marine storm

Extratropical
marine storms


Below is a checklist of Extratropical marine storms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Marine storms Marine storms
Summary and cross-references for paintings of marine storms
(for which two or more entries are found in separate sets of items)


Below is a list of Extratropical marine storms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Extratropical marine storms
Aland Islands (Finland)66 (Mi?)1992
Aland Islands (Finland)67aBooklet pane of 4 (64-67), with booklet outside (front and back)
Aland Islands (Finland)67a fdcPane of 4 on FDC
Aland Islands (Finland)66 cover (Mi? cover)Stamp on cover1993
Aland Islands (Finland)376 (Mi417)2015
Aland Islands (Finland)376 gutterGutter pair
Aland Islands (Finland)376 fdcStamp on FDC
Alderney (Great Britain)60 (Mi?)1991"Wreck of HMS Victory, 1744"
AntarcticaP-unknown$50. (banknote), also back2010
Australia895 (Mi872)1984"Orient" in storm
Australia965 fdc (Mi953 fdc)(Benham) cachet on FDC1985
Australia2672 (Mi?)2007
Australia2671-2673 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC, also back
Bahamas470 (Mi?)1980
Bahamas534 (Mi?)470 surcharged1983
Bhutan1002 (BL?)SS11991Stormy sea in Hero and Leander, painting by Peter Paul Rubens
BelgiumB64 (Mi?)1927
BelgiumB65 (Mi?)
BelgiumB66 (Mi?)
BelgiumB67 (Mi?)
BelgiumB68 (Mi?)
BelgiumNonePostal card1938Allegory of a guardian goddess in a marine storm (logo for Les Pays Bas Insurance Company)
Belgium1456 (Mi?)1992L`homme à la barre, painting by Théo van Rysselbergh, 1892
BeninUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018Navire sur la mer orageuse (Ship in a Stormy Sea), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1887; see all items with this painting
BeninUnknown a-d fdcBlock of 4 stamps (from MS4) on FDC
British Antarctic Territory184 (Mi?)1991Detail from HMS Erebus and Terror in the Antarctic, painting by John Wilson Carmichael
British Antarctic Territory188 (Mi189)Like 184 inscribed in blue1991Detail from HMS Erebus and Terror in the Antarctic, painting by John Wilson Carmichael
British Antarctic Territory188-191 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (BAT Official cachet)
Bulgaria4817 (Mi?)2017Rainbow, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873 (depicts a shipwreck in a stormy sea; a faint rainbow (not visible in this stamp) possibly symbolizes hope for the sailors' salvation); see all items with this painting
Bulgaria4813 (Mi?)One of MS4 (4816a (a-d))2017Ahtopol lighthouse in storm
Burundi1029 (Mi?)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2012Stormy Sea, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1868; see all items with this painting
Burundi1045 (BL?)
i1045
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Navire sur la mer orageuse (Ship in a Stormy Sea), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1887; see all items with this painting
Canada670 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood brown and green) cachet on FDC1975
Canada671 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood green and blue) cachet on FDC
Canada672 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood blue and green) cachet on FDC
Canada673 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood brown and green) cachet on FDC
Canada673a fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood red and green) cachet on FDC
CanadaKM1863$20. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2015SS Edmund Fitzgerald in the storm that sank it in Lake Superior on 9 November 1975
CanadaUnknown (Mi?)From MS6 (6x unknown)1975
CanadaUnknown fdcStamp and (Canada Post) cachet on FDC
CanadaUnknown booklet (Mi?)Self-adhesive booklet pane of 10 (10x unknown), with booklet front
Canouan (St. Vincent)Unknown f (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2016The Ninth Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1850; see all items with this painting
Cayes of Belize27 (BL?)SS11995Wreck of the "British ship Comet, 1822"
