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

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