Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Here comes a stunning view from Aland, sent by dear Liisa of course :)  Even though Aland has its own postal administration, it still uses the Finnish five-digit postal code system, using the number range 22000-22999, with the prefix AX. The lowest numbered postal code is for the capital Mariehamn, AX 22100, and the highest AX 22950 for Jurmo. I must admit I'm a big fan of Aland stamps (even the priority sticker is so nice!). The stamp used on the postcard was issued in June last year in a set of two stamps representing dragonflies. This is the Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum), a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae that attains a wingspan of up to 6 cm. Thanks a bunch, Liisa!

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