Thursday, September 29, 2016

IRELAND - 2016 (II)

Updated with Images




Cover of Booklet



 GENERAL INFO:
Code: IRE-2016-02
Release Date: October 06, 2016
Authority: An Post
Title: Commissioners of Irish Lights
Format: Serie of 4 stamps
Presentation: Booklets
Design:
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer:
Quantity:

 Stamp 2 of 4


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Service:
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Fanad Head
ALL: A-6168
Location: Arryhernabin, North of Ireland


Stamp 4 of 4


Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 72c - 0.72 EUR
Service:
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Cromwell Point
ALL: A-6416
Location: Valentia Island, Kerry County, South West of Ireland


Also, a stylized lighthouse is present in all the stamps.


Thanks Klaus for the images.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RUSSIA - 2016

Updated with Images and Information




GENERAL INFO:
Code: RUS-2016-01
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Postal/Philatelic Authority: Russian Post / Marka
Title: 200 years of Tarkhankut and Chersonesus Lighthouses
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation:  Sheets of 15 stamps same design
Design: Shushlebina, O.
Printing Process: Offset Multicolor
Paper: Coated
Gum:
Security:
Printed by:
Quantity: 405.000 series


Stamp 1 of 2 


Currency: Ruble - RUB
Facial: 14 (RUB)
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 42 x 30
Perf: 12 1/2 x 12
Lighthouse: Tarkhankut
ALL: N-5278
Location: Crimea



Stamp 2 of 2



Currency: Ruble - RUB
Facial: 14 (RUB)
Service:  
Dimensions (mm): 42 x 30
Perf: 12 1/2 x 12
Lighthouse: Chersonesus
ALL: N-5308
Location: Crimea



And tons of related material...

First Day Cover

First Day Cancellation - MOSCOW

First Day Cancellation - SEVASTOPOL


Cover of Presentation Pack

PostCard

PostCard

Monday, September 26, 2016

NORWAY - 2016

Updated with Images and Information




GENERAL INFO:
Code: NOR-2016-01
Release Date: October 01, 2016
Authority: Posten
Title: Lighthouses 2016
Format: Serie of 2 stamps
Presentation:  Booklet
Design: Inger Sandved Anfinsen
Photos: Oystein Sobye and Jon Arne
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Security Print
Quantity:



Stamp 1 of 2 
Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: A Inland
Service: Priority Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Sandvigodden (Old and New)
ALL: B-2804




Stamp 2 of 2

Currency: Permanent Value
Facial: A Inland
Service: Priority Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Lighthouse: Sklinna
ALL: L-1936

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Friday, September 23, 2016

PORTUGAL - 2016

New Issue




Portugal released today, September 23,  a booklet with a selection of 5 stamps from the previous years (2008 to 2015).  One of the stamps belong to the set of the last year about the 500 anniversary of the Torre de Belém.  The art of the stamp is the same that the original, but with a new face value,  self adhesive gum and different perforation.


GENERAL INFO:
Code: POR-2016-01
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Postal Authority: CTT
Title: Continente / Sul -  Self Adhesives
Format: Serie of 5 stamps
Presentation: Booklet of 30 stamps - 6 series
Booklet Dimensions (mm):
Design: Atelier Design & etc over a work of Folk Design (Belem stamp)
Printing Process: Offset
Paper:  225g / m2
Gum:  Self Adhesive
Printer: Cartor
Quantity: 50.000 booklets - 300.000 series


Stamp 5 of 5



Face Value: Permanent - E20g  (Europa letters up to 20g)
Dimensions: 40 x 30.6
Perforation: 11 3/4
Lighthouse: Torre de Belem
Location: Belem, west of Lisbon, Portugal

Original stamp

Thursday, September 22, 2016

TURKEY - 2016 (III)

New Release 






GENERAL INFO:

Code: TUR-2016-03
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Postal Authority: PTT
Title: 26th UPU Congress - Istambul 2016
Format: 1 stamp + 1 Block with 5 stamps
Presentation:
Design:
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Stamp Dimensions (mm):
Block Dimensions (mm):
Perf:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer:
Currency:  Turkey Lira - TRY
Quantity: 
Stamps: 100.000
Blocks: 7.000 (Numbered)




Stamp and Block stamp 2 of 5





Lighthouse: Kiz Kulesi.  And in this occasion, the actual light is visible in both stamps.
ALL:  N-4903.8
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY



More material...
First Day Cancellation

Cover of Presentation Pack

Monday, September 19, 2016

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON - 2016

Updated with new Images

The final look of the SPM stamp for this year was revealed. And I like it very much.




