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UPU: Category: pR
||Kjell Soderlund, Andy Horner
|Stamps in set
|Size (width x height)
||Sheet of 30 stamps
||The Lowe Martin Group
On September 289th, 2011
Post Authority of Aland - Aland Posten -
issued a set of 2 stamps, shows some local landscapes. Jomala island, well known
fossil-found place of Aland, can be seen on one of these
On the Aland islands between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic sea, you can find
fossils from the Ordovicianperiod.
This is a only place in Finland where you can find fossils.
This fossils can be seen in University Museum in Helsinki.
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.It is possible to go to the Finnish Aland Islands
by ferry from the Swedish or the Finnish mainland. The best spot to collect
fossils is Yttern's 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.
The Aland 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 Aland stamps were issued 1 March 1984. Approximately
15 stamps describing the Aland nature, culture, history, society and
autonomy are issued every year. Stamps of Aland can be used both for
internal and international post
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