Saturday, July 26, 2014

20140918 - GREAT BRITAIN

Both images are from the FIRST DAY COVER
Parts of the First Day Cancellation in black can be seen
in the corners of the stamps

Code: GBR-2014-01
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: Seaside Architecture
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Minisheet of 4 stamps
Currency: Pound
Design: Why Not Associates
Photos: Lee Mawdsley
Printed by: ISP (Stamps) - Enschede (Minisheet)

Stamp 4 of the serie
97 (0.97 Pound)
Service: International Mail Europe up to 20g or
World outside Europe up to 10g

Lighthouse: Southwold (A-2272)
Stamp 3 of the Minisheet
1.28 Pound
Service: International Letter outside Europe up to 20g

Faux Lighthouse
Ride of the amusement park installed on the pier
named "Helter Skelter"

What appear to be the First Day Cover of the Minisheet shows another lighthouse in the design...

St.Mary´s Lighthouse (Ex A-2748)

Thank you very much Jürgen ( for the information.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

20140808 - ISLE of MAN

Code: IOM-2014-02
Release Date: August 08, 2014
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: The History of Manx Playing Cards
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 32 x 40
Perf: 13
Currency: Pound
Design: EJC Design
Texts: Alison Crellin
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper: 110 gms PVA Gummed
Printed by: Lowe Martin

This issue was a surprise.  Stamps of playing cards, and more... lighthouses inside playing cards inside stamps.   The six stamps depict different designs of playing cards.  The central image is the front of the card and the borders in colours, represents how they looked from behind.  A candidate to the bizarre issue of the year.
At this moment, I can identified 2 stamps with the same lighthouse.  But this set deserve a personal look, because I have my doubts about the 75p stamp.  I will update this post,  if necessary.
42p (0.42 pound)
Service: IOM, England and Channel Islands
STD letter up to 100g

Lighthouse: Douglas Head, seen from the sea
110p  (1.10 pound)
Service: Europe Letters range 21-40gs

Lighthouse: Douglas Head, seen from land

Friday, July 11, 2014

20140808 - ISLE of MAN

Code: IOM-2014-01
Release Date: August 08, 2014
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
Format: Miniature Sheet with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 110 x 70
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 28 x 42
Perf: 14
Facial / Currency: 3.50 Pound
Design: Isle of Man Advertising / Allison Crellin
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Paper: 110 gms
Printed by: BDT
Lighthouse: the miniature sheet depicts the passage of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth through the Panama Canal just in front of one of many lights of this waterway. The design is a collage of images. I can not identified with a 100% of certainty wich one is. Next, I show a posible candidate,  the J-6132 (Leading Light). Or maybe it´s another, but with the same design.
J-6132 (Panama Canal Main West Entrance - Bahia Limon-
Leading Light Front N.4)  (*)
Also, on the cover of the Presentation Pack we have another lighthouse.  In this case is a more familiar.   The view is from the Atlantic entrance to the Canal, and the lighthouse (I draw a circle on it) is the Gatún Northbound Rear.
(*) Photo from Online List of Lights: Thanks Alex.

Friday, July 4, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014


Code: TOG-2014-02
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Title: Great Painters - Ivan Aivazovsky
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Oil Painting: Neapolitan Lighthouse  1842