Thursday, August 23, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Maldives 2018 (III)

Code: MDV-2018-03
Release Date: August 08, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Sunday, August 19, 2018

TURKEY - 2018 (III)


Code: TUR-2018-03
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Our Local Dishes - Marmara Region
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation: Minisheets of 4 stamps (1 serie)
Printing Process:
Printed by: PTT Matbaasi
Quantity: 100.000 stamps (50.000 Minisheets)

Stamps 2 and 3 

Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 2 (TRY)

Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi (the actual light is visible in the 3rd stamp)
ALL: 4903.8
Location: Istambul, Marmara Region, Turkey

Friday, August 17, 2018


Hello Friends:

10 days with no activity in this blog. I will cross the Ecuador line to the summer of the north hemisphere,  to visit a city with old lighthouses.  If I can I will updload some photos.  See you again at the end of august.



Hello again.  When you read this, I will be flying back to Argentina. This past week,  I was in Mexico collecting material for my tourism blog.  More precisely in the city of Veracruz.  Some photos...

Navigation to Sacrifice Island

Old building of Benito Juarez Lighthouse

The spectacular Fortress of San Juan de Ulúa and the old tower of the first
lighthouse of the Gulf of Mexico

And the most famous in Mexico. Venustiano Carranza. Sight
from my hotel room. A really privilege location.
 Emporio Hotel Veracruz.

And equally important.  The food. The Mexican Food,  my favourite of the world. 

Next sunday or monday, I will update all the news of this past week.  Several alerts of releases with no image yet,  but very very important.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

RUSSIA - 2018


*** See the final of the post for the update ***

Code: RUS-2018-01
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Postal Authority: Russian Post / Marka
Title: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Block with and without perforation
Design: Savina O.
Dimensions (mm): 115 x 115
Perf: 12 x 12,5
Currency: Ruble - RUB
Facial: 100 (RUB)
Printing Process: Offset + Bronze Paste + Partial Varnishing
Paper: Coated
Printed by: 
Quantity: 530.000

Lighthouse: Kaliningrad Fishing Village Faux Lighthouse
Location: Oblast of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania

*** Updated August 07 ***

An overprinted version of this block is available.  It contains data of the World Cup final and it looks like this...

The Overprints

Date of the Final

Teams that played the final and the score

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2018 (II)

Code: NIG-2018-02
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and block with 1 stamp

Thanks Jaap for the alert

Friday, August 3, 2018

MEXICO - 2018


Code: MEX-2018-01
Release Date: August 03, 2018
Postal Authority: Correos de Mexico
Title: XI Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Port Commission
Format: Serie of 2 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 50 stamps (25 series)
Design: Nancy Torres Lopez
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours + Security Ink
Paper: 110 gm/2 - Couché - White
Printed by: Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores (TIEV)
Quantity: 150.000 series

Stamp 2 of 2

Currency: Mexican Peso - MXN
Facial: $ 13.50 (MXN)
Dimensions (mm): 24 x 40
Perf: 13

Lighthouse: Celaraín Point
ALL: J-4446
Location: Cozumel Island. South of Cancún. Mexican Caribe

Thursday, August 2, 2018



Code: GIB-2018-01
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Postal Authority: Royal Gibraltar Post Office
Title: 2018 Views of the Rock
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
-Sheets of 6 or 3 stamps same denomination
-Minisheet of 6 stamps - 1 serie
Design: Stephen Perera
Paintings: Benjamin Hassan
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Cartor Security Printers

Stamp 6 of 6 

Facial: 2 Pounds
Dimensions (mm): 80 x 30
Lighthouse: Europa Point
ALL: D2438

What a fantastic week!!!  First Curacao and now this great piece of art by Benjamin Hassan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CURACAO - 2018


I copy here the philatelic notice about the Lighthouse issue from CURACAO.  The long awaited issue.  The technical data informs that the issue date was in july, not in june. That is the reason, (I believe) for the delay of info and images of this release.
Click over the image to see in more detail the stamps.
A strong candidate to Lighthouse stamp of the year.

Code: CUR-2018-01
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Postal Authority: CPOST International
Title: Lighthouses 2018
Format: Set of 6 stamps
Design: Papy Adriana
Printing Process: Offset 4 colours
Paper: Synthetic
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder - ANG
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40
Perf: 14 x 13 1/4

Stamp 1 of 6
66 (0.66 ANG)
Marigot - ALL J-5658
Saint Martin

Stamp 2 of 6
122   (1.22 ANG)
Klein Curacao

Stamp 3 of 6
180   (1.80 ANG)
Noordpunt - ALL  J-6372

Stamp 4 of 6
310   (3.10 ANG)
Fort Orange - ALL J-6408.3

Stamp 5 of 6
443   (4.43 ANG)
California - ALL J-6330

Stamp 6 of 6
690 (6.90 ANG)
Seru Bentana - ALL J-6416