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Faroe Islands Postal Service 2003 Issue
Designed by Emil Krause

Czeslaw Slania Stamp No. 100

The Faroe Islands Postal Service will issue a new Mini-sheet that have a postage value of 25 kr named "Czeslaw Slania Stamp No. 100" on the 22th of September 2003. This new mini-sheet is being issued to honor Czeslaw Slania for his stamp engraving skills. Known throughout the world by technicians and artist, Czeslaw Slania has engraved more than 1000 stamps. A world record that probably will never be broken. Born on October 22nd, 1921 in a small town named Czeladz in Poland. He had always shown promise in the field of art drawing portraits, horses, stamps, and other things. He later attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, which was one of Europe's best art schools. His first job was with the Polish Stamp Printing house. He later moved to Sweden where he began working for the Swedish Post. Forty years later he is still engraving their stamps and is now the official Royal Court Engraver for Sweden, Denmark and Monaco.
Czeslaw Slania engraved the first stamps issued by the Faroe Islands in 1976, and has now engraved the 100th stamp for them. The stamp shown above represents a painting done by Emil Krause named "Dance in a main room in the Faroe Islands" (1905). It shows the traditional Faroese chain dance in the village on the island Viooy. The painting is now hanging in the town council of the capital Torshavn.

The "Czeslaw Slania Stamp No. 100" Mini-sheet can be purchased as a single mini-sheet either canceled or Mint, or FDC. The size of the stamp is 35,60mm x 46,00mm and the size of the sheet is 80,0mm x 99,75mm. The stamp has a perforation size of 13; and will be printed by Posten Frimarken, Sweden using the Steel Plate printing/Offset process.

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