Thursday, June 21, 2018

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2018

UPDATED with IMAGES and INFO






Code: SPM-2018-01
Release Date: July 07, 2018
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Jules Verne 1828-1905
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 88 x 110
Design: Marie-Laure Drillet
Gravure: Pierre Albuisson
Printing Process: Offset + Taille Deuce
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity: 30.000

Currency: Euro -EUR
Facial: 2,00 (EUR)
Dimensions (mm): 27x48
Perf: 





Lighthouse: Pointe aux Canons
ALL:
Location: Saint Pierre, Saint-Pierre Island


Thanks Klaus for the alert


Thursday, June 14, 2018

RUSSIA - 2018


NEW ISSUE


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




Friday, June 8, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2018





Code: CAF-2018-01
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Title: Stamps on stamps
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

1922 Maltese stamp with St.Elmo Breakwater in the Background





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CHINA - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: CHN-2018-01
Release Date: June 09, 2018
Postal Authority: China Post
Title: SCO (Shangai Conference Organization) Qingdao Summit 2018
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: 
Sheets of 16 stamps
Souvenir sheets of 8 stamps with border
Design: Yu Qiuyan Xing Wenwei
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Beijing Stamp Factory

Currency: Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 (CNY)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 50 x 30
Perf: 13



Lighthouse: Stylized at the bottom of the design.  




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ESTONIA - 2018





Code: EST-2018-01
Release Date: June 07, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018 - Manilaiu
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Design: Robert Matkiewicz
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: AS Vaba Maa
Quantity: 35.000 stamps

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.65 (EUR)
Service: Local Std Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 33 x 27.5
Perf: 13 3/4 x 14


Lighthouse: Manilaiu / Manilaid
Location: Manilaid Island - South West Estonia
ALL: C3603



Saturday, June 2, 2018

GERMANY - 2018

UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES







Code: GER-2018-01
Release Day: June 07, 2018
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses 2018 
Format: 2 stamps
Presentation: 
-Sheets of 10 stamps same design (5x2)
-Box of 100 self adhesive stamps  (Wangerooge design)
Dimensions (mm):
-Sheets: 210 x 105
-Box: 60 x 45 x 61
Design: Professor Johannes Graf, Dortmund 
Photos: Reinhard Scheiblich, Norderstedt
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Paper: DP II, Coated and Fluorescent
Gum:
Printed By: 
-Bagel Security-Print Gmbh and Co. KG, Mönchengladbach
-Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin (Self adhesive stamps)
Quantity: 


Stamp 1 of 2


Currency: Euro - EUR

Facial: 45 (0.45 EUR)
Service: Local Postcard
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 35
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Darsser Ort
ALL: C-1440
Location: 6 km north-west of Prerow town.  North east of Germany



Stamp 2 of 2


Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 70 (0.70 EUR)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 35
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Wangerooge (New)
ALL: B-1112
Location: Frisian Island of Wangerooge. North-west of Germany



Thanks Klaus for the alert and thanks Ulf for the help 

Friday, June 1, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2018 (II)





Code: SLE-2018-02
Release Date: May 30, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NEW CALEDONIA - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: NCA-2018-01
Release Date: June 08, 2018
Postal Authority: OPT Nouvelle-Calédonie
Title: The Legendary "Paquebots" - Le Dupleix I
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps plus borders
Currency: CFP Franc - XPF
Facial: 110 (XPF)
Dimensions (mm): 52 x 31
Design: Roberto LUNARDO
Printing Method: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 18.000




Lighthouse: Amédée
ALL: K4802.01
Location: Amédée islet, 25km south of Noumea

Friday, May 18, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2018






Code: MDV-2018-01
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

TURKEY - 2018 (II)


NEW ISSUE


Code: TUR-2018-02
Release Date: May 09, 2018
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: UPU World CEO Forum - Istambul 2018
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: PTT Matbaasi
Quantity:



Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 4 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi
ALL: N-4903.8
Location: Istambul, TURKEY



Friday, May 4, 2018

ARUBA - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: ARU-2018-01
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Postal Authority: Post Aruba
Title: Pesonalized Stamps 2018
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation:
Design:
Printing Method:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


Stamp 3 of 4


Currency: Aruban Florin (AWG)
Facial: 130c  (1.30 AWG)
Service:
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:


Lighthouse: Willem III Tower
Location: Oranjestad - Aruba



Thursday, May 3, 2018

FRANCE - 2018


NEW ISSUE

And here it is the image.  An absolutely fantastic stamp !





Code: FRA-2018-01
Release Date: June 25, 2018
Postal Authority: La Poste
Title: Ploumanac´h Perros-Guirec Côtes-D´Armor
Format: 1 stamp
Design:  Noëlle Le Guillouzic
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 900.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.80 (EUR)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40.85
Perf:

Lighthouse: Mean-Ruz (Ploumanac´h) sharing scenography with the Chapel Notre-Dame de la Clarté.
ALL: A-1784

And...


