Tuesday, January 9, 2018

RUSSIA - 2017

UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES

Code: RUS-2017-01
Release Date: February 07, 2017 
Postal / Philatelic Authority: Russian Post / Marka
Title: 2018 FIFA World Cup RUSSIA / Official Mascot
Format: Block with 1 stamp
Design: Olga Shushlebina
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum: 
Security:
Printer:
Quantity:

Currency: Ruble RUB
Facial:  100 (RUB)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf:





Lighthouse: Rostral Columns
ALL: 
Location: St. Petersburg


*** Updated January 2018 ***

A holographic philatelic souvenir using this block was released on November 15, 2017.



With special glasses and moving the souvenir, we can see the mascot kicking the ball.


The stamp is different to the original, but this was issued outside the stamp programme, as a souvenir.  I decided update this post rather generate a new entry.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2018


The fantastic serie of gravures with SPM lighthouses continues this year.  It is the time for Ile-aux-Marins.


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Code:
Release Date: October 10, 2018
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Lighthouse of L'Ile-aux-Marins
Format: 1 stamp


A grand merci to Eric and his  blog  for the information

Thursday, January 4, 2018

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 2017


NEW ISSUE

Welcome Dominican Republic to this blog !!!

*** 2017 issue ***


Code: RDM-2017-01
Release Date: December 20, 2017
Postal Authority: Inposdom
Title: América UPAEP -  Tourism
Format: Serie of 12 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 12 stamps (1 serie)
Design: Vignieri, Alejandro (Arq)
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Editorama S.A.
Quantity:

Stamp 8 of 12

Thanks to Inposdom Philatelic Blog  for the Image

Currency: Peso (DOP)
Facial: 15 (DOP)
Service: Local STD letter up to 20 grs 
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 30
Perf:

Lighthouse: Puerto Plata
ALL: J-5430
Location: Puerto Plata Harbor, North of Dominican Republic


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

GREAT BRITAIN - 2018


NEW ISSUE




Code: GBR-2018-01
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Postal Authority: Royal Mail
Title: Game of Thrones TM
Format: Set of 10 stamps and Minisheet of 5 stamps
Design: GBH
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: International Security Printers
Quantity: 


Arya Stark Stamp

Facial: Permanent Value
Service: First Class
Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 14.5 x 14

Lighthouse: Titan of Braavos
ALL: Not catalogued yet
Location: Entry channel to the city of Braavos, one of the nine Free Cities, located at the north of Essos and east of Westeros, crossing the Narrow Sea



Thanks to    Game of Thrones WIKI  for the image
The Titan of Braavos is a massive statue that serves as a landmark, lighthouse and a defensive fortification for the city of Braavos.


There are tons of related material of this issue:

-Booklets
-Sheets
-Postcards
-Framed sets and sheets
-First Day Cover
-Etc.
-Etc.

Find or buy this extra material here: Royal Mail / Games of Thrones




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SWEDEN - 2018


UPDATED with IMAGES

Early in the year we found material to work with.


Code: SWE-2018-01
Release Date: January 04, 2018
Postal Authority: Postnord
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Presentation:
-Booklet of 10 stamps (5 designs x 2)
-Coil of 100 stamps (the remaining design)
-Souvenir sheet of 6 stamps of Vinga Lighthouse
-Collectors sheets with all the options
Design:
Printing Process:
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:



Booklet Stamps -  1 to 5 of 6


Thanks Jaap for the image


Stamp 1
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Local Std Letter up
Lighthouse: Örskär
ALL: C-6236

Stamp 2
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Domestic Letter up to 2kg
Lighthouse: När
ALL: C-7200



Stamp 3

This stamp is available also in Souvenirs Sheets of 6 stamps

Thanks Michael for the image

Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Domestic Letter up to 2kg
Lighthouse: Vinga
ALL: C-0565



Stamp 4
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Local Std Letter up
Lighthouse: Pite-Rönnskar
ALL: C-5797.5


Stamp 5
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Local Std Letter up
Lighthouse: Falsterbo
ALL: C-2416


Stamp 6    COIL
Facial: Permanent Value
Service: Local Std Letter up
Lighthouse: Ölands Södra Udde
ALL: C-7280


Extra Material

COLLECTORS SHEET
 Here we can see all the options regarding the stamps.

