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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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New Stamps from Iceland

Golden Jubilee of Icelandic National Television The National Television Network, the only state-run television station in Iceland, began broadcasting on September 30, 1966. The network is a division of the National Broadcasting Service, RÚV for short, which also operates three … Continue reading

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Iceland: SEPAC Stamps 2016

Theme – The Seasons The SEPAC issue is a joint stamp issue of thirteen small postal administrations: Iceland, Faroe Islands, Aland, Greenland, Monaco, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta and the Vatican. SEPAC stamps with various … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamps on Different Themes

Nine new stamps have been issued on 29th April 2016 by the Icelandic Post Office, featuring views of such sights as the Holuhraun volcanic eruption and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.The nine stamps are part of four different stamp series: Tourist Stamps, Europa … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Iceland

Ceramics Design Ceramics design is the theme of the seventh stamp series dedicated to contemporary Icelandic design.Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir designed the work Jarðlög (Sediments). Guðbjörg Káradóttir and Ólöf Jakobína Ernudóttir form the team Postulina which designed the dinner service Jökla. … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Iceland

The Icelandic Federation of Labour Unions 100th Anniversary The Icelandic Federation of Labour Unions (ASÍ) is the general organization of wage earners, founded in 1916 in order to facilitate workers’ struggle for better wage terms. The Union has had a … Continue reading

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