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Subs on Stamps
« on: 23 Apr , 2010, 08:17 »
Hello all,

In the daunting quest to find photos I came across this site:

http://www.submarinesonstamps.co.il/IndexByCountry.aspx

Not much in the way of research photos but still fairly interesting.

good luck!
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« Reply #1 on: 23 Apr , 2010, 12:09 »
Thanks for the link!

I do like the 1943 U-Boat Type VIIC stamps :) Would look nice in a small collection U-Boat stamps in a picture frame on the wall.

Siara, did you see they have one of Erich Topp U-552

There one up on Ebay now http://cgi.ebay.ca/3-Reich-Nazi-GERMANY-44-Submarine-COMMANDER-U-BOAT-MNH_W0QQitemZ130385408626QQcategoryZ3489QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DDLSL%252BSI%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D10%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9025943026921585053

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« Reply #2 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 03:45 »
cool
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« Reply #3 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 05:36 »
I would like to have some stuff like that. I bought 1940 pfennig just because it was during the war years, some stamps would be cool also...U-boat stamps...very cool!

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« Reply #4 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 07:48 »
They are kinda' cool...around $3 - $4 with shipping off e-bay, would make a nice addition to theme around a display.

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« Reply #5 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 18:31 »
Good point, T. I've got a Kriegsmarine chart and brass dividers, would love to make a logbook, and maybe a letter with a cancelled stamp.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 19:08 »
Sounds nice.  I have some decent charts from on line, was thinking off printing them out at work on the 48" plotter and then weathering it.  I like the dividers! Maybe:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/german-wwi-heroic-u-boat-war-loan-propaganda-rare

Maybe an old Zippo or something.

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« Reply #7 on: 25 Apr , 2010, 18:04 »
Nice link, nice idea, thanks!

Here's the case before the model was finished, and the chart:





Chart is not quite accurate, had to do some squishing and the scan of the original wasn't perfect. Printed it out at work on the big wide format.
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« Reply #8 on: 25 Apr , 2010, 18:18 »
Sounds nice.  I have some decent charts from on line, was thinking off printing them out at work on the 48" plotter and then weathering it.  I like the dividers! Maybe:

Chart is not quite accurate, had to do some squishing and the scan of the original wasn't perfect. Printed it out at work on the big wide format.

Dam!! I need to work at a place with a big wide format print ;D ;)

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« Reply #9 on: 25 Apr , 2010, 19:07 »
Rokket,

That is awesome!  Like a mini museum.  I have a china hutch in my office right now, need to clean out a shelf for my upcoming project.

Didi you make the case or buy it?

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« Reply #10 on: 26 Apr , 2010, 16:13 »
Thanks T. Bought it 2nd hand at a shopfitters. They had heaps of old cases. Wanted one with glass ends, but the glass-ended ones weren't long enough! Had mirrors made for the back doors, just two big pieces of mirror. It was expensive, I probably could have done better with patience, but .... $650. My wife painted it blue inside, and did a streaked stainless effect outside, and I added some aluminum tread plate at the front as a kick plate, used big hex bolts.

I figured a desktop case would be $350+ anyway...

NZ - big printers are handy! You really will need one for all your drawings!
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« Reply #11 on: 26 Apr , 2010, 17:20 »
Well done indeed!  I will have to start looking in the second hand stores around here.  Summer for us is coming up, lots of yard sales, flea markets and swap meets....I'll have to see what I find.  This is assuming she approves of the finished product and it inhabits the Living room.

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« Reply #12 on: 28 Apr , 2010, 00:32 »
Yes, it was originally going in my office, but the case would have to be sort of enclosing an existing shelf, and she was kind enough to allow it in the dining rm...the negotiation will be the biggest part! I like a nice normal house, but I don't think I'd really mind if there were display cases everywhere, each with a huge model!
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« Reply #13 on: 18 Apr , 2014, 13:39 »
Subs on Stamps -- Well my store sells stamps. I guess that I'm going to have to start looking for some sub on stamps.
I'm sure that I have the two stamps that are list in this thread. Going to have to look for some more.

Later Tim