Aland: Motif selected for Martti Ahtisaari stamp

Motif selected for Martti Ahtisaari stamp

The Àland Post put out a press release in December that the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2008, Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari, had agreed to design an Àland 2009 stamp. A motifand a date ofissue have now been decided upon.

The stamp is part of the 'My Aland' series, a series of Aland stamps giving well-known personalities with a relation to Aland the possibility to express their personal view of Aland. Some of thè previous artists in this series have been Lili Lindfors, Mauno Koivisto and Marcus Grònholm.

As an artist for the 'My Aland' stamp, Martti Ahtisaari now has a chance to express his personal impression of Aland. Martti Ahtisaari has chosen to focus on his visit to Aland for his honeymoon in 1968.

The newly married couple Ahtisaari then stayed in a little red cabin by the water, and this is exactly what is featured on the stamp. The stamp has been produced in dose cooperation between Martti Ahtisaari and thè Post's Art Director, Cecilia Mattsson. The stamp photo was taken by Robert Janssen.

The day of issue will be 29 September 2009.

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