2020 Europa, Ancient postal routes

2,00 EUR

Choose number of mint or cancelled stamps below:

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Cancelled stamp
Mint gutter pair
Cancelled gutter pair
Strip
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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

  • David Lundberg
  • 08.05.2020
  • Världen
  • 50 x 20 mm
  • 2 x15 stamps
  • 13 per 2 cm
  • 4-colour offset
  • Southern Colour Print
  • The 2020 Europa stamp theme is ancient postal routes, and the Åland contribution shows the Postal Boat Race across the Sea of Åland. Following the ancient postal route between Åland and Sweden, the Race is arranged in June every year in remembrance of the Åland and Swedish postal-farmers’ obligation to convey mail as well as passengers in all kinds of weather. Starting in 1638, the conveyance of mail continued for almost 400 years until early 1900s.