The two stamps depict, shows us the Russian brig NOVAIA ZEMLIA which with Fyodor Litke made some voyages to Novaya Zemlya island.
Built on the yard of Solombala at Arkhangel’sk for the Russian Imperial Navy. She was constructed under supervision of A.M. Kurochkin.
04 December 1817 laid down.
10 July 1819 launched as the NOVAIA ZEMLIA (New Land or New Earth).
Displacement 300 ton, dim?
Armament 6 – 3 pdrs. during the Arctic exploration.
She was a purpose built brig, specifically designed for Arctic exploration.
1819 Made her first voyage for Novaia Zemlia Island, but was driven back to Arkhangel’sk by ice-floes and by scurvy among the crew.
1820 Fire watch ship in Arkhangel’sk.
14 July 1821 sailed from Arkhangel’sk and reached Novaia Zemlia on 31 July 1821 and completed hydrographic surveys. Returned to Arkhangel’sk on 11 September 1821.
Cruised to the northern coastline of the Kola Peninsula and to Novaia Zemlia in 1822.
1823 Surveyed the Murmansk coastline to Norway, until damage from grounding forced her to return to Arkhangel’sk,
1824 Cruised to the north of the Kara Sea until forced back by ice floes in 1824.
1826-1837 Fire watch ship in the mouth of the Severnaya Dvina River.
During this time she made several cruises and considered a member of the White Sea flotilla.
1841 Broken up.
Source: Russian Warships in the age of Sail 1696-1860 by John Tredrea & Eduard Sozaev.