Thursday, May 04, 2017

0123. Greece - Lighthouse of Alexandria

Greece commemorated the Lighthouse of Alexandria with the release of a 0.50 drachma stamp on 23-Jul-1977 to commemorate the 2300th Death Anniversary of Alexander the Great. 

'Pharos of Alexandria', a tower built in the 3rd century on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt to serve as the port's landmark and later, its Lighthouse.

It was one of the tallest man-made structures in the World for may centuries and was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 

The first Ptolemy (Ptolemy I Stoter) initiated the construction of the lighthouse shortly after the death of Alexander the Great.  The lighthouse was finished during the reign of Second Ptolemy (Ptolemy II Philadelphus).

Monday, April 20, 2015

0122. Gibraltar - Europa Point Lighthouse

Gibraltar Post commemorated Europa Point Lighthouse with the release of a 3d stamp on Mar-1940. 

'Europa Point' is featured on the 3d light blue stamp which was produced in perforations 13, 13½, and 14.  The perforation 13 is also listed in a greenish blue colour.  The view of Europa Point was used again for the 5d red-orange stamp released in 1947.

The detail(s) about the Lighthouse is available in my earlier post(s) #0185 and #0188...

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

0221. South Africa - Lighthouse Miniature Sheet 9-Jun-1988

South African Post commemorated...

1. Pelican Point Lighthouse (16 cents)
2. Green Point Lighthouse (30 cents)
3. Cape Agulhas Lighthouse (40 cents)
4. Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse (50 cents)

with the release of a Miniature Sheet on 9-Jun-1988. 

The detail(s) about the Lighthouse(s) are available in my earlier post(s) #0027, #0087, #0088 and #0089 respectively...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

0220. Barbados - East Point (Ragged Point) Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse also known as Ragged Point Lighthouse is located on a bluff above the sea level on the Atlantic Ocean about 2 kms North-West of East Point, the Easternmost point of the Barbados Island. One of the most picturesque lighthouse of Barbados Island is closed and non-operational.  The keeper's house and light station buildings are abandoned.    

The East Point Lighthouse was commemorated by Barbados Postal Service with the release of a $2.20 stamp on 13-Jun-2013.

Built in the year 1875, the EAST POINT Lighthouse:
  • Tower is CONICAL stone
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Lantern and watch room is painted BLACK
  • Height is 29.5 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is RED
  • LIGHT character is CONTINUOUS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

0219. Iceland - Skarðsfjara Lighthouse

The Skarosfjara Lighthouse is located in the coastline East of Myrar.  The Lighthouse is in a remote area and there may not be any land access.  This Lighthouse was equipped with a 3 meters high octagonal Swedish lantern, a 500 mm dioptical lens and gas-lighting equipment previously used in the Galtarviti Lighthouse.

In 1968, a concrete machine cabin was built close to the lighthouse and fitted with a lighting machine and equipment for the radio beacon.  In the same year, the lighthouse was powered by electricity.  In 1973, the lighthouse was fitted with radar response equipment with GPS correction and automatic meteorological station came in 1993.

In 1994, the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration took over the operation of the beacon.

Iceland Post in its Lighthouse Series - III commemorated the Skarosfjara Lighthouse by releasing a stamp on 12-Sep-2013 and it is valued at Icelandic Krona 300 to Europe 100g.

Built in the year 1959, the SKAROSFJARA Lighthouse:

  • Tower is SQUARE PYRAMIDAL STEEL skeletal
  • Painted RED
  • Height is 22 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 4 (four) FLASHES in a Long-Short-Long-Short pattern every 30 seconds

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

0218. Iceland - Vattarnes Lighthouse

The Vattarnes Lighthouse is located in prominent cape on the south side of the entrance to the Reyoarfjorour, South-East coast of Iceland.  The lantern and the gas equipment of this lighthouse came from Sweden and the lighthouse was fitted with a 500 mm lens.

In 1957, a new lighthouse was built on Vattarnestangi.  The Lighthouse is operational and can be accessed by road.

Iceland Post in its Lighthouse Series - III commemorated the Vattarnes Lighthouse by releasing a stamp on 12-Sep-2013 and it is valued at Icelandic Krona 120 for Domestic 50g.

Built in the year 1912, the VATTARNES Lighthouse:

  • Tower is CYLINDRICAL concrete
  • Painted YELLOW
  • Lantern painted RED
  • Height is 12 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE or RED or GREEN depending on direction
  • LIGHT character is 2 (two) FLASHES every 15 seconds
  • Run on electricity from the power grid while gas was used as an alternative energy source

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

0217. Germany - Brunsbuttel Mole-1 Lighthouse

The Brunsbutter Mole-1 Lighthouse is located in the city of Brunsbutteler city.  It helps as one of the navigation point for vessel traffic on the river Elbe and the entrance to the North Sea-Baltic Canal.  

Brunsbuttel Mole Lighthouse was commemorated by Deutsche Post with the release of 45 Euro Cent stamp on 7-Jul-2005.

Established in the year 1895, the Brunsbutter Mole-1 Lighthouse:
  • Tower is OCTAGONAL cast-iron
  • Tower with lantern and Upper and Lower galleries
  • Tower mounted on an Octagonal stone base
  • Upper 2/3 (above the lower gallery) painted WHITE ; Lower 1/3 painted BLACK
  • Height is 11 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE or GREEN depending on direction
  • LIGHT character is CONTINUOUS

My sincere thanks to Hannes, Germany for sending me the stamp.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

0216. Vietnam - Dai Lanh Lighthouse

Dai Lanh Lighthouse is located in Dai Lanh Cape in the Phu Yen Province in Central Vietnam considered to be a land of great potential for tourism industry.   In 1890, the French built a Lighthouse in the Cape.  It operated until 1945 and resumed operation in 1961.  The Lighthouse was renovated in 1997.  The Lighthouse has 110 wood-made stairs.  This is one of the 45 National Lighthouse(s) in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Post in its "Lighthouse in Vietnam" stampset, commemorated the Dai Lanh Lighthouse with a 6000 dong stamp on 15-May-2013.

Established in the year 1904 (some sources give 1890), the Dai Lanh Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND stone
  • Tower painted WHITE
  • Lantern dome painted BLACK
  • Height is 26.5 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is THREE FLASHES every 15 seconds

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

0215. India - Alleppey Lighthouse Maxim Card (Private)

Alleppey Lighthouse was commemorated with the release of Maxim Card(Private) with the Alleppey (Alappuzha) First day Postmark of 23-Dec-2012. 

The image in the Maxim Card depicts the unpainted Alleppey Lighthouse.

The detail(s) about the Alleppey Lighthouse is available in my earlier post #0191...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

0214. India - Fort Aguada Lighthouse Maxim Card (Private)

Fort Aguada Lighthouse was commemorated in the release of Maxim Card (Private) with the postage stamp released by India Post on 19-Dec-2011 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Goa (where the lighthouse is located) Liberation Day.
The detail(s) about the Fort Aguada Lighthouse is available in my earlier post #0109...