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Iceland Postal Service 2004 Issue
Designed by Arnar Snorrason/Oddur Sigurosson


Iceland Postal Service will issue two new stamps with postage values of 50 and 70 ISK named "Insects" on the 10th of August 2004. The stamps depict insects found in Iceland. Nearly 1300 insect species have been found and registered in the country thus far. Most of the insects found in Iceland are also found in European countries. The two insects depicted on the stamps are described as follows:

  • Ground Beetle (50 ISK) - this beetle is a found everywhere in Iceland and can usually be seen inside or near human habitation. These beetles are like scavengers that decompose organic matter. Their excrement's are also nurseries for microorganism which continue the natural decomposition processes.
  • White-taled bumblebee (70 ISK) - is one of three bumblebee species found in Iceland. It was first discovered in 1979 in Reykjavik. The other two species are the Health Bumblebee and Garden Bumblebee.

"Insects" stamps can be purchased as a Mint Set, Sheets of 10, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 38mm x 29.7mm. The stamps will be printed by Cartor s/a using the Offset printing process.

Insects FDC Stamp

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