Monday, October 28, 2013

20131023 - MEXICO

Code: MEX-2013-01
Release Date: October 23, 2013
Postal Authority: Correos de Mexico
Title: 205 years of foundation of "Gran Cafe de la Parroquia"
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Design: Ricardo Venegas Gomez
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 24
Perf: 13
Paper: Coated - 110g/m2
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Printed by: Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores
Quantity: 200.000 stamps
Currency: Mexican Peso - MXN
Facial: $ 7.oo
Service: Local Standard Letter up to 20g

Lighthouse: Veracruz  (Venustiano Carranza.  ex J-4298)

Mexico is one of the countries with less lighthouse stamps issued.  And the Veracruz Lighthouse is always present on them. 

1915 / 1921 - Several colors and Overprinted Version



Correos de Mexico owes us a good stamp issue with Lighthouses as a main topic.

What is "Gran Café de la Parroquia"?:  CLICK HERE and find out.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

DOUBTFUL - St. Thomas & Prince 2013

Code: STP-2013-02
Date: August 15, 2013
Title: Lighthouses and Great Sailboats
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Republic) 2012

Code: GUI-2012-01
Date: August 30, 2012
Title: 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, (1937-2012)
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Amelia Earhart Beacon

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

It is now available the new version of the PDF Year File 2012 with this issue added.  You can download it from HERE, or I can send it to you via email. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

20131213 - JAPAN

Code: JAP-2013-04
Release Date: December 13, 2013
Postal Authority: Japan Post
Title:  60th Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law - KAGOSHIMA Prefecture
Format: Block with 5 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 93.5 x 175
Designer: Satoshi Maruyama  (Thanks)
Printing Process: Rotogravure 6 colours
Quantity: 1.200.000 Blocks
Currency: Yen - JPY

Stamp N. 3
80 (JPY)
Service: Local Standard Letter up to 25 gr

Lighthouse: Cape Sata   M-4836
White Building inside the circle.
Background with
Kaimon-Dake volcano.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

20131002 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2013-02
Release Date: October 02, 2013
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Montevideo, Iberoamerican Capital of Culture 2013
Format: Serie of 4 stamps issued in Sheets and Booklets
Sheets of: 8 stamps (2 series)
Booklets of: 4 stamps (1 serie)
Currency: Uruguayan Peso - UYU
Design: Arq.Daniel Pereyra
Printed by: Sanfer SRL
Quantity: 15.000 series

Cover of Booklet

Cerro de Montevideo Fortress - URUGUAY

Saturday, October 12, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2013

Code: TOG-2013-04
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Title: Dolphins and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Stamps also available in Individual Blocks

Thanks Jaap for the alert.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

20131010 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2013-02
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: 135th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Turkey and Romania - "Carol I" Mosquee
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Block Dimensions (mm): 100 x 70
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 36 x 52
Perf: 13 1/2
Currency: Turkish Lira  -  TRY
Facial: 3,85
Quantity: 100.000

Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi

Upper-Left side of the stamp
and Block,  behind the minaret of
Carol I Mosquee


First Day Cover with another view of Maiden Tower