Maritime Topics on Stamps

March / April 2009

Globe Race

Switzerland, a set with three stamps "1959 - 2009 traffic-house".
Among them a stamp with the steamer "Rigi".

Åland, a single stamp with the picture of the authoress Ulla-Lena Lundberg and a barquentine.

TAAF, a single stamp with the motor-vessel "Jeanne d'Arc".
There is a port and a helicopter carrier with the same name.

Sao Tomé e Príncipe, a se-tenant of four stamps "Liverpool Capital Europeia Da Cultura 2008".
Among them these two stamps with the "yellow submarine" of the Beatles and the port with the Albert Docks.

Ross Isl.
Ross Dependency, a set of five stamps "British Antarctic Expedition 1907 - 1909". Thereby one maritime stamp with the expedition-ship "Nimrod".

India, a souvenir-sheet with two stamps and a set with the same stamps "The World Of Brahmos".
Brahmos is a cruise missile, huge on the second stamp. The vessel is the destroyer "Delhi".

Montenegro, a single stamp, 75th anniversary of the sailing ship "Jadran".
In 1933 the ship was built at Hamburg for the Yogoslav navy. Today she sails for Montenegro.


Belgium, a single stamp with an inland navigation craft.


Faroese, a se-tenant of six stamps, "the damned musicians"; among them this rowing boat.

Turkey, a set with two stamps, 75th anniversary of the Republic.
Thereby this stamp, on the right side a ship is cognizable.


2009 we have a Darwin year:
His 200th birthday and 150th anniversary of the evolution-theory.

Left, Portugal a souvenir sheet with one stamp and right, Czech with a single stamp.
Darwin and the research vessel "Beagle" are depicted.

Isle of Man, a set with six stamps, 100 Years of Naval Aviation.
Aircrafts, a helicopter and an aerostat are depicted. On these two stamps we can recognize some navy ships.

Guinea, a souvenir sheet with six stamps, 400th anniversary of Quebec. Left the songstress Celine Dion with the "Titanic", right the discoverer and seaman Jacques Cartier; he built the Fort Charlesbourg near by Québec.

Sao Tomé e Príncipe, a se-tenant of four stamps lighthouses and crabs.

From left we see the towers of Ilha Redonda at Sri Lanka, Cabo Reinga at New Zealand, Hook Head at Ireland and Vieille at France.


Comoros, a se-tenant with six stamps and a souvenir sheet with one stamp, lighthouses and seabirds.

On the se-tenant from left top: Montaza at Egypt, Agulhas at South Africa, Europe Point at Gibraltar, Ilha do Goa at Mocambique, Walvisbay at Namibia and Bweme at Tansania.
On the souvenir sheet we see on the stamp the tower of Lagos, Nigeria (inscription on the stamp, but it is Lagos, Portugal); left beside the stamp the lighthouse of Mouille Point at South Africa.

Netherlands, a flood of maritime personalized stamps. Among them the "Titanic" gets the best sales revenue.

Netherlands, more maritime personalized stamps. Left the cruise ship "Carnival Freedom", in the middle the cruise ship "Prinsendam", right the "Maid of the Mist" in front of the Niagara Falls.

Netherland, more maritime personalized stamps. Left a bill of the Disney Cruise Line, right Holland America Line cruise ship "Ryndam".

Germany, a personalized stamp with sail-training vessel of the German Navy "Gorch Fock".

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

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