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.
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 September/October issue of Watercraft Philately is now available. Check out the Table of Contents.
Christmas is shown on numerous maritime themed stamps of the world. Here is a sampling that give Christmas Greetings to ship stamp enthusiasts around the world.
Ships on Stamps web site received a Silver in the American Philatelic Society Chapter and Affiliates Web Site competition
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
2014 National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) will be held in St Louis, Missouri, on June 27-29, 2014.
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.
2013 National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) was held in Rochester, New York:
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
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.