Saturday, February 7, 2009

A neat cover from Sweden

Today I would like to share with you a cover which I received at the end of last year. It was sent from Skogas, Sweden in a C4 (9 x 12 3/4) envelope with 20 stamps tied on it! The sender was very kind to use 3 different complete sets of stamps on this beautiful cover.

This se-tenant panel of 8 stamps consists of 2 full sets, was issued in 1992. It belong to the Olympic Gold II Series.This set of 4 stamps was issued in 1983 to count down to the world stamp exposition, Stockholmia’86. Here is another set of stamps issued in 1991, commemorating the Iron Mining Industry. The only 2 stamps which are incompleted (on the extreme right of the cover) belong to the Olympic Gold I Series (1991) and Historical Buildings Series (1962) respectively. Below are the sets shown.

This cover took 6 days and travelled an estimated distance of 9,633km or 5,985miles!

Lastly, I would like to compliment the Swedish post, Posten Sverige for the neat postmarks. Well done! Keep up the good work!

1 comment:

  1. Nice cover and beautiful stamps! I like very much the Olympics stamps. Nice blog you have here. Great job!!!



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