Friday, December 2, 2016

SRI LANKA - 2016 (II)

Updated with new Images

No, this is not "that" issue of Lighthouses of Sri Lanka we are waiting for.




Images of the 3 Blocks added







GENERAL INFO:

Code: SRI-2016-02
Release Date: December 02, 2016
Authority: Department of Posts, Sri Lanka
Title: Unseen Sri Lanka
Format: Serie of 12 stamps and 3 Miniature Sheets
Presentation: Sheets of 12 (1 serie)
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Stamp 9 of 12

STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
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Lighthouse: Queen´s Tower. Builded by the Dutchs during their occupation in Sri Lanka, this was a primitive form of lighthouse.

Wikipedia explanation: "... Fire was set at the bottom, wich creates a vacuum forcing air upwards and its light was passed through tower´s chimney-like tube to the top where sailors were able to see light from distance..."

Next, a better view of the tower in the illustration of the Block 2. We can see the door at the base of the tower, where the fire was lit.





Location: Delft (Neduntheevu) Island. North West of Sri Lanka



Stamp 11 of 12


STAMP INFO:
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee - LKR
Facial: 25,00 (LKR)
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Lighthouse: Mannar Island
ALL: F-0884
Location: North of Mannar (Talaimannar) Island. North of Sri Lanka


Thanks Ravi, from Sri Lanka for the images

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