Tuesday, December 22, 2009

# 070 - Lighthouses of Estonia

I received this cover courtesy Zoya Voronova through Postcrossing. The cover feature the Mehikoorma Lighthouse. The stamp was issued on 24.01.2008.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

# 069 - Lighthouses of Croatia

Many thanks to my friend Tomi from Croatia for sending me this First Day Cover which feature the Lighthouses of Croatia 2009 issue. The three stamps were issued by Croatia Post on 11.09.2009. The three lighthouses are L- R:Gruica, Strazica and Voscica lighthouses.

Monday, December 14, 2009

# 068 - Lighthouses of China

This is another jewel in my collection. Many thanks to Hai Huang from Hubei, China for sending me this cover. This issue titled "Modern Lighthouses of China" feature from L-R: Dalian, Guishan Island, Wusongkou and Mulantou Lighthouses. The State Post Bureau of China issued the four stamps on 22.05.2006.

Monday, December 7, 2009

# 067 - Lighthouses of Spain

This cover feature six stamps issued on 06.06.2007 by the Spanish Postal Service. From L- R: stamps feature Punta del Hidalgo (Tenerife), Cabo Mayor (Cantabria), Punta Almina (Ceuta), Melilla, Cabo de Palos (Murcia) and Gorliz (Biscay) Lighthouses. Thank you very much to Daniel from Spain for the help with this cover.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

# 066 - Lighthouses of the United Kingdom

Today I want to show you a a first day cover issued by Royal Mail on 22.03.1998 featuring Lighthouses of the United Kingdom. This is from my own private collection of FDC's.
L-R: St. John's Point, The Smalls, Needles Rock, Bell Rock and Eddystone Lighthouses.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

# 065 - Lighthouses of Netherlands

This cover feature Den Helder Lighthouse in the Netherlands. The Lighthouse is also known as Lange Jaap (Long John) Lighthouse.
Many thanks to Jaap Termes for sending me this cover.

Friday, November 27, 2009

# 064 - Lighthouses of Latvia.

Thanks to Janis Kanajevs from Riga, Latvia, I received this cover featuring the stamp Liepajas Lighthouse. The stamp was issued on 05.11.2009 by Latvijas Pasts (Post Latvia) as a part of their ongoing lighthouses stamps series. Further details on http://www.pasts.lv

Thursday, November 26, 2009

# 063 - Lighthouses of Croatia.

Here is another cover featuring the 3 stamps issued on 11.09.2009 by Croatia Post. The three lighthouses are L- R:Voscica, Strazica and Gruica lighthouses. Many thanks to Drazen Toncic.

Monday, November 23, 2009


I have just created my new blog showing post cards with views of Lighthouses from around the world that I have received through postcrossing, private swops and what I have purchased my self during my travel around the world. You can view my new blog LIGHTHOUSES ON POST CARDS on www.lighthousesonpostcards.blogspot.com. Enjoy and I look forward to your visits and comments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

# 062 - Lighthouses of Latvia

Thank you very much Oleg for this cover which feature the Liepajas Lighthouse on the stamp. The stamp was issued on 05.11.2009 by Latvijas Pasts (Post Latvia) as a part of their ongoing lighthouses stamps series. Further details on http://www.pasts.lv

Unfortunately this is a good example of how the post office can destroy a stamp with a bad machine cancellation. Friends please try and get the post office to use a hand cancellation where ever possible. I know it can be dificult at times. Thanks for your understanding.

# 061 - Lighthouses of Germany

Received through Postcrossing (DE 461351) from Wilhelm Janssen who lives in Germany. Thank you very much. Norderney Lighthouse is featured on this stamp which was issued on 02.07.2009. Wilhelm was kind enough to send this postcard where on the reverse the Lighthouse of Pilsum is featured.

Friday, November 13, 2009

# 060 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Thank you very much Janek for another wonderful cover. On this cover you can see L-R: stamps issued on 20.01.1999 (Vilsandi Lighthouse) and on 24.01.2008 (Mehikoorma Lighthouse).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

# 059 - Lighthouses of Spain

Thank Jose Luis for this cover which features 3 stamps from the Spanish issue titled "FAROS 2008" (Lighthouses 2008). On the cover you can see the stamps featuring from L-R: Silleiro,
Torredembarra and Punta de la Orchilla lighthouses. The stamps were issued on 02.09.2008. Cover # 55 feature the other 3 stamps of this issue.

