#488 Åland 11/07/21

John sent me my first cover from Åland, thank you very much! It was posted in Mariehamn on July 21 and arrived on July 25, 2011.

The attached mini-sheet commemorates the 150th anniversary of Mariehamn, the stamp depicts a portrait of Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse (1824-1880), who gave name to the town. The painting was made in 1857 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873).


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