Tuesday, October 16, 2018

LATVIA - 2018


Code: LAT-2018-01
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018 - Ragaciems
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Design: Arta Ozola-Jaunaräja
Printing Process:
Printed by:
Quantity: 150.000 stamps

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.64 (EUR)
Service: Postcard A-Class to Europe
Dimensions (mm):

Lighthouse: Ragaciems
ALL: C-3502
Location: Ragaciems, Engure Region, Gulf of Riga

Extra Material

Fisrt Day Cover and Cancel

Saturday, September 29, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Rep) 2018 (III)

The printer at Stamperija working at full steam...

Code: GUI-2018-03
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp`

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2018 (III)

Code: NIG-2018-03
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2018 (II)

Code: MOZ-2018-02
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Title: Lighthouses:
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Monday, September 24, 2018

ISLE of MAN - 2018 (II)


Release Date: October 18, 2018
Postal Authority: Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin 
Title: Isle of Man Lighthouses 200
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 20 stamps same design
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Images: Duke Aerial Productions
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper: 110 gm/s
Gum: PVA
Printed by: Cartor


Stamps 1 and 2
Point of Ayre group of Lighthouses

Currency: Pound
Facial and Service:
-52p (0.52 pounds) Std Letter to IOM and UK up to 100g
-1.53 (pounds) Std Letter to Europe up to 60g
Dimensions (mm): 60 x 30
Perf: 14

ALL: A-4720
Location: North of Isle of Man

Stamps 3 and 4
Calf of Man old group of Lighthouses

Currency: Pound
Facial and Service:
-2.60 (pounds) Large Letters to IOM, UK and Channel Islands up to 750g
-3.10 (pounds) Packets to IOM, UK and Channel Islands up to 500g
Dimensions (mm): 60 x 30
Perf: 14

Location: Calf of Man island, South of Isle of Man

A little disappointed with this release.  The images of Point of Ayre lighthouses are OK, but the pictures chosen for Calf of Man do not make justice to the beauty of the group of lighthouses. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018



Code: AZE-2018-01
Release Date: June 05, 2018
Postal Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: BMX Bicycle World Championships, Baku 2018
Format: 1 stamp
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by:

Currency: Manat - AZN
Facial: 0.6 (AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 52 x 30
Perf: 13 x 13 1/2

Top Right corner of the stamp

Lighthouse: Qiz Qalasi in the logo of the championship

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



Final Look

Code: SPM-2018-02
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Lighthouse of L'Ile-aux-Marins
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 25 stamps
Design: Klervia DESBOIS
Gravure: André LAVERGNE
Printing Process: Taille-Douce
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 40.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.95 (EUR)
Service: Prioritaire Letter to France, Monaco and Andorra up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30

-Ile-aux-Marins (front) (Ile-aux-Marins Island)
-Pointe aux Canons (back) H0342 (Saint Pierre, Saint-Pierre Island)

Monday, September 17, 2018



Code: AUS-2018-01
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Postal Authority: Auspost
Title: Lighthouses of Sydney
Format: Set of 3 stamps
Single Stamps in sheets of 50 stamps


Booklet of 10 stamps and Prestige Booklet

Roll of 100 stamps

Design: Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio
Printing Process: 
Printed by:

Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 170 x 80
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 37.5 x 26
Perf: 13.86 x 14.6

Currency: Australian Dollar - AUD
Facial: $ 1 (AUD) 
Service: Postcard or Small Letter up to 250g

Stamp 1 of 3

Lighthouse: Hornby
ALL: K-2636

Stamp 2 of 3
Lighthouse: Robertson Point
ALL: K-2664

Stamp 3 of 3
Lighthouse: Macquarie
ALL: K-2632

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

FRANCE - 2018 (II)


In 2014, France started a serie of reprints of their most beautiful historic stamps. "Trésors de la Philatélie"
Finally, this year is the time of this stamp...

This was the first stamp with a lighthouse from France. It´s from the year 1946, and now we have a modern version in 5 colours and in Euros with the possibility of use them to postage.

