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Dedicated to the study of philatelic material pertaining to watercraft on stamps, to sharing knowledge, to encouraging the growth of the hobby and to supporting the preservation of our maritime heritage.

Bluenose

Collecting ships on stamps is an enjoyable way to vicariously travel the Seven Seas or the smallest lake without investing in the cost of a boat. The Ships on Stamps Unit of the American Topical Association would like to show you the many ways that you too can enjoy this most enjoyable of hobbies. This page will tell you something about ourselves and how to begin sailing the seas in command of your own fleet. Welcome aboard!

The Watercraft Philately Index has been updated through Vol 59 (2012-2013) You can look at the on this page

The January/February issue of Watercraft Philately is now available. Check out the Table of Contents.

Ships on Stamps web site received a Silver in the American Philatelic Society Chapter and Affiliates Web Site competition

The APS held a competion among their various affiliates and chapter this past spring. The Ships on Stamps Unit web site received a Silver. We received high marks for current information about the content of Watercraft Philately but especially for having many illustrations of stamps and stories that appear in the section on New Ship Stamps and Ship Topic Pages. You can see the complete results at http://stamps.org/cac/awards/websiteresults.html

APS Silver award


2014 National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) will be held in St Louis, Missouri, on June 27-29, 2014.

This show will be held in the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. The show, meeting rooms and sleeping accomodations will all be in the same hotel.

For more information check out the ATA website. American Topical Association web page.


2013 National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) was held in Rochester, New York:

The NTSS was held in Rochester and was a great sucess. Attendance was good, both in terms of dealers and the number of participants. A full report of the unit activities is contained in the current issue of Watercraft Philately. The Palmares and show cachets can be found on the  American Topical Association web page.

ATA Handbook 156, Ships on Stamps, has been reprinted and is now available

ATA Handbook 156, Ships on Stamps has been reprinted in a new more easily used format. It is also now available in DVD format. It has been selling well and everyone seems pleased with it.  Read more about it at this link.

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