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


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
- 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
-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

(more images soon)
First Day Cover with the addition of

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



Code: NET-2019-01
Release Date: January 02, 2019
Postal Authority: Post NL
Title: Mooi Nederland (Beautiful Netherland) - Texel Island
Format: 1 stamp
-Minisheet of 5 stamps
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
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


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


Preview of the stamp

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

GERMANY - 2019

*** No Image Yet ***

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018



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
-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
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:

From now, please use that adress for contact.

We keep in touch

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018 (III)

Code: GBI-2018-03
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp