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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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Postby shipstamps » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:58 pm

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This wooden side-paddle steamer was built by a certain Noah Brown from New York City at Black Rock (near Buffalo) N.Y. for account of James R Stuart from Albany N.Y. and Robert McQueen from New York and others, who founded the Lake Erie Steamboat Company.
May 1818 launched under the name WALK IN THE WATER the name was given to her by the Indians.
Tonnage 338 gross, dim. 135 x 32 x 8.3ft.
The steam engine to power her was of the low-pressure system, and manufactured by Robert McQueen one of the shareholders in the company. Robert Fulton installed the engine.
The engine was transported from New York by boat to Albany, then by horse and wagon to Buffalo; the transport took more as 15 days.
All materials of the boiler were send to Black Rock where near the building yard of the ship the boiler was built. The boiler was made of copper, with a length of 24 feet and a diameter of 9 feet.
The engineer on board the ship was James Calhoun from New York City.
Two masts and brig rigged. Carried a figure-head of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
While the steam whistle had not been invented she carried a small canon on her foredeck to give signals.
Passenger accommodation for 29 passengers was below deck.
1818 Completed.

She was the first steamboat on Lake Erie, and built for the passenger service between Buffalo and Detroit.
20 (23) August 1818 she left for her maiden voyage from Buffalo under command of Capt. Job Fish, after making stops in Cleveland and Erie she arrived at Detroit on 26 August.
Mostly making the trip in about 36 till 40 hours.
As fuel she used wood, she used about 36 till 40 cord wood on this voyages. One cord wood is 128 cubic feet or 3.5 cubic meters.
Passenger fare was for the first class 24 Dollar between Buffalo and Detroit.
In the strong rapids between Buffalo and Black Rock over a distance of 2.5 mile, her engine did not have enough power and she needed 8 pair of oxen to pass this rapids.

She was kept in this service until the ice closed navigation, and during this time she was laid up.
June 1820 she made a voyage from Detroit to Mackinac Island through Lake Huron, where she landed some passengers and a detachment of U.S. soldiers.
August 1820 she made an other trip to Mackinac and from there proceeded to Green Bay on Lake Michigan, it was the first pleasure cruise in history by a steamboat.

31 October 1821 in the afternoon she sailed from Buffalo for Cleveland with some passengers and cargo, in the evening she ran in a gale, by the working of the ship she began to leak. She turned around and steamed back to Buffalo, but she did not make much headway against the strong wind. She dropped her anchors, but after a while one of the anchor cables broke and then she started to drag the other anchor and drifted on the beach at Point Abino south of Buffalo harbor entrance. All on board were rescued, and when the weather had improved, her furniture, equipment and engine were later salvaged.

Her engine was in 1822 built in the SUPERIOR, which replaced the lost WALK IN THE WATE, later placed in a lumber mill at Saginaw.

On USA 1989 25c sg 2393

Source, some notes in made in Galveston Library from a book on old steamships in the USA, lost the source. ... _water.htm
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