Tuesday, August 31, 2010

20100701 - Monaco

Release Date: July 01 - 2010
Stamp Authority: OETP - Office des Emissions de Timbres-Poste
Title: 50th Anniversary of the Maritime Police of Monaco
Format: 1 Stamp
Facial: 0,53 €
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Sheets of: 10 stamps.
Designer: Fabrice Monaci
Line-engraving: Yves Beaujard
Printing Process: 4 colours steel-engraving
Printed by: Philaposte - France

Lighthouse at the top of the stamp inspired by the two lighthouses demolished in 2006. The expansions works of the Port d´Hercule in Mónaco at that time,  were the reason of the destruction.

Thanks to Jaap and Daniel for the information.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Old but New - Uruguay 1895/1899

These stamps belong to the 1895/1899 Uruguay Definitives. (22 in total).
We can see the "Cathedral of Montevideo" on them. The south tower (left of the stamp) was a lighthouse until 1910 aprox.

Catalogue: S 128/129    Y 113/130

New Label

I have decided to start a new label with the name " Old but New ".
Under that label,  I will post images and information about old material recently incorporated to my collection.
If you have any question or need more information of that issues, please contact me.
I hope that you like it.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

20100324 - Sweden

Release Date: March 24 - 2010
Postal Authority: Posten
Title: Life at the Coast (another issue of Top of the World of Stamps)
Format: Block with 2 Stamps
Dimensions (mm): 105 x 70
Design: Norbert Tamas

Where is the Lighthouse?:  You will not find it in the stamps, nor in the block... The Lighthouses (yes, there are 2 of them) are in the collector's sheet of this issue.

We can see the Klava Lighthouse and in the back the Tynneskär Lighthouse, both located in Hönö (Sweden).


Monday, August 9, 2010

20100324 - Aland

Release Date: March 24, 2010
Postal Authority: Posten Aland
Title: Nordic - Life at the Coast - Kobba Klintar. (*)
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 105 x 70
Artist: Juha Pykäläinen
Paper: 105 g/m2
Printing Method: 4 Colour offset
Printed by: The Lowe Martin Group

Facial: Världen (World outside Europe. Actual value € 0.90)
Dimensions (mm): 72 x 28,5
Perf: 12 1/2

Lighthouse: On the ground we can see the remains of the complex of Kobba Klintar. It was a pilot station (the building at the right) and a fog signal (disapeared). Also a red pierlight established in the seventies is visible in the painting.

(*) This release is part of the joint issue "The North by the sea" between the nordic countries. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Island, Aland.  A very nice topic to collect too.   http://www.topoftheworld.nu/

Thanks to Jaap for the information about this stamp.

Monday, August 2, 2010

20100619 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Release Date: June 19 - 2010
Postal Authority: Croatian Post Ltd. Mostar (One of the three postal public operators in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Title: General Assembly of Matrix Croatica in the city of Citluk (B.H. - 19/06/2010)
Format: 1 Stamp
Designer: Ana Zovko
Printed by: Zrinski d.d. Cakovec

Facial: 1.00  (Convertible Mark)
Dimensions (mm): 29,82 x 48,28
Paper: White, 102g, adhesive
Sheet of: 8 Stamps + 2 Vignette

Lighthouse: Stylized.  Why they use a lighthouse?  In words of the Croatian Post Ltd.Mostar:  "...Matrix Croatica (Matica hrvatska), one of the oldest cultural Institutions of the Croatian people, like the lighthouse, has the leading role in the preservation of Croatian identity, culture and language..."

Thanks to Jaap for this info.