Saturday, June 29, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2013

More Lighthouses from Togo
Code: TOG-2013-02
Release Date: June 03, 2013
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
 Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.


Friday, June 28, 2013

20130629 - LITHUANIA

Code: LIT-2013-01
Release Date: June 29, 2013
Postal Authority: Lietuvos Paštas
Title: 90 years of Klaipeda Port transfer to Lithuania
Format: Block
Dimensions (mm): 120 x 50
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 30 x 35,5
Design: R. Bartkus
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Coated
Quantity: 25.000
Printed by: Garsų pasaulis
Do not look for the lighthouse on the stamp. This is a case where the lighthouse is on the extra material released with the stamp.  We have a look of Klaipeda lighthouse on the First Day Cover and the Maxicard.


30 days from now, on July 27, we have the release of  "Technical Monuments".  Klaipeda (again) and Cape Vente lighthouse on the stamps.
Thanks Dmitrij for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

20130828 - JAPAN

Code: JAP-2013-03
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Postal Authority: Japan Post
Title: 68th National Sports Festival - TOKIO
Format: Minisheet of 10 stamps (5 designs)
Dimensions (mm): 200 x 84
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 34 x 28
Design: Satoshi Maruyama
Ilustrator: Jinshan Satoshi 
Printing Process: Offset 5 colours
Quantity: 600.000 sheets
Currency: Yen - JPY

Stamps 3 and 4 of Minisheet
(Same Design)
80  (JPY)
Service: Local Standar Letter up to 25gr

Lighthouse: I have not 100% visual confirmation because the image is not good enough.  But if you see a red tower under the Tokio Gate Bridge, the chances are very high that the tower be the Tokio Gate East Breakwater.  And when a better image appears it is posible that we can confirm a second lighthouse on the stamp.  White circle with the West Breakwater.


UPDATED  April 2017

Thanks to Vladimir that send this image that confirms the 2 Breakwaters of the Tokio Gate Bridge. East and West.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20130613 - BARBADOS

Code: BAR-2013-01
Release Date: June 13, 2013
Postal Authority: The Barbados Postal Service - BPS
Title: Lighthouses 2013
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Printed by: BDT International Sercurity Printing LTD
Currency: Barbadian Dollar - BBD

65c (0.65 BBD)
Service: Inland Postcard or Letter up to 20g

Harrison Point Lighthouse - BARBADOS

$ 1.50 (BBD)
Service: Airmail to Caribbean Commonwealth, Venezuela
Martinique, Guadalupe and Netherlands Antilles up to 10g.

South Point Lighthouse - BARBADOS

$ 1.80  (BBD)
Service: Airmail to rest of Caribbean and North
America up to 10g

Needham´s Point Lighthouse

$ 2.20 (BBD)
Service: Airmail to Europe, Central and South
América up to 10g

Ragged Point // East Point Lighthouse - BARBADOS

First Day Cover

Thanks to Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Friday, June 21, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands

Code: SOL-2013-01
Date: March 29, 2013
Title: Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Stamp N.4 of Minisheet
Continuing with the fever for the art of the doubtful releases of 2013,  now is the turn of Solomon Islands.  Between dozens of minisheets and blocks, we find 2 of them dedicated to Paul Signac. 
One of the painting is "Women at the well" and it depicts a stylized version of the Saint-Tropez Jetty Head Light. 
If you find this painting familiar, is because we saw this in another doubtful issue of Palau a few weeks ago.
Palau - 2013

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

20130718 - GIBRALTAR

Code: GIB-2013-01
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Stamp Authority: Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau
Title: 60th Anniversary of the first Queen Elizabeth II Definitive
Format: Serie of 14 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 42 x 26.44
Design: Stephen Perera
Original Illustration: Norman Cumming (1953)
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Printed by: Lowe-Martin International
Currency: Pound

Stamp 9
50p  (0.50 Pound)
Service: Postcard or Priority Letter up to 10g Worldwide
(outside Europe)

Europa Point - GIBRALTAR
Stamp 11
60p (0.60 Pound)
Service: Priority Letter to Morocco or Europe up to 30 gr

Distant view of the Strait with 2 lights on both shores
Spain - (right) - Punta Carnero
Morocco - (left) - Malabata

60 years after, Gibraltar release this  set of 14 stamps with almost identical looks to the originals definitives.  The only difference is the face value.  Next there is an image with the 2 lighthouse stamps with the original value.

Sc 140  142

Sunday, June 16, 2013

20130731 - GUERNSEY

Code: GUE-2013-01
Release Date: July 31, 2013
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post
Title: Guernsey Press  1813-2013   200 Years
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm):  37,54 x 42
Perf: 12,85
Design: Charlotte Barnes
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Paper: 110g PVA Adhesive - No watermark
Printed by: Lowe Martin

Stamp Number 6 of the serie
79  (0.79 Pound)
Service: Europe and Worldwide Standard Letter
up to 40 gr

Castle Breakwater - St.Peter Port

Saturday, June 15, 2013

20130101 - YEMEN

Code: YEM-2013-01
Release Date: January 01, 2013   **The serie was printed with the year 2012 on it,  but these stamps were registered in the Universal Postal Union site,  with the date  01/01/2013 as issue date (WNS / UPU site)**
Postal Authority: Yemen Post - General Corporation of Yemen Post & Postal Savings
Title: Lighthouses of Yemen
Format: Serie of 3 stamps AND Block with 1 stamp
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 50 x 32     32 x 50
Perf: 14
Currency: Rial - YER

70 (YER)
Perim High Lighthouse

100 (YER)
Ra´s Marshag Lighthouse

160 (YER)
Elephant´s Back Lighthouse

Stamp from Block
200 (YER)
Perim High Lighthouse

Friday, June 14, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic

Date: March 25, 2013
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Friday, June 7, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Republic)

Date: April 30, 2013
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Saturday, June 1, 2013

20130517 - CUBA

Code: CUB-2013-01
Release Date: May 17, 2013
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: Centenary of First Flight Cayo Hueso (Key West) - Habana
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: Cuban Peso - CUP
Facial: 2.05

Lighthouse: Castillo del Morro - La Habana

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue