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2020 Taiwan Lighthouse Stamps

On 23 Nov 2020, Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post issued a set of five lighthouse stamps. This is the third set in this series that began in 2018. Each of the stamps is available in sheets of 18 and the sheet has an image of the lighthouse at the lower right corner. An example of the sheets is shown here but to see the other three sheets click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Chiutzu Shan L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Chiutzu Shan L/H | 23 Nov 2020

Chiutzu Shan Lighthouse was built as a rear range light for the approach to Keelung harbor but has been inactive since 1991 when the alignment of the channel was changed.

 

Guosheng Kang L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Guosheng Kang L/H | 23 Nov 2020

Guoshen Lighthouse is located northwest of Tianan.

 

Beiding L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Beiding L/H | 23 Nov 2020

Beiding Lighthouse is located on a small island in the Taiwan Strait near the Chinese mainland. Because of it’s location and restricted ability, I have not found a photograph of this light.

 

Hualien L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Hualien L/H | 23 Nov 2020

Hualien Lighthouse is located in the downtown area of the city of the same name. It is another of the rather unremarkable skeleton tower lights celebrated in this series.

 

Taiping Dao L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Taiping Dao L/H | 23 Nov 2020

Taping Dao Lighthouse  is located in the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea between Vietnam and the Philippines and is a very new lighthouse having been built in 2015.

 

Chiutzu Shan L/H | 23 Nov 2020 Chiutzu Shan L/H | 23 Nov 2020

This is a sample of one of the 18-stamp sheets from this set. To see the others, click on the link below.

See more lighthouse stamps from Taiwan here.

Taiwan 2019 Lighthouse Stamps

On 20 Nov 2019 Chunghwa Post followed up on it’s 2018 lighthouse stamp issue with 4 new lighthouse stamps in the same format. The first stamp features the 1900 built Keelung Lighthouse which is located at the west side of the entrance to Keelung Harbor. Next is Tungting Tao Lighthouse which is located on a small island in the Taiwan Strait near mainland China. The third stamp shows an image of Taichung Kang Lighthouse which appears to be located atop a group of grain elevators in Taichung port. The last of the set depicts Tamsui Harbor Lighthouse at the entrance to the Tamsui River on Taiwan’s northwest coast.

Keelung L/H | 20 Nov 2019 Keelung L/H | 20 Nov 2019

 

Dongding L/H | 20 Nov 2019 Dongding L/H | 20 Nov 2019

 

Taichung Kang L/H | 20 Nov 2019 Taichung Kang L/H | 20 Nov 2019

 

Danshui L/H | 20 Nov 2019 Danshui L/H | 20 Nov 2019

 

See more lighthouse stamps from Taiwan here