2017 Portugal Lighthouse Stamp

On 8 September 2017 Portugal issued a set of four stamps plus a souvenir sheet to celebrate the selection of Cascais as the 2018 European Youth Capital. Cascais is a suburb of Lisbon and the location of Santa Marta Lighthouse which is featured on the stamp in the souvenir sheet shown below. The light serves both for general navigation and as a front range light. It dates from 1868.

Santa Marta L/H | Sc ?, Mi BL420, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Sep 2017 Santa Marta L/H | Sc ?, Mi BL420, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Sep 2017

Additional lighthouse stamps from Portugal are here

United States Lighthouse Pictorial Postmarks 2017

The United States Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A listing of the current pictorials is located in the Postal Bulletin issued twice monthly. The Bulletin contains a great deal of information, including new stamp issues and information about how to obtain the pictorial postmarks.

In August of 2017 four such postmarks were produced for the American Philatelic Society show in Richmond, Virginia. One postmark was issued for each day of the show which ran from August 3rd through August 6th. As part of each postmark is included the show’s logo which features a lighthouse.

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia