New pictorial cancellations on lighthouses from Germany

New pictorial cancellations on lighthouses from Germany

On July 7th 2016 two new pictorial postmarks will be issued featuring lighthouses in 23769 FEHMARN, a isle located in the Baltic Sea, and in 25999 KAMPEN on the Isle of Sylt located in the North Sea.

Light House Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light House Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light House Cancellations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie

Lighthouses Postage Stamp By Taiwan Post

Lighthouses Postage Stamp By Taiwan Post

Lighthouses StampsLighthouses Stamps

 

To continue the “Lighthouses Postage Stamps” series, Chunghwa Post will release another set of four stamps, featuring the Fangyuan Lighthouse, the Chamu Yu Lighthouse, the Lanyu Lighthouse, and the Sandiaojiao Lighthouse. The designs follow:

1. Fangyuan Lighthouse (NT$5): Located in Wanggong Fishing Port in Changhua County’s Fanyuan Township, this lighthouse was constructed in 1983 as an octagon-shaped reinforced concrete tower, featuring a black-and-white vertical-striped daymark, with a fourth-order electric light. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 16.6 nautical miles.

2. Chamu Yu Lighthouse (NT$5): Situated in Chamu Island in Penghu, this lighthouse completed construction in 1913. An octagon-shape brick tower, it was demolished during World War II, and repaired in 1948. After the repairs, the lighthouse was installed with a fifth-order acetylene light. In 2000, this lighthouse was given a facelift with a solar panel; its lamp was powered with electric lights. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles.

3. Lanyu Lighthouse (NT$10): This lighthouse sits on the mountaintop on the northwestern tip of Lanyu. It was built in 1982 as a cylinder concrete tower, with a third-order revolving AC light. It has the highest elevation of any lighthouse in Taiwan. The lighthouse has a nominal range of 26.1 nautical miles.

4. Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (NT$25): Situated in Sandiaojiao in Taiwan’s northeastern coastal point, this lighthouse was built in 1935 as a white cylinder concrete tower, with a third-order kerosene incandescent lamp, with a red sector light indicating the bearing of Guishan Island. In 1942, the lighthouse was equipped with a third-order revolving lens light. The nominal range of the white light is 24.5 nautical miles, and the range of the red light is 20 nautical miles.

 

 

Lighthouses on Stamps -Ireland

Lighthouses on Stamps -Ireland

Ireland issued a set of two stamps on Lighthouses on 10 July 1986. The 24 pence stamp shows Kish Lighthouse and aHelicopter and 30 pence stamp shows Fastnet Lighthose.

Lighthouses on Stamps -Ireland-ISG

Oldest and first lighthouses to be built in Asia Fort Aquada

Goa Liberation Stamp depicting Aquada Fort Lighthouse

The Fort Aguada is one of the largest and impressive forts preserved as one of the best known landmarks in Goan history. Its prominence has grown from the fact that its headland on which it is built offers a wonderful site for military architects due to its shielding of the vital sea access from the heart of the Portuguese territory thereby making it an ideal site for seaward as well as landward defense.

One of the distinctive features of the Aguada headlands are the Lighthouses built as early as 1864 thereby marking them as one of the oldest and first lighthouses to be built in Asia. Earlier to this, ships were normally guided by bonfire beacons lit on the Hill of the Pilots above the Immaculate Conception Church at Panjim. The 1st lighthouse initially built served purpose right upto 1976 when it was replaced by a square, modern lighthouse located nearby the walls of the citadel. This one is open to visitors and it makes all the watching more enjoyable due to the scenic views one gets to see when he/she climbs up the spiral staircase with a metal ladder within the lighthouse.

The lighthouse at initial stage is used to emit light once in 7 minutes. In 1834 it was changed to emit light creating eclipse every 30 seconds, however it was abandoned in 1976.

Date Of Cancellation:-19.12.2011.

Goa Liberation Stamp 2011

Pvt Cover – First Lighthouse of Madras Commissioned on 21st November 1976

First  Lighthouse of Madras Commissioned on 21st November 1976

The first lighthouse instead came up on the roof of the Exchange Building (present day Fort Museum) in 1796. Situated at 99 feet above sea level, the beam emanating from the 12 lamps fuelled by coconut oil swept the choppy waters of the sea as far as 25 miles from the shore. Merchants on the ship would exchange signals with the lighthouse and the transactions would later be conducted in the Public Exchange Hall downstairs, a lively meeting point for brokers, merchants and ships’ commanders. This lighthouse functioned until 1841 when the British government erected a 120-ft Doric column in the High Court compound as a replacement that used argand lamps.

Date Of Cancellation:-21.11.2013.First Lighthouse of Madras

Place Of Cancellation:-Fort St. George, Chennai

 

Inaugration of Lighthouse at Kadapakkam on 30th November 2013

Inaugration of Lighthouse at Kadapakkam on 30th November 2013

Date Of Cancellation:-31.11.2013.

Place Of Cancellation:-Kuddapakkam

Lighthouse at Kadapakkam

Lighthouse With Square Lantern Mangalore

Lighthouse With Square Lantern Mangalore

Cancellation from Mangalore of 3rd February 2004

Mangalore Old Port Lighthouse

Mangalore Old Port Lighthouse

Autographed Cover by Head Lightkeeper Mahabalipuram Lighthouse on FDC Lighthouses of India

Autographed by Head Lightkeeper Mahabalipuram Lighthouse on FDC Lighthouses of India

autographed cover

Stamps on Lighthouses -Canada-Haut -Fond Prince Lighthouse

Stamps on Lighthouses -Canada-Haut -Fond Prince Lighthouse

Canada issued a set of stamps on 03 Oct 1985 on Lighthouses.

Haut -Fond Prince  Lighthouse – This lighthouse guides the ships safely through the swift and ever changing currents of the St Lawrence river.

stamp on Haut-Fond Prince Lighthouse-ISG

Stamps on Lighthouses -Canada-Pelee Passage Lighthouse

Stamps on Lighthouses -Canada-Pelee Passage Lighthouse

Canada issued a set of stamps on 03 Oct 1985 on Lighthouses.

Pelee Passage Lighthouse – This lighthouse guides important cargo ships through the shallow passages and raging storms of Lake Erie.

stamps on Pelee Passage Lighthouse -ISG