2020 France Lighthouse Stamp Booklet – Part 4

This is the final post about the August 2020 lighthouse stamp booklet from France and details the stamps on the third pane of the booklet.

Cayeux-sur-Mer Lighthouse, like Cap Ferret Lightouse was destroyed during WWII. It was later rebuilt in 1951 and is located near the town of the same name on the north coast of France.

Cayeux-sur-Mer (Brighton) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Cayeux-sur-Mer (Brighton) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

Le Grand Léjon Lighthouse built in 1881 is located on a rock off the coast of Brittany in northwestern France.

Le Grand Léjon L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Le Grand Léjon L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

Créac’h Lighthouse, housing one of the most powerful navigation lights in France was built in 1863 and is located on Île d’Ouessant near the westernmost point of France.

Créac'h L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Créac'h L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

The final stamp in this booklet features Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse built in 1835. It is located at the western approach to the major French port of Brest. It serves as both a landfall lighthouse as well as a rear range light.

Saint-Mathieu L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Saint-Mathieu L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

We certainly hope that La Poste will continue with lighthouse theme stamps and produce another booklet in 2021.

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2020 France Lighthouse Stamp Booklet – Part 3

This post will detail the four lighthouse stamps that are included on the second pane of the August 2020 booklet from France.

La Vieille Lighthouse, built in 1887, is located on a rock about one mile west of another famous French lighthouse, Pointe du Raz Lighthouse. The light is close to the westernmost point of France. La Vieille is also featured on the cover of the booklet

La Vieille L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 La Vieille L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

Pointe de Penmarc’h Lighthouse, also know as Grand Phare d’Eckmühl was built in 1897 and is located at the northwestern limit of the Bay of Biscay. It is not far southeast of La Vieille Lighthouse, mentioned above.

Pointe de Penmarc'h (Grand Phare d'Eckmühl) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Pointe de Penmarc'h (Grand Phare d'Eckmühl) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

Four du Croisic Lighthouse, built in 1822 is distinctive in that it is painted with black and white spiral bands. This lighthouse is located at the approach to the Loire River and is said to be one of the first lighthouse built at sea.

Plateau du Four (Four du Croisic) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Plateau du Four (Four du Croisic) L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

Cap Ferret Lighthouse is a relatively new one having been built in 1949. It is designed to replicate the original one located here and destroyed in 1944 during WWII. 

Cap Ferret L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020 Cap Ferret L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 8/28/2020

 

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