2017 Lithuania Stamp With Ancient “Lighthouse”

On 29 April 2017 Lietuvos Paštas released a set of two stamps featuring ancient castles. One of the stamps shows the 13th century Klaipėda Castle, also called Memel Castle. In the lower center of the stamp we see what is know as a torch beacon or swape. It consists of a basket of burning coals suspended from a pole and marks the channel entrance to a harbor near the castle. The stamp is based on a 17th century drawing of the area. I would say that we have come a long way in aid to navigation technology!

Torch Beacon | Sc ?, Mi 1251, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 29 Apr 2017 Torch Beacon | Sc ?, Mi 1251, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 29 Apr 2017

One response to “2017 Lithuania Stamp With Ancient “Lighthouse”

  1. You’ve released the Lighthouse Stamp of Lithuania that’s wonderful and the information you provided about Lithuania’s Lighthouse Stamp is very important for me
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