Wednesday, August 21, 2013

20130823 - LATVIA

Code: LAT-2013-01
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Postal Authority: Latvija's Pasts
Title: Latvian ports – Liepāja Freeport
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 45 x 28
Perf: 13 1/4 x 13 1/2
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 123 x 176
Currency: Lats (LVL) / Euro (EUR)
Facial: 98 (0.98 LVL)  / 1.39 (EUR)
Design: Girts Griva
Paper: Chalky
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 30000
Lighthouse: Liepāja (C-3396)
About Latvia..., take note for next year (September 26, 2014) because we will have a release with the title "Lighthouses".   
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

20130819 - BULGARIA

Code: BUL-2013-01
Release Date: August 19, 2013
Postal Authority: Bulgarian Posts
Title: International Philatelic Salon "Sofia 2013" - Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 2 stamps and 2 complements (*)
Dimensions (mm): 99 x 66
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 33 x 22
Perf: 13
Currency: Lev - BGN
Design: Viliam Kitanov
Printing Method: Offset
Quantity: 2100 Minisheets
0.25 (0.25 BGN)

Lighthouse: Shabla  (E-5016)

0.32  (0.32 BGN)

Lighthouse: Nos Kaliakra (E 5012)

 (*) Lighthouses 2001 reprinted in Minisheet format.

Original Issue from 2001
Sc 4198-4199
Lighthouses 2001 with Security Perforation from 2003
Sc 4198a - 4199a

The year 2013 was printed in the new stamps

Technical information of this issue taken from "Stamps of Bulgaria".  Web-Site about bulgarian stamps created by Ivan Shishkov. Thank you very much. Visit his site following the next link:

Stamps of Bulgaria

Monday, August 19, 2013

20130726 - SOUTH AFRICA

Code: SAF-2013-01
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Postal Authority: South African Post Office
Title: Centenary of Port Elizabeth 1913-2013
Format: Serie of 10 stamps in Minisheet
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 130 x 207
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 48 x 30.45
Artwork: Tim Hopwood and Historic photos from various museums
Printing Process: Offset Litho in 4 colours + phosphor
Paper: Self adhesive litho coated stamp paper with coated release-247 gsm
Gum: Self adhesive
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Quantity: 50.000 Minisheets
Stamp N.2 and border of Minisheet
Permanent Value
Service: Local Registered Letter Small

Lighthouse: Port Elizabeth / The Hill
Thank you very much to George Louit for the alert on this issue.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

20130805 - RUSSIA

Code: RUS-2013-02
Release Date: August 05, 2013
Postal Authority: Russian Post
Title: Passenger Ferries - Joint issue Russia - Aland Islands
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 12 stamps
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 180 x 205
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 50 x 37
Perf: 12
Design: Ulyanovsk C.
Printing Method: Offset
Paper: Coated
Quantity: 456.000
Lighthouse: No Lighthouse on the stamp but a nice view in the First Day Cover


Dimensions (mm): 220 x 110
Printing Method: Offset
Quantity: 8.000
Lighthouse: Nottö (Aland Islands, ALL C-4647)

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Thursday, August 15, 2013

20130904 - NEW ZEALAND

...and here we have a top candidate to best issue for 2013...

Code: NZL-2013-01
Release Date: September 04, 2013
Postal Authority: New Zealand Post
Title: New Zealand Coastlines
Format: Serie of 5 stamps and Minisheet with the same 5 stamps
Sheets of: 25 stamps with the same denomination
Design: Creative, Wellington, NZ
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Paper: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Printed by: Southern Colour Print Ltd
Currency: New Zealand Dollar - NZD
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 60 x 25
Perf: 13,33 x 13,60
Stamp N. 1
70c  (0.70 NZD)
Service:  Local Normal Letter up to 500g

Lighthouse: Castle Point (100th anniversary 1913-2013)
This lighthouse is visible in the Minisheet too

