Mary Rose
Maritime Topics on Stamps
September 2009

Kiribati, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "Fly Navy".

The carrier HMS "Ark Royal" with a helicopter is depicted.


British Virgin

British Virgin Island, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "Fly Navy".
We see the HMS "Illustrious" and an aircraft in the year 1940.

British Indian Ocean Territory, a set with four stamps "Fly Navy".

On these aircraft stamps there are ships in the background.

Austria, a single stamp for the day of the stamps 2009.

The passenger vessel MS Oesterreich is depicted; her commissioning year was 1928.

Jersey, a set with six stamps "Jersey Post's Scenery II stamps". Among them this stamp with the St Aubin's Harbour.
SEPAC means "Small European Postal Administrations Corporation".

Canada, a single stamp with the captain and the polar explorer Robert Abram Bartlett. We see Bartlett with his ship and an iceberg.

USA, a set with five stamps "Gulf Coast Lighthouses".
From left we see the towers from Matagorda Island, Texas; Sabine Pass, Louisiana; Biloxi, Mississippi; Sand Island, Alabama and Fort Jefferson, Florida.

Great Britain, a set with six stamps "Naval Uniforms".

In the upper row from left a Flight Deck Officer 2009, a Captain 1941 and the Second Officer WRNS 1918. WRNS means Women's Royal Naval Service.

In the lower row we see an Able Seaman 1880, Royal Marine 1805 and an Admiral 1795.


Marshall Island, a se-tenant with four stamps North Pole Expeditions.

Elisha Kent Kane, Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson, Vilhjamur Stefansson and Adolphus Washington Greely are depicted.


Seychellen, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "400th Anniversary of the first recorded European landing on the Sychelles".
Beside the text the vessel "Ascension" is depicted.

Marshall Island, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "25th Anniversary of the Marshall Island Postal Service".

The postal service was done by outrigger canoes.


Solom Islands, a set with six stamps about famous ships.
We see from left top: the "Discovery" (Scott), the "Bounty" (Bligh), the "Mayflower" (Pilgrim Fathers), the "North Carolina" (US battleship), the "Boussole" and the "Astrolabe" (Perouse, Langle) and the "Saratoga" (the first fast carrier in the US Navy).

British Virgin Islands, a set with six stamps about famous ships.
From left top are depicted: the "Ark Royal" (she fought aginst the Armada), the "Whydah" (pirat Black Sam Bellamy), the "Santa Maria" (Columbus), the "Rhone" (mail vessel), the "Golden Hind" (Drake) and the Britannia (Royal Yacht).

North Korea, a set with four stamps about fish.

Right top we expect trawlers, but we see cargo- and passenger ships.

Guernsey, a set with six stamps "500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII".
Among them this stamp with the sinking of a ship, maybe symbolic the "Mary Rose".

Monaco, a single stamp "centenary of the Tuiga Yacht Club".

Argentina, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "180th Anniversary of the Creation of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands and those adjacent to the Cape Horn in the Atlantic Sea".
Here we see only the stamp, so we can better detect the vessel.

Guinea, a souvenir sheet with one stamp "Whales".

On the stamp we can see Moby Dick and the actor Gregory Peck, who was the star as captain Ahab in one Moby Dick movie.
Left top a sailing vessel, but she is not a whaler.


Brasil, a souvenir sheet with six stamps "Santa Catarina".
Among them this lighthouse Santa Marta.


On both stamps we see the river-ferry "Leipzig".

Germany, three stamps from the private providers "Post-Modern" and "RPV Briefservice".


"Veendam", Holland America Line


"Queen Elizabeth 2"





Netherlands, some personalized stamps.

To show some more stamps and/or whole souvenir-sheets the pictures are high compressed, so accuracy goes down.

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