Saturday, March 19, 2016

NORDEN73 - The Nordic House in Reykjavik 26.6.1973

The stamps on this Norwegian FDC depict The Nordic House in Reykjavik.It was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. In 1973 the theme for NORDEN stamps was this building. I assume the picture on the stamps was similar in every country, but the value, writing and colours were different.
The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. To this end the Nordic House organizes a diverse program of cultural events and exhibitions.
In 1973 Iceland’s stamps celebrated 100 years. Perhaps that’s why this building was chosen. Regular mail service in Iceland was first established by a charter of 13 May 1776, and on 1 January 1873, Iceland issued its first postage stamps.
 Thank you Merja for this FDC.

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