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2019 Germany Lighthouse Stamp

On 6 June 2019 Deutschen Post issued a new stamp showing Campen Lighthouse (not to be confused with Kampen Lighthouse). This is a new stamp design and hopefully we will see more in this series. Campen L/H is the tallest in Germany and 14th tallest in the world and houses the most powerful of all lighthouse lamps in Germany. The mechanical building on the site houses a working diesel engine that was built in 1906. The lights shown by Campen are very interesting. There is a very narrow beam that shines down the middle of the navigation channel that shows a fixed white light. Narrow sector lights which flash are located on either side of the fixed light to indicated that approaching vessels are off the center line.

Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019 Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019

 

Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019 Campen L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 6 Jun 2019

 

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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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