Monday, February 19, 2018

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2017 (III)


*** 2017 issue ***


Code: SPM-2017-03
Release Date: November 09, 2017
Postal Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Tribute to Eric Tabarly (1931 - 1998)
Format: Block with 2 stamps
Block Dimensions (mm): 153 x 115
Stamps Dimensions (mm): 52 x 40 (Horiz and Vert)
Design: Patrick Derible
Gravure: Pierre Albuisson 
Printing Process: Taille-Douce
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by: Phil@poste 
Quantity: 40.000


A marine chart of Saint Pierre et Miquelon and Canada was used as a base for the design of the block.  The quality of the image that I found only allow me to show 2 of the many lighthouses whose location are described in that chart.  


Point Plate in Langlade (H-0330) and Cap Blanc in Miquelon (H-0328). The red light zone of both lighthouses are depicted too. They converge over the Veaux Marins rocks.
With a close and personal look of the block, many more lighthouse locations will appear.

Thank you very much Eckhard for the alert

Sunday, February 18, 2018

SPAIN - 2017

*** 2017 release ***
** After a long time studying this, I decided to post it **





Code: SPA-2017-02
Release Date: October 09, 2017
Postal Authority: Correos
Title: Exfilna 2017 - Portugalete - Vizcaya Bridge
Format: 1 stamp + 2 complements
Presentation: Folding Block
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 61 x 28
Block Dimensions (mm): 
Folded: 144 x 115
Unfolded: 144 x 185
Design: 
Printing Process: Offset + Calco
Paper:
Printed by:
Quantity: 180.000

Block
Once you folds the block and put the parts toghether,  it will look like this...


The details of the background depicts in a stylized form, the entry to the Getxo Harbour.


This is the Harbour Administration building. Next to it, there is a lighthouse (Santurtzi D-1527) but it was not depicted here.  This is the west side of the entrance to the harbour.  The interesting to us is the east side...



This is the east breakwater (Contradique de Algorta). At the end of the breakwater, that white building is the lighthouse...


Lighthouse: Getxo Contradique de Algorta
ALL: D-1525
Location: Getxo, Vizcaya province, Spain



Saturday, February 17, 2018

DOUBTFUL - Guinea Bissau 2018




Code: GBI-2018-01
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Title: 155 Anniversary of Paul Signac
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Painting "Woman at the well" with a stylized lighthouse


Thanks Jaap for the alert on this issue

For tomorrow:  news coming from Spain.  Do not miss it.




Monday, February 12, 2018

JERSEY - 2018


UPDATED with INFO and IMAGES





Code: JER-2018-01
Release Date: March 09, 2018
Postal Authority: Jersey Post
Title: Bridges & Causeways - EUROPA 2018
Format: Serie of 4 stamps and Block with 2 stamps
Presentation: 
Sheets of 10 stamps same denomination
Block with 2 stamps (only EUROPA)
Design: Andy Le Gresley
Printing Process: 4 colours Offset Lithography
Paper:
Gum:
Printed by:
Quantity:



Stamp 2 of 4



Currency: Pound
Facial: 79p (0.79 Pound)
Service: Local Large Letter up to 100g
Dimensions: 30 x 40

Perf:

Lighthouse: La Corbiere
ALL: A-1620
Location: South West Point of Jersey


***Updated February 12***

RELATED MATERIAL
Astonishing Cover of Presentation Pack




Thank you very much Michael for the alert 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

JAMAICA - 2018



Code: JAM-2018-01
Release Date: Unconfirmed
Postal Authority: Jamaica Post
Title: Definitives - Lighthouses I

Fourth Reprint.  There is a lot to confirm here. But we have this image to start. Was the entiry set reprinted? Some of the four stamps? Or only this one with Lover´s Leap Lighthouse?  I will update this when more info arrive.
The thing to point here is that the year in this ocassion was printed in white instead of black like the previous releases.



In case that you want to check the previous four version of this stamp follow the next links:

-Original set: 2011  Click Here
-First Reprint: 2012  Click Here
-Second Reprint: 2013  Click Here
-Third Reprint: 2015  Click Here


Thank you very much to Michel Ellison for the alert




Friday, January 26, 2018

TAIWAN - 2018


In 2010...



 In 2014...


And in 2018 the serie continuous with 4 more...

*** No image yet ***


Code: 
Release Date: May 23, 2018
Postal Authority: Chunghwa Post
Title: Lighthouses - Issue of 2018
Format: 4 stamps





Friday, January 19, 2018

DJIBOUTI - 2017


NEW ISSUE

***  2017  stamps ***

From Djibouti and vía Stamperija and not Doubtful?...


Today I received the mail with the latest releases coming from Stamperija and his philatelic clients.  Big surprise with a serie of items issued under the theme "Local Stamps"
Totally different in design to the material wich we are accostumed, these stamps depicts images and topics with ties to the countries whos name are inscribed on them.
From this blog we applaud this iniciative and I consider these stamps much more collectables than the usual mega releases of Stamperija. 
The next step for these releases is provide accurate technical info and that they will be availables in the origin country for postage. 
Related to the lighthouses, there was a precedent in 2014 with St.Tome and Prince.   And now this minisheet of Djibouti.  



Code: DJB-2017-03
Release Date: 2017
Title:  Local Stamps
Format: Serie of 10 stamps
Presentation: Minisheets of 10 stamps  (1 serie)


Stamp 4 of 10


Currency: Djiboutian Franc - DJF
Facial: 300 FD  (DJF)
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:

Lighthouse: Ra's Bir
ALL: D-7272
Location: Cape Ra's Bir, 10 km east of Obock, Djibouti


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.


*** No image yet ***




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