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GASTON ROULLET painting of Noumea

The stamp issued in New Caledonia in 1993 is designed after a painting made by the French painter Gaston Roullet 1847-1925.

Roullet visited New Caledonia during 1889. The painting shows us some vessels in the Bay of Noumea with in the background Noumea, New Caledonia.

Source: Internet.
New Caledonia 1993 sg?, scott C242.


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?

IC24 yacht class

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IC24 yacht class

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue May 31, 2011 9:27 pm

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For the 40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta the British Virgin Islands issued four stamps in 2011.

15c) The addition of a racecourse specifically for one designs is remembered in the most recent decade.
This stamp features the IC24 fleet, modified J-24’s as this class was designed in the Caribbean and now attracts some of the most talented local sailors.

The following is downloaded from ... -ic24.html

What is an IC24?

Well, it has become the most popular one-design keelboat class in the Caribbean.
The IC24 concept originated in St.Thomas where Chris Rosenberg identified the need for an affordable one-design ‘open cockpit’ keelboat. Hurricane Marilyn had brutally taken out most of the St.Thomas YC racing fleet and keelboat racing had effectively ground to a halt. Yacht club members were literally scratching their heads wondering where to go next.
Colgate 26?
Moore 24?
Chris Rosenberg worked with ace St.Thomian sailor and boat builder Morgan Avery. They decided to come up with a design to convert an old but rugged J24, that had survived the hurricane, into a comfortable five-person, user-friendly ‘inter-club’ keelboat.
This is where the contemporary boat builder shows us his skills. Morgan Avery built the mold that has been used to laminate 38 decks so far. The mold was used to build the St.thomas fleet and then came to Tortola where Chris Spencer of BVI Painters rattled off 12 decks for the BVI fleet. It is now in Puerto Rico Rico (Sept 2007) where Fraito Lugo and his father are halfway through building their fleet of 12 boats.
The build process starts by spending an intense half hour-or-so cutting everything from about 18" aft of the mast out of the donor J/24. Yes folks, that means the kitchen sink too. Now, with perfect access to the interior, renovations to the bulkheads, core and the floorpan supporting the keel can take place. Before the new deck is bonded in place the entire interior is epoxy painted. Now the flange where the new deck is to be bonded in is carefully prepped.
The deck fills the rather large hole you have created exactly, sometimes a cargo strap or two will ensure this is the case. It is bonded in with structural epoxy and a few bulkheads are thrown in-and-around to continue joining the new deck to the old J24. Then the entire ensemble, including the original foredeck that has had its gel coat anti-skid ground away gets sprayed with pearl grey awlgrip and beads. (Click image for larger view)
Why grind the foredeck? Show me a 25 year old J24 that has no soft spots up front! Core repairs are always required in our experience. Additionally you can't beat a professionally applied awlgrip non-skid finish for looks and traction. Your shorts wear out pretty quickly though!
The topsides and the rudder get awlgrip, any colour. Now fit brand new Harken fittings everywhere and rig new halyards, sheets and control lines. You have already spent a few days restoring the mast and boom. They get two coats of epoxy paint, all sheaves rolling and new standing rigging. The stanchion bases are new and custom made.
The boat looks like new. Add some new sails and there you have it, a sexy new IC24, ready for action. We started selling them at $18,500 but the asking price has now climbed to $25,000 minus sails and a race bottom. Each boat built pays a royalty to Chris Rosenberg who holds the patent.
There are 15 boats in St.Thomas, 14 in the BVI, 5 in P.Rico (soon to be 10) and 2 at the BEYC, Virgin Gorda. Chris Rosenberg’s vision is to see healthy IC24 fleets dotted around the Caribbean. The new 'Flying Tiger' will be stiff competition but the BVI, St.Thomas and Puerto Rico fleets are well established.
Sailing an IC24 is not unlike sailing a J24. No surprises there. The big difference is the comfort level. The mainsheet has no track, there is nothing to bang into. The 100% jib is easily winched in on the windward side. The boat is rigged for a spinnaker and they are being used more and more at local regattas. It was always Chris Rosenberg's intention to use the IC24 as an entry-level race boat. You really don't have to be Russell Coutts or Peter Holmberg to do well!
We have our own rules that have been adapted from the J24 rules, we have a class association, a technical committee and measurers. So get on down to the NE Caribbean and see these beauties for yourself! Vistors will always get a ride.
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