Saturday, November 11, 2017

MONTENEGRO - 2017





Code: MOT-2017-01
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Postal Authority: Posta Cnre Gore
Title: Navigation 2017 - Mendra Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 8 stamps + 1 complement
Design: Zoran Popovic
Printing Process: Offset
Paper: Tullis Russell
Printed by: Blicdruk (Zarajevo)
Quantity: 50.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.95 (EUR)
Service: Standar Letter to Europe up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 42 x 28
Perf: 13 1/4

Lighthouse: Mendra
ALL: E-3696
Location: Cape Mendra, 55km south of Podgorica - Montenegro




Friday, November 10, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Djibouti 2017 (II)



Code: DJB-2017-02
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

Sunday, November 5, 2017

IRAQ - 2017

NEW ISSUE


Welcome Iraq to this blog!



Code: IRQ-2017-01
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Postal Authority: Iraqi Post
Title: Centenary of the First Stamps issued in Iraq /// Baghdad in British Occupation Stamps Set.
Format: Set of 3 stamps and Block
Presentation: Sheets of 16 stamps plus 4 labels
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:


2 lighthouses were depicted in the first Iraqui set overprinted on turkish stamps. They were Fenerbahce and Kiz Kulesi.  The stamp of this last is in this set as a label located at the bottom of the sheets.

Stamp 2 of 3 -  500 Dinars


Stamp 3 of 3 -  1000 Dinars
Scott  N2   /    Michel  2


View of the full sheets


Thanks to FWStamps, a delcampe seller for the images. Visit his store following this link:   FWStamps Store

Saturday, November 4, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Sierra Leone 2017 (II)




Code: SLE-2017-02
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Title: Lighthouses 
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Thursday, November 2, 2017

AZERBAIJAN - 2017 (III)

NEW ISSUE


Azerbaijan`s First Day Cover of the joint issue with Turkey.  As you can see the stamp will have the same design except for the inscriptions and value.
I will add info and better images as soon I can get them.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TURKEY - 2017 (IV)

NEW ISSUE




Code: TUR-2017-04
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: Joint Issue Turkey-Azerbaijan
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: PTT Matbaasi / PTT Printing House
Quantity:


Stamp 1 of 1 Block


Currency: Turkish Lira - TRY
Facial: 3,70 (TRY)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:



Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi, not the one of Istanbul... the other,  from Baku (Azerbaijan)

Let´s see what Azerbaijan presents for this joint issue




Saturday, October 28, 2017

MACAU - 2017

NEW ISSUE




Code: MAU-2016-02
Release Date: August 01, 2017
Authority: Macao Post
Title: 90th Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People´s Liberation Army                   
Format: Serie of 6 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 12 stamps (2 series)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 + Eliptical
Design:
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Paper: With Security Fibres
Gum: 
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Prints, The Netherlands
Quantity:


Block Info
Currency: Patacas - MOP
Facial: 12.00 (MOP)
Dimensions (mm): 138 x 90
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 60 x 40
Perf: 12 x 11 3/4 + Eliptical



Lighthouse: Guia... hidden behind the Chinese flag
ALL: F-3416
Location:  Fortress of Guia, Macau.







More material about GUIA?  Follow the next link to a fantastic post from Daniel, the Pharotéliste:  Click Here 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CAMBODIA - 2017

NEW ISSUE




Code: CBD-2017-01
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Postal Authority: Cambodia Post
Title: Lighthouses of Cambodia
Format: Set of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp
Presentation: Shets of 25 stamps same denomination
Design: Cambodia Post
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Vietnam Printing:
Quantity: 50.000 series

Stamp 1 of 5

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 500 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse: Chong Khneas 

Stamp 2 of 5

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 800 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse: Croachamar


Stamp 3 of 5

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 2100 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse: Chalong

Stamp 4 of 5

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 3000 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse: Koh Dach

Stamp 5 of 5

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 4000 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse:  Koh Rung Samloem

Stamp 1 of 1 Block

Currency: Riel - KHR
Facial: 6000 (KHR)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 13 x 13 1/4 
Lighthouse: Kampong Cham (faux)


RELATED MATERIAL


First Day Covers

Set in Minisheet perforated and imperforated

In my opinion, this is the most interesting release of the year 2017. Very useful images about unknowns and uncommon lighthouses.
A letter with some of these stamps on the cover will be a great item for a collection.

