Archive for the ‘lighthouse’ Category

#1376 Norway 22/10/25

This very nice cover from Norway was sent by Kai Arne, thank you! It was posted in Stathelle on October 25 and arrived on October 31, 2022.

The top middle stamp depicts the Sandvigodden Lighthouse. The middle stamp commemorates the Norwegian Lundehund.


#1325 Germany 20/06/21

Ulf has sent this beautiful postcard from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted on June 21 and arrived on July 27, 2020.

The image and cancellation on the left commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal). The right stationery “stamp” commemorates the lighthouse in Holtenau, which has its 125th anniversary too, because it was erected at the entrance of the Kiel Canal.

#1309 Germany 21/03/08

Frank has sent this beautiful cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Leinefelde-Worbis on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2021.

The cover commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Norddeutsche Seewarte (North German Naval Observatory, now the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany). The postal stationery and the additional stamps depict the research vessel Atair and the lighthouses in Wangerooge and Brunsbüttel.

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1232 Algeria 19/01/29

This nice cover from Algeria was sent by Abdelkrim, thank you! It was posted in Bordj El Bahri on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2019.

The top left stamps depict the Fort Du Phare in Algier. The stamp below depicts a bird of the Serinus species. The middle stamps depicts the common dentex (Dentex dentex), and the right stamp depicts a part of the Mosaique Des Muses, which is hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell.

#1213 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/04/02

On April 8 I received this cover from Lundy. It was posted on April 2, 2019. The left stamp depicts the North Lighthouse, the right stamp depicts some puffins (Fratercula sp.).

#1143 Portugal 18/01/08

Vítor has sent this beautiful cover from Portugal, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleros on January 8a and arrived on January 10, 2018.

Vítor attached a mini-sheet, which commemorates the city of Cascais, the 2018 European Youth Capital. The mini-sheet was issued on September 8, 2017. It depicts the Santa Marta Lighthouse and the House of Saint Mary in Cascais.

#1108 Portugal 17/02/16

This very nice cover from Portugal was sent by António, thank you! It was posted in Porto on February 16 and arrived on February 20, 2017.

The stamps depict the lighthouse Penedo da Saudade in São Pedro de Moel, the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse, and the Farol do Bugio in São Lourenço da Cabeça Seca.

#1041 Norway – Svalbard 16/05/17

Norway - Hopen 160517This superb cover from Hopen was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted on May 17 and arrived on June 16, 2016.

See also: #1026 Norway – Svalbard 16/03/06

#871 Latvia 14/09/24

Latvia 140924On September 26 I received this beautiful cover from Latvia, thank you Juris! The cover was posted in Rīga on September 24.

Juris used a stamp and FDC, which was issued on September 12, 2014; it commemorates the Ainaži lighthouse.

The stamp at the bottom is part of the “Coat of Arms”-series and depicts the coat of arms of Staicele. It was issued on March 12, 2010.

#820 Hong Kong 10/12/29

HK 101229This beautiful FDC from Hong Kong was sent by Trudy, thank you very much! It was issued and posted on December 29, 2010, and arrived on January 10, 2011.

The mini-sheet and FDC commemorate five lighthouses of Hong Kong: the Cape D’Aguilar lighthouse, the old and the new lighthouse on Green Island, the Tang Lung Chao lighthouse, and the lighthouse on Waglan Island.

See also: #708 Hong Kong 12/11/01

#704 Jamaica 13/09/09

Jamaica 130909My first cover from Jamaica was sent by Dawn, thank you! It was posted in Spanish Town on  September 9 and arrived on September 27, 2013.

The two stamps on top are part of the lighthouses set, which was issued on July 4, 2012. They depict the Morant Point Lighthouse, which stands on the easternmost tip of Jamaica.

The bottom stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the cricketer George Headley (1909-1983).  It is part of a set, which was issued on September 25, 2009.

#467 Latvia 10/10/15

Juris sent me this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was issued in Rīga on October 15 and arrived on October 18, 2010. It commemorates the lighthouse of Užavas Bāka.

#405 Philippines 10/04/23

Jun sent me this nice cover from the Philippines, thank you very much!

Three of the attached stamps are part of the 2006 lighthouse set, which They depict the lighthouses Faro de Punta Bugui in Aroroy and Faro de Isla Corregidor in Cavite. The fourth stamp commemorates Philippines 11th president Corazon C. Aquino (1933-2009).

#323 New Zealand 09/11/27

On November 27, 2009, Jean Pierre sent me this beautiful cover from Auckland, New Zealand. Thank you!

The envelope commemorates the KiwiStamp “Unpredictable Weather”, which was issued on Septemper 7, 2009. The attached stamps are part of the “Scenic” set (issued on March 6, 2000) and depict Rangitoto Island, the Taiaroa Head lighthouse, the Kaikoura Coast, and Lake Camp in South Canterbury. More info can be found at the NZ post website.

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