117-118 Scott: 85, 106 Stanley
Gibbons: 113-114 Yvert: 118-119
UPU: N/A Category: pF|
|Stamps in set
MK 9,00- Gastropode 'Euomophalus' should read 'Euomphalus'.
|Size (width x
||Two sheets 20 stamp each (4x5)|
House of Questa |
||600,000, 800,000 |
On the Åland islands between Sweden
and Finland in the Baltic sea, you can find fossils from the Ordovician period. This is a
only place in Finland where you can find fossils. In the University Museum in Helsinki, you can see fossils from
this Islands. East of the main island there is a 9 kilometre diameter crater (Lumparn). This crater was formed
by a meteor or comet impact 1200 to 500 milion years ago. You can go to the
Finnish Åland Islands by ferry from the Swedish or the Finnish mainland. The
best spot to collect fossils is Ytternäs on the Jomala island. The finds consist
of trilobites and gastropods from the Ordovician period. Some farmers allow to
tourist to collect fossils on their fields at Ordovician limestone blocks. Many
farmers, however, don't like collectors and soon it will be also illegal
export fossils for Finland.
They are Ordovician.
Note: The Åland Islands
form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the
Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingual
Swedish-speaking region of Finland. The first Åland stamps were issued 1 March
1984. Approximately 15 stamps describing the Åland nature, culture, history,
society and autonomy are issued every year. Stamps of Aland can be used both for
internal and international
The stamps are depicted two fossils an
Gastropoda gastropods (snails and slugs) Euomophalus and a Trilobite (Trilobita
Asaphus is a genus of Ordovicia
(meaning "three lobes") are a well-known fossil group of extinct marine
arthropods form the class Trilobita.
Euomphalus is a genus of
fossil marine gastropods
(snails and slugs) known to have lived from the Silurian to the Middle
FDC with individual
FDC with both stamps
Mailed FDC from Aland to
back side of the
Perphaps two mini-sheets just printed together.
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