Åland mini sheet celebrates 40 years of stamps


01 March 2024
Åland recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Åland stamps with a special miniature sheet designed by Johanna Finne and featuring artwork by illustrator Tzenko Stoyanov.

Åland Post marked the 40th anniversary on 1 March, four decades since the first Åland stamps saw the light of day.

The anniversary was celebrated with the release of a miniature sheet on the theme 'borderless communication', where history and tradition meet future and innovation, mixed with images of Åland and postal elements.

Illustrator Tzenko Stoyanov said:

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“I wanted to give the miniature sheet a timeless, fairy-tale feel through a slightly surreal story where the sea becomes space, the boats spaceships, and the birds letters. With the motif, I want to show that there are no limits to communication and that Åland, through the Post, extends a hand to send love and peace to the world and the universe”.

Stamp technical details


  • Date of issue: 1.3.2024
  • Artist: Tzenko Stoyanov
  • Design: Johanna Finne
  • Denomination: 2 × €6
  • Edition: 20 000
  • Paper: 110 g/m²
  • Perforation: 13 per 2 cm
  • Process: 4-colour offset + embossing
  • Printer: Cartor Security Printers
  • Item no.: 301-000452
  • Stamp sizes: 33 × 28 mm, 21 × 28 mm
  • Sheet size: 120 × 80 mm

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