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

ELTANIN (T-AGOR-8) USNS

This envelope from Australia dated 10 August 1968 shows us the USA research polar vessel USNS ELTANIN (T-AGOR8)

She was built as an Arctic supply ship under yard no 801 by Avondale Marine Ways Inc., Avondale, Louisiana for the US Navy.
22 September 1955 ordered.
04 June 1956 keel laid down.
16 January 1957 launched as the USS ELTANIN (AK-270)
Displacement 2,022 light and 3,886 full load, dim.81 x 15.7 x 5.7m. (draught)
Powered, diesel electric by two 12-Cyl. Alco diesels 3,200 hp delivering power to two Westinghouse electro motors each 1,350 hp, twin shafts, speed 13 knots.
Armament: nil.
Crew ?
Ice strengthened.
02 August 1957 completed.

October 1957 in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS ELTANIN (T-AK-270)
USNS ELTANIN (T-AK-270/T-AGOR-8) was an ELTANIN-class cargo ship with an ice-breaking hull acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1957 and then operated by the Navy in a non-commissioned status, named after ELTANIN, a star in the constellation Draco. Her designation was changed to that of an oceanographic research ship in 1962 when she operated in Antarctic waters.
Construction
ELTANIN (T-AK-270) was launched on 16 January 1957 by Avondale Marine Ways, Inc., Avondale, Louisiana. She was turned over to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in October 1957 for operation in a noncommissioned status.
Conversion to research ship
During 1961 and 1962, ELTANIN was modified throughout at a New York shipyard to fill a new role as a floating laboratory. Former cargo spaces were replaced with labs, workshops, and staterooms for scientists, and further labs were added above decks. Anti-roll tanks were also added, along with protective bulwarks. On 23 August 1962 her classification was changed to Oceanographic Research Vessel and designated T-AGOR-8.
Accommodation for 13 officers 26 enlisted men, 24 scientists.
Antarctic duty
ELTANIN was assigned to the National Science Foundation to support the Foundation's Antarctic Research Program with the ship operated by the Military Sea Transportation Service. The ship worked in the Antarctic Ocean becoming the first Antarctic research ship to do so. After two shakedown cruises in the Atlantic Ocean and a positioning cruise with further testing en route, ELTANIN operated a total of 52 Antarctic research cruises from July 5, 1962 thru December 29, 1972. Over this time, some 80% of the southern ocean was surveyed, and a total of 400,000 miles traveled.
Some of ELTANIN's research cruises collected magnetic profiles of the sea floor that proved to be pivotal evidence in the acceptance of the continental drift theory, by proving the existence of sea floor spreading. These key profiles, which show symmetric bands of alternating magnetic orientation (corresponding to magnetic pole reversals) around various undersea ridges, are known by the ship's name and cruise number (ex. ELTANIN-19).
As of mid-1973, ELTANIN was laid up in San Francisco Bay, her research career at an end.
Inactivation
ELTANIN was placed out of service at an unknown date and struck from the Naval Vessel Register, also at an unknown date, and transferred to the U.S. Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
Argentine Navy service

In 1974 she was transferred to the Argentine Navy in a 5-year lease and renamed ARA ISLAS ORCADAS. In 1978 she participated in an expedition in the Wedell sea during with its crew discovered an igneous underwater formation, baptized Virginia Range.
At the end of the lease period it was returned to the US Navy in Norfolk, Virginia, on 1 August 1979.
16 June 1979 she sailed from Argentina and making stopovers in Rio de Janeiro and San Juan in Puerto Rico arrived on 20 July in Norfolk, USA.
1979 Scrapped.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_ELTANIN_(T-AK-270)
Australia envelope 1968.
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