Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Blog

Hello Friends:

I started a new proyect.  A new blog with a list of stamps with lighthouses issued until these days.  It will grow slowly,  step by step, but in continuos way.
Take a look at it.

I hope that it evolve well.

We keep in touch

New Section

Hello Friends:

I put a new section on the right bar.  It is called "Under watch".  Over there are listed possible lighthouse issues.  

If you have information about some of them, it is welcome.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

20120528 - EGYPT

Release Date: May 28, 2012
Postal Authority: Egypt Post
Title: The 20th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations - Azerbaijan/Egypt
Format: 2 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 50 x 30
Perf: 13
Facial: LE 2.5 (2.5 Egyptian Pound - EGP)
Lighthouse: Stamp N.1 with the Maiden Tower in Azerbaijan

First Day Cover and Cancellation with images of
Maiden Tower too.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Friday, July 20, 2012

20120704 - NEW ZEALAND

******   UPDATED ******

We have to take a better look at this issue.  Nizam (author of send me today, better images of 2 other stamps of Tiki Tour 2 that contains more lighthouses. Well..., some people (included me) could say that only 1 of those stamps are LH stamp, but lets see...

Stamp 13 in the block
Castle Point Lighthouse
Top-Right corner of the stamp
 Here it is a better image of the lighthouse for reference.

Stamp 20 in the block

Well..., what to do with this stamp?   There are 2 featured things in Taiaroa Head.   Royal Albatros and a Lighthouse.  We have the albatros on the front, so the construction in the background have to be the lighthouse.

But the problem is that it doesn´t look like Taiaroa Head Lighthouse.

What is that?  A free interpretation from the artist/designer of the stamp?  

In conclusion:  At this moment I take the stamp N.13 (Castle Point) as a Lighthouse Stamp.  Regarding the N.20, I will continue to look for more information about buildings in that zone,  and of course all the info that you can provide is welcome.

Thanks again Nizam for the images.

******  ORIGINAL POST *****

Release Date: July 04, 2012
Postal Authority: New Zealand Post
Title: A Tiki Tour of New Zealand 2  (*)
Format: Block with 20 stamps
Design: Geoff Francis.  Illustrator: Evan Purdie. Assignment Group, Wellington, New Zealand.
Paper: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Printing Process: Offset Lithography in 4 colours
Printed by: Southern Colour Print Ltd

Stamp (Number 1 in the serie)

Currency: New Zealand Dollar - NZD
Facial: 70c (0.70 NZD)
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 40,6
Perforation: 14,286 x 14,286
Lighthouse: Cape Reinga

Take a look at the Tiki Tour 1 from 2009...

...and the stamp of our interest

Thanks Ravi for the alert on this issue

(*) from

Tiki Tour: (New Zealand slang)
1- a sight-seeing journey with no particular destination in mind.
2- taking the scenic route to a destination.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

20120706 - MONTENEGRO

Release Date: July 06, 2012
Postal Authority:  Pošta Crne Gore - Montenegro Post
Title: Navigation 2012 - Lighthouses - Volujica and Verige
Format: 2 stamps
Sheets of: 9 stamps (8 value + 1 complement)
Design: Slađana Bajić-Bogdanović
Paper: Tullis Russell (Chancellor Litho PVA GUM 102 GM/2)
Printed by: Blicdruk - Sarajevo
Quantity: 40000 series

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial: 0,30 €
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 42
Perforation: 13 1/4
Lighthouse: Volujica. Located near the port of Bar.

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial: 0,30 €
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 42
Perforation: 13 1/4
Lighthouse: Verige.  Also known as Tursky. Located at the west side of the northern entrance of the Verige strait.  Both locations are shown in the FDC below.


First Day Cover

Full sheets with the complement located
at the center

Thanks JAAP for the alert and the info about this issue

Thanks to Monteblack (seller of Delcampe) for the images of this post.

Friday, July 13, 2012

20120714 - LITHUANIA

Release Date: July 14, 2012
Postal Authority: Lietuvos Paštas
Title: 760th Anniversary of Klaipėda
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Lithuanian Litas (LTL)
Facial: 2 Lt
Design: Valdonė Bručienė
Quantity: 100000
Lighthouse: Klaipeda

Thanks Nizam for the alert on this issue.
Check his site about new issues in this adress:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

20120725 - ALDERNEY

Release Date: July 25, 2012
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: Alderney Invertebrates: Tiger Moths & Ermines
Format: 6 stamps + Block with 6 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Block Dimensions (mm): 140 x 100
Design: Petula Stone
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: BDT International

Facial: 69 (0,69 pound)
Dimensions (mm): 38 x 30,56
Perforation: 13 3/4
Lighthouse: Alderney


Complete Sheets with a view of the Lighthouse


Monday, July 9, 2012

20120509 - PORTUGAL - AZORES

Release Date: May 09, 2012
Postal Authority: CTT Correios de Portugal SA
Title: Visit Portugal Azores - EUROPA Issue
Format: 1 stamp + 1 Block with 2 stamps
Stamp Dimensionss (mm): 40 x 30,60
Block Dimensions (mm): 125 x 95
Individual stamp in sheets of: 10 stamps
Design: Atelier Acácio Santos / Helder Soares
Paper: FSC 110 g/m2
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Cartor
Stamp: 185000
Block: 60000

Stamp of our interest (Number 1 in the block)

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial: € 0,68
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30,60
Perforation: 13 with Cross of Christ
Photo: M.Abreu / Fotobanco
Lighthouse: Horta Breakwater (Faial Island - Azores). And a very nice view of Mount Pico (Pico Island) in the background.

Horta Breakwater  -  ALL D2694

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

20120323 - JAMAICA

Reprint of 2011 issue

Hello friends:

In march, Jamaica released a reprint set of the 2011 Lighthouses issue.

Today (finally!),  I had personal contact with these stamps. Same colours, same facial values...,  but there is a diference between last year and this year.  A little number 2012 was printed at the bottom of the stamps.

The numbers are very difficult to see at naked eye (especially in the $60 stamp).

But, due to the presence of these numbers,  this set is a different and a new set according with my humble interpretation.

Next, the scans of the 4 new stamps with her older sisters.

Negril Point   -  $ 20

Morant Point - $ 50

Lover´s Leap - $ 60

Galina Point  -  $ 200

Information about the 2011 issue: