Friday, February 26, 2016

JAPAN - 2016

New Release 

Code: JAP-2016-01
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Authority: Japan Post
Title: G7 Summit 2016 - ISE SHIMA                  
Format: Set of 10 stamps
Presentation:  Minisheets with 1 serie
Dimensions (mm): 140 x 222,5
Design: Tamaki Akira
Printing Process: Offset 6 colours
Printer: Joh. Enschedé
Quantity: 1.400.000 Minisheets


Stamp Info:
Currency: Yen - JPY
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Dimensions (mm): 35,5 x 28
Lighthouse: Daio Saki
ALL: M-6036
Location: South East of Shima Peninsula, Mie Prefecture, JAPAN


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2015 PDF File - Now Available

Hello Friends.

It is available now the 2015 PDF File with the issues of that year.
The file is free and you can download it from here:

It´s a free hosting service. If you have any problem to download the file from there, you can send me a mail to   and I will send you a copy. Just put in the subjet "2015 File". No need to write something else.

I hope that this will be useful to you.

We keep in touch.

Monday, February 22, 2016

MACAU - 2016

New Release 


Code: MAU-2016-02
Release Date: May 18, 2016
Authority: Macao Post
Title: Museums and their Collections V – Maritime Museum                    
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Printing Process: 


Block Info:
Currency:  Patacas - MOP
Facial:  12.00 (MOP)
Dimensions (mm):  

I do not know what is this part of the block.  A painting or some art work of the museum perhaps? ...
... But I know what it represents. The Lighthouse and the Chapel of Our Lady of Guia.

Photo Courtesy of       Turismo y Faros
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, February 19, 2016

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome & Prince 2015


*** 2015 Release ***

Code: STP-2015-03
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Title: Lighthouses / Farois
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2016

... and with this release,  we open the 2016 season of Doubtful issues.  Is good to remember that I list these stamps here only to inform.  I do not promote the collecting of these items.  I do not have them in my collection and I do not waste money in it.
And apparently Djibouti is a new client starting this year, of the lithuanian based philatelic agency Stamperija.   So,  expects a flood of lighthouse stamps from this country in the months to come.

Code: DJB-2016-01
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Title: Dolphins
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Friday, February 12, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2015

 *** 2015 Release ***

Code: SLE-2015-01
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Title: African Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

20151218 - PHILIPPINES

*** 2015 Release ***


Code:  PHI-2015-01
Release Date: December 18, 2015 
Coming from:  PHLPost
Title:  20 Anniv of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Format:  1 stamp
Sheets of: 40 stamps
Design:  Rodine Teodoro
Printing Method:  Offset 4 colours
Paper: Imported
Security: Unwatermarked
Printed by: Amstar Company, Inc.
Quantity:  101.000
Currency:  Philippine Peso - PHP
Facial:  15 (PHP)
Dimensions (mm):  40 x 30
Perf: 14
Lighthouse:  The ruins of the ancient Cabo Engaño Lighthouse. And also the actual light mounted over the old tower (F-2732)


Monday, February 8, 2016

General Info: Updated the 2014 PDF file

Hello Friends:
The 2014 PDF File with all the issues of that year was updated.  One release was added (Tuvalu - SURFING ) .  Click the next link to download the last version (3.0) or click in the right panel (PDF Files sections):

NSWL2014 V 3.0

I postponed one or two weeks the release of the 2015 PDF because I am still adding new discoveries from the last year.  For instance, do not miss tomorrow a beautiful stamp coming from Asia of the last december.

Friday, February 5, 2016

ITA-2016-01 - ITALY

New Release


Release Date: February 13, 2016
Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Celebrations.  Carnival of Viareggio
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 45 stamps
Printing Process:  Rotogravure
Paper: White Neutral Coated 
Gum:  Self Adhesive
Printer:  I.P.Z.S. Spa (Rome)
Quantity: 800.000

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial:  0.95 (EUR)
Service:  Standard Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40   
Perf: 11 

The design is based in an old promotional poster of 1931 of the carnival. 

The light is the original Viareggio lighthouse that not exists anymore. It was replaced by a modern tower.

Lighthouse:   Viareggio (old)
Location:  Viareggio, Toscana, ITALY

Old Postcard from the Klaus Hülse collection,
with a view of the original lighthouse depicted
in the new stamp.

Also exists label stamps from differents
years of the 1930 decade with the original

Thanks to VACCARI NEWS for the info and images
Thanks to Klaus for the image of the postcard and label

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

20151111 - ECUADOR

***  2015 Release ***

Code: ECU-2015-02
Release Date: November 11 and 13, 2015
Postal Authority: Correos del Ecuador
Title: All You Need is Ecuador
Format: Serie of 16 stamps
Presentation: 2 Booklets of 8 stamps each
Printing Process: 
Paper:  Security Paper with Fluorescent inscriptions
Printed by:  Instituto Geográfico Militar (Quito)
Quantity: 16.000 Booklets (2 x 8000)

Stamp 6 of 16

Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Facial: 0.75
Dimensions (mm): 

Lighthouse: A night view of the Faux Lighthouse of Santa Ana Hill in Guayaquil

Image courtesy of

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Update with new Images



Release Date: February 17, 2016
Authority: Royal Mail
Title: Post & Go - Quincentenary of Royal Mail
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Printing Process: 



The packet ship entering the English Channel toward Falmouth.
Lizard Lighthouse at the back.