Postage Stamps from Iceland

Postage stamps with representations of embroidery. Iceland, first-day cover 2008. Postage stamps with representations of embroidery. Iceland, first-day cover 2008. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2016.0286.

In 2008, the postal service of Iceland issued a series of three postage stamps with representations of Icelandic embroidery taken from the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik. The Textile Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, holds a first-day cover with these stamps (acc. no. TRC 2016.0286).

The stamp to the left represents a form of laidwork (refilsaumur). The second (top right) shows a form of eyelets  (augnsaumur), and the third an example of cross stitch (krosssaumur). The stamps were printed in Austria.

See also the entry on embroidery and postage stamps.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 23 October 2016).

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