Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Fish Skin Stamps

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Fish Skin Stamps

Faroe Islands 2016 Fish Skin Stamps

Issue date 26 September 2016

Posta Faroe Islands has issued a special DKK 50,00 stamp featuring a piece of Atlantic Cod Skin on the stamp which has been supplied by fish exporter Nevið in Runavík, tanned by Atlantic Leather in Iceland and printed by Cartor in France. This is a worlds first Fish Skin on a Stamp.

The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is commonly found in the waters around the Faroe Islands and Iceland, as well as Greenland - and from Labrador in the north to North Carolina in the south. Tanning of fish skin an ancient art and cod fish leather if properly treated is often stronger than ordinary cowhide.

The size of fish skins have made them especially well-suited for producing smaller items, such as  shoes, bags, purses and watchbands. Sewn together, they can also be used in the garment industry and to upholster furniture.

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