SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.
Other benefits include the availability of a "Packet" for anyone who wants to purchase or sell ship stamps.
Full membership of £17 (UK only) includes receiving Log Book by post, but there is an online membership costing just £12pa.
Full details can be found on our web site at http://www.shipstampsociety.com where you can also join and pay your chosen subscription through Paypal or by cheque.
A free sample of Log Book is available on request.

CANOE PROW MAKING BY MAORI

Canoe Prow.
This 1d stamp shows us the making of a canoe prow by the Maori in New Zealand before 1800 by which the New Zealand Post gives:
When it is considered that the Māori did not process metal tools and relied upon stone and bone, the intricacy and beauty of the wood carving that was produced is incredible.

New Zealand 1906 1d sg 371, scott ?.

ISLAND BAY N.Z. and fishing boats.

New Zealand issued in 1983 four stamps which shows us paintings made by Rita Angus, one of this stamps has a maritime theme, it shows us the Island Bay near Wellington, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Bay,_New_Zealand with in the bay fishing boats, which are locally known as the Italian wooden fishing boats. Since the late 19th century Italian emigrants settled in Island Bay (little Italy) many commenced fishing from the bay in the Cook Strait After the 1960s the Italian fleet declined and 2018 there are not more Italian boats in the bay.
Of this issues the New Zealand post gives. This issue of stamps featured the works of Rita Angus whose meticulous compositions in oil and water-colours earned her the reputation as a leader of the modern school of New Zealand painting.
Rita Angus, born in Hastings, and received her early arts skills training at Palmerston North before moving to Christchurch where she attended Diploma classes at the Canterbury School of Arts from 1927-1931. She lived in Christchurch until 1954 when she moved northwards to settle in Wellington, leaving it for one year in 1958 to study and work in Europe. Throughout her career she made frequent painting trips throughout New Zealand, especially to Central Otago and Hawke's Bay.
In the early part of her career she often depicted aspects of Wanaka, a region of particularly serene beauty in New Zealand's South Island. It has been suggested that she turned to watercolour during the war years because paintings in that medium were more saleable when people had less money and also because of a shortage of imported artists materials, but the fact is that the artist was equally at home with both watercolours and oils using them alternatively until the end of her career.
Rita Angus died in 1970 at the age of 62 years following a lifetime devoted to art. In a newspaper obituary Mr Melvin Day, the Director of the National Art Gallery, stated "Her influence on painting in this country was wholly beneficial, not only because of her achievement in art, but above all for her artistic integrity and independence". But perhaps the last word should be left to the artist. In the Year Book of the Arts, 1947, Rita said her aim was "to show to the present a peaceful way, and through devotion to visual art to sow some seed for possible maturity in later generations."
This stamp issue featured four stamps with her artwork and the issue coincided with the first major touring exhibition of works by the artist, which was organised by the National Art Gallery in Wellington. The four paintings chosen to feature on the stamps came from different stages of the artist's career, spanning forty years, in the medium of watercolours and oils. A presentation pack was also issued on 27 April and featured the four stamps. The pack was done in a vertical format, which comformed to the stamp issue. A self-portrait of Rita Angus featured on the front cover.

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand ... -paintings
New Zealand 1983 24c sg1312, scott?

WSD 42 111K AFRAMAX tanker design

The last stamp of the set of Cuba did give me some problems, there are many red hulled tankers but most photo’s shows the ship forepart.
But at least the large white funnel did give me the clue, the funnel did have not an owners logo, so most probably it was a vessel under construction.
I found a photo on the net for a tanker design from Wartsila Ship Design which shows the ship I was looking for only the free fall lifeboat was not in the same position as on the stamp, but she is the vessel on the stamp. If already one ship of this design is sold, I am not sure.

The design is known as WSD 42 111K an Aframax tanker for oil and products.
Tonnage 50,500 gt, 98,200 dwt, dim. 252.80 x 44.80 x 20.80m, length bpp.244.20m, draught 13.60m.
Powered by a Wärtsilä engine, 10,400 kW, speed 14.5 kn.
Accommodation for 32 persons.

