The Åland Islands are a Swedish-speaking province of Finland in the
Baltic Sea. Åland issued for stamps commemorating lighthouses in
2008. Two of the stamps are engraved and these stamps have a map
showing the location of the lighthouse pictured. The monetary value of
the each stamp is €0.75, and is
not shown on the stamps. Coordinates at the bottom of the stamps also
indicate the location of the lighthouse.
The Kökarsören lighthouse is a trangular building from
1906, situated in the southern Archipelago Sea. It was demolished in
1983, and replaced by a modern lighthouse. The Bogskär lighthouse was
built in 1882 on the southernmost islet of Finland. The lighthouse was
badly damaged in a storm in 1889 and was restored. In 1915 it was
damaged by a german warship and was rebuilt. Telegraph antennas were
added in 1907. A red dot on the map next to the name marks the
location of the lighthouse.