Friday, May 31, 2013

20130426 - RUSSIA

Code: RUS-2013-01
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Postal Authority: Russian Post
Stamp Production: Marka (

Title: The Historical Centre of Saint Petersburg
Format: Serie of 3 stamps in se-tenant depicting a panoramic view of S.Petersburg
Dimensions (mm) of the strip: 174 x 26
Sheets of: 4 series
Design: O. Ivanova
Printing Method: Offset
Quantity: 220.000 series

Stamps 2 and 3
Currency: Ruble - RUB (P.)
Facial: 15 P.   and  20 P.
Dimensions (mm): 58 x 26
Perf: 12 x 12 1/2
Lighthouses: Rostral Columns
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Quick Reference Guide

A new member of the PDF family from this blog, is available.
It is a list ordered by countries of all the stamp issues that we saw here, with the addition of the years 2008 and 2009.  There are no images in this file, but all the stamps have links to the blog LHSTAMP;  and there you will find more technical information and images of the stamps.
Every year, with the anual PDF file, I will release a new version of this guide, and the plan is go back until the year 2000 too.
You can downloaded from here:
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 "Qlist". No need to write something else.
We keep in touch

Friday, May 24, 2013

20130614 - POLAND

*** A very good news.  Poland resumes this series of minisheets ***
Code: POL-2013-01
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Postal Authority: Poczta Polska
Title: Lighthouses III
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps
Dimensions: 90 x 125
Design: Jerzy Pietras
Printing Process: Rotogravure
Paper: Fluorescent
Quantity: 300.000 minisheets
Currency: Złoty - PLN
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 31,25 x 43,00
Stamp 1
Service: Domestic Economic Postcard or Letter up to 350g
1.60 zł (PLN)
Lighthouse: Darłowo


Stamp 2
Service: Domestic Prioritaire Postcard or Letter up to 350g
2.35 zł (PLN)
Lighthouse: Jarosławiec
Stamp 3
Service: Domestic Economic Large Letter up to 350g
3.75 zł (PLN)
Lighthouse: Ustka
Stamp 4
Service: Domestic Economic Registered Letter up to 350g
3.80 zł (PLN)
Lighthouse: Czołpino

First Day Covers

Take a look at the first two items of this serie
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Monday, May 20, 2013

20130430 - MALAYSIA

*** UPDATED with New Overprinted Block ***

Here it is a candidate to best issue of 2013

Code: MAL-2013-01
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Postal Authority: Pos Malaysia
Title: Lighthouses in Malaysia - Serie 2
Format: Serie of 3 stamps AND Block with 1 stamp
Sheets of:  20 stamps
Block Dimensions (mm): 110 x 80
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 48 x 30
Perforation: 14
Design: Jabatan Laut Malaysia
Printing Process: Lithography
Paper: with Phosphor Coating and Fibre
Printed by: Chanwanich Security Printing
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit - MYR

Stamp 1
50sen (0.50 MYR)
Service: Local  Printed Matter/Periodical up to 20gr
Lighthouse: Pulau Rimau 
Stamp 2
60sen (0.60 MYR)
Service: Local Letter up to 20gr
Lighthouse: Fort Cornwallis
Stamp 3
60sen (0.60 MYR)
Service: Local Letter up to 20gr
Lighthouse: Pulau Angsa
(glows in the dark)
RM 5 (5 MYR)
Lighthouse: One Fathom Bank

Block Overprinted with the map of Australia in Red and the
inscription "Centennary of Kangaroo Stamps"
The object of this overprint was the 2013 World
Stamp Expo 2013 - Melbourne
May 10 - May 15


Complete Sheets with Lighthouses in the borders

First Day Cover

Maxi Cards


This is the Serie 2 of Lighthouses in Malaysia.  I asume that the issue of 2004 is the serie 1.
Thank you very much to Mohd Nizamuddin Safie,  writer of the web site   for the alert on this issue.

Thanks also to Klaus and Eckhard for the alert on the Overprinted issue.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

DOUBTFUL - Palau 2013

Title: Paul Signac - Neo Impressionist Painter
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Block stamp with the painting "Young Women of Provence at the Well",   showing a stylized version of the Saint-Tropez Jetty Head Light.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, May 17, 2013

20130520 - MALTA


Code: MAT-2013-01
Release Date: May 20, 2013
Postal Authority: Malta Post
Title: European Maritime Day - 2013
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design: MaltaPost p.l.c.
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: with watermark Maltese Crosses
Printed by: Printex Ltd.
Quantity: 25.000 series

Currency: Euro
Dimensions (mm): 44 x 31
Perforation: 13.9 x 14

Stamp 1
View of the entry to Valetta Harbour from the Siege Bell monument. The position of the cruise (Riviera) hides one of the light of the entry, but the other is visible at the left of the ship
€ 0.26
Service: Local Letter up to 50g
Lighthouse: West Breakwater
St. Elmo  (E 2062)

Stamp 3
In this case the vision is clear. The view is from Fort St. Angelo and both breakwater lights of the entry to the harbour can be seen.
€ 0.97
Service: Air Mail Letter up to 60g to Zone A Countries
(Europe and North Africa)
West Breakwater St.Elmo (E 2062 - Left)
East Breakwater Ricasoli (E 2064 - Right and maybe with the red light on)

Click and go to another Malta Maritime / Cruises issue from the year 2008:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

20130412 - TURKEY

*** Updated with better images ***

Code: TUR-2013-01
Release Date: April 12, 2013
Postal Authority: Ptt
Title: Definitives 2013 - Tourism - Antalya
Format: 6 stamps

Stamp 6

Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 2,20 TL (TRY)
Lighthouses: Antalya Old Harbour.  Breakwaters Heads North (red) and South (green)

E5856 Front Left  -  E 5857 Back

This harbour appeared last year in the definitives 2012 too.   In that time, the North head was barely visible.  This year we have a better look at both breakwaters.  I will display a better image as soon I can get it.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

20130515 - VIETNAM

*** Updated with Images ***

Code: VIE-2013-01
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Postal Authority: VNPT - Ministry of Communications (MIC)
Title: Lighthouses in Vietnam
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 31 x 46
Design: Nguyen Du
Currency: đồng - VND

Diêm Điền

Lý Sơn

Đại Lãnh

Kê Gà

Thanks to NGHIEM GIANG ANH  for the images and information:

Thanks Klaus, Jaap, Drazen and Kramer for the alert on this issue.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

20130411 - AZERBAIJAN

... and here it is another candidate to best issue of 2013.
Code: AZE-2013-02
Release Date: April 11, 2013
Philatelic Authority: Azermarka Company
Title: Lighthouses of Azerbaijan - Absheron Archipelago
Format: Block with 5 stamps + complement with archipelago´s map and lighthouses locations
Dimensions (mm): 95 x 133
Design: Kh. Mirzoyev.
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 20.000 blocks
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 28 x 40
Perforation: 12  -  Azermarka always releases a few number of these blocks imperforated too.
Currency: Manat (AZN)
Facial: 50 qəp (0,50 AZN)
Şüvəlan (Shuvalan)
Böyük Zirə
(Boyuk Zira)
Abşeron (Absheron)
Çilov (Chilov)

First Day Cover

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

20130509 - PORTUGAL

Code: POR-2013-01
Release Date: May 09, 2013
Postal Authority: Ctt
Title: EUROPA 2013 - The Postman Van
Format: 1 stamp and Block
Sheets of: 10 stamps and Block of 2 stamps
Dimensions (mm):
Stamp: 40 x 30.6
Block: 125 x 95
Perforation: 13 + Cross of Christ
Currency: Euro - EUR
Stamp: € 0.70
Block: € 1.40  (2 x 0.70)
Design: Atelier Design & etc
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: FSC 110 g/m2
Printed by: Cartor
Stamp: 175.000
Block: 60.000

Lighthouse: Block with the Torre de Belem

The stamps and blocks depicted next from Madeira and Azores complete de Europa issue from Portugal for this year.

Thanks Kramer for the alert on this issue.