In August, all smartphone or tablet PC users can join the European Peacock butterfly for an enticing visit to several tourist attractions in Aland. August is when Aland Post presents a thrilling piece of stamp news!
The European Peacock butterfly belongs to the family Nymphalidae and has a wingspan of 55 to 65 mm. It is not a coincidence that the pattern of this butterfly reminds you of staring eyes, a perfect deterrent against predators. Potential predators will find the pattern of the fully extended wings alarming.
With this stamp, you do not only get a lovely and colourful stamp but also an interesting device. If you have a smartphone or a tablet computer you can download a free app by the name Sepac stamps. When you later scan the stamp, an entirely new world reveals itself!
This is a so-called AR-application. AR stands for augmented reality, which implies that information from your physical surroundings is mixed with three-dimensional information via the app. Scan the Peacock stamp and join the butterfly for a virtual tour around Aland, taking part of information and interesting facts about the Aland attractions Kobba klintar, Kastelholm castle, Bomarsund fortress, Pommern museum ship and the Maritime Museum.