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Aland Finland Postal Services 2006 Issue
Design by Torbjorn Ostman

Lifelike Beetles Creeping Out

Aland Finland Postal Service has issued three new stamps that have postage values of 0.40, 0.65 & 2.00 Euro named "Lifelike Beetles Creeping Out" on the 2nd of January 2006. These definitive stamps show three very common beetles found in Aland. The beetles depicted on the stamps were selected by the Post's Stamp Committee from a list of many species. Each beetle is described below:

  • Metallic Green Rose-Chafer (0,40) - is green with a shimmer of gold or bronze and feeds on flowers of all sorts. It can fly without putting up its wing-sheaths
  • Seven-Spot Ladybird (0,65) - commonly called the Virgin Mary ladybird is 6-8 mm long and feeds on aphids.
  • Rhinoceros Beetle (2.00) - is about 38 mm long with a horn. The male has a long horn and the female has a short horn.

"Lifelike Beetles Creeping Out" stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 30, Gutter Pairs or FDC. The size of each stamp is 37.01mm x 31.13mm with a perforation size of 13. The stamps will be printed by Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei using the Offset Printing process with 102 gms paper. Total quantity of each printed will be

  • Rose-chafer 300,000
  • Ladybird 500,000
  • Rhinoceros 300,000

Lifelike Beetles Creeping Out Gutter Pair Strip

Lifelike Beetles Creeping Out FDC



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.posten.aland.fi/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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