Monday, October 31, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2016 (III)





Code: SOL-2016-03
Release Date: September 01, 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp 

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue.

DOUBTFUL - Madagascar 2016



Code: MDG-2016-01
Release Date: 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 3 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this isse.



DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2016



Code: CAF-2016-01
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block of 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

JERSEY - 2016 (III)

Updated with Images and Info

Christmas and Lighthouses!  and thanks (who else) to Jersey.  They always combines all kind of things with La Corbiere (dogs, buses, horses, cars, war machine, etc.etc.)  In this oportunity we have Father Christmas with La Corbiere.






GENERAL INFO:
Code: JER-2016-03
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Father Christmas in Jersey
Format:  Serie of 8 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 10 with same denomination
Design: Andrew Farley
Printing Process:  Offset Lithography
Paper:  
Gum:  
Printer: Cartor
Quantity:




Stamp 1 of 8


Currency: Pound
Face Value: 43 (0.43 Pound)
Service: 
Dimensions: 40 x 30
Perforation: 
Lighthouse: La Corbiere
ALL: A-1620
Location: South West point of Jersey


Thanks to White Knight and his great blog about Commonwealth Stamps for the alert on this issue.

Commonwealth Stamp Opinion


Friday, October 28, 2016

CHINA - 2016 (II)

New Issue

BREAKING NEWS !!!

This was unexpected... China surprise us with this issue of 5 stamps. Like Russia and the crimean lighthouses, I find this serie very controversial. Why?  These 5 beautiful lighthouses are new, and were builded in the South China Sea. This zone and the mix of the Spratly (Nansha) Islands, reefs,  and artificial islands is in dispute between China, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.




GENERAL INFO:
Code: CHN-2016-02
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Authority: China Post
Title: Lighthouses of China
Format: Serie of 5 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: 
-Minisheet of 10 stamps (2 series)
-Sheets of 20 stamps (4 series)
Dimensions (mm):
-Minisheet: 196 x 155
-Sheets: 180 x 240
Design: Shi Yuan
Printing Process: Photogravure
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Beijin Stamp Factory
Quantity:



Stamp 1 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Huáyáng Jiao  /  Cuarteron Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 2 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Chigua Reef / Johnson South
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 3 of 5 


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Zhubi Jiao  /  Subi Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 4 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Yongshu Reef / Fiery Cross
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 5 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Meiji Reef / Mischief Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Full Sheet




Thursday, October 27, 2016

20130123 - MACAU

New Find from the Year       2013




GENERAL INFO:

Code: MAU-2013-01
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Authority: Macao Post
Title: Centenary of the Macau Chamber of Commerce                   
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 16 stamps (4 series)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30   40 x 40.5 (Block)
Block Dimensions (mm): 138 x 90
Perf: 14 x 13 1/4
Design: NG Wai Kin design
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: With Security Fibers
Gum:
Printer: Joh.Enschedé Security Print, Netherlands
Quantity:



 Now, everybody take your eyeglasses...

Logo of the Macau Chamber of Commerce




Guía Lighthouse in the upper left quadrant of the logo of the Chamber. All the stamps and the Block contain this logo. And also the first day cancellation.


Thank you very much and congrats for this discovery to Angel Gonzalez, a reader from Spain.  ( afng.org


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DUTCH CARIBBEAN - 2016

New Issue



GENERAL INFO:

Code: DCR-2016-01
Release Date: October 17, 2016
Authority: FXDC Post
Title: Island Shaped Stamp
Format: 3 Blocks with 1 stamps each
Printing Process:
Design:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: 
Quantity: 



The 3 blocks contain stylized lighthouses marking the position of the real lighthouses of the islands.

BONAIRE Block


A- Ceru Bentana  J-6416
B- Boca Spelonk  J-6414
C- Lacre Punt  J-6411
D- Punt Vierkant  J-6409
E- Kralendijk  J-6408.3
F- Klein Bonaire  J-6406


SABA Block


-St.John´s  J-5667.3

ST. EUSTATIOS  Block


-Oranjestad  J-5668.5


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue


Do not miss tomorrow the post about Macau.  4 stamps and block with Guia Lighthouse. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Djibuti 2016 (III)



Code: DJB-2016-03
Release date: some day in 2016
Title: Centenary of the 1st Battalion of Infantrymen Somalis 
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps



Proposed monument in 1921 with a faux lighthouse to be builded in Pointe de Grave in France after the WWI.  The monument finally erected did not follow this shape and was destroyed in 1942 by german forces.

