Postal stationery, 2018, Midsummer, 4 cards

9,20 EUR

Choose number of mint or cancelled stamps below:

Mint stamp
Cancelled stamp
What do the symbols mean?
Mint stamp
Cancelled stamp
Mint gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
Cancelled gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
A gutter pair strip is a complete strip of all the gutter pairs from a sheet, normally holding 3-5 gutter pairs, totalling 6-10 stamps.
A full sheet is a complete sheet of stamps, usually between 24 and 40 stamps. All stamps that are not issued in the form of miniature sheets, booklets and self-adhesives may be ordered as full sheets.

Product description

  • Ammi Krogius
  • 28 May 2018
  • 148 x 105 mm
  • 4-colour offset
  • Fram
  • Midsummer, an important and much celebrated feast in Åland, is celebrated close to summer solstice some day between 19 and 26 June. The Midsummer pole is characteristic to Åland Midsummer and a pole is raised in villages all over Åland on Midsummer Eve. As symbols of fertility and greenery, poles measuring 10 to 25 metres are decorated with greens and colourful Midsummer crowns. The menu on Midsummer Eve tends to include pickled herring, new potatoes cooked with dill and barbecued meat, to be finished off with strawberry cream-cake. The postage paid symbol on the address side of each card is associated with the motif of the respective card. Postage is thus included in the price of the cards that may be posted in Åland to any destination in the world.