Wednesday, July 22, 2015

20150602 - JAPAN

UPDATED with new IMAGE
 
The serie from Japan "60 Anniversary of Enforcement of Autonomy Law" gave us thru the last years a lot of material to work with. This year can´t be the exception, although it is particularly difficult to identify.

 

 
 
Code:  JAP-2015-01
Release Date:  June 02, 2015
 
Coming from:  Japan Post
Title:  60 Anniversary of Enforcement of the Autonomy Law - TOKUSHIMA
Format: Set of 5 stamps in Minisheet
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 93.5 x 175
Design:  Tomohiro Maruyama
Printing Method:  Rotogravure 6 colours
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by:
Quantity:  800.000 minisheets
 
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Stamp 5 of 5 
Currency:  Yen - JPY
Facial:  82 (JPY)
Service:  Local Std Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm):  28 x 33,5
Perf:
All:  M-5578.8
Country: Japan


Hiwasa ko North Breakwater painted in red.
The South Breakwater is not visible in the stamp
 

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Next,  an image from Google Earth of Ohama Beach and the lights at the back.  Click over for a better view.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

20150722 - GUERNSEY

NEW POST



 

Code:  GUE-2015-01
Release Date: July 22, 2015 
Coming from:  Guernsey Post
Title:  Sark 450 Years as a Fief to the Crown
Format:  Serie of 5 stamps and Block with 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design:  Nick Shewring
Printing Method:  Offset Litho
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked PVA
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Lowe Martin
Quantity: 
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Sheet of 10

Stamp 2 of 5 
Currency:  Pound
Facial:  57p  (0.57 Pound)
Service:  Bailiwick Large Letter up to 100g
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 28
Perf: 13.3
Lighthouse: 




This stamp depicts a dark period of Sark Island. Around the XV century the island was populated by pirates and outlaws mostly.
A common practice in stormy nights of these pirates was lure lost ships direct to the surrounding rocks using lighting beacons or bonfires.   A leading light to a wreck.
 
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A stamp that describes a similar procedure came from Norfolk Island in 2010.

Issue listed in the PDF File from 2010


But in that case the purpose was exactly the opposite. Women and children lighting bonfires to show the men  and their whaler ships the safe way home at night.
 

Friday, July 10, 2015

20151109 - JERSEY


Here are the winners of Jersey Post`s Design a Stamp competition. 10 designs to be released in november 2015.  La Corbiere will be present in at least 2 of them.  More data in the next months.


Jersey Post Press Release

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

20150722 - ALDERNEY

NEW POST
 

Code: ALD-2015-02
Release Date: July 22, 2015
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post
Title: Alderney Forts
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design: Mark Totty
Photos: Martin Batt
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: 120gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Printed by: BDT International

Where is the Lighthouse?
 
 
 
Border of the 6 full sheets of the serie
 
 
Also on the cover of the Presentation Pack
 
 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2015






Code: MDV-2015-02
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Title: Ocean Shapes - Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert.

Monday, July 6, 2015

General Info: Coins from Australia

Two differents designs of coins will be issue together with the lighthouse stamps.  One design coming from the Perth Mint, and the other from the Royal Australian Mint.
 
Perth Mint


Royal Australian Mint

These 2 coins have their respective PNC (Philatelic and Numismatic Cover), a first day cover + coin.

Cover of the Perth Mint PNC
 
Inside the Perth PNC
 
 
 
Cover of the Royal Australian Mint PNC
 
Inside the Royal Australian Mint PNC
 
 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

General Info: Update on German Cancels - July 2015


Date: July 04
City: Büsum
Lighthouse: Büsum - B1606


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Date: July 05
City: Balje
Lighthouse: Balje in his 111 Anniversary (born in 1904, but inactive since 1979)


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Date: July 17
Shipmail during the Heiligenhafen Port Festival
Lighthouses: Lightship FS Fehmarnbelt and Heiligenhafen (C 1328)
 
