Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2017

Updated with Images and Info


Preview of the stamp

GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 18, 2017
Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Cap Blanc Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Design: Joël Lemaine
Printing Process:  Taille Douce
Gravure: André Lavergne
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer: 
Quantity: 50.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial:  
Service:  
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf:

Lighthouse: Cap Blanc
ALL: H-0328
Location: West of Miquelon Island - SPM




A gran merci to Eric Contesse and his blog: http://timbredujura.blogspot.com/ for the images.



Friday, December 2, 2016

SRI LANKA - 2016 (II)

Updated with new Images

No, this is not "that" issue of Lighthouses of Sri Lanka we are waiting for.




Images of the 3 Blocks added







GENERAL INFO:

Code: SRI-2016-02
Release Date: December 02, 2016
Authority: Department of Posts, Sri Lanka
Title: Unseen Sri Lanka
Format: Serie of 12 stamps and 3 Miniature Sheets
Presentation: Sheets of 12 (1 serie)
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer:
Quantity: 


Stamp 9 of 12

STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Queen´s Tower. Builded by the Dutchs during their occupation in Sri Lanka, this was a primitive form of lighthouse.

Wikipedia explanation: "... Fire was set at the bottom, wich creates a vacuum forcing air upwards and its light was passed through tower´s chimney-like tube to the top where sailors were able to see light from distance..."

Next, a better view of the tower in the illustration of the Block 2. We can see the door at the base of the tower, where the fire was lit.





Location: Delft (Neduntheevu) Island. North West of Sri Lanka



Stamp 11 of 12


STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Mannar Island
ALL: F-0884
Location: North of Mannar (Talaimannar) Island. North of Sri Lanka


Thanks Ravi, from Sri Lanka for the images

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

USA - 2017

Updated with the issue date


    
GENERAL INFO:

Code:  
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Postal Authority: USPS
Title: Andrew Wyeth     (1917 - 2009)
Format: Serie of 12 stamps
Presentation: Minisheet of 12 stamps (1 serie)
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer:
Quantity:



Stamp 6 of  12


Stamp Info:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: Forever
Service: First Class Mail up to 1 ounce
Painting  by:  Andrew Wyeth
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Tenants Harbor (*)
ALL:  
Location: Eastern coast of Southern Island, State of Maine, USA


(*) This lighthouse is inactive since 1933. The building and the island was bought in 1978 by Andrew Wyeth and until today is in hands of the family.

IRELAND - 2016 (II)

Updated with new Images and Information





GENERAL INFO:
Code: IRE-2016-02
Release Date: October 06, 2016
Authority: An Post
Title: Commissioners of Irish Lights
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation:
Sheets of 16 stamps (4 series)
Booklets of 4 panes with 1 set of stamp each pane (4 series total)
Design: Vermillion Design
Printing Process: Lithography Multicolour
Paper: Tullis Russell 102 gsm
Gum: PVA 
Security: Phosphor Tagging
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Quantity:

 Stamp 2 of 4


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Service:
Dimensions (mm): 45 x 28
Perf: 13,3 x 13,6
Lighthouse: Fanad Head
ALL: A-6168
Location: Arryhernabin, North of Ireland


Stamp 4 of 4


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Service:
Dimensions (mm): 45 x 28
Perf: 13,3 x 13,6
Lighthouse: Cromwell Point
ALL: A-6416
Location: Valentia Island, Kerry County, South West of Ireland


Also, a stylized lighthouse is present in all the stamps, and 4 stylized lighthouse as a colour proof in border of sheet.



ADDITIONAL MATERIAL 

First Day Cover with Rathlin O´Birne (A-6216)


First Day Cancellation



Cover of Booklet with Rathlin O´Birne Lighthouse (A-6216)


Booklet Pane with Rockabill Lighthouse (A-5904)



Booklet Pane with Fastnet (A-5702)


Thanks Klaus for the images.
Thanks Michael for the info and additional photos

MALTA - 2016

New Issue



GENERAL INFO

Code: MAT-2016-01
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Postal Authority: Malta Post
Title: Maritime Malta IV  - HMS Hastings 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 120 x 80
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 49 x 40.5
Perf: 14.2 x 14.2
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 3.59 (EUR)
Design: Maltapost P.L.C.
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security: Watermark Maltesse Crosses
Printer: 





Lighthouse: Ancient Lighthouse at Fort St.Elmo
ALL:  
Location: Valetta, Malta

The ancient tower can be see in this old photo:


And also in this stamp from 2001:



This post was under discussion for a while. Why?  Because the event depicted in the painting is happening in 1838.  And the lighthouse is believed that start the function in 1851 (13 years laters).  So, what happened? Is only a watch tower and not a lighthouse at that time?   Is a mistake of the author of the painting?  I decided to list this issue anyway. 

Thanks Reto for the alert and images
Thanks Jaap for the opinions

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TURKEY - 2016 (V)

New Release 



GENERAL INFO:

Code: TUR-2016-05
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Turkish Arts - Definitives
Format: 6 stamps
Presentation:
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: PTT Matbaasi / PTT Printing House
Currency:  Turkey Lira - TRY
Quantity: 



Stamp 1 of 6



Facial: 10 Kurus (0.10 TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Stamp 3 of 6


Facial: 1 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Stamp 6 of 6


Facial: 11 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Saturday, November 26, 2016

ISLE OF MAN - 2017


*** No Image Yet ***

Code: IOM-2017-01
Postal Authority: Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin
Release Date: January 19, 2017
Title: Hearts of Ellan Vannin
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps

Lighthouse: Peel (confirmed), maybe more.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

GUERNSEY - 2017


*** No Image Yet ***


Code:
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Title: Bailiwick Lighthouses - Post & Go
Format: Serie of 6 stamps


Any of you visiting Guernsey during 2017 ?    


Thanks Klaus for the info about this issue.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BARBADOS - 2016

New Issue





GENERAL INFO

Code: BAR-2016-01
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Postal Authority: Barbados Post Office
Title: 50 Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados 1966-2016
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer:
Quantity:



Stamp 6 of  6



Stamp Info:
Currency: Barbadian Dollar - BBD
Facial: $ 2.20 (BBD)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Painted in white with the top in green,  the old tower of Needhams Point.
ALL:  
Location: Needhams Point, south west of the island, in custody of the Hilton Barbados Resort.


Thanks to White Knight and the blog Commonwealth Stamps Opinion for the images.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Starting the 2017

Hello Friends:

I was waiting for the first image of a stamp with a lighthouse of 2017 to start posting issues of the next year.  That image saw the light today thanks to the United State Postal Service.  That issue and the other 3 programmed stamps of 2017 known until now are posted next.

We keep in touch
Carlos

LATVIA - 2017


*** No Image Yet ***


Code:
Release Date: 2017 - No certain date yet
Postal Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Unknown





GERMANY - 2017

*** No Image Yet ***

Code: 
Release Date: 2017 - No certain date yet
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 2 stamps

Lighthouses:
-Holtenau
-Bremerhaven UF



Thanks Klaus for the info about this serie

SRI LANKA - 2017

*** No Image Yet ***


.Based in this statement of the Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka of October 2016:


Dear Sir/Madam, we are really sorry to inform you that Lighthouses of Sri Lanka stamps will be issue in next year due to various reasons. please kindly keep in touch! and the date of issuing is still not fixed yet.
Best regards, Team Philatelic - Sri Lanka ...

Code:
Release Date: 2017 - No certain date yet
Postal Authority: Sri Lanka Post
Title:
Format: 4 stamps




Saturday, November 19, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Tchad 2016




Code: TCH-2016-01
Release Date: 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this item



Saturday, November 12, 2016

NEW CALEDONIA - 2016


Code: NCA-2016-01
Release Date: November 03, 2016
Philatelic Authority: OPT Nouvelle-Calédonie
Title: The Legendary "Paquebots" - Le Calédonien  1952-1977
Format: 1 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Currency: CFP Franc - XPF
Facial: 110 F - XPF
Dimension: 48 x 27
Design: Jean-Jacques Mahuteau
Printing Method: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 50.000


No lighthouse depicted on the stamp, but...


... Amédée in the First Day Cover



Lighthouse: Amédée
ALL: K-4802.01
Location: Amédée islet, 25km south of Noumea

Muchas Gracias Daniel, for the alert on this item.


Friday, November 11, 2016

HUNGARY - 2016

***  BREAKING NEWS ***


Yes, I believe that this deserve the title "Breaking News" based in the fact that it comes from Hungary, a country with almost none lighthouse stamps. The only 3  issued by Magyar Posta are from 1978 and 1980.  So 36 years later,   be this block very welcome. 

