Golden Age of Åland Music
During some groovy years in the 1960s, Åland pop music prospered and dense crowds met for dances in the community centres. The Anacondas, Stockdoves and Hitch Hikers are now featured on three stamps.The 1960s was the decade when pop music took Åland by storm. The range of music in the early 1960s had more or less consisted of music performed on accordion, upright bass and guitar for the traditional dances hambo, schottische and foxtrot. But the winds changed and, inspired by bands such as The Shadows, The Spotnicks and The Violents, the Åland barbed-wire band The Anacondas was formed in 1962.
Issue Date: 25.08.2014 Designer: Cecilia Mattsson Printer: Post Nord Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours Size: 53.13 x 24 mm
Illustrator Maja Lindberg makes her debut as artist for Åland Post this autumn. Her perception of the autumn season appears clearly from the three postal stationery cards.
“Autumn is quite a melancholic season. I regret the falling leaves that inevitably follow the incredibly beautiful colours,” Maja says.The postal stationery illustrates three scenes – a hillside of chanterelles, a pile of rustling leaves in which to play and a girl watching colours fall from the sky. Maja enjoys spring and summer most and is somewhat ambivalent to the darkening season.
Issue Date: 25.08.2014 Designer: Maja Lindberg Printer: NewPrint Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 105 x 148mm
One of Åland’s largest export items, physically speaking, powerlifter Kenta Sandvik, now adorns an Åland stamp for the first time. Photographer Daniel Eriksson tagged along to the gym, Kenta’s home turf.About 20 years ago, Kenneth ”Kenta” Sandvik first slunk into the gym behind a friend who was more comfortable in the gym. Today, he competes in 8 to 10 competitions every year. He has seven world and six European championship medals on his shelf and has a place in the International Powerlifting Federations Hall of Fame.
Issue Date: 31.05.2014 Designer: Daniel Eriksson Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40 x 25.5mm