Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Iceland Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the
National Museum with Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: January 24, 2013 - Iceland

Iceland will issue a new postage stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of the National Museum.

The stamp depicts the cloth of Staðarhóls-Páll, embroidered with silk threads on linseed linen. The cloth is tightly stitched with floral and leaf patterns, animals and people in 16th century attire. The cloth is of foreign origin but came to the museum from Breidafjördur and was regarded as a great treasure at the time.

Learn more at: Iceland Post

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