Marine Boats - Code: 798
Marine boat is a fishing means for fishermen. Long long time ago when science & technology was still backward, they themselves had to make boats & junks for their fishing. Each region had its own sort of boat made of different materials. To welcome World Stamp Expo - Australia'99 in celebration of Australian "Maritime Heritage", Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Marine boats " consisting of four values representing typical fishing boats of Vietnam in early 20th century from North to South.
- The 4 - 1: Ha long Bay's net boat - 400d
The boat was made of black hard wood in northern shape, flat bottom, and oblique side.
- The 4 - 2: Cua Lo's bamboo screen junk - 400d
The sail in ear-shape was made of bamboo. When taking the sail down & up, it made the sound like opening & folding paper fan.
- The 4 - 3: Nha Trang's bamboo junk - 7,000d
The sail was made of interjoined sheaths of bamboo shoot. The junk had spare sail. When anchoring, the sail was taken down instead of being taken in.
- The 4 - 4: Ne Cape's junk - 9,000d
The inside of junk was made of peck-wood, the side & the bottom were made of sequoia. The junk was divided into 9 relatively tight sessions.
Date of issue : 10.03. 1999
Designer : Mr. Do Lenh Tuan (COTEVINA)
Stamp size : 43 x 32 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 25 stamps
FDC : 1 cover
FDC size : 170 x 110 (mm)
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : standard paper (both gummed and ungummed)