11.07.2016 - Åland’s most beautiful issue of 2015: sailing vessels

Posten Åland, the postal administration of Åland, has organised a poll to see which of its stamp issue may carry the title ‘Most beautiful stamp issue of Åland in 2015’.
The participants of the poll decided that they liked two stamps featuring sailing vessels the most. These stamps were issued on 2 February 2015; it’s the first set of six series that will be issued from 2015 until 2020. The stamps were designed by Allan Palmer. On the 0.85 euro stamp the schooner ‘Lemland’ is depicted. The other (non-denominated) stamp shows the barquentine ‘Leo’, built in 1870.