Thursday, April 28, 2016

USA - 2016

Update with new Images

This is the Pane with the full set of 16 stamps + a center label about the Anniv of the National Park Service.

Code: USA-2016-01
Release Date: June 02, 2016
Authority: USPS
Title: 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service         
Format: Set of 16 stamps
Presentation: Sheet of 16 stamps (1 serie) + center label
Printing Process: 

Stamp 4 of 16

Stamp Info:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: Forever
Service: First Class Mail up to 1 ounce
Photo by:  David Muench
Dimensions (mm): 

Lighthouse: Bass Harbor Head Light
ALL:  J-0054
Location: Acadia National Park.  State of Maine.  USA

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TAIWAN - 2016

New Release


Code: TWN-2016-01
Release Date: May 05, 2016
Authority: Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd
Title: South China Sea Peace Initiative of the Republic of China
Format: 4 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 20 stamps (5 series)
Design: Delta Design Corporation
Printing Process: Colourful Offset
Paper: Phosphorescent
Printed by: China Color Printing Co.Ltd


Facial: 9 (TWD)
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 12 1/2
Lighthouse: Taiping Island
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Monday, April 25, 2016


Update - Images now availables


Code: GUE-2016-01
Release Date: May 25, 2016
Authority: Guernsey Post
Title: SEPAC - Seasons      
Format: 4 stamps
Design: Bridget Yabsley
Photos: Chris George
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked
Gum: PVA Adhesive
Printed by: Lowe Martin

Winter Stamp

Facial: 70 (0.70 GBP)
Service: Standar Letter up to 20g to Rest of the World (beyond Europe)
Dimensions (mm): 30.5 x 40
Perf: 13.3
Lighthouse: Castle Breakwater / Saint Peter Port Harbour Lighthouse
ALL: A-1560
Location: St.Peter Port - GUERNSEY

Thanks Reto for the alert on this issue

Saturday, April 23, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Benin 2015

***  2015 Release ***

Code: BEN-2015-02
Release Date: 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

The new version of the 2015 PDF File including this release and others that could appear will be available in June of 2016.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

URUGUAY - 2016

New Release 



Code: URU-2016-01
Release Date: April 20, 2016
Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: 8th Latin American Congress of Blind
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Design: Alejandro Muntz
Printing Process:
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 10.000 Blocks


Currency: UYU (Uruguayan Peso)
Facial: $ 20 (UYU)
Dimensions (mm):
Lighthouse: Stylized lighthouse in the logo of the local blind union, the UNCU (Uruguayan National Union of Blind).
And a better view of the logo in the First Day Cancellation

Friday, April 15, 2016

General Info: Cancel from Switzerland

It is very rare to find ítems with lighthouses coming from Switzerland.  This year we can add one to our collection.  This First Day Cancel depicts a stylized lighthouse and belong to the issue "75 years of the Swiss Merchant Fleet" with date March 03, 2016.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this ítem.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

TURKEY - 2016

New Release 


Code: TUR-2016-01
Release Date: April 14, 2016
Authority: PTT
Title: 13th Islamic Summit      
Format: 1 stamp + 1 Block
Printing Process: 
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 36 x 52
Stamps: 100.000
Blocks: 6.000

Block Info:
Dimensions (mm): 
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.  This is the best picture that I found. It is imposible to zoom in.  But look closer and you will find it between the iconic buildings of Istanbul.  (A hint... under the bridge, right)
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY
A better view of Maiden´s Tower in the First Day Cover.

Friday, April 8, 2016

GENARAL INFO: Daymark from Netherlands

Minisheet from the Netherlands about Birds of Griend Island. 10 stamps with borders.  One of them with a distant view of Kaap Griend Daymark. To be released April 25.
Thanks Jaap for the info.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

MADEIRA - 2016

New Release 


Code: MAD-2016-01
Release Date: April 07, 2016
Authority: CTT
Title: Madeira - Christmas and New Year Festivities        
Format: Set of 4 stamps and 2 Blocks with 2 stamps each
Presentation: Singles stamps in sheets of 50
Design: Atelier Design& etc
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: FSC 110/gm2
Stamp Dimensions: 40 x 30.6
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Printer: Cartor
    Stamps: 0,47: 125.000   0,75: 155.000
                 0,80: 110.000   1,00: 155.000
    Blocks: 40.000 each

Block of New Year Festivities
Block Info:
Dimensions (mm):  125 x 95
Perf:  13 + Cross of Christ

Lighthouse: Funchal Breakwater under the fireworks
ALL:  D-2738
Location: Funchal - Madeira Island

Fresh Photo of the Funchal Breakwater.  Do you remember that this site was closed for vacations a few days ago?  Well,  this is where I was on vacation.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

SRI LANKA - 2016

Hello friends.  Back on line with this interesting information coming from Sri Lanka.   Programmed for June (with no exact day yet) set of 4 stamps about Lighthouses of Sri Lanka. 

Which lighthouses will they choose for these set of stamps?  Dondra,  Colombo, Both Basses Reef, Galle, ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Closed for Vacations

Hello friends and readers of this blog:

Yes!  Vacations!  No new entries for the next days.

