Maritime Monday for February 10th, 2014: More Nautical Philately

Christopher Columbus; Bahamas Centennial of the Opening of Japan by Matthew Perry (991 × 640 pixels) 1913 10 cent Parcel Post; Steamship & Mail Tender Steamboats were carrying mail as early as November, 1808.  Initially letters were carried either unofficially by crew and passengers – bypassing local Post Offices – or under the existing provisions for ship … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for February 3rd, 2014: More Ship Stamps

Trawler, designed by Icelandic artist Stefán Jónsson, engraved by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued by Iceland on October 12, 1950 airmail stamp depicting views of the custom-built schooner Antarctica, which was used by French polar explorer Jean-Louis Étienne's team during "Mission Erebus" in 1995-96, and a map of Antarctica showing Dr. Étienne's route, … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for January 27th, 2014 – RMS Philately, Encore Edition

Jules Verne Stamps; First Day Covers ; France—3 June 1955 Robert Fulton; 1765-1965 American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.  In 1800, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history. Raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  young … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for March 4, 2013: RMS Philately 4

Afghanistan details: - Egyptian War Ship – King Richard III Ship – Danish War Ship – Norman Snekkar – - Grecian Bireme A – Grecian Bireme B – Phoenician Merchant Ship - left: stamp depicting the Argentine Navy training ship ARA Presidente Sarmiento right: museum ship Presidente Sarmiento 2,750 ton sailing vessel built by Laird … [Read more...]