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 L/H | Sc ?, Mi BL222, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 10 Sep 2016 Stylized L/H | Sc ?, Mi BL222, 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) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Huáyáng Jiāo (Cuarteron Reef) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016

Chìguā Reef L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 28 Oct 2016 Chìguā Reef L/H | 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.

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