See you in April,


Saturday, March 12, 2016


New Release 


Code: NET-2016-02
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Authority: Post NL
Title: Postcrossing           
Format: Set of 10 stamps
Presentation:  Sheets with 1 serie
Design: Reinier Hamel
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Regular
Gum: Synthetic
Security: With Phosphor Print
Printer: Cartor Security Printings (France)
Quantity: 156.000 Sheets


Stamp Info:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: 1  - International
Service: International STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 36 x 25
Perf: 14 1/2
Lighthouse: Marken
Location: Eastern point of Marken Island, in the Markermeer lake.
Thanks Jaap for the alert and info about this issue. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2016

Code: MDV-2016-01
Release Date: January 18, 2016 (*)
Title: 2015 - International Year of Light
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
(*) The "stamps" were printed with the year 2015,  and the topic of the issue is "2015 - Int Year of Light"  but the Philatelic Agency  (Stamperija) that represents the Maldives declares that the release is in January 18 of 2016.
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2015

*** 2015 Release ***

Code: MOZ-2015-03
Release Date: August 15, 2015
Title: Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

The new version of the 2015 PDF File including this release and others that could appear will be available in June of 2016.

Friday, February 26, 2016

JAPAN - 2016

New Release 

Code: JAP-2016-01
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Authority: Japan Post
Title: G7 Summit 2016 - ISE SHIMA                  
Format: Set of 10 stamps
Presentation:  Minisheets with 1 serie
Dimensions (mm): 140 x 222,5
Design: Tamaki Akira
Printing Process: Offset 6 colours
Printer: Joh. Enschedé
Quantity: 1.400.000 Minisheets


Stamp Info:
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 35,5 x 28
Lighthouse: Daio Saki
ALL: M-6036
Location: South East of Shima Peninsula, Mie Prefecture, JAPAN


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2015 PDF File - Now Available

Hello Friends.

It is available now the 2015 PDF File with the issues of that year.
The file is free and you can download it from here:

It´s a free hosting service. If you have any problem to download the file from there, you can send me a mail to   and I will send you a copy. Just put in the subjet "2015 File". No need to write something else.

I hope that this will be useful to you.

We keep in touch.

Monday, February 22, 2016

MACAU - 2016

New Release 


Code: MAU-2016-02
Release Date: May 18, 2016
Authority: Macao Post
Title: Museums and their Collections V – Maritime Museum                    
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Printing Process: 

Block Info:
Currency:  Patacas - MOP
Facial:  12.00 (MOP)
Dimensions (mm):  

I do not know what is this part of the block.  A painting or some art work of the museum perhaps? ...
... But I know what it represents. The Lighthouse and the Chapel of Our Lady of Guia.

Photo Courtesy of       Turismo y Faros
Lighthouse:  Guia
ALL: F-3416
Location:  Fortress of Guia, Macau.

Friday, February 19, 2016

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome & Prince 2015


*** 2015 Release ***

Code: STP-2015-03
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Title: Lighthouses / Farois
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2016

... and with this release,  we open the 2016 season of Doubtful issues.  Is good to remember that I list these stamps here only to inform.  I do not promote the collecting of these items.  I do not have them in my collection and I do not waste money in it.
And apparently Djibouti is a new client starting this year, of the lithuanian based philatelic agency Stamperija.   So,  expects a flood of lighthouse stamps from this country in the months to come.

Code: DJB-2016-01
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Friday, February 12, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2015

 *** 2015 Release ***

Code: SLE-2015-01
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Title: African Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

20151218 - PHILIPPINES

*** 2015 Release ***


Code:  PHI-2015-01
Release Date: December 18, 2015 
Coming from:  PHLPost
Title:  20 Anniv of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Format:  1 stamp
Sheets of: 40 stamps
Design:  Rodine Teodoro
Printing Method:  Offset 4 colours
Paper: Imported
Security: Unwatermarked
Printed by: Amstar Company, Inc.
Quantity:  101.000
Currency:  Philippine Peso - PHP
Facial:  15 (PHP)
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 30
Perf: 14
Lighthouse:  The ruins of the ancient Cabo Engaño Lighthouse. And also the actual light mounted over the old tower (F-2732)


Monday, February 8, 2016

General Info: Updated the 2014 PDF file

Hello Friends:
The 2014 PDF File with all the issues of that year was updated.  One release was added (Tuvalu - SURFING ) .  Click the next link to download the last version (3.0) or click in the right panel (PDF Files sections):

NSWL2014 V 3.0

I postponed one or two weeks the release of the 2015 PDF because I am still adding new discoveries from the last year.  For instance, do not miss tomorrow a beautiful stamp coming from Asia of the last december.

Friday, February 5, 2016

ITA-2016-01 - ITALY

New Release


Release Date: February 13, 2016
Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Celebrations.  Carnival of Viareggio
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 45 stamps
Printing Process: 
Printer:  I.P.Z.S. Spa (Rome)
Quantity: 800.000

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial:  0.95 (EUR)
Service:  Standard Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 


The design is based in an old promotional poster of 1931 of the carnival. 

The light is the original Viareggio lighthouse that not exists anymore. It was replaced by a modern tower.

Lighthouse:   Viareggio (old)
Location:  Viareggio, Toscana, ITALY

Old Postcard from the Klaus Hülse collection,
with a view of the original lighthouse depicted
in the new stamp.

Also exists label stamps from differents
years of the 1930 decade with the original

Thanks to VACCARI NEWS for the info and images
Thanks to Klaus for the image of the postcard and label