Wednesday, November 26, 2014

30th Anniversary of Aland Postage stamps 20.11.2014

The first Åland stamps were issued 1 March 1984 (please see those first issues under the Label Åland in this blog).
Approximately 15 stamps describing Åland nature, culture, history, society and autonomy are issued every year.
The Åland post office doesn’t issue large stamp editions. An edition of about 300.000-500.000 of each stamp is normal.
The themes are always chosen with great care and artistic sense.  
The Åland postal services have also attracted attention at exhibitions and contests around the world. The greatest merit so far is the first prize in the contest “The most beautiful stamp of Europe 1997.” The theme of the winning stamp was  “Ålands independence 75 years”.
The stamps on this cover have been cancelled with a special postmark marking 30 years of Åland stamps.
Thank you Ella.

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