Wednesday, November 8, 2023

# 469 - Lighthouses of France on Sri Lanka stamp.


This stamp was issued by Sri Lanka Post on 27.10.2023 is one of two stamps issued to commemorate  75th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation between Sri Lanka & France. The other stamp features the famous Sigriya Rock in Sri Lanka.

Thanks to my friend Jaap from Netherlands, I was informed that this stamp features Mount Saint  Michel which is a famous fortified abbey  in France, and that a lighthouse existed there  between 1881 - 1904.

I prepared the cover my self and self posted.

Friday, October 6, 2023

# 468 - Lighthouses of Poland.


This cover feature two stamps namely Jastarnia Lighthouse (left) and Swinoujscie Lighthouse (Right). Both stamps were issued on 19th June 2015 along with four other stamps as part of Polish Lighthouses Series of 2015.

The special cancel you see on the cover is to commemorate the International Lighthouses Day established in 2003. It Is usually celebrated on the third Sunday of August every year. This year it was celebrated on 20th August. 

Many thanks to Roman Sudzik from the London Cover Circuit for sending me this beautiful cover.

Friday, September 22, 2023

# 467 - Lighthouses of Germany


Many thanks to my friend Gottfried from Germany for sending me this cover with the Helgoland Lighthouse stamp which was issued on 6th July 2023.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

# 466 - Lighthouses of Portugal


Many thanks to Pedro Soares from Portugal for this cover.

The stamps was issued on 09.05.2023 on the theme "Peace" and this is a EUROPA issue. Santa Marta Lighthouse is featured on this stamp.

Friday, August 25, 2023

# 465 - Dutch Private Issue of the Light Vessel Society


Thank you Jaap for this cover with the Dutch Private Issue to commemorate the Dutch Light Vessel Society. I was informed that the cancelation can some time be very poor. In this instance it is a clear cancel. 

Monday, August 14, 2023

# 464 - Lighthouses of New Zealand


The 5 stamps on this cover feature the following lighthouses

Top Row (L - R): East Cape Lighthouse, Nugget Point Lighthouse, Castle Point Lighthouse.

Bottom Row (L - R): Cape Campbell Lighthouse, Pencarrow Head Lighthouse.

These stamps were issued on 4th September 2013.

Many thanks to Wendy from New Zealand for sending me this cover.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

# 463 - Lighthouses of Lundy


This post card feature one of the stamps (bottom) of The Old Light of Lundy issued on 17.03.2023. It is a view of the Lantern Room of the Old Light.

Many thanks to Reto.

# 462 - Lighthouses of New Zealand


Thank you Wendy for your help with this cover.

The stamp on the right feature Cape Reinga Lighthouse. The stamp was issued on 5th July 2006.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

# 461 - Lighthouses of Germany


Thanks to Martin from Germany for sending this cover.

The stamps feature (L- R) Buk Lighthouse (stamp issued on 03.07.2014), Dornbusch Lighthouse (stamp issued on 02.07.2009) & Busum Lighthouse (stamp issued on 06.06.2013)

Monday, June 26, 2023

# 460 - Lighthouses of Australia


This cover feature the following stamps

Block of 4 - (Top) Cape Byron Lighthouse  in NSW & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in WA, (Bottom) North Reef Lighthouse in QLD and Tasman Island Lighthouse in TAS. These 4 stamps were issued on 7th July 2015.

The stamp on the right bottom (30c) feature Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island, WA. This stamp was issued on 5th March 2007.