Saturday, December 29, 2018

BEST STAMPS with LIGHTHOUSES 2018

Hello Friends:

Next is the list of the best stamps with lighthouses from this year 2018. This was made according the opinions that you send to me, and my own. 


1st Place
 

SRI LANKA - November 26
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2nd Place
 

SWEDEN - January 04
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 3rd Place

FRENCH POLYNESIA - April 23
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4 
AUSTRALIA

October 23
5
FRANCE

June 25

6 
JAPAN

September 03
7
TAIWAN

May 23
8
CURACAO

July 18

9
ISLE of MAN

October 18
10
KYRGYZSTAN

November 16





Happy 2019 and we keep in touch for one more year.


Carlos

Monday, December 17, 2018

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: TNT-2018-01
Release Date: September 27, 2018
Postal Authority: T&T Post
Title: Philatelic Society of Trinidad & Tobago - 75th Anniversary 1942-2017
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Presentation: Minisheet of 6 stamps (1 serie)
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Printed by:
Quantity:


Border of Minisheet


Lighthouse: Port of Spain
Location: Port of Spain city, T & T


Thanks Jaap and Thanks to White Knight and his blog
Commonwealth Stamp Opinion  for the info and images.

Friday, December 14, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Mozambique 2018 (III)



Painting Young Women of Provence at the Well

Code: MOZ-2018-03
Release Date: November 19, 2018
Title: 155 Anniversary of Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thursday, December 13, 2018

ESTONIA - 2019


*** No Image Yet ***


Code: 
Release Date: March 14, 2019
Title: Lighthouses 2019
Format: 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Osmussaare

Monday, December 10, 2018

PHILIPPINES - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: PHI-2018-01
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Postal Authority: PHLPost
Title: Centennial Foundation Anniversary Municipality of Estancia
Format: Serie of 2 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 40 stamps (20 series)
Design: Victorino Z. Serevo  
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper: Imported - Unwatermarked
Gum:
Printed by: Amstar Company, Inc.
Quantity: 25.000 series 


Stamp 1 of 2


Currency: Philippine Peso - PHP
Facial: 12 (PHP)
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 14


Lighthouse: Estancia
ALL: F-2310
Location: Estancia Fishing Port, Iloilo province, Philippines



Sunday, December 9, 2018

ARGENTINA - 2018


SURCHARGED



Surcharged?  Yes.  

Because different reasons (financial mainly), there are seriuos problems of lack of stamps in postal offices of minor towns and in some offices of big cities of Argentina.

What Correo Argentino did?  Print more current definitive stamps?  NO. They started to looking for material in the stock of Philately.  Unselled stamps of past years (2002 in this case) are being surcharged.

And in november, was the turn of "Argentinian Landscapes" and San Jorge Lighthouse stamp.

At this moment the surcharged stamps are not for sell in the E-Store of Correo Argentino.  They are being distributed in the postal offices only.

There are no first day of issue known. Also, we don´t know how many of these were surcharged.  We are in a treasure hunt here. Waiting for some news about when and where will they arrive.

Code: ARG-2018-01
Release Date: November 2018
Postal Authority: Correo Argentino
Title: Argentinian Landscapes I - Surcharged
Format: Serie of 8 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 16 stamps (2 series)




Currency: Peso - ARS
Facial: 100 over 0.75  (ARS)
Dimensions (mm): 68 x 29
Perf: 14 x 13 1/2

Lighthouse: San Jorge
ALL: G-1104
Location: Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut province, Argentina


Original Stamp from 2002
Scott  2190f

Thanks to Filatelia Argentina forum for the images:





Saturday, December 8, 2018

Vote 2018



Hello Friends:

End of the year.  To continue with the tradition of this blog, it´s time to vote the best stamps with lighthouses. Help me with the task, sending your top five of the 2018.

Comment below in this post or thru the e-mail:

c869silvano@gmail.com

Thank you
Carlos.

