Vilsandi lighthouse



Date of Issue : January 20, 1999
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 : 602 250
Order Number : 162-12-1998
First Day Cover Number : 1999-1
Eesti Post : Vilsandi lighthouse
Michel : 339
Scott : 356

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 Vilsandi lighthouse was built in 1809 on Vilsandi, an island off the western coast of Estonia biggest island, Saaremaa. Flashing lights with a rotating screen brought into motion by a clock mechanism and weights were taken into use in 1817. In 1860, a lighting system with Fresnel's dioptric glass prisms was installed. The Vilsandi lighthouse is situated at 58° 22' N and 21° 48' E.


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