Saturday, May 22, 2010
A postcard from Føroyar ...
My first postcard from Faroe Islands ("Føroyar" in Faroese) was sent from a place called Sandur, in Faroe Islands, on 10 May. This postcard took 7 days to reach Singapore. Thank you very much Igor for this pleasant surprise! ;-)
Where are the Faroe Islands and Sandur?
The Faroe Islands are an island group situated halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland. Sandur (meaning sandy beach) is a village on the south coast of the island of Sandoy in the Faroe Islands.
This beautiful postcard was franked with 2010 Europa stamp (Children's books). Issued on 24 Apr, this stamp is from a set of 2 stamps, featuring two recent Faroese children's books "A dog, a cat and a mouse" (on 10Kr stamp) and "Moss Mollis' Journey" (on 12Kr stamp).
In actual fact, this postcard was sent by Igor during the 20th International Stamp Fair in Messe Essen. He did not travel to Faroe Islands. However, the stamp fair was held from 6-8 May whereas the stamp was cancelled with datestamp from Sandur on 10 May ??? This may easily make one believes that Igor sent the cover from Faroe Islands. Looks like the postal administration of Faroe Islands brought the cover back to Faroe Islands and applied postmark from different places (in this case, Sandur) before sending out .... my guess !