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... have one cover or postcard with post mark from each post office from Faroe Islands.
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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Franking Labels 2010

On 20th September 2010, four new Faroese franking labels was issued.
This was the third issue of Faroese franking labels.

The motifs on this year’s franking labels have been taken from the Faroese national sport, boat racing, and artist Jóannes Lamhauge drew them.

Jóannes Lamhauge’s intention with his drawings was to capture the soul of Faroese boat racing and he therefore chose the motifs that he felt best represented the spirit of the sport. The first franking label depicts a training session in a rowing boat. We are inclined to forget how much intensive training is necessary to compete in the sport. There are often training sessions up to six times a week during the season – from February to the end of July – so this aspect should not be underrated. And boat racing competitions must naturally also be included. All of the boats are lined up stem to stem and it’s almost possible to hear Faroese sports reporter Jógvan Arge commentating. The third franking label provides an impression of the atmosphere in the boat. The expressions on the crew’s faces bear witness to the pain and the unrelenting will necessary to win. The white knuckles, the power, the sweat and all the drama. This motif is seen from the cox’s point of view as he sits in the stern exhorting the crew to row harder.

The winner boat must also be given a place.
This franking label shows the crew, rapturous after coming in first, the result of and reward for all their rigorous training.

Technical data:
Values: 4 x 6.00 DKK (franking labels 2010)
Date of issue: 20-IX-2010
Author: Jóannes Lamhauge
Technique: Flexoprint
Printer: Ganket, Denmark

Monday, 3 January 2011

Franking Labels 2009

Faroese riddles

The first set of Faroese franking labels was issued in October 2008.

The 2009 issue is entitled “Faroese Riddles” and is designed by the Faroese artist, Edward Fuglø. The riddles are:

- Four are hanging down, four walking, two showing the way, and one dangling behind (a cow).
- Bouncing and making noise, carrying human bones in its stomach (a boat).
- Lies in a river, stretches its toe, with more than a hundred holes on it (sock).
- Round like an egg, reaches around the walls of the church (ball of yarn).

Technical data:
Values: 4 x 6.00 DKK (franking labels 2009)
Date of issue: 16-IX-2009
Author: Edward Fuglø
Technique: Flexoprint
Printer: Ganket, Denmark

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Covers of the Faroe Islands XXIV

Official Posta cover sent from Tórshavn to Braga, Portugal.

Cover with stamp of 20.00kr from the 2006’s ‘Landscapes from Faroes’ stamps issue sent on 22 of April 2010.

Technical data:
Values: 7.00kr, 12.00kr and 20.00kr
Date of issue: 13-II-2006
Author: J. A. Arge
Perforation: 13 x 13
Technique: Offset
Printer: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei