Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2012

Format: 2 Blocks
Title: Faróis

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Friday, November 16, 2012

20121024 - SURINAME

... and the wait is over!!! 

Weeks later of the release date, the first images of this issue are emerging in internet.
This release was the most intriguing of the year for me. The final result is a set of 6 stamps with an interesting selection of lights from South America,  5 of them never seen before on stamps (*)

Release Date: October 24, 2012
Postal Authority: Surpost
Title: Lighthouses
Format: serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 2 series (12 stamps) + 3 complements without value
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 26 x 36
Perf: 14
Currency: Surinamese Dollar - SRD

1.00 (SRD)
Cabo Raper - CHILE - ALL G1562

3.00  (SRD)
Punta Huacho - PERU - ALL G2071
5.00   (SRD)
Piedra Diamante (Río de la Plata)- ARGENTINA - ALL G0789
(Maintained by Argentina, located in shared
waters with Uruguay)

6.00  (SRD)
Manta Port / Breakwater Head - ECUADOR - ALL G3073
7.00   (SRD)
São João - Northern BRAZIL - ALL G0072
This is the nearest to Suriname.
(About 1400 kms from Paramaribo)

8.00  (SRD)
Morro Grande / Santa Marta - COLOMBIA - ALL J6256
Full Sheet
(*) The  São João lighthouse appeared in "Faros 1995" from Brazil.
Thanks to Gazmito (Del Campe seller) for the images.
Thanks to Kramer for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DOUBTFUL - Tchad 2012

Official Release Date: September 04, 2012
Format: 16 stamps divided in 4 series. Individual stamps in sheets of 6 stamps. Also blocks of 1 and 4 stamps.

Are you ready to spend some money?...
Hmmmm,  No.

Lighthouses and SeaBirds
Blocks of 1 stamp
Block of 4 stamps
Lighthouses and Sharks
Blocks of 1 stamp
Block of 4 stamps
Lighthouses and Seals
Blocks of 1 stamp
Block of 4 stamps
Lighthouses and Shells
Blocks of 1 stamp
Block of 4 stamps
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Friday, November 2, 2012

20121031 ALDERNEY

and a NEW STAMP ***
Block with the complete serie and
Alderney Lighthouse

Release Date: October 31, 2012
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: The History of Alderney Harbour
Format: Serie of 6 stamps + Block with 6 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm):  38 x 30.56
Perforation: 13 3/4
Design: Richard Thompson
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper:  110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Printed by: BDT International

52  (0.52 pound)
Local (Bailiwick) Standard
 Large Letter up 100g

Braye Harbour End Breakwater Light
A1538.5  ?

59 (0.59 pound)
Europe/Worldwide Standard
Letter up to 20 grs

Lights at the entry of
Little Crabby Harbour (Braye)
A 1539.1  and  A1539.2

Better view of A1539.1  in
the 10 stamps sheet

69  (0.69 pound)
UK, Jersey and Isle of Man Standard
Large Letter up to 20grs

Alderney Lighthouse

Thanks Jaap for the alert on the images.

(**) Confirmed Under-watch issue.