Friday, 24 September 2010

LIGHTHOUSE STAMPS AND POSTCARD FROM UKRAINE

The Ukrainian cover brings a 2007 WWF set of four stamps presenting the White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). Issued on September 20th, 2007 the stamp show the large bird listed in Red List of Threatened Species of Ukraine. The White Pelican is protected in Danube Biosphere Reserve and it is possible to see it on reservoirs near Danube, Dnieper and Dniester rivers, near the coast of Crimea and sometimes on Azov coast.
On 30.10.2009 Ukraine issued a beautiful miniature sheet of six stamps named "Lighthouses of Ukraine".  Each stamp has a face value of 1, 50 UAH and the following lighthouses are presented here: Kyz-Aulskyi, Luparivskyi Front, Yaltynskyi, Vorontsovskyi, Sarych, Berdianskyi Lower.
The Vorontsov Lighthouse is a famous 26m (85ft) round cylindrical tower with red gallery, landmark in the Black Sea in the port of Odessa, Ukraine. The first wood tower was established here in 1862 and named after Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region. In 1888, a new concrete tower was built and blown up later during World War II by the Soviets (1941). The actual light was rebuilt in 1954 and is located at the end of a curving breakwater that protects the southeastern corner of Odessa's harbor.

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