New Stamps of Iceland

Trawlers and Multipurpose Fishing Vessels


\"icelandBarði NK 120. The first stern trawler in Iceland arrived in January 1971, built in France 1967. Steel 328 BRT. Barði was sold to France in 1979.

Stálvík SI 1. Built 1973 by Stálvík Garðabær, 314 BRT. The ship was the first stern trawler built in Iceland. Extended in 1986, 364 GRT. Stálvík was sold to Denmark as scrap metal in 2005.

Breki VE 61. Built in 1976 by Slippstöðin hf. Akureyri, 491 GRT. Was renamed Gudmundur Jonsson GK 425 and considered the most advanced vessel in Iceland. Restored by Slippstöðin Akureyri 1978. Sold to Norway in 2007 as scrap metal.

Örvar HU 21. Built in Akureyri 1982, 499 GRT, this ship was the first fillet freezing trawler in Iceland. It was sold to Russia in 1997.

Issue Date: 08.05.2014 Designer: Elsa Nielsen / Snorri Snorrason Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print Process: Offset Litho (CMYK) Colours: 4 Colours Size: 39 x 27mm

Town Festivals II

\"icelandThe number of town festivals held in Iceland in the summer has been increasing in recent years. They have become a valued part in the cultural life of many towns and communities in the country.

The Lobster Festival in Höfn in Hornafjörður. This festival can be traced to the initiative of individuals and companies who wanted to sponsor an annual town festival. The celebrations date back to 1993 and have been held with the active participation of local companies. Hornafjörður is known for lobster fishing, lending its name to the festival.

The Herring Adventure is the town festival of Siglufjörður, one of the oldest of its kind in Iceland. The great herring adventure in Iceland lasted for 100 years. The festival was first held in 1991 and has since become an annual local event. It has its roots in the town‘s colourful history as one of the most energetic fishing towns in the past.

The “Night of Lights” celebration is a culture and family festival held annually in Reykjanesbær. It dates back to September 2nd 2000 when it constituted a tribute to Reykjavík which held the prestigious title of the European City of Culture in the year 2000. A number of musicians, performers and local artists stage performances and art exhibitions all over town during the three days of the Night of Lights.

Danish Days is a family festival which is held annually in the town of Stykkis- hólmur. Stykkishólmur in the west of Iceland has sometimes been referred to as a Danish town. Danish Days were first celebrated on 21 February 1994 with the involvement of local organizations. On this occasion the town is mostly decorated in the colours of the Danish flag.

Culture Night is the annual event of Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. It was initiated 1996 and has over time become one of the largest and best-known festivals of the country with rich and diverse cultural events taking place all over the city. Usually over 100,000 visitors will attend the Cultural Night celebrations and its approximately 600 events.

Issue Date: 08.05.2014 Designer: Linda Ólafsdóttir Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print
Process: Offset Litho (CMYK) Colours: 4 Colours Size: 33.35 x 28.00mm

Sepac – Parks V

\"icelandThe Pavilion Park in Reykjavík city centre is named after a pavilion situated in the park. A part of the Reykjavík Lake is within the confines of the park as are some important works of art, including a statue of the poet Jónas Hallgrímsson. Land was first set aside for the park in 1901 and proposals made for its landscaping in 1908. A few years later, the first trees were planted. The Pavilion building which gives the park its name was started in early 1922 and finished a year later. Already in 1922 and for the next two years the Pavilion accommodated Iceland’s first school of music. The Pavilion is the first house in Iceland specifically built for music.

Klambratún (formerly Miklatún) is an outdoor area in Reykjavík. The area is roughly rectangular and about 10 hectares in size. Kjarvalsstaðir, an art gallery dedicated to the paintings of Jóhannes Kjarval, is located in the northern part of Klambratún. A part of the area belonged to the farm Klambrar until the mid 20th century when it came into the possession of the city of Reykjavík in

1946. Two years later it was turned into school gardens for youngsters in Reykjavík. In the sixties Klambra- tún was made into a park known as Miklatún following a naming contest.

Issue Date: 08.05.2014 Designer: Hany Hadaya Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print Process: Offset Litho (CMYK) Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40.00 x 25.30mm

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