Monday, 1 April 2013

464 – Faroe Islands – Post boxes

Card no 464 - EJ 
Faroe Islands – Post boxes 
Country Card Sent From: The Netherlands 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Almere 
Date Received: 30th March 2013 
Distance Travelled: 354 miles 
Time Taken: ? days 

EJ’s card is a super one of three post boxes on the Faroe Islands – Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands; Føroyar is Faroese for The Faroe Islands; and I assume Útheimurin is Faroese for other places. The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The total area is approximately 1,400 sq km (540 sq miles) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.

The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the re-sponsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also has representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.

Among the stamps (used) that EJ put on this special card were the following from the Australian National Stamp Week 1960 –

A Polish postal stamp was also attached –

And finally there was the Netherlands stamp that actually got it to me. (EJ knows I like reptiles!) -

All-in-all a brilliant card, thanks EJ.


  1. I wonder how do you manage to get so many brilliant postcards and stamps... :)

    1. I guess I'm fortunate to swap with some super people!


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