Friday, January 9, 2009

Surface Mail Label from Iceland

Surface Mail labels (Par Bateau, mean By Boat in French) are hard to find nowadays. By default, if the mailing article didn't affixed with an Airmail label (Par Avion), it is considered send by surface mail. So far, I only came across Iceland printed such labels. I considered it a rare collector item.

It is printed in cyan or bluish shade of green with a ship pictorial and the Iceland Postal Service logo at the bottom corner. "Skipspostur" (surface mail) in Icelandic.

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