Saturday, October 29, 2022

# 456 - Lighthouses of New Zealand











Many thanks to Wendy for this cover from New Zealand.

On the background behind the  group of children and beside the house to the left is Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse.

This stamp is one of six stamps issued on 1st June 2022 to celebrate the centenary of Te Kura (The Correspondence School)

"In 1922, Miss Janet MacKenzie arrived at the Department of Education in Wellington to start work as the first teacher of a new education endeavour – a ‘correspondence scheme’. She was allocated a small office on the second floor of Government Buildings. The role rapidly jumped from the estimated 25 primary-aged students to 347 by the end of the first year. Everything was handwritten and sent by post. 

Today more than 24,000 students are enrolled each year. Students of all ages, from early childhood to adult learners, study a vast array of topics, and lessons are now delivered instantly via the internet.Over the past 100 years, the school has undergone a remarkable transformation. Even its name has changed. But the profound mission of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu has not deviated since 1922 – to provide education to tamariki and rangatahi who otherwise would miss out on the chance not just for an education, but the opportunity to transform their lives. 

Janet MacKenzie would surely have been delighted to know that the school for which she built such strong foundations would endure, and remain just as relevant as ever, 100 years later." - New Zealand Post

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

# 455 - Lighthouses of Canada


Thanks to Sam from Canada for this cover.

Stamps featured on this cover are Sisters Islets, Pelee Passage, Haut-fond Prince & Rose Blanche.

The stamps were issued on 3rd October 1985 and the series was titled Modern Lighthouses of Canada.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

# 454 - Lighthouses of France


Thank you to Reto for sending this cover. Much appreciated.

Stamps feature (Top left) Point de Raz Lighthouse and (Top Center & Right) Ouistreham Lighthouse

Thursday, September 8, 2022

# 453 - Lighthouses of Germany


Thanks to Alex from Germany for this cover. The stamp on the right feature Friedrichsort Lighthouse. The stamp was issued on 7th July 2022.

Friday, September 2, 2022

# 452 - Lighthouses of Germany


A friend from Germany sent me this post card featuring the Friedrichsort Lighthouse. This stamps was issued on 7th July 2022.

# 451 - Lighthouses of Canada


Thanks to Glenn from Canada for sending me this post card. I can confirm that mail between Canada and Sri Lanka is working.

One of the stamps feature Cape Forchu Lighthouse. This lighthouse no longer exists as it was demolished in 1961. This is one of five stamps issued by Canada Post on 9th June 2022 on the theme travel posters.

# 450 - Lighthouses of France


Many thanks to my friend Reto from Switzerland for this cover.

Two stamps on the right feature Ouistreham Lighthouse in Normandy.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

# 449 - Lighthouses of Canada


The stamp on the top left feature Fisgard Lighthouse in Canada. The stamps was issued on 30th June 1983.

I thank Sam Assad for using this block of stamps on the cover. Appreciate it.

Friday, July 15, 2022

# 448 - Lighthouses of New Zealand


Cover No 2 from Wendy. On this cover you can see the 2 more stamps issued on 6th March 2019.

Top Row (L - R) Pouto Lighthouse & Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Bottom Row: Baring Head Lighthouse

This issue of 6th March 2019 featured 6 stamps. Pouto Lighthouse, Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Baring Head Lighthouse, French Pass Lighthouse, Nugget Point Lighthouse & Puysegur Point Lighthouse.


# 447 - Lighthouses of New Zealand


This cover features two of six stamps issued on 6th March 2019. From L - R French Pass Lighthouse and Manukau Heads Lighthouse.

Many thanks to Wendy from New Zealand for this beautiful cover.