Thursday, March 4, 2021

Europa 2020 - Ancient Postal Routes on cover from Åland Islands


The 2020 Europa stamp theme was ancient postal routes, and the Åland contribution shows the Postal Boat Race across the Sea of Åland. Following the ancient postal route between Åland and Sweden, the Race is arranged in June every year in remembrance of the Åland and Swedish postal-farmers’ obligation to convey mail as well as passengers in all kinds of weather. Starting in 1638, the conveyance of mail continued for almost 400 years until early 1900s.Stamp is issued on 8th May 2020.

Thank you, Kimmo!

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