Maritime Stamps at Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Opening today at Aberdeen Maritime Museum is an exhibition of maritime stamps. The exhibition was put together for London 2010: Festival of Stamps by Aberdeen Philatelic Society, who are celebrating their centenary this year.

The exhibition will run until 14th November, but the stamps on display will change approximately every 4 weeks. Amongst the topics covered are lighthouses, paquebots and Guantanomo Bay.

It’s great to see Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Philatelic Society collaborating on this fascinating thematic exhibition.

Cruising Yachts stamp from the Sailing issue, 1975

Cruising Yachts stamp from the Sailing issue, 1975

Maritime Stamps Programme

17th July-14th August
Royal Yachts
Guantanamo Bay
Gambian Ship Mail
Paquebots
Lighthouse Development
Airships

Cockle-dredging stamp from the Fishing issue, 1981

Cockle-dredging stamp from the Fishing issue, 1981

15th August-11th September
Denmark Maritime
Fishing Industry
St Clair
Naval Mail from Iceland
Shetland Scottish Steamers
West Africa

Bell Rock Lighthouse, Arbroath stamp, from the Lighthouses issue, 1998

Bell Rock Lighthouse, Arbroath stamp, from the Lighthouses issue, 1998

12th Sept-9th October
Lighthouses of GB
Canada
Indian Ship Mail
Transatlantic Mail
Polish Gov. in Exile
St Kilda Mail

10th October-14th November
World Explorers
Aberdeen Maritime Mail
Ships on Stamps
GB Maritime Booklets
Lighthouses of the World
Nelson

See the London 2010: Festival of Stamps website for information on many more events and exhibitions.

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