The Tall Ships Races 2021

5,00 EUR

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Mint stamp
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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

  • Juha Pykäläinen
  • Sofia Valtersson/Strax
  • 23.07.2021
  • €5.00
  • 30 000
  • 80 x 120 mm
  • 13 per 2 cm
  • 4-colour offset + silver foil
  • Cartor Security Printing
  • A miniature sheet with 1 stamp. The miniature sheet shows the Western Harbour where visiting sailing ships gather in Mariehamn. Museum ship Pommern is reminiscent of the proud Åland sailing ship traditions. Due to the Covid-restrictions in Finland, the city of Mariehamn took the decision on 28 May 2021 to withdraw from The Tall Ships Races 2021 as a host port. However, a national maritime festival Sail Åland is arranged in Mariehamn from 22 to 25 July. The Tall Ships Races is a race for windjammers and large sailboats. It is arranged in the Baltic Sea about every four years. The mission is above all, to encourage young people to learn to sail and, at the same time, embrace international friendships. Consequently, at least 50% of the crews must be young people aged 15 to 25. View the film with the artist speaking about his design process when making the stamp: https://youtu.be/ojunFpBVm8c