It is not clear why this para-philatelic item combines this proposed monument with the phrase Pointe de Grave 1945.  


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue.

Friday, October 21, 2016

ESTONIA - 2016

Updated with Image and Information



GENERAL INFO:

Code: EST-2016-01
Release Date: October 27, 2016
Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 8 stamps
Printing Process: Offset
Design: Roman Matkiewicz
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: AS Vaba Maa
Quantity: 30000

STAMP INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.65 (EUR)
Service:
Dimensions (mm): 33 x 27.5
Perf: 14 x 13 3/4

Lighthouse: Virtsu
ALL: C-3632
Location: 1km South West of City/Harbour of Virtsu - ESTONIA



RELATED MATERIAL

First Day Cover and First Day Cancel




Tuesday, October 11, 2016

JERSEY - 2016 (II)

Updated with Images and Info


GENERAL INFO:
Code: JER-2016-02
Release Date: November 04, 2016
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Seasons - Winter 
Format:  Serie of 8 stamps
Presentation:  Sheets of 10 with same denomination
Design: Andy Le Gresley
Printing Process:  Offset Lithography
Paper:  
Gum:  
Printer: Joh Enschedé
Quantity:




Stamp 1 of 8


Currency: Pound
Face Value: 48 (0.48 Pound)
Service: Local Standard Letter up to 100g
Dimensions: 42 x 30.45
Perforation: 
Lighthouse: La Corbiere
ALL: A-1620
Location: South West point of Jersey





Stamp 3 of 8


Currency: Pound
Face Value: 66 (0.66 Pound)
Service: Europa Standard Letter up to 20g
Dimensions: 42 x 30.45
Perforation: 
Lighthouse: Noirmont Point
ALL: A-1616
Location: West point of Saint Aubins Bay, South of Jersey


RELATED MATERIAL

Impressive Photo of Noirmont Point in Presentation Pack

Monday, October 10, 2016

PORTUGAL - 2016 (II)

New Issue




GENERAL INFO:
Code: POR-2016-02
Release Date: October 10, 2016
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: 500 years of Postal Services in Portugal
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 50 stamps same design
Block Dimensions (mm): 125 x 95
Design: 
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:  FSC - 110 g/m2
Gum:   
Printer: INCM
Quantity: 
Stamps:
0.47: 135.000
0.58: 110.000
0.75: 135.000
0.80: 115.000
Block: 56.000


Stamp 3 of 4



Currency: Euro - EUR
Face Value: 0.75 (EUR)
Dimensions: 40 x 30.6
Perforation: 13 + Cross of Christ
Lighthouse: Torre de Belem
Location: Belem, west of Lisbon, Portugal

Sunday, October 9, 2016

TURKEY - 2016 (IV)

New Release 


GENERAL INFO:

Code: TUR-2016-04
Release Date: October 09, 2016
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: 23th World Energy Congress
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: PTT Matbaasi / PTT Printing House
Currency:  Turkey Lira - TRY
Quantity: 100.000 stamps



Partial view of the Logo of the Congress



Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 3.20 (TRY)
Service:
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY



More material...
First Day Cancellation


These figures and contours of Kiz Kulesi are getting repetitive in this year.  In all these cases I find more interesting the related material than the stamp itself. For example in this case,  the Philatelic Brochure of this issue have a wonderful photo.


Look at the left in the back.  The other big lighthouse in Istambul and very rare to see in stamps.   Ahirkapi (ALL N.4903). 

He had a tiny appearance last year. Click below to see it.





Monday, October 3, 2016

LATVIA - 2016

Updated with Images and Info



GENERAL INFO:
Code: LAT-2016-01
Release Date: October 07, 2016
Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses 2016 Oviši 
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:
Design: Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer: Baltijas Banknote - Latvia
Quantity: 100.000 stamps
  

STAMP INFO:
Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.90
Service: STD Letter up to 50g to Europa
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Oviši 
ALL: C-3470
Location: 30 km North of Ventpils - West of Latvia


RELATED MATERIAL

First Day Cover

First Day Cancellation


Fantastic issue by Latvijas Past.   Congrats to Arta Ozola-Jaunaraja! And lucky for us, this serie will continue next year.