Thursday, December 29, 2016

BEST STAMPS with LIGHTHOUSES - Year 2016


Hello Friends:


This is the top 10 of stamps with lighthouses of this blog for the year 2016. Thanks to all of you that sended your opinions and helped to build this list.


1st Place

CHINA - October 28
Unexpected and beautiful. The stamps were the first images of some of these brand new lighthouses builded in the South China Sea. 



2nd Place

LATVIA - October 07
Great design. A lot of information and images in a tiny space of one stamp.



 3rd Place

SOUTH KOREA - August 25
Colourful design helped by a marvelous selection of lighthouses. 



4 
GERMANY
July 07
 
Reinhard Scheiblich (photos) at his best. Specially Kampen, Even the cows combine with the lighthouse!
Click Here for a look at Scheiblich and his work.
5
GUERNSEY
May 25

Big waves and lighthouses, a combination that always results in a great view.
6 
NETHERLANDS
February 01
and
May 23

Excellent year for us thanks to the serie "Mooi Nederland". Several lighthouses with a very good stylistic interpretation
7
NORWAY
October 01

Sober but nice design for this serie that in 2017 will take a break.
8
SAINT PIERRE
ET 
MIQUELON

October 07

I have a predilection for the gravure. So here it is the work of Elsa Catelin for the SPM stamp of
Pointe-Plate
9
JERSEY
November 4

Great photos of Noirmont and La Corbiere among the winter stamps of this year
10
IRELAND
October 06

Disappointing design of the stamps of this highly anticipated set. This issue reaches the Number 10 only helped by a good design of the booklet and some great photos in the panes of it.


I wish you all a Happy New Year and that 2017 be better than 2016. 

We keep in touch
Carlos


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CUBA - 2016


Updated with Images and Info




GENERAL INFO:
Code: CUB-2016-01
Release Date: August 13, 2016  
Postal Authority: Empresa de Correos de Cuba - ECC
Title: National Park "Desembarco del Granma"
Format:  Serie of 4 stamps 
Presentation:
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Stamp 1 of 4



Currency: Cuban Peso - CUP
Face Value: 65 (CUP)
Service: 
Dimensions:  
Perforation: 
Lighthouse: Cabo Cruz
ALL: J-5054
Location: Granma Province. South West point of Cuba


Thanks Jaap for the alert
Gracias Javier for the info

Saturday, December 24, 2016

ISLE OF MAN - 2017


Updated with Images and Info



GENERAL INFO:
Code: IOM-2017-01
Release Date: January 19, 2017
Postal Authority: Oik Postagh Ellan Vannin
Title: The Hearts of Ellan Vannin
Format:  Serie of 6 stamps 
Presentation:  
-Sheets of 24 stamps (Onchan-Ramsey-Port St.Mary and Port Erin)
-Sheets of 10 stamps (Peel and Castletown - Europa issue)
Design: Adam Berry
Printing Process:  Offset Lithography in 4 Colours
Paper:  110 gms
Gum:  PVA
Printer: Cartor
Quantity:




Stamp 1 of 6


This stamp depicts 2 lights of Peel Harbour.  I was sure that the one of the left was Peel PierHead.  But the other one, at the right, was difficult to confirm because the images were poor. Today I received a better image of the stamp that cleared my doubts. A little explanation:

Take a look at this photo of the lighthouses situation in Peel Harbour.  Click over the image for a bigger view. The photo was taken by me and I was standing exactly opposite of the point of view of the stamp. 


That lighthouse at the right of the stamp (left of this image) could be Peel Castle Jetty or Peel Breakwater, depending of where the designer put his point of view. The poor images didn´t help because it wasn´t clear if the lighthouse was white with a black base or was white and green in horizontal bands.  

Well, this is the lighthouse at the right of the stamp:

PEEL CASTLE JETTY

Face Value: Permanent Value - 1st
Service: 
Dimensions: 28 x 42
Perforation: 
Lighthouses: 
-Peel Castle Jetty - A 4732
-Peel PierHead - A 4730
Location: Peel - West of Isle of Man


Better view of Peel PierHead in the Full Sheet of Peel Stamp




Feliz Navidad!  Merry Christmas!  Take it easy with the food and drinks.  Carlos



Thursday, December 22, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2016 (II)



Code: SLE-2016-02
Release Date:  October 28, 2016
Title: 150th Anniv of the Great Tea Race
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Monday, December 19, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2016 (III)



Code: MOZ-2016-03
Release Date: July 10, 2016
Title: Sea Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Best Stamps of 2016

Hello Friends:

Closing the 2016... it is time to review the year and try to recognize the best stamps with lighthouses. The last week of the year I´ll publish the top 10.  
Let me know your opinion.  Send me your selection from the 10 to the 1, to my mail:

cmsilvano@arnet.com.ar

Thanks and we keep in touch.
Carlos

Monday, December 12, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2016 (II)



Code: CAF-2016-02
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, December 2, 2016

SRI LANKA - 2016 (II)

Updated with new Images

No, this is not "that" issue of Lighthouses of Sri Lanka we are waiting for.




Images of the 3 Blocks added







GENERAL INFO:

Code: SRI-2016-02
Release Date: December 02, 2016
Authority: Department of Posts, Sri Lanka
Title: Unseen Sri Lanka
Format: Serie of 12 stamps and 3 Miniature Sheets
Presentation: Sheets of 12 (1 serie)
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Stamp 9 of 12

STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Queen´s Tower. Builded by the Dutchs during their occupation in Sri Lanka, this was a primitive form of lighthouse.

Wikipedia explanation: "... Fire was set at the bottom, wich creates a vacuum forcing air upwards and its light was passed through tower´s chimney-like tube to the top where sailors were able to see light from distance..."

Next, a better view of the tower in the illustration of the Block 2. We can see the door at the base of the tower, where the fire was lit.





Location: Delft (Neduntheevu) Island. North West of Sri Lanka



Stamp 11 of 12


STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Mannar Island
ALL: F-0884
Location: North of Mannar (Talaimannar) Island. North of Sri Lanka


Thanks Ravi, from Sri Lanka for the images

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

USA - 2017

Updated with the issue date

    
GENERAL INFO:

Code:  
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Postal Authority: USPS
Title: Andrew Wyeth     (1917 - 2009)
Format: Serie of 12 stamps
Presentation: Minisheet of 12 stamps (1 serie)
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Stamp 6 of  12


Stamp Info:
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: Forever
Service: First Class Mail up to 1 ounce
Painting  by:  Andrew Wyeth
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Tenants Harbor (*)
ALL:  
Location: Eastern coast of Southern Island, State of Maine, USA


(*) This lighthouse is inactive since 1933. The building and the island was bought in 1978 by Andrew Wyeth and until today is in hands of the family.

MALTA - 2016

New Issue



GENERAL INFO

Code: MAT-2016-01
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Postal Authority: Malta Post
Title: Maritime Malta IV  - HMS Hastings 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm): 120 x 80
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 49 x 40.5
Perf: 14.2 x 14.2
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 3.59 (EUR)
Design: Maltapost P.L.C.
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security: Watermark Maltesse Crosses
Printer: 





Lighthouse: Ancient Lighthouse at Fort St.Elmo
ALL:  
Location: Valetta, Malta

The ancient tower can be see in this old photo:


And also in this stamp from 2001:



This post was under discussion for a while. Why?  Because the event depicted in the painting is happening in 1838.  And the lighthouse is believed that start the function in 1851 (13 years laters).  So, what happened? Is only a watch tower and not a lighthouse at that time?   Is a mistake of the author of the painting?  I decided to list this issue anyway. 

