2017 German Lighthouse Stamps

On 8 June 2017 Deutsche Post issued the latest stamps in the lighthouse series. There are again two stamps in this year’s issue. The 0.45 € stamp features the Holtenau Nord Lighthouse which is considered one of the most beautiful of the German coast. Holtenau Nord L/H was completed in 1895 and marks the eastern entrance to the Kiel Canal. The 0.70 € stamp depicts Bremerhaven Unterfeuer Lighthouse which has been called the “Onion Tower” because of the spherical topmark at the summit of the tower. This light was built in 1893 but was moved in 1992 due to shore line erosion and the construction of a new vessel berth that obscured the view of the tower. It now stands just outside the Zoo am Meer.

Holtenau Nord L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Jun 2017 Holtenau Nord L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Jun 2017

Bremerhaven Unterfeuer L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Jun 2017 Bremerhaven Unterfeuer L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8 Jun 2017

2017 Cuba Lighthouse Stamps

On 1 April 2017 Cuba released a set of 4 stamps featuring both birds and lighthouses as shown below.

The first stamp shown shows the Cuban lighthouse Faro Colón. This is the tallest lighthouse in Cuba and is also known as Punta Maternillos lighthous. It is located near the port of Nuevitas on Cuba’s north coast.

Next is Elbow Cay lighthouse in the Bahamas. Elbow Cay light is also known as Elbow Reef Lt., Hope Town Lt. and Great Abaco Lt. It is very distinctive with it’s red and white horizontal bands.

Punta Faragoza Lt, also known as Punta Zaragoza is located on the north shore of Isla Margarita in Venezuela and is another red and white banded lighthouse.

California (or Noordwestpunt) Lighthouse is shown at the bottom, here. It is located near the northern point of Aruba and gets the name California from a ship that wrecked near the site in the 19th century.

Colón L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017 Colón L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017

Elbow Cay L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017 Elbow Cay L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017

Punta Faragoza L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017 Punta Faragoza L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017

California L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017 California L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 1 Apr 2017

View more lightouse stamps from Cuba here