Saturday, October 31, 2015

General Info: Cancel from Portugal

 
Date: October 17, 2015
City: Almada (Philatelic Expo - ARPCA)
Lighthouse: Cacilhas
 
 
Thanks Klaus for the info

Friday, October 30, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2015


 
Code: CAF-2015-02
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
 
 
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue
 
 

Friday, October 23, 2015

General Info: Block CNEP from France 2015

 
CNEP = French Chamber of Dealers and Experts in Philately.  Sorry if the translation is not accurate,  but I think that you get the idea.
The Salon Philatélique d´Automne take place in Paris between 05 and 08 of november.  The CNEP organize this event and La Poste like previous years, issues these special blocks dedicated to these meetings.
You can get these blocks from the stores associated to the CNEP or if you attend to the Salon.  They are not for sell by La Poste.
This year Saint Pierre et Miquelón is the special guest and it will have a special block.  You can see it up here.
A great view of Pointe aux Canons.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

20151105 – NEW CALEDONIA

We had already a 150 birthday from Guia in Macau. But there is another lighthouse that celebrates the same number of years in 2015. The beautiful and majestic Amédée.
 
 

Code:  NCA-2015-01
Release Date: November 05, 2015 
 
Coming from:  OPT Nouveulle-Calédonie
Title:  150th anniversary of the lighting of the Amédée lighthouse
Format:  1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design:  J.J.Mahuteau
Printing Method:  Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity:  100.000
 
Currency:  CFP Franc - XPF
Facial:  110 (XPF)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  27 x 48
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Amédée
All:  K-4802.1
Country:  New Caledonia
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 RELATED MATERIAL
 



Parcial View of the First Day Cover

First Day Cancellation

And look at this great ítem to collect.  The full sheet of 10 stamps with very nice borders.

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

20151014 - PORTUGAL

 
 
 
Code:  POR-2015-02
Release Date: October 14, 2015 
 
Coming from:  CTT
Title:  2015 - International Year of Light and Soils
Format:  Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of: 50 stamps (2 x 25 Lights  or  2 x 25 Soils)
Design:  Pedro Ferreira
Printing Method:  Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Cartor
Quantity:  155.000 series
 
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Stamp 2 of 4 
Currency:  Euro -EUR
Facial:  0.45 (EUR)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm):  30,6 x 40
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Lighthouse:  Cabo da Roca
All:  D-2108
Country:  PORTUGAL
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 RELATED MATERIAL
 
A better view of Cabo da Roca on the
cover of the Philatelic Brochure
 
 
 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

20151109 JERSEY

UPDATE
Original Post: July 10, 2015 



 
 
Code:  JER-2015-02
Release Date: November 09, 2015 
 
Coming from:  Jersey Post
Title:  My Jersey
Format:  Serie of 10 stamps
Strips of: 5 different stamps but same denomination
Booklets of: 50 stamps same denomination
Design by:  Winners of Jersey Post`s Design a Stamp competition
Printing Method:  Offset Lithography
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Cartor
Quantity:
 
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by Skye Leather (winner in category age 11 and under)
 
Stamp 9 of 10 
Currency:  Permanent Value
Service:  UK Priority Letter
Dimensions (mm):  25 x 30
Perf:
Lighthouse:  La Corbiere
All:  A-1620
Country:  Jersey 
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by Claudia Dixon (winner in category age 12-17)
 

Stamp 10 of 10 
Currency:  Permanent Value
Service:  UK Priority Letter
Dimensions (mm):  25 x 30
Perf:
Lighthouse:  La Corbiere
All:  A-1620
Country: JERSEY

 
Both stamps are part of the strip of 5 with the same denomination: UK Priority Letter

 
And can be purchased in Booklets of 50 too
 
 
 
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We found stamps of Daymarks in this issue too...
 
by: Leah O' Brien  winner in category age 11 and under
Stamp 4 of 10 
Currency:  Permanent Value
Service:  Local Letter
Dimensions (mm):  25 x 30
Perf:
Daymark: Archirondel Tower (in red and with strips)
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Oil Painting by Anna Le Moine Gray (winner in category age 18 +)
 
Stamp 5 of 10 
Currency:  Permanent Value
Service: Local Letter 
Dimensions (mm): 25 x 30 
Perf:
Daymark: Seymour Tower


Both stamps are part of the strip of 5 with the same denomination: Local Letter
 
And can be purchased in Booklets of 50 too
 
 
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These are the winners of the  
Jersey Post`s Design a Stamp competition
 
 
 
 
Jersey Stamps  http://www.jerseystamps.com/ 

 
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2015


 
 
Code: SOL-2015-03
Release Date: September 25, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
 
 
Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

DOUBTFUL - Saint Thomas & Prince 2015




 
Code: STP-2015-02
Release Date: September 23, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
 
 
Thanks Klaus and Jaap for the alert on this issue
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

General Info: Cancel from Norway


Date: October 03-04
Location: Mandal
Lighthouse: Ryvingen

Thanks Klaus for the information

General Info: Update on German Cancels - October/November

 

Date: October 03
Location: Harsefeld -  PC 21698
Lighthouses: Wittembergen and Darss



 
Date: November 01
Location: Bremerhaven   PC 27568
Lighthouse: Roter Sand
 
 
Thanks Klaus for the information

General Info: Cancels from Italy

2 new cancels for this month:

Date: October 10
City: Rho   PC 20017
Lighthouse: Stylized

Date: October 24
City: Genova
Lighthouse: La Lanterna di Genova

Thanks Jaap for the information

Monday, October 12, 2015

20150814 – CUBA



 
 
