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Posted 11/09/2021   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On June 1, 1995 Japan issued this 80 yen value (Sc #Z161) depicting 'Ashizuri-misaki' (Eng.: Cape Ashizuri) for Kochi prefecture.

From wikipedia, "Cape Ashizuri is a headland at the southernmost tip of the Japanese island of Shikoku...Above the cape is Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse, which started operating in 1914, and two observatories."


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Posted 01/27/2022   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love this topic and learnt a lot about Lighthouse stamps viewing through! Now I would like to add a bit more...

Greece
7 April 1960
World Refugee Year
"Brig in Storm" / designed by A. Tassos

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Posted 01/27/2022   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To any Lighthouse junkies,
there exists a 6 part paper on early lighthouses
I have just downloaded the last part 6
Look forward to reading during the winter months

Ancient Lighthouses - Part 6: Lighthouses After The Pharos
by Ken Trethewey
UK
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Posted 01/28/2022   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you rod222 for nice reading... I think I am one of those lighthouse junkies!

For the image of ancient lighthouse - I am here featuring one from Denmark.

6 June 1960
Denmark
400th Anniversary of Danish Lighthouse Service
design: F. Holmelin / engrave: B. Jacobsen

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Posted 01/30/2022   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like the Lighthouse stamps which are showing some character of light. Signal depicted with triangles on Swedish 1989 stamps are brilliant and this one has additional ink to make the beam in gloss. Subtle, but nicely effective.

New Zealand
7 January 2009
Cape Egmont lighthouse from "Scenic - Lighthouses of New Zealand"

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Among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was the Lighthouse of Alexandria called also the Pharos of Alexandria. This stamp, issued by Congo in 1978, shows map of the near east depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world including the lighthouse of Alexandria:

Here are several stamps show the lighthouse of Alexandria. All stamps from sets show the seven wonders:

Congo, 1978:

Mongolia, 1990:

Cuba, 1997:

Hungary, 1980:

...and the best of all, from Mali 1971 designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon:




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Posted 02/10/2022   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
the best of all, from Mali 1971 designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon:

I agree - that one is the best shape and beams out! I am amazed how many different depiction of the same legendary lighthouse exist.

Here is another set, showing beams nicely and rain and thunderbolt in the distance view.

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Lighthouses
January 2022
The stamp set depicts Poti, Sokhumi, Batumi
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The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of Helios, the Greek personification of the Sun, erected in the city of Rhodes, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes' victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC. Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.

I didn't find any source says the statue was a lighthouse, but since it depicted in many designs as a lighthouse, I decided to post about it here.

Mali, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon - 1971:

Congo PR - 1978:

Cuba - 1997:

Hungary - 1980:

Mongolia - 1990:

Greece - 1947:
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