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Faroe Islands Issued Second Set of Stamps on National Costume

Nowadays the traditional skirt is black with red stripes. The material used was the so-called “linsey”, i.e. originally homespun flax with wool, but now machine-woven cotton with wool is being used. In recent years traditionalists have levelled some criticism at … Continue reading

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New Sepac 2017 Stamps

Luxembourg Date of Issue: 19 September 2017 Faroe Islands The knife has always been the most important tool of the Faroese. This is signified by the old saying: “A knifeless man is a lifeless man” which indicates the need in … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Issued Stamps on The Seven Swans

Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who had eight children, seven boys and a girl. The wife died and her husband mourned her, but like most widowed men he remarried and had a daughter with his … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Faroe Islands

Natural Dye The colour samples on the stamps are: Smæra – White Clover (Trifolium repens), which give pale yellow hues. Klokkulyngur – Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), which gives light green hues. Korki – Ochrolechia (Ochrolechia tartarea), a lichen that grows on rocks and … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Issued Stamps on Eider

The Faroese eider is a subspecies of Somateria mollissima (Somateria mollissima faeroensis), found only in the Faroe Islands. It is a non-migratory bird, seen along coastal areas in the islands all year round, being the Faroes’ most widespread and largest wild duck … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Faroe Islands

Jesus of Nazareth In the spring of 2013, Edward Fuglø created ten, mixed-media wood and acrylic ornamental reliefs for Christianskirkjan, Christian’s Church, in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. The reliefs depict scenes from the life of Jesus. The medium wood is quite … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Issued Stamp on 40 Years of Postverk Føroya

The elegant red mailbox from the Danish postal service which used to hang right next to the front door had disappeared. In its place there was a box of exactly the same design – but of light blue colour, decorated … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Faroes Islands

Old Fire Trucks:Stamps and Maxi Cards Faroes issued  three stamps featuring a historic fire pump and two old fire engines. The fire pump, which dates back to 1776 and underwent repairs in Denmark in 1819, was the first of its … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Faroe Islands

Sepac 2015: Knitted Art Issue Date: 28.09.2015 Designer: Randi Samsonsen Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 43 x 32 mm Values: 17,00 DKK Religion in the Viking Age  In its heyday the Roman Empire stretched to England but never came to include the … Continue reading

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New Europa 2015 Stamps:Faroe Islands

Old Children’s Toys The theme of the 2015 EUROPA stamp issue is Old Toys. Edward Fuglø has designed the stamps which feature a rag doll and a horn-hoop, both of which served as children’s toys in the olden days. In … Continue reading

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