# 058 - Lighthouses of Croatia

Another cover which I received today featuring the Lighthouses 2009 issue of Croatia. This time the cover is from Zeljko. Thank you very much Zeljko for the mint stamps as well. On the cover you see L-R: Strazica, Gruica and Voscica lighthouses. The stamps were issued on 11.09.2009.

# 057 - Lighthouses of Croatia

Thank you very much Tomi for this beautiful cover. The cover feature the 3 lighthouses stamps issued on 11.09.2009 by Croatian Post. The stamps on the cover from L - R: Lighthouses of Strazica, Gruica and Voscica. Tomi has his own blog www.crocover.blogspot.com

Monday, October 19, 2009

# 056 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Another cover from Otto Lehis. Many thanks for your continues support. This cover features two Estonian lighthouses L -R: Ruhnu Lighthouse issued on 11.02.1997 and Hara Lighthouse issued on 24.09.2009.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

# 055 - Lighthouses of Spain

On this cover you can see three of the six stamps issued on 02.09.2008 by the Spanish Postal authorities titled "Faros 2008". From L - R: the stamps feature the lighthouses at Cap Babaria, Irta and Punta Pechiguera.
Many thanks to Jose Luis from Spain who visited my blog for sending this cover. Thank you very much for your interest in my blog.

Monday, September 21, 2009

# 054 - Lighthouses of Estonia

I am back after two weeks. Today I can show you another cover which I have received from Janek who has now become a regular sender of covers to me. Thanks very much for the cover Janek. You see the two lighthouses L-R: Laidunina and Mohni. The two stamps were issued on 20.02.2002 and 24.01.2001 respectively.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

# 053 - Lighthouses of Norway

Here you will see the Lyngor lighthouse in Norway. The stamp is one from the tourist series issued on 12.04.2008. The lighthouse is seen to the extreme left of the stamp. Received via postcrossing.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

# 052 - Lighthouses of U.S.A

My first cover from the USA. Many thanks to my uncle Lakshman for sending this cover which features the issue titled "Gulf Lighthouses of USA". The US Postal service issued these stamps in June 2009. The lighthouses featured are L-R: Sand Island - Alabama, Biloxi - Mississipi, Sabine Pass - Louisiana, Matagorda Island - Texas and Fort Jefferson - Florida.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

# 051 - Lighthouses of Germany

Many thanks to Torsten from Germany. The cover features the two lighthouses stamps issued in 2009 Dornbusch (55) and Norderney (45). Torsten has been my friend for over 15 years.

Monday, August 17, 2009

# 050 - Lighthouses of Estonia

This cover sent by Otto Lehis shows the Juminda lighthouse. The stamp was issued on 08.03.07 by Esti Post. Many thanks to my friend who is helping me with my collection of lighthouses covers.

# 049 - Lighthouses of Canada

Courtesy Onkar from Canada I received this cover which shows the Cape Jourimain lighthouse near the Confederation Bridge linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The lighthouse was discontinued in 1997 after the bridge was built, but continues to remind of the area's maritime heritage. The set of se-tenent stamps was issued on 31.05.2007 by Canada Post.

Monday, August 10, 2009

# 048 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Here is another cover from Estonia. Thank you very much Janek for this beautiful cover. The lighthouses featured on the cover are L - R: Ristna, Kopu (stamps issued on 25.02.2000) and Ruhnu (stamp issued on 11.02.1997) lighthouses.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

# 047 - Lighthouses of Germany

Thanks Gottfried for this second cover featuring the 2009 lighthouses stamps issued by Germany. Details of the issue is given against cover # 046. However this cover is cancelled with the "Bonn" post mark cancellation. There are two official first day cancelation in Germany. One with the "Berlin" and the other with the "Bonn" post mark.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

# 046 - Lighthouses of Germany

Germany issues 2 stamps featuring lighthouses annually since 2005. Here are the latest stamps featuring the Norderney and Dornbusch lighthouses. The stamps were issued on 02.07.2009.
The cancellation on this cover is the "Berlin" postmark. Thank you very much Gottfried.

