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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.
Other benefits include the availability of a "Packet" for anyone who wants to purchase or sell ship stamps.
Full membership of £17 (UK only) includes receiving Log Book by post, but there is an online membership costing just £12pa.
Full details can be found on our web site at http://www.shipstampsociety.com where you can also join and pay your chosen subscription through Paypal or by cheque.
A free sample of Log Book is available on request.

Baltic Beauty 1926

Baltic Beauty is a two-masted small brigantine sailing ship. The steel hulled boat has wooden superstructure and has a sail area of around 452 square metres. Facilities on the ship include a large kitchen, bar, two toilets with shower and a sauna. The ship can accommodate 20 passengers on multi-day trips, and 58 passengers on day trips. she is now based in home port of Ronneby, Sweden.

History
Baltic Beauty was built in 1926 in the Netherlands. The ship has undergone a few name changes and was formerly known as was formerly Hans Ii, Sven Wilhelm and then Dominique Fredion. The ship was refurbished in 1989.

Cabins
The ship has sleeping accommodation for 20

Ship Summary
Built by: Capello NV, Zwartsluis, the Netherlands
Date Completed: 1926
Gross Tonnage: 68
Length: 40 m (overall length)
Width: 5 m
Passengers: 20
Crew: 5

Central African Republic

ODER KAHN

For the 700th Anniversary of Frankfurt on the Oder. East Germany used one stamp of 20 Pf which shows us the old town of Frankfurt on the Oder seen from the Löweninsel (Lionisland).
In the foreground is an Oder kahn, (barge) which is the general name of a small flat bottomed uncovered watercraft, which is used on inland waterways and protected waters.

The name kahn is one of the oldest documented boat names on the Baltic coast.
The depicted kahn is a one masted vessel which was used on the Oder river first built of wood later of iron. She were used on the river to transport coal to Berlin and Stettin and iron ore to Kosel.
Outboard rudder and on the stamp she has a deckhouse on the stern. The sailing kahns were fitted with leeboards.
The larger type of vessel was decked. The sailing type were used into the 1930.
Crew 2 – 4.
The vessel depict was ca. 46m. long, 5.6m. beam and had side height of 1.9m., loading capacity about 250 ton.

Source: Navicula. Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft.
East Germany 1953 20 Pf. sg E118, scott 403.

PORT OF D'OWENDO

In 1978 Gabon issued one stamp for the Port of D’Owendo, with alongside the quay two general cargo vessels, with a lot of deck cargo under which it looks some containers, it were not real container vessels as given by Stanley Gibbons. Of the two vessels I have not any information and so far I known she are not yet identified.

Owendo is a port city in Gabon, forming a south western suburb of Libreville. It lies at the western end of the Trans-Gabon Railway, and was officially opened in 1988. But the port was already in use when the first section of the Trans Gabon Railway was opened between Owendo and Ndjolé in 1978 when the stamp was issued.

Source: wikipedia.
Gabon 1978 50F sg 650, scott 403.

CUBA COAST GUARD 081

The stamp shows us a Cubanian coastguard vessel with pennant No 081 of which I have not any details, more info welcome.
The inscription on the stamp gives: "Detachment Looking at the Sea".

KONDOR CLASS MINESWEEPER

For the 35th Anniversary of the DDR (1949-1984) the East German Post issued three stamps of which the 20p has a maritime theme, it shows us a navy ship of the East Germany Volksmarine what is given by Navicula that she is one of the Kondor II class minesweepers.

Project 89 Kondor Minesweeper, also known as the Kondor class, was a class of minesweepers designed in the German Democratic Republic which was given the NATO designation of "Condor" There were 3 versions, namely, the prototype unit, Project 89.0; the first version, Project 89.1 (NATO designation: Condor I); and the second version, Project 89.2 (NATO designation: Condor II).
The class depict on the stamp was built as Project 89.2 as minesweepers on the Peenewerft in Wolgast, East Germany between 1971 and 1973 for the Volksmarine of the DDR.
The first built was the WOLGAST and commissioned in 1971, in total 30 were built of this class. After Germany was united most were sold to a foreign country, there are still 12 in active service in 2018.
Displacement 449 ton, dim. 56.7 x 7.76 x 2.22m. (draught).
Powered by two MD 40 diesel engines each 2,490 hp, twin shafts, speed 18 kn.
Range 1,900 mile
Armament: 3 – 25mm Flak 2M-3 (AA) carried 24 mines or 24 depth charges.
Crew 30.

The WOLGAST was commissioned 20 May 1971in the Volksmarine, sold to Indonesia in 1990 and still in service by the Indonesian Navy.

Source: Wikipedia and various other web-sites.
East German 1984 20p sg?, scott2429.

WORLD COMMUNICATION YEAR 1983 (DDR)

East Germany issued in 1983 four stamps for the “World Communication Year1983” of which two stamps have a maritime theme.

The 10p depict the radio station Rugen on Rugen Island in the Baltic, with in the distance stylized ships. The nearest is a cargo vessel (coaster) with two holds, the vessel to the right is also a cargo vessel with four holds, while the vessel on the left looks like a supply vessel but a supply vessel has no masts on the aft-deck, it can also be a small ro-ro vessel.

The 20p shows also a stylized four hold cargo vessel.

East Germany 1983 10p and 20p sg E2488 and E2489, scott 2220/21
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SAN JUAN DE PEURTO RICO (1625)

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SAN JUAN DE PEURTO RICO (1625)

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:07 pm

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This stamp issued by Spain in 1972 is designed after a copper engraving from an atlas by Arnoldus Montanus and shows us a view from the sea of San Juan in Puerto Rico during the 17th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldus_Montanus
The stamp is a reverse of the engraving and the original is in the Central Library in San Juan. Who made the engraving is not known, on the stamp is given 1625 which is possible in that year the Dutch attacked San Juan with a fleet of 17 ships https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_(1625)
Of the vessels and boats depict I have not any information, most probably a Spanish galleon and some smaller boats.

The following web-site has more on the engraving.
Arnold Montanus*; 1625-1683.
Little is known about Montanus, a Jesuit priest and headmaster at the Latin school of Schoonhoven, Netherland except for his publication in 1671 in Amsterdam of his own atlas: "De nieuwe en onbekende wereld". This compilation of extremely decorative maps, concentrated on North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Actually, most of said maps were strongly influenced by the 1630's Blaeu originals.
In turn Montanus was immediately copied by John Ogilby for his own "An accurate description and complete history of America".
Some maps have been re-used by Pieter van der Aa in his "La gallerie agréable du monde" (1729), and even later in the 1760's in the Covens & Mortier's "Nieuwe Atlas".

* Seemingly no relation with Petrus Montanus (Pieter van der Berg), text writer for Jodocus Hondius at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
Porto Rico.

This mid-sized bird's eye view (13 9/16" X 11 1/8") was designed for the 1671 "onbekende wereld" (Unknown World).
It shows the harbour and defenses of the town of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
When Columbus discovered the island in 1493, he named it San Juan Bautista.
Later, Juan Ponce de Leon established its capital city on the north coast, at a beautiful anchorage, a "rich port": (a) Puerto Rico.
In a few years’ time the name of the town was "switched", it became San Juan, and the island became Puerto Rico.
This view of San Juan is actually a mirror image of the harbour, with its main fortress of San Felipe del Morro on a buff at the extremity of the protective peninsula.
Notice the flag flying over the castle in the foreground; it bears the Cross of Burgundy which was the standard colours for Spanish colonies.

http://www.larosedesvents.biz/2274.htm
Spain 1972 5ptas sg 167, scott?
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