Fleet Week and the National Stationery Show!

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2015/05/18

Drum roll, please! we are at the convergence here, in this happening city, of both Fleet Week AND the National Stationery Show!

Say it with a war ship greeting card!


Many thanks to the CO of USS CHINOOK (PC-9) for commissioning the drawing of his vessel for his crew.
(Prints were ordered; I just made the greeting card up for this post.)

And much thanks to Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends for using Bowsprite cards to illustrate her very good article on the trends in the industry:


Very interesting information, beautifully designed with clever charts depicting the results of survey responses from 299 greeting card suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.

If you go to the National Stationery Show and look out the west exits, you’ll see the Fleet go by! who could ask for anything more? Sarah Schwartz is speaking at 2pm: see you there! going with my dear friend, Anja Kroencke, click to see her gorgeous work.

built: 1993, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA
class and type: Cyclone-class patrol ship
displacement: 331 tons
length: 174 ft / 53 m
beam: 25 ft / 7.6 m
draft: 7.5 ft / 2.3 m
speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
complement: 4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces

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  1. Bjoern said, on 2015/05/18 at 05:54

    Looks great!! Looking forward to it.

  2. tugster said, on 2015/05/18 at 05:59

    see you in a few daze, chere. xxxxix

    • bowsprite said, on 2015/05/18 at 06:02

      “the Bronx is up but the Battery is down!” I’m staying put, not leaving town.

  3. GP Cox said, on 2015/05/18 at 06:24

    And just in time for Military Appreciation Month!

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  5. Rigmor Lisbeth said, on 2015/05/18 at 13:04

    Great view ! Wish you a very good time there and hope that a lot of people will see and buy your beautifull Cards. Ship ohoy from Copenhagen

  6. Rembert said, on 2015/05/19 at 05:59

    Oh, secrets oft the American Navy unlocked on this blog. At least to me it is new, that the Armed Forces experiment with inflatable dreadnoughts. So what, leaving aside some shipbuilders (and wreck divers), everyone will be happy about the military developing creativity in search of savings potentials. “Small is beautiful” is one of the great insights of the 70s.

  7. mageb said, on 2015/05/20 at 15:30

    Those look scrumptious.

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