Sunday, August 29, 2010

Åland – cargo vessels

Ever since the Middle Ages Åland inhabitants have transported different things in their cargo vessels for trade and commerce. Things like firewood, living animals, meat and fish from Åland to Stockholm, Åbo (Turku), Helsinki and Tallinn. The four different types of boats shown on the stamps were among the many vessels used. Along with the First Day Cover I have also displayed the stamp booklet issued during this issue.

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