Northern Birch

北国のシラカバ


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

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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