29 April 2015

Chapman Lighthouse Stamp Issue 29 April 2015

Chapman Lighthouse & Yacht Stamp

On 29 April 2015, the Canvey Island Local Post issued a new single stamp showing the Chapman Sands Lighthouse, Yacht and Seagull from a drawing from a period postcard c.1928. The lighthouse was in operation from 1851 to 1957 and was a feature in many postcards throughout that time. The lighthouse was replaced by an automatic bell buoy which was featured on a CILP miniature stamp in December, 2011.

Chapman Lighthouse & Yacht Stamp 29 April 2015

Heritage Series Postcard & Maxi FDI Card

Also released on the 29 April, a new CILP 'Heritage' Series postcard No.4 'Chapman Lighthouse & Yacht' featuring detail from the stamp. Twelve of these postcards were issued as 'Maxi' First Day Issue cards bearing two Chapman Lighthouse stamps.

First Day Cover

A very Limited Edition of twelve First Day Covers have been released bearing a single stamp cancelled by a circular 'First Day Issue' dater handstamp.

Canvey Island Local Post Chapman Lighthouse First Day Cover
Limited Edition: First Day Cover 29 April 2015

Pre-Paid Stationary Envelopes

Additionally, two new pre-paid envelopes bearing a printed stamp version of the Chapman Lighthouse were released. One for domestic Canvey Island delivery and mail intended for onward transit to the UK mainland, and a second 'Air' envelope for international onward mail.

Buy Canvey Island Local Post Stamps

Canvey Island Local Post Stamps, First Day Covers, Maxi FDI Cards, and Postcards are all issued in limited editions. All CILP philatelic material is obtainable from Alpha Thematics on eBid (subject to availability).