Sunday, December 21, 2014


Code: SPM-2014-01
Release Date: December 27, 2014  (*)
Postal Authority: La poste SPM
Title: SPM - Liberated French Territory
Format: 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 48 x 27
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Currency: EUR - Euros
Facial: 0.76
Design: Eric Resseuier
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 60.000
Stamp on Stamp
Overprinted "NOEL 1941..." in BLACK
stamp from 1941

Base definitive stamp from 1938 depicting Pointe aux Canons

The black overprinted stamp depicted in this new stamp from SPM is a real treasure, with a high (very, very high) catalogue value,  and very difficult to find in the market.  If any of you are the happy owner of one of this, please send and image to share with us.
(*) I have 2 differents versions about the release date.  One in december (the one that I posted here) and other for January. I´ll keep you inform about any change.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

20150102 - DENMARK

Code: DEN-2015-01
Release Date: January 02, 2015
Postal Authority: Post Danmark
Title: Vadehavet National Park
Format: 3 stamps issued in sheets, coils and minisheets
Design: Post Danmark Frimærker
Gravure: Bertil Skov Jørgensen
Printing Process: Gravure and Offset
Currency: DKK - Danish Krone
-Sheep and Baby Seals stamps: 48000 each in sheets of 10
-Seabird stamp: 15.000 in coils of 100
-Minisheet: 54.000

Facial Value to confirm  (DKK 9.00  or 10.00)
Lighthouse: Blåvandshuk  (B-1848)

Thanks to Klaus, Jaap and Jesper Tveden for the help in identifying the tower in this stamp.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

20140915 - St THOMAS and PRINCE

*** Updated with new image ***

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. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

20151016 - ESTONIA

*** No Image Yet ***

Postal Authority:
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Title: Lighthouses 2015
Format: 1 stamp

20150604 - GERMANY

*** No Image Yet ***
Release Date: June 04, 2015
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses 2015
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
- Moritzburg
- Lindau
Thanks Klaus for the alert on these issues.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

20150716 - MACAU

*** No Image Yet ***
Release Date: July 16, 2015
Postal Authority: Macao Post
Title: 150th Anniversary of Guia Lighthouse

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Issue - 2014

Updated  December 07
After a week of receiving your opinions, this is the current situation of the poll. 

I do not identify the stamps in the graphic to avoid influence in future votes.

As you can see, we have 2 releases in dispute of the first place, and other 3 in pursuit of the third place.  Let me know your opinion, the poll closes on December 26.

Original Post:

ALDERNEY - February

ALDERNEY- November

BRAZIL - April

BRAZIL - December


CUBA - May

CUBA - October

ESTONIA - October

FAROES - April



ICELAND - September

ISLE of MAN - August

ISLE of MAN - September

JAPAN - April

JERSEY - September

JERSEY - October

LATVIA - September

MEXICO - April


TAIWAN - March

TUNISIA - November

UKRAINE - September

USA - July
Hello Friends:
Last month of the year. Although one always is hoping a surprise, apparently all is said and done regarding lighthouses stamps for 2014.
There was less stamps than last year.  We had 91 total issues in 2013, but until now only 56 in 2014.
The positive side of these numbers, is that our wallet is happy. 
So, let´s take these last days of the year to review the 2014 and make a list with the best issues.
The last week of the year, a Top 10 will be released.  As an incentive and thanks  (like last year), I will choose randomly among voters a winner to receive a surprise gift. It will be a set of lighthouse stamps issued this year.

I will need that you choose 5 issues. Please send to me your list to the mail here below written:
My vote for 2014 in decreasing order of importance is:
1 - Best issue:  South Africa
2 - Faroe
3 - Jersey (New Jersey issue)
4 - Taiwan
5 - Isle of Man (Dark Sky)
Let me know your opinion.

(*) The images are ilustrative. The selection is not limited to these issues only. All the 2014 stamps are elegibles.

Friday, December 5, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2014

Code: CAF-2014-02
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps anb Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Thursday, December 4, 2014

20141114 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2014-03
Release Date: November 14, 2014
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: 100 years of Turkish Cinema
Format:  1 stamp
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 1.25 (TRY)
Lighthouse: Artistic interpretation of Kiz Kulesi

Thanks Eckhard (Kruegermeyer) for the alert on this issue

Saturday, November 29, 2014

20141212 - BRAZIL

Code: BRA-2014-02
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Postal Authority: Brasil Correios
Title: Archipelago of Sao Pedro & Sao Paulo
Format: Block with 2 stamps
Block Dimensions (mm): 127 x 85
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 11,5 x 12
Design: Jamile Sallum – DEFIP
Photos: SECIRM and Tatiana S. Leite
Paper: Couche - Gummed
Currency: Real - BRL
Facial Value: 5 (2 x 2,50 BRL)
Service: International Letter up to 50g
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Casa da Moeda do Brasil
Quantity: 100.000 Blocks

2.50  (BRL)
Lighthouse: Penedos (Rocks) São Pedro e São Paulo

Friday, November 28, 2014

20150610 - CROATIA

*** No Image Yet ***
Release Date: June 10, 2015
Postal Authority: Hrvatska pošta
Title: Lighthouses 2015
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
- Daksa
- Grebeni
- St. Andrew
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

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