Al ISTIKLAL

Tunisia issued in 2016 one stamp for the “60th anniversary of the Army’s creation” which shows in the background of the stamp a warship. The image I have is not so clear but the same ship is depict on the FDC and comparing this with photo ‘s on the internet it must be the first warship built in Tunisia the patrol boat Al ISTIKLAL. When the stamp was issued she was not yet commissioned, so the photo of the ship after the stamp was designed must be taken during a trial in 2016.
Not much details on the Al ISTIKLAL I could find on the net.

I believe she is built by Societe de Construction Industrielle et Navale (SCIN) in Sfax for the Tunisian Navy.
When laid down I could not find but building took two year.
21 August 2017 she was launched and named Al ISTIKLAL (Independence) in the Gulf of Tunis by Minister of Defence Farhalt Horchani. (launched as given on the web-site must I believe be commissioned.)
Tonnage or displacement 80 ton, dim. 26.5 x 5.8 m,
Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines each 3,200 hp., speed 25 knots.
Range 600 mile.
Armament: 1 – 20mm cannon and two machine guns.
Accommodation for 12 crew.

Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?o ... e&id=40437
Tunisia 2016 250M sg?, scott?

KALININGRAD COAT OF ARMS

The coat of arms of Kaliningrad Oblast was adopted on June 8, 2006. It is a heraldic shield divided into two parts. There is an image of a silver serrated fortress wall with an open gate and two silver crenelated towers emerging from the wall in the red upper field. There is the monogram of Empress Elizabeth of Russia of the middle of the 18th century in the shield between the towers. The lower undulating extremity is azure with five golden circles. The coat of arms is capped with an amber crown and framed by a ribbon of the Order of Lenin.

The coat of arms of Kaliningrad was approved on July 17, 1996. The coat of arms bears fragments of the old coat of arms of Königsberg. There is a silver ship with one sail and a two-pointed silver pendant with an azure St Andrew’s Cross on a mast sprouting below by three green leaves in the azure field. Golden bezants decreasing to the edges laid in a wavy belt are depicted in the extremity. The shield is framed by a ribbon of the Medal for the Capture of Königsberg. A sailboat on the coat of arms of Kaliningrad symbolizes the connection of the enclave territory of Kaliningrad with the rest of Russia.

The postage stamp depicts the coat of arms of Kaliningrad, and the souvenir sheet margins feature the coat of arms of Kaliningrad Oblast and a map of the Russian Federation.

http://www.rusmarka.ru/en/catalog/marka ... 31891.aspx
Russia 2017 60p sgMS?, scott?

JEAN ALEXANDRU STERIADE painting

The 3Lev painting depict on this stamp is made by the Romanian painter Jean Alexandru Steriadi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Alexandru_Steriadi
The painting shows us boats in the river port of Bräila on the Danube River.
The original is in the National Museum of Art in Bucharest.

Romania 1971 3l sg 3840, scott?

MAX WECHSLER ARNOLD painting

The 60 bani show us a painting made by Max Wechsler Arnold https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_W._Arnold
The original is in the Bucharest National Museum of Art.

Romania 1971 60 Bani sg 3838, scott

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT painting

The 35 Bani shows us a painting made by Andries van Eertvelt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andries_van_Eertvelt which shows us “ships in storm at sea”.
The original is in the Brukenthal National Museum, Siblu, Romania.
An other painting of him you can find on viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15922&p=18574&hilit=eertvelt#p18574

Romania 197i 35 bani sg 3837, scott?

LUDOLF BAKHUIZEN painting

The 20 Bani shows us a painting “seascape” made by Ludolf Bakhuizen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludolf_Bakhuizen the original is in the Bucharest National Museum in Romania.

Romania 1971 20 bani sg 3836, scott?

Bonaventura Peeters painting

Romania issued in 1971 a set of stamps and a miniature sheet which shows paintings from Romanian museums.
The 10 Bani stamp shows us the painting ‘storm at sea off the coast” by Bonaventura Peeters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonaventu ... _the_Elder
The original painting is in Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, Romania.

Romania 1971 10 bani sg 3835, scott
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