Monday, May 26, 2014

20140522 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2014-01
Release Date: May 22, 2014
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Definitives Tourism 2014
Format: 8 stamps
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
2.50 (TRY)
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi
(Center of the Stamp)
2.50 (TRY)
Fuzzy view of
the Breakwater Heads Lights
of Antalya Old Harbour
Another view of Kiz Kulesi in the First Day Cover

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2013 PDF File - New Version (2.00)

Hello Friends:

A new version of the file with the stamps from the year 2013 is available now.  It was upgraded with the Jamaica 2013 REPRINT and a bunch of Doubtful issues that keep coming and coming...
The file is free and you can download 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, May 21, 2014

20140530 - CROATIA

Code: CRO-2014-01
Release Date: May 30, 2014
Postal Authority: Hrvatska pošta
Title: Lighthouses 2014
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 48,28 x 29,82
Perforation: 14
Currency: Kuna - HRK
Design: Orsat Franković design, Zagreb
Photos: Andrija Carli
Paper: White 102g, gummed
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Printed by: "Zrinski" - Čakovec
Quantity: 100.000 series

2.80 (HRK)
Lighthouse: Palagruža  (ALL E-3586)

5.80 (HRK)
Lighthouse: Struga  (ALL E-3544)
5.80 (HRK)
Lighthouse: Sušac  (ALL E-3538)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2013

Code: SOL-2013-03
Date: November 29, 2013
Title: Australian Lighthouses
Formar: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

20130820 - BURUNDI

Yv 2090/2093      Mi 3318/3321

Yv   BL 362    Mi 3322 BL 388

Code: BUR-2013-01
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Postal Authority: Regie Nationale des Postes Burundi
Title: Shells and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Currency: Burundian Franc - BIF

1090 F (BIF)
Boca Chita (Ancient) - USA
Yv 2090    Mi 3318

1190 F (BIF)
Peggy´s Cove - CANADA
Yv 2091    Mi 3319

3000 F (BIF)
La Martre - CANADA
Yv 2092    Mi 3320

3000 F (BIF)
Mahota - China
Yv 2093    Mi 3321

7500 F (BIF)
Sambro Island - CANADA
Mi 3322
Unidentified Lighthouse also in the block but outside the stamp


I normally catalog this type of massive issues under the doubtful label
I didn´t do that in this case.
There is evidence that apparently at least 1 stamp in this serie was used for real postage in Burundi.


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

Friday, May 9, 2014

20140529 - CANADA

Code: CAN-2014-01
Release Date: May 29, 2014
Postal Authority: Canada Post / Postes Canada
Title: Empress of Ireland
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 16 stamps
Booklets of: 10 stamps
Design: Isabelle Toussaint; Susan Scott
Ilustration: Aristides Balanos
Printing Process: Litho in 7 colours
Printed by: Lowe-Martin
200.000 booklets
75.000 stamp sheets

Where is the Lighthouse?:  Not in the stamp, but visible in the pane sheet.

Left of the pane sheet. Light marking the shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland.
Also visible in Postcard.

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

20140429 - BRAZIL

And this is the first stamp issue of the World Cup Brazil 2014 with lighthouses

Code: BRA-2014-01
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Postal Authority: Brasil Correios
Title: The art of Brazilian Football
Format: Serie of 12 stamps
Sheets of: 24 stamps (2 series)
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: 1er Porte Carta Comercial  (Standard Local Letter up to 20g)

Lighthouse:  Santo Antonio da Barra  in one of the stamps and on border of sheet too.


This fortress is located in the city of Salvador da Bahía.  6 matches of the World Cup will be played in this city and the stadium is about 5 kilometers of this lighthouse. These are the matches:

June 13: Spain - Netherlands
June 16: Germany - Portugal
June 20: Switzerland - France
June 25: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran
2 other matches in 8th and 4th.

Are any of you attending to these games?  Please send a postcard.