Thursday, November 27, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2014

Code: NIG-2014-01
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus for the alert and images of this issue.

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2014


Code: GBI-2014-01
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Title: Lighthouses  -   Faróis
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert and images of this issue

DOUBTFUL - Tchad 2014

Code: TCH-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: Lighthouses and Shells of the world
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp.  Stamps also availables in blocks of pairs

Thanks Rob for the alert on this issue.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

20150202 - ALAND

Stamps from 2015

Code: ALA-2015-01
Release Date: February 02, 2015
Postal Authority: Posten Aland
Title: Sailing Ships
Format: 2 stamps
Currency: Mix - Euro and NVI (Non Value Indicator)
Sail Ship   LEO
Världen  (Worldwide)

Lighthouse: 2 possibilities:
- Stylized by the author of the painting or...
 -The only lighthouse of Aland that has the shape shown
on the stamp.

SÄLSKÄR    C-4466


Friday, November 21, 2014


UPDATED: November 19
New information about this stamp obtained directly from the stand of Saint Pierre et Miquelon Post Office in the last Philatelic Exhibition in Paris. 
The Pointe aux Canons stamp will be released in September 24, but in the year 2015,  not 2014.  It was an error in the publishing of the 2014 stamp programme.  
Bruno, the person who obtained this information and kindly shared with us, also got a preview image of the stamp for the next year. 

So, we have to wait, but the Pointe aux Canons stamp will be released.
Thanks to Klaus and Bruno for the info and the image.


UPDATED: September 26
No news about this issue coming from SPM.  The stamps are still listed in the 2014 program but beyond that, nothing indicates that these stamps were released.  I am starting to think about a delay or a cancellation.
Original Post
Code: SPM-2014-01
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Postal Authority: La poste SPM
Title: Lighthouses
Format: 2 stamps (in se-tenant?)
Printing Method:  Taille-douce !!!
Lighthouse: Pointe aux Canons

Thursday, November 20, 2014

20141118 - TUNISIA

Code: TUN-2014-01
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Postal Authority: La Poste Tunisienne
Title: Lighthouses of Tunisia - 2014
Format: 2 stamps
Currency: Tunisian Dinar - TND

900 ( 0.900 TND)
Lighthouse: Ra´s Taguerness (E-6332)

1350  (1.35 TND)
Lighthouse: Sidi Bou saïd / Ra´s Qatarjamah  (E-6412)

La Poste Tunisienne has released these stamps under the label of "Ordinaries". 4 stamps in 2013 and 2 in 2014.  So maybe next year we can expect that more values will be added to this set.

2013 + 2014 set of stamps

Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the information and images

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

20140901 - JAPAN

Code: JAP-2014-02
Release Date: September 01, 2014
Postal Authority: Japan Post
Title: 100th Anniversary of Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Format: Serie of 10 stamps issue in sheet
Sheet dimensions (mm): 93,5 x 222,50
Stamp dimensions (mm): 28 x 38,5
Design: Matsuzaki Takashi (landscape designer)  /  Akira Tamaki  /  Fukui Tsuneaki
Printing Process: Offset 6 colours
Currency: Yen - JPY
Face Value: 82 (local std letter up to 25g)
Quantity: 1.000.000 sheets

Stamp 3 of the serie
82 (JPY)
Stylized breakwater headlights at harbour entry

In the stamp number 8, there is also a posible breakwater headlight, but in this case it is more blurry.  I will stay with the stamp n.3

Thank you very much to Gary Toth for the alert on this issue.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

20150605 - NORWAY

*** No Image Yet ***
Release Date: June 05, 2015
Postal Authority: Posten
Title: Lighthouses
Format:  4 stamps in booklet
Thanks Klaus for the alert on these stamps.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

20140915 - St THOMAS and PRINCE

Code: STP-2014-02
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Title: Avenues from St.Thomas and Prince
Format: Serie of 8 stamps
Sheets of: 8 stamps (1  serie)
Currency: Dobra - STD

Stamp N. 8 of the serie
25000 (STD)
The building in light blue with vertical stripes in Red and White
Lighthouse: Santo Antonio do Principe - D 4155

This is the first stamp coming from Saint Thomas and Prince in this millenium that I want to have in my collection.
STP is always a candidate for me to the doubtful issues, but in this case I will let it pass.  I do not know if it is because differs in the format (it is not the classic bogus combo of Minisheet + Block) or because it contains real photos from the country. I do not know.  But I will list this in the regular section.
Also, who knows?  Maybe, with this kind of stamps, we are closer to a real issue about Lighthouses from STP in the future. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2014

Code: MDV-2014-01
Date: October 14, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this release

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014

Windmill Mûhlenbake Range Front (C 2670  -  Poland)

Code: TOG-2014-05
Date: August 30, 2014
Title: Windmills and Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Monday, October 27, 2014

LOOKING at 2015

Hello Friends:

The issuing programs for 2015 are starting to show up.  And luckily, some of them have lighthouses.

