Saturday, November 22, 2014

Miniature sheet featuring Åland sheep 5.11.2014

Following an interesting co-operation between Åland Post and Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post Group it is now time for the issue of the miniature sheet featuring Åland sheep. 

For several years, well-known stamp engraver Martin Mörck has instructed Chinese youth in the time-consuming craft of producing an engraved stamp. Initiated by Åland Post, the final exam for the trainees was the participation in a design competition designated to produce two hand-engraved, steel-printed stamp motifs for a miniature sheet featuring the species Åland sheep.  

The miniature sheet was issued on 5th November 2014 in both Åland and China. In addition to the miniature sheet, a first day cover and two maximum cards featuring the Åland sheep were available. In connection with the printing, a numbered edition of 5000 exquisite black prints of the engraving has also been produced. A limited 2000 black prints are sold as signed by the engravers. Since 2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to the Chinese zodiac, our choice of motif for the miniature sheet was sheep.

Ella thank you very much indeed for this wonderful FDC.

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