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Dedicated to the study of philatelic material pertaining to watercraft on stamps, to sharing knowledge, to encouraging the growth of the hobby and to supporting the preservation of our maritime heritage.

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Collecting ships on stamps is an enjoyable way to vicariously travel the Seven Seas or the smallest lake without investing in the cost of a boat. The Ships on Stamps Unit of the American Topical Association would like to show you the many ways that you too can enjoy this most enjoyable of hobbies. This page will tell you something about ourselves and how to begin sailing the seas in command of your own fleet. Welcome aboard!

It is the Christmas and holiday season around the world. The Ships on Stamps Unit sends greetings to all philatelic sailors with this page made by Bjoern Moritz.

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There is also a new page of new issues covering December and January

The November/December issue of Watercraft Philately is now available. Check out the Table of Contents.

The 2015 National Topical Stamp Show was held in Clackamas, OR, part of the Greater Portland area, on July 31 - August 2. Several Ships on Stamps exhibits were there. The Unit Award went to David kent for an exhibit if submarines on postcards. A gold award went to “The Story of Lloyd’s: From Coffee to Commerce” – member Norma Nielson . Her exhibit also took the American Philatelic Society (APS) Research Award
and  ATA Lighthouse Stamp Society Award award. For the full NTSS Palmares you may go to the American Topical Association web site.

Ships on Stamps web site received a Silver-Bronze in the American Philatelic Society Chapter and Affiliates Web Site competition

The APS held a competition among their various affiliates and chapter this past summer. The Ships on Stamps Unit web site received a Silver-bronze. We received high marks for current information about the content of Watercraft Philately but especially for having many illustrations of stamps and stories that appear in the section on New Ship Stamps and Ship Topic Pages. At the same time, several areas were cited that could be improved. You can see the complete results at http://stamps.org/cac/awards/websiteresults.html

APS Silver-Bronze award

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