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:
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
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Quantity:



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


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

GERMANY - 2017

*** Release Date Updated ***
*** No Image Yet ***

Code: 
Release Date: June 08, 2017
Postal Authority: Deutsche Post
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 2 stamps

Lighthouses:
-Holtenau
-Bremerhaven UF



Thanks Klaus for the info about this serie

Monday, December 19, 2016

LATVIA - 2017

*** Release Date Updated ***
*** No Image Yet ***


Code:
Release Date: September 08, 2017
Postal Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 1 stamp
Facial: 0,90 Euros
Lighthouse: Unknown





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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ESTONIA - 2017

*** No Image Yet ***



Code:
Release Date: September 08, 2017
Postal Authority: Eesti Post
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 2 stamps

Lighthouse: Orjaku Leading Lights



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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2017

Updated with Images and Info


Preview of the stamp

GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 18, 2017
Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Cap Blanc Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Design: Joël Lemaine
Printing Process:  Taille Douce
Gravure: André Lavergne
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer: 
Quantity: 50.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial:  
Service:  
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf:

Lighthouse: Cap Blanc
ALL: H-0328
Location: West of Miquelon Island - SPM




A gran merci to Eric Contesse and his blog: http://timbredujura.blogspot.com/ for the images.



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)
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printer:
Quantity: 


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