Kunda lighthouse



Date of Issue : March 12, 1998
Designer : Roman Matkiewicz
Denomination : 3 kr 60 s
Perforation : 14:13¾
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (5 x 10)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 790 000
Order Number : 144-01-1998
First Day Cover Number : 1998-5
Eesti Post : Kunda lighthouse
Catalogue EHS : 158
Michel : 322
Scott : 338

Single franking:

  • Inland letters up to 20 g
  • Inland printed matter 50-100 g
  • Estonian lighthouses:

    05.07.1995 - Pakri
    25.09.1996 - Vaindloo
    11.02.1997 - Ruhnu
    12.03.1998 - Kunda
    20.01.1999 - Vilsandi
    25.02.2000 - Ristna and Kõpu
    24.01.2001 - Mohni
    20.02.2002 - Laidunina

    The Kunda lighthouse was built at the Kunda harbour, nearly an exact copy of a previous wooden lighthouse erected there in 1896. The base was made with dressed local limestone, with the board lining and the upper part of the gallery painted white. It stands 18.6 m above sea level and 17 m from the ground. Today the lighthouse is no longer used as a navigationl sign. The location of the lighthouse is 59o31',1 latitude N and 26o32',7 longitude E.

    More Information:

  • Kunda Port History, by Tiiu Raju 1995, Kunda (in estonian)

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