Releases from 2 countries will have lighthouses, but with no certain date of issue yet.
-Germany: Moritzburg and Lindau  (thanks Klaus for the info).
-Macau: 150th anniversary of Guia Lighthouse.
(More information about these stamps, when the issue date is known).

Today, I received the information of a third country.  Latvia will continue with the anual releases of "Latvijas bākas".  The date and info in the next entry.

We keep in touch.

20150821 - LATVIA

*** No Image Yet ***
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Latvija's Pasts
Title: Latvian Lighthouses - Salacgrīva
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.78
Lighthouse: Salacgrīva  (I presume that will be the Ex C-3586,  currently out of service)

Friday, October 24, 2014

UPDATE of 2013

Hello Friends:

It´s a very "slow" time of the year.   Nothing new is appearing.  So, I take this free time to update the list of the year 2013 with 2 issues that I had in waiting mode.   Nothing important.  Two First Day Covers. 

The PDF file of 2013 was also updated and you can download the 3.0 version or any previous year´s versions by clicking the link at the right bar of the blog.

We keep in touch

20131029 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2013-03
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: MARMARAY was once a dream, now it´s reality ! 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 78 x 72
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Quantity: 100.000
NO Lighthouse on the stamp, but ...
Kiz Kulesi (x 2) in the art of the
First Day Cover
and ...

Kiz Kulesi again in the Presentation Pack
or Portfolio


20131218 - UKRAINE

Code: UKR-2013-01
Release Date: December 18, 2013
Postal Authority: UkrPoshta
Title: Joint Issue Ukraine-Morocco - Ports
Format: 2 stamps (Se-tenant)
Sheets of: 16 stamps (8 series)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40,02 x 27,84
Perf: 11 1/2
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Printed by: SE "Integrated Printing Plant" Ukraine
Quantity: 98.000 series

NO Lighthouse on the stamps,  but...
Vorontsov Lighthouse on the First Day Cover
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

20141017 - ESTONIA

Code: EST-2014-01
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Postal Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses 2014 - Sõru Leading Light
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps (5 x 2)
Dimensions (mm): 27,5 x 33
Perforation: 13 3/4 x 14
Currency: Euro
Design: Roman Matkiewicz
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: AS Vaba Maa 

0.55 €
Service: Domestic Standard Letter up to 50g

Lighthouse: Sõru Lead.Light Rear (C 3721.1)

1.30 €
Service: International Standard Letter up to 50g
Worldwide (Outside Europe)

Lighthouse: Sõru Lead.Light Rear
First Day Cover
Maxi Card
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Friday, October 3, 2014

20141005 - CUBA


Code: CUB-2014-02
Release Date: October 05, 2014 (to be confirmed)
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: FAROS  (Lighthouses)
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 24 stamps
Currency: Cuban Peso - CUP

15 - Castillo del Morro (J-4857)
35 - Cayo Jutias (J-4828)
75 - Cayo Cruz del Padre - Hernán Cortes (J-4886)
85 - Morro Santiago de Cuba (J-5046)

3 of the 4 stamps of the serie depicts lighthouses previously shown in the release of 2010 (Jutias, Cruz del Padre, Morro Santiago de Cuba).  The other is Castillo del Morro, who appeared a million times in Cuban stamps.
Why this repetition?   I do not understand...  A wasted opportunity to show other lighthouses of the island.  I´m very disappointed with this.

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

20141106 - ALDERNEY

Code: ALD-2014-02
Release Date: November 06, 2014
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: Alderney What Christmas Means
Format: Serie of 7 stamps
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 36 x 25
Perforation: 13
Design: Alderney School Childrens
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Paper: 110gsm - No watermark - PVA Adhesive
Printed by: Lowe - Martin

Stamp N.2
41 (0.41 Pound)
Service: Std Letter up to 100g inside the Bailiwick

Lighthouse: Alderney

Stamp N.6
74 (0.74 Pound)
Service: Std Large Letter up to 100g to UK, IoM and Jersey

Lighthouse: Alderney

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

20140929 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2014-01
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Spring 2014 - Sea Lion and Sea Wolf
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 4 series (8 stamps)
Design: Daniel Pereyra (Architect)
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15.000 series

Full Sheet

Isla de Lobos Lighthouse

Thanks to DGStamps01,  seller from Delcampe for the images.
Visit his store clicking HERE

Monday, September 29, 2014

20141009 - JERSEY

Code: JER-2014-02
Release Date: October 09, 2014
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Jersey Oyster Fishing
Format: Set of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Design: Nick Parlett
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Printing by: Cartor

Stamp 6 of the serie

91 (0,91 Pounds)
Service: Large Letter to UK, IOM, Channel Islands up to 100g

Lighthouse: La Corbiere

Saturday, September 27, 2014

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome and Prince 2014

Code: STP-2014-01
Date: August 08, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Jaap for the alert on these issues