16/09/15 - Machin Post and Go Faststamps set of Sea Travel - designs showing views from ships.
Set of 6 x 1st from machines A009 or B001 or Collectors Set of 6 valuesfrom B001.
The stamps in detail
Dover - Ferries bind coastal communities around the UK, but they also connect it to neighbouring countries. As the layers of history at Dover Castle testify, the south-eastern port of England has provided a crucial link with Europe for two millennia
Hong Kong -This energising city-state offers a vision of the future. The next best thing to sailing into Hong Kong aboard a cruise ship is to emulate the experience on the Star Ferry, shuttling day and night across a superb natural harbour flanked by dazzling skyscrapers.
Sydney - Australia’s largest city crowns the natural blessing of a fine harbour with handsome structures that reflect the connection with the Pacific. The Harbour Bridge beautifully frames the waterside Opera House – its iconic shape echoing a scattering of sea shells.
Ha Long Bay - Tucked just inside the tropics, Ha Long Bay lies where the S-shaped nation of Vietnam curls around to meet China. UNESCO has recognised this “spectacular seascape of limestone pillars”, comprising 1,600 islands and islets, as a World Heritage Site.
New York City - While New York City is the hub of a nation that celebrates speed, the ideal way to see Manhattan at its most majestic is sailing in at a dozen knots from the Atlantic Ocean, as the thriving city and its high-rise structures slowly come into view.
Venice - A city born in the maritime age remains supremely immune to modernity. Some of the world’s greatest art resides in the churches and museums of Venice, but the real joy is to drift between the palaces on the local water bus – the vaporetto.