Saturday, September 26, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2015

Code: CAF-2015-01
Release Date: September 21, 2015
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with  1 stamp

Friday, September 25, 2015

General Info: Cancel from Italy

Date: October 24, 2015
City: Genova
Lighthouse: Lanterna di Genova

Thanks Jaap for the info

Thursday, September 24, 2015

General Info: Philatelic Brochure from Portugal

On September 17, Ctt released a set of 4 stamps and Block with the theme "Portuguese Sea".   The cover of the philatelic brochure have that fantastic view of Ponta da Barca in Azores.  And that´s all.  No lighthouse on the stamps or the block (although I still do not know what is that yellow building in the 0.45 stamp).

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

20150922 - AZERBAIJAN

Code: AZE-2015-02
Release Date: September 21, 2015
Postal Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: Joint Issue Azerbaijan-Russia.  Modern Architecture
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 8 stamps (4 series) + Central Label

Stamp 1 of 2

Currency: Manat - AZN
Facial: 0.6 (AZN)

Lighthouse: Maiden Tower / Qiz Qalasi in Baku, Azerbaijan

Click Here   for the Russian part of the joint issue.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

20150922 - RUSSIA

Code: RUS-2015-01
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Postal Authority: Russian Post
Stamp Production: Marka

Title: Joint Issue Russia-Azerbaijan. Modern Architecture
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 8 stamps (4 series) + Central Label
Design: Dobrishev, A.
Printing Method: Offset Multicolor
Paper: Coated
Quantity: 100.000 series

Stamp 2 of 2

Currency: Ruble - RUB
Facial: 19 (RUB)
Dimensions (mm): 37 x 37
Perf: 11 1/2
Lighthouse: Maiden Tower / Qiz Qalasi in Azerbaijan. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

20150616 - FIJI

Code: FIJ-2015-01
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Postal Authority: Post Fiji / Fiji Philatelic Bureau
Title:  LEVUKA - First UNESCO World Heritage Site
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 40 stamps
Sheet dimensions (mm): 224 x 294
Design: Bart van Aller, Built Heritage Officer, National Trust of Fiji Islands
Paper: Tullis Russell High Reading Yellow/Green Phosphor 103 gsm
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Printed by: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand

Stamp 2 of 4

Currency: Fiji Dollar - FJD
Facial: 65c (0.65 FJD)
Photo: Caine & Co, Suva
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Lighthouse: This is a case of a church with a lighthouse mounted at the roof.  The church is the Sacred Heart in Levuka, and the lighthouse is the Na Tumbari Range Front  - K-4722
Thanks Jaap for the alert and the info of this issue

Friday, September 18, 2015

20150910 - AZERBAIJAN

Cod: AZE-2015-01
Release Date: September 10, 2015
Postal Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: Chess World Cup - Bakú 2015
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 110 x 96
Design: Kh. Mirzoyev
Printing Process: Offset
Quantity: 5000 and 200 imperforated
Stamp 1 of 1
Currency: Manat - AZN
Facial: 1 (AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 28 x 40
Perf: 14
Lighthouse:  Chess... Towers...  Baku... yes,  you guessed.  Is Qiz Qalasi / Maiden Tower.

We're used to the stamps with the tower seen from the Caspian sea. For example this one ...

... but in this chess stamp, the designer, shows us the other side of the complex,  the view from the old city of Baku.

Photo courtesy:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

20151015 - JERSEY


Code:  JER-2015-01
Release Date: October 15, 2015 
Coming from:  Jersey Post
Title:  Jersey Seasons - Autumn
Format:  Serie of 8 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design: Andy Le Gresley
Printing Method: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Joh Enschedé

Stamp 2 of 8 
Currency:  Pounds
Facial:  57 (0.57 pounds)
Service:  Std Letter up to 100g to UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Dimensions (mm):  42 x 30.45
Lighthouse:  La Corbière
All:  A-1620
Country:   JERSEY

Stamp 4 of 8 
Currency:  Pounds
Facial:  71 (0.71 pounds)
Service:  Std Letter up to 40g to Europe
Dimensions (mm):  42 x 30.45
Lighthouse: Noirmont Point
All:  A-1616
Country:  JERSEY 
Cover of Presentation Pack with an outstanding view of La Cobrière

Saturday, September 12, 2015

20111224 - TONGA

*** NEW FIND  -  Year  2011 ***
Code: TON-2011-01
Release Date: December 24, 2011
Postal Authority: Tonga Philatelic Bureau
Title: Christmas 2011
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Printed by: BDT International Security Printings Ltd
Christmas Decoration
The 2011 PDF File was updated and a new version 4.0 is available for download following this link:
Thanks Jaap and Eckard for the alert on this issue

Thursday, September 10, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2015

Code: MOZ-2015-01
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Title: Sea Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Thanks Klaus and Jaap for the alert on this issue

Monday, September 7, 2015

General Info: Update on German Cancels - August / September

Date: August 25 - 27, 2015 
City: Nebel
Lighthouse: Amrum


Date: September 05, 2015
City: Emden
Lightship: Amrumbank


Date: September 12, 2015
City: Wieck
Lighthouse: Darßer Ort   (postmark celebrating the 25th Anniv of the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park, site where is located this lighthouse)

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Saturday, September 5, 2015

General Info: Collector from France 2015


La Poste has released in September 04 this Collector`s Sheet with 10 stamps under the title "Tout commence en Finistère". There are no good images yet of this issue, but apparently 2 stamps contain lighthouses. Lets take a look...
La Vieille
This is more difficult, but I believe
that it is the Môle de Guilvinec

This is the fourth entry of this serie about Finistère. Two of the previous three also contain stamps with lighthouses.
First release in 2012
La Vieille

Second release in 2013
Créac´h    (Ouessant Island)


La Vieille at the distance

Thursday, September 3, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2015

Code: SOL-2015-02
Date: June 26, 2015
Title: Seashells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

20150916 - GREAT BRITAIN

Info and Image added
Code: GBR-2015-02
Release Date: September 16, 2015
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: POST & GO - Sea Travel
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Design Osborne Ross
Illustration Andy Tuohy 

Printing Process: Gravure
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 56 x 25

Perf: Kiss die-cut Simulated 
Security: Phosphor Bars
Gum: Self-adhesive
Printed by: International Security Printers 
Dover Stamp
South Foreland Lighthouse
Thanks to  for the images