Central African RepublicC241 (Mi?)1981Christ in the Storm [on the Sea of Galilee] (in French text), painting by Rembrandt, 1633; see all items with this painting
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower) margin of SS1
Central African RepublicMi6892One of MS4 (Mi6890-6893)2017Detail from Tempête sur la Mer Noire (Black Sea Storm), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1893
Central African RepublicBL1599_stamp (Mi?)Stamp from SS1 (BL1599)Naufrage proche des rochers (Shipwreck Near the Rocks), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky. 1870
Central African RepublicMi7158One of MS100 (Mi7065-7164)2017Detail from The Shipwreck, painting by J.M.W. Turner, 1805 (not Calais Pier as in text)
Central AfricaBL1592On stamp of SS12017Detail from Dutch Boats in a Gale, painting by J.M.W. Turner, 1801
Central AfricaBL1594In (surrounding) margins of SS12017Detail from Bell Rock Lighthouse, painting by J.M.W. Turner, 1819
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)SS12013
Chile1217 (Mi1826)Joint issue with Japan 25781997Based on Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
Chile1217 fdcStamp and (Correos de Chile) cachet on FDC, also back
Chile
Japan
1217 fdc
2578 fdc
Two stamps and one of two cancels on dual-country FDC(As above for stamps)
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2002
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2010The Wreck of a Transport Ship, painting by J.M.W. Turner
Ciskei (South Africa)167b (Mi188)One of strip of 5 (167 (a-f)) (Mi187-191), or two of MS10 (167f (2x 167 (a-f)))2004The text at the bottom of the stamp has been switched with that of 167a: it should read "Dias shipwrecked off Cabo Tormentoso [Cape of Storms], 1500"
Ciskei (South Africa)167 fdcStamp on FDC
Ciskei (South Africa)223 (Mi248)1994
Ciskei (South Africa)224 (Mi249)
Ciskei (South Africa)221-224 fdcTwo of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Cocos Islands285a (Mi?)MS3 (285a (283-285))1993
Cocos Islands285b (Mi?)285a overprinted "Taipei '93"
Czechoslovakia2071 (Mi2330)1976A Dutch Hulk and a Boeier, engraving by Frans Huys in 1562 after a design by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
DenmarkB49 (Mi611)1976
DjiboutiUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (surrounding) margin of SS12016
Finland1045 maxi (Mi? maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1997
FranceNonePostcard, also back1927"Marine - tempête - La Provence"
France1981 (Mi?)1985
France1981 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
France
Switzerland
1981 fdc2
753 cover
Stamp and (French) cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on dual-country FDC/cover1985
FranceNone(Conseil de l'Europe) cachet on cover2000"Bureau temporaire annulé [à cause d'une] tempête"; also depiction of a sailing ship in a storm
France4743 (Mi?)2015Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
FranceUnknown (Mi?)2017
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC78 (Mi?)1984
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94 (Mi?)Strip of 2 (C94a (C93-C94 + label))1986Jean Charcot; his ship "Le Pourquoi Pas?" in a storm
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94 artworkC94 original artwork
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94a fdc1One of strip of 2 on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94a fdc2One of strip of 2 and (black printed) cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94a fdc3One of strip of 2 on FDC (? cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC94a fdc4One of strip of 2 on FDC (? cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesUnknown (Mi?)2022The Meridian, shipwrecked in a storm at Amsterdam Island on 24 August, 1853
GabonUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"The Shipwreck [#8], 1884" (in French text), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky
GermanyNoneCinderella (poster stamp)early-1900s?"German marine search and rescue service" (in German text)
GermanyNoneCinderella (poster stamp)mid-1900s?
