Friday, February 5, 2016

ITA-2016-01 - ITALY

New Release



GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: February 13, 2016
Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Celebrations.  Carnival of Viareggio
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 45 stamps
Design:
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer:  I.P.Z.S. Spa (Rome)
Quantity: 800.000

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial:  0.95 (EUR)
Service:  Standard Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 

Perf: 




The design is based in an old promotional poster of 1931 of the carnival. 

The light is the original Viareggio lighthouse that not exists anymore. It was replaced by a modern tower.

Lighthouse:   Viareggio (old)
ALL: 
Location:  Viareggio, Toscana, ITALY


Old Postcard from the Klaus Hülse collection,
with a view of the original lighthouse depicted
in the new stamp.


Also exists label stamps from differents
years of the 1930 decade with the original
design





Thanks to VACCARI NEWS for the info and images
Thanks to Klaus for the image of the postcard and label

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

20151111 - ECUADOR

***  2015 Release ***
 

  
Code: ECU-2015-02
Release Date: November 11 and 13, 2015
Postal Authority: Correos del Ecuador
Title: All You Need is Ecuador
Format: Serie of 16 stamps
Presentation: 2 Booklets of 8 stamps each
Design: 
Printing Process: 
Paper:  Security Paper with Fluorescent inscriptions
Printed by:  Instituto Geográfico Militar (Quito)
Quantity: 16.000 Booklets (2 x 8000)


Stamp 6 of 16
 

 
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Facial: 0.75
Service: 
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Perf:
Lighthouse: A night view of the Faux Lighthouse of Santa Ana Hill in Guayaquil

Image courtesy of
 Andes.info.ec


 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

GBR-2016-01 - GREAT BRITAIN

Update with new Images


 

 GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: February 17, 2016
Authority: Royal Mail
Title: Post & Go - Quincentenary of Royal Mail
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
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The packet ship entering the English Channel toward Falmouth.
Lizard Lighthouse at the back.



 

 

 
 
 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

20151126 - CURACAO

***  2015 Release ***


 

Code: CUR-2015-01
Release Date: November 26, 2015
Postal Authority: CPost
Title: December Stamps
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 
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Stamp 3 of 6

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder - ANG
Facial: 119c (1.19 ANG)
Service: 
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Lighthouse: Klein Curacao (Little Curacao)
ALL: J-6399

Thanks Jaap for the info about this great find

Friday, January 29, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2015





Code: GBI-2015-03
Release Date: December 19, 2015
Title: The world of the Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Monday, January 25, 2016

KOR-2016-01 - KOREA South

New Release




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 GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: August 25, 2016
Authority: Korea Post
Title: Beautiful Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
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South Korea (at difference of the brothers of the North) have a very little history of lighthouse stamps. This is a very interesting issue to wait for this year.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

General Info: Money... Money... Money...

 
Coming from Russia.   New commemorative banknote of 100 rubles.  It is a limited edition of 20 millions copies. The design is dedicated to Crimea. The front (left image) with the Swallow´s nest castle in Yalta. And the back (right image) with a collage of Sevastopol. The main image is the Monument to Sunken Ships. But the interesting part for us is this:
 
Khersonesskiy Lighthouse
E-5308 
 
This is a lighthouse that we saw before in stamps:
From the Soviet Union in 1982

From Ukraine in 2010



BONUS:

It is an old design,  but the 2016 version of Chicken Rock 10pence coin from Isle of Man is available now.








 

Friday, January 22, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2015




Code: TOG-2015-02
Release Date: December 30, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 2 stamps

Monday, January 18, 2016

IRE-2016-01 - IRELAND

New Release



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 GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 06, 2016
Authority: An Post
Title: Commissioner of Irish Lights
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation: 
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The Irish stamp programme for 2016 saw the light.  And for october it is programmed this issue: "Commissioner of Irish Lights".  I assume that at least one lighthouse will be present in these stamps.
And please, take a look at this great initiative of the Commissioner that mix lighthouses and tourism. 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

NET-2016-01 - NETHERLANDS

Update

There isn´t two without three. Volendam has a lighthouse in it!  Now we have all the minisheets of this issue with lighthouses.   See the info added at the bottom of the post.

Fishing Places:   URK

Fishing Places: Volendam
Fishing Places: Zoutkamp
GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: February 01, 2016
Authority: Post NL
Title: Beautiful Netherland: Fishing Places
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Presentation: Minisheets of 5 stamps with same design
Design:
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Normal
Gum: Synthetic
Security: Phosphor Tagging
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Printings (Haarlem)
Quantity: 60.000 minisheets for each design


 
ITEMS with LIGHTHOUSES
Urk Stamp
STAMP INFO:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: 1
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 20.8 x 25.3
Perf: 14 1/2
Lighthouse: Urk
ALL:
Location: Town of Urk in Flevoland Province - Netherlands
 
 
Zoutkamp Stamp
 
STAMP INFO:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: 1
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 20.8 x 25.3
Perf: 14 1/2
Lighthouse: Replica of the ancient Zoutkamp lighthouse closed in 1945
ALL:
Location: Town of Zoutkamp in Groningen Province - Netherlands
 
 

Also in the Zoutkamp minisheet a waterway mark in the form of  this red tower.
 
