Northern Birch / 北国のシラカバ

April 25, 2012


4 September 1957, Iceland
design: Mrs. B. Arnasson
Icelandic Birch and Norwegian Spruce

Cool mono colours, crisp intaglio engraving and simple composition.  These stamps evoke an adoration for the short and precious Northern Summer and praiseworthy energy of trees.

かりっとした彫り線とシンプルな構成で、単色なのに素敵な仕上がりのアイスランドの切手です。冬を生き延びてまた葉をつけるけなげな木々を丁寧に描き、到来を待ちわびる短い北の夏を象徴しているようです。

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