2014 Italy Postal Cancels

Here are two recent postal cancels from Italy which illustrate lighthouses.

Italy 3 Aug 2014

Italy 17 Aug 2014

2014 Estonia Lighthouse Stamps

On 17 Oct 2014 Estonia Post released the latest in it’s series of lighthouse stamps. These two stamps feature the range lights, also known as leading lights for the port of Sõru on the southeast coast of Hiiumaa. These lights were re-built after World War I and completed in 1934. The rear range light is shown on the 0.55 € denomination and the front range light on the 1.30 € denomination.

Sõru rear range light, 17 Oct 2014

Sõru front range light, 17 Oct 2014

Canada 2014 Empress of Ireland

On 28 May 1914 the Royal Mail ship Empress of Ireland collided with the Norwegian coal carrier Storstad. The next day the Empress, having suffered severe damage to her starboard side, sank in the St. Lawrence River with heavy loss of life. A light buoy was placed at the position of her sinking and is represented on the sheet and postal cards shown below which were issued on 29 May 2014 by Canada Post.

Empress of Ireland Light Buoy, 29 May 2014

Empress of Ireland Light Buoy, 29 May 2014

September 2014 Great Britain

On 18 Sep 2014 Royal Mail issued a miniature sheet plus six individual stamps in the “Seaside Architecture” series. One of the stamps features Southwold Lighthouse. The current lighthouse was established in 1890 and was electrified in 1938.

Southwold Lighthouse, 14 Sep 2014

2014 Isle of Man Lighthouse Stamps

Recently, Isle of Man Post Office issued three stamps depicting lighthouses. On 8 Aug 2014 a set of 6 stamps was issued depicting vintage Manx playing cards. Two of these stamps featured Douglas Head Lighthouse on the playing card images.

The third stamps is from another set celebrating the clear, dark skies of the Isle of Man in collaboration with  Dark Sky Discovery and was issued on 1 Sep 2014. There are 4 stamps in this set and the the 230p denomination shows the sky with Langness Lighthouse in the foreground.

Douglas LIghthouse, 8 Aug 2014

Bradda Head Lighthouse and Douglas Lighthouse, 8 Aug 2014

Langness Lighthouse, 1 Sep 2014

2014 German Postal Cancels

Germany continues to be prolific in producing postal cancels featuring lighthouses and buoys. Here are a few of the more recent ones.

Germany, 3 Jul 2014

Germany, 3 Jul 2014

Germany, 3 Jul 2014

Germany, 3 Jul 2014

Germany, 23 Jul 2014

Germany, 1 Sep 2014

Germany, 12 Oct 2014

Germany, 12 Oct 2014

2014 Jersey 350th Anniversary of New Jersey

On 15 September 2014 Jersey Post issued a set of stamps to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the state of New Jersey in the United States. Two of the stamps in the set feature lighthouses. Barnegat Lighthouse is on Long Beach Island, New Jersey and marks the southern approach lanes to New York harbor. Corbière Lighthouse, located on the extreme south-western point of Jersey was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be constructed from concrete.

Barnegat Lighthouse, 15 Sep 2014

Corbiere Lighthouse, 15 Sep 2014

Barnegat Lighthouse, 15 Sep 2014

Corbiere Lighthouse, 15 Sep 2014

Jersey mini sheet, 15 Sep 2014

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