SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.

The editor of Log book will retire this coming August and, unless a new one comes forward, the society will close.
With this in mind, we are not taking in any new members.
This is an unfortunate situation but seemingly unavoidable.

CATHARINA 1862

Her name is given by Navicula as CATHARINA. The stamp is designed after a painting made by L. Petersen and P. Holm.

1862 Built by Dietrich Kremer in Blankenese for the brothers Captain Johannes and Johann Joachim Backhaus.
Launched as CATHARINA. (Not as given KATHARINA VON BLANKENESE)
Tonnage 128 gross, dim?
Rigged as a brigantine.
Homeport Blankenese, Germany.

24 April 1880 with a general cargo she stranded on the bar of Opolo, West Africa, and was wrecked.

The ships painting was made by Peter Christian Holm (1823-1888) who worked in Altona and Hamburg.
The CATHARINA was painted in 1864 when she entered CUXHAVEN on the Elbe River.
She is shown with the Schleswig Holstein flag.

The painting is now in the Altonaer Museum Hamburg.

Source: Navicula.
Paraguay 1977 2g sg?, scott 1764b

BACCHUS RFA (G.B.)

Built in 1914-'15 by William Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow, #229, for the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co., Hong Kong and purchased by the Admiralty while on the stocks on 22 March 1915, launched 10 May 1915.
Stores freighter and distilling ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, displacement:3598 long tons (3656 t) Lbp:89.94m. (295'1") Beam:13.44m. (44'1") Draft:6.30m. (20'8") 2x3 cyl. triple expansion steam engines:? hp. 10 kn. complement:52, callsign:GQKB
On 4 May 1928, BACCHUS was in collision with the Greek cargo ship IOANNIS FALAFOS in the English Channel, 20 nm. south of St. Alban's Head, Dorset. IOANNIS FALAFOS sank in three minutes with the loss of ten of her 22 crew. The survivors were initially rescued by BACCHUS but she was severely damaged at the bows and was abandoned as it was thought that she would sink too. The British cargo ship MANCHESTER COMMERCE took all on board. BACCHUS was later reboarded once it became apparent that she would remain afloat. She was towed into Portland Harbour stern-first by an Admiralty tug. BACCHUS was subsequently repaired and returned to service.
She was renamed BACCHUS II in May 1936 in order to free the name for a new ship. She was sunk as target on 15 November 1938, 10 nm. off Alderney, the Channel Islands, by gunfire from the cruiser HMS DUNEDIN.

(Liberia 2012, $3, StG.?)
Internet.

HEINRICH VON STEPHAN

Germany issued in 1997 one stamp for the 100th Anniversary of the dead of Postmaster Heinrich von Stephan (1831-1897).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_von_Stephan

He introduced the postcard in Germany of which one is depicted on the stamp, it shows us a passenger-cargo vessel, which has not be identified so far I know. It is a very small image and the only thing it looks that her two funnels are yellow which belong to the Hamburg Amerka Line. She has a straight bow so it must be a vessel from around 1900.

German 1997 100 pf sg 2764, scott?

CHRISTIANA, JOMFRUEN and ATLANTIC SUN

Norway issued in 2008 a series of stamp for tourism in the country, two have a maritime theme.

So far I know the small vessels on this stamp of Oslo Harbour with in the background the City Hall have not been identified, in the last Watercraft Philately of Nov/Dec 2018 in an article by Dan Rodlie he gives the names and details of the three vessels on this stamp as, from the left to the right as CHRISTIANIA, JOMFRUEN and the ATLANTIC SUN.

The Oslo City Hall is the political and administrative heart of the city. It has an important place in the history of Norwegian art and architecture and is visited by more than 100,000 guests and tourists every year. Its two towers, best seen from the sea, stand 66 and 63 metres high. The bells on the top of the east tower provide pleasure for many people, as they play tunes every hour on the hour from 7 am to 12 pm each day.

On the stamp of Lyngor Lighthouse, the sail yacht is not identified, maybe one of the readers has a name for the yacht?
In the days of sailing ships, Lyngor was one of the most important harbours on the Skagerrak coast. It is now a popular place for holidays. Narrow, cemented paths, flanked by white picket fences, wind their way over these vehicle-free islands. Boats are the only means of transport in this South Norwegian Venice.
When Lyngor Lighthouse was finished in 1879, householders in Lyngor celebrated the event by putting lights in their windows. It had been touch and go whether the lighthouse would be built. The authorities had not recommended it, but men from the region with money and good contacts in the Storting took action and produced results. Today we call that lobbying!

CHRISTIANIA:
Built as wooden 3 mast fore-and aft schooner (borgåskute) by Paul Grünquist & Co shipyard in Valax, Finland
Launched as HELGA
Tonnage 143 gross, 85 net, 230 dwt, dim. ? x 24.5 x 9.10ft
Auxiliary oil engine hp?
1948 Delivered to owners.

Lloyds Registry 1955/56 gives for the HELGA as owner Gustaf Holmberg, at Borgå, Finland. Most probably he was also the owner when built.
1994 Sold to Norway Yacht Charter A/A, Oslo and renamed CHRISTIANIA (the former name of Oslo) and restored in her original condition.
Tonnage 123 gross, 38 net, dim. 45.70 x 7.45 x 2.61m, (draught), length of hull 33.20m
Sail area 550 square meters. 10 sails.
Auxiliary engine Caterpillar 6-cyl. diesel, 365 hp.
Crew 5-9, day passengers 150.
Used as a passenger sailing ship in the charter business around Oslo Fjord. When not in use moored in front of the Oslo City Hall.
2019 In service.

JOMFRUEN:
Built as a motor cutter BRILLIANT in Hardanger on the west coast of Norway in 1917.
For many years she carried mackerel from ports around Bergen and Stavanger to the fishmarket in Oslo.
On her return voyages from Oslo she hauled cement from Slemmestad outside Oslo to the west coast of Norway. She continued trading mainly along the western Norwegian coastline until 1984.
From 1984 in spring of 1988 she was converted into a passenger sailing vessel and used as a party-ship and for social activities based in Oslo.
Tonnage 49 Gt, 19net, dim. 1970 x 5.30 x 2.60m. (draught)
Accommodation for 65 passengers.
Her name was at one time changed to BLÅVEIS until she was renamed JOMFRUEN in 2000.
2019 Owned by Norway Yacht Charter A/s, Oslo and in active service.

ATLANTIC SUN:
1994 Built as a passenger vessel by the Porsgrunn Maskineringssenter in Porsgrunn, Norway for the Atlantic Boat Ltd. AS, Oslo.
Tonnage 118 grt, 48 net, dim. 24.10 x 6.16 x 1.60m.
Powered by two General Motors engines.
Delivered under the name ATLANTIC SUN.

She has been used in the tourist traffic on the Oslo Fjord.
2019 In service, sane name and owner, IMO No 9068108.

Source: http://www.philatelism.com/details.php?issueid=2295
Otmar Schäuffelen, Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe; Various Norwe-gian Illustrated Shipping registry; http://www.tallship-fan.de/index_e.htm; D. Rodlie. Lloyds Register 1955/56

Norway 2008 7Kr. sg?, scott 1542

CARAVEL UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLUMBUS 1492

Of the many stamps and miniature sheets used for the 500th anniversary that Columbus discovered America, most of this stamps and miniature sheet have almost all the same design, only the miniature sheet issued by the Bahamas in 1990 is quite different.

The image is a woodcut from the book “Liber Chronicarum” of the chronicler Hartmann Schedel (1414-1514).

The book describe the Latin world history from the creation till the year 1493.
The book of 650 pages was printed in 1493 by Anton Koberger in Nürenberg. A German translation made by S. Alt is published in the same year.

The 645 (in a other edition over the 1000) woodcuts were made by Michel Wohlgemut (1437-1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1462-1494).
On the miniature sheet of the Bahamas is depict the building of Noah’s Ark, the part with the Latin text is omitted.

If we pay attention to the following.
Columbus discovered Cuba on 28 October 1492, he returned to Spain were her arrived on 15 March 1493. At that time the chronicle of Hartmann Schedels was already by the printer, so this woodcut can’t represent the vessel of Columbus.
So this image can’t document the journey of Columbus.
The Post of the Bahamas is free to illustrate the life of Columbus with the Ark of Noah, if the image of the Ark is a caravel.

The artist who made this woodcut went into the wrong when he took a caravel as an example for the construction of Noah's Ark, and did not portray the Ark as a square box as most artists from that time portray the Ark.

This woodcut was made in the time of Columbus, while the miniature sheet has the imprint of a “Caravel under construction”. That the picture of the construction of a caravel fits in with the time of Columbus, and is therefore not from the time of the Arch of Noah.

So anyhow a good design of the Bahamas Post.

Source: Translated from Navicula.
Bahamas 1990 $1.50 sgMS 874, scott 692

DORIS

Guyana issued in 2018 two miniature sheets for “Fishing in Guyana”, the fishing boat depict in the border of the MS shows us fishing boats pulled on the beach. The fish most probably you can find in the Guyana waters but the depicted fishing boats have never seen this waters.
She are taken from a painting made by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in 1888 and show “Fishing boats on the beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in South France, the original you can find in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

The fishing boats depict are “doris” of which Aak to Zumbra gives: The French doris was originally carried on board “morutiers and “terreneuviers” and she is till today used for fishing inshore, gathering seaweed, and collecting sand. Locally modified to meet special conditions and type of use.
Some half-decked; others a raised cabin forward. Double tholepins used when rowing. Various rigs employed; ketch, cutter, sloop, spirit, lug, lateen. Now most used an outboard motor or inboard motor, and may be constructed of aluminium and she have a pilot house.

(the depicted boats are made of wood.)
Reported length 3.2 – 7m.; e.g. length 7m, beam 2.2m, depth 1.0m.

