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Åland Islands: flag related stamps

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1984 Stamp (1987 double stamp reissue)

[Flag of the Åland Islands]
image contributed by Dick Aakulm 12 April 2006

These two stamps were issued individually in 1984.

SG 8 1.40 markka Aland flag (listed and illustrated on my web site)
SG 9a 1.50 markka Midsummer pole.

These two stamps are also listed (among others) at

It would seem that the two stamps were issued together in (July ?) 1987 with a charity surcharge for first day issue.
Richard Mallett, 18 April 2006

2006 Flag Tattoo stamp

[Flag of the Åland Islands]

On September 7 this year there will be a new addition to the list of flag stamps from Åland, a flag tattoo!

Åland Post will issue a booklet of stamps featuring tattoos and one of the stamps is seaman's tattoo. The philatelic newsletter of Åland Post explains: "The seaman's tattoo is placed on the seaman Mikael Sandholm’s right forearm. It shows a ship, the flag of Åland and the text 'Sailor's grave'. 'Sailor's grave' is a common seaman's tattoo, reminiscent of fleeting life and the powers of the sea."

For further explanation and a photo see Ålandsposten Filateli, No. 2, 2006, p. 10-12.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006