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Posted 03/01/2012   12:26 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Here's an idea for a topical thread, let's see if it floats.

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic looming, and recent events at sea with various cruise ships (turning into a dangerous holiday?) let me suggest a thread of stamps of ship wrecks or sinking ships.
Here's a couple to start.

1948 SC# 956 S.S. Dorchester U.S Army Transport Ship sunk February 3, 1943.



British WWI propaganda label RMS Lusitania sunk May 7, 1915.

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Posted 03/01/2012   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Jamesw
On my computer underneath your post is a add for Carnival Cruises. LOL
It says Carnival Cruise Lines Wake up to something New
Horamakhet
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Posted 03/01/2012   5:05 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I'm looking at one for Antarctic Cruises. Pretty chilly waters to be wearing your Mae West in!
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Posted 03/01/2012   6:25 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I get Dell computers with core i5
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Posted 03/01/2012   11:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty good jamesw!
Alderney 1987










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Posted 03/02/2012   10:07 am  Show Profile Check jhlovell's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
so timbres667 were those all shipwrecks? they sure were great ship stamps!
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Posted 03/02/2012   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jhlovell
Yes they were all shipwrecks and I suppose around Alderney
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Posted 03/02/2012   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Norfolk Island 1982











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Edited by timbres667 - 03/02/2012 12:20 pm
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Posted 03/02/2012   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bermuda 1971

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Posted 09/27/2012   9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcoder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Norweign stamps of 3 Norwegin ships sunk during WW II.



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Posted 09/27/2012   10:02 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This brings up a question! Why do we seem to romantisize shipwrecks, but not plane- or train wrecks?
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Posted 09/28/2012   04:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Australia Post issued a set of 3 ship wrecks in 2007 (SG2813-2815).

http://www.stampnews.com/stamps/sta..._494603.html
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Posted 09/28/2012   06:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add brucego to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
very nice stamps and the is history to go
with it
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Posted 09/28/2012   08:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scouter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think some of the deadliest waters are the Great Lakes. They should do a stamp for the Edmund Fitzgerald which went down in Lake Superior.

Story and Gordon Lightfoot here >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw
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Posted 10/14/2012   2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jersey, issued in 1987
The Arethusa command by Philip D'Auvergne wrecked off Ushant, France

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Posted 10/15/2012   7:08 pm  Show Profile Check jubilee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought I'd pop this in this thread, rather than starting another one, as wreck enthusiasts are already here!

I was scanning through eBay today and came across this cover. It looked so bad that I had to look at it.




Really badly listed as "UK Penny Red still on Envelope Cover", with this description:

[Khyu]lton & Wilson agents
134 Waterloo Road
Liverpool
P 4
Mrs. Hazelton
on board the
Lochmaster Castle
Docks
Liverpool

The agents name is Elkington & Wilson, so some research to do there. The name of the ship is actually "Lochmaben Castle". A quick Google, and I found out that the ship was wrecked in 1855:

"Lochmaben Castle, for Quebec, was ashore on the Bird Rocks, Gulf of St. Lawrence, 4th June. Passengers and Crew saved."

and

"WRECK OF A VERY CROWDED EMIGRANT SHIP - Accounts received at Lloyds by the American mail report the wreck of the English ship "Lochmaben Castle." Captain TURNER, with nearly 600 souls on board, on a formidable reef known as the Bird Rocks, in the gulf of St. Lawrence. She was a first-class ship of 1,600 tons, and left Liverpool on the latter end of May, for Quebec, with 537 passengers, men, women, and children, and a cargo of rice, &c. On the 14th ult., thick hazy weather set in, and she ran upon the Bird Rocks. Signals of distress were fired, and the greater part of the cargo thrown overboard."

The stamp seems to have moved, and the cover is heavily water-stained.

I'm going to love researching this one. I paid US$10.

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