Archive for the ‘Åland’ Category
The stamps are part of the set “Passenger ferries” and depict the ferries S/S Viking, M/S Alandia, and M/S Apollo. The left stamp was issued on June 1, 2009, and the two right stamps on February 1, 2011.
See also: #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).