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2018 Sweden Lighthouse Stamps

On Jan 4 2018 Postnord issued this very nice set of lighthouse stamps. I apologize for taking so long to post these images. I ordered the set from Postnord but for some reason they never shipped them. The first two stamps are individual perforated stamps from the large sheet show below. Långe Jan, or Tall John lighthouse is Sweden’s tallest lighthouse an is located in the Baltic Sea on the south end of Öland. Vinga Lighthouse is located on the island of the same name in the archipelago near Gothenburg. 

The remaining five stamps are self-adhesive stamps and are available in booklets  of 10 stamps. Falsterbro Lighthouse was built to mark the hazardous route near Falsterbro headland. Pite-Rönnskär Lighthouse was built in 1905 and is located on its namesake island. När Lighthouse is located on Gotland Island and dates to 1872. Örskär Lighthouse is located at the southern end of the Gulf of Bothnia north of Stockholm and was one of the first lighthouses built in Sweden.

Långe Jan L/H | Sc 2814, Mi 3207, SG ?, Yt 3190, WADP SE006.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Långe Jan L/H | Sc 2814, Mi 3207, SG ?, Yt 3190, WADP SE006.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Vinga L/H | Sc 2813, Mi 3213, SG ?, Yt 3184, WADP SE007.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Vinga L/H | Sc 2813, Mi 3213, SG ?, Yt 3184, WADP SE007.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Falsterbro L/H | Sc 2815a, Mi 3208, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE008.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Falsterbro L/H | Sc 2815a, Mi 3208, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE008.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Pite-Rönnskär L/H | Sc 2815b, Mi 3209, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE009.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Pite-Rönnskär L/H | Sc 2815b, Mi 3209, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE009.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Vinga L/H | Sc 2815c, Mi 3210, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE010.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Vinga L/H | Sc 2815c, Mi 3210, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE010.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

När L/H | Sc 2815d, Mi 3211, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE011.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union När L/H | Sc 2815d, Mi 3211, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE011.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Örskär L/H | Sc 2815e, Mi 3212, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE012.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union Örskär L/H | Sc 2815e, Mi 3212, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP SE012.18 | 4 Jan 2018 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Vinga L/H | Sc 2813, Mi 3213KB, SG ?, Yt ? | 4 Jan 2018 Vinga L/H | Sc ?, Mi 3213KB, SG ?, Yt ? | 4 Jan 2018

Långe Jan L/H (at margin) | 4 Jan 2018 Långe Jan L/H (at margin) | 4 Jan 2018

See more lighthouse stamps from Sweden here

New Swedish Souvenir Sheet

On 21 Mar 2012 Sweden issued this souvenir sheet. The stamp in the lower left of the sheet shows the lighthouse maintenance boat Arkö 833 in the vicinity of Häradskär Lighthouse several nautical miles off the coast of Östergötland in southeastern Sweden. The lighthouse consists of an iron tower supported by a pipe. Inside the tower is a spiral staircase leading up to the lantern. It is called a Heidenstam lighthouse after the designer, and is a type of lighthouse that can be quickly raised on hard-to-access islands. This type of lighthouse is common on the coast of Sweden. Thanks to Jaap for providing the image.

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