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New Stamps from Iceland

Seabed Ecosystem II Giant file clam (Acesta excavata) is a large and moderately convex bivalve living in the south and southwest of Iceland at a depth of 200-1400 m. The largest shells measure 17 cm in height and 10 cm in … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Iceland

Young Domestic Animals The first Icelandic settlers brought goats to Iceland, and all the goats now in the country are descended from them. Icelandic goats are on the list of endangered species. Cats are clean animals and quick learners. The … Continue reading

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New Europa 2017 Stamps

Guernsey Guernsey’s most famous Castle, Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port’s Harbour for 800 years. Built in 1202 to defend what was once a busy trading harbour, it remains surrounded by the sea, a short walk from … Continue reading

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Iceland:Sepac 2017 Stamp

The stamp features an Icelandic sweater. The pattern shown, ”Álafoss pattern no. 51”, is a very characteristic one. It was probably affected by foreign knitting traditions introduced by magazines on embroidery and fashion. The Greenland national dress and Norwegian knitting … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamp on The Reykjavík Craftsmen Guild

Reykjavík Craftsmen Guild (IMFR) was founded on February 3, 1867. The founders were 31 in number, all of them craftsmen working in Reykjavik. The overriding purpose of IMFR was to promote the education of skilled workers and strengthen institutions that … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Iceland

Textile Design Textile design is the theme of the eighth stamp series dedicated to Icelandic contemporary design.Vik Prjónsdóttir designed the scarf “Shielding hand”. Vik Prjónsdóttir is a collaboration of designers whose objective is to promote the development of wool products and knitting. The designers are … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamp on First Government

On New Year’s Day 1917, a new legislation concerning increased number of ministers in the Icelandic government was cabled to the Danish king who ratified it the next day. Until that time Iceland had had only one minister, Hannes Hafsteinn, but now they were … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamps on Icelandic Post-war Geometric Abstraction Art

Geometric abstraction, which shook the foundations of Icelandic art during the 1950s,is undoubtedly a watershed in the country’s short history of modern art. For the first time a substantial group of Icelandic artists came together under the banner of a … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamps on Wild Icelandic Vegetation

Moss campion (Silene acaulis) is of the Caryophyllaceae family. It is one of the most common plants found in Iceland. Its habitat is mainly in dry gravelly locations and dry grasslands, both in low-lying and mountainous regions. It has been … Continue reading

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