Code: HUN-2016-01
Release Date: November 08, 2016
Postal Authority: Magyar Posta Ltd
Title: Countries and Cities
Format: 1 stamp in Minisheet
Stamp dimensions (mm): 67.6 x 45.4
Block dimensions (mm): 135 x 83
Currency: Forint - HUF
Face Value: 600 - HUF
Service: Domestic priority letter up to 500g
Design: Zsolt Vidák
Printing Method: Offset
Paper: Gummed Stamp Paper
Printed by: ANY Biztonsági Niomda Nyrt
Quantity: 95.000

The graphic composition of the Minisheet depicts landmarks of differents capitals and big cities from Europe. The interesting for us is from Malta.



Lighthouse: Ricasoli 
ALL: E-2064
Location: East Breakwater of Valetta Grand Harbour


And a prediction... We will be seeing this lighthouse or his brother St.Elmo, next year.  And in an issue from a country that is not Malta too.


Monday, November 7, 2016

LATVIA - 2016 (II)

New Issue


Latvijas Pasts released this booklet. And like past issues of lighthouses from the last decade, it commemorates a philatelic exhibition. In this case is Sindelfingen, in Germany.  The design is exactly the same but the stamp looks different because it have 3 margins perforated and the other not, and the most important thing, it have other release date that the original stamp.  20 days later.

GENERAL INFO:
Code: LAT-2016-02
Release Date: October 27, 2016
Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses 2016 Oviši 
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Booklet of 4 stamps
Design: Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: Baltijas Banknote - Latvia
Quantity: 
  


STAMP INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.90
Service: STD Letter up to 50g to Europa
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Oviši 
ALL: C-3470
Location: 30 km North of Ventpils - West of Latvia


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, November 4, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Rep) 2016 (II)



Code: GUI-2016-02
Release Date: September 26, 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp



DOUBTFUL - Niger 2016 (III)



Code: NIG-2016-03
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on these issues




Monday, October 31, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2016 (III)



Code: SOL-2016-03
Release Date: September 01, 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp 

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2016



Code: MDG-2016-01
Release Date: 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this isse.



DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2016



Code: CAF-2016-01
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block of 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

JERSEY - 2016 (III)

Updated with Images and Info

Christmas and Lighthouses!  and thanks (who else) to Jersey.  They always combines all kind of things with La Corbiere (dogs, buses, horses, cars, war machine, etc.etc.)  In this oportunity we have Father Christmas with La Corbiere.






GENERAL INFO:
Code: JER-2016-03
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Father Christmas in Jersey
Format:  Serie of 8 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 10 with same denomination
Design: Andrew Farley
Printing Process:  Offset Lithography
Paper:  
Gum:  
Printer: Cartor
Quantity:




Stamp 1 of 8


Currency: Pound
Face Value: 43 (0.43 Pound)
Service: 
Dimensions: 40 x 30
Perforation: 
Lighthouse: La Corbiere
ALL: A-1620
Location: South West point of Jersey


Thanks to White Knight and his great blog about Commonwealth Stamps for the alert on this issue.

Commonwealth Stamp Opinion


Friday, October 28, 2016

CHINA - 2016 (II)

New Issue

BREAKING NEWS !!!

This was unexpected... China surprise us with this issue of 5 stamps. Like Russia and the crimean lighthouses, I find this serie very controversial. Why?  These 5 beautiful lighthouses are new, and were builded in the South China Sea. This zone and the mix of the Spratly (Nansha) Islands, reefs,  and artificial islands is in dispute between China, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.




GENERAL INFO:
Code: CHN-2016-02
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Authority: China Post
Title: Lighthouses of China
Format: Serie of 5 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: 
-Minisheet of 10 stamps (2 series)
-Sheets of 20 stamps (4 series)
Dimensions (mm):
-Minisheet: 196 x 155
-Sheets: 180 x 240
Design: Shi Yuan
Printing Process: Photogravure
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Beijin Stamp Factory
Quantity:



Stamp 1 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Huáyáng Jiao  /  Cuarteron Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 2 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Chigua Reef / Johnson South
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 3 of 5 


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Zhubi Jiao  /  Subi Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 4 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Yongshu Reef / Fiery Cross
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 5 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Meiji Reef / Mischief Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


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