Faroe Islands Stamps: Norden 2020: The Seal Pup

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01 February 2020
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One stamp and a booklet with six self-adhesive stamps, from the Faroe Islands, feature an illustration of an 'alive and lovable' seal pup

Artist Astrid Andreasen has worked long and hard with her crayons. Her fertile imagination and nimble hands have yet again created a masterpiece. In her illustration the seal pup looks alive and lovable. Astrid is a master of portraying a wide variety of natural subjects, especially those of the sea and the ocean floor.

Over 30 species of seals are found worldwide. In Faroese waters we know of seven species, including the walrus (Odobenus Rosmarus).

Gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) is the only mammal with flippers that breeds in the Faroe Islands. Up until the middle of the 19th century, the spotted seal (Phoca largha) also proliferated in the Faroe Islands.

Stamp Details

  • One stamp and a booklet with six self-adhesive stamps
  • Date of issue: 24 February 2020
  • Artist: Astrid Andreasen
  • Values: 20,00 DKK
  • Printer: Cartor Security printing, France
  • Numbers: FO 928

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