Saturday, January 29, 2011

20110707 - Germany

Thanks Klaus for the image

Release Date: July 07, 2011
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses (2011)
Format: 2 stamps
- Arngast (€ 0.55)
- Dahmeshöved (€ 0.90)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy Birthday! - Sri Lanka 1996

A day like today, January 22 but in the year 1996, Sri Lanka released this serie dedicated to lighthouses. Little Basses Reef, Great Basses Reef, Devinuwara (Dondra Head) and Point de Galle are the lighthouses depicted in this issue.
The third stamp of the serie, Dondra Head was choosen for subsequent reprints and surcharges.

Catalogue: Sc 1147/1149 - 1150

Friday, January 14, 2011

20110411 - Spain

Thanks Santiago

Release Date: April 11, 2011
Postal Authority: Correos
Title: Faros
Format: Block with 6 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 115,2 x 105,8
Paper: Coated, gummed, phosphorescent.
Printing Process: Photogravure
Printed By: RCM-FNMT Real Casa de la Moneda-Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Quantity: 280000

Facial: 0,65€ (Euros- EUR)
Dimensions (mm): 28,8 x 40,9
Perforation: 13 1/4 x 13 3/4

- Calella (Barcelona)
- Chipiona (Cadiz)
- La Entellada (Fuenteventura Island)
- Cap de Sant Sebastiá (Girona)
- Castell de Ferro (Granada)
- Valencia (Valencia)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DOUBTFUL - St. Thomas & Prince 2010

Filatelia de Portugal
Lighthouses: Cape Mondego and Aveiro

Monday, January 3, 2011

Old but New - New Zealand 1981

Thanks to Daniel from Spain for send this serie from New Zealand (1981).

The "NZ Life Insurance" stamps have a rich history. All began in 1891 with a serie of 6 stamps that had the honor of be the first "postal stamps" with a lighthouse on it.
90 years after, New Zealand ended this family of stamps with the serie that shown at the begining.

For a time-line and more info about NZ Life Insurance, please follow this link:

And if you like to enjoy a little part of the stamp collection from Daniel (father), please follow this link: