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by ibiscus1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vistafjord
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Vistafjord

I was quite wrong to suggest that Vistafjord appeared on the St Lucia Aerogram of 1992.

Cunard Countess does and Daphne once part of Cunard’s port line fleet as Port Sydney is also shown along with other ships which are identified in the stamp index.

Stewart Wilson
by ibiscus1
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: UNITED NATIONS TRANSPORTATION
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: UNITED NATIONS TRANSPORTATION

I did contact the United Nations in 1997 to get information on the designs and received the Press Release for the issue which reads "The 32-cent se-tenant strip of five stamps illustrate watercraft. Starting on the left, the first stamp depicts a clipper ship, a fast, sail powered, ocean crossi...
by ibiscus1
Sun May 01, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Carmania 1905 (Cunard Line)
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Re: Carmania 1905 (Cunard Line)

I think the stamp shown is RMS Caronia not her sister ship. The inscription on the stamp is SS Caronia
by ibiscus1
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: CLEVELAND USS (LPD-7)
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Re: CLEVELAND USS (LPD-7)

I suggest that the Carnival ship shown on the sheet might be Carnival Legend or Carnival Spirit. Both sail to Tonga from Sydney.

W S Wilson
by ibiscus1
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Carpathia (Cunard Line)
Replies: 7
Views: 4170

Re: Carpathia (Cunard Line)

Hungary issued the commemorative stamp in memory of the Titanic and Dr Arpad Lengyel ship's doctor on the Carpathis the ship which hurried to the aid of the Titanic The main motif on the stamp is Titanic heading towards the iceberg, while the stamp shows parts of the liner, with in the top right cor...
by ibiscus1
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Carpathia (Cunard Line)
Replies: 7
Views: 4170

Re: Carpathia (Cunard Line)

The man shown on the stamp is the American impressionist painter Colin Campbell Cooper (1856 - 1937). He and his wife Emma were passengers on board RMS Carpathia when the transatlantic steamship arrived on the scene of the sunken RMS Titanic. Cooper and Emma assisted in the rescue of the survivors. ...
by ibiscus1
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: CALEDONIA 1840
Replies: 2
Views: 2260

Re: CALEDONIA 1840

Until recently I have gone along with the fate of the Caledonia and Hibernia two ships belonging to Cunard and sold early in 1850 to the Spanish Navy for £35,000 but the new book on Cunard Line by Peter Newall has a different version and I am inclined to go along with that. Here are the extracts fro...
by ibiscus1
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Civetta 1829
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: Civetta 1829

Slovenia in 2002 issued a stamp SG 567 showing Ressell's propellor with a ship in the top corner which may well be a representation of the Civetta of 1829.
by ibiscus1
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4741

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2010

I have to correct the entry. The ship shown on the stamp is of course Queen Elizabeth 2 and not the 2010 Queen Elizabeth. However there is an interesting connection with the 2010 Queen Elizabeth. When the Queen launched the ship in October 2010 she unveiled a portrait of herself commissioned by Cuna...
by ibiscus1
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Lusitania
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

Re: Lusitania

As well as the stamp from Turks and Caicos 1996 SG 1392there is also the stamp also from Turks and Caicos from 1995 SG1361 which shows diving on the Lusitania in a Peress armoured diving suit in 1935.

Stewart Wilson
by ibiscus1
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Unidentified ships on stamps
Topic: Central African Republic and QE2
Replies: 1
Views: 3268

Re: Central African Republic and QE2

At long last I have obtained the 1997 stamp from Central African Republic which in the ATA booklet 156 suggests that the stamp depicts the liner QE2. In fact it does not - the ship shown is the royal yacht Britannia! A disppointment for me as I collect Cunard ships on stamps. However I am still look...
by ibiscus1
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Malta 2012 Port Chalmers
Replies: 2
Views: 6068

Re: Malta 2012 Port Chalmers

I was successful in obtaining from the Malta Philatelic Bureau the sheet of 8 stamps one of which depicted Port Chalmers - a ship of Port Line and managed by Cunard. In 1916 Cunard Line took over Commonwealth & Dominion Line (Port Line). Port Line ships were given the Cunard funnel colours but o...
by ibiscus1
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Malta 2012 Port Chalmers
Replies: 2
Views: 6068

Malta 2012 Port Chalmers

If any member who has bought the complete set of the ships from Malta and has no need for the one showing the ship Port Chalmers I would love to hear from them with a view to purchase.

Stewart Wilson
by ibiscus1
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: BERLIN passenger ship NDL 1925
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Re: BERLIN passenger ship NDL 1925

You will notice on the stamp (Canada SG MS1971) there is an oval immigration stamp of Halifax with the date August 12 1951. At that date I do not think that the liner Berlin would have been in Halifax. From the description of the liner you will notice that in 1946 she was assigned to the USSR and wa...
by ibiscus1
Wed May 02, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Arandora Star
Replies: 2
Views: 5205

Re: Arandora Star

I have the stamp, part of a sheet of six, in my Cunard collection but if on the internet you type Arandora Star Liberia 2000 you will find a seller at $7.95. I suppose that postage will have to be added. Hope that helps.

Stewart Wilson