Aland Lighthouses on Stamps

Aland Post has issued a booklet with eight stamps depicting four different lighthouses, two of which are engraved.

Aland has not issued an engraved stamp since 1995.

The stamps featuring the Marhallan and the Gustaf Dalen lighthouses were photographed by Kjell Soderlund. The other two lighthouses are combination prints, based on old sketches of the Lighthouses of Bogskar and Kokarsoren. With these sketches as basis, the Swedish engravers Lars Sjooblom and Martin Morck have created the gravures which were finally turned into the detailed stamps in the booklet.

In the background of the two combination-printed stamps, the locations of the lighthouses appear on a map; the exact position of each of the four lighthouses is written at the bottom of each stamp.

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