The fishing vessel depict on this stamp is brand new and not all her details I could find.
Built as a trawler under yard no 282 by Nodosa S.A. shipyard in Marin, Spain for Falkland Islands Consolidated Fishing Ltd. (CFL), Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.
20 July 2016 launched as the CFL HUNTER.
Tonnage 1,560 grt, 730 dwt, length 60.0 bpp 50.5m. beam 12.5m.
Powered: diesel electric by 4 Yanmar 6EY 18 LAW diesels each 550 kW. Which power two 695 kW Indar ACP-400S/G electric propulsion motors, speed?
For not disturbing and attracting whales her power plant was designed that she is running extremely quietly.
March 2017 completed. IMO No 9791250.

26 May 2017 she arrived for the first time in Port Stanley.
She was the first Falkland Island vessel built and financed wholly with local capital supplied by the Falkland Islands.
Built as a longliner for the Patagonian toothfish fishery, the Falkland Island has currently a quota of 1,040 ton, which the owner of CLF HUNTER is allowed to catch. The toothfish is also depict on the stamp.
The CFL HUNTER can fish down to a depth of 1,000 metre. She will fish three months with a port call for fuel and provision after six weeks. Her fishing area is southern, south-eastern and northern of the EEZ.

Source: Fishing News.
Falkland Islands 2017 31p sg?, scott?

Anne Hilarion de Tourville

Anne-Hilarion de Costentin, Comte de Tourville (24 November 1642, Paris – 23 May 1701) was a French naval commander who served under King Louis XIV. He was made Marshal of France in 1693.
At age 17, as a Knight of Malta, he fought his first naval battle on a frigate of the Order of Malta.
At 25, he joined the French Royal Navy and began an active career, fighting the 1673 campaign of the Franco-Dutch War on the Sans-Pareil, at the Battle of Agosta where he was in command of the Syrene, and later in command of the Sceptre.
He served under Abraham Duquesne during the campaigns of 1676, and became a commander in 1690 during the War of the Grand Alliance. He flew his personal flag on the Soleil-Royal, where it would stay until the battle of La Hougue in 1692. At the Battle of Beachy Head (Victoire de Béveziers), 1690, he defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet, sinking or capturing 15 enemy ships.
On 29 May 1692, at the opening battle of the Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue, with only 45 ships, he inflicted heavy damage on an English and Dutch fleet of 97 ships, but was forced to retreat. He himself suffered heavy losses after the battle when fire shipsattacked the French ships of the line which were immobilized for repairs in port at Cherbourg.
On 27 June 1693, he defeated a convoy of 59 English ships commanded by George Rooke at Cape St. Vincent near Lagos Bay in Portugal, during the Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
Tourville retired after the 1697 Peace of Ryswick and died in Paris on 23 May 1701, regarded as a national hero.
A number of French naval vessels from the 18th through 20th centuries were named in Tourville's honour. A 1816 marble statue of Admiral Tourville, by French sculptor Joseph Charles Marin, formerly in the Jardin de Versailles, features prominently in the Village of Tourville-sur-Seine (Normandy, Manche Département) hometown of Tourville ancestors, though Anne-Hilarion de Tourville himself was born in Paris and not in the ancestral castle of Tourville-sur-Sienne.
France 4.6 SG?

TORUN skyline

Skyline of 17-18th century Toruń in Poland.
Copper engraving by Christian Daniel Pietsch which shows in the foreground medieval ships.

More on Torun is given on:

Poland 1983, 6z, sg 2890, scott 2581 and miniature sheet.

