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2019 Alderney Lighthouse Stamps

On 30 March 1899, the S.S. Stella struck Les Casquets reef and sank quickly while enroute from Southhamton to Guernsey in dense fog. Many of the 77 passengers and crew perished in the accident. One hundred and twenty years later, on 13 Feb 2019, Alderney issued a set of stamps commemorating this tragedy. The 62p stamp depicts The Needles Lighthouse off the stern of the Stella while the 63p, 94p and souvenir sheet show Les Casquets Lighthouse.

The Needles L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019 The Needles L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019

 

Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019 Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019

 

Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019 Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019

 

The Needles, Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019 The Needles, Les Casquets L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Feb 2019

 

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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

 

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