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The London Olympic Games – Island

The 2012 Olympics take place in London, England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. The …

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Christmas 2011 – Island

Island post issued a set of the Christmas stamps featuring goldwork embroidery, a rich national heritage involving techniques used for Icelandic national costumes. Goldwork is the art of embroidery using silver and gold threads. Reference is also made to skattering, …

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Island SEPAC

The theme of the joint issue of 11 small nations in Europe (SEPAC) is landscape. The motif of the Icelandic stamps in this third and last issue is Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park. Former motifs for the Icelandic SEPAC stamps …

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The Saga of Burnt Niall

One thousand years have elapsed since the historic events recounted in „The Saga of Burnt Niall“ took place at Bergthorshvoll in the south of Iceland. The saga deals with the process of blood feuds in the Icelandic Free State where …

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Amnesty International 50th Anniversary

Amnesty International is an international organization fighting for human rights all around the world. Amnesty was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a Bristish lawyer. The organization is concerned with human rights regardless of politics, religious matters or ideology. It …

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Iceland – Malta Joint Issue

Iceland and Malta are the northernmost and southernmost islands in Europe. Fishing has been the main source of revenue for centuries on these two islands. Iceland Post and Malta Post are now collaborating on a joint stamp issue occasioned by …

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Wetland Conservation – Island

Vigdis Finnbogadottir, the former President of Iceland, who is named the protector of Audlind Nature Fond, an instution working for the conservation of Icelands natural resources, proposed Wetland Conservation, a topic for september issue. February 1971 saw the signing of …

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