More info is given on: https://www.wartsila.com/products/marin ... max-tanker (click on download datasheet.)

Cuba 2017 85p sg?, scott?

CAMPEON tanker

The 50p stamp shows the tanker CAMPEON. The clearest identification is what looks like a crow’s nest in the foremast.

Built under yard no 17 by Astrilleris. Espanoles (AESA) at Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain for Cia Arrendataria del Monopolio de Petroleas S.A. (CAMPSA), Madrid, Spain.
23 June 1979 launched as the CAMPEON one sister the CAMPONUBLA not any photo gives the last with the orange marking above the bridge windows.
Tonnage 14,863 grt, 22,353 dwt., dim. 166.0 x 24.2m.
One Sulzer 6RND68 diesel engine, 9,900 hp, speed 14.5 knots.
September 1979 delivered to owner, homeport Gran Canaria. IMO No 7711646.

15 August 1980 while it was loading petroleum products, at the Galp Setubal refinery , it suffered a fire followed by a series of explosions, three crew members died and five technicians from the refinery were injured.

2004 Sold to Maritima de Panama SA, Panama and renamed MARGARITA B.
15 June 2006 arrived Chittagong, Bangladesh for scrapping.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz and internet.
Cuba 2017 50p sg scott?

ABERDEEN shuttle tanker

Built as a double hulled shuttle tanker under yard no 306 by Ast. Espanoles (AESA), Sestao, Spain for Getty Maritime Inc., Monrovia.
09 February 1996 laid down.
15 July 1996 launched under the name ABERDEEN.
Tonnage 47,274 grt, 26,719 nrt, 87,055 dwt., dim. 221.8 x 36.8 x 21m., length bpp.210m.
Powered by 2SA 7 cyl. type 7S60 MC6 engine, 14,314 kw, one shaft, speed 14.5 knots. Two bow-thrusters and one stern thruster.
Crew 34.
Loading capacity 80,500 m³.
18 December 1996 completed. Under Bahama flag and registry, homeport Nassau.

Used in the North Sea.
2018 In service, same name and owner, IMO No 9125736.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz Internet.
Cuba 2017 35p sg?, scott?

BORDER TARTAN or BORDER THISTLE

For the 10th Anniversary of the reactivation of the oil refinery Camilo Cienfuegos the refinery was named after Camilo Cienfuegos (a photo van hem also on the stamp on the left) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilo_Cienfuegos Cuba issued in 2017 four stamps which shows us the refinery with in the foreground oil tankers used to supply and transport the oil to and from the refinery. The inscription under the stamps translated in English gives for the 15p “coastal tanker”, the 35p “shuttle tanker”, (ABERDEEN), the 50p a “multipurpose tanker” CAMPEON and on the 85p “handy size tanker” WSD 42 111k AFRAMAX tanker design.


The 15p stamp shows us the BORDER TARTAN or BORDER THISTLE both built by the Damen shipyard in Galati, Rumania. It are sisterships which is depict I am not sure.
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BORDER THISTLE: built as a tanker under yard no 1036 for Darwin Shipping Ltd., Jersey.
01 October 2003 laid down.
16 July 2004 launched as BORDER THISTLE.
Tonnage 3,248 grt, 1,273 nrt, 4,988 dwt., dim. 85,32 x 17,00 x 8.95m. Length bpp. 79.9m, draught 6.30m.
Tank capacity 5,211m³.
The empty hull was towed to the Damen yard in Bergum, Netherlands for fitting out under yard no 9355.
Powered by one MAK 8M25c 8 cyl. 2,400 kW, one shaft, speed 12 knots.
26 January 2005 completed, homeport Isle of Man.

04 June 2010 sold to Sociedad Naviera Ultragás Ltd., Santiago, Chile and renamed DON PANCHO
2018 In service same name and owners, IMO No 9287819.

BORDER TARTAN: built as a tanker under yard no 1037 for Darwin Steaming Ltd., Douglas, Isl of Man.
15 October 2003 laid down.
26 August 2004 launched as BORDER TARTAN.
Same details as the BORDER THISTLE.
The empty hull was towed to the Damen yard in Bergum, Netherlands for fitting out under yard No 9356.
02 March 2005 completed.

21 October 2010 sold to Podravina Shipping Inc. Valparaiso, Chile, renamed in DON GONZALO I
2018 Same name and owners IMO No 9287821.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz and internet.
Cuba 2017 15p sg?, scott?
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BOMBARDMENT OF VALPARAISO in 1866

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BOMBARDMENT OF VALPARAISO in 1866

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:29 pm

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The Bombardment of Valparaíso on 31 March 1866 happened after the Chincha Islands War, when a Spanish fleet shelled, burned and destroyed the undefended port of Valparaíso.

Background
After the humiliating defeat at the Battle of Papudo and the indecisive Battle of Abtao, Rear Admiral Casto Méndez Núñez was ordered to take punitive action against South American ports. When the Chilean government ordered that vessels supplying or communicating with the Spanish fleet should not be allowed to enter Chilean ports, Méndez Núñez's first target became the most important and undefended Chilean city of Valparaíso.
Attempts at mediation
Efforts to mediate were initially steered by European diplomats whose countrymen were most affected by the initial blockade of Chilean ports and by the threat of bombardment. High-level contacts took place intensively in late 1865 and early 1866 between London, Paris and Madrid. A formula to resolve the conflict appeared, at one stage, to have been secured.In the final two weeks, the United States was especially active. The American minister to Chile, General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick and the US Naval Commander John Rodgers who was at port commanding a US naval squadron composed of the ironclad monitor USS MONADNOCK and the steamers POWHATAN, TUSCARORA and VANDERBILT attempted a last-minute settlement with the Spanish Admiral. To that effect they enlisted the cooperation of the commander of the British Pacific Station, Rear Admiral Joseph Denman, who had under his command two warships: HMS SUTLEY and HMS LEANDER. The British commander, despite coming under great pressure from British merchants in the city, later changed his mind and decided to enforce a strict neutrality, refusing the cooperation of his ships.
Ultimately, all the attempts at mediation failed, as the chief condition of Admiral Méndez Núñez was the proper salute to the Spanish flag, the return by the Chileans of the captured Schooner COVADONGA and the immediate payment of a crippling indemnity. The talks broke over the matter of the flag salute. When General Kilpatrick threatened to defend the port with the US squadron and attack the Spanish fleet, Admiral Méndez Núñez famously responded with, "I will be forced to sink [the US ships], because even if I have one ship left I will proceed with the bombardment. Spain, the Queen and I prefer honor without ships than ships without honor." Consequently the Spanish Admiral, notwithstanding the protest of the diplomatic corps, gave notice on March 27 to all neutrals to evacuate the city.

Bombardment
At 7 am on March 31, the Spanish fleet took positions in front of their targets. It consisted of the NUMANCIA, RESOLUCION, VILLA DE MADRID, BLANCA, VENCEDORA and the PAQUETE DEL MAULE. The frigate BERENGUELA remained behind to guard against the possible escape of the merchant fleet. At 8.10 AM, the NUMANCIA discharged two shots as final notice and to give opportunity for the people still in town to take cover. The bombardment itself started at 9 am and lasted for three hours without fire being returned, as Valparaíso was totally defenseless.
The Spanish bombarded the town unhindered. The loss in public and private property was estimated at $1,000,000, and in merchandise at $9,000,000, huge sums at the time. One recent account suggests that in today's money the losses amounted to the equivalent of around $224,000,000.
The action created an international scandal. While the Spanish were heavily criticized for attacking an unarmed city, so too was the British government for not employing its own naval force to protect the lives and property of its own nationals. Most of the losses were actually endured by British merchants, and a large argument developed in the British Parliament when news arrived in May

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardme ... 3%ADso1866
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