Stamp N. 2
$1.40  (NZD)
Service: Local Large Letter up to 500g, or
Fast Local Normal Letter up to 500g

Lighthouse: Nugget Point
Stamp N. 3
$1.90 (NZD)
Service: Postcard Worldwide, or
Normal Letter up to 200g to Australia and South Pacific

Lighthouse: East Cape
Stamp N. 4
$2.40 (NZD)
Service: Normal Letter up to 200g Worldwide, or
Large Letter up to 200g to Australia and South Pacific

Lighthouse: Pencarrow Head
Old (upper left) on the hill,  and New (down center) on the beach
Stamp N. 5
$2.90 (NZD)
Service: Large Letter up to 200g Worldwide, or
Extra Large Letter up to 200g to Australia and South Pacific

Lighthouse: Cape Campbell
Barely visible with this quality of picture at the center of the stamp

First Day Cover


Presentation Pack


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Updated 2012 PDF File Available

Hello Friends:

It is now available the updated version of the stamps from 2012. It contains the 2 issues recently discovered.  North Korea and Azerbaijan. This last one, posted right below here.

Click here to download

It´s a free hosting service. If you have any problem to download the file from there, you can send me a mail and I will send you a copy. Just put in the subjet "2012 File". No need to write something else.


20120406 - AZERBAIJAN

Code: AZE-2012-01
Release Date: April 06, 2012
Postal Authority: Azermarka Company
Title: Baku City
Format: 1 stamp with label
Sheets of: 12 stamps + 12 Labels
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40 x 28
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 180 x 250
Perf: 14 x 14 1/4 - Exist imperforated version too
Design: Khasay Mirzoyev
Printing Process: Offset

Paper: Chalky
Quantity: 60.000 stamps

Lighthouse:  Border of sheet with Maiden's Tower

Thanks Reto and thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue from 2012

Saturday, August 10, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2013

Code: TOG-2013-03
Release Date: June 03, 2013
Title: 150th Anniversary of Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Stamp 2 of Minisheet
Lighthouse: Is this painting familiar for you?  Third stamp of the year 2013 with the painting "Young Women of Provence at the Well", showing a stylized version of the Saint-Tropez Jetty Head Light.

First Palau, then Solomon Island, and now Togo.

Friday, August 9, 2013

20130405 - FRANCE

*** UPDATE ***
Yesterday I received a copy of this booklet from France about horses.   And after a closer view of the stamps, I cleared a doubt about a second stamp with lighthouse in this issue.  The stamp number 2 has a lighthouse too.  It is like a phantom lighthouse.

Tall Tower + Short Tower + Normandie = Barfleur + Gatteville 

Thanks Jaap again,  for the alert on these 2 stamps.

*** Original Post from Here ***
Date March 20, 2013

Code: FRA-2013-01
Release Date: April 05, 2013
Postal Authority: La Poste
Title: Horses of our Regions  /   Chevaux de Trait de nos regions
Format: Booklet of 12 stamps
Dimensions (mm): unfold 256 x 54
Design: Elodie Dumoulin
Printing Process: Héliogravure
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 4.200.000 booklets

Stamp 1 of 12
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Green Letter up to 20g Local - Actual Value € 0.58
Dimensions (mm): 38 x 24
Lighthouse: Les Héaux de Bréhat ?   ///  Goury Lighthouse ? (under investigation and open to discussion)

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

20121215 - KOREA DPR

Code: NKR-2012-02
Release Date: December 15, 2012
Postal Authority: The State Stamp Bureau of DPRK
Title: Promulgation of the decree on compulsory universal education of 12 years
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of:  8 stamps + 1 complement

Where is the lighthouse?:

Full sheet with 8 stamps.  Look at the center complement...

... a distant view of what I believe that it is Komalsan Lighthouse

2001 Korea DPR Lighthouse stamp
with Komalsan

Thanks to KoreaScandia (delcampe seller) for the images
Click here to visit his store

The 2012 anual file and 2008-2012 quick list will be available with this addition, late on august.