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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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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:16 pm

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Mozambique issued in 2018 a set and a miniature sheet which depict ships, I am not so found of this sets issued by some countries, mostly expensive, badly designed and a waste of money. The design of the CUMBERLAND is made by a person I believe never has seen a real sailing vessel. The masts have not any yards, how the square sails are attached to the missing yards looks strange
All the ships have been depict before on stamps, only the HMS CUMBERLAND did not have a write up on the list, the Royal Navy had eleven ships under the name
CUMBERLAND, not a year when built is given, many can be deduct from this eleven, she carried not spritsails, which was gone in the 19th century, that only two sailing vessels built after 1800 which can be depict the one built in 1807 or the other built in 1842.
Of the first I can’t find any drawing or painting, so most probably the second is depict on the stamp.

She was built as a third rate ship-of-the-line by the Chatham Dockyard, Chatham for the Royal Navy.
09 October 1833 ordered.
April 1836 keel laid down.
21 October 1842 launched as HMS CUMBERLAND.
Tonnage 2,214 ton bm. Dim.180.0ft, length of keel 145.5 ft, beam 54.3ft and depth 22.4ft.
Armament: Lower deck 24 – 32pdrs. guns and 2 – 68pdrs. carronades. Upper deck 26 – 32pdrs, and 2 – 68pdrs carronades. Quarter deck 8 – 32pdrs. Fo’c’sle 4 – 32pdr.Roundhouse deck 4 – 18pdr.
Crew 620.
07 December 1842 completed.

31 August 1850 commissioned under command of Captain Peter Richards as guard ship at Chatham.
07 January 1851 recommissioned under command of Captain George Henry Seymour as flagship of his father Vice-Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour and fitted out at Chatham.
Jan/Feb. 1851 to North America and West Indies, then in 1854 to the Baltic Sea for the Russian Crimean War. She was involved in the Battle of Bomarsund, Finland in August 1854.
27 October 1854 paid off at Chatham.
01 April 1857 at Sheerness under Capt. John Bourmaster Dickson as flagship of Rear-Admiral Provo William Parry Wallis, for the South East Coast of South America.
From 23 August 1858 under command of Capt. Henry Downing Rogers as flagship of Rear-Admiral Stephen Lushington.
05 August 1859 paid off and recommissioned October 1859 under command of Capt. Edward Pellew Halsted as guard ship of the Steam Reserve at Sheerness, were she was stationed till 1869 under diverse Captains. Till she became training ship in the Clyde for the Clyde Industrial Training Ship Foundation in 1870.
17 February 1889 burnt by accident there, where after she was broken up at Rosneath Bay in 1889.

Source: Wikipedia and British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863 by Rif Winfield.
Jamaica 1919 6d sg 98a, scott 95 (she is largest ship on the right of the stamp, the other ships are not identified.)
Mozambique 2018 116.00MT sg?, scott?
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Postby john sefton » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:01 pm

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Identity of ships on the Jamaica stamp.
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