Thursday, August 16, 2012

0168. Germany - Busum Lighthouse PostMark

The Busum Lighthouse is pictured in the Philatelic Temple Square Postmark released by Deutsche Post to commemorate the Participation of the German Postal Philately at the occasion of the 175th anniversary festival from 1 - 8 July 2012 of the North Sea resort Busum Tourism Information Point.

Busum Lighthouse is located on Busum, a fishing and tourist town in Germany.  It is situated on the North Sea coast.  The light guides ships toward Busum in two channels, one from the West and one from the South.  Built in 1912 / 13 from 55 tons of cast-iron plates, it was originally painted BLACK until it received its characteristic RED and WHITE coat in 1952.   The Lighthouse was one of Busum's landmarks.

Established in 1912, the Busum Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND cast-iron
  • Tower Lower half painted WHITE ; Upper half painted RED
  • Lantern painted BLACK
  • Height is 22 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE, RED or GREEN depending on direction
  • LIGHT character is 3 seconds ON ; 3 seconds OFF

My sincere thanks to Wolfgang Beyer from Germany for sending me this German Post Mark of Busum Lighthouse

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