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Martyn
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13 Jan 2021
02:58:43pm
Needing a check on sizes for a set of Aland Islands stamps please


2015 Folk Dress Brooches - Joint Issue Aland with Switzerland
3. September

Both Colnect and StampWorld say 35 x 35, but is that actual stamp size square or point to point diamond?
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sheepshanks
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13 Jan 2021
03:11:11pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

I have not looked at the set in question.
Normally you would measure the stamp outer frame line to outer frame line, not including the perfs or space between perf tips and frame line.

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sheepshanks
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13 Jan 2021
03:20:39pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

Ok these are the stamps.
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In the case of Nr 341 measure between the edges of grey, in 342 I would measure the white surround to the design, not the grey.
Let us know how it works out.

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13 Jan 2021
03:23:18pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

I need size perf to perf, all sizes in StampWorld and Colnect are perf to perf, this set of two however are diamond shaped so not sure how they have been measured. They could be the same size as the Swiss issue???

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13 Jan 2021
03:35:51pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

I would surmise that they are the square measurements as the sheets were issued as square. This is the "normal size" for a lot of the British square commemoratives of recent years, in which case the diagonal measurement is a fraction under 50mm.
Square of the hypotenuse is the sum of the squares on the other two sides in a right angled triangle.
Ie, 35x35 + 35x35 = 2450, the square root of which is 49.497.
Probably doesn't help, but it's fun.

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13 Jan 2021
03:46:37pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

As an ex-high school teacher of 34 years it's great to see the occasional bit of math!!

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14 Jan 2021
03:01:00am
re: Size of Aland stamp please

Another one;


2016 Nordic Cuisine
18. March

Colnect and StampWorld both say 35 x 35 but picture of stamp does not look square so are they both wrong??

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14 Jan 2021
05:20:10am
re: Size of Aland stamp please

Someone on another site asked Aland Post directly for me and they confirmed the size on the 2016 Nordic cuisine stamp measures 35mmx32mm, there was a typo on their site which will be corrected.

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sheepshanks
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14 Jan 2021
12:32:27pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

You could always message this seller and ask him for the stamp sizes.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2015-ALAND-FINLAND-DRESS-BROOCHES-EMBOSSED-SET-2-MINT-STAMPS-MNH/333578858074
You could also purchase them if you do not have them.

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Dakota
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14 Jan 2021
01:40:21pm

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I measured the stamps in my collection. They measure 35 mm perf to perf.

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sheepshanks
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14 Jan 2021
01:54:59pm
re: Size of Aland stamp please

Thank you Dakota, Just a quick question, the stamp image above for Nr 341 does not seem to show a value, was it a label or am I missing something?

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Ok I think that I have been interpreting the EUROPA as the organization rather than the actual stamp tariff.

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Dakota
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18 Jan 2021
04:57:13pm

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The stamp is for local postage which is 1.20 Euros

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