Code: FRA-2018-02
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Postal Authority: La poste
Title: Treasures of Philately - Pointe du Raz
Format: Set of 5 stamps
Presentation: Souvenir Sheet of 5 stamps - 1 serie
Design and Original Gravure: Henry Cheffer
Gravure: Elsa Catelin
Sheet dimensions (mm): 200 x 143
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 10.000 sheets

Currency: Euros - EUR
Violet: 1.60 (EUR)
Black: 2.60 (EUR)
Blue: 1.60 (EUR)
Green: 1.60 (EUR)
Red: 1.60 (EUR)
Stamps Dimensions (mm):

Lighthouse: La Vieille 
ALL: D-0870
Location: Finistére - France

Friday, September 7, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2018 (II)

Code: CAF-2018-02
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Friday, August 31, 2018


Welcome Kyrgyzstan to this blog !

*** No Image Yet ***

Release Date: Third quarter of 2018 (I guess that it will be in september)
Title: Lighthouses of Lake Issyk-Kul

Thanks Klaus for the alert

Thursday, August 23, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2018 (III)

Code: MDV-2018-03
Release Date: August 08, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Sunday, August 19, 2018

TURKEY - 2018 (III)


Code: TUR-2018-03
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Our Local Dishes - Marmara Region
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation: Minisheets of 4 stamps (1 serie)
Printing Process:
Printed by: PTT Matbaasi
Quantity: 100.000 stamps (50.000 Minisheets)

Stamps 2 and 3 

Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 2 (TRY)

Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi (the actual light is visible in the 3rd stamp)
ALL: 4903.8
Location: Istambul, Marmara Region, Turkey

Friday, August 17, 2018


Hello Friends:

10 days with no activity in this blog. I will cross the Ecuador line to the summer of the north hemisphere,  to visit a city with old lighthouses.  If I can I will updload some photos.  See you again at the end of august.



Hello again.  When you read this, I will be flying back to Argentina. This past week,  I was in Mexico collecting material for my tourism blog.  More precisely in the city of Veracruz.  Some photos...

Navigation to Sacrifice Island

Old building of Benito Juarez Lighthouse

The spectacular Fortress of San Juan de Ulúa and the old tower of the first
lighthouse of the Gulf of Mexico

And the most famous in Mexico. Venustiano Carranza. Sight
from my hotel room. A really privilege location.
 Emporio Hotel Veracruz.

And equally important.  The food. The Mexican Food,  my favourite of the world. 

Next sunday or monday, I will update all the news of this past week.  Several alerts of releases with no image yet,  but very very important.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

RUSSIA - 2018


*** See the final of the post for the update ***

Code: RUS-2018-01
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Postal Authority: Russian Post / Marka
Title: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Block with and without perforation
Design: Savina O.
Dimensions (mm): 115 x 115
Perf: 12 x 12,5
Currency: Ruble - RUB
Facial: 100 (RUB)
Printing Process: Offset + Bronze Paste + Partial Varnishing
Paper: Coated
Printed by: 
Quantity: 530.000

Lighthouse: Kaliningrad Fishing Village Faux Lighthouse
Location: Oblast of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania

*** Updated August 07 ***

An overprinted version of this block is available.  It contains data of the World Cup final and it looks like this...

The Overprints

Date of the Final

Teams that played the final and the score

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2018 (II)

Code: NIG-2018-02
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Friday, August 3, 2018

MEXICO - 2018


Code: MEX-2018-01
Release Date: August 03, 2018
Postal Authority: Correos de Mexico
Title: XI Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Port Commission
Format: Serie of 2 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 50 stamps (25 series)
Design: Nancy Torres Lopez
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours + Security Ink
Paper: 110 gm/2 - Couché - White
Printed by: Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores (TIEV)
Quantity: 150.000 series

Stamp 2 of 2

Currency: Mexican Peso - MXN
Facial: $ 13.50 (MXN)
Dimensions (mm): 24 x 40
Perf: 13

Lighthouse: Celaraín Point
ALL: J-4446
Location: Cozumel Island. South of Cancún. Mexican Caribe

Thursday, August 2, 2018



Code: GIB-2018-01
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Postal Authority: Royal Gibraltar Post Office
Title: 2018 Views of the Rock
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
-Sheets of 6 or 3 stamps same denomination
-Minisheet of 6 stamps - 1 serie
Design: Stephen Perera
Paintings: Benjamin Hassan
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Cartor Security Printers

Stamp 6 of 6 

Facial: 2 Pounds
Dimensions (mm): 80 x 30
Lighthouse: Europa Point
ALL: D2438

What a fantastic week!!!  First Curacao and now this great piece of art by Benjamin Hassan