Thursday, 6 October 2016

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs / Odd Shaped Stamps/ Stamps with Microtext

Sweden 2009 Journey into Space Stamp booklet with stamps with holes

Microtext on the side of the suit

Issue Date 24 September 2009

The Sweden Postal Service has issued 5 new booklet stamps "Journey into Space" featuring 4 triangle and one quadrangle shaped stamps. Each of the stamps depicts different events on the space mission STS-116 with Sweden Astronaut Christer Fuglesang's and 6 other NASA astronauts. The mission astronauts connected a new power and cooling system to the space station. 

The edge of Christer Fuglesang’s suit on the stamp bears the micro text “My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender”. The ABBA song Waterloo was a greeting via space control from Fuglesang’s family to the crew. 

All of the stars on the booklet pane have been star shaped cut outs on the stamps and on the booklet pane.

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