Sunday, April 14, 2013

more lighthouses

For this week's Sunday Stamps, Canada very conveniently had a lighthouse series of stamps issued in 2007. 
I just wish they hadn't planted the flag on them so prominently. the 'P' means that the stamp is good for the going rate no matter when you use it. in 2007, it was worth 52¢, today it is worth 63¢

here we have the first of the limestone Imperial Towers built on Lake Huron. this one is about 60km south of Southampton with its Chantry Island Lighthouse (previous post)

this red and white striped lighthouse is on Sambro island, Nova Scotia at the entrance to Halifax Harbour. built in 1759 it is the oldest surviving lighthouse in North America.                        

the lighthouse at Cap-des-Rosiers located at the eastern corner of the Gasp√© Peninsula in Quebec is the tallest lighthouse at 112'


one of the two 1908 range lights at Warren Landing, Manitoba at the northern end of Lake Winnipeg are among the most remote lighthouses
there is an upper and lower range light and  you can tell that this one is the upper by the red vertical stripe

14 comments:

  1. I love that information about the 'P' and on how the value has changed over time. :)

    And of course, love the information about all the light houses too!

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  2. I've not seen range lights on stamps before, nice selection of lighthouses, they remind me of the Canadian Flag series, which I loved.

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  3. i havent seen these stamps before, i like the flags in the corner, nice :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing the stamps and the information. I visited Cap des Rosiers three years ago. Beautiful place!

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  5. The red and white stripy lighthouse is cool! I love lighthouses! Nice stamps.

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  6. Thanks for the info on the "P"...I was wondering if I needed to add more postage since January.

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  7. The USA has a similar practice - the "Forever" designation.
    1700's is old for a lighthouse! May it continue on.
    Thanks for joining in this week.

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  8. Although I like the flags, I agree they are a bit prominent.

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  9. This is a great series, so colourful, yes the flags do overpower the lighthouses a bit, but it is still a very nice design.

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  10. great set of stamps! my hubby and I went to Quebec last year and had a great time!

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  11. love the set! i dont even mind the flag...and i have some of these on postcards...I need to find the whole set on stamps now :)
    btw, seems that a number of countries have the practice of issuing such forever or P stamps...can be convenient when prices change and you cant find the right combination of stamps' values

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  12. Oh yes, I think I have received one or two of the stamps!

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  13. Does the P stand for "permanent"? The U.S. now has "forever stamps"....

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