guyana1230,: your post with a cincerella with a reference to Belgium.
Is not known to me. Belgium has no tradition of christmas seals. I suppose it is rather a danish or other scandinavian christmas seal form a serie that has references to other countries.
Reasons: " i Belgien" means "in Belgium" in danish. Panne Wennerwald is a known Danish illustrator (died however in 1972). I also found 1 reference in a Danish auction list to "christmas seals and other cinderella's" of Wennerwald and Jensen
Is it an actual stamp stuck on a card or is it imprinted as part of the card? I can't find a stamp like it in 2009 or any other year for that matter. I saw a couple Maxi cards with similar cancels so it could be one of those (corner cut) or part of a pre printed post card. Stumper.
OK, I thought their website was actually really well-organized and intuitive to use (unlike website of unnamed postal service of unnamed country ), so I dug a little deeper into all their product offerings. Your Åland card might also come from these 2 categories of products they offer:
Åland Post creates exhibition cards for the exhibitions in which we take part during the year. The cards all have a joint annual theme, and the motifs are usually found at the exhibition locations. A special exhibition stamp is affixed on the picture side and cancelled with the Post’s own exhibition cancel. The pack contains all the exhibition cards of the year and is available on standing order subscription or in the web shop at the end of the year.
In connection with the stamp exhibitions in which we participate, Åland Post creates a special exhibition stamp associated with the Post’s annual exhibition theme. Produced using the online My Stamps facilities, the stamps are sold in mini-sheets of 8 identical stamps. At the end of the year, all the exhibition mini-sheets of the year are made available in the form of an Exhibition stamp pack.
Since 2014, you can also buy a glassine bag with a set of single exhibition stamps.
So it appears your Rome International Stamp Fair was probably an exhibition stamp (i.e., cinderella) on exhibition card -- which basically is a type of maxi card, but can also be used to mail when postage is affixed to the other side!
Wow, I was so impressed with the Åland Post website, that I dug in deeper. They actually have catalogs of all their stamp and philatelic products, past and present!
So it turns out the Rome International Stamp Fair exhibition stamp/card is part of set of 12 (I had originally posted there were at least 10). Here is a full list in case anyone is interested:
Täby 27–29.3.2009, Norrphil 2009 Åbo 4–5.4.2009, Turun Kevät-Aboex Helsingborg 18.4.2009, Frimynt Essen 6–10.5.2009, Int. Briefmarken-Messe Essen Hong Kong 14–17.5.2009, Hong Kong Hafnafjördur 29–31.5.2009, Nordia Berlin 10–11.10.2009, Int. Briefmarkenbörse Tammerfors 9–11.10.2009, Tamfila Rom 21–25.10.2009, Italia 2009 Sindelfingen 23–25.10.2009, Int. Briefmarkenbörse Helsingfors 24–25.10.2009, Frimärksmässa Roskilde 6–8.11.2009, Frimærkeforum
Aland 2014, but unable to find in Stampworld or Colnect guess it is another of these exhibition "labels"
That is correct. It is the last of the series of 14 exhibition stamps issued in 2014 by Aland Post. This cinderella was for Veronfil 2014 (21Nov-23Nov).
If you, or anyone is interested in their exhibition stamp catalog, PM me with your email address and I can email it to you. It's distributed for free by Åland Post, so I'm going to assume it is "public domain".
You’ve still got a long way to go before that happens!
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