New Stamps Released from Sweden

King Carl Gustaf and  Queen Silvia 2016

sweden-king-and-queen-stampsAs you may know, Carl XVI Gustaf’s motto is “For Sweden – With the Times”. While working on the current portrait stamps of the King and Queen, the Swedish Court and PostNord discussed the design of the stamps in detail, with this motto as a key starting point.These discussions eventually resulted in a design and color scheme that are an exciting, innovative reflection of the King’s motto.

Another similarity between the current portrait stamps and the issue in January 2015 is the King’s and Queen’s monogram, respec- tively, used as a pattern. A special silver color has been used in the background. Decorative, but also a security detail that makes forgery more difficult.

Issue Date: 25.08.2016 Designer: Daniel Bjugård Illustrator: Photo by Anna-Lena Ahlström Process: Offset Size: 26.2 x 26.5 mm

Autumn Colours

sweden-autum-colors-stampsChristoffer Collin had never been interested in photography, but during a trip to Thailand in the autumn of 2012, when he was 28 years old, he discovered that it was kind of fun to take pictures with his phone. He uploaded the pictures to the Instagram mobile app under the pseudonym, “Wisslaren”.

Issue Date: 25.08.2016 Designer: Carina Länk Illustrator: Photos by Christoffer Collin Process: Offset Size: 26.2 x 26.5 mm (stamps in booklet)

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