert.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

20150911 - FINLAND

Confirmed and Updated with images and info

Code: FIN-2015-01
Release Date: September 11, 2015
Postal Authority: Posti
Title: Animal Town
Format: Minisheet with 6 stamps
Design: Lotta Nieminen

Stylized Lighthouse in the Minisheet
Outside the stamps

Friday, August 21, 2015

General Info: Update on German Cancels - August / September

Date: August 25 - 27, 2015 
City: Nebel
Lighthouse: Amrum


Date: September 05, 2015
City: Emden
Lightship: Amrumbank

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Final look of the stamp

Code: SPM-2015-02
Release Date: September 26, 2015
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: La pointe aux canons
Format: 1 stamp
Dimensions: 48 x 27
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Design: Laure Rabottin
Printing Method: Taille-douce
Gravure: Marie-Noëlle Goffin
Currency: Euro - EUR
Face Value: € 0.76  (EUR)
Service: Standard Letter 20grs to France
Lighthouse: Pointe aux Canons

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

20150815 - BULGARIA

Code: BUL-2015-01
Release Date: August 15, 2015
Postal Authority: Bulgarian Posts
Title: Bulgarian Regions, South-Eastern Bulgaria
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 85 x 115
Design: Ivan Gazdov
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 15000 Minisheets
Stamp 1 of 1
Currency: Lev - BGN
Facial: 0.65 (BGN)
Dimensions (mm): 29 x 39
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4
This stamp shows the St. Anastasia Island. The view is from the north, and the first building is the Sveta Anastasiya (Anastasia) Lighthouse (N-4980).
Minisheet image courtesy of  "Stamps of Bulgaria".  Web-Site about bulgarian stamps created by Ivan Shishkov. Thank you very much. Visit his site  CLICKING HERE

Sunday, August 16, 2015

20150821 - LATVIA

Code: LAT-2015-01
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Latvija's Pasts
Title: Latvian Lighthouses - Salacgrīva
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.78
Design: Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja
Printed by: Baltijas Banknote (Latvia)
Lighthouse: Salacgrīva  (Ex C-3586)
Fantastic First Day Cover and Cancel

Friday, July 31, 2015

20150812 - ITALY

Code: ITA-2015-02
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Postal Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Natural and Landscape Heritage - Parks, Gardens and Botanical Gardens
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 28 stamps same design
Paper: 90g/m2 - White - Neutro - No Fluorescent
Gum: Self Adhesive
Design: Giustina Milite
Printing Process: Rotogravure 6 colours
Printed by: IPZS SpA (Rome)
Quantity: 800.000 series
Stamp 4 of 4
Currency: EUR - Euros
Facial: 0,95
Dimensions (mm): 48 x 40
Perf: 11
Service: Prioritaire Letter up to 20g to Europe and countries bordering the Mediterranean
Lighthouse: Asinara  (alternatives names: Porta della Scorno, Cape Caprara)
ALL: E-1130
Country: Italy
First Day Cancellation
Same design that the stamp

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2015

Code: NIG-2015-03
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus ( and Jaap for the alert

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

20150602 - JAPAN

The serie from Japan "60 Anniversary of Enforcement of Autonomy Law" gave us thru the last years a lot of material to work with. This year can´t be the exception, although it is particularly difficult to identify.


Code:  JAP-2015-01
Release Date:  June 02, 2015
Coming from:  Japan Post
Title:  60 Anniversary of Enforcement of the Autonomy Law - TOKUSHIMA
Format: Set of 5 stamps in Minisheet
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 93.5 x 175
Design:  Tomohiro Maruyama
Printing Method:  Rotogravure 6 colours
Printed by:
Quantity:  800.000 minisheets
Stamp 5 of 5 
Currency:  Yen - JPY
Facial:  82 (JPY)
Service:  Local Std Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm):  28 x 33,5
All:  M-5578.8
Country: Japan

Hiwasa ko North Breakwater painted in red.
The South Breakwater is not visible in the stamp

Next,  an image from Google Earth of Ohama Beach and the lights at the back.  Click over for a better view.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

20150722 - GUERNSEY



Code:  GUE-2015-01
Release Date: July 22, 2015 
Coming from:  Guernsey Post
Title:  Sark 450 Years as a Fief to the Crown
Format:  Serie of 5 stamps and Block with 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design:  Nick Shewring
Printing Method:  Offset Litho
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked PVA
Printed by: Lowe Martin

Sheet of 10

Stamp 2 of 5 
Currency:  Pound
Facial:  57p  (0.57 Pound)
Service:  Bailiwick Large Letter up to 100g
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 28
Perf: 13.3

This stamp depicts a dark period of Sark Island. Around the XV century the island was populated by pirates and outlaws mostly.
A common practice in stormy nights of these pirates was lure lost ships direct to the surrounding rocks using lighting beacons or bonfires.   A leading light to a wreck.

A stamp that describes a similar procedure came from Norfolk Island in 2010.

Issue listed in the PDF File from 2010

But in that case the purpose was exactly the opposite. Women and children lighting bonfires to show the men  and their whaler ships the safe way home at night.

Friday, July 10, 2015

20151109 - JERSEY

Here are the winners of Jersey Post`s Design a Stamp competition. 10 designs to be released in november 2015.  La Corbiere will be present in at least 2 of them.  More data in the next months.

Jersey Post Press Release

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

20150722 - ALDERNEY


Code: ALD-2015-02
Release Date: July 22, 2015
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post
Title: Alderney Forts
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design: Mark Totty
Photos: Martin Batt
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: 120gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Printed by: BDT International

Where is the Lighthouse?
Border of the 6 full sheets of the serie
Also on the cover of the Presentation Pack

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2015

Code: MDV-2015-02
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Title: Ocean Shapes - Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert.

Monday, July 6, 2015

General Info: Coins from Australia

Two differents designs of coins will be issue together with the lighthouse stamps.  One design coming from the Perth Mint, and the other from the Royal Australian Mint.
Perth Mint

Royal Australian Mint

These 2 coins have their respective PNC (Philatelic and Numismatic Cover), a first day cover + coin.

Cover of the Perth Mint PNC
Inside the Perth PNC
Cover of the Royal Australian Mint PNC
Inside the Royal Australian Mint PNC

Sunday, July 5, 2015

General Info: Update on German Cancels - July 2015

Date: July 04
City: Büsum
Lighthouse: Büsum - B1606

Date: July 05
City: Balje
Lighthouse: Balje in his 111 Anniversary (born in 1904, but inactive since 1979)

Date: July 17
Shipmail during the Heiligenhafen Port Festival
Lighthouses: Lightship FS Fehmarnbelt and Heiligenhafen (C 1328)
Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the images

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2015

Code: TOG-2015-01
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert