Wednesday, December 31, 2014

20150910 - ICELAND

Code: ICE-2015-01
Release Date: September 10, 2015
Postal Authority: Pósturinn - Iceland Post
Title: Lighthouses V

Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Currency: Permanent Value

I do not know how much of real and how much of photoshop this Elliðaeyjar photo have, but the result is a fantastic stamp.
Domestic Non Priority Mail  up to 50g
Elliðaeyjar Lighthouse

Europa Letters up to 50g
Æðeyjar Lighthouse

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Stamps with Lighthouses–AWARDS 2014


(16 %)
Set of 3 stamps in booklet
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2nd Place

(13 %)
Set of 4 stamps
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3rd Place

(11 %)
Set of 5 stamps in Minisheet
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Great Britain (10 %)
Latvia (9 %)
Jersey (8 %)
Germany (7 %)
Croatia (5 %)
Brazil (5 %)
Iceland (5 %)

8 releases collects the 11 % of the votes remaining  

Hello again:

Another year of stamps, and another poll.  These are the results. The winner is Faroe with the 16% of the available points.  In case that you are interested in how I reach to these results, here is the explanation. 

You sended to me your top 5.   I assigned 5 points to the first,  4 to the second, 3 to the third, 2 to the fourth and 1 point to the fifth.  At the end of the poll, the stamp with more points was the winner.  In this case it was Faroe Island with 76 points (16% of the total points).  I received 32 votes this year.

Among the voters (31, because I do not participate),  I randomly chose a winner.  This year the winner is Victor, from Kaliningrad.  The prize is a set of Lighthouses of Taiwan 2014 that next week will start to travel to Russia.  Thanks to Victor for his vote, and thanks to all the participants.

I am working in the PDF list of 2014.  It will be available the second half of January.

We keep in touch

Thursday, December 25, 2014


*** Info added and Release Date confirmed ***

Code: SPM-2014-01
Release Date: December 24, 2014 
Postal Authority: La poste SPM
Title: Tribute to rallying Saint-Pierre and Miquelon to Free France
Format: 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 48 x 27
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Currency: EUR - Euros
Facial: 0.76
Design: Eric Rességuier
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 60.000
Stamp on Stamp
Overprinted "NOEL 1941..." in BLACK
stamp from 1941

Base definitive stamp from 1938 depicting Pointe aux Canons

The black overprinted stamp depicted in this new stamp from SPM is a real treasure, with a high (very, very high) catalogue value,  and very difficult to find in the market. 

Next, you can see an image of one of this stamp used.  A great item for collectors.  If you decide to pursuit one of these stamps, please beware of the forgeries.  Expertise before.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

20150102 - DENMARK

Code: DEN-2015-01
Release Date: January 02, 2015
Postal Authority: Post Danmark
Title: Vadehavet National Park
Format: 3 stamps issued in sheets, coils and minisheets
Design: Post Danmark Frimærker
Gravure: Bertil Skov Jørgensen
Printing Process: Gravure and Offset
Currency: DKK - Danish Krone
-Sheep and Baby Seals stamps: 48000 each in sheets of 10
-Seabird stamp: 15.000 in coils of 100
-Minisheet: 54.000

10.00  (DKK)
Lighthouse: Blåvandshuk  (B-1848)

Thanks to Klaus, Jaap and Jesper Tveden for the help in identifying the tower in this stamp.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

20140915 - St THOMAS and PRINCE

*** Updated with new image ***

Code: STP-2014-02
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Title: Avenues from St.Thomas and Prince
Format: Serie of 8 stamps
Sheets of: 8 stamps (1  serie)
Currency: Dobra - STD

Stamp N. 8 of the serie
25000 (STD)
The building in light blue with vertical stripes in Red and White
Lighthouse: Santo Antonio do Principe - D 4155

This is the first stamp coming from Saint Thomas and Prince in this millenium that I want to have in my collection.
STP is always a candidate for me to the doubtful issues, but in this case I will let it pass.  I do not know if it is because differs in the format (it is not the classic bogus combo of Minisheet + Block) or because it contains real photos from the country. I do not know.  But I will list this in the regular section.
Also, who knows?  Maybe, with this kind of stamps, we are closer to a real issue about Lighthouses from STP in the future. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Issue - 2014

Updated  December 07
After a week of receiving your opinions, this is the current situation of the poll. 

I do not identify the stamps in the graphic to avoid influence in future votes.

As you can see, we have 2 releases in dispute of the first place, and other 3 in pursuit of the third place.  Let me know your opinion, the poll closes on December 26.

Original Post:

ALDERNEY - February

ALDERNEY- November

BRAZIL - April

BRAZIL - December


CUBA - May

CUBA - October

ESTONIA - October

FAROES - April



ICELAND - September

ISLE of MAN - August

ISLE of MAN - September

JAPAN - April

JERSEY - September

JERSEY - October

LATVIA - September

MEXICO - April


TAIWAN - March

TUNISIA - November

UKRAINE - September

USA - July
Hello Friends:
Last month of the year. Although one always is hoping a surprise, apparently all is said and done regarding lighthouses stamps for 2014.
There was less stamps than last year.  We had 91 total issues in 2013, but until now only 56 in 2014.
The positive side of these numbers, is that our wallet is happy. 
So, let´s take these last days of the year to review the 2014 and make a list with the best issues.
The last week of the year, a Top 10 will be released.  As an incentive and thanks  (like last year), I will choose randomly among voters a winner to receive a surprise gift. It will be a set of lighthouse stamps issued this year.

I will need that you choose 5 issues. Please send to me your list to the mail here below written:
My vote for 2014 in decreasing order of importance is:
1 - Best issue:  South Africa
2 - Faroe
3 - Jersey (New Jersey issue)
4 - Taiwan
5 - Isle of Man (Dark Sky)
Let me know your opinion.

(*) The images are ilustrative. The selection is not limited to these issues only. All the 2014 stamps are elegibles.

Friday, December 5, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2014

Code: CAF-2014-02
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps anb Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue