Thursday, March 19, 2015

Closed for Vacations

Hello friends and readers of this blog:

It is that time of the year for me... Vacations.  No new entries for the next 2 weeks

But before I leave, a last info coming from Uruguay in the next post.

See you in April,

20150318 - URUGUAY

Code: URU-2015-01
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Postal Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: Sports - 100 Anniv of the Uruguayan Federation of Voleiball and 100 Anniv of the Uruguayan Federation of Basketball
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps (10 series)
Currency: UYU - Uruguayan Peso
Facial: $ 15 (UYU)
Design: Alejandro Muntz
Printed by: SANFER SRL

Basketball Federation Stamp
Logo from the Philatelic Expo RIO GRANDE 2015 (Argentina) with Les Eclaireurs lighthouse.  I talked about this expo in THIS POST (click).
Uruguay always inserts these logos in stamps issued near the date of the Philatelic Expositions.  For example, last year, also in an ítem that we saw here in this blog.
Do you remember this sheet with Isla de Lobos lighthouse?.   One of the stamps of this serie carries the logo from the Chilean Philatelic Society and the expo EXFIL 125.

Friday, March 13, 2015

20150521 - HONG KONG

Code: HKH-2015-01
Release Date: May 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Hong Kong Post
Title: Government Vessels
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

This Mini-Pane with 3 series will be available for this occasion. A stylized lighthouse is at the left border of the sheet.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2015

Code: NIG-2015-02
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Title: Chess World Championship
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Left part of the block.  Magnus Carlsen (2013 World Chess Champion) and Tranøy Lighthouse.  Both from Norway.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

20150501 - ISLE OF MAN

Code: IOM-2015-01
Release Date: May 01, 2015
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office / Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin
Title: John Halsall´s Maritime History
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 40 x 26.18
Perforation: 14
Design: Isle of Man Advertising
Paintings: John Halsall´s
Text: Matthew Richardson
Printing Process: Offset Litho 4 colours
Paper: 108 gms PVA gummed
Printed by: Cartor

Where is the Lighthouse?

Look closer...

Look closer...

Look closer...
There it is...
Maughold Head  -   A4786

Almost a year ago, I was fortunate to navigate that area of IOM.
 I assure you that the view of the lighthouse, from the ocean,  is spectacular.

Next,  some words extracted from the IoM Post Office Press Release regarding the history of the Master Frank and why is he navigating this area:

"... The Master Frank is the Island’s longest-surviving half-decker still afloat and was built around 1896 by Clucas and Duggan in Ramsey, to cope with the short, sharp seas to the North East of Ramsey where vessels practiced the fishing trade. She was subsequently purchased by the Kinnin family who fished mainly for cod using a long line. She remained with them until 1964 when Willie Kinnin sold her. The Kinnins repurchased her again in 1969, keeping her until 1976. After a thorough rebuild she was then re-launched in 1996 and is now a regular sight at traditional boat events..."

Thank you very much Paul  from  IoM Stamps and Coins  for the help.
Minisheet, First Day Cover and Presentation Pack availables for pre-order at IOM Post Office web shop

Monday, March 9, 2015

General Info: Cancel from Germany

Another postmark from Germany.  And like I said in a previous entry, expects a lot of them.
Date:  March 24, 2015
City: Rostock (district of Warnemünde - 18119)
Lighthouse: Warnemünde
Thanks Jaap for the alert

Friday, March 6, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2015

Code: NIG-2015-01
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Title: Lighthouses  (USA and CANADA)
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

DOUBTFUL - Guinea-Bissau 2015

Code: GIB-2015-01
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Victor for the alert on this issue

Thursday, March 5, 2015

General Info: Cancel and Postal Stationery from Argentina

The province of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina will host an International Philatelic Expo between March 23 and 28.   Correo Argentino will release 2 ítems in homage to this event.  A cancel and a postal stationery.


Date: March 23 to 28
City: Rio Grande  (city where the expo is organized)
Lighthouse: Les Eclaireurs
Postal Stationery
The design of the postal stationery depicts several images of the city of Rio Grande and fauna of the province.  And we find the lighthouse again in the logo of the expo (top left) like in the Cancel.  But the interesting part of this PS is a map in the center of the design.
The map shows a part of the province,  with 4 points highlighted.  The location of the 2 major cities of the province:
-Rio Grande (the host of the expo)
-Ushuaia (the tourist city)
And the other 2 points are for the famous lighthouses of this part of the planet.
-Les Eclaireurs  (near Ushuaia)
-San Juan de Salvamento located in the Isla de los Estados
And is always good to explain and remember that "Les Eclaireurs" IS NOT the "Lighthouse of the End of the World".    San Juan de Salvamento is.