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Iceland Postal Service 2003 Issue
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The Iceland Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 45 ISK named "Icelandic Chickens" on the 22nd of May 2003. The stamp depicts an Icelandic Rooster and Chicken with the rooster crow spelled out in the background. It is said that around the 1800's in Iceland that fowl farming was almost extinct, and a very small number of farms kept chickens. But popular opinion holds that the old Icelandic breed of chicken survived in the region. The main stock of Icelandic chickens at the present time is of Italian descent which was imported to the country early in the 20th century.

The "Icelandic Chickens" stamp can be purchased as a single booklet of 10, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 30 mm x 30 mm and they will be printed by Cartor S/A using the Offset Lithography printing process.

Icelandic Chickens FDC

Icelandic Chickens FDC Stamp


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

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