15 July 2011

New stamps on Lighthouses…


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Date of Issue : 7 July 2011

German Post issued 4 stamps in the month of July featuring famous Lighthouses of Germany.

Germany has issued a set of special postage stamps depicting Arngast and Dahmeshoved lighthouses on July 7 2011. This issue is a part of the "Bacon" series which aims to raise awareness of the diversity of German lighthouses.

The Arngast lighthouse is located in about 4.5 km away from South Beach. Since its commissioning in 1910, this maritime signpost is in continuous operation. The 36-meter-high lighthouse is part of the traffic safety system at the Jade. Its white light has a range of 21.0 nautical miles (approximately 40 km). In 2003 the Arngast lighthouse entered the list of Germany's cultural monuments.

The Dahmeshoved lighthouse was built in the years 1878-1879 at the Bay of Lubeck in Schleswig-Holstein and was put into operation in February 1880. The octagonal lighthouse is built of red brick and has a round iron lantern. The building is approx. 29 m of height. Due to its location, a few meters above sea level, this lighthouse has the mounting height with 34 m above sea level. The white light has a range of 23 nautical miles (approx. 43 km). The lighthouse is open for public since 1 January 2003.

Another set of Lighthouses was issued on July 1 featuring the light houses from Norderney and Warnemunde.


Date of Issue : 1 July 2011

: Shrikant Parikh - Ahmedabad

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