Thursday, November 15, 2018



Welcome Kyrgyzstan to this blog !

Code: KYR-2018-01
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Postal Authority: Kyrgys Express Post
Title: Issyk-Kul Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
-Single stamps in Minisheets of 6 stamps
-Miniature Sheet of 2 stamps (1 serie)
Artist: Oleg Cojocari
Design: Aliona Cojocari
Printing Method: Full-color Offset Lithography
Paper: Coated, gummed 105 g/m2
Printing by: Nova Imprim
6000 Series of single stamps
2000 Miniature Sheets

Stamps 1 and 2

Currency: Som - KGS
Facial: 100  and 150 (KGS)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 46 x 27.5
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 113 x 108
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 113 x 78
Perf: 14 x 14 1/2

The lights depicted on the stamps are representations of what you can find along the shoreline of the Issyk-Kul Lake.  A lighthouse in the first stamp and leading lights and buoy in the second.
More representations of equipment for aid to navigation also in borders of sheets.

First Day Cover

Thanks Klaus for the alert

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SRI LANKA - 2018


Great news for the weekend!   This release is going to happen. And it will shake up the end of the year. A fantastic set of stamps and extra material.

Code: SRI-2018-01
Release Date: November 28,  2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Set of 4 stamps
-Single Stamps
-Minisheets of 1 stamp
-Prestige Booklets
-Overprint versions with Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition

-Point Pedro

THANK YOU very much Ravindra for the info and for your work in this release.

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Email

Hello Friends:

I am experience some problems with my historic email.  I decided to change it,  and the new adress for contact is this:

From now, please use that adress for contact.

We keep in touch

Saturday, November 10, 2018


UPDATED   November 2018
See the botom of the post

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

****  Updated November 2018 ****

Closing the year of the bicentenary of the building of Macquarie Lighthouse, Australia Post is launching  an exclusive collector pack of only 200 copies. This pack contains historic and actual lighthouse releases.

The Lighthouses of Sydney Minisheet of 2018 depicted above

And 5 exclusive minisheets of previous lighthouse issues numbered 1 to 200

1968 Macquarie stamp.
In my personal opinion this is by far, the best item of this collector pack

Minisheet with the 4 stamps of 2002 release

Minisheet with 4 of the 5 stamps of 2006 release
Point Lonsdale is the missing one.

Minisheet with the 4 stamps of 2015 release

Again the 2018 Lighthouses of Sydney in a new minisheet

There are only 200 copies availables.  The cost is around 65 u$s.  There is something that I do not understand. You build a very exclusive and expensive compilation, but incomplete. Where is the  "Point Lonsdale" stamp?
And this is something very interesting to follow.  Will this item sold out soon?  Wich will be the value at internet auction sites? The launch was in november 5.  I write this on november 10 and still there are copies availables.
Are we,  the lighthouse stamp collectors,  more than 200?
Just jocking...

Thank you very much Klaus for the alert

Thursday, November 1, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018 (III)

Code: GBI-2018-03
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Saturday, October 27, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Maldives (IV)

Code: MDV-2018-04
Release Date: October 08, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

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)

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

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.