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2019 France Lighthouse Stamps #3

The final four stamps in the 2019 France lighthouse stamp booklet are shown below:

Biarritz L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Biarritz L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Biarritz Lighthouse is located at the seaside resort of the same name on the Bay of Biscay just north of the Spanish border. The lighthouse was designed by Augustin-Jean Fresnel, the inventor of the Fresnel lens.

 

Cap Béar L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Cap Béar L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Cap Béar Lighthouse, built in 1905 is located on the Mediterranean coast just north of the Spanish border near Port-Vendres.

 

Cap Camarat L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Cap Camarat L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Moving east along the Mediterranean coast between Toulon and Nice we find Cap Camarat Lighthouse. This lighthouse, built in 1837, is the second highest light in France.

Lavezzi L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Lavezzi L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Leaving the French mainland and moving on to Corsica, Îles Lavessi (Lavezzi) Lighthouse is located on the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia. It has been assisting mariners in these waters since 1874.

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2019 France Lighthouse Stamps #2

Please excuse the delay in getting this posted. There is a lot going on in my life right now. I’ll try to be more  prompt in the future.

The next four stamps in the 2019 booklet are shown below.

Ar-Men L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Ar-Men L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Ar-Men Lighthouse is located on a reef of the coast of France, southwest of the port of Brest. It was very difficult to build due to it’s location in the open sea. It has been the subject of many dramatic photographs during very rough weather when the waves break over the tower. It has withstood the test of time, however, since it was first illuminated in 1881.

Pilier L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Pilier L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Farther south along the coast we find the Île du Pilier Lighthouses located on another offshore island. The inactive original light was built in 1827 and was replaced by the new square tower in 1877

. Chassiron L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Chassiron L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

Chassiron Lighthouse built in 1836 is located on Île d’Oléron near the town of St. Denis d’Oléron on the southern Atlantic coast of France.

Cordouan L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019 Cordouan L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 05 Aug 2019

 

The last stamp on this pane depicts the famous Cordouan Lighthouse which dates from 1611 and is the oldest lighthouse in France. See the final issue of the Philatelic Beacon for more information about this grand lighthouse.

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