-The strip of 5 coming from the booklet at the bottom
-The stamp of Ölands Södra Udde coming from the coil
-The stamp of Vinga coming from the Souvenir Sheet



First Day Cover



Sunday, December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


Happy New Year Friends and Readers of this blog.  Have a great midnight dinner with family and friends.
We keep in touch with more stamps in 2018.

Carlos

Thursday, December 28, 2017

CANADA - 2018


UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES





Code: CAN-2018-01
Release Date: January 15, 2018
Postal Authority: Canada Post
Title: Far and Wide - Definitives 2018
Format: Serie of 9 stamps
Presentation: 
- Minisheet of 9 stamps (1 serie)
- Booklets of 6, 10 or 30 stamps depending on value
- Coils of 50, 100, 5000 stamps depending on value
Design: Stéphane Huot
Quantity: Continuous




Face Value: Permanent
Service: Domestic Rate
Dimensions (mm): 24 x 20


Lighthouse: Covehead 
ALL: H-1150
Location: Covehead Harbour, Prince Edward Island, CANADA



EXAMPLES of the VARIETY of ITEMS RELATED to this STAMP


Booklet of 10  or  30


Strip from the coil of 100
Horizontal 


Strip from the coil of 5000
Vertical 


Prepaid Postal Card





Thanks Michael for the alert on this issue

Sunday, December 24, 2017

BEST STAMPS with LIGHTHOUSES 2017

Hello Friends:


This is the top 10 of stamps with lighthouses of this blog for the year 2017. Thanks to all of you that sended your opinions and helped to build this list.


1st Place



BULGARIA - June 22
In Minisheet or single stamps. Fantastic set of 4 stamps with a great selection of bulgarian lighthouses. Shapes for all kind of preferences.



2nd Place



GUERNSEY - February 15
Head to head for the first place in my preferences. So, why the second place?  Because it is a Post and Go, and the left part of the stamp with the blank space and the inscriptions diminish the beauty of the all.



 3rd Place


PORTUGAL - September 08
Great photo of one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Europe.



4 
CAMBODIA

October 10

Very welcome issue. Unusual selection of lighthouses very difficult to find on stamps. With a better quality in the photos, this set could be some places up in the list.
5
LATVIA

September 08



Both lighthouses depicted are ugly. But the way the designer put the pieces together inside the frame results in a beautiful stamp.
6 
SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON

October 18


Gravure.  Few colours but with the right tone. Great stamp.

7
MONTENEGRO

November 10


I am not a big fan of this stamp. But apparently it is appreciated by you, friends. It received a lot of votes that allow it to climb to the seventh place.

8
GERMANY

June 08



Odd lighthouses selected by Germany this year. Kiel and Bremerhaven specially (aka Onion Tower). This last one,  bizarre but nice to see.

9
ALDERNEY

May 17

Clean and bright view of Alderney or Manez or Quesnard Lighthouse

10
PHILLIPINES

May 08






Unusual lighthouses to see on stamps like Cambodia. Fantastic skies.
Visually powerful.



Merry Christmas for you all.  

We keep in touch
Carlos

Friday, December 22, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau (III)




Code: GBI-2017-03
Release Date: December 05, 2017
Title: Lighthouses 
Format: Minisheet of 5 stamps and Block with 1 stamp





Thursday, December 21, 2017

CURACAO - 2018


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Code: 
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Set of 6 stamps


Thanks Klaus for the alert

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Niger (II)





Code: NIG-2017-02
Release Date: July 03, 2017
Title: The Dolphins
Formar: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert

Sunday, December 17, 2017

DOUBTFUL - St. Tome & Prince 2017 (III)



Code: STP-2017-03
Release Date: November 07, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WELCOME 2018

Hello Friends:

Not much to expect for what remains of 2017.  It is time to look for the new year.  This is what we know about the 2018 at this time.   3 ongoing series will continue next year and I give thanks to the Philatelic Departments of those countries for the commitment with the topic Lighthouses.  
The info below.

We keep in touch
Carlos


LATVIA - 2018



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Code: 
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018
Format: 1 stamp



ESTONIA - 2018



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Code:
Release Date: June 07, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018 - 
Format: 1 stamp
Lighthouse: Manilaid  -  C3603



GERMANY - 2018



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Code: 
Release Day: June 07, 2018
Title: Lighthouses 2018 - DarBer Ort and Wangerooge
Format: 2 stamps


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, December 1, 2017

DOUBTFUL - Niger 2017 (IV)



Code: NIG-2017-04
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Jaap for the alert