Mini Sheet: Sailing Ships (São Tomé and Príncipe 2021)

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Sailing Ships (São Tomé and Príncipe 2021)

15 August (São Tomé and Príncipe ) within release Tall Ships (2021) goes into circulation Mini Sheet Sailing Ships face value 4*31 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra

Mini Sheet Sailing Ships in catalogues
Colnect codes: Col: ST 2021-171

Mini Sheet is square format.

Although this edition was authorized by the São Tomés Postal Administration, it was not sold in São Tomé, only distributed for trade by the São Tomés philatelic agency.

Also in the issue Tall Ships (2021):

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Mini Sheet Sailing Ships in digits
Country: São Tomé and Príncipe
Date: 2021-08-15
Print: Offset lithography
Perforation: comb 13¼
Emission: Commemorative
Format: Mini Sheet
Face Value: 4*31 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra

Mini Sheet Sailing Ships it reflects the thematic directions:

A modern sailing ship or sailship is any large wind-powered vessel. Traditionally a sailing ship (or simply ship) is a sailing vessel that carries three or more masts with square sails on each. Large sailing vessels that are not ship-rigged may be more precisely referred to by their sail rig, such as schooner, barque (also spelled "bark"), brig, barkentine, brigantine or sloop. There are many different types of sailing ships, but they all have certain basic things in common. Every sailing ship has a hull, rigging and at least one mast to hold up the sails that use the wind to power the ship. The crew who sail a ship are called sailors or hands. They take turns to take the watch, the active managers of the ship and her performance for a period. Watches are traditionally four hours long. Some sailing ships use traditional ship's bells to tell the time and regulate the watch system, with the bell being rung once for every half hour into the watch and rung eight times at watch end (a four-hour watch). Ocean journeys by sailing ship can take many months, and a common hazard is becoming becalmed because of lack of wind, or being blown off course by severe storms or winds that do not allow progress in the desired direction. A severe storm could lead to shipwreck, and the loss of all hands. Sailing ships are limited in their maximum size compared to ships with heat engines, so economies of scale are also limited. The heaviest sailing ships (limited to those vessels for which sails were the primary means of propulsion) never exceeded 14,000 tons displacement. Sailing ships are therefore also very limited in the supply capacity of their holds, so they have to plan long voyages carefully to include many stops to take on provisions and, in the days before watermakers, fresh water.


A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing. Historically, a "ship" was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit. Ships are generally distinguished from boats, based on size, shape and load capacity.

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