Maritime Topics on Stamps

August Stamps 2015
St. Maarten



China
China
China
China
China, a set of four stamps, Shipbuilding.
Depicted are from left top a LNG-Tanker, a guided missile destroyer, a FPSO vessel (Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel) and a space tracking ship.


Portugal
Portugal, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "Festa da Flor Madeira".
In the port we see ferries and cruise liners.


Åland, a single stamp with the female sailor Mimmi Widbom (1876 - 1962).
She sailed on Åland shipowner Gustav Eriksson's vessels and rounded the Cape Horn 8 times.
Aland


Antigua
Antigua and Barbuda, a set with five stamps, Antigua seasides.
On three stamps we see boats and ships. Left the port of St.Johns, in the middle English Harbour and right a bay at Green Island.


St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Maarten, a se-tenant of four stamps, Cruise Liners.
From left top are depicted "Norwegian Getaway", "Jewel of the Seas", "Freedom of the Seas" and "Royal Princess".


Eire
Ireland, a set with two stamps and a sheet with these stamps, centenary of the sinking of the "Lusitania".
In World War I, 7th May 1915, the "Lusitania" was sunk by a German submarine; 1,200 people lost their lives.


Polynesia
Polynesia
French Polynesia, a souvenir sheet with two stamps, beside the right stamp enlarged.
On the left stamp we see the missionary Henry Nott, right the discovery of the islands in 1765 by the "King Georges"?.


Grenada
Grenada, a sheet with three stamps, World's Largest Cruise Ships.
The "Oasis of the Seas", the "Allure of the Seas" and the "Independence of the Seas" are depicted.


Marshall Islands
Marshall
Marshall Islands, a se-tenant of four stamps, Early European Navigation.
Depicted are the the galleon "Los Reyes", Spain 1568; the frigate "Dolphin", GB 1767; the barque "Scarboruogh", GB 1788 and the brig "Rurick", Russia 1817.


Marshall Islands
Marshall
Marshall Islands, a se-tenant of four stamps, canoes.
Depicted are Pacific Arts Festival Canoe Walap of Enewetak, Large Voyaging Canoe Walap of Jaluit, Racing Canoe Kor Kor, Sailing Canoe Tipnol of Ailuk.


Solomon
Solomon
Solomon Islands, two sheets with together five stamps, Centenary of the Endurance Expedition.
On the left sheet we see "Endurance" under sails, beside Sir Ernest Shackleton, below left Shackleton and Hurley at a camp and right the "Endurance" sinking in the Weddell Sea.
On the right sheet Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton again.


Italy
Italy
Italy, a sheet with four stamps, centenary of World War I.
The below left stamp of the sheet again enlarged. We see a very small submarine with two torpedos on deck (?).


Guinea
Guinea
Guinea Bissau, two souvenir sheets with five stamps, 100th anniversary Battle at the Doggerbank.
On January 24, 1915 a battle at the Doggerbank took place between warships of the German Imperial Navy and the British Royal Navy.
From left top are depicted HMS "New Zealand", Viceadmiral Hipper with SMS "Seydlitz", Viceadmiral Beatty with HMS "Tiger", SMS "Derfflinger" and right HMS "Indomitable with Beatty, below SMS "Moltke".


Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria, two sheets with five stamps, 100th anniversary Battle at the Doggerbank.
Depicted are from left Admiral von Ingenohl with SMS "Graudenz", Beatty with HMS "Southampton", Hipper with SMS "Blücher" and Admiral Goodenough with HMS "New Zealand". Right Hipper with SMS "Blücher" and Beatty with HMS "Princess Royal".
On the stamp in the middle there is no ship name, the picture could have been taken from a painting by Willy Stöver.


Palau
Palau
Palau, two souvenir sheets with together 32 stamps, 70th anniversary VE-Day (Victory in Europe Day) 1945, the evacuation of Dunkirk 1940.

German forces had encircled British and French troops at Dunkirk. The Englishman succeeded to defend the beachhead at Dunkirk, until they had evacuated about 330,000 of about 370,000 of their soldiers. On the the stamps we see the "Little Ships of Dunkirk", with which the transport to England succeeded. On each stamp there is the name of the vessel, boat.


Jersey
Jersey, a sheet with six stamps, Victory and Liberation 1945.
There are two ships on the stamps, the Red Cross vessel SS "Vega" and HMS "Beagle".


Maldives, a sheet with four stamps, 70th Anniversary of the D-Day (Decision Day), the Battle of Normandy.
Depicted are the victors Eisenhower, Montgomery, Bradley and Ramsay, to it a landing craft LCA 1377 (Landing Craft, Assault).
Maldives


Italia
Italy, a set with four stamps, Tourism.
Among this stamp with the island Burano, which is located in the lagoon of Venice.


Guinea Bissau, a sheet with four stamps, great sailing vessels.
Depicted are from left top "Oosterschelde", "Gazela", "Sagres III" and "Christian Radich".
Guinea


Croatia
Croatia
Croatia, a set with four stamps, lighthouses.   The names of the towers are clearly visible to the stamps.


Nevis
Nevis
Nevis, two souvenir sheets with togetherv seven stamps, Lighthouses of England.
Following towers are depicted Roker Pier, Beachy Head, Dungeness, Smeatons Tower, St. Catherine, Flamborough Head and Needles.


Guinea
Guinea
Guinea Bissau, two souvenir sheets with together five stamps, Lighthouses.
Depicted are Point Vicente, California; Portland, Maine; Rochado da Rocha, Minnesota, Oeste Quoddy, Maine; Corrida Luz da Rocha and Ilha Sambo, Nova Scotia.


Germany
Germany
Germany, in this year we have the 150th anniversary of the German Save and Rescue Organization. For this reason, many individual stamps have issued with the lifeboats.
Right another individual stamp with the French frigate "Méduse".


Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany, four individual stamps with the sail training vessel "Gorch Fock" and the frigate "Braunschweig".



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