Monday, October 27, 2014

LOOKING at 2015

Hello Friends:

The issuing programs for 2015 are starting to show up.  And luckily, some of them have lighthouses.

Releases from 2 countries will have lighthouses, but with no certain date of issue yet.
-Germany: Moritzburg and Lindau  (thanks Klaus for the info).
-Macau: 150th anniversary of Guia Lighthouse.
(More information about these stamps, when the issue date is known).

Today, I received the information of a third country.  Latvia will continue with the anual releases of "Latvijas bākas".  The date and info in the next entry.

We keep in touch.

Friday, October 24, 2014

UPDATE of 2013

Hello Friends:

It´s a very "slow" time of the year.   Nothing new is appearing.  So, I take this free time to update the list of the year 2013 with 2 issues that I had in waiting mode.   Nothing important.  Two First Day Covers. 

The PDF file of 2013 was also updated and you can download the 3.0 version or any previous year´s versions by clicking the link at the right bar of the blog.

We keep in touch

20131029 - TURKEY

Code: TUR-2013-03
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: MARMARAY was once a dream, now it´s reality ! 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Block Dimensions (mm): 102 x 107
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 78 x 72
Perf: 14
Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Quantity: 100.000
NO Lighthouse on the stamp, but ...
Kiz Kulesi (x 2) in the art of the
First Day Cover
and ...

Kiz Kulesi again in the Presentation Pack
or Portfolio


20131218 - UKRAINE

Code: UKR-2013-01
Release Date: December 18, 2013
Postal Authority: UkrPoshta
Title: Joint Issue Ukraine-Morocco - Ports
Format: 2 stamps (Se-tenant)
Sheets of: 16 stamps (8 series)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40,02 x 27,84
Perf: 11 1/2
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Printed by: SE "Integrated Printing Plant" Ukraine
Quantity: 98.000 series

NO Lighthouse on the stamps,  but...
Vorontsov Lighthouse on the First Day Cover
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

20141017 - ESTONIA

Code: EST-2014-01
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Postal Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses 2014 - Sõru Leading Light
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps (5 x 2)
Dimensions (mm): 27,5 x 33
Perforation: 13 3/4 x 14
Currency: Euro
Design: Roman Matkiewicz
Printing Process: Offset
Printed by: AS Vaba Maa 

0.55 €
Service: Domestic Standard Letter up to 50g

Lighthouse: Sõru Lead.Light Rear (C 3721.1)

1.30 €
Service: International Standard Letter up to 50g
Worldwide (Outside Europe)

Lighthouse: Sõru Lead.Light Rear
First Day Cover
Maxi Card
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

Friday, October 3, 2014

20141005 - CUBA


Code: CUB-2014-02
Release Date: October 05, 2014 (to be confirmed)
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: FAROS  (Lighthouses)
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 24 stamps
Currency: Cuban Peso - CUP

15 - Castillo del Morro (J-4857)
35 - Cayo Jutias (J-4828)
75 - Cayo Cruz del Padre - Hernán Cortes (J-4886)
85 - Morro Santiago de Cuba (J-5046)

3 of the 4 stamps of the serie depicts lighthouses previously shown in the release of 2010 (Jutias, Cruz del Padre, Morro Santiago de Cuba).  The other is Castillo del Morro, who appeared a million times in Cuban stamps.
Why this repetition?   I do not understand...  A wasted opportunity to show other lighthouses of the island.  I´m very disappointed with this.

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

20141106 - ALDERNEY

Code: ALD-2014-02
Release Date: November 06, 2014
Postal Authority: Guernsey Post - Philatelic Bureau
Title: Alderney What Christmas Means
Format: Serie of 7 stamps
Sheets of: 50 stamps
Dimensions (mm): 36 x 25
Perforation: 13
Design: Alderney School Childrens
Printing Process: Offset Litho
Paper: 110gsm - No watermark - PVA Adhesive
Printed by: Lowe - Martin

Stamp N.2
41 (0.41 Pound)
Service: Std Letter up to 100g inside the Bailiwick

Lighthouse: Alderney

Stamp N.6
74 (0.74 Pound)
Service: Std Large Letter up to 100g to UK, IoM and Jersey

Lighthouse: Alderney