10 March 1976, Sweden
designer: Tom Hultgren
engraver: Zlatko Jakus
This telephone was already retro when the stamp was issued – the central image is an Ericsson DBH 1001 model, designed in 1929 by Norwegian designer Jean Heiberg. I was reading about the development of the telephone, then found this picture in the article!
A line drawing of an earlier telephone receiver is on top and an electric circuit is framing this stamp – technical but somehow enchanting – a celebration of the great invention, which has turned into the now indispensable article.