Mythical Princess Signhild on Miniature Sheet

In March, the third and last miniature sheet of the joint Nordic series featuring Nordic mythology will be out. The theme is Mythical places. Aland has plenty of mythical places and the motif chosen for the miniature sheet is fascinating and surrounded with myth, to say the least!

Legend has it that Signhild, a British princess, was instructed to marry a Norwegian prince. Accompanied by her communion godfather, her servants and her beloved horse she sailed off to Norway. Upon arrival, the prince had died. The princess, however, decided to travel on to preach Christianity to the people up north. Signhild's ship was wrecked in a nasty storm and ended up in Aland. Many died, but Signhild somehow miraculously managed to make her way to shore at Isakso in Geta. She rode ashore on her beautiful horse, and the spot where the fabled St Signhild rode ashore still exists and is known as 'Drottningkleven', the Queen's Gorge.

The Aland miniature sheet is included in the third Nordic Set, which will be out 27 March. The set contains all the Nordic miniature sheets issued in 2008 on the joint Nordic theme Mythical Places. Like previously, a coupon from each post is included in the set. Send each coupon to the respective post to obtain a free philatelic gift. The set costs

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