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

**  We have the first  images of  how this stamp will be **
The style is the same that the serie 2003/2010 apparently

More info soon

Release Date: September 12, 2014
Postal Authority: Latvija's Pasts
Title: Lighthouses
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.85 (EUR)
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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

20140808 - GREECE

Code: GRE-2014-01
Release Date: August 08, 2014
Postal Authority: Helenic Post
Title: Tourism 2014
Format: Serie of 3 stamps.  Issued in Booklets of 10 stamps with the same design
Currency: Permanent Value
Service: Standard Mail Overseas lowest weight

Ágios Nikólaos (E-4744)
RHODES - Greece

This stamp is issued in a booklet of 10

Original cover of booklet "Visit Rhodes"

Hellenic Post personalizes the cover of the booklets.  You will find these stamps in booklets with different covers. A tool of marketing for hotels and other companies related with tourism.

Thank you very much Krugermeyer for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

20140822 - MONACO

Code: MON-2014-01
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Philatelic Authority: Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste - Monaco
Title: Grande Bourse 2014
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40,85
Design: Creaphil
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 50.000
Currency: Euro
Facial: 0.59
Service: Ecopli (Economic Letter) up to 20g local and France
La Grande Bourse (Great Exchange) is a meeting that brings together dealers and collectors in the fields of numismatic and cartophilia. If you plans to visit Monaco in december,  take note of this date: December 7 in the  "Espace Léo Ferré. 
One of the items that describes this meeting in the stamp is what appears to be an old postcard.  Its a view of the harbour with one of the now extinct jetty lights.
Jetée du North   (Ex  E-0842) - MONACO

And for a better view, here it is an almost identical postcard


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2014

Code: MDG-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 3 stamps

DOUBTFUL - Benin 2014

Code: BEN-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: The tallest lighthouses in the world
Format: Minisheet with 2 stamps

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2014

Code: DJI-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: 70 Anniv of the liberation of Leningrad
Format: Minisheet with 5 stamps
Lighthouse: Rostral Column (Upper right corner)

Friday, August 1, 2014

20140901 - ISLE of MAN

Code: IOM-2014-03
Release Date: September 01, 2014
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: Dark Sky Discovery
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 62,2 x 31,1
Perf: 14
Currency: Pound
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Texts: Howard Parkin BSc FRAS
Photos: Ron Strathdee,Glenn Whorrall
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours plus metallic
Paper: 110 gms PVA Gummed
Printed by: BDT

Stamp N. 4
230p  (2.30 pounds)
Service: Large Letter SIGNED FOR IoM, UK and Channel Islands
101 to 250 gr

Lighthouse: Langness (A-4762)


Another astonishing view of Langness

Links: IOM Stamps Web Site


Saturday, July 26, 2014

20140918 - GREAT BRITAIN

Both images are from the FIRST DAY COVER
Parts of the First Day Cancellation in black can be seen
in the corners of the stamps

Code: GBR-2014-01
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: Seaside Architecture
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Minisheet of 4 stamps
Currency: Pound
Design: Why Not Associates
Photos: Lee Mawdsley
Printed by: ISP (Stamps) - Enschede (Minisheet)

Stamp 4 of the serie
97 (0.97 Pound)
Service: International Mail Europe up to 20g or
World outside Europe up to 10g

Lighthouse: Southwold (A-2272)
Stamp 3 of the Minisheet
1.28 Pound
Service: International Letter outside Europe up to 20g

Faux Lighthouse
Ride of the amusement park installed on the pier
named "Helter Skelter"

What appear to be the First Day Cover of the Minisheet shows another lighthouse in the design...

St.Mary´s Lighthouse (Ex A-2748)

Thank you very much Jürgen ( for the information.