31 May 2011

Stamp on Vergi Lighthouse….

Date of Issue : 2 June 2011

Estonia Post will issue postage stamp on 2 June 2011 to commemorate famous Vergi lighthouse. Vergi Lighthouse, which will be 75 in 2011, is a white concrete tower with lantern room and balcony, 10 meters high from the foot. The height of the light from sea level is 11 meters and the visibility of the light is nine miles.


In the late 19th and early 20th century Vergi was one of the biggest fishing villages on the North Estonian coast, particularly known as the best eel fishing place. In the 1920s it served as a wintering place for small ships and it also had a shipbuilding industry. In 1924 an automatic light pyramidal lattice frame light beacon covered with iron plating was put up on a large coastal reef next to Vergi Port. Analogous beacons were erected on several other Estonian islands, such as Prangli and Muhu. In 1936 a reinforced concrete lighthouse ten meters high replaced the rust-eaten structure. During World War II there was no light in the Vergi lighthouse, but it started blinking again in 1945.

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Tamil Nadu

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Permanent Pictorial Postmark – 17 - Mahabalipuram

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Date of Inauguration of PPP - December 31, 1976

Mahabalipuram (derived from Tamil - Mamallapuram) was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favorite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The postmark shows Shore Temple, a structural temple along the Bay of Bengal with the entrance from the western side away from the sea. Recent excavations have revealed new structures here. The temple was reconstructed stone by stone from the sea after being washed away in a cyclone. The modern city of Mahabalipuram was established by the British in 1827.

: Kasinath R.- Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

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: Cdr G. Sriramarao,I.N,(Retd.) - Vishakhapatnam

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