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1984 Stamp (1987 double stamp reissue)

[Flag of the Åland Islands]
image contributed by Dick Aakulm 12 April 2006

These two stamps were issued individually in 1984.

SG 8 1.40 markka Aland flag (listed and illustrated on my web site)
SG 9a 1.50 markka Midsummer pole.

These two stamps are also listed (among others) at http://stamptraders.com

It would seem that the two stamps were issued together in (July ?) 1987 with a charity surcharge for first day issue.
Richard Mallett, 18 April 2006


2006 Flag Tattoo stamp

[Flag of the Åland Islands]

On September 7 this year there will be a new addition to the list of flag stamps from Åland, a flag tattoo!

Åland Post will issue a booklet of stamps featuring tattoos and one of the stamps is seaman's tattoo. The philatelic newsletter of Åland Post explains: "The seaman's tattoo is placed on the seaman Mikael Sandholm's right forearm. It shows a ship, the flag of Åland and the text 'Sailor's grave'. 'Sailor's grave' is a common seaman's tattoo, reminiscent of fleeting life and the powers of the sea."

For further explanation and a photo see Ålandsposten Filateli, No. 2, 2006, p. 10-12.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006