 
INFO ADDED
 
Volendam Minisheet
Outside the stamp
 

Lighthouse: Volendam. White with red roof,  located over the old fish auction house. Helps with the entry to the Volendam harbour.
ALL:
Location: Town of Volendam. North Holland Province - Netherlands
 
 
  
 
 
 
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue and great job with the Volendam find.

Friday, January 15, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic - 2015


 
Code: CAF-2015-04
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Title: Sea Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps + Block of 1 stamp
 
 

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic - 2015



 
Code: CAF-2015-03
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps+ Block of 1 stamp
 
 
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Monday, January 11, 2016

NOR-2016-01 - NORWAY

New Release


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 GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 01, 2016
Authority: Posten
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation:  Booklet
Design: Inger Sandved Anfinsen
Printing Process: 
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STAMP 1  INFO:
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ALL:
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STAMP  2  INFO:
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

MAU-2016-01 - MACAU

New Release
 
 


GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: March 14, 2016
Authority: Macao Post
Title: 325th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Public Security Police Force            
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
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Block Info:

Currency:  Patacas - MOP
Facial:  12.00 (MOP)
Service: 
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The emblems of the different Public Security Forces of Macau are depicted at the bottom of the Block.  The sixth from the left represents the Police Department. The Guia Lighthouse is in it.
 
 
 
Lighthouse:  Guia
ALL: F-3416
Location:  Fortress of Guia, Macau.



Friday, January 8, 2016

No CROATIA

Hello:
 
A serie that was with us the last years, saw the end in 2015.   The croatian stamps of lighthouses that started in 2007 are not presents in the programme of 2016.   It was a very nice run.  Thanks to Hrvatska pošta for these 9 years of lighthouse stamps.

We keep in touch
Carlos




Thursday, January 7, 2016

SPM-2016-01 - SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON

New Release


Stamp Preview
 

GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 07, 2016
Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Pointe-Plate Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: 
Design: Joël Lemaine
Printing Process:  Taille Douce
Gravure: Elsa Catelin
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer: 
Quantity: 55.000




STAMP INFO:

Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial:  0.80
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  48 x 27
Perf: 
Lighthouse:  Pointe-Plate
ALL: H-0330
Location: West of Langlade Island (South of Miquelón) - SPM

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

EST-2016-01 - ESTONIA

New Release



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GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 27, 2016
Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: 
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STAMP INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
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Lighthouse:  Virtsu
ALL: C-3632
Location:  1 km South West of City / Harbour of Virtsu. ESTONIA




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

20151109 - BRAZIL

***  2015 Release ***
 
 

Code: BRA-2015-01
Release Date: November 09, 2015
Postal Authority: Correios
Title: The Water Circuit - Minas Gerais
Format: Serie of 10 stamps
Sheets of: 30 stamps (3 series)
Design: Jean Paulo Lopes
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Gummed Chalky
Printed by: Brasilian Mint
Quantity: 1.800.000 stamps (180.000 series)



Currency: Permanent Value - 1º Porte Carta Comercial
Service: First Rate Domestic Commercial Post
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 11 1/2 x 12
Lighthouse: FAUX
Location: Lambari,  Mina Gerais State in Brazil


Well,  it is not completely faux. It has a light, but it serves as a touristic spot more than a navigation aid.

It was restored last october.






Sunday, January 3, 2016

GER-2016-01 - GERMANY

New Release



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 GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: July 07, 2016
Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation: 
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STAMP 1  INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.45
Service: Local Postcard
Dimensions (mm): 
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Lighthouse:  Staberhuk
ALL: C-1286
Location: 3 km Southeast of Staberdorf. Fehmarn Island. GERMANY


 
 
 
STAMP  2  INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.70
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 
Lighthouse:  Kampen
ALL: B-1740
Location: City of Kampen. Sylt Island. GERMANY
 
 
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

LAT-2016-01 - LATVIA

New Release


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GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 07, 2016
Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: 
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STAMP INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.90
Service: STD Letter up to 50g to Europa
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 
Lighthouse: 
ALL:
Location: 


 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Friends and Readers of this blog, I wish you all a great 2016. 


Faros Argentinos III
Sc   2377b
 

Saludos!
Carlos.

Monday, December 28, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Mali 2015


 
 
 
 
Code: MAI-2015-01
Release Date: 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thursday, December 24, 2015

BEST STAMPS with LIGHTHOUSES - YEAR 2015

 
Hello:


And here are the results for this year.  I received 32 votes of what you think that were the best 10 issues in 2015.  Points were assigned according to the position, and the sum of all, returns us this list.   A surprise?  Yes,  I believe that the winner is a surprise.  I liked the stamp but I didn't think that could be so high.
 
Happy Holidays to all.
We keep in touch.
Carlos.

 


1st Place
(289 points)
 

New Caledonia
 



2nd Place
(280 points)
 
Norway
 



 3rd Place
(202 points)
 
Germany


4 -(195 points)
Morocco
5 -(183 points)

Jersey (Autumn)
6 -(150 points)

Australia
7 -(120 points)

Saint Pierre et Miquelon
8 -(118 points)
Canada
9 -(105 points)

Portugal
10(99 points)
Latvia