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Sweden Postal Services 2010 Issue
Designed by Gustav Martensson

The Art of Engraving

The Sweden Postal Service has issued a new mini-sheet that has three postage stamps with a postage value of 12 KR named "The art of Engraving" on the 26th of August 2010. This new mini-sheet is a part of a joint issue with Ireland to celebrate the art of engraving and recess printing. Three engravers were used in the design of this mini-sheet. They are Martin Morck who engraved bowl from Rute, Lars Sjooblom who engraved the armor, and a reprint of Czeslaw Slania (who die in 2005) stamp Ballet from 1975. The bowl from Rute, Gotland was found in 1863 by a farmer plowing his field. It is now on display at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm. The Armor is from the Royal Armoury of King Erik XIV. It was made in the middle of 1500s.

"The Art of Engraving" mini-sheet can be purchased as a mini-sheet, Collectors Sheet (sold out), and FDC (sold out). The size of the mini-sheet is 83.33mm x 125mm and the size of the stamps is 28.2mm x 36.00mm. . They were printed using the Recess and offset printing Process.


The Art of Engraving FDC


The Art of Engraving Collectors Sheet.



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

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