# 045 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Estonia collection continues to grow. Many thank to Otto Lehis for sending me this cover. The stamps on the cover are L - R: Vaindloo Lighthouse (stamp issued on 25.09.1996) and Juminda Lighthouse (stamp issued on 08.03.2007).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Dear Friends
I want to thank all my friends, specilly those from postcrossing who have sent me post cards with lighthouses views. In this blog I only show stamps and want to keep it same. So please do not be disappointed when I do not publish the post cards on this blog. I appreciate all the trouble you all have taken. I am looking forward to receiving all those nice post cards with lighthouses views. Very soon I will create a seperate blog to show all the post cards with lighthouses views that I have in my collection. Thank you.

# 044 - Lighthouses of Germany

Here I present to you two stamps from German lighthouses series issued in 2005. They are the from L-R: Greifswalder Oie and Roter Sand lighthouses. This card was received via postcrossing and was sent to me by Simone who also took the trouble to put the stamps on a matching post card which feature the Roter Sand lighthouse. Thanks Simone for the trouble taken.

# 043 - Lighthouses of Canada

Another cover from Onkar. The cover features the four stamps issued on 21.09.1984 by Canada Post on the occasion 250th anniversary of the completion of Louisbourg, the first Canadian lighthouse. The cover features top row L-R: Gibraltar Point and Ile Verte and bottom row L-R: Fisgard and Louisbourg Lighthouses. The issue is titled "Oldes Lighthouses of Canada"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

# 042 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Another cover from Estonia. Once again thanks to Janek who is helping me with my collection. The cover feature the Tallinn Twin Lighthouses. The stamps were issued on 12.04.2006 by Esti Post.

Friday, June 19, 2009

# 041 - Lighthouses of Portugal.

This cover features from L- R: Penedo da Saudade and Esposende lighthouses from the series Portuguese Lighthouses issued on 19.06.2008. Many thanks to Nuno Marques from Portugal for sending me this cover.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

# 040 - Lighthouses of France.

Many thanks to Daniel for sending me this cover. The cover features L- R: Porquerolles & Chassiron Lighthouses from the series "Les Phares" issued by La Postein 2007.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

# 039 - Lighthouses of Brasil

Another jewel in my collection, this time thanks to Valeria from Brasil. I appreciate very much the efforts Valeria made to get these stamps issued on 18.09.1995. The cover features L- R: Santo Antonio da Barra, Olinda and Sao Jao Lighthouses from the series Lighthouses of Brasil.

# 038 - Lighthouses of Estonia

When I published the first cover featuring Estonian lighthouses stamps (# 023), I wrote that I hope to show the different stamps issued by Esti Post with the help of my many friends in Estonia. Thanks to Otto Lehis I can now show you another cover featuring L - R: Pakri Lighthouse (stamp issued on 05.07.1995) and Mehikoorma Lighthouse (stamp issued on 24.01.2008).

# 037 - Lighthouses of Cuba

Many thanks to Loreto DelaCruz Perez from Cuba for sending me this cover. One of the stamps feature a lighthouse stamp issued on 27.08.1990 to mark the UN Congress on Crime Prevention. The Morro Castle Lighthouse can be seen on the stamp.

Monday, May 25, 2009

# 036 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Thanks to my many friends my collection continues to grow. This is another cover from Janek Lepp from Estonia. The cover shows the two stamps issued on 11.01.2005. They are the Norrby Twin Lighthouses on Vormsi Island built in 1935.

# 035 - Lighthouses of Spain

Daniel Rguez sent me another cover featuring 2 stamps from the series "Faros 2009" issued on 15.04.2009. This is the third cover that I received from Daniel. Thanks so much for helping me with my collection. The two stamps feature L-R: Torrox and Igueldo Lighthouses.

# 034 - Lighthouses of Spain

Another cover from Daniel Rguez. This is the second cover from Daniel featuring stamps from the series "Faros 2009" issued on 15.04.2009. L-R: La Higuera and Torrox Lighthouses.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

# 033 - Lighthouses of New Zealand

WOW this is one of the jewels in my collection. Lighthouses of New Zealand. The stamps glow in the dark.Thanks to Jillian from New Zealand for sending this beautiful cover with all 5 stamps issued on 07.01.2009. L - R: Pencarrow, Dog Island, Cape Brett, Cape Egmont and Cape Reinga Lighthouses are featured on the stamps. Jillian visited my blog and found that I did not have any from New Zealand and sent this cover. Many thanks again.

