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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?


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To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Seychelles issued four stamps on 12 September 1988 depicting different types of transport used by the Red Cross in its early days. One of these stamps depicts the hospital ship Liberty.
From 24 Oct. 1914 the British Red Cross and the Order of St. John worked closely throughout the war. Many ships were chartered for hospital use, and conditions were often to prove extremely difficult.

The LIBERTY was built as a steel yacht by Ramage & Ferguson at Leith, England for the wealthy American, Joseph Pulitzer, owner of the following newspapers, New York World and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. His name is still remembered through the Pulitzer Prize.
She was designed by G.L. Watson & Co.
1908 Launched under the name LIBERTY, most probably named after the Statue of Liberty, the owner was a fundraiser for the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty was placed. She was the seventh largest yacht in the world when launched
Tonnage 1.571 tons,. Dim. 304 x 36.5 x 16ft., (draught).
Two triple expansion steamengines hp? Speed ?

Pulitzer who was nearly blind and very sensitive to noise, for this reason the yacht was heavily insulated, and all sharp edges were reduced to curves, there were not many steps most steps were replaced by gentle slopes. One of the reasons for her later career as a hospital ship.

Mr. Pulitzer died on board the LIBERTY on 29 Oct. 1911 when she was berthed in the harbor of Charleston.

1912 She was sold to the Canadian, Mr. James Ross, he renamed the vessel GLENCAIRN, named after the large full-rigger GLENCAIRN which his late father had owned and commanded.
Mr. James Ross used the yacht during his holidays in the Mediterranean.
When Mr. Ross passed away on 20 Sept. 1913 the yacht was for sale again.
1914 Sold to Lord Tredegar, U.K. and he did give her the old name LIBERTY back.

01 Sept. 1915 hired as an auxiliary patrol vessel by the Royal Navy, named LIBERTY IV. I am not sure of she ever is used as a patrol vessel.
Shortly thereafter converted in a hospital ship, in use in this capacity from 1915 till Jan. 1919. On her hull as hospital ship is painted the no 10, on the photo depict in a book, I have.

1919 Sold to Sir Robert and Lady Houston. Not renamed.
Lady Houston will always be associated with the yacht, as she used her to display anti Government signs hung between the masts, when she was used during various regattas.

1937 She was broken up.

She was painted by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), evidently in 1915. A small black and white reproduction of the painting on which the stamp is based is in a book of marine paintings.

Seychelles 1989 2r sg 752 , scott 682.

Source Ships of the Royal Navy Vol II by J.J.Colledge. Watercraft Philately vol 37 page 33.
Steam Yachts by David Couling.
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