Friday, September 28, 2012

DOUBTFUL - Rwanda - 2012

Format: Block with 3 stamps
Title: Lighthouses

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


**EDITED with a correction at the Release Date**
The correct date is September 15

Release Date: September 15, 2012
Postal Authority: La Poste de SPM - Bureau Philatelique
Title: Rencontre avec le Poitou - (Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, Poitou-Charentes Region)
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 76 x 36
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 1,15 €
Service:  with one of these stamps you can send a letter to France, Andorra or Monaco up to 30grs. Prioritaire service.
Design: R.Goineau and R.Irolla
Artists: Z.Hutinet, F.Gaspard
Gravure: Elsa Catelin
Printing Process: Mixed Offset and Taille-douce
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 85000
Lighthouse: Cap Blanc (Miquelon Island)

Here it is another example of reciprocity stamp from S.P.M. with lighthouses on it. In this case is with the city of Ouistreham:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

20120831 - RUSSIA

Release Date: August 31, 2012
Postal Authority: Russian Post
Stamp Production: Marka (
Title: APEC Russia 2012 – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, Vladivostok
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 8 stamps
Paper: Coated
Dimensions (mm): 65 x 32,50
Perf: 13 1/2
Facial: 13P. (Rouble - RUB)
Service: with this stamp you can send a local letter (regular mail) up to 20g.
Design: A.Moskovets
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 432000

This stamp was issued under the format of Booklet too

Dimensions (mm): 180 x 100
Number of sheets: 5 x 2 stamps
Designer: Rastorgueva M.
Quantity: 14000
Lighthouse: On the cover of the booklet.   Tokarev

Also with this stamp were issued a serie of postcards type "B". One of these is dedicated to Basargin Island Lighthouse.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

20121012 - JERSEY

Release Date: October 12, 2012
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Coastal Towers II
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 42.5 x 29
Design: Nick Shewring
Printing Method: Offset Litho 4 Colours
Printed by: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH, Austria

Lighthouse: Stamp number 5 of the serie. 

70  (0,70 Pound)
Service: With this stamp you can send a letter (40-60 grs) to Europe or a letter up to 10grs to the Rest of the World.

These other 3 stamps  are not lighthouses, but the towers are painted as daymarks.

Flicquet Tower

Ouaisné Tower

St. Catherine's Tower

Another view of NOIRMONT POINT Lighthouse at the bottom right of the complete sheet.

Jersey stamps:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

20120904 - ISRAEL

Release Date: September 04, 2012
Postal Authority: Israel Post
Title: Tourism - Visit Israel
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Sheets of: 8 stamps
Dimensions of Stamps (mm): 30 x 40
Currency: NIS - Israeli New Shekel  (ILS)
Face Value: 3 NIS
Service: 3 NIS is the cost of a Standard Domestic Letter 50-200 grs.
Design: Pini Hamou
Printing Process:  Offset in 4 colours
Printed by: Cartor Security Printings (France)

Stamp Number 2.  Complete Sheet

Lighthouse: Border of the sheet with a panoramic view of Old Jaffa and the port,  with the lighthouse of Jaffa on the right of that picture.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

20120913 - ESTONIA

** Images and data added**

Release Date: September 13, 2012
Postal Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses 2012
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps (2x5)
Perforation: 14 x 13 3/4
Dimensions (mm): 33 x 27.50
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.45€
Service: 0.45€ is the cost of a Domestic Standard Letter up to 50grs.
Design: Roman Matkiewicz
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: AS Vaba Maa
Quantity: 50.000
Lighthouse: Käsmu


First Day Cover

Fantastic MAXI CARD

**Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue**

Saturday, September 1, 2012

20120913 - ICELAND

*** Info added and
corrected Facial Value in
Engeyjarviti stamp ***

Release Date: September 13, 2012
Postal Authority: Pósturinn - Iceland Post
Title: Lighthouses II
Format: 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Design: Örn Smári Gíslason
Photo: Friðrik Örn Hjaltested
Paper: 196 gsm self adhesive
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé
Engeyjarvity: 350.000
Kálfshamarsviti: 250.000

Value: Permanent for Local letters up to 50g NON PRIORITY MAIL (Actual value: 103 Icelandic crowns ISK)
Lighthouse: Engeyjarviti

Value: Permanent for Europa letters up to 50g (Actual value: 175 Icelandic crowns ISK)
Lighthouse: Kálfshamarsviti

Thanks to Klaus for the information about this issue.