GENERAL INFO:

Release Date: October 07, 2016
Authority: La Poste SPM
Title: Pointe-Plate Lighthouse
Format: 1 stamp
Sheets of: 25 stamps
Design: Joël Lemaine
Printing Process:  Taille Douce
Gravure: Elsa Catelin
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer: 
Quantity: 60.000

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.80 (EUR)
Service: Std Letter up to 20g to France, DOM and COM
Dimensions (mm): 48 x 27
Perf:

Lighthouse: Pointe Plate
ALL: H-0330
Location: West of Langlade Island (South of Miquelón) - SPM



First Day Cancellation


Sunday, September 18, 2016

JAPAN - 2016 (II)

New Issue


Cover of Booklet


Inside Booklet

Full serie of 47 stamps

The serie of stamps "60 Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law" was a rich source of material for us.  A lot of the minisheets and thanks to the designer Satoshi Maruyama, contains lighthouses.  The serie saw the end last June 07 with the release of the 47th minisheet, dedicated to the TOKIO Prefecture.  
At the same time and as a resume of the serie, Japan Post issued this Booklet of 47 stamps. One stamp for each of the 47 Prefectures of that country.  The stamps are not repetitions of the originals, but the images were taked from the background of the minisheets.
One stamp in particular is relevant for us, and is located in the position 14.


GENERAL INFO:
Code: JAP-2016-02
Release Date: June 07 , 2016
Postal Authority: Japan Post
Title: 60th Anniv of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law - Booklet
Format: Serie of 47 stamps
Presentation: Booklet of 1 serie
Booklet Dimensions (mm): 320 x 250
Sheet of stamps Dimensions (mm): 280.5 x 175
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 25.5 x 30
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Facial: 82 (JPY)
Service: Local STD Letter up to 25g
Design: Satoshi Maruyama Stamp Designer
Printing Process: Heliogravure 5 colours
Paper:  
Gum:  
Printer: 
Quantity: 20.000 booklets


STAMP 14 of 47
Kanagawa Prefecture



Like I said before, this image was taked from the background of the original Minisheet of Kanagawa...



...and depicts the Mount Fuji at the back, and the Island of Enoshima at the center...



... and the tall building of the island is Enoshima Lighthouse.


Lighthouse: Enoshima
ALL: M-6332
Location: Eno-Shima Island, in front of Fujisawa.   50km south of Tokyo



More material of Enforcement Local Autonomy Law in this blog:

2010 - Kochi Prefecture
2010 - Aomori Prefecture
2012 - Kanagawa Prefecture
2013 - Hiroshima Prefecture
2013 - Kagoshima Prefecture
2014 - Ehime Prefecture
2015 - Tokushima Prefecture
2015 - Chiba Prefecture

Monday, September 12, 2016

AZERBAIJAN - 2016 (II)

New Release 




GENERAL INFO:

Code: AZE-2016-02
Release Date: September 01, 2016
Authority: Azermarka LLC
Title: 42nd World Chess Olympiad - Baku 2016
Format: Serie of 5 stamps
Presentation: Minisheet of 5 stamps (1 serie)
Design:
Printing Process: 
Paper:
Gum: 
Security: 
Printer:
Quantity:



Stamp 5 of 5



Currency: Manat - AZN
Facial: 0.5  (0.5 AZN)
Dimensions (mm): 
Perf: 

Lighthouse: Maiden Tower, Giz Galazi, Bakú, Azerbaijan



Saturday, September 10, 2016

MARSHALL ISLANDS - 2016

New Issue



GENERAL INFO:
Code: MSH-2016-01
Release Date: July 20, 2016
Postal Authority: Marshall Islands Postal Services Authority
Title: Honoring the Art of HOWARD KOSLOW  (*)
Format: Serie of 20 stamps
Presentation: Sheets of 20 stamps (1 serie)
Design: D. Zoe Seemel
Paintings: Howard Koslow
Printign Process: Offset
Paper:  
Gum:  
Printer: Pioneer Printing (Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA)
Quantity: 


Stamp 15 of 20


Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Facial: 49 (0.49 USD)
Service: 
Stamp Dimensions (mm):
Perf: 13 1/2

Lighthouses:
-Front: Morris Island - Old Charleston
-Back: Charleston - Sullivan´s Island New Charleston (J-2646)

Both lighthouses located at Charleston county, State of South Caroline, USA.


(*) Howard Koslow (painter and illustrator) died on January 25 of this year.
He painted the full serie of stamps "Lighthouses" from USA (1990-2013).  Six series of 5. 30 wonderful stamps. A very nice homage.






Friday, September 9, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Congo (Republic) 2016




Code: CGR-2016-01
Release Date: 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 2 stamps and Block with 1 stamp



CUBA - 2016


New from Cuba for this year.  Cabo Cruz Lighthouse depicted in this stamp.  No information available about date of issue or other technical data. Only the images of the stamps in Delcampe.  I will update this post when new info be available.


Thanks Jaap for the alert.


DOUBTFUL - Niger 2016 (II)



Code: NIG-2016-02
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Title: Shells
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp



Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

DOUBTFUL - Solomon Islands 2016 (II)



Code: SOL-2016-02
Release Date: August 01, 2016
Title: 100th Anniv Since Albert Einstein Publishes The Theory of Relativity
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Stylized Lighthouses

Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue

DOUBTFUL - Togo 2016 (II)



Code: TOG-2016-02
Release Date: August 01, 2016
Title: Lighthouses
Format: Minisheet of 4 stamps and Block with 1 stamp


Thanks Klaus for the alert on this issue