Europa 2015 - Old Toys
According to the decision of PostEurop, the association of European public postal operators, old toys are the common theme of 2015. The stamp motifs are the wooden duck and the Dúa cars.
The initial production of Dúa cars started in 1985 when several pioneers in the Westfjords founded a toy workshop called Aldan. Their goal was to produce wooden toys. The workshop produced all kinds of sought-after toys, including the Dúa cars which became very popular. The Red Cross was for many years one of the workshop’s agents, with sales proceeds going to the Red Cross house in Reykjavik which served as a relief center for children and youth. Dúa cars can be seen among other places at the local museum of Hafnarfjörður.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 30.04.2015
Designer: Borgar Hjörleifur Árnason / Stefán Logi Borgarsson
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 36 x 21mm