Friday, January 13, 2012

20120100 - NEW ZEALAND

Availability Date: January 2012
Postal Authority: New Zealand Post
Title: Best of 2011  -  Kiwi Collector Rewards (*)
Format: 3 Blocks
Lighthouse: Same image in the 3 Blocks. A fantastic view of Castle Point Lighthouse

(*) These items are not for sale to the general public.  You can get this material using Kiwi Collector points.
You earn these points in every purchase you make through your customer account in New Zealand Post.  $1 = 1 point. And in this case you have to spend 600 points in the 3 blocks (or 200 points if you want only 1).
That is why these blocks will be a very rare item in your collection if you can get one or all of them.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

20120213 - BELGIUM

Release Date: February 13, 2012
Postal Authority: Bpost
Title: Visit Belgium (Europa 2012)
Format: Block with 2 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 120 x 80
Designer: Ever Meulen
Printing Process: Offset

Stamp: Number 2

Facial: Permanent Value - Europa 3 - Letter 0/100 g
Dimensions (mm): 40,2 x 27,66
Perforation: 11 1/2
Lighthouse: Stylized

Thanks Klaus for the information

Saturday, January 7, 2012

20110422 - Tanzania

Release Date: April 22, 2011
Postal Authority: Tanzania Posts Corporation
Title: Wonders of Zanzibar
Format: Serie - 11 stamps

Facial: 600/= (600 shilling - TZS)
Lighthouse: Chumbe
Thanks to Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2013 - Gibraltar

This is not confirmed yet.
This is a POSSIBLE Lighthouse issue
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Postal Authority: Gibraltar Post
Title: Old views of Gibraltar III
Why is Under Watch?: Because Europa Point Lighthouse. This is the third part of the serie. The previous stamps didn´t show the lighthouse.  So, this time, the possibilities are better. 

2011 - Mayotte

Jorge from Canada, send me this image of a stamp from Mayotte (2011).  I believe that this is a view of the city of Dzaoudzi in XIX century.  What is that tower? An ancient lighthouse?  I am searching information and your comments are welcome too.

2012 - URUGUAY


Issuing Entity: Uruguay
Date: November 2012
Title: Cruises 2012
Why is under watch?:

Third Cruises issue from Uruguay. Serie that started in 2010. Both previous issues had Lighthouses.  I bet some money that in this one a lighthouse will appear too.

2010 - Isla de Lobos Lighthouse

2011 - Cerro de Montevideo Lighthouse

 Any news or images about the 2012 stamps will be welcome... And do not take seriously the bet.


This is not confirmed yet.

This is a POSSIBLE Lighthouse issue.

Issuing entities: Gibraltar, Alderney, Guernsey, Tristan, Saint Helena, and posible others.
Date: 2010
Title: Battle of Britain
Why is under watch?: In 2010 several post offices released stamps conmemorating the 70 anniversary of the Battle of Britain. All of them had in common this block.  The art of the block is the same and it shows (correct me if I am wrong), the White Cliffs of Dover.  Could that white building over the cliff, be the South Foreland Lighthouse?
I am looking for one of these blocks and take a better look at the white blur. I´ll keep you inform.

2012 - Alderney



Issuing entity: Guernsey Post
Release Date: October 31
Title: The History of Alderney Harbour
Why is under watch?:  Either the Inner Harbour, or the Old Pier, or the New Pier,  all of them have lights.  Something is going to be shown.