Turkey 1990 700li sg3090, scott 2482.
Guyana 2018 $16 and $8.50 sgMS?, scott?
$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]$post_attachment_names[$j]

Amatasi

The full index of our ship stamp archive

Amatasi

Postby shipstamps » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:27 am


Click image to view full size

Canoe. Hull cut from singletree. Raised tapered stern and overhang bow with cutwater. 6 thwarts. Outriger made fromboughs and branches bond together, bound to hll. Woven mating sail is tied to “V” form poles and lashed to thwarts. Steered by a single oar.
Cook Is SG442. SSS Ency
shipstamps
Site Admin
 
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Re: Amatasi

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:17 am

tmp901.jpg
Click image to view full size
tmpF1.jpg
Click image to view full size
The AMATASI is used as a deep sea fishing and travelling canoe that became extinct toward the mid 19-th century.
The canoe was used in the Samoa Islands and Central and Western Pacific.
It was a very fast canoe, and often used to catch dolphins.
Multipiece strakes added to the keel piece, sewn so that stitching showed only on the inside.
The hull was U shaped in cross section, hull deepest near the bow.
Raked concave stem, with gripe at forefoot. Stern elongated terminating in a small notched piece.
Stem and stern were decked, tops decorated with a line of cowrie shells.
Multiple outrigger booms lashed across the gunwales; long float, extended farther forward than aft; float and booms attached by divergent stanchions and lashings.
Balance board opposite outrigger.
Steered with a paddle
The mast was stepped to a raised rim on the bottom of the canoe and lashed to the middle boom, she carried a triangle sail, with a spar along each sides.
The apex of the sail was held back to the stern and during a tack the canoe made, the apex was swing around to the bow. The sail were made from woven pandanus leaves.
Reported length 15 – 30 meters.

Penrhyn Island 1981 1c sg166, scott?. 1984 4c sg338, scott?

Source: Aak to Zumbra, a dictionary of the World’s Watercraft. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-B ... d2-d2.html
aukepalmhof
 
Posts: 5755
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

Re: Amatasi

Postby Arturo » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:22 pm

Amatasi.jpg
Click image to view full size
Amatasi

Penrhyn 1981, S.G.?, Scott: 130.
Arturo
 
Posts: 723
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:11 pm

Re: Amatasi

Postby Anatol » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:35 pm

img0793.jpg
Click image to view full size
img06912.jpg
Click image to view full size
Amatasi
The amatasi was as a plank canoe with the typical flanged edges made like a bonito boat but larger and with three outrigger booms. The amatasi was very fast and was used in catching masimasi (dolphin) which were trolled for with a baited. The fore deck was decorated down the middle line with large white Ovula (marine shells) attached to a row of pegs. This part formed the seat of honor upon which the chief easily sat with safety. Short middle boom with 2 diagonal pieces of timber crossing diagonally from the hull to outer ends of the 2 outrigger booms.Above the crossed diagonals and below the outrigger booms,a number of spaced planks form a platform which reaches to the outer ends of the booms.The float is cut off square behind the attachments to the aft boom,but it does not project far forwards. Having both a prow and stern, these canoes cannot be manoevred without tacking; consequently the outrigger that constitutes their safety is, in using their sail alternately to leeward and windward, and does not, when to leeward, add much to the stability of the canoe. They carry less sail than the canoes of the other natives of Polynesia and to guard against the danger of upsetting, the natives rig a sprit or boom ( suati ) projecting from the opposite side to that on which the outrigger is fitted. The boom is secured with guys to the top of the mast. When the wind blows fresh, some of the men go out upon it and thus balance or counteract the force of the wind. Those on the other side of the canoe are kept ready to go out on the outrigger when that becomes necessary. The mast was stepped to a raised rim on the bottom of the hold and lashed to the middle boom. The triangular sail had a spar along each of the long sides. The apex of the sail was held back to the stern and on a tack, the apex was swung around to the bow. The sail is made of mat; some of these are ten feet high. Wilkes (42, vol. 2, p. 150) states that the longest canoes were 30 to 60 feet in length. They had a deck fore and aft and could carry 10 to 12people. The stamp 32c in the title canoe "amatasi" written "tongiaki"-this is a mistake.
Marshall Islands 1998; 32c; SG968. Marshall Islands 1999; 33c; SG?. Source :/nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-BucSamo-t1-body
Anatol
 
Posts: 599
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:13 pm

Re: Amatasi

Postby Anatol » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:59 pm

img1758.jpg
Click image to view full size
Samoa 1935;4d;SG184.
Anatol
 
Posts: 599
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:13 pm

Re: Amatasi

Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm

va'a alo or va'a-alu-atu_Samoa.jpg
Click image to view full size
The stamp of Western Samoa does not depict a AMATASI but a VA'A ALO see: http://indigenousboats.blogspot.com/201 ... a-alo.html
aukepalmhof
 
Posts: 5755
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

Re: Amatasi

Postby Anatol » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:12 pm

Mr. Aukepalmhof, thank you for the information.
Anatol
 
Posts: 599
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:13 pm


Return to Ship Stamps Collection

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 83 guests

cron