Tuesday, November 23, 2010

20101119 - Uruguay

Release Date: November 19, 2010
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Cruises 2010
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 4 series
Designed by: Daniel Pereyra
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15000 series

Stamp (bottom right)

Facial: $ 37 (Uruguayan Peso - UYU
Lighthouse: Isla de Lobos

A detail to consider when you try to find or buy this serie. Correo Uruguayo printed 4 series per sheet.

 When you look closer at the top-right of the sheet you will see 4 tiny lighthouses used as colour proof.

Try to find the top-right serie and you will have an extra bonus for your collection.

Monday, November 22, 2010

20101108 - Uruguay

Release Date: November 08, 2010
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: América UPAEP (*) - National Symbols
Format: Serie of 2 stamps se-tenant.
Sheets of: 15 series
Facial: $ 49 ($ 12 + $ 37  -  Uruguayan Peso - UYU) 
Designed by: Eduardo Salgado
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15000 series

Where is the Lighthouse?: In the stamp with the National Seal.

The upper right quadrant of the National Seal shows the Cerro de Montevideo with the fortress and the lighthouse with the same name.  

(*)UPAEP: Postal Union from Américas, Spain and Portugal.  Every year, the postal administrations that belong to UPAEP, release a special series with the legend "América Upaep". This year topic for this issues is "National Symbols".

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old but New - Canada 1994

 The first "Canada Day" sheet in my collection. This issue from 1994 dedicated to Maple Trees, shows in the label (Top Right) and in the last stamp (bottom right) a stylized lighthouse, maybe inspired in Pachena Point.

Pachena Point Lighthouse
I mentions that this is my first, because there are others Canada Day sheets with lighthouses. The issues from 1983, 1985, 1992, 1993 include a lighthouse in the block. I´m still searching for these sheets.

Catalogue: S 1524 l    Y 1378

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday! - Uruguay 1968 and 1971

A day like today (November 12) but in 1968, Uruguay released a serie of 7 stamps celebrating the 150 Anniversary of the National Navy. The serie was a mix between regular (3) and air mail(4). One of the three regular mail stamps was dedicated to the navigation aid. A buoy in the front and in the background a stylized lighthouse inspired by the "Isla de Lobos" light. 

Catalogue: S 761    Y 771

 And three years later, exactly in the same day (November 12-1971), Uruguay Correos overprinted a new value and a locomotive on the lighthouse, transforming the regular mail stamp in a parcel post stamp.  

Catalogue: S Q101    Y CP101

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

20100925 - Uruguay

Release Date: September 25, 2010
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Homage to Mario Benedetti - 90 years of his birth
Format: Serie of 2 stamps se-tenant
Sheets of: 24 stamps (12 series)
Facial: $ 24 (2 x $ 12) (Pesos Uruguayos - UYU)
Designed by: Nelson Romero
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15000 series

Where is the lighthouse?:

In the background of the second stamp, we can see the iconic figure of the "Cerro de Montevideo" (Montevideo´s Hill). And at the top,  there is a lighthouse with the same name.

Where did I see it before?
-In 2002 this lighthouse had a special issue for the bicentenary of life.

 - And as I told before, this hill is an iconic figure in Uruguay, so it appear in numerous stamps. For example:

In the 1965 National Flag issue

Do you like golf? In this stamp from 1996 the Farola appear at the top.

Or in this serie from 2009, honoring to Charles Darwin. Look for it and you will find it.
More info about the lighthouse please follow this link to pharotéliste:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday! - Japan 1968

 A day like today (November 1st) but in 1968, Japan released this stamp to celebrate the centenary of the first western-style lighthouse in that country. It shows the "old and the new" Kannon-Saki lighthouse.

Catalogue: S 974   Y 924