25 May 2023
The booklet features the three winning summer cottages from Åland Post’s 2022 summer photo competition
Swedish artist Lasse Sjööblom provided the illustrations paying tribute to Åland cottage life. ' It was fun to create a coherent theme from postmark to postage stamps that would work both together and individually,” Lasse says. I worked on incorporating various summer activities such as bathing, fishing, and gardening around the cottages into each stamp image, based on pictures I had received from the owners.'
Summer cottages and cottage life are a much-loved tradition among Ålanders, as demonstrated by the many entries for Åland Post’s summer 2022 photo competition, with summer idylls from across Åland. The stamps show three variants of the Åland summer cottage:
• Torpet, a tailor’s croft from 1854 in Eckerö.
• Finngrundet, an islet in the Föglö archipelago.
• Strandskatan, a modern summer residence in Eckerö.
Name of issue Summer cottages
Date of issue 9 June 2023
Design Johanna Finne
Edition 25 000 booklets
Denomination 6 × Inrikes (€2.50)
Price FDC €8.50
Stamp size 53.5 × 24 mm
Folded booklet, size 53.5 × 107 mm
Paper 110 g/m2
Perforation 13 per 2 cm
Process 4-colour offset
Printing house Cartor Security Printers