Archive for the ‘ship’ Tag

#1370 Iceland 22/07/25

This interesting paquebot cover from Iceland was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted onboard of the MS Fridtjof Nansen and delivered via Reykjavík.


#1366 Bulgaria 22/05/16

Neicho has sent this very nice cover from Bulgaria, thank you very much! It was posted in Oryahovo (Оряхово) on May 16 and arrived on May 23, 2022.

The stamps commemorate the ships Bulgarija, Aleko Konstantinov, and Kastor.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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) .

#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

#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

#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

#319 Greenland 10/04/23

My first cover from Greenland was sent to me by Jørn, thank you!

It was posted in Tasiilaq on April 23, and arrived in Graz on May 4, 2010. The attached mini sheet was issued on November 8, 2007. It commemorates the 1934 Greenland expedition of Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936) and Paul-Émile Victor (1907-1995). The middle stamp depicts the expedition’s ship, the Pourquoi-Pas ?.

#273 Lithuania 09/07/31

Leonardas sent me this beautiful cover from Klaipėda, Lithuania, thank you!

The cover commemorates the Tall Ships’ Races 2009, which took place in the Baltic Sea.

The stamp was issued on July 26, 2009, and the special postmark shows the dates July 31 to August 3, when the races took place in Klaipėda.

Romania 2007/01/29

Cover from Romania, posted in Bucharest on January 29, 2007.

The cover is a postal stationery commemorating the 30th anniversary of the maritime museum in Constanţa, which was established in 1969.

The three additional stamps are depicting the minerals agate (a quartz variety of volcanic origin) and fluorite (composed of calcium fluoride).

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