SHIPS ON STAMPS UNIT
ATA

Watercraft Philately

Official Journal of the Ships on Stamps Unit

of the American Topical Association

July-August 1998 Vol. 45, No.1

Feature Article
1 Naval exercise "Ocean Wave" by Piet Snijers
13 The replica of the MATTHEW by Denis Masse

Regular Features

4 View from the Bridge by Myron Molnau
4 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
4 The Ditty Box
4 Crew Changes
5 New Issues
6 Defenders of the Seas and Shores
9 Traveling Near and Far
10 Carriers of the World's Trade
11 Harvesters of the sea and Miscellaneous Craft
12 The Age of Sail

Special Features

2 The Nordic '98 issue

Sept-Oct 1998 Vol. 45, No.2

Feature Article
15 The BUKOBA disaster by D. Rodlie
27 Navigating a nation by E. Slosman
28 Cinderellas for ship stamp collectors by W. A. Coffey

Regular Features

16 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
18 View from the Bridge by Myron Molnau
18 The Ditty Box
19 New Issues
21 Defenders of the Seas and Shores
24 Crew Changes
25 Carriers of the World's Trade

Special Features

24 Greenland's Nordic '98 issue
26 Ferries of Brazil by Sinbad
28 Report from the National Topical Stamp Show by K. Costilow

Nov-Dec 1998 Vol. 45, No.3

Feature Article
29 Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) by L. Rodlie

Regular Features

32 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
32 Membership drive by Myron Molnau
32 The Ditty Box
33 New Issues
35 Defenders of the Seas and Shores
40 Service and Rescue Vessels
40 Traveling Near and Far
41 Ports and Harbors
42 Maritime Mail

Special Features

32 Membership Drive "Towards the Year 2000" by Myron Molnau


Jan-Feb 1999 Vol. 45, No.4

Feature Article
43 SMYRIL by Dan Rodlie
55 Battle of St George's Cay by Ken Barry

Regular Features

46 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
46 View from the Bridge by Myron Molnau
46 The Ditty Box
47 New Issues
50 Fighting Sails

Special Features

44 Sweden's Maritime Heritage set

Mar-Apr 1999 Vol. 45, No.5

Feature Article
57 The last voyage of the East Indiaman GOTHEBORG by Lena Holmgren
69 GRYTVIKEN whaling station and Pesca by Dan Rodlie

Regular Features

60 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
60 View from the Bridge by Myron Molnau
60 The Ditty Box
61 New Issues
62 Crew Changes
63 Carriers of the world's trade
67 Traveling near and far

Special Features

58 GONDWANA, Greenpeace research ship
66 Madagascar sheet of disasters
68 MAGGA DAN 's checkered history
70 Updates on the whaling fleet, HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN, R2 and R3

May-June 1999 Vol. 45, No.6

Feature Article
71 A dreamship comes home by Lana Rodlie
83 Fiji's maritime past and present

Regular Features

74 Editor's comments by Dan Rodlie
74 View from the Bridge by Myron Molnau
74 The Ditty Box
75 New Issues
74 Crew Changes
77 Service and rescue vessels
79 Research and exploration vessels
82 Traveling near and far
82 Harvesters of the sea
84 The age of sail

Special Features

72 Old Hungarian sailing ships
77 TITANICS's tugboats
81 The amazing treasure ships of China's Ming Dynasty