In what may be a first in lighthouse history, Finland’s new lighthouse postage stamps actually glow in the dark. Although other countries have previously issued glow in the dark stamps, this is the first set of glowing lighthouse stamps that we have heard of.
The new souvenir sheet contains five non-denominational stamps bearing the words “lookka klass,” which means that each stamp is good for first class mail.
The lighthouses featured on the stamps are Bengtskar, Russaro, Ronnskar, Harmaja. The years that the each lighthouse was built and its height above sea level are shown in the border above the stamps.
A souvenir sheet of Finland’s glow in the dark stamps are available from Lighthouse Depot as item #88910 for $9.95 plus shipping by calling 1-800-758-1444 or at www.LighthouseDepot.com.
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