Saturday, October 30, 2010

Old but New - USA 1972

In April 05 - 1972, USA released four stamps  commemorating the National Parks System Centennial. The stamps were emitted in block. In one of those stamps appear the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (*).  Looking for material in a philatelic store, I found this piece of four blocks used. It is not very rare,  but at least I find it interesting. 

Catalogue: S 1449   Y 948

(*) Cape Hatteras is a recurrent lighthouse in the emissions. This year it appear in the USA flags serie.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday! - Latvia 2006

A day like today (October 27), but in 2006, Latvia issued this stamp of the Mërsraga Lighthouse. This was the fourth stamp of the ongoing serie that began in 2003. 

Catalogue: S 662    M 685

Remember that 12 days ago was released the 2010 stamp of the serie.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

20100915 - Cuba

Release Date: September 15, 2010
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: Faros de Cuba (Lighthouses of Cuba)
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Minisheet with the same 4 stamps.

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)

Facial: 15 (0.15 CUP)
Lighthouse: Cayo Jutías

Facial: 15 (0.15 CUP)
Lighthouse: Cayo Cruz del Padre

Facial: 15 (0.15 CUP)
Lighthouse: Cabo Lucrecia

Facial: 2.05 (CUP)
Lighthouse: Morro Santiago de Cuba

Thanks to Daniel for this alert.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old but New - Ireland 1957

From Éire, year 1957. Born in Ireland, William Brown (or Guillermo Brown) was the creator and the first admiral of the Argentine´s Navy. This two stamps was released to honor the centenary of his dead.  Over his left shoulder appear the figure of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse from Ireland.

Catalogue: S 161/162    Y 132/133

Sunday, October 17, 2010

20101008 - Ukraine

Release Date: October 08, 2010
Postal Authority: Ukrposhta
Title: Lighthouses of Ukraine 2010
Format: Block with 6 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 170 x 123
Designer: Naddia Ruda
Printing Process: Offset in Multicolor
Printed by: SE “Integrated Printing Plant “Ukraina” for production of securities”
Quantity: 115000 blocks
Barcode: 4823027129396
-Ukrposhta: Block 87

Currency: Hryvnya - Ukrainian - UAH
Dimensions (mm): 24,36 x 52,2
Perf: 11 1/2  

Facial: 2.00
Lighthouse: Sanzhiiskyi
-Ukrposhta: 1069

Facial: 1.50
Lighthouse: Tendrivskyi
-Ukrposhta: 1070

Facial: 2.0
Lighthouse: Tarkhankutskyi
-Ukrposhta: 1071

 Facial: 1.50
Lighthouse: Pavlovs′k Range Front
-Ukrposhta: 1072

 Facial: 2.00
Lighthouse: Illichivsk South Mole
-Ukrposhta: 1073

Facial: 1.50
Lighthouse: Khersonesskiy
-Ukrposhta: 1074


First Day Cover

First Day Cancellation
Designed by: Natalia Fandicova

Fragments of the lighthouses on the stamps shines under an UV light.

Next is a scan of 2009 issue.  As you can see, together are the yin/yang of the Ukrainian Lighthouses series. Night and day.  Unfortunately there are not lighthouses for 2011 in the plans of Ukrposhta.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday! - France 1955

A day like today (October 15) but in the year 1955, France issued six different stamps with views of the country. The number 3 in the serie was this stamp showing the harbour and the lighthouse of Nice (at the end of the breakwater).

Catalogue: S 776    Y 1038

Monday, October 11, 2010

Old but New - Spain 1939

From Spain, year 1939. A Stylized lighthouse appear in the background. You can find this stamp only in Mint condition because it wasn´t issued.
Catalogue: Yv A194

Sunday, October 10, 2010

20100726 - Azerbaijan

Release Date: July 26, 2010
Philately Authority: Azermarka Company
Title: Icheri Sheher (Old City) (*)
Format: 3 blocks with 13 stamps in total
Dimensions (mm): 136 x 136
Designer: Kh. Mirzoyev
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 10000 of each block

Stamp: First of the second block
Facial: 10 qəp (100 qəpik=1 Manat  - AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 37 x 52
Perf: 14

Lighthouse: Qiz Qalasi (Maiden Tower). Historic tower that served as lighthouse at the end of the 19th century. Inactive since 1907.

(*) Icheri Sheher (or Inner City) is a walled section of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. This issue shows buildings, towers, mosques that belong to this part of the city. In december of 2000 it was classified as World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Thanks to Jaap for this alert.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Old but New - Turkey 2008

Joint issue of stamps between Turkey and Indonesia. October of 2008. The gigantic Block (225mm x 210mm) shows a night view of the Maiden´s Tower (Kiz Kulesi). 
If we make a ranking of famous lighthouses of the world, where we put to Kiz Kulesi? Top 20... Top 10?

Friday, October 8, 2010

20100729 - Guernsey

Release Date: July 29, 2010
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post
Title: 2007 Sepac Sea Guernsey Redenomination (*)
Format: 1 Stamp
Sheet of: 50
Facial: 55p (pence - GGP)
Dimensions (mm): 45 x 26.8
Perf: 13 3/4 x 13 1/2
Photography: Alex Wallace
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: 110 gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Printed by: Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH (OeSD)

Lighthouse: Sark - Point Robert

(*)In words of Guernsey Post: "...The original 45p stamp has been overprinted with the value of 55p, which is the current value for worldwide postcard rate..."

Thursday, October 7, 2010

20101006 - New Zealand

Release Date: October 06, 2010
Postal Authority: New Zealand Post
Title: A Slice of Heaven
Format: Sheet of 25 stamps
Designer: Assignment Group, Wellington, New Zealand
Paper:Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Printing Process: Offset lithography in four colours
Printed by:  Southern Colour Print Ltd

Stamp (the last one - number 25)

Facial: 60c (cents of New Zealand Dollar - NZD)
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 40.6
Perf: 14

Lighthouse: Stylized inspired in Castle Point...? Or it´s more accurate to say Nugget Point? Any data or opinion is welcome. Thanks

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

20100922 - Portugal

Release Date: September 22, 2010
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: 50 years of Hydrographic Institute
Format: 2 Stamps se-tenant
Sheets of: 20 series
Designer: Atelier Acácio Santos / Hélder Soares
Photos: Hydrographic Institute Archives
Paper: FSC 110g/m2
Printing Method: Offset
Printed by: CARTOR


Facial: € 0,32 (Euro - EUR)
Dimensions (mm): 40x30,6
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Lighthouse: Cabo San Vicente (Portugal).

Where did I see it before...?

-In 1987: Top - 3rd from de left
-In 2008: Bottom

More info:

Thanks to Jaap for this alert.
Thanks to Kramer for the technical data.