New Stamps from Faroe Island

Europa 2016:Think Green

faroe europa stampsIssue Date: 09.05.2016 Designer: Edward Fuglø and Doxias SergidouPrinter: Oesd, AustriaProcess: OffsetColours: 4 ColoursSize: 40 x 26,5 mmValues: 9 and 17 DKK

Nólsoyar Páll :250 Years

faroe nolsoyar stampPoul Poulsen Nolsøe was born in 1766. In the following year a Copenhagen merchant, Niels Ryberg, built a transit warehouse in Torshavn to avoid trade restrictions imposed because of the American Revolution and the war between England and France. Ryberg‘s trade opened the door to the outside world in a society that had largely remained stagnant since the Middle Ages, dominated by monopolistic trade practices which severely affected growth and development in the country. In a twenty-year period ships arrived in the Faroes from all corners of the world and this was bound to make its mark on the population. It suddenly became possible to be concerned with things other than mere subsistence agriculture, coastal fishing and the hunting of birds and pilot whales.

Issue Date: 26.04.2016Designer: Archibald Black Illustrator: Engraver: Martin MörckPrinter: La Poste, France Process: Offset/intaglio Colours: 4 Colours Size: 31 x 43 mm Values: 24,00 DKK

Faroese food culture 

faroe food culture stampNordic cuisine is the theme of the joint Nordic stamp issue this year. The Faroese contribution to this issue depicts some of the traditional Faroese specialties which are stored in the so-called “hjallur”. This is the Faroese variant of the pantry, a drying shed ventilated by the wind all year round. Hjallurin serves both as cold storage and a setting for various forms of food preservation.

Issue Date: 26.04.2016 Illustrator: Photo: Fotostudio Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 55 x 33 mm

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