Thursday, September 20, 2018

AZERBAIJAN - 2018


NEW ISSUE




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

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

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2018 (II)

UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES



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
Paper:
Gum:
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
Perf:

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




Monday, September 17, 2018

AUSTRALIA - 2018

NEW ISSUE






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


Minisheet


Booklet of 10 stamps and Prestige Booklet



Roll of 100 stamps

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

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)


NEW ISSUE



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
Facials:
Violet: 1.60 (EUR)
Black: 2.60 (EUR)
Blue: 1.60 (EUR)
Green: 1.60 (EUR)
Red: 1.60 (EUR)
Stamps Dimensions (mm):
Perf:

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

KYRGYZSTAN - 2018



Welcome Kyrgyzstan to this blog !

*** No Image Yet ***


Code:
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)


NEW ISSUE



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)
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
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




ISLE of MAN - 2018 (II)



*** No Image Yet ***


Release Date: September 12, 2018
Postal Authority: Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin 
Title: Bicentenary of Point of Ayre and Calf of Man Lighthouses 
Format:



Thanks White Knight and the blog Commonwealth Stamp Opinion for the alert





Friday, August 17, 2018

WINTER BREAK

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.

Carlos


********************

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


UPDATED with an OVERPRINT Version

*** 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
Gum:
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


NEW ISSUE


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

GIBRALTAR - 2018

NEW ISSUE





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
Presentation:
-Sheets of 6 or 3 stamps same denomination
-Minisheet of 6 stamps - 1 serie
Design: Stephen Perera
Paintings: Benjamin Hassan
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Cartor Security Printers



Stamp 6 of 6 




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

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


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CURACAO - 2018


NEW ISSUE


I copy here the philatelic notice about the Lighthouse issue from CURACAO.  The long awaited issue.  The technical data informs that the issue date was in july, not in june. That is the reason, (I believe) for the delay of info and images of this release.
Click over the image to see in more detail the stamps.
A strong candidate to Lighthouse stamp of the year.



Code: CUR-2018-01
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Postal Authority: CPOST International
Title: Lighthouses 2018
Format: Set of 6 stamps
Presentation: 
Design: Papy Adriana
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Synthetic
Gum: 
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder - ANG
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Perf: 14 x 13 1/4


Stamp 1 of 6
66 (0.66 ANG)
Marigot - ALL J-5658
Saint Martin


Stamp 2 of 6
122   (1.22 ANG)
Klein Curacao


Stamp 3 of 6
180   (1.80 ANG)
Noordpunt - ALL  J-6372
Curacao


Stamp 4 of 6
310   (3.10 ANG)
Fort Orange - ALL J-6408.3
Bonaire


Stamp 5 of 6
443   (4.43 ANG)
California - ALL J-6330
Aruba


Stamp 6 of 6
690 (6.90 ANG)
Seru Bentana - ALL J-6416
Bonaire


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

SPAIN - 2018


NEW ISSUE




Code: SPA-2018-01
Release Date: August 01, 2018
Postal Authority: Correos
Title: 12 Months, 12 stamps - MALAGA
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 50 stamps
Printing Process: Offset
Designer:
Papel:
Gum: Self Adhesive
Printed by: RCM-FNMT
Quantity: Unlimited


Currency: Permanent Value -  A
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 24.5
Perf:

A lot of visual information condensed in one stamp. Searching between the images we can discover the Farola of Malaga, semi hidden behind the bull and the Málaga Cathedral.


Lighthouse: La Farola de Málaga
ALL: E-0062
Location: Málaga, Spain



Friday, July 27, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Benin 2018 (II)




Code: BEN-2018-02
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Title: Russian Painting - Ivan Aivazovsky
Format: Set of 4 stamps in Minisheet



Painting: View of Leandrovsk Tower in Constantinople  (1848)
Today known as Maiden Tower in Istambul.