Tuesday, October 02, 2007

New stamp issues from Sweden

(I’m back from a three days weekend in Marseille where I have attended to the match between France and Georgia that has confirmed the qualification of France for the Quarter final of the Rugby World Cup 2007. The good news is that we are in Quarter Final, the bad news is that it will be in Cardiff and against the New Zealand ! Our chances to be in semi-final are rather weak. I’m also trying to organize my trip to Cardiff, but with such a short notice it’s quite hard. Prices are extremely high… We’ll see.)

Yesterday, when I arrived back at home from the airport, I had the pleasure to find some nice covers and stamps that I will have the pleasure to share with you in the coming days. Among them, there were some stamps from Sweden. I have a subscription to receive all the new stamp issues from Sweden, because I really like the stamps that are issued by this country. A rather low number of stamps, and quite a big amount of recess-printed ones !
Among the stamps I have received I have selected two sets to share with you.The first one, is the second issue in a series that
I have mentioned already in a previous post. The stamp was issued on the 27th of September 2007 and pictures a close up of the wing of a butterfly.
The butterfly that is pictured is a Swallowtail (Papilio machaon). This is a very nice butterfly and I’m not sure that the specific way it is pictured here, with such a close up, pays a real tribute to its beauty. Never mind. This is the design they have selected for this series.
The second set I want to share with you was issued on the 29th of September 2007. This set contains eight stamps about fashion ! The stamps picture drawings used in the dress-making process.

The stamps have also been issued in a souvenir sheet and in the form of a booklet. Each stamp celebrates a different designer whose name is written on the stamp. I really found those stamps very attractive. I guess they will give a very nice result on a cover !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the Winged Butterfly – Swallowtail stamp
you can find several interesting features:
– A micro text. Bring out a magnifying glass to read what it says!