Stamps focus on vision of a sustainable future for Åland

8fb4348c-a9b1-4a48-87b7-97cf1471754e

Latest Posts
Stamp Guide
Alderney postboxes
14 February 2024
Stamp Guide
Marine Mosacis from Isle of Man
31 January 2024
Stamp Guide
'Typically Dutch' cows on new stamps
24 January 2024
Stamp Guide
150th anniversary of the GSPCA
24 January 2024
Stamp Guide
Norfolk Island's Humpback whale
22 January 2024
Stamp Guide
Hong Kong postal HQ on stamps
17 January 2024
05 July 2023
|
Åland Post highlights sustainability and environmental work on two personal and hopeful stamps that will be issued as a mini-sheet on 22 September.

Åland Post highlights the Åland sustainability and environmental work which is coordinated by the barkraft.ax network. Taking the vision of a sustainable, viable and flourishing society as her inspiration, Åland graphic designer and stamp debutante Elin Eriksson has created two personal and hopeful stamps that will be issued as a mini-sheet on 22 September.

The barkraft.ax network was set up in 2016 to coordinate realization and implementation of Åland’s development and sustainability agenda, which is based on the vision:

“Everyone can flourish in a viable society on the Islands of Peace”.

The route to realizing this vision is by means of seven development goals, which include striving for happy people, ecosystems in balance, biological diversity and creating sustainable consumption and production patterns. Åland Post is one of the members of the Bärkraft network.

Graphic designer Elin Eriksson took on the challenge of interpreting the theme on stamps:

Content continues after advertisements

“It was tricky to come up with an innovative approach to the theme and not fall back on old clichés relating to future/environment/solidarity, as it’s such a well-worn topic. It just so happened that I was on parental leave with my 1-year-old daughter at the time, so it felt like a natural interpretation of the subject: to think about the next generation and how the world will look to them.

"I photographed myself and my daughter in profile, our gazes meeting on the stamps. On the stamp with my profile, a bud can be glimpsed in the background, and the choices I make today will enable that bud to flower in the future. Behind my daughter’s profile the flower can be seen coming into full bloom. I want the stamp design to feel hopeful and to convey a sense of fellowship and warmth,” Elin explains.

My Stamps, personalized stamps from Åland

The release of this year’s mini-sheet means expansion of our online ‘Create your own stamps’ service, with a new stamp template that you can use for creating personalized stamps from Åland. The denomination of the stamps in the mini-sheet is ‘Europa’. In other words, you can use them to send cards and letters from Åland to any European country. 

My Stamps is a service for private persons and companies that wish to design their own Åland stamps. Order your customized stamps in the Åland Post webshop at alandstamps.com, where you will find various stamp templates from which to choose.

Facts about the issue

Name of issue: My Stamps - Sustainability 
Date of issue: 22 September 2023                                                                                                           
Artist: Elin Eriksson
Design: Elin Eriksson & Johanna Finne 
Edition: 25 000 mini-sheets
Denomination: 8 × Europa (€2.80)
Price FDC: €6.60 
Stamp size: 28 × 45 mm 
Sheet size: 170 × 95 mm 
Paper: 110 g/m2 
Perforation: 13 per 2 cm 
Process: 4-colour offset 
Printer: Cartor Security Printers

Order the mini-sheet and first day cover in the webshop at https://alandstamps.com, by post to Åland Post Stamps, P.O. box 1100, AX-22111 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, e-mail [email protected] or telephone: +358 18 636 639.

Buy Stamps from Trusted Dealers