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Sweden Postal Service 2004 Issue
Originals by Inga-Karin Eriksson

The Forest Larder

Sweden Postal Service will issue four new stamps with postage values of 5.50 SEK each named "The Forest Larder" on the 19th of August 2004. Each of these yummy stamps depict berries and mushrooms found in the Swedish forests. Some of the goodies depicted on the stamps are Wild Strawberries, Blueberries, Cloudberries, Lingonberries, Juniper, Cranberries and Mushrooms. In Sweden blueberries are used to make juice, jam and marmalade and each year nearly 1,000 tons of these delicious berries are picked and sold. Lingonberries also called "the red gold of the forest" has a natural preservative, benzoic acid, which means that products with lingonberries last for a long time without any additives. The juniper smells of resin and when dried is an excellent flavoring for game meats and is traditionally used for flavoring schnapps. Cranberries make an excellent jam, liqueur or juice. Mushrooms are common in the Swedish cuisine and the most popular are featured on these stamps.

"The Forest Larder" stamps can be purchased as an Unused or Canceled booklet of 10, Collector's Sheet, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 28.87 mm x 28.85 mm. The stamps will be printed by Sweden Post Stamps, Stockholm using the 4-Color offset printing process with self-adhesive paper.

The Forest Larder Collector's Sheet

The Forest Larder FDC


The Forest Larder FDC Stamp


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

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