Thanks to the site     https://www.original-briefmarken.de/   for the images

Thank you very much to Reto for the alert and congrats for this great find.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

NEW CALEDONIA - 2017 (II)

NEW ISSUE




Code: NCA-2017-02
Release Date: November 08, 2017
Postal Authority: OPT Nouvelle-Calédonie
Title: 70 Anniv of the Le Cagou Philatelic Club
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 25 stamps
Currency: CFP Franc - XPF
Facial: 75 (XPF)
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Design: Jean-Richard Lisiak
Printing Method: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 20.000


Lighthouse: Amédée
ALL: K4802.01
Location: Amédée islet, 25km south of Noumea



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ARUBA - 2017

NEW ISSUE



Code: ARU-2017-01
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Postal Authority: Post Aruba
Title: Island Views
Format: Serie of 8 stamps
Sheets of:
Design: Rogelio Montero
Printing Method:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:

Stamp 5 of 8


Currency: Aruban Florin (AWG)
Facial: 200c  (2 AWG)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: California / Noordwestpunt
ALL: J-6330
Location: North of Aruba Island


EXTRA MATERIAL
First Day Cancel with California Lighthouse







Sunday, October 1, 2017

SRI LANKA - 2017

NEW ISSUE


Code: SRI-2017-01
Release Date: September 13, 2017
Postal Authority: Sri Lanka Post
Title: Personalized Definitives Stamps 2017 (*)
Format: Serie of 3 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 100 stamps
Design: Mr. P. IsuruChaturanga
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity: 



Stamp 3 of 3


Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
Facial: 25.00 (LKR)
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 30 x 25
Perf: 
Lighthouse: Dondra Head
ALL: F-0836
Location: Southernmost tip of Sri Lanka

(*) These stamps can be purchased as you see here or personalized with an attached label with an image/design provided by the client. The personalized option is printed in sheets of 20 stamps (same denomination) and 20 labels.  


Thanks Ravi for the information about this release


Saturday, September 30, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2017 (III)




Code: SOL-2017-03
Release Date: September 04, 2017
Title: Shells and Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp

Thanks Klaus for the alert



Sunday, September 24, 2017

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2017 (II)

UPDATED with IMAGE and INFO

Final look of the stamp

Code: SPM-2017-02
Release Date: October 18, 2017
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Miquelon - Lighthouse of Cap Blanc
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Design: Joël Lemaine
Gravure: André Lavergne
Printing Process:  Taille Douce
Gravure: André Lavergne
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer: 
Quantity: 50.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial:  1,20 (EUR)
Service:  Std Letter up to 20g to USA and Canada
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf:

Lighthouse: Cap Blanc
ALL: H-0328
Location: West of Miquelon Island - SPM



EXTRA MATERIAL

First Day Cancellation








Saturday, September 23, 2017

PORTUGAL - 2017 (II)

NEW ISSUE





Code: POR-2017-02
Release Date: September 20, 2017
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: Our Cities - Porto
Format: Serie of 4 stamps 
Presentation: Single stamps in sheets of 50 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30,6
Perf: 13 + Cross of Christ
Currency: EURO  - EUR
Design: White Studio
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:  FSC - 110 g/m2
Gum:   
Printer: Cartor
Quantity: 
Stamps:
0,50: 135.000 
0,70: 110.000
0,80: 135.000
0,85: 355.000


Where is the Lighthouse...?

White Studio, the designer company, created several pictograms (I counted 74), to depict visual stories about Porto, its people, landmarks and natural surroundings.



A group was dedicated to the river and the sea. Waves, bridges, umbrella, anchor, etc, etc, ... and a lighthouse.



All the pictograms together are located at the bottom of the 4 stamps.





The stylized lighthouse is at the top right corner of the name of city.




Friday, September 22, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2017 (II)



Code: NIG-2017-02
Release Date: September 11, 2017
Title: Tall Sailboats
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp (Lighthouse on border)




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GIBRALTAR - 2017

UPDATED with INFO




Code: GIB-2017-01
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Postal Authority: Royal Gibraltar Post Office
Title: Lodge Anniversaries - Post & Go
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 55 x 25
Design and Photos: Stephen Perera
Printing Method: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Walsall Security Printers
Quantity: 



Stamp 2 of 6


Lighthouse: Europa Point
ALL: D-2438
Location: Gibraltar


Thank you very much to White Knight and his blog Commonwealth Stamps Opinion for the info and the images.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Ivory Coast 2017





Code: CIV-2017-01
Release Date: 2017
Title: Lighthouses of Africa
Format: Minisheet of 2 stamps and 2 Blocks with 1 stamp each