Sunday, December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


Happy New Year Friends and Readers of this blog.  Have a great midnight dinner with family and friends.
We keep in touch with more stamps in 2018.

Carlos

Thursday, December 28, 2017

CANADA - 2018


UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES





Code: CAN-2018-01
Release Date: January 15, 2018
Postal Authority: Canada Post
Title: Far and Wide - Definitives 2018
Format: Serie of 9 stamps
Presentation: 
- Minisheet of 9 stamps (1 serie)
- Booklets of 6, 10 or 30 stamps depending on value
- Coils of 50, 100, 5000 stamps depending on value
Design: Stéphane Huot
Quantity: Continuous




Face Value: Permanent
Service: Domestic Rate
Dimensions (mm): 24 x 20


Lighthouse: Covehead 
ALL: H-1150
Location: Covehead Harbour, Prince Edward Island, CANADA



EXAMPLES of the VARIETY of ITEMS RELATED to this STAMP


Booklet of 10  or  30


Strip from the coil of 100
Horizontal 


Strip from the coil of 5000
Vertical 


Prepaid Postal Card





Thanks Michael for the alert on this issue

Sunday, December 24, 2017

BEST STAMPS with LIGHTHOUSES 2017

Hello Friends:


This is the top 10 of stamps with lighthouses of this blog for the year 2017. Thanks to all of you that sended your opinions and helped to build this list.


1st Place



BULGARIA - June 22
In Minisheet or single stamps. Fantastic set of 4 stamps with a great selection of bulgarian lighthouses. Shapes for all kind of preferences.



2nd Place



GUERNSEY - February 15
Head to head for the first place in my preferences. So, why the second place?  Because it is a Post and Go, and the left part of the stamp with the blank space and the inscriptions diminish the beauty of the all.



 3rd Place


PORTUGAL - September 08
Great photo of one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Europe.



4 
CAMBODIA

October 10

Very welcome issue. Unusual selection of lighthouses very difficult to find on stamps. With a better quality in the photos, this set could be some places up in the list.
5
LATVIA

September 08



Both lighthouses depicted are ugly. But the way the designer put the pieces together inside the frame results in a beautiful stamp.
6 
SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON

October 18


Gravure.  Few colours but with the right tone. Great stamp.

7
MONTENEGRO

November 10


I am not a big fan of this stamp. But apparently it is appreciated by you, friends. It received a lot of votes that allow it to climb to the seventh place.

8
GERMANY

June 08



Odd lighthouses selected by Germany this year. Kiel and Bremerhaven specially (aka Onion Tower). This last one,  bizarre but nice to see.

9
ALDERNEY

May 17

Clean and bright view of Alderney or Manez or Quesnard Lighthouse

10
PHILLIPINES

May 08






Unusual lighthouses to see on stamps like Cambodia. Fantastic skies.
Visually powerful.



Merry Christmas for you all.  

We keep in touch
Carlos

Friday, December 22, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau (III)




Code: GBI-2017-03
Release Date: December 05, 2017
Title: Lighthouses 
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp





Thursday, December 21, 2017

CURACAO - 2018


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Code: 
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Set of 6 stamps


Thanks Klaus for the alert

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Niger (II)





Code: NIG-2017-02
Release Date: July 03, 2017
Title: The Dolphins
Formar: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert

Sunday, December 17, 2017

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome & Prince 2017 (III)



Code: STP-2017-03
Release Date: November 07, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WELCOME 2018

Hello Friends:

Not much to expect for what remains of 2017.  It is time to look for the new year.  This is what we know about the 2018 at this time.   3 ongoing series will continue next year and I give thanks to the Philatelic Departments of those countries for the commitment with the topic Lighthouses.  
The info below.

We keep in touch
Carlos


LATVIA - 2018



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Code: 
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018
Format: 1 stamp



ESTONIA - 2018



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Code:
Release Date: June 07, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018 - 
Format: 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Manilaid  -  C3603



Friday, December 1, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2017 (IV)



Code: NIG-2017-04
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert

Thursday, November 30, 2017

ARUBA - 2017 (II)

NEW ISSUE



Code: ARU-2017-02
Release Date: November 30, 2017
Postal Authority: Post Aruba
Title: Christmas
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of:
Design
Printing Method:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


Stamp 2 of 4


Currency: Aruban Florin (AWG)
Facial: 130c  (1,3 AWG)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: California / Noordwestpunt
ALL: J-6330
Location: North of Aruba Island

I like very much this stamp.  The Santa hat over California is a great idea. The mix between lighthouses and christmas is not easy. 