Thanks Reto for the alert and images
Thanks Jaap for the opinions

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TURKEY - 2016 (V)

New Release 



GENERAL INFO:

Code: TUR-2016-05
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Turkish Arts - Definitives
Format: 6 stamps
Presentation:
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Printer: PTT Matbaasi / PTT Printing House
Currency:  Turkey Lira - TRY
Quantity: 



Stamp 1 of 6



Facial: 10 Kurus (0.10 TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Stamp 3 of 6


Facial: 1 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Stamp 6 of 6


Facial: 11 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BARBADOS - 2016

New Issue





GENERAL INFO

Code: BAR-2016-01
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Postal Authority: Barbados Post Office
Title: 50 Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados 1966-2016
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
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Stamp 6 of  6



Stamp Info:
Currency: Barbadian Dollar - BBD
Facial: $ 2.20 (BBD)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Painted in white with the top in green,  the old tower of Needhams Point.
ALL:  
Location: Needhams Point, south west of the island, in custody of the Hilton Barbados Resort.


Thanks to White Knight and the blog Commonwealth Stamps Opinion for the images.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Starting the 2017

Hello Friends:

I was waiting for the first image of a stamp with a lighthouse of 2017 to start posting issues of the next year.  That image saw the light today thanks to the United State Postal Service.  That issue and the other 3 programmed stamps of 2017 known until now are posted next.

We keep in touch
Carlos

SRI LANKA - 2017

*** No Image Yet ***


.Based in this statement of the Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka of October 2016:


Dear Sir/Madam, we are really sorry to inform you that Lighthouses of Sri Lanka stamps will be issue in next year due to various reasons. please kindly keep in touch! and the date of issuing is still not fixed yet.
Best regards, Team Philatelic - Sri Lanka ...

Code:
Release Date: 2017 - No certain date yet
Postal Authority: Sri Lanka Post
Title:
Format: 4 stamps




Saturday, November 19, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Tchad 2016




Code: TCH-2016-01
Release Date: 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this item



Saturday, November 12, 2016

NEW CALEDONIA - 2016


Code: NCA-2016-01
Release Date: November 03, 2016
Philatelic Authority: OPT Nouvelle-Calédonie
Title: The Legendary "Paquebots" - Le Calédonien  1952-1977
Format: 1 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 10 stamps
Currency: CFP Franc - XPF
Facial: 110 F - XPF
Dimension: 48 x 27
Design: Jean-Jacques Mahuteau
Printing Method: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 50.000


No lighthouse depicted on the stamp, but...


... Amédée in the First Day Cover



Lighthouse: Amédée
ALL: K-4802.01
Location: Amédée islet, 25km south of Noumea

Muchas Gracias Daniel, for the alert on this item.


Friday, November 11, 2016

HUNGARY - 2016

***  BREAKING NEWS ***


Yes, I believe that this deserve the title "Breaking News" based in the fact that it comes from Hungary, a country with almost none lighthouse stamps. The only 3  issued by Magyar Posta are from 1978 and 1980.  So 36 years later,   be this block very welcome. 

Code: HUN-2016-01
Release Date: November 08, 2016
Postal Authority: Magyar Posta Ltd
Title: Countries and Cities
Format: 1 stamp in Minisheet
Stamp dimensions (mm): 67.6 x 45.4
Block dimensions (mm): 135 x 83
Currency: Forint - HUF
Face Value: 600 - HUF
Service: Domestic priority letter up to 500g
Design: Zsolt Vidák
Printing Method: Offset
Paper: Gummed Stamp Paper
Printed by: ANY Biztonsági Niomda Nyrt
Quantity: 95.000

The graphic composition of the Minisheet depicts landmarks of differents capitals and big cities from Europe. The interesting for us is from Malta.



Lighthouse: Ricasoli 
ALL: E-2064
Location: East Breakwater of Valetta Grand Harbour


And a prediction... We will be seeing this lighthouse or his brother St.Elmo, next year.  And in an issue from a country that is not Malta too.