This is a virtual catalogue for collectors. It is under construction now. You'll find new images of collectors' items being uploaded nearly every day. In the first stage you'll see the pictures only - later on there will be explanations added.
Not all images that show ROWING are elegible for this catalogue. It is the sport only that I want to show, especially COMPETITIVE ROWING. This excludes boats designed for fishing or transporting people or goods and any kind of propelling a boat in a way that does not comply with FISA's definition:
"Rowing is the propulsion of a displacement boat, with or without coxwain, by the muscular force of one or more rowers, using oars as simple levers of the second order and sitting with their backs to the direction of movement of the boat" (FISA Rules of Racing, Rule 1).
PHOTOS of boats, crews, regatta courses, boathouses etc. are excluded as they are not collectors' items in a strict sense.
How to use the catalogue
Click on a picture for enlargement.
On the left hand side is a list of categories to choose from. If you click on a category you'll find that in many cases a new window opens revealing sub-categories (mostly abbreviated names of countries or year numbers). Sometimes you can see only alphabetical groups of initials. Click again on the first letter of the country that you are looking for, and the abbreviated name of that country will appear. Likewise you find decades of years, and a click on a decade opens a list of the individual single years.
Most items are listed in more than one category. Here is an example: The North-Korean stamp issued in 1978 which shows the head of William Kinnear (GBR) - who was the Olympic champion in the single sculls at Stockholm 1912 - is listed in "Stamps by countries" (PRK), "Stamps by years of issue" (1978), "Identified Athletes" (GBR), and "Olympic Regattas" (Stockholm 1912).