Saturday, April 25, 2015

20150421 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2015-02
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Postal Aut hority:Correo Uruguayo
Title: Cardinal Daniel Sturla sdb
Format: 1 stamp.   Single and in Philatelic Souvenir.
Sheets of: 5 stamps
Design: Eduardo Salgado
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
15.000 stamps
5.000 Philatelic Souvenirs
Border of Sheet and Philatelic Souvenir
Fortress Cerro de Montevideo in the
Seal of the Archdiocese of Montevideo´s  
Same at the First Day Cancellation
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Friday, April 24, 2015

20150501 - ALDERNEY

 *** Updated with new images ***


Code: ALD-2015-01
Release Date: May 01, 2015
Postal Authority:  Guernsey Post
Title: Alderney Flora and Fauna
Format: Serie of 6 single stamps and Minisheet with the same 6 stamps
Design: Petula Stone
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 38 x 30,56
Perf: 13 3/4
Paper: 100gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Printed by: BDT International

Where is the lighthouse ?
UK Letter Stamp
Top of Alderney Lighthouse at center right of the stamp
More Material in this issue

Full Sheets of 10 stamps

Full View of Alderner Lighthouse in the
 Black Rabbit Stamp Sheet (Euro Letter)

Mounted at the top of that building,
 the Alderney Harbour Braye Ldg Lts Front (A-1538)
in the Mole Stamp Sheet (Rest of the World Letters)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

20150421 - MOROCCO

Cape Spartel Lighthouse  D-2510
Code: MOR-2015-01
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Poste Maroc
Title: 150 Anniv of Cap Spartel Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Design: M. Waguaf
Currency: Morocco Dírham - MAD
Facial: 9,00 DH  (MAD)
Service: Letter up to 20g to Europè
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Printing Method: Heliogravure
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 100.000

Thanks to the website   PHILATELIEDZ  for the info and image.  A fantastic site for information about philately from the Maghreb.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

20150427 - ARGENTINA

Code: ARG-2015-01
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Postal Authority: Correo Argentino
Title: Popular Festivities 8
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Currency: ARS - Argentinian Peso
Facial: 6 (ARS)
Service: Local Std Letter up to 20g
Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse G-1320
 at bottom right margin
One of the four stamps celebrates "The Longest Night".  This popular festivity take place in Ushuaia on June around the time of the winter solstice.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

20150000 AUSTRALIA

*** Update April 19:  This issue is not listed in the official philatelic bulletin of  Australia Post for June,  like I informed originally.   So, we are going to have to wait the second half of the year for these stamps.***

Preview of the serie (image in Black and White)

Big news arriving from Australia.   First images of what appear to be one of the most important lighthouse issue for 2015.  Set of 4 stamps and tons of related items that we will be seeing in the near future here.

Thanks Jaap for the alert.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

20150414 - ISRAEL

Code: ISR-2015-01
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Postal Authority: Israel Post
Title: Ashdod Port 50th Anniversary
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 15 stamps + 5 tabs
Design: Plni Hamou
Ilustrations: Ola Opoykov
Printing Process: Offset
Currency: NIS - Israeli New Shekel  (ILS)
Face Value: 4,30 NIS
Lighthouse:  Ashdod -  N5967

Ashdod Lighthouse from the Israel issue
of 2009

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, April 17, 2015

20150911 - FINLAND

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Postal Authority: Posti
Design: Lotta Nieminen

This image was posted via Twitter by Lotta Nieminen in her account.  Lotta Nieminen is a graphic designer from Finland and with the image, she also informed that it will be published by Finnish post office in september. 
I couldn´t find more info about this in Finland Posti, but I post it anyway because I really like the design with a stylized lighthouse at center top of the block,  although I am not so sure about where the ray of light of the lighthouse is originated.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

General Info: Daymark from Isle of Man

10 stamps from IOM with issue date April 10,2015  about tapestry.  One of them with Milner´s Tower, a famous daymark of that island.

