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José de Almada Negreiros was commissioned by architect Porfírio Pardal Monteiro to create large murals for two new Lisbon maritime stations: Gare Marítima de Alcântara (mural completed in 1945) and Gare Marítima da Rocha Conde de Óbidos (mural completed in 1948). The multi-paneled murals give insights into art and visual characterization during the New State. Comparing the two projects, as Ellen W. Sapega’s book Consensus and Debate in Salazar’s Portugal discusses, reveals differences in visual interpretation under highly regulated official policy towards the arts. ... negreiros/

One of this murals is depict on a stamp issued by Portugal in 1993, it shows some steam trawlers in the foreground, of which one carried the name TOJO, in the background are more vessel depict under sails. Have not any information on the vessels depict.

The Mural you can see in the Gare Maritime de Alcantara in Lisbon. More on the artist is given by Wikipedia. ... _Negreiros
Portugal 1993 65e sg2317, scott ?



Norfolk Island has issued two stamps and a MS which depict cruise vessel who has visited the island.
One of this vessels is the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.

17 January 2000 laid down.
Built as a cruise vessel under yard No K31 by Chantiers de L’Atlantique, St Nazaire, France for the Prestige Cruise Service (Europe) Ltd. and managed by Radison Seven Seas Cruises, Mata Utu, Wallis & Futuna.
08-September 2000 launched as the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.
Tonnage 48,075 grt, 17,600 net, 4,700 dwt. Dim. 216.0 x 28.84 x 16.15m., length bpp. 187.00, draught 7.20m.
Powered diesel electric by 4 Wärtsilä 12V 38B 12-cyl. diesel engines, 16,600 kW, connected to two Roll Royce Mermaid pods, each 8.5 MW, which power 2 Azimuth pods. Speed 19.5 knots.
Accommodation for 769 passengers maximum. Crew 445.
08 March 2001 delivered to owners.
22 May 2001 christened in Los Angeles.

From May 2001 engaged in cruises around the world.
June 2008 sold to Oceania Cruises Inc., Nassau, Bahamas.
May 2009 management transferred to Prestige Cruise Service.
October 2010 sold to Mariner LLC, Miami, USA, and registered under Bahama flag with homeport Nassau.
October 2015 Management transferred to NCL, Bahamas Ltd.
2018 Same name and owners. IMO No 9210139.

Norfolk Island 2018 $1 sg?, scott?


Mexico issued in 1992 one stamp for the Dia de la Armada (Dag van de Navy) which shows us two stylized warships.

The sailing ship is as it looks topsail schooner rigged, while the vessel in the foreground with the long afterdeck is a modern warship.

Mexico 1992 $1.300 sg 2101, scott 1779.


The stamp shows in the background a “trireme” : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12113&p=16176&hilit=trireme#!lightbox[gallery]/5/

The Bosnia& Herzegovina Post gives the following by the stamp, most is about the Iris and noting about the depicted vessel.

About Myths and Flora 2007 - The Illyrian Iris in Myths

Perunika (Iris) was named after Perun – Slavic God of Thunder. Legend says that perunika would overgrow in the place that was touched by Perun’s lightning.
Many species of Iris grows in Herzegovina and Dalmatia: Iris illyrica, iris croatica, and Iris pseudopallida. Many antiques writers, such as Teofrast, Nicander and Plinius, mention it.

The root of perunika was used in medicine and in agriculture, but its biggest value was in perfumery. According to the Plinius, the odour of perunika was produced only by Greek cities such as Corint, who led in perfume manufacturing and exported it all over the Mediterranean, and Kizik. Hereof testimony many ceramic pots for perfumes – alabastron and aryballos. In the first fase, the perfume was in liquidity, but Corinthians were started to produce fixed perfume (Greek stymma, something like today’s cream). It was more economical for transport and it was prepared for special pots – pikside.
Many pots for perfumes were found in the field of Narona where, in the IV. century B.C, Greeks founded emporium (port) and established market place in the Neretva, on which boats and ships triere – trireme, were sailing.

Plinius Secundus, in his encyclopedia Naturalis historis writes: “Iris laudatissima in Illyrico, et ibi quoque non in maritimis, sed in silvestribus Drilonis et Naronae”. (Perunika from Illyrica is very praised, not those along the shore, but those in the woods along Drim and Neretva).

Bosnia& Herzegovina 2007 3.00KM sg?, scott?


The stamp issued in 1993 by St Pierre et Miquelon shows the people leaving by most probably fishing boats St Pierre et Miquelon after the British captured the island on 14 May 1793 and the people living there were deported. In the background of the stamp, the island is visible, and the people in the first boat are looking for the last time to the island.

The people of the island were deported to Magdalen Island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

St Pierre et Miquelon 1993 5f10 sg 698. Scott 591.
Source: Internet


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Generic term for a long narrow Viking warship; major period 600-1.000 A.D., but were used in Scandinavia as late as the first quarter of the 15th century. Also used on the east coast of England.
At least two types: the SNEKKJA and the SKEID. Although considered unsuitable for ocean voyages, the vessels were reported from Iceland and the Mediterranean.
Designed primarily to be rowed, with a square sail used only under favorable wind conditions.
Double-ended; clinker built usually a low, T-shaped keel; quarter rudder; open low freeboard.
Pulled 50-80 oars, possibly with as 4 men per oar; oars worked through oar ports.
Pole mast housed in a step. Sails hoisted by a halyard; held in position by bowlines and a spar.
Length about 44 meters, but one reported as 60 meter.
The size of the vessel was designated by the number of “rooms” or rowing thwarts.

Ghana 1957 2½d sg182, scott?
Marshall Islands 2005 37c sg?, scott?
Norway 1960 20 ore sg 501 , scott?
Paraquay 1980 4gs sg?, scott1972b
San Marino 1963 4li sg693, scott?
Togo 1968 5f and 30f sg 588 and 591 scott 641 and 644 (The ship in the foreground is a Portuguese galleon.)
Mozambique 2009 175.000 MT sg?, scott? (In margin of sheet)

Source: Copied from Aak to Zumbra, A Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft.

More info you can find on scroll down to The Viking Longboat

The Russian stamp issued in 1974 shows us a Viking ship, the painting was painted by N. Roerich, and given by Wikipedia as “Guest from overseas”.
More info on the Vikings traveling, trading or plundering in Russia is given on
Russia 1974 100R sg?, scott4247.
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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:57 pm

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The city of Roskilde's 1000th anniversary stamp shows us the cathedral of Roskilde's with in the foregrund a Viking longship

Denmark 1998 3k75 sg1135, scott?

This Swedish stamp was issued for the 100th birth anniversary of the Swedish novelist, essayist, poet and biographer Frans G Bengtsson (1894-1954).
On the left is an image of Bengtsson while on the right three longships are depict, most probably to honour his saga novel “Röde Orm” the English title of the book is The Long Ship.

Sweden 1994 6.40 Kr. sg1762, scott2101.
For the millennium of Dublin the Irish post issued a stamp booklet of 28p.
The stamp shows on the left side a "Viking Longship".

Ireland 1988 28p sg?, scott?
Grenadines of Grenada 1996 $6 sgMS2212b scott 1864
Sierra Leone 1996 300le sg 2625, scott 1923c
Iceland 1930 sg159/60 scott?

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Postby Arturo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:00 pm

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Isle of Man 1973, S.G.?, Scott: 27.

Ireland 2007, S.G.?, Scott: ?
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Gabonaise2017;600f. Guinea Equatorial 1975;30c. Summer Isles(Scotland) 5p. Sierra Leone 1998;Le300;SG2906. R.D.Congo 25f.
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