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Sepac, locally produced beverages -cancelled

The stamp illustrates sea-buckthorn berries and juice. Sea-buckthorn is Åland’s own super-berry, and Åland is one of a few areas in Finland where sea-buckthorn grows in the wild. Sea-buckthorn is the most nutritious wild berry in Finland and contains high amounts of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, and fats. Squeezed from the berries, the raw juice is used as such, but also as the base of jams, marmalades, syrups, and ice cream.

The stamp is part of the Sepac stamp series, the 2022 theme of which is locally produced beverages. The members of the Sepac cooperation, i.e., the small European postal administrations, decide on a joint theme.

Product description

Åland is one of a few areas in Finland where sea-buckthorn grows in the wild. The wild shrubs grow in dense stands and thrive best on stone and gravel beaches. The thorny branches make the berries difficult to pick. The small orange, juicy and sour berries of the sea-buckthorn ripen in the autumn and contain high amounts of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, and fats. Squeezed from the berries, the raw juice is used as such, but also as the base of jams, marmalades, syrups, and ice cream. The fruit pomace is also used in various
products.

Photographer Tiina Tahvanainen enjoyed the photo commission: “I’m always equally proud to be commissioned to make a stamp, and I love to work with set design. Getting everything right is the challenge. The position of every little berry matters because of the small format. First, I sketched on paper and tested different accessories and variations. I decided to use my grandmother’s old juice bottles that are over 100 years old. It was a little sweaty to make them hold tight. As I started the assignment in the middle of winter, I
first had to work with frozen berries, and I finished by photographing the berries in nature.”

Product information

ARTIST:Tiina Tahvanainen
DESIGN:Johanna Finne
DATE OF ISSUE:06.09.2022
DENOMINATION/PRICE:€1.90
EDITION:45 000
PERFORATION:13 per 2 cm
PRINTING METHOD:4-colour offset
PRINTING HOUSE:Cartor Security Printing
Item no. 301-000430

Sizes and sheets

SIZE OF STAMPS:50x25,2 mm
SIZE OF SHEET:2x12 stamps

Terms of delivery

Issue date
If your order includes products that have not yet been released, we will ship your order in full after the release date.

Delivery method
We ship all deliveries by Åland Post either as letters or parcels.

Delivery time varies from 2 weeks to 6-8 weeks depending on recipient country and delivery method. Please note that the processing time after we receive your order is not included in the estimated times of delivery.

Economy shipping: +4 €
Priority shipping: +7€
Registered shipping: +15 €

Fees
Please note that your shipment from Åland may be subject to VAT and import duties depending on the rules of your country. For more information, contact the customs office in your country.

VAT is included in deliveries to Åland, Finland and Norway.

All prices are listed excluding VAT.

 

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