Amsterdam, 1st.ed., 1997. 104 pp., profusely illustrated (chiefly cold.). D.j., 25 x 18cm. FINE. Written in both Dutch and English text, the author takes a wide selection of his own collection of ‘ships-on-stamps’ to describe the pleasure of collecting nautical stamps and to describe the evolution of the ship from its earliest form. More than 200 stamps are reviewed – many of them illustrated in colour – covering every type of vessel from square-riggers to fighting sail ; ocean liners to cargo ships. The book serves to show the wide variety of international postage stamps available and provides an excellent introduction to the subject. COLLECTING SHIPS ON STAMPS.