Sunday, June 29, 2014

20140730 - United States of America

Code: USA-2014-01
Release Date: July 30, 2014
Postal Authority: USPS
Title: 150 Anniversary of Civil War - 2014 issue
Format: 2 se-tenant stamps
Souvenir Sheet of: 12 stamps (6 sets)
Design: Phil Jordan
Mobile Bay Stamp: Painting by Julian Oliver Davidson (1886)
Facial:  Permanent Value "FOREVER" (First Class Mail 1 ounce)

Battle of Mobile Bay stamp
Mobile Point Lighthouse in Fort Morgan
(1822 - 1864)
The available image of the stamp is not clear enough, so until the stamps be released, we can take a look at the original painting.
Sector of the Painting by J.O.Davidson with
a clear view of the lighthouse

Next, two images of the remains of the lighthouse after this battle
from the US National Park Service website

Photo: US National Archives

Photo: US National Archives
I recommend to read about the lighthouses of this area.  It´s a history of construction and destruction (by human and nature).

Friday, June 20, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014

Code: TOG-2014-01
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Title: 100 Anniv Panama Channel
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thursday, June 19, 2014

20140618 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2014-02
Release Date: June 18, 2014
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Official Stamps
Theme: Cultural Assets
Format: 4 stamps
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi
25 Kurus  (0.25 TRY)
1.25 (TRY)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

20140531 - CUBA

Code: CUB-2014-01
Release Date: May 31, 2014
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: III International CUBA Cup of Philately and 50 Anniv of the FFC (Cuban Philatelic Federation)
Format: Block with 1 stamp -  Imperforated
Design: Ernesto Gamboa
Lighthouse: Castillo del Morro - La Habana

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

*** More news from CUBA ***
There are no official plan of issues.  All the news are unofficial.  But apparently we will have a new Lighthouses issue in 2014.  
4 stamps with a release date of October 5.

You can check the tentative plan of issue  HERE  (in Spanish)

Thanks to the blog Filatelia desde Cuba for the additional images and info.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Mali 2014

Code: MAI-2014-01
Release: 2014
Title: Whales and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 2 stamps

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Ecuatorial 2014

Code: GUT-2014-01
Release: 2014
Title: Lighthouses of the world
Format: 6 blocks with 1 stamp each

Very, very doubtful.

Thanks Jaap for the alert and the images of this.

Monday, June 2, 2014

20140703 - GERMANY

Code: GER-2014-01
Release Date: July 03, 2014
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 35 x 35
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 210 x 105  (5 x 2)
Currency: Euro - EUR
Design: Prof. Johannes Graf, Dortmund
Photo: Reinhard Scheiblich, Norderstedt
Paper: Coated, white and fluorescent Postwertzeichen paper DP II
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Printed by: Bagel Security-Print GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach

45 (0.45 EUR)
Service: Postcard
Lighthouse: Buk
60 (0.60 EUR)
Service: Local Standar Letter 20 grs
Lighthouse: Pellworm

**Thanks Klaus for the alert**