Sunday, July 3, 2011

Navy and Stamps

Stamps, 150th anniversary of the Italian NavyA set of four stamps issued to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the “Marina Militaire” (Italian Navy) on last June 10.
One of the stamps is dedicated to our “Accademia Navale” (Naval Academy) and another to the training ship “Amerigo Vespucci”, whose home port is Livorno (she is here just now).Postmark, 150th anniversary of the Italian Navy, LivornoOne of the five special postmarks for the occasion was applied in the Central Post Office of Livorno.

See also: Stamps details - Poste italiane (Wikipedia)

13 comments:

Jack said...

Very good, VP. Livorno has its own American connection through the Amerigo Vespucci ship. And today you have many, many American connections of your own!

Luis Gomez said...

Always loved stamps. These are really great VP.

ρομπερτ said...

What a nice mean to measure time and life.

Please have you all a good Sunday.

Traveling Hawk said...

To me, stamps are small pieces of life. I like your subject of today, VP!

Randy said...

I like the one with the ship on it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I could easily become an avid stamp collector, these are fantastic VP, small square depicting a time in history, so very cool!!

Dina said...

Stamps are a wonderful way to honor things and people. These are so nice.

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful stamps, thanks a lot for this history lesson.I'm always enchanted by your posts!
Léia

Kate said...

I have a "thing" about stamps...always choose them carefully when I'm sending cards or letters off to friends. Yes, I still insist about sending snail mail.

cieldequimper said...

It never occurred to me to post photos of last year's commemorative stamps of Versailles... I hope we'll get to see her. I love that ship.

Doug Hickok said...

Interesting post VP. Are you by chance a collector of stamps?

VP said...

@ Doug - Not at all...

JM said...

It's been a long time since I stopped collecting stamps but always enjoy seeing them.