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Letterology: Czechoslovakian Stamp Designs by Bedřich Housa, circa 1972

A stamp depicting a Limfjorden skiff, a type of wooden dinghy, designed and engraved by Martin Mörck, and issued by Denmark on June 15, 1996, Scott No. 1053, Facit No. 1155.

A stamp depicting a Limfjorden skiff, a type of wooden dinghy, designed and engraved by Martin Mörck, and issued by Denmark on June Scott No.

Switzerland postage stamp

Man on horseback delivering mail. He's blowing a postal horn. I guess it could alternatively be a fox hunt.

Jaluit sailing canoe, designed by American artist Herbert "Herb" Kawainui Kane (1928-2011), engraved by Czeslaw Slania, and issued by Marshall Islands on January 19, 2001, Scott No. 779.

Jaluit sailing canoe, designed by American artist Herbert "Herb" Kawainui Kane engraved by Czesław Słania, and issued by Marshall Islands on January Scott No.

Vintage Postage Stamps by alio, via Flickr

Inviting Inspiration: Vintage Postage Stamps

Postage stamp

Canada Stamp 1929 - Bluenose stamp is the most famous of Canadian stamps, recognized around the world.

Alain J. Gerbault (1893-1941), a French aviator and tennis champion, made a solo circumnavigation of the world (1923-29) in his 39-foot racing/cruising gaff sloop, Firecrest. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Gerbault and his sailboat, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, and issued by France on January 10, 1970, Scott No. 1263, Y&T No. 1621.

Alain J. Gerbault a French aviator and tennis champion,Frensh stamp, circa 1970

1986 Bulgaria

Bulgaria, Historic Sailing Ships Stamps, 1986 - I am in love with these stamps. They are some of the first stamps I collected and in pretty crummy condition (I’m now a bit pickier about the condition.

Gaff-rigged sloop, definitive stamp designed by Finnish artist Pirkko Vahtero (1939- ), combined photogravure and engraved, and issued by Åland Islands on January 2, 1986, Scott No. 6, Facit No. 14.

Gaff-rigged sloop, definitive stamp designed by Finnish artist Pirkko Vahtero ), combined photogravure and engraved, and issued by Åland Islands on January Scott No. Facit No.

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