Germany (West)929 fdc (Mi478 fdc)(Blue and red and black printed) cachet on FDC, also detail1965
Germany (West)None(Red pictorial) meter1971
Ghana1463g (Mi?)One of MS6 (1463 (a-h))1992"Shipwreck of the Santa Maria, 25th December 1492" (but the loss of the ship was in fact not due to a storm)
Gibraltar722 (Mi?)1997The Mary Celeste in a storm
GibraltarUnknown6 (Mi?)One of MS3 (3x unknown6), or one of MS6 (a-f)2018
GibraltarUnknown fdc1MS6 and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
GibraltarUnknown fdc2MS6 on FDC (different)
Great BritainNonePostcard back, also front1921"Rough Sea, Brighton"
Great Britain669 (Mi595)1972
Great Britain668-670 fdc1One of three stamps on FDC (Nottingham cancel)
Great Britain668-670 fdc2One of three stamps on FDC (York cancel)
Great Britain1221 (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (1221a (1217-1221))1988The Spanish Armada in a storm in the North Sea, 30 July - 2 August 1588
Great Britain1221a fdc1Strip of 5 on FDC
Great Britain1221a fdc2Strip of 5 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1221a gutterStrip of 5 gutter pair
Great BritainNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1995"Delayed by rough seas"
Great Britain1965 (Mi1926)2001
Great Britain1965 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1965 fdc1Stamp and (Benham) cachet on FDC, also back
Great Britain1965 fdc2Stamp and (Benham) cachet (and signature) on FDC, also back and insert
Great Britain1965 fdc3Stamp and (Luxury) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1966a (BL10, Mi1924-1927)MS4 (1963-1966)
Great Britain1966a card (BL10, Mi1924-1827 card)PHQ card back, also front
Great BritainNone(Benham) cachet on cover, also back2008"Weather the Storm"
Greece667 (Mi?)1960
Greece1928 (Mi?)1999
Greece1927-1930 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Grenada3607 (Mi?)2006"The Santa Maria sinking, December 25, 1492" (but the loss of the ship was in fact not due to a storm)
Grenada Grenadines1766 (Mi?)1995
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS12013
Iceland153 (Mi?)1930Viking ship in storm
IcelandO54 (Mi?)153 overprinted
IcelandB1 (Mi168)1933
IcelandB3 (Mi170)
IcelandB11 (Mi?)1949
Iceland512 (Mi?)1978
Iceland1150 (Mi?)2008
Iceland1278 (Mi?)1150 surcharged2012
Iceland1418 (BL64)Self-adhesive SS1 (Mi1507)201680th anniv. loss of the Pourquoi Pas IV in a storm in Iceland
Ireland338 (Mi301)1974
Ireland338 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Ireland338 fdc2Stamp and FDC cancel
Isle of Man / Calf of Man (Great Britain)Local (perf)
Local (imperf)

Imperforate
1972
Isle of Man (Great Britain)37 (Mi37)1974
Isle of Man (Great Britain)38 (Mi38)
Isle of Man (Great Britain)36-39 fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC
Isle of Man (Great Britain)77 (Mi71)1975
Isle of Man (Great Britain)77 pairGutter pair (77)
Isle of Man (Great Britain)821 (Mi796)Stamp-on-stamp: 38, from one pane of booket of 3 panes (823b (820a (816-820 + 4 labels)), 822a (816-818+821-822 + 4 labels), 823a (823)), with front and back (Mi791-797+BL34(Mi798), MH44)1999
Isle of Man (Great Britain)823 (BL34)SS1 from one pane of booket of 3 panes (823b (820a (816-820 + 4 labels)), 822a (816-818+821-822 + 4 labels), 823a (823)), with front and back (Mi791-797+BL34(Mi798), MH44)
Isle of Man (Great Britain)823 fdcSS1 on FDC
Isle of Man (Great Britain)823 packPresentation pack front, also back
Israel243+label (Mi288+label)1963"And there was a mighty tempest on the sea" (in French text)
Japan693 (Mi725)1960The Kanrin Maru in a storm
Japan693-694 fdcOne of two stamps and (blue and orange and black printed) cachet on FDC, also insert
Japan703 (BL62)MS2 (693-694)
Japan800 (Mi?)1963Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
Japan974 fdc (Mi1020 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1968Artistic depiction of a marine storm
Japan2530-2531 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1996
Japan2578 (Mi2479)Joint issue with Chile 12171997Based on Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
Japan2578 fdc1Stamp and (S) cachet on FDC
Japan2578 fdc2Stamp and (JPS) cachet on FDC
Japan
Chile
2578 fdc
1217 fdc
Two stamps and one of two cancels on dual-country FDC(As above for stamps)
Japan2717 (Mi?)1999Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
JapanUnknown (Mi9454)Five of MS10 (5x (a-b))2018Based on Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
Jersey (Great Britain)301 (Mi294)1983Dolphin and Swallow in a storm with high winds and open, turbulent seas at the western end of the Magellan Strait
Jersey (Great Britain)330 (Mi?)1984
Jersey (Great Britain)330 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)331 (Mi?)