Code:  CUB-2015-01
Release Date: October 01, 2015 
 
Coming from:  Empresa de Correos de Cuba - ECC
Title:  Asian Ships - SINGAPORE 2015
Format:  Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Sheets of:
Design: 
Printing Method: 
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by:
Quantity: 
 
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Stamp 4 of 6  - Kettuvallam. Boat house from India
Currency:  Cuban Peso  - CUP
Facial:  65  (0.65 CUP)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Stylized
All: 
Country:   
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

20151016 – ESTONIA



 
Code:  EST-2015-01
Release Date: October 16, 2015 
 
Coming from:  Eesti Post
Title:  Lighthouses 2015 - TAHKUNA
Format:  1 stamp
Sheets of: 10 stamps
Design:  Roman Matkiewicz
Printing Method:  Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: AS Vaba Maa
Quantity:  40.000
 
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Currency:  Euro - EUR
Facial:  0.55 (EUR)
Service:  Domestic STD Letter up to 50g
Dimensions (mm):  33 x 27,5
Perf: 14 x 13 3/4
Lighthouse:  Tahkuna
All:  C-3754
Country:  ESTONIA
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 RELATED MATERIAL
 

 
First Day Cover

 
First Day Cancellation

Maxi Card
 



This lighthouse appeared also in a stamp in 1983.  In that case the issuing entity was the USSR.  Lighthouses of the Baltic Sea.


Pharotéliste, a blog by Daniel have a complete description of this stamp.   Follow the next link to know more about it:

Pharotéliste: Tahkuna 1983





 

Friday, October 9, 2015

20151012 – MALTA (Sovereign Military Order)

 

 
Code:  MSM-2015-01
Release Date: October 12, 2015 
 
Coming from:  Grand Magistry Post Office (Rome)
Title:  IV Century of the Birth of Salvator Rosa
Format:  Serie of 2 stamps
Sheets of:
Design: 
Printing Method: 
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France.
Quantity: 
 
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Stamp 1 of 2
Currency:  EURO - EUR
Facial:  2,15 (EUR)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Stylized lighthouse in the oil painting "Marina with Lighthouse"
All: 
Country:   
 
 
Is there a postal agreement between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and your country? 
Take a look at the  POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS where mail stamped with SMO of Malta stamps can be sent.
 
 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

20151208 - JAPAN




 
 
Code:  JAP-2015-02
Release Date:  December 08, 2015 (My Birthday!)
 
Coming from:  Japan Post
Title:  60 Anniversary of Enforcement of the Autonomy Law - CHIBA
Format: Set of 5 stamps in Minisheet 
Dimensions (mm): 175 x 93.5
Design:  Maruyama Satoshi
Lighthouse Photo: Chiba Prefecture
Printing Method:  Rotogravure 6 colours
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by:
Quantity:  1.000.000 Minisheets
 
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Stamp 3 of 5 
Currency:  Yen - JPY
Facial:  82 (JPY)
Service:  Local Std Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm):  33.5 x 28
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Inubō Saki 
All:  M-6478
Country:  JAPAN

  
 

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

20150929 - ECUADOR

  
Code:  ECU-2015-01
Release Date:  September 29, 2015 
Postal Authority:  Correos del Ecuador
Title:  EXPO AFE 150  (Philatelic Expo- 150 years of the first Ecuadorian stamp)
Format:  Serie of 25 stamps
Sheets of: 25 stamps (1 serie)
Design: 
Printing Method: 
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by:
Quantity: 

Mega issue from Ecuador celebrating the International Philatelic Expo "EXPO AFE 150".  25 stamps.  20 of them dedicated to the countries participating in the expo.  In each of them, an historical stamp of that country is depicted.  Luckily for us, one of the stamps chosen is related to a lighthouse.  Also, there is another stamp that deserve some attention from us...  
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Stamp 8 of 25 
Currency:  US Dollar - USD
Facial:  0.75 (USD)
Service:  Local Std Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Castillo del Morro - La Habana
All:  J-4857
Country:  CUBA
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If we think that the Cerro of Montevideo in the Coat of Arms of Uruguay is a lighthouse, then here there is another lighthouse stamp in this serie.

Stamp 24 of 25 
Currency:  US Dollar - USD
Facial:  0.75 (USD)
Service:  Local Std Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf:
Lighthouse:  Cerro of Montevideo Fortress
All:  G-0702
Country: URUGUAY
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Centenary of Morro Lighthouse
1949 - Cuba
Sc 432    Yv 318   Mi 241

Provincial Map of Uruguay
1973 - Uruguay
Sc 857    Yv 859

Saturday, October 3, 2015

DOUBTFUL - Guinea (Rep) 2015




Code: GUI-2015-02
Release Date: August 20, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Friday, October 2, 2015

20150924 - SRI LANKA



Code: SRI-2015-01
Release Date: September 24, 2015
Postal Authority: Sri Lanka Post
Title: World Maritime Day 2015
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 5.00
Lighthouse:  The pole painted with horizontal bands (inside the lines added by me) is the Colombo Harbour East Breakwater - F-0784.  But...


 
 
...the best view of a lighthouse in this issue is in the First Day Cover.   Left margin of the FDC with Galbokka Point (F-0804) in Colombo.
 
 
Thanks for the alerts on this issue sent during my brief absence.
Thanks Jaap, Ravi, Eckhard and Glynne for the info.