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#527 Åland 11/07/21

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

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

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#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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