Sunday, December 12, 2010

20100612 - Colombia


Release Date: June 12, 2010
Postal Authority: 4-72
Title: 500 years since the discovery of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina
Format: Block with 9 valued stamps and 3 complements.
Paper: Sopal
Gum: Tropicalizada
Colour: Polychrome
Designer: Milena María Monguí Estupiñan
Photos: ARC - DIMAR
Printing Method: Offset
Printed by: Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia S.A.
Quantity: 10000 blocks

Seven of the nine stamps have images of cays. This seven cays have lighthouses, but in 6 of them are visibles.

And they are...

Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouses (2): Quitasueño North and Quitasueño South.

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Stamp and close up of the lighthouse
Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: Cayos del Este-Sureste

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Stamp and close up of the lighthouse
Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: Banco Roncador

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Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: Bajo Nuevo

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Stamp and close up of the lighthouse
Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: Cayos de Albuquerque 

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Stamp and close up of the lighthouse
Facial: $ 5900 (Colombian Peso - COP)
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: Banco Serranilla

In the close up we can see the colours of the Colombia´s flag. Red, blue and Yellow. The concrete base of this lighthouse is painted with this colours


http://www.dimar.mil.co/vbeContent/newsdetailmore.asp?id=5614&idcompany=43&comments=comm&constraste=N
DIMAR / Lighthouse section

Bonus!
Label with this lighthouse
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THE LOST ONE


Somewhere in this cay there is the Banco Serrana Lighthouse, but it is not visible from this height
 


Until now, this was the most entertaining issue of the year 2010. It was very fun try to locate the lighthouses and info about them. Thanks to 4-72 and thanks to Klaus for the alert.

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