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Blog > A new Postcrossing stamp... from the Åland Islands!

Hej! Hei!

Good news, everyone! We’re happy to announce that the Åland Islands will be launching a Postcrossing-themed stamp next year! I know your eyes are already drifting to the photo below, so go ahead and have a look:

Postcrossing-themed stamp from the Åland Islands and stamp sheet

There are so many cool things about this stamp! First of all, images don’t do justice to its shiny metallic surface, whose colors shift from pink to purple. But there’s also the fact that this is a not a normal stamp… it’s heart-shaped! You can carefully detach the inner perforations and transform the stamp into a heart — how cool is that?!

This special stamp was designed by Åland Post’s own Cecilia Mattsson, and will be issued in June 7th, 2019. To celebrate the occasion, the Finnish Postcrossing Friends Association is timing their annual trip to Åland to coincide with the stamp launch. Keep an eye on their website for more information soon, but you can already expect many interesting activities as per their usual adventures.

We know it’s still a long time for this stamp to be issued, but we’re super excited about it and looking forward to seeing it on many postcards next year! 💜

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83 comments so far

JonathanChua, Singapore
Looking forward to its issue (birth)........
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oversoul4, Taiwan
The stamps look so nice! Do want!!
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mounten, Italy
A heart shaped stamp how cute is that, looking forward to get one on a postcard. Congratulation to this issue.
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captainsamafs, Portugal
So so so so so adorable! Our hearts are exactly just like that stamp. :D
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riazkhan4880, India
A beautiful piece of form and function. Would love to add it to my collection. It really captures the emotion that we all share.
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KleineLibelle, Germany
This stamp is really beautiful.😍
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dianaf, Netherlands
wow, it is zo cool!
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svolery1, Switzerland
Very nice stamps
I'm happy to received a postcard from Åland Islands
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Gala2, Russia
♥♥♥ I have a postcard from the Alans. It's wonderful! The new brand and stamp are beautiful, we dream to get it.
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turtles, Germany
Aaawwwweee. So cute. I have to go to the Åland Meeting in June, I think. ;)
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Demmi, Romania
Grattis!
Congrats!
Looking forward to receive one of it from next year!
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kbdessai, India
Amazing!
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JairoRodrigues, Brazil
The initiative is very interesting.
I hope one day I can have an Alands Islands card
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Jeyasree, Malaysia
It's cool! Looking forward to get one!
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isinesunshine, Germany
Love, love, love the stamp!!!
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lilacs-and-figs, United Kingdom
What a unique design! Some postal services are so innovative :)
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angel_licka, Russia
Great.. Looking forward to get one..
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Chenoah, Germany
I love it. The idea with the heart is so amazing.
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Aryan, India
They look awesome.... Want them...
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FABIO, Brazil
I Hope to get one ech days after.
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shiichan, Japan
So Lovely💜❤️💜
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Wonderwoman12, Taiwan
Beautiful stamp
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lilacs, Germany
Yes, of course, I'm looking forward to this stamp, too. Dear postcrossers in Aland, please, write and write and write......
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book, Switzerland
So nice!
Hope to recive a postcard from the Åland Islands!.
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josephvm, India
Anyone from Åland Islands here?
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Darcey1, South Africa
Awesome........
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charmed1971, United States of America
Being new can we buy this and where I live in VT, u.s.a
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Jesterday, Netherlands
lovely 🤩
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ned44440, Ireland
💝 Gorgeous. Hope to get one on a postcard someday. 💖
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insp3ktor, Åland Islands
Very happy about this stamp. Looking forward to June 2019 and the big meetup in Mariehamn. 🇦🇽 Will send all cards using this stamp when available. 🥳
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purplejewels, Ireland
Such a cool stamp. Love it... 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪
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meggiew98, United Kingdom
Such a beautiful stamp! I'd love to receive one someday ❤
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Nana_Sue, Germany
The stamp is really beautiful, I hope Germany will soon get its own.
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runokuono, Finland
Oh, how really nice ! I wonder, can I use them when I live in Finland and send from here?
I envy, but I can come for postcrossing meetup next summer (:
runokuono on 8 Nov, 2018
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radiohead92, Austria
I will come to the meeting!
The new stamp is very pretty. I think it is very special with the "metallic surface" and other design.
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yiwen-akeni, Algeria
I wanna get this, please someone swap with me ??
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Phibatola, Greece
Hopefully we can get ahold of a few in the Åland Islands 🇦🇽 meetup (crosses fingers) or even get a card from an active member
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ArtEscapeSonoma, United States of America
Beautiful!
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Tranchile, Guernsey
I have all the others stamps so will look out for this very usual one to add to my collection. We have our famous Guernsey Jumper as a perforation stamp with the flag of countries like USA on the knitting needles and a ball of wool at the bottom.
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mom22sons, United States of America
I wish the US would recognize Postcrossing with a stamp :(
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Amanda5417, Australia
Love this so much! So many things about this stamp are fantastic! The shape(s), the design, the metallics! I'm a paper-crafter (among other thigns) so I love metallics (and embossing, and flocking, ...)! I'd love to get more postcrossing stamps. Especially would love for Australia Post to release one too.
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serendi_pity, China
wow~congrats
so nice!
emmmm,I want it
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Sfander, Canada
It's beautiful!!! Congratulations! It's so nice to have your own Postcrossing stamp and not only is it beautiful it is very novel too. I love novelty stamps and this one has a five star rating from me.
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Asrach, Indonesia
beautiful stamps
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kamagna, United States of America
Beautiful stamp!
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lovely-weirdo, United States of America
Wow! I love it! 💌🎨🌎📬❤✨
How can I convince the U.S.A. to make a postcrossing theme stamp??
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Debashish31, India
Thanks for the heads up and I'd eagerly await the stamp in mail from an Aland friend, someday.
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eenasaurus, United States of America
USA needs a postcrossing stamp + postcards!!
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alison41, South Africa
If our South African Post Office just had some plain, ordinary postage stamps I'd be a happy woman. Never mind a fancy metallic commemorative. My cards are currently being mailed with a printed sticker showing the postage has been paid, in lieu of a stamp. Nothing I can do about it.
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myjonda, Germany
Sounds (and looks) like the most perfect idea !!! GENIUS !!!
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taataa, Ukraine
Wow, these are so beautiful! ♥
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HM, Netherlands
Världen is World

