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Beloved Åland cats celebrate Year of the Tiger

On 20 October, Åland Post issues this year’s miniature sheet in the stamp series featuring Chinese zodiac signs. Designed by artist Martin Mörck, house cats illustrate Åland Post’s interpretation of the Year of the Tiger. This is Martin’s sixth design
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Get in the mood with the 2021 Christmas stamps from Åland

On 20 October, Åland Post issues this year’s two Christmas stamps illustrating things that will put you in a Christmas mood, such as Christmas presents and carols. Stamp debuting illustrator Rebecca Elfast from Sweden has designed the charming stamps: “I
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Åland songbirds on franking labels arouse the joys of spring

On 2 February, Åland Post issues a new series of franking labels depicting four musically gifted small birds: European robin, common chaffinch, willow warbler and Eurasian blackcap. The songbirds were designed by Swedish illustrator Anna Handell who makes her debut
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Tractor nostalgia in new stamp series from Åland

On 2 February Åland Post starts a new 3-year stamp series featuring veteran tractors. For the first two stamps, Åland photographer David Lundberg has shot two treasures from the 1900s:  a Cletrac crawler tractor and a Fordson iron wheel tractor,
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Åland celebrates football team Åland United, 2020 Finnish Cup Champions, with customized stamp

On 9 October, Åland Post issued a stamp to honor football team Åland United who has won its first gold in the Finnish Women’s Cup. The stamp is a limited edition special issue and will be available to buy in
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Åland stamps reflect seasonal variation

On 4 September, the 2020 stamp booklet invites you to a seasonal stroll in the Esplanade of Mariehamn, the lime tree avenue that has earned the town the epithet “town of the thousand lime trees”. The kilometre-long Esplanade is a
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Åland stamp penetrates wondrous world of tubing

On 5 June, Åland Post issues a stamp promoting Optinova Group, world leader in the manufacture of polymer-based tubing for medical and industrial applications and one of the largest companies in Åland.
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First luminous Åland stamp depicts mythical nocturnal predator

On 5 June, the mysterious bat adorns a luminous postage stamp by Åland Post, the first time an Åland stamp glows in the dark. It is the Åland contribution to the 2020 Nordic series on the joint theme mammals issued
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Europa stamp remembers historical postal route between Åland and Sweden

On 8 May, Åland Post focuses on the historically important postal route across the Sea of Åland with a stamp illustrating the Postal Boat Race. The race is arranged in June in commemoration of the hazardous postal journeys and hardships
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Åland Dunderdans dance school spreads joy of dancing on stamp

The joy of dancing is in focus on Åland Post’s stamp issued on 8 May. A “dancing youth centre” is what Erica Dunder from Åland calls her dance school DunderDans, allowing children and youth with a burning passion for dancing
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