# 032 - Lighthouses of Canada

Another cover from Onkar from Canada who continues to help me with my collection. He took trouble to find these 4 stamps issued on 03.10.1985 titled Modern Lighthouses of Canada. The stamps feature - Top L - R: Pelee Passage, Sister Islets and Bottom L - R: Haut - fond Prince, Rose Blanche Lighthouses. I am encouraged when my collection grows with covers featuring issues from older years. This shows that vivews appreciate my work.

# 031 - Lighthouses of Croatia

Thanks to Tomi from Croatia for sending this cover. This FDC which has been validated for posting with the post office date stamp feature the 2008 issue of Croatian Lighthouses. The stamps feature L - R: Pinida, Vnetak and Zaglav Lighthouses.
Tomi has his own blog - Crocover which can be accessed through http://crocover.blogspot.com

Monday, May 18, 2009

# 030 - Lighthouses of Portugal

This is the second cover from Joao. The first being cover # 029. Stamps are from the series Portuguese Lighthouses issued on 19.06.2008. The stamps feature L - R: Cabo Sardao, Cabo da Roca and Bugio Lighthouses.

# 029 - Lighthouses of Portugal

I am indeed happy to receive this cover from Joao from Portugal. Thanks for your help with this cover as well as cover # 030. The stamps are from the series Portuguese Lighthouses issued on 19.06.2008. L-R: Montedor, Leca, and Arnel.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

# 028 - Lighthouses of Spain

Many thanks to Daniel Rguez from Spain for sending me this cover at the request of Daniel from France. Friends I appreciate very much that you go such a long way to help me with my collection. The two stamps are from the series "Faros 2009" issued on 15.04.2009. The cover features L - R: Punta Arinaga and Porto Colom lighthouses.

# 027 - Lighthouses of France

Another cover from France courtesy Daniel. Infact this is the third cover I have received from Daniel. The two lighthouses on the cover are L- R: Stiff and L'Espiguette.

# 026 - Lighthouses of Norway

This cover was prepared by me and sent to Bjornar in Norway who was kind enough to post it back to me. Thanks Bjornar for your help. The stamps were issued on 15.06.2007 by Norway Post. The two lighthouses featured are L - R: Ona and Tungeneset.
Note the very nice special cancellation featuring the M/S Color Magic

# 025 - Lighthouses of Netherlands

Jaap Termes from the Netherlands who visited my blog sent me this cover. The lighthouses featured are L - R: Brandaris, Ameland and Vieland. The issue titled Lighthouses of the Dutch Wadden Islands were issued in 1994 to mark the 400th anniversary of Brandaris Lighthouse. Thanks Jaap for your thought of sending me this cover.

# 024 - Lighthouses of India

Many thanks to Kasinath for sending me this cover. It is the FDC of the Minicoy Lighthouse issued on 02.02.1985. Kasinath fixed additional stamps on the reverse of the cover and posted the cover to me. I have been looking for a cover with this stamp for so long and now my efforts have paid dividends.
Kasinath has a interesting blog him self titled "My Watercraft Philately" http://shipthemegallery.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

# 023 - Lighthouses of Estonia

Courtesy Janek from Estonia, I received this beautiful cover. The two lighthouses on the cover are L- R: Sorgu (stamp issued on 07.01.2004) and Keri (stamp issued on 15.01.2003). Eesti Post has been issuing a stamp annually since 1995 featuring a lighthouse. Hopefully I will display all the stamps in the near future thanks to my many friends from Estonia.

Monday, May 4, 2009

# 022 - Lighthouses of Malaysia

Kow Siew Lan from Malaysia sent me this cover. Thanks for your help.
The lighthouse featured is the Tanjung Tuan lighthouse.

# 021 - Lighthouses of Portugal

Thanks to Andre De Melo from Portugal for sending me this cover featuring Portuguese lighthouses. The lighthouses featured are 1st row L - R: Cabo da Roca, Bugio, Cabo Sardao and 2nd row L - R: Cabo sao Vicence, Ponta do Pargo, Arnel.