Special stamp issue celebrates Åland centenary

Åland Autonomy 100 years miniature sheet 2022

On 9 June 2022, Åland Post issues its second stamp in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Åland autonomy. This year’s miniature sheet by Åland artist Jonas Wilén shows a cross-section of the Åland islands of today. To put a silver lining on the celebration of the centenary, we also launch a limited edition of a specially printed version of the miniature sheet inserted in a jubilee pack.

Jonas Wilén describes the miniature sheet as “Åland in a nutshell”, and he gives his version of today’s life in Åland, where old ways and modern life mix well. The islanders affirm their proud traditions but, at the same time, take part in the modern high-tech world. In Åland, it is close to nature, jobs, school and experiences.

Åland Post also releases a jubilee pack with a special version of the miniature sheet Åland autonomy 100 years on 9 June. The special miniature sheet is produced with foiling and embossing in a limited edition of 4500. The texts on the sheet are printed in glossy metal foil, while the embossing print makes the island seem to have risen slightly above sea level. In the jubilee pack, the miniature sheet is placed centrally in a foil pocket for best viewing and safe storage. The jubilee pack is numbered by hand and also has information about the issue in English, German, Swedish and Finnish.

Åland autonomy 100 years jubilee pack from Åland Post 2022

Order the miniature sheet, first day cover, and jubilee pack at webshop.alandpost.com, by post to Åland Post Stamps, P.O. box 1100, AX-22111 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, e-mail stamps(a)alandpost.com or telephone: +358 18636641.

Date of issue9 June 2022
ArtistJonas Wilén
DesignJohanna Finne
Edition25 000
Stamp size50 x 44,8 mm
Miniature sheet size120 x 95 mm
Paper110 g/m²
Perforation13 per 2 cm
Printing process4-colour offset
Printing houseCartor Security Printing