condition: like new size / dimensions: 5.75 in x 4 in
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Wasa (or Vasa) was the world’s most high-tech warship when it set sail. Despite being one of the Swedish navy’s biggest achievements and among “the most spectacular warships ever built, Vasa sank within twenty minutes of setting sail in 1628. It fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannon were salvaged in the 17th century until it was located again in the late 1950s in a busy shipping lane just outside Stockholm harbor. The ship was salvaged with a largely intact hull in 1961. It was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet ("The Vasa Shipyard") until 1988 and then moved permanently to the Vasa Museum in the Royal National City Park in Stockholm. The ship is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions and has been seen by over 35 million visitors since 1961. Since her recovery, Vasa has become a widely recognized symbol of the Swedish "great power period.”
These postcards are pre-1988 when the ship was still housed in the shipyard before being moved to the museum.
Dimensions: 5.75 in x 4 in
Condition: like New
Price: 7 postcards for $19
1) Sculpture from one of the stern galleries
2) Heraldic figure—a so-called wild man—which has adorned the stern castle
3) Sculpture from the stern castle
4) The warship Wasa, Stockholm
5) The warship Wasa in the dry dock
6) Heads of a bitt’s standards
7) The warship Wasa in the dry dock
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