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

The rumor about the issue of FAROS from Cuba for 2014 is true. 
The first images of the stamps appeared this afternoon in the web and belong to a imperforate set.  This is the exception,  the normal stamps will be perforate.
A lot of things are still to be confirmed.  So, I will update this post  a lot of times in the future.

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.  (to be confirmed if a Minisheet of the serie is also released)
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.  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

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2014

Code: CAF-2014-01
Date: July 20, 2014
Title: Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Painting "Women at the well"
Stylized Lighthouse

Friday, September 26, 2014


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.
*** No Image Yet ***
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

Friday, September 12, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014

Code: TOG-2014-04
Date: June 30, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DOUBTFUL - GUINEA (Republic) 2014

Code: GUI-2014-01
Date: May 15, 2014
Title: Dogs
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Skaro (L 4628) - Iceland

Thanks Jaap for the alert and info

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

20140912 - LATVIA

Code: LAT-2014-01
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Postal Authority: Latvija's Pasts
Title: Latvian Lighthouses
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.71 (EUR)
Design: A.Ozola-Jaunaraja
Printed by: Baltijas Banknote, Latvia
Quantity: 50.000
Lighthouse: Ainažu

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

20140902 - UKRAINE


Code: UKR-2014-01
Release Date: September 02, 2014
Postal Authority: Ukr Poshta
Title: Beauty and Greatness of Ukraine  -  Odessa Region
Format:  1 stamp and 1 Block with 4 stamps
Single Stamp in Sheets of: 12 stamps (3 x 4)
Block Dimensions (mm): 128 x 100
Lighthouse stamps of block (mm): 57,42 x 45,24
Single Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40,5 x 30
Block Perforation: 11 1/2
Single Stamp Perforation: 14 x 14 1/2
Design: Arthur Samofalov
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Security: Details with luminesce under UV-light.
Printed by: SE “Integrated Printing Plant “Ukraina” for production of securities”
Block: 51.000
Stamp: 176.000

Single Stamp  “Monument to the seaman’s wife”
Full Sheet with a view of
Vorontsov Lighthouse (E 5082) on the corner

Stamp N.4 from the Block
5.70 (UAH - Hryvnia)
Lighthouse: Illichivsk South Mole (E 5071)
Maximun Card
Thanks Jaap and Klaus Kern for contact and information

Sunday, August 31, 2014

20140915 - JERSEY

*** UPDATED with Images and Information ***

Code: JER-2014-01
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: New Jersey 350 years
Format: Serie of 6 stamps, to be issued separatly and in Souvenir Sheetlet
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 32 x 32
Design: True North
Currency: Pounds
Printing Method: Offset Litho
Printed by: Lowe-Martin (Canada)

46 (0.46 Pound)
Service: Local Standard Letter up to 100g

Lighthouse: Barnegat (New Jersey-USA)

62 (0.62 Pound)
Service: Europa Letters up to 20g

Lighthouse: La Corbiere (JERSEY)

First Day Cover of the Souvenir Sheetlet

Presentation Pack of the Souvenir Sheetlet
Full Sheet 46p stamp

Full Sheet 62p stamp

And more items that deserve a mention: The Seymour Tower (daymark) (70 stamp) , and of course the Statue of Liberty (former lighthouse)
Thank you very much Jaap and Klaus Kern for the alert, images the information.

Friday, August 29, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014

Code: TOG-2014-03
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Title: Great Sailboats
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Stilized in Block

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2014

Code: MDG-2014-02
Release Date: 2014
Title: Cruises
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Monday, August 18, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2014

Code: DJI-2014-02
Release Date: 2014
Title: Phares  /  Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thursday, August 14, 2014

20140911 - ICELAND

*** UPDATED with new Rates and Information ***

Code: ICE-2014-01
Relase Date: September 11, 2014
Postal Authority: Pósturinn - Iceland Post
Title: Lighthouses IV

Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps same denomination
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Currency: Permanent Value
Design:  Örn Smári Gíslason
Photos: Friðrik Örn Hjaltested
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Paper: 196 gsm Self Adhesive
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Printing

B50g Domestic: 500.000
50g Outside Europe: 100.000

Service: Domestic Non Priority Mail
up to 50g (actual value: 125 ISK)

Lighthouse: Dyrhólaey

Service: Letter outside Europe
up to 50g (actual value: 240 ISK)

Lighthouse: Akranes

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

20140820 - SOUTH AFRICA

*** UPDATED with Images and Information ***


Code: SAF-2014-01
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Postal Authority: South African Post Office
Title: Lighthouses of South Africa
Format: Serie of 5 stamps issued in Minisheets
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 122 x 143
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 28,28 x 43,29
Design: JWS Longland
Paper and Gum: Self Adhesive 247gsm
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Colour: CMYK
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Quantity: 100.000 sheets
Currency: Permanent Value for Registered Small Letter


Cape Agulhas (D-6370)

Umhlangas Rock (D-6480)

Bird Island (D-6412)

Green Point (D-5900)

Robben Island (D-5870)

Outside the stamps
Slangkop Point
First Day Cover
Thanks Jaap and Ravindra for the alert.