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Lighthouse Stamps - Bringing the World Closer Together

By Timothy Harrison


It is probably impossible to determine how many lighthouse postage stamps have been issued around the world, but, the numbers have to be in the thousands.

Although stamp collecting is still rated as one of the world’s largest hobbies, the numbers of new people, especially young people, collecting them has been rapidly dwindling. This is shameful, because so much can be learned about the world just from collecting postage stamps, even when you narrow the field down to just lighthouse postage stamps. In fact, I would dare to say that a person can learn more about geography and world history by collecting and researching lighthouse postage stamps than they will ever learn from social media or from most history and geography books.

To give you just a small example of what I’m talking about, we are publishing some information on just a small sampling of lighthouse postage stamps from around the world. Maybe it will encourage you or encourage you to encourage some young person in your life to take up the hobby and put down those hand held devices for a while.

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This story appeared in the Jul/Aug 2015 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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