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2024 Europa, underwater flora and fauna – mint

The stamp shows common eelgrass (Zostera marina), a key species in the Baltic Sea. Eelgrass is an aquatic vascular plant that lives entirely underwater. A major part of the eelgrass meadows in Finland are found around Åland.

Eelgrass forms one the most valued ecosystems on earth. Often referred to as the coral reefs of the Baltic Sea, eelgrass meadows  also serve as nurseries for thousands of small fish and crustaceans as well as millions of invertebrates.

The following species appear on the stamp and gutter strip of the sheet:  

Zostera marina, common eelgrass
Idoeta balthica, Baltic isopod
Theodoxus fluviatilis, river nerite (a snail)
Hydrobia sp, a species of mud snail
Crangon crangon, a caridean shrimp
Nereis diversicolor, polychaeta (a bristle worm)
Mya arenaria, soft-shell clam
Cerastoderma glaucum, lagoon cockle (a clam)
Mytilus edulis, blue mussel

Product information

Date of issue: 8 May 2024
Artist: Katja Syrjä
Design: Johanna Finne & Rebecka Lundén
Edition: 40 000
Denomination: Europa
Paper: 110 g/m²
Perforation: 13 per 2 cm
Process: 4-colour offset + foiling
Printer: Cartor Security Printers
Item-no. 301-000454

Sizes and sheets

Stamp size: 35×35 mm
Sheet size: 2×15 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 €

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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