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Coat of Arms of the Colony (Aden 1964)

10 February (Aden ) within release Pictures from Aden goes into circulation Stamp Coat of Arms of the Colony face value 1.25 East African shilling

Stamp Coat of Arms of the Colony in catalogues
Michel: Mi:AD 86

Stamp is vertical format.

Also in the issue Pictures from Aden:

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Stamp Coat of Arms of the Colony in digits
Country: Aden
Date: 1964-02-10
Print: Recess
Size: 26 x 32
Perforation: comb 12 x 13½
Emission: Definitive
Format: Stamp
Face Value: 1.25 East African shilling

Stamp Coat of Arms of the Colony it reflects the thematic directions:

Queen - the title of reigning female monarch or the wife of the king in a number of countries

A coat of arms is an heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e. shield), surcoat, or tabard. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which in its whole consists of shield, supporters, crest, and motto. A coat of arms is traditionally unique to an individual person, family (except in the United Kingdom), state, organisation or corporation.

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.


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