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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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In 2018 the United Nations (Vienna) issued a set of stamps which show us World Heritage places in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. One stamp shows us “Maritime Greenwich” with in the foreground some tall ships. Behind the vessels is the Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
From Mr. D.J. van Nieuwenhuijzen I got the identification of the vessels depict on the stamp and also most of the info on the ships. It is a little unclear but there are three vessels shown on the stamp.
In the foreground with the blue bulwark and black hull is the Dutch flagged TECLA, the second vessel is the British vessel TECTONA, behind the TECTONA are the sails and the stern visible of the British vessel GRAYHOUND.

The United Nations gives by this stamps: Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. On 15 August 2018, UNPA will issue six stamps and three prestige booklets focusing on UNESCO World Heritage sites of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

The TECLA is also depict on a Bermuda stamp see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9352&p=9571&hilit=graaf+van+limburg#p95

The TECTONA behind the TECLA:
Built in 1928 bij Calicut Shipyard, India as a teak hulled privé jacht.
Designed by Colin Archer.
Gaff Ketch, Gt:72, loa: 24,64, bpp: 19,51m. br:5,49m. h:3,05m.
Baudouin diesel:
The TECTONA was built in Calicut, India as a gaff ketch rigid yacht, in 1929 to take advantage of the exotic hardwoods available, and was then shipped back to England for use as a yacht. Laid up mostly during the WW II war, in the end of the war used as a transport vessel by the British Admiralty in the north of Scotland.
In 1958 recommissioned by Captain Tom Blackwell, and chartered by Alan Villiers in 1962.
Became the Plymouth School of Navigation Sail Training Vessel 1964/1980 and owned by Plymouth City Council who used her for sail training.
Thereafter she was sold to a French owner and owned by a Swiss charity devoted to helping disadvantaged young people she for sail training based in Barcelona, then she was acquired by Dr Roger Crabtree, who sailed her back to England from Marseilles in 2008. Since then TECTONA has offered the enormous benefits of the sail-training experience to people with mental health or rehab problems. Like PEGASUS and MOOSK, she is operated as a sail training vessel by The Island Trust and regularly races competitively in the Tall Ships Races.
2018 In service.

Class: Class B
Rig: Lug rig
Launched: 2012
Flag: British
Length: 20M
Sail Area: 4000Ft²
Home Port: Douarnenez

Replica of: GRAYHOUND 3 masted Cornish Privateer 1776: ... -grayhound

The story of S/V GRAYHOUND – a replica 1776 Cornish Privateer Lugger!
GRAYHOUND was built using traditional methods in Millbrook, Cornwall in 2012. From her Atlantic adventures of 2014 to her sail cargo business of today, the crew of GRAYHOUND have encouraged families and young professionals to sail with them providing a low carbon alternative to traditional cargo transport. They are part of a sailing alliance, TOWT, using the power of wind for low carbon cargo transport, providing a sailing cargo delivery service between France, Portugal and the UK – beer, wine, rum, whiskey, tea and the occasional sofa.
They have a sustainable, innovative and ecological business model that they hope will be the model for future cargo transport. They are keen to take novices sailing, to teach to explain and involve how they work and sail their ship. They offer Channel sailing and ocean passages for the adventurous. For those who want up to 10 days at sea in a watch system. GRAYHOUND sails with five professional crew: Skipper, cook, 2 watch leaders and a deckhand. As guest crew you'll work hard with the professional crew to sail and navigate.
2018 In Service.

United Nations (Vienna) 2018 1.80 Euro sg?, scott?
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