Saturday, January 30, 2016

20151126 - CURACAO

***  2015 Release ***


Code: CUR-2015-01
Release Date: November 26, 2015
Postal Authority: CPost
Title: December Stamps
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 
Printing Process: 
Printed by:

Stamp 3 of 6

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder - ANG
Facial: 119c (1.19 ANG)
Dimensions (mm): 
Lighthouse: Klein Curacao (Little Curacao)
ALL: J-6399

Thanks Jaap for the info about this great find

Friday, January 29, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2015

Code: GBI-2015-03
Release Date: December 19, 2015
Title: The world of the Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Saturday, January 23, 2016

General Info: Money... Money... Money...

Coming from Russia.   New commemorative banknote of 100 rubles.  It is a limited edition of 20 millions copies. The design is dedicated to Crimea. The front (left image) with the Swallow´s nest castle in Yalta. And the back (right image) with a collage of Sevastopol. The main image is the Monument to Sunken Ships. But the interesting part for us is this:
Khersonesskiy Lighthouse
This is a lighthouse that we saw before in stamps:
From the Soviet Union in 1982

From Ukraine in 2010


It is an old design,  but the 2016 version of Chicken Rock 10pence coin from Isle of Man is available now.


Friday, January 22, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2015

Code: TOG-2015-02
Release Date: December 30, 2015
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 2 stamps

Friday, January 15, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic - 2015

Code: CAF-2015-04
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Title: Sea Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps + Block of 1 stamp

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic - 2015

Code: CAF-2015-03
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps+ Block of 1 stamp
Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Saturday, January 9, 2016

MAU-2016-01 - MACAU

New Release


Release Date: March 14, 2016
Authority: Macao Post
Title: 325th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Public Security Police Force            
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Printing Process: 

Block Info:

Currency:  Patacas - MOP
Facial:  12.00 (MOP)
Dimensions (mm): 
The emblems of the different Public Security Forces of Macau are depicted at the bottom of the Block.  The sixth from the left represents the Police Department. The Guia Lighthouse is in it.
Lighthouse:  Guia
ALL: F-3416
Location:  Fortress of Guia, Macau.

More material about GUIA?  Follow the next link to a fantastic post from Daniel, the Pharotéliste:  Click Here 

Friday, January 8, 2016


A serie that was with us the last years, saw the end in 2015.   The croatian stamps of lighthouses that started in 2007 are not presents in the programme of 2016.   It was a very nice run.  Thanks to Hrvatska pošta for these 9 years of lighthouse stamps.

We keep in touch

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

20151109 - BRAZIL

***  2015 Release ***

Code: BRA-2015-01
Release Date: November 09, 2015
Postal Authority: Correios
Title: The Water Circuit - Minas Gerais
Format: Serie of 10 stamps
Sheets of: 30 stamps (3 series)
Design: Jean Paulo Lopes
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Gummed Chalky
Printed by: Brasilian Mint
Quantity: 1.800.000 stamps (180.000 series)

Currency: Permanent Value - 1º Porte Carta Comercial
Service: First Rate Domestic Commercial Post
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 11 1/2 x 12
Lighthouse: FAUX
Location: Lambari,  Mina Gerais State in Brazil

Well,  it is not completely faux. It has a light, but it serves as a touristic spot more than a navigation aid.

It was restored last october.