Saturday, November 10, 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
Single Stamps in sheets of 50 stamps


Booklet of 10 stamps and Prestige Booklet

Roll of 100 stamps

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

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.

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

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