And the year is coming to the end.  Let me know your favourites stamps of 2017 and help me to build a top 10 list of them.


Monday, November 27, 2017

NETHERLANDS - 2017

NEW ISSUE


Code: NET-2017-01
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Postal Authority: Post NL
Title: December Stamps 
Format: Serie of 10 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 20 stamps - 2 series
Design: Various
Printing Process: Heliogravure
Paper: Normal with Red Phosphor
Gum: Self Adhesive
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 26.5 x 29
Printed by: Walsall Security Printers (UK)
Quantity: 4.700.000

Irene Moors Design´s Stamp


Stylized Lighthouse


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Sunday, November 26, 2017

URUGUAY - 2017

NEW ISSUE




Code: URU-2017-01
Release Date: November 13, 2017
Authority: Correo Uruguayo
Title: 200th Anniversary of National Navy -  1817...2017
Format: Block with 3 stamps
Design: 
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: 
Quantity: 
Block

 
Lighthouse: Jose Ignacio
ALL: G-0672
Location: Atlantic Coast. 30 kms North east of Punta del Este.

Thanks Jaap,  Thanks Eckhard for the alert on this issue

Saturday, November 25, 2017

LATVIA - 2017 (II)

NEW ISSUE






Code: LAT-2017-02
Release Date: October 26, 2017
Postal Authority: Latvijas Pasts
Title: Lighthouses 2017
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Booklets - Panes of 4 stamps
Design: Arta Ozola-Jaunaräja
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity: 
Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0,90 Euros
Service: Standard Europa letter Class A 20g




Lighthouse: Roja Port NW Mole Head
ALL: 3489.3




Lighthouse: Roja Port SE Mole Head
ALL: 3489.4
Location: City of Roja, 100km North West of Riga. Latvia


To clarified this post.  I consider this stamp different to the original.  The design is the same but this stamp have a different look because the perforation and presentation and also have another issue date.

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, November 24, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Tchad (II)



Code: TCH-2017-02
Release Date: September 20, 2017
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp



DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic (II)



Code: CAF-2017-02
Release Date: October 23, 2017
Title: Shells and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus and Jaap for the alert on these issues

More stamps for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

AZERBAIJAN - 2017 (III)

UPDATED with Images and Info




Code: AZE-2017-03
Release Date:  October 30, 2017
Postal Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: Joint Issue Turkey - Azerbaijan
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Dimensions (mm):
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Currency: Manat (AZN)
Facial: 1,5 Manat (AZN)
Printed by:
Quantity:


Lighthouse: Maiden Tower - Qiz Qalasi

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan



Saturday, November 11, 2017

MONTENEGRO - 2017





Code: MOT-2017-01
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Postal Authority: Posta Cnre Gore
Title: Navigation 2017 - Mendra Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 8 stamps + 1 complement
Design: Zoran Popovic
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Tullis Russell
Printed by: Blicdruk (Zarajevo)
Quantity: 50.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.95 (EUR)
Service: Standar Letter to Europe up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 42 x 28
Perf: 13 1/4

Lighthouse: Mendra
ALL: E-3696
Location: Cape Mendra, 55km south of Podgorica - Montenegro




Friday, November 10, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2017 (II)



Code: DJB-2017-02
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Sunday, November 5, 2017

IRAQ - 2017

NEW ISSUE


Welcome Iraq to this blog!



Code: IRQ-2017-01
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Postal Authority: Iraqi Post
Title: Centenary of the First Stamps issued in Iraq /// Baghdad in British Occupation Stamps Set.
Format: Set of 3 stamps and Block
Presentation: Sheets of 16 stamps plus 4 labels
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


2 lighthouses were depicted in the first Iraqui set overprinted on turkish stamps. They were Fenerbahce and Kiz Kulesi.  The stamp of this last is in this set as a label located at the bottom of the sheets.

Stamp 2 of 3 -  500 Dinars


Stamp 3 of 3 -  1000 Dinars
Scott  N2   /    Michel  2


View of the full sheets


Thanks to FWStamps, a delcampe seller for the images. Visit his store following this link:   FWStamps Store