Monday, February 26, 2018



Code: POR-2018-01
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: Tejo River
Format: Serie of 4 stamps + BLock with 1 stamp
Presentation: Single stamps in sheets of 50, same denominations
Design: Folk Design
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: FSC 110 g/m2
Printed by: BPOST
0.50: 125.000
0.70: 100.000
0.80: 125.000
0.85: 105.000
Block: 45.000

Stamp 4 of 4 

Currency: EURO - EUR
Facial: 0.85
Dimensions (mm): 30.6 x 40
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ

Lighthouse: Algés Pier Head
ALL: D 2127.3
Location: VTS (Maritime Traffic Control Center) Pier Head, west of Lisbon

Friday, February 23, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2018

Code: TOG-2018-01
Release Date: February 09, 2018
Title: The Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2018

Code: SLE-2018-01
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on these issues 

Monday, February 19, 2018


*** 2017 issue ***

Code: SPM-2017-03
Release Date: November 09, 2017
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Tribute to Eric Tabarly (1931 - 1998)
Format: Block with 2 stamps
Block Dimensions (mm): 153 x 115
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 52 x 40 (Horiz and Vert)
Design: Patrick Derible
Gravure: Pierre Albuisson 
Printing Process: Taille-Douce
Printed by: Phil@poste 
Quantity: 40.000

A marine chart of Saint Pierre et Miquelon and Canada was used as a base for the design of the block.  The quality of the image that I found only allow me to show 2 of the many lighthouses whose location are described in that chart.  

Point Plate in Langlade (H-0330) and Cap Blanc in Miquelon (H-0328). The red light zone of both lighthouses are depicted too. They converge over the Veaux Marins rocks.
With a close and personal look of the block, many more lighthouse locations will appear.

Thank you very much Eckhard for the alert

Sunday, February 18, 2018

SPAIN - 2017

*** 2017 release ***
** After a long time studying this, I decided to post it **

Code: SPA-2017-02
Release Date: October 09, 2017
Postal Authority: Correos
Title: Exfilna 2017 - Portugalete - Vizcaya Bridge
Format: 1 stamp + 2 complements
Presentation: Folding Block
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 61 x 28
Block Dimensions (mm): 
Folded: 144 x 115
Unfolded: 144 x 185
Printing Process: Offset + Calco
Printed by:
Quantity: 180.000

Once you folds the block and put the parts toghether,  it will look like this...

The details of the background depicts in a stylized form, the entry to the Getxo Harbour.

This is the Harbour Administration building. Next to it, there is a lighthouse (Santurtzi D-1527) but it was not depicted here.  This is the west side of the entrance to the harbour.  The interesting to us is the east side...

This is the east breakwater (Contradique de Algorta). At the end of the breakwater, that white building is the lighthouse...

Lighthouse: Getxo Contradique de Algorta
ALL: D-1525
Location: Getxo, Vizcaya province, Spain

Saturday, February 17, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018

Code: GBI-2018-01
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Title: 155 Anniversary of Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Painting "Woman at the well" with a stylized lighthouse

Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

For tomorrow:  news coming from Spain.  Do not miss it.

Monday, February 12, 2018

JERSEY - 2018


Code: JER-2018-01
Release Date: March 09, 2018
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Bridges & Causeways - EUROPA 2018
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 2 stamps
Sheets of 10 stamps same denomination
Block with 2 stamps (only EUROPA)
Design: Andy Le Gresley
Printing Process: 4 colours Offset Lithography
Printed by:

Stamp 2 of 4

Currency: Pound
Facial: 79p (0.79 Pound)
Service: Local Large Letter up to 100g
Dimensions: 30 x 40


Lighthouse: La Corbiere
ALL: A-1620
Location: South West Point of Jersey

***Updated February 12***

Astonishing Cover of Presentation Pack

Thank you very much Michael for the alert 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

JAMAICA - 2018

Code: JAM-2018-01
Release Date: Unconfirmed
Postal Authority: Jamaica Post
Title: Definitives - Lighthouses I

Fourth Reprint.  There is a lot to confirm here. But we have this image to start. Was the entiry set reprinted? Some of the four stamps? Or only this one with Lover´s Leap Lighthouse?  I will update this when more info arrive.
The thing to point here is that the year in this ocassion was printed in white instead of black like the previous releases.

In case that you want to check the previous four version of this stamp follow the next links:

-Original set: 2011  Click Here
-First Reprint: 2012  Click Here
-Second Reprint: 2013  Click Here
-Third Reprint: 2015  Click Here

Thank you very much to Michel Ellison for the alert