Sunday, August 31, 2014

20140915 - JERSEY

*** UPDATED with Images and Information ***

Code: JER-2014-01
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: New Jersey 350 years
Format: Serie of 6 stamps, to be issued separatly and in Souvenir Sheetlet
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 32 x 32
Design: True North
Currency: Pounds
Printing Method: Offset Litho
Printed by: Lowe-Martin (Canada)

46 (0.46 Pound)
Service: Local Standard Letter up to 100g

Lighthouse: Barnegat (New Jersey-USA)

62 (0.62 Pound)
Service: Europa Letters up to 20g

Lighthouse: La Corbiere (JERSEY)

First Day Cover of the Souvenir Sheetlet

Presentation Pack of the Souvenir Sheetlet
Full Sheet 46p stamp

Full Sheet 62p stamp

And more items that deserve a mention: The Seymour Tower (daymark) (70 stamp) , and of course the Statue of Liberty (former lighthouse)
Thank you very much Jaap and Klaus Kern for the alert, images the information.

Friday, August 29, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2014

Code: TOG-2014-03
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Title: Great Sailboats
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Stilized in Block

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2014

Code: MDG-2014-02
Release Date: 2014
Title: Cruises
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Monday, August 18, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2014

Code: DJI-2014-02
Release Date: 2014
Title: Phares  /  Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thursday, August 14, 2014

20140911 - ICELAND

*** UPDATED with new Rates and Information ***

Code: ICE-2014-01
Relase Date: September 11, 2014
Postal Authority: Pósturinn - Iceland Post
Title: Lighthouses IV

Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps same denomination
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Currency: Permanent Value
Design:  Örn Smári Gíslason
Photos: Friðrik Örn Hjaltested
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Paper: 196 gsm Self Adhesive
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Printing

B50g Domestic: 500.000
50g Outside Europe: 100.000

Service: Domestic Non Priority Mail
up to 50g (actual value: 125 ISK)

Lighthouse: Dyrhólaey

Service: Letter outside Europe
up to 50g (actual value: 240 ISK)

Lighthouse: Akranes

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

20140820 - SOUTH AFRICA

*** UPDATED with Images and Information ***


Code: SAF-2014-01
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Postal Authority: South African Post Office
Title: Lighthouses of South Africa
Format: Serie of 5 stamps issued in Minisheets
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 122 x 143
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 28,28 x 43,29
Design: JWS Longland
Paper and Gum: Self Adhesive 247gsm
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Colour: CMYK
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Quantity: 100.000 sheets
Currency: Permanent Value for Registered Small Letter


Cape Agulhas (D-6370)

Umhlangas Rock (D-6480)

Bird Island (D-6412)

Green Point (D-5900)

Robben Island (D-5870)

Outside the stamps
Slangkop Point
First Day Cover
Thanks Jaap and Ravindra for the alert.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

20140808 - GREECE

Code: GRE-2014-01
Release Date: August 08, 2014
Postal Authority: Helenic Post
Title: Tourism 2014
Format: Serie of 3 stamps.  Issued in Booklets of 10 stamps with the same design
Currency: Permanent Value
Service: Standard Mail Overseas lowest weight

Ágios Nikólaos (E-4744)
RHODES - Greece

This stamp is issued in a booklet of 10

Original cover of booklet "Visit Rhodes"

Hellenic Post personalizes the cover of the booklets.  You will find these stamps in booklets with different covers. A tool of marketing for hotels and other companies related with tourism.

***Update May 28, 2015***
The booklet is not the only format that these stamps were released apparently.  A smaller and gummed version of the stamp can be seen in this Cover from the collection of Klaus Huelse.

Thanks Krugermeyer for the alert on this issue.
Thanks Klaus for the image of the FDC

Thursday, August 7, 2014

20140822 - MONACO

Code: MON-2014-01
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Philatelic Authority: Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste - Monaco
Title: Grande Bourse 2014
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40,85
Design: Creaphil
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 50.000
Currency: Euro
Facial: 0.59
Service: Ecopli (Economic Letter) up to 20g local and France
La Grande Bourse (Great Exchange) is a meeting that brings together dealers and collectors in the fields of numismatic and cartophilia. If you plans to visit Monaco in december,  take note of this date: December 7 in the  "Espace Léo Ferré. 
One of the items that describes this meeting in the stamp is what appears to be an old postcard.  Its a view of the harbour with one of the now extinct jetty lights.
Jetée du North   (Ex  E-0842) - MONACO

And for a better view, here it is an almost identical postcard


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2014

Code: MDG-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet with 3 stamps

DOUBTFUL - Benin 2014

Code: BEN-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: The tallest lighthouses in the world
Format: Minisheet with 2 stamps

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2014

Code: DJI-2014-01
Release Date: 2014
Title: 70 Anniv of the liberation of Leningrad
Format: Minisheet with 5 stamps
Lighthouse: Rostral Column (Upper right corner)

Friday, August 1, 2014

20140901 - ISLE of MAN

Code: IOM-2014-03
Release Date: September 01, 2014
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: Dark Sky Discovery
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 62,2 x 31,1
Perf: 14
Currency: Pound
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Texts: Howard Parkin BSc FRAS
Photos: Ron Strathdee,Glenn Whorrall
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours plus metallic
Paper: 110 gms PVA Gummed
Printed by: BDT

Stamp N. 4
230p  (2.30 pounds)
Service: Large Letter SIGNED FOR IoM, UK and Channel Islands
101 to 250 gr

Lighthouse: Langness (A-4762)


Another astonishing view of Langness

Links: IOM Stamps Web Site