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Maritime Topics on Stamps
February 2010



Uruguay, a souvenir sheet with three stamps about the battle off the Rio de la Plata 1939.
On the stamps the UK ships "Ajax", "Achilles" and "Exeter" are depicted.

On the sheet we see the German "Graf Spee".

Uruguay


Macedonia
Macedonia
Macedonia, a set with two stamps.

We see a river ferry and the bow of a rowboat.


Turkey, a set with five stamps, Transportation.
Among them the ferry "Mavi Marmara".
Turkey


Turkey
Turkey, a set with two stamps.

Two pomposity boats of the sultan are depicted. On the stamps they were named "Saltanat Kayigi".


Ned. Antillen
Ned. Antillen
Dutch Antillen, a set with six stamps, Islands. On the stamp of the island St. Maarten a cruise liner is depicted.

A set with three stamps, centenary Telecommunication 1908 - 2008. On the right stamp we see a radio operator and a vessel in the background.


Uruguay
Uruguay, a souvenir sheet with one stamp,

centenary of the port of Montevideo.

The view of the port in 1909 and 2009 is depicted.


Dutch Antillen, a souvenir sheet with 12 stamps and three cinderellas, Sailingboats 2009.

We see from left top:
merchant man 200 B.C., caravel 1490, nao 1492,
"Constant" 1605, merchant man 1620, "Vasa" 1628,
cutter 1730, bark 1750, schooner 1838,
fullrigger 1884, fishing drifter 1903), junk 1938.

Ned. Antillen


Pitcairn
Pitcairn, a souvenir sheet with six stamps,

Royal Navy Visitors.

There are the HMS "Actaeon" 1837, HMS "Calypso" 1860, HMS "Juno" 1855
HMS "Sutlej" 1864, HMS "Shah" 1878 and HMS "Pelican" 1886.


Malaysia
Malaysia, a set with three stamps, submarine "kapal diraja tunku abdul rahman".

That means his majesty ship "Tunku Abdul Rahman". In 2007 the submarine launched at a French dockyard.


South-Korea, a single stamp, 60th anniversary of the navy corps.
In the background a helicopter-carrier is depicted.
Korea


Ascension
Ascension Island, a set with four stamps, 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.
In this stamp we can recognize the "Beagle", on the other stamps Darwin's animals scrabbel in confusion.


Mocambique
Mocambique
Mocambique, two souvenir sheets with seven stamps together, maritime transportation III.

On the upper sheet there are:
SS "Marthas Vineyard" 1871, SS "America" 1940, SS "Statendam" 1957, SS "Brazil" 1928, SS "Ryndam" 1952, SS "Nieuw Amsterdam" 1938.

On the left sheet on the stamp the "Great Britain" 1843. On the sheet the SS "Great Eastern" 1854 and behind the SS "Catalina" without a date.


Mocambique
Mocambique, two souvenir sheets with seven stamps together, maritime transportation IV.

On the upper sheet there are:
"Warrior" 1859, "Merrimack" 1862, "Dreadnought" 1906, "Lightning" 1877, MEKO frigate 1989, "Yamato" 1937.

On the right sheet on the stamp the "Littorio" 1934 and on the sheet the USS "Virginia" 1974.

Mocambique


Romania
Romania
Romania, a souvenir sheet and a set with two stamps.
On the sheet we have the centenary of the opening ceremony of the port of Constanta (Black Sea).
On the stamps the sail-training vessel "Mircea" and the lighthouse "Regele Caroll" are depicted.


Comores
Comores, a souvenir sheet with one stamp, Bateaux Celebres, famous ships.

On the stamp we see the submarine "Nautilus" of Jules Verne and picture of J-Y. Cousteau. The cruise liner is the "Freedom of the Seas" and left at the bottom the raft of the Medusa.


Comores, a souvenir sheet with one stamp, Celebrites Francaises, French Prominent.

On the stamp we see Charles de Gaulle and the aircraft carrier with the same name.

Comores


Comores
Comores, a souvenir sheet with six stamps and six cindrellas, Bateaux Celebres, famous ships.

From left top there are:
The "Santa Maria", Magellan with the "Victoria", "Queen Mary 2",
Columbus with the "Santa Maria", the "Titanic", Cousteau with his "Calypso",
"Alcyone" (Cousteau's second research vessel), a movie scene of the "Titanic", "Dar Pomorza",
the Queen with the "Queen Mary 2", "Le Redoutable" at Trafalgar and Eric Tabarly with his "Pen Duick".


Dominica,a souvenir sheet with six stamps, 400th Anniversary Henry Hudson's Discovery of Manhattan

Besides pictures and charts we see Hudson's vessel, the "Half Moon" left bottom.

Dominica


Korea
North-Korea, a souvenir sheet with four stamps, lighthouses.

From left top there are:
Bengtskär, Finland; Fanad, Ireland; Cordouan, France and Brandaris, Netherlands.


Lithuania, a new stamp in the lighthous series.
The tower of Liepajas Baka is depicted.
Lithuania


NL
NL
Netherlands, six personalized maritime stamps.
There are a tender and the "Veendam" of the Holland America Line, and to it the lighthouse at Cape Hoorn.
to the left we see a stamp for the Shackleton Nimrod expedition, and two poster of the Holland America Line.


Great Britain, a se-tenant of ten stamps, Smilers, Business & Consumer.

Among them one stamp "Sea" with the bow of a Cunard Liner.

GB


Hongkong
Hongkong China, a set with four stamps, Centenary of Customs and Excise Service.
We see two custom launches.
The left boat is the "Customs 6 Sea Glory".


Eire
Eire
Ireland, one stamp and a small sheet about the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/2009.
On their homebound course the yachts came into the Irish port of Galway.


Åland
Åland
Åland
Åland, a maritime preview to 2010.
Left top MS "Scandia" and MS "Prinsessan", issue 3rd May. Beside a sheet life at the coast, issue 24th March.
Left the stamp with a sailing boat is planned for the 1st March and the picture of the Finnish painter Victor Westerholm for the 1st April.



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


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