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Submarine Postage Stamps?

In 1916, the German Realm issued two series of stamps featuring stylized lighthouses for use in sending letters from Germany to the United States via submarine. See the article in the March/April 2019 issue of The Philatelic Beacon for more information about these stamps and their use.

Stylized L/H | Sc not listed, Mi 3, SG ?, Yt ? | 1916 | image courtesy of www.GermanStamps.net Stylized L/H | Sc not listed, Mi 3, SG ?, Yt ? | 1916 | image courtesy of www.GermanStamps.net Stylized L/H | Sc not listed, Mi 9, SG ?, Yt ? | 1916 | image courtesy of www.GermanStamps.net Stylized L/H | Sc not listed, Mi 9, SG ?, Yt ? | 1916 | image courtesy of www.GermanStamps.net

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2018 Germany Lighthouse Stamps

On 7 June 2018 Deutsche Post continued the lighthouse stamp series by issuing a set of two stamps. The 0.45€ stamp features Darsser Ort Lighthouse. This lighthouse is located in the former East Germany and is open to the public. Since it’s renovation in 1995 it has become a popular tourist attraction. Wangerooge Lighthouse is shown on the 0.70€ stamp. This lighthouse is located at the northern approach to the port of Wilhelmshaven and houses the vessel traffic control system for the port.

Darßer Ort L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Darßer Ort L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

Darßer Ort L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Darßer Ort L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

Wangerooge L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Wangerooge L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

Wangerooge L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018 Wangerooge L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Jun 2018

See additional lighthouse stamps from Germany here