Archive for the ‘ships’ Category

#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.

#900 South Georgia 14/12/26

South Georgia 141226Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from his trip to Antarctica, thanks a lot! It was posted at King Edward Point (South Georgia) on December 26, 2014 and arrived on February 16, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .

#848 Congo Republic 14/08/22

Congo 140822My first cover from the Republic of the Congo was sent by Matthew, thank you very much! It was posted in Brazzaville on August 22 and arrived on October 6, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. It was issued on May 30, 1991, and depicts the ship Santa María.

The next stamp depicts the flower Strelitzia reginae. It is part of a set, which was issued on December 23, 1976. The middle stamp (issued May 5, 1980) commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II.

The next stamp is part of the “Flowers” set (issued May 10, 1996) and depicts the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus). The right stamp commemorates the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is part of a stamp set, which was issued on July 30, 1964.

#667 St. Kitts 13/03/25

St Kitts 130325-2Jean Pierre sent me this nice letter from St. Kitts, thank you! It was posted in Basseterre on March 25 and arrived on April 4, 2013.

The 2009 stamp commemorates the 20th anniversary of the ship MV Freewinds cruising the Caribbean.

See also: #657 St. Kitts 13/03/25

#657 St. Kitts 13/03/25

St Kitts 130325Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice aerogram from St. Kitts! It was posted in Basseterre on March 25 and arrived on April 4, 2013.

The left stamp commemorates Queen Elizabeth II.

See also: #556 Cayman Islands 12/03/16

#595 Oman 11/10/03


Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Oman, thank you very much! It was posted on October 3 and arrived on October 10, 2011.

The left stamp depicts a khanjar dagger and the right stamp is part of the set “Omani Vessels”; it depicts a Sambuk.

See also:
#559 Oman 11/10/29
#510 Oman 11/10/29

#594 Japan 12/08/06

Thank you, Dr. Masaki Nomura, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted in Kanda, Tokyo (神田) on August 6 and arrived on  August 9, 2012.

The left stamp was issued on July, 15, 1994. It is an issue of the Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県).

The middle stamp (issued 1974) commemorates the different blood types. The right stamp of 1965 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which was founded in 1865.

See also:
#557 Japan 12/04/08
#342 Japan 10/01/04
#208 Japan 09/10/24

#591 Portugal 12/09/29

Thank you, Vitor, for sending this cover with Azores stamp! It was posted at the post office in Praça dos Restauradores (1250 Lisbon) on September 29 and arrived on October 4, 2012.

The stamp is the EUROPA stamp of the Azores, which was issued on May 9, 2012.

#589 Philippines 12/06/21

Gero sent me this beautiful cover from the Philippines, thank you! It was posted in Lucena City on June 21 and arrived on June 28, 2012.

The attached mini-sheet was issued on November 10, 2011, and commemorates the Day of the Galleon Festival (Día de Galeón), which celebrates the maritime importance of the Manila galleons, which linked the Philippines to Mexico and Spain. More info can be found here.

See also: #575 Philippines 12/03/06

#576 Cayman Islands 12/03/15

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this beautiful letter from the Cayman Islands! The cover was posted on March 15 and arrived on April 10, 2012.

The stamp set was issued on August 31, 2011. It commemorates the Cayman catboats. More info on the stamps can be found here.

See also:
#556 Cayman Islands 12/03/16
#351 Cayman Islands 10/06/16

#527 Åland 11/07/21

John sent me this nice cover from the Åland Islands, thank you very much! It was posted in Mariehamn on July 21 and arrived on July 25, 2011.

The stamps are part of the set “Passenger ferries” and depict the ferries S/S Viking, M/S Alandia, and M/S Apollo. The left stamp was issued on June 1, 2009, and the two right stamps on February 1, 2011.

See also: #488 Åland 11/07/21

#513 Russia 10/10/27

Alexander sent me this nice letter from Russia, thank you! It was posted in Kolomna on October 27, 2010.

The attached stamps are part of the set “50th Anniversary of Nuclear Russian Navy”, which was issued on June 18, 2009. It depicts the nuclear icebreaker “Lenin“.

See also: #459 Russia 10/10/27

#510 Oman 11/10/29

M. sent me this nice cover from Oman, thank you! It was posted in Muscat on October 29 and arrived on November 3, 2011.

The left stamp commemorates the 2nd Asian Beach Games, which were held in Muscat in December 2010. The right stamp is part of the set “Omani Vessels” and depicts a Sambuk.

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