Looking the perspective of the stamp, I dare to affirm that this is another one. 

Lighthouse: Sept Îles - Île aux Moines
ALL: A-1786

Friday, April 27, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2018




Code: MOZ-2018-01
Release Date: April 15, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and SeaBirds
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus and Jaap for the alert.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

JAPAN - 2018


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Code:
Release Date:  September 03, 2018
Title:
Format:

I crashed with the language barrier with this. I could not find more data.
This is the stamp programme from Japan Post for this year...


This part is interesting...


" September 03 : Lighthouse 150 years"

I believe that is related to the Meiji Restoration and the impact in ports, lighthouses, navigation in general.  This issue could be huge. 
Any reader from Japan?   You are welcome to add data.   Lets wait to see what this will be.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MALTA - 2018


NEW ISSUE



Code: MAT-2018-01
Release Date: May 03, 2018
Postal Authority: Malta Post
Title: Europa 2018 - Bridges
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 11 stamps same denomination
Photos: David P. Attard
Paper: with Maltese Crosses Watermark
Gum:
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Printex Ltd
Quantity: 
0.59: 35200
2.19: 39600


Stamp 1 of 2


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.59 (EUR)

Service: Europa STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 44 x 31
Perf: 13.9 x 14.0



Lighthouse: St. Elmo
ALL: E-2062
Location: Grand Harbour West Breakwater - Valletta


When I knowed that the theme of Europa for 2018 was "Bridges", I tried to relate that with our topic.  And Malta was the first country that came to my mind. The footbridge of the St.Elmo breakwater that goes to the lighthouse. And here it is. A full view of the   bridge, the breakwater and the lighthouse at the end.


Monday, April 23, 2018

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome & Prince 2018





Code: STP-2018-01
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the info

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Back On Line (II)

Hello Friends:

Back on line. Luckely I am travelling a lot this part of the year.  Because of work, this last week, I was in Ushuaia.  For those of you that still do not know, I am from Argentina. And we have this marvelous city and this iconic lighthouse to show to the world. 

And always remember.  This is Les Éclaireurs.  It is not the Lighthouse of the End of the World. That one is San Juan de Salvamento and is located about 300 kms to the east and it is extremely difficult to visit.








You are welcome to visit the city and navigate the waters of the Beagle Channel.

Not much info to update, but that is for tomorrow and the next days.
Regards
Carlos

Monday, April 9, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018 (II)




Code: GBI-2018-02
Release Date: March 15, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue


Sunday, April 8, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2018




Code: NIG-2018-01
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Title: 70 years of Orville Wright's Disappearance
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Saturday, April 7, 2018

MONACO - 2018

NEW ISSUE



Code: MON-2018-01
Release Date: May 03, 2018
Philatelic Authority: OETP
Title: Europa - Bridges 
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Design: Joël Tchobanian
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity: 45.000 

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 1.20 (EUR)
Service: Europe STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 40.85 x 30
Perf:

I believe that the stamp design is based in this old postcard...



... and in a closer look at the background...




...one of the old jetty lights appears.


Lighthouse: Monte Carlo Jetée du Sud (south)
Ex ALL: E-0840









Friday, April 6, 2018

ISLE of MAN - 2018

NEW ISSUE


Code: IOM-2018-01
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Postal Authority: Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin 
Title: The Year of Our Island
Format: Serie of 10 stamps
Presentation: 
-2 Sheets of 25 stamps .  5 design x 5 for each sheet
-Booklet
Design: 
Photos: Simon Park
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


Stamp 8 of 10


Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: EU
Service: Europa STD Letters up to 20g
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:

Lighthouse: Peel Breakwater
ALL: A-4734
Location: Peel city, west of Isle of Man

Thanks Jaap and White Knight and his Commonwealth Stamp Blog for the alert



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LITHUANIA - 2018

NEW ISSUE

Do you remember the Europa release from Lithuania of last year?  That was a great stamp with information about the origin of Klaipeda Lighthouse.




Well, this year and again in occasion of the 2018 Europa issue, we meet again with Klaipeda in his contemporary look.



Code: LIT-2018-01
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Postal Authority: Lietuvos Pastas
Title: Europa 2018 - Bridges
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


Stamp 2 of 2


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.75 (EUR)
Service: Europa Small Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:

Lighthouse: Klaipeda Range Rear
ALL: C-3346
Location: North of Klaipeda city, Lithuania


French Polynesia and now this. What a beautiful pair of stamps for the beginning of the year!

Thanks to the website Europa Stamps for the alert on this release.