Collecting Ships on Stamps

If you are interested in collecting ships on stamps, you will certainly be interested in one of the following:
  • Becoming a member of the Ship Stamp Society.
  • Visit the site of the ATA Ships Section (American stamp collectors) or Navicula, a German society of ships on stamps collectors.
  • The Stanley Gibbons thematic catalog "Collect Ships on Stamps". The latest edition, 2001, contains information on over 14,250 stamps showing ships. The number of named ships stands at 3,850. These all appear in the Index section, together with reference by ship type under forty different headings.
  • The Michel catalogue Schiffe - Ganze Welt 2011: Register book with Michelsoft CD with catalogue data and pictures.
  • Website Philateliemarine
  • Website Seemotive
  • Website Maritime Topics on Stamps

Ship Stamp Society

The Ship Stamp Society exists for the benefit of all those who collect Ships on Stamps, or related themes such as lighthouses and maritime cancellations.

Members receive for just £12.00 an online membership with:

  • Logbook, a bi-monthly magazine, with both short and long articles, letters, website listings, questions - and often the answers - and so on.
  • Access to the Society's packet circuit, where members exchange stamps at modest cost (UK members only).
  • An “E-Packet” which allows the purchase of stamps via the internet.
  • There is an on-line encyclopaedia on a dedicated site at

For joining the Society you can sign up online.

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Updated 1 November 2019