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Motif selected for Martti Ahtisaari stamp

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The Aland Post put out a press release in December that the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2008, Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari, had agreed to design an Aland 2009 stamp. A motif and a date of issue have now been decided upon.

Martti Ahtisaari has chosen to focus on his visit to Aland for his honeymoon in 1968. The newly married couple Ahtisaari then stayed in a little red cabin by the water, and this is exactly what is featured on the stamp.

The stamp has been produced in close cooperation between Martti Ahtisaari and the Post's Art Director, Cecilia Mattsson. The stamp photo was taken by Robert Jansson.

The day of issue will be 29 September 2009.

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