Jersey (Great Britain)331 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)332 (Mi?)
Jersey (Great Britain)332 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)333 (Mi?)
Jersey (Great Britain)333 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)334 (Mi?)
Jersey (Great Britain)334 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)335 (Mi?)
Jersey (Great Britain)335 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)330-335 fdcFive stamps on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1905 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1905a (10x 1905))2015"Stormy Day at Noirmont Point"
Jersey (Great Britain)1902-1909 fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1997 (Mi?)From MS10 (1997a (10x 1997))2016"Corbière lighthouse surrounded by stormy winter seas"
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1924 (Mi?)One of MS6 (1927a (1922-1927))2016
Jersey (Great Britain)1922-1927 fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Luxembourg911 maxi (Mi? maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1994
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]2018Detail from Storm over Evpatoria, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1861
Maldive Islands2138 (Mi?)SS11996Northeaster, painting by Winslow Homer, 1895
Maldive IslandsUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017Detail from The Tempest, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1851
Maldive IslandsUnknown (Mi?)Stamp from SS1The Ninth Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1850; see all items with this painting
ManamaMi6781970
Mauritius584 (Mi588)1984
Mauritius583-586 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Mauritius791 (Mi?)1994"St Géran on rough seas off Isle de France"
Mauritius790-793 fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Mexico1707 (Mi?)One of pair (1708a (1707-1708)), or 10 stamps and 5 labels of MS20 (1707b (10x (1707-1708) + 5 labels))1991Ocean storm; 500th anniv. (in 1992) discovery of America (by Columbus)
Micronesia261b (Mi?)One of MS6 (261 (a-f))1997Tien-Hou, Chinese goddess of the sea, guiding mariners in a storm
MonacoB84 (Mi296)1944Body of the martyr Devota (now Saint Devota) carried in a sailing ship being led by a dove out of a storm at sea to safety at what is now Les Gaumates, Monaco in around 303 AD
Monaco1053 (Mi1259)1977Albert I's yacht Hirondelle in storm
Monaco1053 fdcStamp and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Monaco1053 maxiMaxicard
Monaco1055 (Mi1261)
Monaco1055 maxiMaxicard
Monaco1055 fdcStamp and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Monaco1053+1055 fdcTwo stamps and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Monaco1078 (Mi1284)1977Albert I's yacht Hirondelle in marine snowstorm
Monaco1078 fdcStamp and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Monaco1078 maxiMaxicard
Monaco1099 (Mi1305)1978Scene from Jules Verne's novel l'Île mystérieuse (The Mysterious Island) -- the balloonists, caught in a great, long-lived tempest, finally crash into the ocean just off an uncharted island. Here are some of Verne's words (translated into English) that describe the scene: "It was the open sea, whose waves were still dashing with tremendous violence! ... The vast liquid plain, lashed without mercy by the storm, appeared as if covered with herds of furious chargers, whose white and disheveled crests were streaming in the wind. ... The voyagers, clinging to the [balloon's] net, were still too heavy for it, and soon, half plunged into the sea, they were beaten by the furious waves."
Monaco1099 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
Monaco1099 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Monaco1099+1106 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Monaco1105 (Mi1311)1978Scene from Jules Verne's novel Les enfants du capitaine Grant (In Search of the Castaways) -- Lady Helena and Mary Grant and the sailing ship Macquarie in a violent ocean storm near the New Zealand coast. Here are some of Verne's words (translated into English) that describe the scene: "But neither Lady Helena nor Mary Grant uttered a word of complaint, though the continuous rain obliged them to stay below, where the want of air and the violence of the motion were painfully felt. They often braved the weather, and went on the poop till driven down again by the force of a sudden squall. ... Two hours passed; the sea was rising. The Macquarie was struck so violently that it seemed as if her keel had touched the rocks. ... By and by the returning waves would break over the deck in great masses. The boat was washed out of the davits by the force of the water. ... there was a danger of sinking by the bow, for the deck was filled at every lurch, and the sheet of water not being able to escape quickly by the scuppers, might submerge the ship."
