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Iceland Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Arnar Snorrason


The Iceland Postal Service has issued two new stamps that have postage values of 110 and 130 ISK named "Birds" on the 5th of November 2009. The stamps depict a Thick-billed Murre and Glaucous gull. Details of each bird is listed in the table below:

  • Thick-billed Murre (110 ISK)
  • - is a coastal bird with black on their head and white underparts. These birds breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs and lay a single egg. They can be found in Latrabjarg and Hornbjarg in the Westfiords. Most are in Iceland from April until early August. They number about 600,000 pairs.
  • Glaucous Gull (130 ISK) - adult gulls are big birds with gray plumage 60-70cm in length and a wingspan of 150-165cm. They breed mostly in the Westfiords and lay up to 3 eggs with incubation period of less than a month. The young birds stay in the nest for about six weeks.

"Bird" stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 10, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 30.9mm x 45mm. They will be printed by the Lowe Martin Group using the four color Offset printing process.

Birds FDC

Birds Sheets of 10

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