Category Archives: Lighthouses

Guernsey Post & Go Lighthouse Stamps 2017

On 15 Feb 2017 GuernseyPost issued a set of 6 Post & Go stamps (sold by vending machine) featuring lighthouses of the Bailiwick. The lighthouses depicted include: Casquets, Sark (Point Robert), Castle Breakwater, Les Hanois, Brehon Tower and Alderney. Casquets is also pictured on the presentation pack cover.

Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Sark (Point Robert) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Sark (Point Robert) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Castle Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Castle Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Les Hanois L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Les Hanois L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Brehon Tower L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Brehon Tower L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Alderney L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017 Alderney L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 15 Feb 2017

Casquets L/H | 15 Feb 2017 - Presentation Pack cover Casquets L/H | 15 Feb 2017 - Presentation Pack cover

More lighthouse stamps from Guernsey can be viewed here

2017 Russia Lighthouse Stamp

On 7 Feb 2017 Russia issued this souvenir sheet to commemorate the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. At the lower right one of the Rostral columns can be seen. The two columns are located on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg and are lighted on special occasions. A rostral is a type of victory column which date to ancient Greece where prows of captured vessels were mounted on the column.

Rostral column L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Feb 2017 Rostral column L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Feb 2017

Rostral column. Photo by Terry Jednaszewski

Rostral column. Photo by Terry Jednaszewski

 See more Russian lighthouse stamps here