Thursday, January 30, 2014

2013 PDF File Available


Hello Friends.

It is available now the 2013 PDF File with the issues of that year.
It contains also a surprise issue that wasn´t listed here.
The file is free and you can download it 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 "2013 File". No need to write something else.

I hope that this will be useful to you.
We keep in touch.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

20140106 - FRANCE

Code: FRA-2014-01
Release Date: January 06, 2014
Postal Authority: La Poste
Title: Dynamiques
Format: 12 stamps in booklet
Dimensions (booklet): 254 x 56
Dimensions (stamps): 38 x 24
Facial: Permanent Value for local letters prioritaire up to 20g
Design: Sylvie Patte & Tanguy Besset
Printing Process: Heliogravure - 4 colours
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 3.000.000

Stamp N. 11
 Interior view of  Pointe de la Coubre
 ALL  D-1290
Thanks to Kruegermeyer for the alert on this stamp 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

20131108 - MACAU


Code: MAU-2013-02
Release Date: November 08, 2013
Postal Authority: Correios de Macau
Title: 60th Macau Grand Prix
Format: Set of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Sheets of: 12 stamps (2 series)
Block Dimensions (mm): 138 x 90
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Block Stamp Dimensions (mm): Oval 55 x 38
Perf: 14 x 13 1/4
Currency: Patacas - MOP
Design:  Mr. Stephen Chung Kui Sing and Mr. Gordon Chung Wing Kan
Printing Process: Offset Litho and Hot Foil Stamping with Silver (Block)
Paper: With Security Fibres
Printing by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print (Netherlands)
Quantity: 200.000 series and 200.000 Blocks

Lighthouse: Guia

Inside the Oval Stamp of the Block...

** Updated on January 28, 2014 **

A closer look at the 2nd stamp of the serie reveal another view of Guia

2.00 ptcs  (MOP)
Guia Lighthouse

More material about GUIA?  Follow the next link to a fantastic post from Daniel, the Pharotéliste:  Click Here 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

20140303 - FRANCE

Last year were the horses,   this year are cows...
Code: FRA-2014-02
Release Date: March 03, 2014  (*)
Postal Authority: La Poste
Title: Cows of our Regions  // Les Vaches de nos Regions
Format: Serie of 12 stamps issued in booklets
Design: Mathilde Laurent
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Lighthouse: Pointe du Petit Minou.  Cows depicted on the cover of the booklet are from "Froment du Léon" race. This breed is native to the region of Bretagne.  And Petit Minou is one of the wonderful lighthouses of this region.
Pointe du Petit Minou
ALL    D-0790

(Added January 26)

Beside the booklet with the stamps of Cows,  La poste will release a set of 4 "prêt-à-poster".  4 envelopes and 4 printed cards related to this issue...

... and like the cover of the booklet, the designer put more lighthouses in 2 of the cards.

Too difficult to identify... Help is needed here...

This one is more easy.
It appears to be Pierres Noires

(*) The presentation date of this issue will be February 22 at the "Salon de l’Agriculture" in Paris.

Friday, January 10, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2013

Code: GBI-2013-03
Title: Farois - Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 4 stamps

Friday, January 3, 2014

20140101 NEW ZEALAND

Code: NZL-2014-01
Release Date: January 2014
Postal Authority: New Zealand Post
Title: Best of 2013
Format: Souvenir Sheets with the best stamps of 2013. 
The Cape Campbell stamp of the serie New Zealand Coastlines was chose for this special issue. Here,  a scan of that stamp and a zoom over the lighthouse, because it is very difficult to see.   
Horizontal strips White and Black of
the Lighthouse
You can get this material using Kiwi Collector points. You earn these points in every purchase you make through your customer account in New Zealand Post. $1 = 1 point,  or...
... Wait a few month and will appear in Delcampe or Ebay, but be prepare to pay numbers near to 3 digits for it, or...

... just, let it go.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.