Monaco1105 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
Monaco1105 fdc2Stamp and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Monaco1105 maxiMaxicard
Mozambique1675 (BL?)SS12002
MozambiqueUnknown ms (Mi?)MS6 (a-f)2013
MozambiqueUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
MozambiqueUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017Detail from The Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1889; see all items with this painting
Nagorno-KarabakhUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS7 (a-d + 2 labels)2017The Ninth Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1850; see all items with this painting
Nagorno-KarabakhUnknown1-2 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC2017Shipwreck, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1854
Netherlands140 (Mi141)1924
NetherlandsNonePostcard back, also front1959"Vlissingen [Netherlands], (seaside) boulevard during storm"
New Zealand2174 (Mi2486)From block of 6 (2172-2177) (Mi2484-2489)2008"Weather extremes - [marine] storm"
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc1One of six stamps on FDC, also back
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc2One of six stamps on FDC (different, available only in a special limited-edition album, below)
New Zealand2172-2177_albumLimited-edition album pages 1-3, also outside, page2, page3, certificate of authenticity; album contains MS5 (2177a (2172-2177))
Niger1187b (Mi?)One of MS4 (1187 (a-b))2013
Niue821 (BL?)Imperforate SS12007Detail from Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee, painting by Rembrandt, 1633; see all items with this painting
Norfolk Island293 (Mi?)1982
Norfolk Island295 (Mi?)
Norfolk Island297 (Mi?)
Norfolk Island298 (Mi?)
Norfolk Island293+295+297 fdcThree stamps and (official) cachet on FDC
Norfolk Island294+296+298 fdcOne of three stamps and (official) cachet on FDC
Panama482K (BL85)1968Christ at the Sea of Galilee, painting by Tintoretto (~1575-1580); (in this painting the apostles are in a small boat in a raging storm on the Sea)
Pitcairn Islands749 (Mi?)One of MS3 (750a (748-750))2016
Pitcairn Islands748-750 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Portugal2227 (Mi2256)One of MS6 (2231a (2226-2231) (Mi2255-2260)1998
Portugal2266-2231 fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Portugal2239 (Mi2266)Self-adhesive, like 2227, one of strip of 6 (2244a (2239-2244)) (Mi2266-2271)
Portugal2266 (Mi2290)One of MS4 (2265-2268) (Mi2289-2292)1998
Portugal2269i (Mi2302)Like 2266, one of MS12 (2269 (a-k + 2265)) (Mi2293-2304)
Redonda (Antigua)Unknown ss (BL?)SS11988"Queen Louhi of Pohjola creates a storm"
Redonda (Antigua)Unknown fdcSS1 on FDC
Romania2145 (Mi2847)1969Bishop (now Saint) Nicholas rescuing sailors from a storm in the Mediterranean (based on a fresco in Romania's Sucevita Monastery)
Romania2144-2145 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Romania2262 (Mi?)1971Furtuna pe coasta marii (Storm on the Sea Coast), painting by Bonaventura Peeters the Elder
Romania2262 maxi1Maxicard
Romania2262 maxi2Maxicard (different cancel)
Romania2263 (Mi?)Marina (Seascape), painting by Ludolf Backhuysen
Romania2263 maxiMaxicard
Romania2264 (Mi?)Corâbii pe mare furtunoasa (Skiffs in a stormy sea), painting by Andries van Eertvelt
Romania2264 maxiMaxicard
RussiaNonePostcard back, also frontearly-1900s"Black Sea storm" (in Russian, German, and French text on postcard front)
Russia (USSR)4181 (Mi?)1974Stormy Sea, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1868; see all items with this painting
Russia (USSR)4181+labelStamp and label
Russia (USSR)4181 maxiMaxicard
Russia (USSR)4182 (Mi?)Rainbow, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873 (depicts a shipwreck in a stormy sea; the faint rainbow possibly symbolizes hope for the sailors' salvation); see all items with this painting
Russia (USSR)4182+labelStamp and label
Russia (USSR)4182 maxiMaxicard
Russia (USSR)4183 (Mi?)Shipwreck, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1876 (depicts a shipwreck in a stormy sea)
Russia (USSR)4183+labelStamp and label
Russia (USSR)4183 maxiMaxicard
St. Pierre and MiquelonC17 (Mi?)1947
St. Pierre and Miquelon961a (Mi?)One of strip of 2 (961 (a-b))2012"Le Béothuk [painting] par Dirk Verdoorn"
St. Pierre and Miquelon603 (Mi?)1994
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017Rainbow, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873 (depicts a shipwreck in a stormy sea; a faint rainbow (not visible in this stamp) possibly symbolizes hope for the sailors' salvation); see all items with this painting
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1, with detail1 and detail2Detail1 from Rainbow (except for the upper-right background in the image), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873; see all items with this painting; Detail2 from The Wave (except for the upper background in the image), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1889; see all items with this painting
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS12017
St. Vincent Grenadines861 (BL207)SS11992
Samoa366 (Mi259)1972
Samoa365-368 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Samoa417 (Mi?)
i417

Imperforate
1975
Samoa418 (Mi?)
i418

Imperforate
Samoa419a (BL?)
(Interpex 1975) souvenir sheet (415-419)
SharjahMi449A1968Northeaster, painting by Winslow Homer, 1895 (reworked in 1901)
Sierra Leone2394e (Mi?)One of MS6 (2394 (a-f))2001Detail from Ships on a stormy sea, painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger, ~1672
Singapore1700e (Mi2286)One of MS8 (MS8 (a-h)) (BL220, Mi2282-2289)2014A long time ago, Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang, was sailing to an island he had never seen before. A violent storm struck, and the seas calmed only after the prince threw his heavy crown overboard to lighten the vessel. On safely reaching the island, he saw a magnificent but strange animal - a lion - and decided to name the location Singapura, or Lion City (in Sanskrit, singa = lion and pura = city)
Singapore1773 (Mi?)One of MS8 (1779a (1772-1779))2016Kusu Island was named after a giant turtle that rescued two fishermen caught in a ferocious storm
Solomon IslandsUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2014[Christ in] The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, painting by Rembrandt, 1633; see all items with this painting
Solomon IslandsUnknown fdcMS4 on FDC
Solomon IslandsUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017Detail from Rainbow, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873 (depicts a shipwreck in a stormy sea; a faint rainbow (not visible in this stamp) possibly symbolizes hope for the sailors' salvation); see all items with this painting
South Africa392 (Mi?)1973
South Africa393 (Mi?)
South Africa394 (Mi?)
South Africa392-394 fdcThree stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
South Africa1237 (Mi1323)2001
South Africa1236-1240 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
SurinamB192 (Mi646)1973Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee
Sweden1097 (Mi871)One of booklet pane of 5 (1100a (1996-1100)) (Mi870-874)1974Ship Snow Storm in a marine snowstorm
Sweden1096-1100 fdcBooklet pane of 5 on FDC, also insert
Sweden1100b (MH48)Booklet outside (front and back)
Switzerland
France
753 cover (Mi? cover)
1981 fdc (Mi? fdc)
Stamp and (French) cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on dual-country cover/FDC1985
TogoUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015Christ sur la Mer de Galilée (Christ on the Sea of Galilee), painting by Eugène Delacroix, 1854
TogoUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2016
TogoUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d) (different)
Tristan da Cunha130 (Mi?)1969
Tristan da Cunha128-131 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Tristan da Cunha368 (Mi?)1985
Tristan da Cunha368 gutterGutter pair
Tristan da Cunha368-370 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Tristan da Cunha415 (BL?)On stamp of SS11987Marine storm in song lyrics: "While the gath'ring waters roll, while the tempest still is high"
Tristan da Cunha415 fdc1SS1 on FDC
Tristan da Cunha415 fdc2SS1 on FDC (different)
Tristan da Cunha721 (Mi?)2002
Tristan da Cunha1024 (Mi?)2014Scudding before a heavy westerly gale off the Cape, lat. 44 deg, painting by Augustis Earle, 1824
Tristan da Cunha1024-1027 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Tristan da Cunha1052 (Mi1212)2015
Tristan da Cunha1050-1053 fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Tristan da Cunha1086 (Mi?)2016
Tristan da Cunha1085-1088 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Tristan da CunhaUnknown (Mi?)2018
Tristan da CunhaUnknown1-4 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Uganda309 (BL24)Imperforate1980Christ in The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, painting by Rembrandt, 1633; see all items with this painting
Uganda309 fdcImperforate stamp on FDC
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front1906Damage to "the storm-tossed steamer Umbria" in the Lake Superior "storm of Nov. 28, 1905"
United StatesNoneInsert from (airmail) cover, also front1950"The accompanying article was damaged by water during a storm encountered at sea"