Friday, December 7, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2018 (IV)





Code: NIG-2018-04
Release Date: October 24, 2018
Title: Sea Birds
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and block with 1 stamp





Monday, December 3, 2018

BRAZIL - 2018


NEW ISSUE


Code: BRA-2018-01
Release Date: December 04, 2018
Postal Authority: Correios
Title: Guyana - Flora, Fauna and Tourism
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 15 stamps
Design: Lidia Marina Hurovich Neiva
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Gummed Chalky Paper
Printed by: Brazilian Mint
Quantity: 450.000

Currency: Real - BRL
Facial: 1.85 (BRL)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 59 x 25  (54 x 20 Printed Area)
Perf: 11.5 x 12




Lighthouse: Georgetown
ALL: J-6841
Location: Georgetown, Guyana

First Day Cancel - BRASILIA


Friday, November 30, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018 (IV)




Code: GBI-2018-04
Release Date: October 15, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp



Monday, November 26, 2018

SRI LANKA - 2018


NEW ISSUE

And finally it´s here...
The wait was worth it...
A magnificent closure of 2018


Code: SRI-2018-01
Release Date: November 26, 2018
Postal Authority: Sri Lanka Post
Title: Lighthouses of Sri Lanka
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation:
- Single Stamps in sheets of 20 stamps (same design)
- Minisheets of 1 stamp
- Minisheets of 1 stamp "THAILAND 2018"
- Prestige Booklet

Design: Mr. Ruwan Upasena
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper: 102 gsm Security Stamp Printing Paper
Gum: PVA
Printer: Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka
Quantity:
-Single Stamps: 500.000 series
-Minisheets: 25.000 series
-Thailand Minisheets: 4.000 series
-Booklets: 1000

Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: Rs 45 (LKR)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 30x60
Perf: 12 x 13 1/4


Design 1


  
Lighthouse: Barberyn
ALL: F-0826
Location: Barberyn Island, Beruwala, Sout west of Sri Lanka


Design 2

Lighthouse: Galbokka Point
ALL: F-0804
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka



Design 3

Lighthouse: Oluvil
ALL: F-0845
Location: Oluvil, East of Sri Lanka



Design 4

Lighthouse: Point Pedro
ALL: F-0870
Location: Northern point of Sri Lanka



RELATED MATERIAL
(more images soon)
First Day Cover with the addition of
COLOMBO CLOCK TOWER in the design


First Day Cancel



THANK YOU very much Ravi for the Images and Info.
And congrats to the design team for this magnificent material.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Central African Republic 2018 (III)







Code: CAF-2018-03
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Title: Lighthouses and Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NETHERLANDS - 2019

UPDATED with IMAGE and INFO


Code: NET-2019-01
Release Date: January 02, 2019
Postal Authority: Post NL
Title: Mooi Nederland (Beautiful Netherland) - Texel Island
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:
-Minisheet of 5 stamps
-Booklet
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 144 x 75
Design: Birza Design, Deventer
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Normal with Phosphor print
Gum: Gummed
Printing by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem
Quantity: 36.000 sheets





Facial: Permanent Value - 1
Service: Domestic Mail up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 20.8 x 25.3
Perf: 
Lighthouse: Eierland
ALL: B-0886
Location: North of Texel Island
The structure at right in the stamp, is Cape Oosterend, a day mark



Cover of Booklet with a better view of Eierland



Thanks Jaap for the image and alert

Monday, November 19, 2018

WELCOME 2019

Hello Friends:

It is time to welcome for the 2019.   Next, a preview of what we know until now.  Some surprise coming from Germany,  a great stamp from Saint Pierre et Miquelon,  and an homage to Fresnel among others.

We keep in touch
Carlos

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2019



Preview of the stamp

Code: 
Release Date: October 16, 2019
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Lighthouses 2019 - Galantry
Format: 1 stamp

Fantastic stamp!!!  The applauses go to...
Artist: Klervia Desbois
Gravure: Sophie Beaujard

Lighthouse: Galantry


Merci Eric Contesse for the image and alert

timbredujura.blogspot.com


GERMANY - 2019



*** No Image Yet ***

Code: 
Release Date: June 06, 2019
Title: Lighthouses 2019
Format:  1 stamp!   
Lighthouse: Campen


One stamp... A change of the usual set of 2 stamps.  Is Germany starting to say goodbye to this serie?


