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

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2017 Caribbean Netherlands Lighthouse Stamps

On 3 March 2017 Caribbean Netherlands issued a set of four stamps commemorating the lighthouses of Bonaire. The first stamp features Fort Orange or Kralendijk Lighthouse. The next one shows Seru Bentana Lighthouse. The third Boca Spelonk Lighthouse and the last one depicts Willemstoren Lighthouse.

Fort Oranje L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017 Fort Oranje L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017

Seru Bentana L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017 Seru Bentana L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017

Boca Spelonk L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017 Boca Spelonk L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017

Willemstoren L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017 Willemstoren L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Mar 2017

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