L'ASTROLABE icebreaker 2017

Built as an icebreaker supply ship under yard No C325, hull by CRIST, Gdynia, Poland and completed by Chantiers Piriou in Concarneau, France.
June 2015 ordered.
22 December 2016 launched.
Tonnage 2,028 grt, 3,000 dwt, dim. 72 x 16m.
Powered by four Wärtsilä diesels each 1,600 kW, twin shafts, two controllable pitch propellers, speed?
Endurance by a speed of 12 knots, 35 days.
Accommodation for 60 persons included crew.
Cargo capacity 1,200 ton
Fitted out with a helipad and hangar.
12 July 2017 christened as L’ASTROLABE (P 800).
September 2017 completed, building cost 50 million Euro. Homeport Réunion. Port of Registry Concarneau, France. IMO NO 9797539.

L’ASTROLABE is a French icebreaker that used to bring personnel and supplies to the Dumont d'Urville Station in Antarctica. The vessel, built by Chantiers Piriou and delivered in September 2017, replaced the 1986-built vessel of the same name.
Development and construction
In June 2015, the Ministry of Overseas France awarded the construction of a 50 million euro polar logistics vessel to the Chantiers Piriou from Concarneau. The vessel, based on a concept developed by French naval architecture company Marine Assistance, combines the functions of the two existing French ships it will replace: the 1966-built patrol vessel L’ALBATROS and the 1986-built icebreaker L’ASTROLABE. The new vessel is owned and operated by the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) administration, the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV) and the French Navy.
Since Chantiers Piriou had no experience of building an ice-going vessel, the French shipyard joined forces with the Finnish engineering company Aker Arctic in order to be able to bid against foreign shipyards such as the German Nordic Yards. Later, Aker Arctic was also chosen to carry out basic design and ice model testing for the vessel.
Since the Chantiers Piriou shipyard was fully booked with ship orders from the French Navy, the construction of the hull was subcontracted to a Polish shipyard. The production of the vessel began on 16 December at CRIST in Gdynia, Poland. On 22 December 2016, approximately one year later, the vessel was floated out from the dry dock The unfinished vessel was then towed to France for final outfitting. The ship, which was given the name L’ASTROLABE after her predecessor on 12 July, was delivered in September 2017.
L’ASTROLABE will be deployed in the Indian Ocean in 2017 and will carry out her first resupply mission to the Dumont d'Urville Station in Adélie Land, Antarctica, in 2018.
L’ASTROLABE is 72 metres (236 ft) long and 16 metres (52 ft), making the new vessel somewhat larger than her 66-metre (217 ft) predecessor. The vessel can carry 1,200 tons of cargo and has accommodation for up to 60 personnel, which includes the crew of the vessel. She can also accommodate a helicopter belowdecks.
The vessel is powered by four 1,600 kW (2,100 hp) Wärtsilä 8L20 medium-speed diesel engines driving two stainless steel controllable pitch propellers. She is also fitted with selective catalytic reduction units to reduce NOx emissions and comply with IMO Tier III emission regulations.
L’ASTROLABE is classified by Bureau Veritas. Her ice class, Icebreaker 5, means that she is allowed to operate independently in medium first-year-ice up to 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) thick during the summer and autumn and up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) thick during the winter and spring. The vessel is also allowed to ram ice at a speed of 5.5 knots (10.2 km/h; 6.3 mph), but the ramming shall not be repeated if the ice does not fail at the first attempt.

Source: ... icebreaker)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 2017 1.30 Euro sg?, scott?


100 years of Polish settlement in Argentine.
The stamp shows us a chart of Argentine with a stylistic image of a steamship. Not a name of the ship is given, but most probably the vessel depict is a German ship, most Polish emigrants sailed from a German ports to Argentine.

After the failure of the November Uprising of 1830-1831 against Russian rule, the rebels scattered all over the world and some came as far as Argentine. The next stage of Polish emigration was rather more prosaic when seven Polish families came out to till the red soil of Misiones in 1897. Their life was hard but many more were to follow, including even a couple of nobles: Białostocki and Tarnowski.

Misiones is an Argentinian province southeast of Asunción.

Wikipedia has more on Polish emigration to Argentine

Poland 1997 1z40 sg 3695, scott 3357.


