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Premier football champions celebrated with Åland stamp issue

Congratulating local football team IFK Mariehamn to winning the 2016 Veikkausliiga Championship, Åland Post issues a customized stamp in the frame of My Stamps. The Åland Gold Medal stamp is now available to order in the Post’s web shop.


Honouring the stunning achievement by IFK Mariehamn football team in winning the 2016 Finnish Premier League Championship, Åland Post is pleased to produce a unique special stamp which will be available as of 26 October. The stamp is produced using the online My Stamps service, offering private persons and companies the possibility to design personalized Åland stamps.

Placed in a mini-sheet of 8 identical stamps, the special stamp from Åland Post shows a photo by Daniel Eriksson. The frame of the mini-sheet appeared in 2015 and is designed by Brand Manager Cecilia Mattsson of Åland Post. The denomination of the stamp is Europa (current value €1.30), and it may be used as postage for letters and cards posted in Åland to any destination in the world.

The limited edition of the stamp is 1000 sheets, and the minimum order is a sheet of 8 stamps sold at €12.50 + handling fee. The mini-sheet can only be ordered in the web shop of Åland Post at www.posten.ax/webshop.

Please note that this special issue is not included in the Post’s official issuing program, exactly as is the case with the exhibition stamps produced for stamp exhibitions around the world in which Åland Post takes part. On 1 October 2015, Åland Post issued a similar special stamp honouring the historic achievement by IFK Mariehamn in winning the 2015 Finnish Cup final.


 

 

 

Having played in the Veikkausliiga since 2005, the IFK Mariehamn football team won their season-ender of the 2016 Finnish Veikkausliiga (premier league) on 23 October 2016, hence winning the championship for the first time. The 2015 Finnish Cup title was the first national title of the club.