Tuesday, September 27, 2011

GERMANY – Postcard from Ruhr, Germany to Braga, Portugal

Postcard with first day cancellation over stamp of 0.55€ from the stamp series ‘German Lighthouses", posted on July, 7 2011.
(A very special thanks to my best friend Igor Adolph)


The special postage stamps with motifs of lighthouses "Arngast" and "Dahmeshöved" are part of the series as "beacons" which draws attention in no particular order to the diversity of German lighthouses.
In about 4.5 km away from South Beach is located in Wilhelmshaven Jadebusen Arngast the lighthouse. Since its commissioning in 1910, this maritime signpost is in continuous operation. The name dates back to the 17th Century by heavy floods destroyed the village Arngast back. Lighthouse keepers are on the tower have long ceased to operate: In the late 1960s displaced technical innovations, the three guards who had succeeded in 14-day shifts on Arngast. The 36-meter-high lighthouse is part of the traffic safety system at the Jade. The white light of the fire has a range of 21.0 nautical miles (approximately 40 km). The Waterways and Shipping Administration Federal operates the tower, which was incorporated in 2003 in the list of cultural monuments / monuments.

Details about the stamp:
Wet adhesive stamps for 55 cents each in a 10-sheet, suitable for the franking of letters up to 20g standard size of individual mark: 35 x 35 mm.

This stamp is a special postage stamp from the series as "beacons".
The motif was designed by Prof. John Graf of Dortmund.

Design: Lighthouse "Arngast". Photo: © Reinhard Scheiblich, Norderstedt. Block of ten border: picture presentation charts, © Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.
Inception: 07 July 2011.

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