United StatesNoneInsert from (airmail) cover (different), also front1950"The accompanying article was damaged by water during a storm encountered at sea"
United StatesNoneInsert placed on top of cover1950"The accompanying article was damaged by water during a storm encountered at sea"
United States1451a fdc (Mi1062-1065 fdc)(green part of Jackson/Sweeney Overseas Mailer) cachet on FDC1972
United StatesSC73(USPS/PhilaTokyo-1981) Souvenir Card of 2 (1531 and Japan 800)1981Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai; see all items with this design
United StatesU612 fdc (Mi? fdc)(KMC Venture) cachet on FDC, also back1988
United States4234 cover (Mi? cover)(Red pictorial) cancel and (blue and yellow printed) cachet on cover2008The "SS Carl D. Bradley sank in [a] storm [on] November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4273 cover1 (Mi? cover1)(Red pictorial) cancel and (blue-green and yellow printed) cachet on cover2008The "SS Carl D. Bradley sank in a storm [on] November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4273 cover2 (Mi? cover2)(Red pictorial) cancel and (purple and yellow printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2008"On November 18, 1958 the SS Carl D. Bradley broke in two parts and sank in a storm with 65 mph winds and twenty-foot waves on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4486 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2010"On November 10, 1977 the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank suddenly during a gale storm on Lake Superior"
United States4518 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2011The "SS Carl D. Bradley .. sank in a gale storm [on] November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4519 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Magenta and cyan printed) cachet on cover2011The "SS Wexford ... sank in a gale storm on November 10, 1913 on Lake Huron"
United States4519 cover (Mi? cover)(Magenta and cyan printed) cachet on cover2012The "SS Wexford ... sank in a gale storm on November 10, 1913 on Lake Huron"
United States4562+1069 cover (Mi? cover)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2012The "SS Carl D. Bradley ... sank in a gale storm on November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4617 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front2012"In October 1901, the Ella Ellenwood trading ship ran aground in a Lake Michigan storm eight miles north of Milwaukee. The crew escaped before the wind and waves broke the ship apart".
United States4632 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2012The "SS Carl D. Bradley ... sank in a gale storm [on] November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United States4854 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Green and purple printed) cachet on FDC2014The "SS Clifton ... sank on September 21-22, 1925 in a gale storm off Thunder Bay"
United States5053 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Green and purple printed) cachet on FDC2016The "SS Carl D. Bradley ... sank in a Lake Michigan storm on November 18, 1958"
United States5158 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Green and purple printed) cachet on FDC2017The "SS Wexford ... sank in a gale storm on November 10, 1913 on Lake Huron"
United StatesU700 fdc1(Blue printed) cachet on FDC2020The "SS Carl D. Bradley ... sank in a Lake Michigan storm on November 18, 1958"
United StatesU700 fdc2(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDCThe "SS Carl D. Bradley .. sank in a gale storm [on] November 18, 1958 on northern Lake Michigan"
United StatesU700 fdc3(Purple and green printed) cachet on FDCThe "SS Wexford ... sank in a gale storm on November 10, 1913 on Lake Huron"
United StatesU700 fdc4(Blue and purple printed) cachet on FDCThe "SS Clifton ... sank on September 21-22, 1925 in a gale storm [on Lake Superior] off Thunder Bay"
United StatesU700 fdc5(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC"On November 29, 1966 the SS Daniel J. Morrell broke in two and foundered in 25-foot waves [in a storm] on Lake Huron "