 
Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the images

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2015




Code: TOG-2015-01
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

20150707 - AUSTRALIA

UPDATE with Info and Images
Original Post: April 19, 2015 


Block of 4 gummed stamps
Code:  AUS-2015-01
Release Date: July 07, 2015 
Coming from:  Auspost
Title:  100 years of Commonwealth Management of Lighthouses
Format:  Serie of 4 stamps
Gummed Version: printed in Se-tenant block of 4
Self Adhesive Version: printed in Horizontal strip of 4
Sheets of:
Design:  Stacey Zass, Page 12 design
Printing Method:  Lithography
Paper: Tullis Russell (C100/SC85/WG85)
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: McKellar Renown (Pemora)
Quantity: 
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Stamps
Currency:  AUD - Australian Dollar
Facial:  70c  (0.70 AUD)
Service: Domestic Postcards and Small Letters up to  250g
Dimensions (mm):  26 x 37.5
Perf: 13.86 x 14.60

Cape Byron
K-2838
AUSTRALIA

Cape Leeuwin
K-1794
AUSTRALIA

North Reef
K-3014
AUSTRALIA

Tasman Island
K-3614
Tasmania /AUSTRALIA
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Self Adhesive Version
5 series in strips of 4
Booklet
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 RELATED MATERIAL
 
 First Day Cancellation
 
 First Day Cover
 
 Philatelic and Numismatic Cover (PNC)  I
Coin from the Royal Australian Mint
 
Philatelic and Numismatic Cover (PNC)  II
Coin from the Perth Mint
 
Prestige Booklet

Panes with gummed Stamps
 
Self Adhesive Booklet
20 stamps (5 series)
 
Stamp Pack
 
Maximun Cards

Thanks to:
 Jaap

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Best for July

Hello:

Three fantastic releases are programed for the first days of July.  We saw the beautiful stamps from Macau a few days ago (July 08),  and here below you have a magnificent set of stamps from Portugal (July 01).  Also the stamps from Australia are confirmed for July 07 ( I will post these stamps tomorrow).

A great start of the second half of the year.  Lets see how it ends.


We keep in touch
Carlos

20150701 - PORTUGAL

UPDATE with Info and Images
Original Post March 21,2015
 
 




Code: POR-2015-01
Release Date: July 01
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: 500 years of TORRE de BELEM
Format: Set of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Design: Folk Design
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: FSC 110 g/m2
Printed by: BPOST
Currency: EUR - Euro
Lighthouse: Torre de Belem

Stamps
Images of Belem thru time
 
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30.6
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Sheets of: 50 stamps (same design)
Quantity:
€ 0.45 : 155.000
€ 0.72 : 145.000
€ 0.80 : 115.000
 
Block
Internal and External view of the Tower
 
Dimensions (mm): 125 x 95
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Quantity: 40.000
 

First Day Cancellation
 

Thank you very much Kramer for the info and the images.

Monday, June 29, 2015

20150708 – MACAU

UPDATE with Tech Info and Images
Original Post June 11, 2015


 
 
 

 
 
Code:  MAU-2015-01
Release Date: July 08, 2015
 
Coming from:  Macao Post
Title:  150th Anniversary of Guia Lighthouse
Format:  Serie of 2 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Design:  Wong Ho Sang
Printing Method:  Offset Litho
Paper: 
Gum:
Security: With Security Fibres
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing, France
Quantity: 
Stamps: 300.000 Series
Minisheet: 300.000
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Stamp 1 of 2 
Currency:  MOP - Patacas
Facial:  2.00 (MOP)
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 30
Perf: 13 1/4 x 13
Lighthouse:  Guia
All:  F-3416
Country:  Macau
 
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Stamp 2 of 2 
Currency:  MOP - Patacas
Facial:  5.50 (MOP)
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 30
Perf: 13 1/4 x 13
Lighthouse:  Guia
All:  F-3416
Country:   Macau
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Block
Currency:  MOP - Patacas
Facial:  12.00 (MOP)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  138 x 90  (Stamp 30 x 40)
Perf: 13 1/4 x 13
Lighthouse:  Guia
All:  F-3416
Country:   Macau
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RELATED MATERIAL
 

 First Day Cover (Same for stamps and SS)
First Day Cancellation
(thanks Klaus for the image)