2014 Latvia Lighthouse Stamp

This stamp was issued on 12 September 2014 by Latvijas Pasts. It depicts Ainažu Lighthouse which is located on the Gulf of Riga near the town of Ainaži. It was formerly the rear light of a range but the front range light was discontinued, hence the orange vertical stripe on the tower. This is the latest in a series of lighthouse stamps issued by Latvia and the first one since 2010. According to Latvijas Pasts we can expect the next lighthouse issue on 21 August 2015.

Ainažu light, 12 Sep 2014

2014 Tunisia

On 18 Nov 2014 the Tunisian postal authority issued these stamps featuring two old lighthouses that date to the 19th century. R’as Taguerness Lighthouse, located near Djerba, was built in 1895. Sidi Bou Saïd Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Tunisia and dates to 1840. It is located on a hill called Fire Mountain at the north entrance to Tunis Bay. In ancient times, fires were built there to guide vessels into the port of Carthage.

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R'as Taguerness Lighthouse, 18 Nov 2014

Sidi Bou Saïd Lighthouse, 18 Nov 2014

Iceland 2015

The two pictured stamps will be issued by Iceland Postur on 10 September 2015.  Both lighthouses are located on small islands off the Icelandic coast. The first depicts Elliðæy Lighthouse and the other Æðey LIghthouse.

Elliðæy Lighthouse, 10 Sep 2015

Æðey LIghthouse, 10 Sep 2015

Germany Postal Cancels

As shown below, Germany continues to produce very nice postal cancels and meters depicting lighthouses.

Germany 30 May 2014

Germany 2 Aug 2014

Germany Oct 2013

2011 Spanish coin

This Spanish 5 Euro coin features the Tower of Hercules on both sides. The Tower of Hercules or Farum Brigantium as it was formerly known is the only fully preserved Roman lighthouse that is still in use as a navigational beacon. It was built probably in the late 1st century A.D. and marks the entrance of La Coruña harbor in north-western Spain. The structure withstood the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and a major renovation was undertaken shortly thereafter when it’s height was increased. The light was electrified in 1926.

2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules

2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules

2014 Jersey

Jersey Post issued a set of stamps on 9 Oct 2014 to commemorate their oyster fishing industry. One of the stamps in the set depicts the iconic La Corbiere lighthouse.

La Corbiere lighthouse, 9 Oct 2014