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2019 France Lighthouse Stamps

On 5 August 2019, La Poste France delighted lighthouse stamp collectors by issuing a booklet of twelve different self-adhesive lighthouse stamps. The booklet cover even showed a stylized lighthouse. Since there are so many different stamps in this issue, they will be described in three separate posts, one for each pane in the booklet.

The first of these stamps features Dunkerque Lighthouse. This is the tallest brick lighthouse in France and is located on France’s northern coast near the Belgian border.

Next is Goury La Hague Lighthouse located on the English Channel near the Channel Islands (Jersey & Guernsey). This light dates from 1837 and provides mariners assistance in navigation the treacherous currents in this area.

The third stamp on this pane shows both the old and new Île Vierge lighthouses the new lighthouse replaced the shorter one in 1902 and is the tallest llighthouse in Europe.

The last lighthouse on this pane is Kéréon Lighthouse. This light is located on a reef southeast of the island of Ouessant.

Stylized L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 | booklet cover Stylized L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 | booklet cover

 

France-2019-01 Booklet pane #1

 

Dunkirk L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Dunkirk L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Goury La Hague L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Goury La Hague L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Ile Vierge, old and new L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Ile Vierge, old and new L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Kéréon L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Kéréon L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

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2019 Russia Lighthouse Stamp

On 13 August 2019 Russia issued a stamp that is very similar to the ones issued in 2005 and 2006. The 2019 stamp depicts Tolbukhin Lighthouse which is located in the Gulf of Finland near Kotlin Island which is the home of Russia’s Baltic fleet. The first lighthouse at this location was ordered by Peter the Great and built in 1719. The current light was built in 1810 and is the oldest active lighthouse in northwestern Russia.

Tolbukhin L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Aug 2019 Tolbukhin L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Aug 2019

 

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