Thursday, July 27, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Maldives (XII)

Code: MDV-2017-12
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Title: Paintings of Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap and Klaus for the info

It is a very slow time of the year.  Lets make this more interesting...

Do you like the mix Paintings and Lighthouses?  Well, I have a new issue that involve a painting of the 19th century that shows a lighthouse. 
I didn´t post it yet because now I am with the hard task of get a good image of that issue.  But the interesting part of the painting depicted in the release is this:

Click over the image for a better look

Do you see the lighthouse at the distance?  That is how it looked in that time. It was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuild in the 20th century. This is how it looks today...

Do you guess who is this?   All the info and images as soon I can get a good set of images.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

IRELAND - 2016 (II)

Updated with new Images and Information

Code: IRE-2016-02
Release Date: October 06, 2016
Authority: An Post
Title: Commissioners of Irish Lights
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Sheets of 16 stamps (4 series)
Booklets of 4 panes with 1 set of stamp each pane (4 series total)
Design: Vermillion Design
Printing Process: Lithography Multicolour
Paper: Tullis Russell 102 gsm
Gum: PVA 
Security: Phosphor Tagging
Printer: Cartor Security Printing

 Stamp 2 of 4

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Dimensions (mm): 45 x 28
Perf: 13,3 x 13,6
Lighthouse: Fanad Head
ALL: A-6168
Location: Arryhernabin, North of Ireland

Stamp 4 of 4

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Dimensions (mm): 45 x 28
Perf: 13,3 x 13,6
Lighthouse: Cromwell Point
ALL: A-6416
Location: Valentia Island, Kerry County, South West of Ireland

Also, a stylized lighthouse is present in all the stamps, and 4 stylized lighthouse as a colour proof in border of sheet.


First Day Cover with Rathlin O´Birne (A-6216)

First Day Cancellation

Cover of Booklet with Rathlin O´Birne Lighthouse (A-6216)

Booklet Pane with Fastnet (A-5702)

Booklet Pane with Rockabill Lighthouse (A-5904)

*** Updated in  July 2017 ***

Copies of this last pane with Rockabill Lighthouse with the overprint in ocassion of the STAMPA 2017  (Irish National Stamp Exhibition) can be found.

Thanks Jaap for the image

Thanks Klaus for the images.
Thanks Michael for the info and additional photos

Saturday, July 8, 2017

TURKEY - 2017 (III)


Code: TUR-2017-03
Release Date: July 09, 2017
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) 2017
Format: 1 stamp
Printing Process:
Printed by: PTT Matbaasi / PTT Printing House

Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 1.60 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):

Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi


And in the First Day Cancellation too

Friday, July 7, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2017 (II to XI)

Code: MDV-2017-02 to MDV-2017-11
Release Date: June 14, 2017

Ten different issues under the common subjet of "Science and Exploration". What you see up here are only the Blocks of each issue, that are the items that contain the lighthouse.  Every one of these was released with a Minisheet of 4 stamps.

Titles: "Alexander Fleming", "Ferrari Car", "Sir Ernest Shackleton", "Ferdinand von Zeppelin", "Jacques Custeau", " Wilbur Wright", "Space", "Dimitri Mendeleev", "Alexander Bell" and "Alfred Nobel".

Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Stylized Lighthouse in Blocks

Thanks Klaus for the alert on these issues