Monday, February 25, 2013

Passenger Ferry Theme of New Åland Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 19, 2013 - Åland

Åland has issued a new postage stamp depicting the passenger ferry S/S Ålandsfärjan.

S/S Ålandsfärjan was built in Scotland in 1933 and named S/S Brittany. Ålandsfärjan was the first ferry in service for the newly started company. Operations between Roslagen on the Swedish coast and Mariehamn in Åland began on 20 June 1963. The ferry was originally owned by the British Railways and in service on the British Channel.

S/S Ålandsfärjan was withdrawn from service in 1972 and demolished in Teijo, Finland, after having run aground and been damaged.

Learn more at: Åland Post

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