Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Maritime Monday for February 18th, 2013: RMS Philately II

stamp depicting the Lucie, a six-meter racing yacht engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., issued for use in Bermuda on April 14, 1936 The stamp appeared in...

February 17, 2013
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Maritime Monday for February 11th, 2013: RMS Philately

Jules Verne Stamps; First Day Covers ; France—3 June 1955 Canadian postage stamp (detail) – full size – For the last three years the Ã…land Islands have featured passenger ferries...

February 10, 2013
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
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Maritime Monday for February 4th, 2013: “You, Sir, Have Debauched My Sloth”

Ramage and the Freebooters by Dudley Pope London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969 “Lieutenant Ramage is an interesting character: intense, hard nosed, and with an amusing speech impediment…” Nicholas, Lord Ramage...

February 3, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Maritime Monday for January 28th, 2013: The Cinque Ports

The Ancient Town of Rye, England – Photos galore! The coat of arms of the Cinque Ports first appeared in 1305, second amongst the earliest English known heraldic emblems, predating...

January 27, 2013
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Maritime Monday for January 21st, 2013; It Aint WHAT Ya Know…

Prince Louis of Battenberg “He was born a Serene Highness but he has lived it down.” – Original (1940 x 3200) – Artist: Leslie Matthew Ward, aka SPY, 1851-1922 Lithograph...

January 20, 2013
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
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Maritime Monday for January 14th, 2013: 7 Days of Unalloyed Delight; Das Segelschiff Preußen and Soo Locks

Bob Clampett’s Beany and Cecil, No. 5, July-September 1963 Beany and Cecil first appeared as a hand puppet TV show in the late 40’s created by Bob Clampett.  The puppet...

January 12, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Maritime Monday for January 7th, 2013; Sur le quais

On the Waterfront 1600 × 1200 On The Waterfront is one of the most critically acclaimed movies in the history of cinema. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards in...

January 6, 2013
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Maritime Monday for December 24th, 2012: May Saint Nicholas Hold the Tiller

A Visit From Saint Nicholas, 1862 St Nicholas Blessing the Sailors (full size) Mosaics and Stained-Glass Nuremberg, Germany – Circa 1500, Workshop of Mikhael Wolgemut Saint Nicholas is the patron...

December 23, 2012
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Maritime Monday for December 17th, 2012: Port of Preston

original: Riversway Docklands, Preston En Route to Manchester Preston: Official Guide and Industrial Handbook; c. 1960 Published by J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., Cheltenham & Gloucester Preston Docks; location map...

December 16, 2012
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Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Maritime Monday December 10, 2012: This is Not a Drill & Clyde Steamers

“AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL” Library of Congress photo. full viathingsihappentolike motherjones: Today is the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. President Obama writes: “We faced...

December 9, 2012
Total Views: 81

Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Maritime Monday for November 26th, 2012; God With Us

Thanksgiving.  Yeah, it’s Pilgrims and Indians and football and pumpkin pie, but the main (and often over-looked) character of the traditional story is a ship.  A sea adventure embarked upon...

November 25, 2012
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Maritime Monday for November 19th, 2012: Around the Horn

Airboy Comics (Hillman, 1948) – lot of 6 comic books for sale – An essay by Robin Beth Schaer; submitted to Adventures of the Blackgang by the author. I had...

November 18, 2012
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
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Maritime Monday for November 5th, 2012: HMS Bounty, Loss and Lore

HMS Bounty (image via the Bounty Facebook page) @ Press-time Update New York Times: Evoking 18th-Century Drama, a Tragedy on the Bounty Christian Science Monitor: Coast Guard concludes HMS Bounty...

November 4, 2012
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Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Maritime Monday for October 29th, 2012: What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

 –image source Gordon Grant (American, 1875-1962), “The Drunken Sailor”, c.1940 Although typically conceived as a song originating in British vessels, the evidence describing it in its earliest appearances come from...

October 28, 2012
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Maritime Monday for October 22nd, 2010: Take Yer Arse to School (Ships).uk

The Old Royal Naval College, plus training ship (3353×2485) Review of local history book including references to The Old Royal Naval College on Greenwich Then and Now Old Royal Naval...

October 21, 2012
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Maritime Monday for October 15th, 2012: Take Your Ass to School (Ships)

A jolly piece of artwork by Per Beckman for the 1955 Swedish Childrens Day US postage stamp, 1953 issue, 3cents Savannah, First Steam Atlantic Crossing 1944 Issue-3cents Gwillhickers Philatelic Gallery...

October 14, 2012
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Maritime Monday for October 8, 2012: Vintage Nautical Comics

El Capitán Coraje –  07: El Secreto de Tano (Spain) -image source Aquaman (Nickname: King Of The Seven Seas) is a fictional character and superhero who stars in many comic...

October 7, 2012
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
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Maritime Monday for October 1, 2012 — [email protected]# Yeah NC Wyeth; Books and Beer

NC Wyeth Illustrations for The Ladies Home Journal 1920-31 N. C. Wyeth The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow (1920) The Courtship of Miles Standish is an 1858 narrative poem...

September 30, 2012
Total Views: 204

Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Maritime Monday for September 16th, 2012: Gasbags; A blog about (air) ships, Part 2

In case you missed it: Maritime Monday for Sept. 10th, 2012: Gasbags; A Blog About (Air) Ships (Part One) ein Prall-Luftschiff System Parseval (1910 – 1914) 1911: Luftfahrzeug-GmbH(Parseval) Broschuere Titelblatt...

September 16, 2012
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Maritime Monday for Sept. 10th, 2012: Gasbags; A Blog About (Air) Ships (Part One)

original – Do Wild Radio Waves Cause Air Disasters? (Jul, 1933) on Modern Mechanix blog In a scene that could have been pulled straight from HG Wells’ classic War in...

September 9, 2012
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