Law 1 – The Field of Play

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the Laws of the Game for Association Football (Soccer), Law 1 deals with the field of play.   Field Surface FIFA and the IFAB specify that the field of …

INS Taragiri

Reading Time: < 1 minute  The INS Taragiri  was a Nigiri class frigate in the Indian Navy. Commissioned on May 16, 1980,  she is named for a range of hills located in the Himalayas. She …

Fedor A. Vasilev

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fedor Aleksandrovich Vasilev was a Russian landscape painter who was born on February 22, 1850, in Gatchina, Russia. His dad was a low ranking government official. Having to work from …

Ivan Kramskoi

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi was a Russian painter and art critic. He was born on the 27th of May in Ostrogozhsk in the Russian Empire to a petit bourgeois family. He …

Scouting through Norman Rockwell’s Eyes

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of my favourite stamp sets is Liberia’s 1979 set on Scouting through the eyes of Norman Rockwell. The set of 50 Stamps issued on September 1, depicts various paintings …

The SS Zambezia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The SS Zambezia was constructed in 1903 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. of Middlesbrough for Empreza Nacional de Nav a Vap of Lisbon as a cargo-passenger liner. Her tonnage …

The MS Jutlandia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published September 2, 2017. The MS Jutlandia was built for the East Asiatic Company (EAC) by the EAC at the Nakskov Shipyard in 1934. She was 461 feet long with a beam of 61 feet and …

The MV MacDhui

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published August 20, 2017. The MV MacDhui was built by Barclay, Curie and Co., Ltd. of Glasgow in 1931 for Burns Philp on their New Guinea service. She displaced 4,561 gross tons …

The Edwin Fox

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published June 14, 2017. Built by William Henry Forster in 1853 the Edwin Fox is the world’s second oldest surviving merchant ship and the only remaining example of a …

The Black Star Line

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published June 10, 2017. The Ghanan Postal authority issued a set of 3 stamps in 1957 to commemorate the formation of the Black Star Line, Ghana’s national shipping company. …