Thursday, November 02, 2006

Philatelic Cruising

According to Gibbons Stamp Monthly, "There are now some 16,000 stamps depicting ships listed in the Stanley Gibbons specialist catalogue."

An on-line feature article, Philatelic Cruising, says, "With the phenomenal growth in the popularity of cruising over the last 20 years or so, there is a wealth of philatelic material which can be used to illustrate the history and development of this popular leisure form."

According to the article, "The Ship Stamp Society, with its worldwide membership of almost 300 members in 23 countries, has collectors with specialised knowledge of all types of vessels ranging from naval craft, liners, yachts, etc, and there is much exchange of information between these enthusiasts in the Society’s monthly magazine Log Book."

To visit their Web site, click here.

To read the entire article, click here.

Also, check out Ships on Stamps at
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM