These are my very first Swedish stamps that I have ever received. After looking around a bit for information on them, I've decided that Sweden has some of the most attractive and varied stamps around. (I want one of the knitting stamps I came across!).
The Sverige Brev stamp, "Ice Cream", was issued last summer, as apparently letter writing and card sending increases during the warm months. It is one of a series of five different stamps to help keep the heat of summer at bay. See the other designs here.
Ice cream for the summer and a snowflake for the winter. The Sverige 12KR snowflake is wonderful. It is an image of a snowflake taken by Kenneth Libbrecht at Caltech using a specially designed microscope. It seems there is a book available of the snowflakes, so I'll be looking for it at my library as the images are really wonderful. This is one of five stamps, and I'm pleased to get the one I like the most.
The last stamp on the right is one of a series of stamps about 'Industrial Environments'. This is an international stamp, Sverige 12KR, that shows a former ironworks called Avesta, which is currently used as a museum. Scroll down this page to see the others in the series.
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