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

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 

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


*** No Image Yet ***

Release Date: November 30, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
Postal Authority: Auspost
Title: Bicentenary of Macquaire Lighthouse

Thanks Jaap for the alert

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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

RUSSIA - 2018


*** 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
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


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



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

Stamp 6 of 6 

Facial: 2 Pounds
Dimensions (mm): 80 x 30
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


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
Design: Papy Adriana
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Synthetic
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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

SPAIN - 2018


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
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

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.

DOUBTFUL - Benin 2018

Rostral Columns of St.Petersbug - Top Left of Minisheet

Code: BEN-2018-01
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Title: Stadiums of the FIFA World Cup 2018
Format: Set of 12 stamps in 3 Minisheets

Thursday, July 26, 2018

MACAU - 2018 (II)


Code: MAU-2018-02
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Postal Authority: Macao Post
Title: 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao)
Format: Serie of 2 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Printing Process:  
Printed by: 

Among all the icon figures of the most important buildings of Macau, we find this...

Lighthouse: Church and Lighthouse of Guia
ALL: F-3416
Location: Fortress of Guia, Macau

Friday, July 20, 2018



Code: BUL-2018-01
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Title: 80th Anniversary of the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 155 x 96
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 43 x 53
Currency: Lev - BGN
Facial: 0.65 (BGN)
Design: Todor Angeliev
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Ordinary and UV Fibers
Printed by:
Quantity: 3600 
-1800 printed in paper with UV Fibers (numbers 1 to 1800)
-1800 printed in ordinary paper (numbers 1801 to 3600)

Block design

Lighthouse: Burgas
ALL: N-4984
Location: Burgas Harbor - Bulgaria

Thank you very much to Ivan and his website  Stamps of Bulgaria  for the alert, image and info.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

SRI LANKA - 2018

*** No Image Yet ***

Code: SRI-2018-01
Release Date:
Format: Set of 4 stamps

News coming from SRI LANKA inform that works in the design of this long awaited and many times delayed release are being made.
It is expected to be released this year.  Cross fingers and lets wait that it happen.

Friday, July 13, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2018 (III)

Code: TOG-2018-03
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Monday, July 9, 2018



Code: NET-2018-01
Relese Date: July 23, 2018
Postal Authority: Post NL
Title: Dutch Guilder
Format: Set of 10 stamps
Presentation: Minisheets of 10 stamps (1 serie)
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 108 x 150
Design: Michaël Snitker
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: True White with Phosphor
Printed by: Joh. Enschede Security Print, Haarlem
Quantity: 120.000 minisheets

Stamp 9 of 10

Facial: 1 (type of service)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 36 x 25

Lighthouse: Stylized

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Saturday, July 7, 2018



Code: FAR-2018-01
Release Date: October 01, 2018
Postal Authority: Posta
Title: Franking Labels 2018 - Lighthouses
Format: Set of 4 designs
Design: Miriam Hinz
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing, France 

Design 1

Lighthouse: Mykines
ALL: L-4460

Design 2

Lighthouse: Nólsoy
ALL:  L-4388

Design 3

Lighthouse: Skansin / Tórshavn
ALL: L-4396

Design 4

Lighthouse: Slættanes
ALL: L-4454

First Day Cancel

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

JAPAN - 2018


Do you remember my post about this item in the Japanese stamp program?

There are images about this finally...

Code: JPN-2018-01
Release Date:  September 03, 2018
Title: Lighthouse 150th Anniversary
Format: Set of 5 stamp
Presentation: Minisheets of 2 series
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 168 x 115.5
Design: Yusuke Kusuda
Printing Process: Offset 6 colours
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé
Quantity: 1.400.000 series (700.000 minisheets)

Stamp 1 of 5
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 38.5

Lighthouse: Kannon Saki
ALL: M 6360
Location: West Entrance to Tokyo Bay

Stamp 2 of 5
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 38.5

Lighthouse: Mikomoto Shima
ALL:  M 6290
Location:  Islet 12km South of Shimoda

Stamp 3 of 5
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 38.5

Lighthouse: Muroto Saki
ALL: M 5586
Location: Muroto Cape, Shukoki Island

Stamp 4 of 5
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 38.5

Lighthouse: He Saki
ALL: M 5312
Location: Northern Tip of Fukuokua Prefecture, Entrance of Kanmon Strait

Stamp 5 of 5
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 38.5

Lighthouse: Kannon Saki (Original Lighthouse)

Beautiful set of stamps!