Nice stamp, long waiting before it is issued.
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RMarina, Croatia
Wow! I like it! So cute 😍😍😍😍
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Arbikoska, Russia
Beauty!!! 😍😍😍
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luoyang, China
sooooo cool, i do want to get it
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Oh, such a beautiful stamp! I'm looking forward to its being issued.
Wish, I'd have the opportunity to join the meetup. Perhaps I can take a day off from work?
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betslets, United States of America
Again, another wonderful Blog post...I'm not usually a "stamp collector" but I admire wonderful stamps, especially those that Postcrossers send...this one is a beauty.
BTW, the USA does have some wonderful stamps, albeit nothing specifically for Postcrossing. The one with popsicles is actually a "scratch & sniff".
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vlada_123, Russia
So wonderful!
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MsConnie, United States of America
so cute! I wish The USA would do the same!
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
Being that there's only 36 members on Postcrossing from Åland, it will nearly be impossible to receive a postcard from there.
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insp3ktor, Åland Islands
Its not impossible to receive a card from Åland Islands. There are also lot of Finnish and Swedish postcrossers using AX in Travel Mode. 😊
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NIDUSKA, Finland
so nice,thank you
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Mrbill, United States of America
Such a beautiful stamp from the Aland Islands. Come on, USA Postcrossing people - - - write a letter to the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee in Washington, DC and lets get a USA Postcrossing stamp. The "usual" round ones are so uninspiring.
Look up the address for the CSAC on line and let's put our voices to work for a pretty, colorful $1.15 Postcrossing stamp. Lots of other less worthy causes have had stamps, why not one to inspire the use of the mail for people-to-people communication!
Let's go, Postcrossers!!
Message me or write to me for more information if you need it. I will be happy to assist as much as I can.
Bill Luckett
P O Box 38
Stephenson VA 22656-0038 USA
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
cooool and pretty
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jeroenvberlo, Netherlands
Very nice stamp. Congratulations Åland Island Postcrossing Stamp receivers.
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salentino, Italy
perché non proporre a Poste Italiane di realizzarne uno anche per 'italia?
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serebrianka, Belarus
What a wonderful stamp!!!
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Bartovx, Poland
Really nice stamp!
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Bublina007, Czech Republic
Very nice!
I would like this stamp. I would also like a postcard from the Aland Islands.
Good luck to everyone!
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zain6631, Sri Lanka
Superb Creation
I would love to receive this post card from Aland islands.
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anasxtasia, Russia
Wooow, I'd like to receive such a stamp!
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Flippie, Canada
What a beauty! Luck you guys at Aland Islands. Now, I'm waiting for one off them come in my mailbox on a nice Post-crossing card....
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cheller7, United States of America
How cool! June 7th, 2019--my 50th birthday! When it gets closer I'll have to request a meetup postcard with the new stamp to help me celebrate my milestone. :-)
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shafathahmed, India
Oh ! What a beautiful stamp 😍😍💙💙
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diana-pastoriza, Spain
Absolutely gorgeous!
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fisherman, Ireland
Great stamp - Looking forward to adding it to my collection
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honeybee, Austria
A really lovely postcrossing stamp!
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Crystalinne, United States of America
I would be thrilled to receive one of those stamps someday. My country does not yet a postcrossing stamp. I hope we will one day. its wonderful to be able to receive one, from any country. We are a great community, sharing the world one postcard at a time.
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merryCM, Germany
100 points, Åland Islands! Great!
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Knerq, United States of America
Wow! So cool!
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sunylovemusic, Germany
Ooooohhhhh….. I love it! Congrats
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Matthew07, Malaysia
Lovely stamp
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bhumm, Thailand
Great stamp - Looking forward to adding it to my collection
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