Thanks Klaus for the alert

FRANCE - 2019



*** No Image Yet ***

Code:
Release Date:
Title: Agustin Fresnel (1788-1827)
Format:


Merci Daniel for the alert

LATVIA - 2019



*** No Image Yet ***


Code:
Release Date:
Title: Lighthouses 2019
Format: 1 stamp


Thursday, November 15, 2018

KYRGYZSTAN - 2018

UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES


Welcome Kyrgyzstan to this blog !


Code: KYR-2018-01
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Postal Authority: Kyrgys Express Post
Title: Issyk-Kul Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation:
-Single stamps in Minisheets of 6 stamps
-Miniature Sheet of 2 stamps (1 serie)
Artist: Oleg Cojocari
Design: Aliona Cojocari
Printing Method: Full-color Offset Lithography
Paper: Coated, gummed 105 g/m2
Printing by: Nova Imprim
Quantity:
6000 Series of single stamps
2000 Miniature Sheets


Stamps 1 and 2



Currency: Som - KGS
Facial: 100  and 150 (KGS)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 46 x 27.5
Sheet Dimensions (mm): 113 x 108
Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 113 x 78
Perf: 14 x 14 1/2

The lights depicted on the stamps are representations of what you can find along the shoreline of the Issyk-Kul Lake.  A lighthouse in the first stamp and leading lights and buoy in the second.
More representations of equipment for aid to navigation also in borders of sheets.


First Day Cover



Thanks Klaus for the alert



Monday, November 12, 2018

New Email

Hello Friends:

I am experience some problems with my historic email.  I decided to change it,  and the new adress for contact is this:

c869silvano@gmail.com

From now, please use that adress for contact.

We keep in touch
Carlos


Saturday, November 10, 2018

AUSTRALIA - 2018

UPDATED   November 2018
See the botom of the post






Code: AUS-2018-01
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Postal Authority: Auspost
Title: Lighthouses of Sydney
Format: Set of 3 stamps
Presentation:
Single Stamps in sheets of 50 stamps


Minisheet


Booklet of 10 stamps and Prestige Booklet



Roll of 100 stamps

Design: Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity: 

Minisheet Dimensions (mm): 170 x 80
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 37.5 x 26
Perf: 13.86 x 14.6

Currency: Australian Dollar - AUD
Facial: $ 1 (AUD) 
Service: Postcard or Small Letter up to 250g



Stamp 1 of 3

Lighthouse: Hornby
ALL: K-2636

Stamp 2 of 3
Lighthouse: Robertson Point
ALL: K-2664

Stamp 3 of 3
Lighthouse: Macquarie
ALL: K-2632



****  Updated November 2018 ****

Closing the year of the bicentenary of the building of Macquarie Lighthouse, Australia Post is launching  an exclusive collector pack of only 200 copies. This pack contains historic and actual lighthouse releases.




CONTAINS
The Lighthouses of Sydney Minisheet of 2018 depicted above

And 5 exclusive minisheets of previous lighthouse issues numbered 1 to 200

1968 Macquarie stamp.
In my personal opinion this is by far, the best item of this collector pack

Minisheet with the 4 stamps of 2002 release

Minisheet with 4 of the 5 stamps of 2006 release
Point Lonsdale is the missing one.

Minisheet with the 4 stamps of 2015 release

Again the 2018 Lighthouses of Sydney in a new minisheet


There are only 200 copies availables.  The cost is around 65 u$s.  There is something that I do not understand. You build a very exclusive and expensive compilation, but incomplete. Where is the  "Point Lonsdale" stamp?
And this is something very interesting to follow.  Will this item sold out soon?  Wich will be the value at internet auction sites? The launch was in november 5.  I write this on november 10 and still there are copies availables.
Are we,  the lighthouse stamp collectors,  more than 200?
Just jocking...

Thank you very much Klaus for the alert