Category Archives: Stamps

2019 Germany Lighthouse Stamp

On 6 June 2019 Deutschen Post issued a new stamp showing Campen Lighthouse (not to be confused with Kampen Lighthouse). This is a new stamp design and hopefully we will see more in this series. Campen L/H is the tallest in Germany and 14th tallest in the world and houses the most powerful of all lighthouse lamps in Germany. The mechanical building on the site houses a working diesel engine that was built in 1906. The lights shown by Campen are very interesting. There is a very narrow beam that shines down the middle of the navigation channel that shows a fixed white light. Narrow sector lights which flash are located on either side of the fixed light to indicated that approaching vessels are off the center line.

Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019 Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019

 

Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019 Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019

 

See more German lighthouse stamps here.

2019 France Lighthouse Stamp

On 6 May 2019 LaPoste issued a stamp featuring Augustin Fresnel the brilliant French engineer and physicist who contributed so much to the efficiency of the lighthouse. Though he only lived 39 years Fresnel accomplished much in the field of optics and while serving as commissioner of lighthouses he proposed that the lens of his design be used in lighthouses. Fresnel lenses are still found in many lighthouses worldwide nearly 200 years after his death.

Unknown L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 6 May 2019 Unknown L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 6 May 2019

 

See more lighthouse stamps from France here.