Photo taken in Port Erin (IOM).  Milner´s Tower at right / back and
Raglin Pier Lighthouse (A-4744) at left.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

General Info: Cancel from Uruguay

Another philatelic ítem released for the Expo "RIO GRANDE 2015 - End of the World" in Argentina.  This time a commemorative cancellation from Uruguay with Les Eclaireurs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DOUBTFUL - St Thomas and Prince 2015

Code: STP-2015-01
Date: March 16, 2015
Title: 40 Anniv of the Independence of S.Tomé e Príncipe
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Rep) 2015

Code: GUI-2015-01
Date: March 20, 2015
Title: Lighthouses of the World
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Monday, April 6, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2015

Code: MDV-2015-01
Date: January 28, 2015
Title: Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Painting Women at the Well with stylized version of the Saint-Tropez Jetty Head Light
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Preview of the stamp.
The face value will be     € 0.76

Code: SPM-2015-01
Release Date: September 23, 2015
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: La pointe aux canons
Format: 1 stamp
Dimensions: 48 x 27
Design: Laure Rabottin
Printing Method: Taille-douce
Gravure: Marie-Noëlle Goffin
Currency: Euro - EUR
Face Value: € 0.76  (EUR)
Service: Standard Letter 20grs to France
Lighthouse: Pointe aux Canons

Thanks to the site PHILAPOSTEL for the info

Saturday, April 4, 2015

20150320 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2015-01
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Definitives 2015 - Tourism
Format: 5 stamps
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY

Another year, and another stamp almost identical to the 2014 version with Antalya old harbour. 

E5856 Green South Breakwater Head and
 E 5857 Red North Breakwater Head

Friday, April 3, 2015

Back on Line

Hello friends:

Back to the routine after a short but a fantastic break.
Information accumulated during these last 2 weeks will be posted next days.  One a day.   New stamps, and a lot of doubtfuls among the info to be published.
All starting tomorrow. 



Guia Fortress in MACAU

Cape D´Aguilar in HONG KONG

More images and info in the tourism blog soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Closed for Vacations

Hello friends and readers of this blog:

It is that time of the year for me... Vacations.  No new entries for the next 2 weeks

But before I leave, a last info coming from Uruguay in the next post.

See you in April,

20150318 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2015-01
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Sports - 100 Anniv of the Uruguayan Federation of Voleiball and 100 Anniv of the Uruguayan Federation of Basketball
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps (10 series)
Currency: UYU - Uruguayan Peso
Facial: $ 15 (UYU)
Design: Alejandro Muntz
Printed by: SANFER SRL

Basketball Federation Stamp
Logo from the Philatelic Expo RIO GRANDE 2015 (Argentina) with Les Eclaireurs lighthouse.  I talked about this expo in THIS POST (click).
Uruguay always inserts these logos in stamps issued near the date of the Philatelic Expositions.  For example, last year, also in an ítem that we saw here in this blog.
Do you remember this sheet with Isla de Lobos lighthouse?.   One of the stamps of this serie carries the logo from the Chilean Philatelic Society and the expo EXFIL 125.

Friday, March 13, 2015

20150521 - HONG KONG

Code: HKH-2015-01
Release Date: May 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Hong Kong Post
Title: Government Vessels
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

This Mini-Pane with 3 series will be available for this occasion. A stylized lighthouse is at the left border of the sheet.

Other items will be released too. First Day Cover, Booklets, Presentation Pack.  More close to the day of issue, images of those items and better images of the stamps will appear and maybe more lighthouses can come up. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2015

Code: NIG-2015-02
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Title: Chess World Championship
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Left part of the block.  Magnus Carlsen (2013 World Chess Champion) and Tranøy Lighthouse.  Both from Norway.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

20150501 - ISLE OF MAN

Code: IOM-2015-01
Release Date: May 01, 2015
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office / Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin
Title: John Halsall´s Maritime History
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 40 x 26.18
Perforation: 14
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Paintings: John Halsall´s
Text: Matthew Richardson
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Paper: 108 gms PVA gummed
Printed by: Cartor

Where is the Lighthouse?

Look closer...

Look closer...

Look closer...
There it is...
Maughold Head  -   A4786

Almost a year ago, I was fortunate to navigate that area of IOM.
 I assure you that the view of the lighthouse, from the ocean,  is spectacular.

Next,  some words extracted from the IoM Post Office Press Release regarding the history of the Master Frank and why is he navigating this area:

"... The Master Frank is the Island’s longest-surviving half-decker still afloat and was built around 1896 by Clucas and Duggan in Ramsey, to cope with the short, sharp seas to the North East of Ramsey where vessels practiced the fishing trade. She was subsequently purchased by the Kinnin family who fished mainly for cod using a long line. She remained with them until 1964 when Willie Kinnin sold her. The Kinnins repurchased her again in 1969, keeping her until 1976. After a thorough rebuild she was then re-launched in 1996 and is now a regular sight at traditional boat events..."

Thank you very much Paul  from  IoM Stamps and Coins  for the help.
Minisheet, First Day Cover and Presentation Pack availables for pre-order at IOM Post Office web shop