Category Archives: Stamps

2019 Poland Lighthouse Stamp

On 2 August 2019 Poczta Polska issued a stamp to commemorate the National Street race NSZZ SOLIDARNOŚĆ in Kołobrzeg. The stamp shows a stylized view of Kołobrzeg Lighthouse. This lighthouse was destroyed during the Second World War in 1945 and was rebuilt in 1948. There is a viewing gallery located below the lantern that is open to the public during much of the year. This lighthouse has been featured on several Polish stamps.

Kołobrzeg L/H | Sc ?, Mi 5144, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 2 Aug 2019 Kołobrzeg L/H | Sc ?, Mi 5144, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 2 Aug 2019

 

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Japan 2019 Lighthouse Stamp

On 27 September 2019 Japan issued a souvenir sheet containing ten stamps. It is the latest in the “Japanese Night View” series. The second stamp in the top row depicts Tamamo Breakwater Lighthouse located on the end of the breakwater of Takamatsu harbor. This is a really interesting lighthouse in that the tower is clad in lighted glass panels that illuminate and eclipse along with the main light atop the tower. I have never seen a light like this one.

Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019 Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019

 

Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019 Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019

 

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