This stamp issued by Uruguay in 2017 shows Mother Francisca Rubatto arriving in South America, with in the background a ship, which could be a imagination of the designer of the stamp, but I believe she was an existing vessel She has a black painted funnel the only Italian company which had a black funnel at around that time was the Societa di Navigazione a Vapore Fratelli Lavarello, but this company got in financially trouble in 1891 and the fleet was taken over by La Veloce another company based in Genova but this company funnel colours are not black. Only the CITTA DI GENOVA built in 1889 and taken over by La Veloce looks if the designer has used this ship for his stamp. The photo shows her as SAVOIE. She has another funnel length and her after mast is not in the same position as on the stamp.

There are many web-sites in Spanish and English on her but not any has the shipsname in which she arrived in Montevideo in 1892. At least I found an Italian web-site which got the ships name as DUCHESSA DI GENOVA on which Mother Francisca Rubatto sailed to Montevideo in 1892.

The Uruguay Post has by the stamp:
125 years after the arrival of M. Francisca Rubatto to South America.

Ana Maria Rubatto Pavesio, known as the Blessed Francisca Rubatto (Carmagnola, February 14, 1844 - Montevideo, August 6, 1904), Italian religious foundress of the school of the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto. She had an outstanding performance in Uruguay. The Catholic Church venerates her as beata.

Born in Italy, daughter of Juan Tomás Rubatto and Catalina Pavesio. In 1863 she was orphaned and moved to Turin, where she entered the Cottolengo. On January 23, 1885, she took the habit with other compañeras, founding in Loano the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters, and on September 17, 1886 she made the religious vows with the name of Maria Francisca de Jesús. In 1892 he left for Uruguay with three compañeras, and they began a pastoral and assistance task. In the neighborhood of Belvedere they created a sewing workshop, which eventually became the San Jose de la Providencia School, and also made missionary trips to Argentina and Brazil, where six of their compañeras gave their 1904. To date (2016), her Daughters serve in the Church in Italy, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and East Africa.

On October 10, 1993 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, being the first Uruguayan blessed.

After much searching on the net at least I found that M. Francisca Rubatto left on 03 May 1892 on board the DUCHESSA DI GENOVA bound for Montevideo and she arrived in Montevideo on 24 May 1892. ... ria_08.asp

A photo of DUCHESSA DI GENOVA from around 1892 shows her with three masts and two funnels, the vessel on the stamp has one funnel the third mast could be hidden behind the portrait of Francisca Rubatto.

She was built as a steel hulled cargo-passenger ship under yard no 390 by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Scotland for Cia Mexicana Transatlantica, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
29 February 1884 launched as the MEXICO, two sisters the OAXACA and TAMAULIPAS.
Tonnage 4,142 gross, 2,793 net, dim 121,9 bpp. X 13.4 x 7.04m.
Powered by one 3-cyl. triple expansion steam engine, manufactured by the shipbuilder, 1,000 nhp., one screw, speed 14 knots.
Passenger accommodation for 98 first, 108 second and 740 third class passengers.
1884 Completed.
The three ships were built for the liner service between Liverpool and Mexico. But the service was short lived and already in 1887 the three vessel were sold to the Italian company La Veloce Navigazione Italiana, Genoa.
The MEXICO was delivered to the new owner in Liverpool and renamed in DUCHESSA DI GENOVA.
19 November 1887 she left for the first time Genoa and via Barcelona, Las Palmas to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
21 December 1905 she was sold for breaking up, and she was broken up at Genoa, work commenced in February 1906.

Source: Miramar. South Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor.

Uruguay 2017 $20 sg?, scott?


Having been inspired by the tradition and temperament of Spanish old masters, he painted some ten paintings that, which belong to the best and most powerful of the whole of the artist’s opus. Wikipedia has the following on Uzelac:

The painting is in the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary art.

The rowboat is a wooden boat of which I have not more info.

Croatia 2002 2k50 sg?, scott?

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