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United States Lighthouse Pictorial Postmarks 2017

The United States Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A listing of the current pictorials is located in the Postal Bulletin issued twice monthly. The Bulletin contains a great deal of information, including new stamp issues and information about how to obtain the pictorial postmarks.

In August of 2017 four such postmarks were produced for the American Philatelic Society show in Richmond, Virginia. One postmark was issued for each day of the show which ran from August 3rd through August 6th. As part of each postmark is included the show’s logo which features a lighthouse.

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

2016 Latvia Lighthouse Stamp

On 7 October 2016 Latvijas Pasts issued the latest in their annual series commemorating Latvian Lighthouses. This issue features Ovīšu Lighthouse (Cape Ovīšu Lighthouse). This is the oldest active lighthouse in Latvia and is located on the entrance of the Irbe strait between Latvia and Estonia. The second image shows the stamps first day cover with postmark.

Ovīšu L/H | Sc ?, Mi 993, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Oct 2016 Ovīšu L/H | Sc ?, Mi 993, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Oct 2016

Ovīšu Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 07 Oct 2016 Ovīšu Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 07 Oct 2016

View other lighthouse stamps from Latvia here