|Scott # 39||Scott # 40||Scott #42|
|Scott # 43||Scott # 44|
|07.05.1979. Europa Stamps. Postal History (two stamps at the left). To the far left the nº1 Danish stamp, bisected for exchange money, and to its right, the first Faroese stamp, overprinted.|
|Scott # 53||Scott # 54||Some examples of first print recovered.|
06.10.1980. Europa stamps. Famous Persons. Two stamps at the left: Faeroese writer and philosopher Jakob Jakobsen (1864-1918), and right the Faeroese linguistic scientist Venzel Ulrich Hammershaimb (1819-1909).
About Europa stamps, note that this issued were going to be printed in Finland. Summer of 1980, Printing Works of Finland moved to out of Helsinki and the printing of these stamps was one of the first ones to take place in the new premises, giving enormous problems with the printing plates. First print of this issue was not satisfactory and stamps were incinerated in a dump of Torshavn, but not all stamps were burned. A group of childs found some sheets unburned and they are now very scarce pieces. The right issue were made in Swiss Printing Works.
|Scott # 45||Scott # 46||Scott # 47|
|01.10.1979. International Childrens' Year. Stamps were engraved from original drawing by the childs (from left to right) Edel (8 years), Rasmus (7 years) and Snorri (8 years).|
The pew gables originate from the only medieval church still in use on the Faeroe Islands, St. Olav's Church in the village of Kirkjubøur. During the Catholic period the village of Kirkjubøur was the Episcopal residence of the Faeroes and it's cultural centre, and the St. Olav's Church, which is presumed to have been consecrated to the virgin Mary, has served as cathedral throughout the Middle Ages. The church was reconstructed in 1874. It is not known with certainty how old this church is, but it is believed to be from the 12th century.
|Scott # 55||Scott # 56||Scott # 57||Scott # 58|
|06.10.1980. Carved Church Pew Gables. Other similar sets were printed in 1984 and 2001. From left to right stamps (pew gables) depict: Maria & Child, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter and Christ´s head and finally Apostle Paul.|
The below set of Faeroese flowers is NOT engraved by Czeslaw Slania, but designed by him, and show beautifully another side of the master engraver's prolific talents.
|Scott # 48||Scott # 49||Scott # 50||Scott # 51||Scott # 52|
|17.03.1980. Faeroese Flora. From left to right: Sea Plantain, Glacier Buttercup, Purple Saxifrage, Starry Saxifrage, Faeroese Lady's Mantle.|
|Scott # 59||Scott # 60||Scott # 61||Scott # 62|
02.03.1981. Sketches of Ancient Torshavn (capital of the Faeroe Islands). Drawings by the Faeroese artist Ingalvur av Reyni (1920-2005).
|Scott # 63||Scott # 64|
|Stage proofs by the artist of this issue.|
01.06.1981. Europa Stamps. Folklore. At the left The Ring Dance, at the right The Garter Dance.
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