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Details about  HMS MERMAID (F76) 1973 one-off Frigate 9"x6" Photo +data sold Malaysia HANG TUAH

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HMS MERMAID (F76) 1973 one-off Frigate 9"x6" Photo +data sold Malaysia HANG TUAH
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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Photographs
Service: Navy Era: 1945-Present
Country/ Organization: Great Britain Conflict: Gulf War (1990-1991)

HMS Mermaid (F76), A one-off design Frigate, - 9" x 6" Photograph with tactical data on reverse

On offer is a nice colour litho-printed photograph of a frigate that was orginally built for Ghana (as Black Star), but when Nkrumah was ousted the contract fell through. She had a relatively short RN career as HMS Mermaid, entering service in May 1973 and was used primarily for training purposes. She was sold 4 years later to Malaysia where she was re-named Hang Tuah (and I think she is still in service). The photograph comes from the Atlas Editions series of warship cards, with a brief history and technical data on the reverse.

The overall size of the print is 10" x 7½" with the actual photograph measuring 9½" x 6". The reverse of the card provides either a brief history and/or tactical data. This is NOT a scanned and printed image unlike some other items found elsewhere on eBay – in many cases, smaller 3½" x 5" copies, scanned and with the name plate trimmed off and often flipped through 180º.

Note: litho-printed items are the modern method of mass printing and under a magnifying glass will show a dot-screen pattern, unlike true photographs printed from negatives or transparencies.
- a great addition to your collection of naval memorabilia

UK Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, Paypal or, for small value items, payments will be accepted in equivalent value in new postage stamps. Cheques should be paid to Mike Welfare at the following address: Glendale Halley Road Broad Oak HEATHFIELD TN21 8TG Overseas buyers can make payment using Paypal.

Items will generally be shipped on the next working day after payment

Parcel 2 Go

April 2012 postal price rises from Royal Mail have been ridiculous! See the paragraph reporting the UK price rises from Reuters, below:

The price rise - which will raise the cost of sending a letter first class by a huge 30 percent to 60 pence ($0.96), and the slower, second class by 39 percent to 50 pence - has sparked alarm across the country where consumers are facing slow wage growth and high inflation.

I have been able to keep my UK pricing at the same level as for 2011, but the effect on prices for posting outside the UK is, frankly, scandalous. Sending photos by printed paper in a board-stiffened envelope has seen price hikes of in excess of 80%. There are though, still, savings to be made on P&P for multiple purchases, as I will absorb some of these costs (see table below).




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I specialise in naval items - primarily, photos and books (including commission books). I also sell most other types of books - especially, Religious - Antiquarian - First Editions/Signed - Children - Giles -Sporting - Art - Literature - Nature - Travel and other printed matter (comics, magazines, football programmes etc).
From time-to-time I also sell items of art, such as watercolours, old litho prints and more modern limited edition prints and  as well as other, more unusual collectables (e.g. scientific instruments).

Any queries relating to this item can be resolved by contacting mike126 (at)

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