Ships and the Sea
Ships that have played a major part in the history of the Falkland Islands
Cape Horners
Cape Horners
THE CAPE HORNERS SET ON FOUR COVERS
£ 45
Cape Horners
THE CAPE HORNERS SET ON FOUR COVERS
The stamps depict the Padua, Priwall, Passat, Archibald Russell, Pamir, Mozart, Pommern, Preussen, Fennia, Cassard, Lawhill, Garthpool, Grace Harwar, Criccieth Castle, Cutty Sark and Flying Cloud. The Fennia is the featured vessel for the Calendar Card.
£ 45
Shipwreck Covers and Map
Shipwreck Covers and Map
SHIPWRECK COVERS AND MAP
£ 20
Shipwreck Covers and Map
SHIPWRECK COVERS AND MAP
The Maritime Heritage stamps show Snow Squall escapes CSS Tuscaloosa 1863, Jhelum sails from Callao 1870, Charles Cooper departs Philadelphia 1866, SS Imo and the Halifax disaster 1917. The Shipwrecks Map and stamps designed by John Smith feature the Lady Elizabeth, Capricorn, Jhelum, Snowsquall and St Mary. Details of the wrecks are described on the reverse of the map. The Calendar Card depicts the Jhelum sailing from Callo in 1870, abandoned Stanley 1870.
£ 20
Mail Ships
Mail Ships
MAIL SHIPS 1882 - 1974
£ 30
Mail Ships
MAIL SHIPS 1882 - 1974
This set of 5 covers feature the A.E.S., Darwin, Merak - N, Fitzroy, Lafonia, Fleures, SS Falkland, Oravia, Memphis, Black Hawk, Foam, Fairy, Amelia, Nautilius, and Hebe.
£ 30
HMS Endurance
HMS Endurance
HMS ENDURANCE
£ 12.50
HMS Endurance
HMS ENDURANCE
Several ships have been named HMS Endurance including Shackleton's Ship, the Ice Patrol vessel from 1968 - 1990, and it's successor commissioned in 1991. The postcard is part of a set issued to commemorate the first anniversary of the recapture of the Falkland Islands from the Argentines June 14th 1983. A full description of the part played by Endurance under Captain Nick Barker is on the reverse and the presentation A4 sheet is completed by the 50p mint stamp. The Calendar Card depicts HMS Endurance with Wasp Helicopter.
£ 12.50
Queen Elizabeth 2
Queen Elizabeth 2
QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
£ 15
Queen Elizabeth 2
QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
A souvenir sheetlet was issued to commemorate the visit of the ship as part of the 1993 world cruise. The QE 2 was used as a troop ship in 1982, though did not enter Falkland waters as it was considered too big an asset to put at risk. The Farewell QE 2 stamps depict the Launch of the ship, Passing the Falklands for the last time, The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, and the Elegance of the Vessel. The Calendar Card is features the sheetlet design.
£ 15
Lloyds of London
Lloyds of London
TERCENTENARY OF LLOYD'S OF LONDON
£ 12.50
Lloyds of London
TERCENTENARY OF LLOYD'S OF LONDON
By 1688 Edward Lloyd's coffee house in London had become the recognised centre for obtaining marine insurance. The Falkland stamps feature Silver items from Lloyds Nelson collection, Hydroponic Gardens, A.E.S. and Charles Cooper. South Georgia stamps depict Lime Street office, Lindblad Explorer, Whaling Station Leith Harbour, Horatio, whale oil tanker. The Lloyd's List was first published in 1734. The 250th anniversary was commemorated with stamps featuring the Wavertree, Stanley loading area, RMS Oravia, and Cunard Countess. The two Calendar Cards show the Charles Cooper condemned in the Falklands 1866 and the cruise ship Lindblad Explorer sailing in Antarctic waters.
£ 12.50
Centenary Wreck of Oravia
Centenary Wreck of Oravia
Centenary Wreck of the PSNC Oravia on Billy Rocks, Stanley, Falkland Islands 12 November 1912
£ 15
Centenary Wreck of Oravia
Centenary Wreck of the PSNC Oravia on Billy Rocks, Stanley, Falkland Islands 12 November 1912
Cover 1 Centenary of Establishment of Wireless Communication. The first telegram was despatched by the Governor on 23 September 1912. Radio transmission played a major role in the rescue of all passengers. Cover 2 Maritime Heritage set of 4 stamps depicting the Ship Oravia under full steam, the disembarkation of the passengers and the rescue at sea. Cover 3 Arrival of passengers in Stanley. All 412 passengers and crew were rescued and accommodated in private houses in Stanley, population around 900.
£ 15