Archive for the ‘lighthouse’ Category

#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.

#317 USA 09/07/30

Thank you, Chele, for sending me this nice cover from the USA!

It was posted in Newburgh, NY, on July 30, 2009. The definitive stamp at the left is entitled “American clock”, and was first issued on January 24, 2003. The two right stamps are part of the 2009 lighthouse set, which was issued on July 23, 2009. It depicts the lighthouses of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Sabina Pass, Louisana. Unfortunately the right stamp got damaged during delivery.

#263 Russia 09/11/30

Thank you very much, Vladimir, for this nice cover from Krasnodar, Russia!

The left stamp was issued on July 4, 2005. It is part of the lighthouses set and depicts a lighthouse on the Solovetsky Islands. The middle stamp was issued on October 1, 2009, and is part of the definitive series “Russian Kremlins”. It depicts the Moscow Kremlin. The right stamp commemorates the 200th birthday of Vladimir Istomin (1809-1855), the “Hero of the Siege of Sevastopol“.

#170 Germany 09/03/08

Germany 090308Igor sent me this nice cover, thank you!
It is a postal stationery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Bietigheim Enz Valley Bridge. The two additional stamps are the tulip definitive and one ATM. The special cancellation has the date March 08, 2009, and commemorates the lighthouse Balje and the stranded fire-ship.

#111 Portugal 08/12/23

portugal-081223Cover from Portugal, posted in Cascais on December 23, 2008.

Thank you, Luis Felipe, for this nice cover with the following four stamps!

The bottom left stamp of 5 cent is part of the set “Portuguese Masks”, which was issued on June 29, 2006. It depicts a mask of the Festa dos Rapazas. The two right stamps are of the 2008 lighthouse set. The top left stamp of 2 cent depicts the bird Abelharuco; it is part of the set “Birds of Portugal III”, which was issued on February 26, 2002.

France 2008/10/27

Cover from France, posted in Lyon on October 27, 2008.

The top left stamp is the 2008 EUROPA issue of the French post. The top right stamps are part of a mini-sheet commemorating French lighthouses, which was issued on November 12, 2007. The stamps show the lighthouses in Porquerolles and Chassiron. The stamps have a face value of 54 cent.

The stamp in the bottom left corner is part of the mini-sheet “Bloc Grands projets européens” (Mini-sheet Great European Projects), which was issued on July 1, 2008. The stamp depicts the satellite Galileo, which is intended as a global navigation system that is an alternative to GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia). It has a face value of 55 cent, which is one cent more than the 2007 stamps (did the French post raise the postage by one cent last year?).

Eric, thank you for this beautiful cover!

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