Monday, April 28, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2013

Code: CAF-2013-02
Date: August 30, 2013
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2013

Code: NIG-2013-04
Date: December 20, 2013
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Saturday, April 26, 2014

20130613 - JAMAICA

Hello Friends:
New family members of the Jamaican Lighthouses are among us. And this is so for almost a year. 
On June 13 of 2013 a second reprint of these stamps was released.  Like the first reprint, the best way (and I believe that it is the only way) to identify this new set of 4 stamps is the year printed at the bottom of the stamp.
Lets take a look at it...

$ 20
Negril Point

$ 50
Morant Point

$ 60
Lover´s Leap

$ 200

And next, the three versions of each stamps, together to compare.  Click over the images to get a better definition.


Click HERE to see the original post of the 2011 issue.

Thank you very much to Angel Gonzalez  ( for the alert on these new stamps.

Friday, April 25, 2014

20140428 - FAROE ISLANDS

*** Images and Information Added***
Cover of the Booklet with a fantastic view of Stóra Dimun

Code: FAR-2014-01
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Postal Authority: Posta Faroe Islands
Title: Faroese Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Booklet: Sheet of 2 series
Photos: Erik Christensen, Ólavur Fredriksen, and Finleif Mortensen
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: OeSd, Austria
Currency: Danmark Krona - DKK

14.50 KR (DKK)
Service: Europa and Nordic Countries Small A-Letters up to 50g
Lighthouse: Akraberg - ALL L4342

15.50 KR (DKK)
Service: Europa and Nordic Countries Medium A-Letters up to 50g
Lighthouse: Stóra Dimun - ALL L4368

17 KR (DKK)
Service: Europa and Nordic Countries Large A-Letters up to 50g
Lighthouse: Toftir - ALL  L4406

Thanks Klaus for the stamps images

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2013

Code: SOL-2013-02
Release Date: November 29, 2013
Title: Eugène Boudin
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Honfleur (Hospital Lighthouse)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

20140421 - MEXICO

Code: MEX-2014-02
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Postal Authority: Correos de Mexico
Title: Centenary of the Heroics Deeds in Veracruz 1914
Format: Serie of 6 stamps issued in Block
Design: Sergio Barranca Rábago
Paper: Coated  110 gms/m2
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
Lighthouse: Veracruz (Venustiano Carranza. ex J-4298)


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Opening Soon...

Hello Friends:

Just arrived.  Unpack and coming back to the routine.  New posts in a few days.  We have new material in doubtful issues,  also some news from Jamaica,   and material from Brazil for the end of the month.    
But first,  let me share with you some photos from a great trip to Isle of Man.  Really a wonderfull experience. 

Visit to the ancient lighthouses in Calf of Man

Boat trip to Chicken Rock

Laxey Harbour

Port Erin
More images of these lighthouses and other lighthouses not shown here,  in my tourism blog:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Closed for Vacations


Hello friends and readers of this blog.    It´s that time of the year for me... Deserved or not, but it is vacations time.   No new entries until April 21.   See you then.



Thursday, April 3, 2014

20140401 - MEXICO

Code: MEX-2014-01
Release Date: April 01, 2014
Postal Authority: Correos de Mexico
Title: 40 Anniversary of FONATUR (National Fund for Tourism Development)
Format: 1 stamp
Design: Luis H. Quezada Villalpando
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: Punta Cancún  (J-4436.5)