2016 United States Christmas Seal

This is a Cinderella stamp but is interesting nonetheless. The American Lung Association has been issuing charity seals at Christmastime for many years and here we see one of the latest in the series which was issued in 2016. Like the one issued in 1941 and shown below it features a stylized lighthouse.

United States Christmas Seal 2016 United States Christmas Seal 2016

United States Christmas seal 1941 United States Christmas seal 1941

2016 China Lighthouse Stamps

On 10 Sep 2016 China (PRC) issued this mini sheet to commemorate the Maritime Silk Road. It shows a stylized lighthouse in the margin.

Stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 10 Sep 2016 Stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 10 Sep 2016

On 28 Oct 2016 China issued a second series of Modern Lighthouses. These are especially “modern” as they have been built in the last couple of years as part of China’s claim to the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. All five of the lighthouses shown below are in the Spratly Islands which the Philippines also claims.

Huáyáng Jiāo (Cuarteron Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Huáyáng Jiāo (Cuarteron Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Chìguā Reef Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Chìguā Reef Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Zhubi Jiāo Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Zhubi Jiāo Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Yongshu Jiāo (Fiery Cross Reef, Northwest Investigator Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Yongshu Jiāo (Fiery Cross Reef, Northwest Investigator Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Meijì Jiāo (Mischief Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Meijì Jiāo (Mischief Reef) Lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Minature sheet showing five lighthouses plus one more in the margin | 28 Oct 2016 Minature sheet showing five lighthouses plus one more in the margin | 28 Oct 2016

More lighthouse stamps from the Peoples Republic of China can be viewed here.