Maritime Topics on Stamps

January 2008 Stamps

Norfolk Islands, a set with four stamps, "1st convict settlement". Left "HMS Sirius and Supply off Kingston" and right "Lady Nelson leaving for Tasmania 1807".

Ross Dependency, a set with five stamps and a souvenir sheet with two stamps, "50th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition".
Among them one stamp with a ship, she is the HMNZS "Endeavour".
(HMNZS - Her Majesty New Zealand Ship)
battle ships

Oman, a se-tenant of two stamps "40 Years of Exporting Omani Crude"; crude is heavy fuel oil. On the left stamp we see a tanker, the name of the ship is not readable.

Brasil, a single stamp, "Bicentenario de Nascimento de Teofilo Ottoni", 200 years of the birth of Teofilo Ottoni. Besides his political activities Ottoni founded the Compa˝ia de Comercio y Navegašao do Rio Mucuri (Company of Trade and Navigation of the River Mucuri).
From Mucuri until Santa Clara (current Nanuque) the fluvial navigation was made with steam ships going up the River Mucuri.
river vessel

Romania and Serbia, a joint issue on two souvenir sheets, "Danubian Harbours and Ships".
Right on the Serbian sheet we see left the river vessel "Sirona" and right the "Orsova".

France, a joint issue with Greenland, the polar explorer Charcot with his ship "Pourquoi Pas?" (Why not ?).
You can see the Greenland stamps on our December 2007 page.

Saint Pierre et Miquelon, a single stamp, "Noel", Christmas 2007. Santa Claus came in a boat.

local crafts
Saint Pierre et Miquelon, a souvenir sheet with four stamps "Les bateaux transporteurs de passagers", ships transport passengers.

From left top are depicted: "Le Petit Miquelon", "Le Marguerite H", "L'Ile-aux-Marins" and the "Le Mousse".

man of war
Ascension Islands, a souvenir sheet with four stamps "25th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation". From left top: "RFA Tidespring re-fuelling HMS Antrim", "HSM Dumbarton Castle", "HMS Fearless" and "Atlantic Conveyor". To this sheet belongs another sheet with four airplane stamps.

our ship
Falkland Islands, a set with four stamps for the Centenary of Scouting, "Our Ship October 1937". In 1937 the RRS "Discovery", which was moored in the Falkland Islands, was brought back to the U.K. and given to the Scout Association.

Romania, a joint issue with Serbia, two stamps with the ports of Orsova and Novi Sad. The Serbian stamps are smaller and relative hazy.

Netherlands, two stamps "beautiful Netherlands".
On this stamp of the town Kampen we see a cog.

Croatia, a set with three stamps, lighthouses.
From left "Sv. Ivan na pucini", "Savudrija" and "Porer".

Philippine, a single stamp, "Ozamiz Cotta 1756, 250 Anniversary 2006". We see the castle Misamis, Ozamiz City. The tower is the lighthouse Misamis Point (Ozamis) F2274.

Gibraltar, a souvenir sheet with one stamp,
"Trinity Lighthouse".

France, a coloured souvenir sheet with six stamps "Les Phares", lighthouses.

The upper three towers are "Cap Frehel", "L'Espiguette" and "D'Ar-Men".

The lower three are "Grand Lejon", "Porquerolles" and "Chassiron".


Turkey, a single stamp, 25th anniversary Coast Guard. The former president Kemal AtatŘrk, a patrol vessel and the National flag are depicted.

Israel, a souvenir sheet with six stamps about Noah's Ark.

Among the animals we can recognize the ark in the middle of the upper stamps.

Noah's ark

Navy School
Uruguay, a single stamp "100 Anos Escuela Naval";
centenary of the navy school/college. The ship is the "Capitan Miranda".

Malawi, a souvenir sheet with two stamps "Transportation Ships".

From left we see the "Queen Mary 2" and the "Empress of the Seas".


To show some more stamps and/or whole souvenir-sheets the pictures are high compressed, so accuracy goes down.

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