For Zeemanswelvaren (Seamen welfare Society) the Netherland Antilles issued in 1952 five stamps with surcharge, with maritime themes under which four shows ships.

1½c + 1c shows a steamship which is not identified.
6c + 4c shows a sailor of the Dutch navy.
12½ + 7c the bow of a sailing ship which is not identified.
15c + 10 c a sailing ship with in the background a tanker, both are not identified.
25c + 15c a compass rose and anchor with a not identified passenger ship in the background

Netherland Antilles 1952 1½/25c sg 336/340. Scott?.

Sousa, Pero Lopes de (1530-1532)(Brazil,Argentina)

Second son of Lopo de Sousa and D. Brites de Albuquerque, Pêro Lopes was born one or two years after his older brother, Martim Afonso de Sousa (n.1500. He died in the early 1540s, crossing the Indian Ocean, on the voyage of the Indian Career. He was the first donated captain of Itamaracá, Santo Amaro and Santa Ana; commanded several armed forces of coast guard of the kingdom and the navy of the race of India of 1539. The earliest known news about him is the famous expedition to Brazil, of which he was sota-captain, who left Lisbon on December 3, 1530 under the command of his brother Martim Afonso. It is true that Pêro Lopes of the founding expedition of 1530 was an experienced sailor who did not seem to ignore maneuvering or piloting, as evidenced by the reading of his Navigation - the main document on the voyage. Unusual knowledge for a ship captain of the time, and more so for a great gentleman. There is no doubt that Pêro Lopes became a ship well before 1530, although we can not register his learning path."Pêro Lopes de Sousa, to whom all the Portuguese must confess their advantage and give obedience to the duty and office of the sea," wrote to the king, in 1539, D. João de Castro, of a captain who unusually ran a "career" in the armadas from the Atlantic, far from the Armada of India. In fact, few captains could boast of a service sheet as replete with bonanza and victory as that of Pêro Lopes, who, in addition to his marine qualities, had particular military skills, as can be seen from the five captured French ships in Brazil, for his participation in the expedition of Tunes (1535), commanding one of the round caravels, and the intense activity against the corso developed on the Portuguese coast and the Azores between 1536 and 1538. In 1539, he was entrusted with the command of the Armada da Carreira, which, without contrast, arrived in Goa in September of the same year. He was ruthless in the preparation of the ships for the voyage, as was required (and seldom fulfilled) to all the captains of the Carreira, even sending a border of fact, merchandise and even some slaves, an attitude that deserved the hatred of Portuguese from India. Gaspar Correia called him a tyrant and went so far as to say that his death by shipwreck, despite so much zeal, had been punishment of God, even admitting the price of the life of his companions. Pêro Lopes de Sousa sailed from India in the beginning of 1540 but did not make it to Mozambique. Like so many other ships, its Esperanza Galician ship was swallowed by the sea in the Indian Ocean, and the place or date of the disaster could not be specified.
Portugal 1994;3,0;SG?

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo 1542

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was an ambitious, at times ruthless Portuguese soldier who served the Spanish Empire. He participated in the conquest of Cuba in the early 1500s and later battled the Aztecs in Mexico. Cabrillo eventually made his fortune in Guatemala, mining gold and trading goods while participating in the slave trade. In hopes of more riches, he set out to explore the California coast, mapping landmarks and identifying Native villages. He died on January 3, 1543, of infection from a wound suffered after an attack on his expedition by Tongva tribesmen.
For more details about the trip see: SAN SALVADOR 1542; viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15808.
Portugal 1984;45,0;SG? USA 1992 29c sg2751, scott2704.
Source: ... llo-090115

William de Conqueror death

Jersey issued six stamps in 1987 commemorating William de Conqueror’s death.
The 15p value depicts the year 1030, when Duke Robert I (the Devil) of Normandy, father of William the Conqueror, prepared an expedition aimed at driving King Canute out of England and placing Edward the Confessor, his kinsman, on the throne. The invasion fleet was driven down the English Channel by a storm, Robert and Edward’s ship ending up in Jersey where the weather being apparently even worse, they spent some time before returning to mainland Normandy. The illegitimate William succeeded his father Robert as Duke of Normandy on the latter’s death in 1035, while in 1042, on the death of Canute’s son, Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England.

The ship depict is a Norman or Viking type vessel of around 1030.

Source: Watercraft Philately 1988 page 26. Australian Stamp Monthly, August 1987.
Jersey 1987 15p sg 432, scott?.


This stamp is by Navicula and Watercraft Philately given that a Japanese junk is depict, by searching on the net I found that this is wrong, the stamp shows a Portuguese vessel (most probably a galleon) arriving in Japan. The stamp is designed after a painting on a Japanese nanban byobu screen and are shown in Japanese museums.

I found on the net a detail of this painting, only the rigging is partly shown, but after this painting the stamp is designed.

Source: many internet sites.
Panama 1968 3c sg ?, scott 485B


This stamp is designed after a print made in 1776 of the port of Rouen, France. It shows a sailing vessel of that time.

Panama 1968 4c sg?, scott 485c.


This stamp issued by Poland in 2014 is designed after a photo made by Henryk Poddebski (1890-1945) of the port of Gdynia, the stamp depict a cargo vessel which till so far not is identified, which year the photo was taken I could not find.

Henryk Poddębski was one of the most distinguished polish photographers of the 20th century. He defined his works as "sightseeing photography". He had extraordinary talent to show beauty and spirit of the places he visited. He took high quality photos of cities, monuments and people. He got many prizes in Poland and abroad.

Source: Polish stamp encyclopaedia.
Poland 2014 4.20Zl sg?, scott?

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