Iceland Lighthouses Series IV

Today, Iceland Post issued the latest in it’s series of lighthouse stamps. Akranes Lighthouse is featured on the first stamp. This lighthouse is located on Iceland’s west coast. The second stamp depicts Dyrhólaey Lighthouse on the island’s south coast.

Akranes Lighthouse, 11 Sep 2014

Dyrhólaey LH, 11 Sep 2014

USA Lighthouse Stamp – July 2014

On 30 July 2014 the United States Postal Service issued a set of two stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The stamps come in sheets of 12 with each stamp having a current face value of $0.49. One of the stamps depicts the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 Aug 1864. The Battle of Mobile Bay stamp is a reproduction of a painting by Julian Oliver Davidson, published ca. 1886 by Louis Prang & Co. To the right of  Fort Morgan Mobile Point lighthouse is visible. The lighthouse was severely damaged by gunfire and was later rebuilt. There is an interesting article about the lighthouse here.

Mobile Point Lighthouse, 30 Jul 2014

2014 Cancels from Italy and Spain

These three recent cancels from Italy and Spain feature lighthouses.

Italy, 18 May 2014

Italy, 18 May 2014

Spain, 30 Apr 2014

2014 Republic of China (Taiwan) Lighthouse Stamps

On 6 March 2014 Chungwa Post issued a set of 4 lighthouse stamps in a continuation of the series begun in July 2010.

Fangyuan Lighthouse, 6 Mar 2014

Fangyuan Lighthouse was built in 1983 and is located on the north side of Fangyuan on the west-central coast of Taiwan.

Chamu Yu Lighthouse, 6 Mar 2014

Chamu Yu Lighthouse is located on Chamu Island off the west-central coast of Taiwan and is accessible only by boat. The structure, built in 1913, was heavily damaged during World War II  and was rebuilt in 1948.

Lanyu Lighthouse, 6 Mar 2014

Lanyu Lighthouse at 216 meters has the highest elevation of any lighthouse in Taiwan. Lanyu Island (Orchard Island) is located about 40 miles east of the southern tip of Taiwan. The lighthouse was built in 1982.

Sandiaojiao Lighthouse, 6 Mar 2014

Sandiaojiao Lighthouse built in 1935 marks the eastern most point of Taiwan.

2014 Croatia Lighthouse Stamps

On 30 May 2014 Croatia’s Hrvatska pošta issued another set of stamps in the lighthouse series. The stamps were issued in 10 stamp sheetlets.

Palagruža Lighthouse, 30 May 2014

Palagruža Lighthouse is located on Great Palagruža Island. It was built in 1875 and is the largest lighthouse in the eastern Adriatic.

Struga Lighthouse, 30 May 2014

Struga Lighthouse is located on Lastovo Island and was built in 1839. It was automated in the 1920′s and the building was restored in 2002 to include four tourist apartments. The same family has cared for this lighthouse for more than a century.

Sušac Lighthouse, 30 May 2014

Sušac Lighthouse, built in 1878, is named for island on which it stands. Like Struga, it also contains tourist accommodations.  

UK Coin Commemorating the Anniversary of Trinity House

This coin was recently issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Trinity House. Trinity House was granted a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514. One of the functions of the organization is to provide aids to navigation for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. The coin features a lighthouse lens.

Trinity House 2 pound coin, 2014

Faroe Islands Lighthouses

On 28 April 2014 Posta Faroe Islands issued a set of 3 stamps depicting lighthouses.

Akraberg Lt, 28 Apr 2014

Akraberg Lighthouse

Dimun Lt, 28 Apr 2014

Dimun Lighthouse

Toftir Lt, 28 Apr 2014

Toftir Lighthouse

Montenegro 2012

These two stamps were issued by Montenegro on 6 Jul 2012 but due to a lack of decent images they are just being posted here now. The first stamp shows Volujica lighthouse which is located near the end of the peninsula to the south of the port of Bar. It currently doesn’t look much like the image on the stamp as it is painted in black and white horizontal bands. It can just be seen to the right of the storage tanks in this photo. The second stamp shows Verige lighthouse which also goes by the name of Rt Turski and is located at the northern entrance of the Verige strait.

Volujica L/H, 6 Jul 2012

Verige L/H, 6 Jul 2012

Italy 2013 La Rotonda della Madonna Lt

La Rotonda della Madonna Lt is just visible at the upper part of the stamp and pictoral cancel shown below. As indicated by the date on the cancel, the stamp was issued on 16 Nov 2013.

La Rotonda della Madonna Lighthouse, 16 Nov 2013

Italy, La Rotonda della Madonna Lt, 16 Nov 2013

2013 German pictorial cancels

This gallery shows 8 pictorial cancels from Germany that were recently added.