Category Archives: Buoys

2018 Kyrgyzstan Lighthouse Stamps

On 16 Nov 2018 Kyrgyz Express Post issued this rather stunning set of stamps along with a souvenir sheet, mini sheets and a first day cover featuring the lighthouses of Issyk-Kul Lake. Navigational buoys are also shown on the stamps and sheets.

Issyk-Kul Lake is over 100 miles long and over 37 miles wide at its widest point . While it is located high in the mountains and surrounded by snow covered peaks, it never freezes and is thus navigable year-round. The pictured aids to navigation are typical of those found on the lake. Notice that the souvenir sheet has a map at the bottom portion showing the location of all lighthouses along the lake shore.

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Souvenir sheet | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H with buoys shown in margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul L/H with buoys shown in margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy with additional buoy shown in the margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy with additional buoy shown in the margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Images are courtesy of Kyrgyz Express Post and used with permission.

2016 Ireland Lighthouse Stamps & Booklet Covers

* Updated with new images

On 28 July 2016 An Post issued a booklet containing four different stamps that commemorate the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, the Wild Atlantic Way. Though no lighthouses are pictured on the stamps, the booklet cover features Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point. The light tower, which dates to 1841 was built within the walls of a fort in southwestern Ireland and is also known as Fort Point Lighthouse.

Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yv ? | 28 July 2016 (booklet cover) Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yv ? | 28 July 2016 (booklet cover)

On 6 October An Post issued another set of four values to commemorate Irish Lighthouses/Commissioners of Irish Lights. The stamps area available in a sheet of 16 stamps and in a prestige booklet.

The four stamps are shown below. The first one shows a navigational buoy being serviced. The second one shows Fanad Head Lighthouse. The third shows only the stylized lighthouse and the fourth one Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point. All four feature the stylized lighthouse at the right.

Navigation buoy and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2187, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016 Navigation buoy and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2187, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016

Fanad Head Lightouse and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2188, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016 Fanad Head Lightouse and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2188, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016

Stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2189, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016 Stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2189, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016

Valentia Lightouse at Cromwell Point and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2190, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016 Valentia Lightouse at Cromwell Point and stylized lighthouse | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 2190, WADP ? | 6 Oct 2016

Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yv ? | 6 Oct 2016 (booklet cover) Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yv ? | 6 Oct 2016 (booklet cover)

Ireland sheet of 16 | 6 Oct 2016 Ireland sheet of 16 | 6 Oct 2016