United StatesU700 fdc6(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC"On November 10, 1977 the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank suddenly during a gale storm on Lake Superior"
United StatesU700 fdc7(Blue and purple printed) cachet on FDCThe "SS Manasoo ... sank in a storm on Sept 14, 1928 on Lake Huron"
Vatican City518 (Mi599)1972Translatio of St. Mark, 13th century mosaic (St. Mark miraculously saves the ship carrying his body to Venice in a storm); (design is reproduced in cachet of Vatican 519 fdc and 520a fdc5)
Vatican City518 maxi1Maxicard
Vatican City518 maxi2Maxicard (different)
Vatican City518+520 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC (Filgraf cachet)(As above for Vatican 518)
Vatican City518+520 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (Venetia cachet)
Vatican City518+520 fdc3One of two stamps on FDC (Filagrano cachet)
Vatican City518+520 fdc4One of two stamps on FDC (Tre Stelle cachet)
Vatican City518+520 fdc5One of two stamps on FDC (Capitolium cachet)
Vatican City519 fdc(Tre Stelle) cachet on FDC
Vatican City520a (BL3)On one of MS6 (518-520)
Vatican City520a fdc1MS6 on FDC (Capitolium cachet)
Vatican City520a fdc2MS6 on FDC (RODIA cachet)
Vatican City520a fdc3MS6 on FDC (KimCover cachet)
Vatican City520a fdc4MS6 on FDC (KimCover cachet)
Vatican City520a fdc5MS6 and (The Golden Series) cachet on FDC
Vatican City520a fdc6MS6 on FDC (? cachet)
Vatican City518 cover (Mi599 cover)Stamp on cover (KimCover cachet)1972Translatio of St. Mark, 13th century mosaic (St. Mark miraculously saves the ship carrying his body to Venice in a storm)
Vatican CityNone(Purple printed) cachet on aerogramme, also back1979Christ calming the tempest in the Sea of Galilee
Vatican CityNone(Purple printed) cachet on aerogramme (different)
Vatican City805 (Mi?)From MS8 (805a (8x 805 + 16 labels)1987Bishop (now Saint) Nicholas rescuing a sailor from a storm in the Mediterranean
Vatican City805-807 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC (Filagrano Sintoni 'Gold' cachet), also back
Vatican City1053 (Mi1223)1997Christ calming the tempest in the Sea of Galilee
Vietnam3531 (Mi3695)
i3531

Imperforate
2015
Vietnam3531 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Vietnam3531 maxiMaxicard, also back
Vietnam3531-3534 fdcOne of four stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Yugoslavia980 (Mi?)1969
Yugoslavia984 (Mi?)Our Lady, Star of the Sea (Stella Maris, the Virgin Mary), guide and protector of seafarers in a storm


The table below is a summary and cross-reference of paintings of marine storms (for which two or more entries are found in separate sets of items in the table above)

Paintings of marine stormsPostal items
Summary and cross-reference of paintings of marine storms
Christ in The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, painting by Rembrandt, 1633 Central African Republic C241
Niue 821
Solomon Islands Unknown d (2014)
Uganda 309
The Ninth Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1850 Canouan (St. Vincent) Unknown f (2016)
Maldive Islands Unknown (2017)
Nagorno-Karabakh Unknown d (2017)
Rainbow, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873 Bulgaria 4817
Russia (USSR) 4182
St. Thomas and Prince Islands Unknown b (2017)
Solomon Islands Unknown b (2017)
Stormy Sea, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1868 Burundi 1029
Russia (USSR) 4181
The Wave, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1889 Mozambique Unknown a (2017)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands Unknown ss (2017)
Navire sur la mer orageuse (Ship in a Stormy Sea), painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1887 Benin Unknown b (2018) (and derivatives)
Burundi 1045
Great Wave off Kanagawa, woodblock print by Hokusai Chile 1217
France 4743
Japan 800
Japan 2578
Japan 2717
Japan Unknown 2018
United States SC73


Below is a list of Extratropical marine storms on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Extratropical marine storms
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on SPOT-3 and OSCAR-25/28 and Stella and Healthsat-2 launch cover


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