Friday, October 28, 2011

20111013 - United Kingdom

Release Date: October 13, 2011
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: UK A-Z Part 1
Format: Serie of 12 stamps for Part 1 (26 in total)
Sheets of: 30 / 60 stamps
Designer: Robert Maude and Sarah Davies
Printing Process: Lithography
Paper: with Phosphor all over and gum PVA
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing, Meaucé, France

Stamp of our interest: The second in the serie..., and because this is an alphabetical journey thru UK, the stamp is for the letter B (Blackpool, Lancashire)

Facial: 1st (First Class Mail)
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 35
Perforation: 14 1/2 x 14 1/2
Lighthouse: Blackpool Range Rear

The main atraction of the stamp is the Blackpool Tower.
The lighthouse is the smaller tower painted in black and white.

20110701 - CUBA

Release Date: July 01, 2011
Postal Authority: ECC Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: 65 Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Philippines and Cuba
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 24 stamps
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)
Facial: 85 (centavos - 0.85 CUP)
Lighthouse: Castillo del Morro

Thank you very much Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Monday, October 24, 2011

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Republic) 2011

Title: Fauna & Flora - Coquillages (Shells)
Format: Two Blocks...

 ... one of them with lighthouses as background.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

20111027 - ALDERNEY

Release Date: October 27, 2011
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: Christmas 2011 - An Alderney Winter Wonderland
Format: Serie of 7 stamps
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Designer: The Potting Shed
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH (OeSD)

Stamp of our interest: Number 4 in the serie

Facial: 48p (pence - 0,48 pound)
Dimensions (mm): 38,55 x 29,584
Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14 1/4
Lighthouse: Alderney / Mannez (Alderney)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

20111027 - GUERNSEY

Release Date: October 27, 2011
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: Christmas 2011 - A Winter Wonderland
Format: Serie of 7 stamps
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Designer: The Potting Shed
Paper: 104gsm unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Southern Colour Press

Stamp of our interest: Number 4 in the serie

Facial: 48p (pence - 0,48 pound - GGP)
Photo: by Karen Millard (selected from the photographic competition organized for this issue)
Dimensions (mm): 41,5 x 30
Perforation: 13 1/3 x 13 1/3
Lighthouse: Castle Breakwater (St Peter Port)



20111018 - CROATIA

Release Date: October 18, 2011
Postal Authority: Hrvatska pošta
Title: Lighthouses 2011
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Designer: O. Franković, I. Vučić  (Zagreb)
Paper: white 102g, gummed
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Printed by: "Zrinski" - Čakovec
Quantity: 100000 series

Dimensions (mm): 48,28 x 29,82
Perforation: 14
Currency: Kuna (code:HRK)

Facial: 3.10 (Kn)
Lighthouse: Prišnjak
(Look for it in the upper right side of the island, is
that little red point in the stamp)

Facial: 7.10 (kn)
Lighthouse: Blitvenica

Facial: 3.10 (Kn)
Lighthouse: Mulo

First Day Cover

First Day Cancellation

Full Sheets

Thanks to Drazen from Croatia for the information, also to Jaap and Klaus for the images. Sorry to all the followers for the delay of this post.

Friday, October 14, 2011

20110411 - NETHERLANDS

Release Date: April 11, 2011
Postal Authority: TNT Post
Title: Mooi Nederland - Beautiful Netherlands - Breda
Format: Block with 5 stamps
Designer: Huug Schipper - Studio Tint
Paper: normal with phosphor tagging
Gum: Synthetic
Printing Process: Offset in four colours
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print (The Netherlands)
Quantity: 85000 blocks


It is a lighthouse, but It´s not a lighthouse.  This art work stands on the corner of Emmastraat and Academiesingel at Breda (Netherlands) and was made by architect Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) in 1992. Although this is not a lighthouse, I decided to show it, in tribute to the author for choosing this particular design for his work.

Thanks Jaap for the info about this issue.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

DOUBTFUL - Congo (Democratic Republic) 2011

Title: Whales and Lighthouses

Format: Serie of 6 stamps.

 * Klaus Huelse noted a mistake in this issue. In the bottom left stamp, the lighthouse (Bunbury or Casuarina Point) is located in Australia, not South Africa.

Individual Blocks

2 Blocks with 3 stamps each

 Thanks to Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

20111005 - St Pierre and Miquelon

Release Date: October 05, 2011
Postal Authority: La Poste de SPM - Bureau Philatelique
Title: L'anse á Bertrand - Bertrand´s Cove
Format:  Tryptic  -  2 stamps plus center without value.
Dimensions (mm):
Designer: Michel Borotra
Engraver: Eve Luquet
Printing Method: Taille Douce
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Center Complement without

Lighthouse I: Ile aux Marines

Rocher Bertrand daymarker (not a lighthouse).

Preview of the stamps published by SPM Timbres in the
2011 Philatelic Program at the begining of the year

Final work

Friday, October 7, 2011

20111105 - Isle of Man

Release Date: November 5, 2011
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: Top Gear     *(TV program from England)
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Designed by: Dave Macdonald
Paper: 110 gms
Printing Process: Offset Lithography in 4 colours
Printed by: Lowe-Martin

Stamp of our interest:

Facial: 37p (pence - 0,37 Manx Pound - IMP)
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30,77
Perforation: 14

The image from the stamp was taken in the port of Dover (England). Just above the head of the "sailor" we can see the South Breakwater East Arm Head (ALL A0929) painted in green.

Are you interested about the car on the stamp? Follow this link to a video in Youtube to see how this story began and how it ends...

Thanks to Jaap for the help on this post.