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- The Unit has had an active policy of publishing data and
information about watercraft appearing on stamps. A short history of our publishing efforts has
been compiled. As may be expected, the major source of information
provided by the Unit for its members is our bi-monthly publication,
All publications mentioned below can be ordered using the order blank here.
Launching Your Ships On Stamps Collection
This 16-page publication is meant for the person who wants to
know more about starting a ships on stamps collection. Each chapter
showcases one of several types of ships found on stamps, collectible
philatelic materials, catalogs, albums and other tools of the trade and
a short section on the nomenclature of the sea.
Short Biographies of Ships On Stamps. (Names A-D)
This CD contains a short history of named ships that appear on stamps.
An image is also included for many of these stamps. In addition, an
index to all volumes of Watercraft Philately is included as well as
other ship images and a small bibliography of books about ships.
Either an Apple or Windows operating system with an internet browser
and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
Watercraft Philately on CD-ROM. (Volumes 1-53)
This CD contains copies of these issues in Adobe pdf format. In
addition, the Launching your Ships on Stamps Collection
publication is also included as is an up-to-date index of named ships
in these issues. Some additional files containing stamp images are also
Either an Apple or Windows operating system with an internet
browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required
Ship Stamp Images on DVD. 2 DVDs
Volume 1(June 2009) contains over 10,000 stamp images while Volume 2
(June 2010) has over 4,000 images. They are in alphabetical folders by
country. The stamp name is of the format country_Scott#_year of
issue_ship name if available. Hints on how to use Apple iPhoto or
Windows Photo Gallery are included.
Ship Stamp Discussion List Messages on CD-ROM. (31 August 2011)
This CD contains all the messages taken from the Yahoo! Group
Discussion List from April 2005 to August 2011. There are a total of
4,986 messages, I have attempted to remove any spam or blank messages.
No other editing was done. Various
formats are included so that these can be imported into your e-mail
program (Apple or Microsoft ) or text editors or word processing
Roster of Unit Members
Available to members only in either paper copy or via e-mail
Watercraft on Stamps, ATA Handbook 117
This 170-page handbook lists ships on stamps through the 1990
Scott’s catalog. The Unit is able to offer this handbook
to members only for the cost of postage and handling. This is a bargain
but you should remember that the handbook
goes only through 1990
Watercraft on Stamps, ATA Handbook 156 (****
OUT-OF-PRINT, NOVEMBER 2009 ****)
This 315-page handbook lists ships on stamps through the 1999 Scott’s
catalog. It also contains four supplements about
ships that are illustrated using ships on stamps and exhibit pages
showing the development of ships as shown on stamps.
For more information please see the Unit web page at
http://www.shipsonstamps.org/Pub/Handbook156.pdf or you can order
directly from the American Topical Association at
Compilation of New Issue Listings from Watercraft
Philately Vol. 44-55
This is a compilation of all the New Issue columns that have appeared
in Watercraft Philately from Volume 44 through 53. This should cover
the period from the end of Handbook 156 to the middle of 2009. No
editing has been done to this except to
format the listings by country. Many of these entries include catalog
numbers and almost all include the date of issue. This is available
in paper, pdf or CD-ROM formats.
All publications mentioned above can be ordered using the order blank here.
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