Sunday, December 29, 2013

20131211 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2013-03
Release Date: December 11, 2013
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: 100 years of Rampla Juniors Football Club
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 8 stamps + center complement
Design: Gabriel Casas / Gabriel Zuluaga
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15.000 stamps
Currency: Uruguayan Peso - UYU
Facial: $ 15
Service: Ordinary (Simple) Local Letter up to 20 grs.
Lighthouse: Cerro de Montevideo Fortress in coat of arms

Sorry, but after 2 weeks of search, this was the best image that I could find.  Below this words there is an image of how the coat of arms of Rampla Juniors looks.  When I can access to the stamp, I will update this post with better images.

This is the second stamp from  Uruguay this year related to Football Clubs and their centenaries.  Coincidence. This one, like the first ( Club Atletico Defensor ) have a lighthouse in his coat of arms.
Rampla Juniors is located in "Villa del Cerro", an urbanization surrounding the Cerro of Montevideo, and the distance between the football field and the lighthouse is about 1.5 / 2 kilometers.

Full Sheet
Center complement with the coat of arms

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas


Congratulations and Merry Christmas to Glynne from Jedburgh (Scotland), winner of the contest between the voters of the Best Issue of 2013.  A Souvenir Sheet like this is yours.


And of course, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the friends, readers and followers of this blog.
We keep in touch with more news soon.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Stamps with Lighthouses - AWARDS 2013


New Zealand Coastlines
September 04
Set of 5 stamps issued in single stamps and Souvenir Sheet
Click here to visit the post

2nd   Place

Lighthouses III
June 14
Set of 4 stamps issued in Minisheets
Click here to visit the post

3rd   Place

Lighthouses of Azerbaijan
Absheron Archipelago
April 11
Set of 5 stamps issued in Minisheets
Click here to visit the post

Countries that complete the Top 10


This was a very good year of issues.  And your participation in this poll was great. 
Unlike last year, there is less of me and more of you in this list.  It was a surprise to me that Poland reached the 2nd place.
I received 37 opinions that helped me to build this list. As a rewards for taking time to vote, I have an extra souvenir sheet of the winner (New Zealand Coastlines) to share with you. 
I will choose (at random) a winner among voters and for Christmas day I will post the name.

We keep in touch

Thursday, December 19, 2013

2014 Preview

This is a table with dates of confirmed issues of lighthouse stamps for 2014.  We have the regular countries present (Germany, Estonia, Croatia, Iceland). Other country that resumed the issue of lighthouse stamps (Latvia),  and a new and interesting presence in the table (Faroe Islands).

 Faroe Islands
April 28 
 3 stamps
May 30 
 3 stamps
July 03 
 2 stamps
September 11
 2 stamps
September 12
 1 stamp 
October 17 
 2 stamps 

This list is only the begining.  More issues will be added for sure.  Please, keep me updated about any info that you find about new issues of this great topic of philately.  Thanks in advance.

Next week and like a Christmas present... the annual award of Best Issue of 2013. Stay tuned.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

20131202 - GREECE

Code: GRE-2013-01
Release Date: December 02, 2013
Postal Authority: Helenic Post
Title: National Historical Events - 100th Anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Currency: Euro - EUR

0.72 (EUR)
Service: Local Letter 1st Class up to 20g

LIGHTHOUSE:   Chania  (E-4781)


Maxi Card

Conmemorative Envelope with the Stamp and
Medal with the lighthouse too

CHANIA Lighthouse was also present in the very nice issue of 2009.  Check it out HERE

Friday, December 6, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2013

Code: MOZ-2013-01
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Title: Lighthouses and Sea Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thursday, December 5, 2013

20131002 – St. MAARTEN


Code: STM-2013-01
Release Date: October 02, 2013
Postal Authority: St Maarten Postal Services
Title: Lighthouses 2013
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 2 series
Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder - ANG

150c  (1.5 ANG)
Cape Hatteras - USA
ALL   J-2396

200c  ( 2 ANG)
Portland Breakwater - USA
ALL J-0193.8

250c ( 2.5 ANG)
Cape St.George - USA

300c ( 3 ANG)
Moloka`i - USA
ALL G-7292

400c (4 ANG)
Pensacola - USA
ALL J-3394

450c ( 4.5 ANG)
Rock of Ages  - USA

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Monday, November 25, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2013

Code: NIG-2013-02
Date: July 01, 2013
Title: Great Sailboats and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Also available in blocks with different combination of stamps






Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Saturday, November 16, 2013

20131116 - ITALY

Code: ITA-2013-01
Release Date: November 16, 2013
Postal Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Tourism 2013
Format: 5 stamps
Sheets of: 28 stamps (Manifesto stamp: sheets of 45)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 48 x 40    30 x 40
Perf: 11
Currency: Euro
San Leo and Tropea: T.Trinca
Scanno and Ponza: A.Ciaburro
Printing Process: Rotogravure
Printed by: I.P.Z.S. Rome
Quantity: 2.800.000 series (Manifesto stamp: 3.150.000)

€ 0.70
Rotonda della Maddona - ALL E-1580

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Friday, November 15, 2013

DOUBTFUL - St. Thomas & Prince 2013

Code: STP-2013-03
Date: September 10, 2013
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Unidentified Lighthouse on the Block

DOUBTFUL - Tchad 2013

Code: TCH-2013-01
Release Date: 2013
Title: Dogs
Format: 2 Minisheets of 4 stamps each

Unidentified Lighthouse on Border

Saturday, November 9, 2013

20131015 - KOREA DPR

Booklet Cover
Code: NKR-2013-01
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Postal Authority: The State Stamp Bureau of DPRK
Title: Ships

Format: Serie of 4 stamps.  Issued in regular stamps and Booklet of 4 stamps (1 serie)
Sheets of: 4 stamps (same design) + 2 complements
Currency: North Korean Won - KPW
Lighthouses: One of the complements of the 4 sheets depicts a light.

30 won Stamp Sheet
Sokkun Som  -   ALL  M 4488

50 won Stamp Sheet
Chamae Do / Jamae Do  -  ALL M 4118

90 won Stamp Sheet
Pido / P'i Do - ALL    M 4126
110 won Stamp Sheet
Taecho Do / Daecho Do - ALL  M 4558
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Friday, November 8, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Malawi 2013

Code: MAW-2013-01
Release Date: 2013
Title: Sailing Ships
Format: 2 Minisheets of 4 stamps each
Lighthouse: on the border of both minisheets