Archive for the ‘ships’ Category

#1327 Canada 21/07/0?

Tristan has sent another very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Vancouver in July 2021.

The top stamps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sailing ship Bluenose. The bottom stamp commemorates the 17th prime minister of Canada, John Turner (1929–2020).

#1326 Irland 21/04/28

This very nice cover from Irland was sent by Jutta, thank you very much! It was posted in Lisdoonvarna (Lios Dúin Bhearna) on April 28, 2021. The stamps depict some sailing ships.

#1315 Japan 21/03/12

This very nice first day cover from Japan was sent by Akira, thank you! It was posted in Totsuka (戸塚), Yokohama on March 12 and arrived on March 22, 2021.

The cover and stamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of nautical charts in Japan.

#1309 Germany 21/03/08

Frank has sent this beautiful cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Leinefelde-Worbis on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2021.

The cover commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Norddeutsche Seewarte (North German Naval Observatory, now the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany). The postal stationery and the additional stamps depict the research vessel Atair and the lighthouses in Wangerooge and Brunsbüttel.

#1268 British Virgin Islands 19/12/??

Here is another very nice cover from the Caribbean, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tortola in December and arrived on January 23, 2020. The stamps depict the sugar-apple fruit (Annona squamosa).

There is a ship cachet of the MS Berlin on the cover too.

#1263 Jersey 19/12/16

Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Jersey, thank you very much! It was posted on December 16 and arrrived on December 30, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the European Football Championships, the next stamp commemorates the HMS Royal Sovereign, the right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

#1258 Cayman Islands 20/01/10

Here is another very nice cover from the Cayman Islands, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Watering Place Post Office on Cayman Brac on January 10 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1183 Chad 18/05/08

Here is another very nice cover from Chad, thank you Zhang for sending this one! It was posted in N’Djamena on May 8 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The stamps depict some lions (Panthera leo), a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), and the sailing ship Prince Royal.

Zhang included a postcard too, which depicts the Place de la Nation in N’Djamena.

See also: #1164 Chad 18/05/08

#1129 Poland 17/08/28

This stunning FDC from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you! It was posted in Gdańsk on August 28 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The FDC and mini-sheet were issued on August 5. They commemorate the Tall Ships’ Race 2017, which ended in Szczecin.

#1106 Mauritius 17/03/30

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on March 30 and arrived on April 10, 2017.

#1101 Iceland 17/05/18

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful cover from Iceland, thank you very much! It was posted in Laugar on May 18 and arrived on May 24, 2017.

The mini-sheet was issued on March 27, 2017.

#941 Saint Lucia 15/05/20

St Lucia 150520Jean Pierre has sent this beautiful cover from St. Lucia, thank you very much! It was posted on May 20 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Flags and Ships”, which was issued on September 16, 1996. The stamp depict the 1766 flag of Martinique & St. Lucia and a French brig.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Old and New Views of Saint Lucia”, which was issued on August 10, 1971. The right stamp (issued on July 25, 1994) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in St. Lucia.

#931 Austria 15/03/12

Austria 150312On March 13 I received this cover from Austria’s first and only private post service “stampservice“. The cover was posted in Vienna on March 12, 2015; then handed over to Austrian post, which added an additional postmark and a cancellation “Briefsendung Bar freigemacht” (“postage paid”).

The stamp is part of the set “175 Anniversary of Shipping on Traunsee”, which was issued on August 29, 2014.

 

#902 German Antarctic Station 15/02/01

German Antarctic Station 150201Here is another marvelous cover from Antarctica: It was cancelled at the German Antarctic research station Neumayer III.

The letter was carried by the icebreaker FS Polarstern, where it was cancelled on February 1. On February 2 the cover was cancelled with a “PAQUEBOT” postmark and handed over to the South African postal service in Cape Town. Finally it arrived at my place on February 23, 2015.

The large cachet in the top left corner depicts the Neumayer-Station III, which is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The small cachet below shows the inscription “35. Überwinterung Neumayer III” (35th overwinter survival), the cachet next to it has the inscription “2014 Antarktis 34. Überwinterung” (34th overwinter survival 2014).

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and South Korea. It is a joint issue and was issued on June 6, 2013.

I have sent another cover via Neumayer Station to Radim, which you can see here.

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