Join the Ship Stamp Society and get 6 issues of LogBook for just £12!

The Ship Stamp Society website has has a facelift. Click HERE to take a look at our new improved website where you can view past Editions of LogBook and subscribe to get full access to future editions for just £12 per year!


Ship Stamp Society

The History of ancient ships and boats

The full index of our ship stamp archive

The History of ancient ships and boats

Postby Anatol » Sun May 05, 2019 9:19 pm

Click image to view full size
Click image to view full size
Micronesia Post has issued miniature and large sheets dedicated to the old ships and boats. In margin of sheet depicts PHOENICHIAN TRADING SHIP . See viewtopic. php?f=2&t=8978.
Miniature sheet. Text:” Early man noted that logs float. He learned that by lashing the logs or reeds together that he could propel himself through the water. Later he learned that poles and paddles could increase his speed, and finally he saw how sails contrived from matted reeds could open the vast horizons of sea and the open oceans”. The stamp depicts an Egyptian ship GAIASSA. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10274.
HOBOLO. Text: “The hobolo of Lake Abaya in Ethiopia is one of the oldest boat hulls as well as one of the lightest and most bouyant of all times. Often these ancient crafts were fabricated from bundles of papyrus, bulrushes, reeds or bamboo”. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16720
CHUUK WAR CANOE. Text: “Micronesia has a strong tradition of canoe building. Some of the world's greatest earfy navigators came from the islands, using canoes much like the ones made today. The canoes have a single outrigger, and are generally made from a hollowed breadfruit tree. Larger ocean-going vessels are made of planks bound together with coconut husk fibers”. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12253.
REED BOAT. Text: “Papyrus boats, so much a feature of early Egyptian boat- building, have their counter¬parts today in the Lake Titicaca regions of South America, where balsa is still used in the construction of sailboats”. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14621.
SANDAL. Text: “An Arab dhow has a great lanteen sail which dwarfs and dominates her tiny hull. These ancient crafts are still sailed in the Mediterranean. The dhow pictured above plies the waters off the Island of Djerba”. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16723.
Micronesia 2$.Ms; (37c,55c,80c,1$)Ls.
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:13 pm

Return to Ship Stamps Collection

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], petecc and 97 guests