Thursday, October 11, 2018

# 383 - Lighthouses of Singapore






















Thanks to Johnny  Lowis from Singapore for this great cover. I now have a much awaited set of three stamps in my collection.

Stamps were issued on 7th August 1982. You can see Sultan Shoal (10 c), Hosburgh (75 c) and Raffles ($ 1) Lighthouses on these stamps.

Monday, October 1, 2018

# 382 - Lighthouses of Germany.






















Many thanks to Gottfried for making arrangements to send this cover to me. The stamps on the cover feature (top) L- R - Busum and Flugge Lighthouses (issued 2013), Neuwerk and Falshoft Lighthouses (Issued 2010) and 9bottom) L- R - Lindau and Moritzburg Lighthouses (issued 2015)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

# 381 - Lighthouses of Cambodia.
















It was with much difficulty that I managed to obtain this set of stamps while visiting Cambodia. During my second visit to this beautiful country in July, I manged to purchase a set of mint stamps at a premium price from the philatelic counter at the main post office in Phnom Penh. It was the only set available for sale  there and I was told that there are no more available. I did not want to risk mailing this set on a cover at that time.  However, I was in luck's way during my third visit to Phnom Penh in August. I managed to get two more sets of stamps from the philatelic  counter. 

It took almost one month for this cover to arrive in Colombo. I had almost given up hope. Now I can trust the post office that the mail will be delivered even after a long delay. Unfortunately, the postal Clark at one of the post offices failed to realise that  the stamps were properly cancelled  and did the foolish act of striking red lines across two of the stamps. What a pity that such idiots are employed at the post  office.

These five stamps were issued on 10.10.2017 by Cambodia Post. The stamps feature are top row (L- R) Croachamar Lighthouse, Chhlong Lighthouse, Koh Dach Lighthouse, Koh Rung Samloem Lighthouse and at the bottom is the Chong Khneas Lighthouse.

# 380 - Lighthouses of Poland.




















This cover feature 2 stamps from the Polish issue of 2013 and 2015. On the left is Czolpino Lighthouse (stamp issued on 14.06.2013 and on the right is Jastarnia Lighthouse (stamp issued on 19.06.2015).

Many thanks to Krystyna from Poland for sending me this cover.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

# 379 - Lighthouses of Latvia.



















On 8th September 2017, Latvia Post issued this stamp. It features the Roja North and South Breakwater lights.

Many thanks to my friend Janis Kanajevs for sending me this cover.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

# 378 - Lighthouses of Cambodia.

























During my second visit to Cambodia, I visited the Phnom Penh General Post Office and posted this card which shows the Koh Dach Lighthouse. This stamp was issued on 10.10.2017 being one of five stamps on the theme Active and Inactive Lighthouses of Cambodia.

Monday, August 6, 2018

# 377 - Lighthouses of France.




















Many thanks to Jean Pierre from France.

The stamp on the center feature Ploumanac'h Lighthouse. The stam was issued on 22 June 2018.

# 376 - Lighthouses of Poland.



























Thanks to Krystyna from Poland for this mail.

The three stamps feature are L- R are Rozewie Lighthouse (stamp issued on 15 June 2017, Darlowo Lighthouse (Stamp issued on 14 June 2013) and Jaroslawiec Lighthouse (Stamp issued on 14 June 2013)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

# 375 - Lighthouses of Germany
















A very nice cover I received from Wolfgang Beyer. Many thanks.

The stamps feature Wangerooge Lighthouse from the 2018 German issued. The stamps were issued on 7 June 2018.

Monday, July 16, 2018

# 374 - Lighthouses of Poland.


























On this stamps shown is the Ustka Lighthouse from the Polish issue of 2013. This stamp along with 3 others stamps were issued on 14.06.2013.

Thanks to Krystyna from Poland.