Friday, January 9, 2009
Continue from my previous post, the above are the larger surface mail label from Iceland.
It is printed in dark green and catered for parcel or larger mailing articles for better visibility while handling the mails. The designed similar to the small format except omitted the post office logo.
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.