Europa 2017 - Castles
The PostEurop postal organisation decides on the theme of the annual EUROPA stamps. The theme for 2017 is castles.
The Swedish EUROPA stamps come as a minisheet and depict Wanås Castle in Skåne. The castle has a history that stretches back to the Middle Ages and also offers a world-class, modern sculpture park that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
“During the three decades that the park has existed, roughly 250 artists have come to work and hold exhibitions. Seventy exhibiti- ons have remained at Wanås and constitute today’s permanent collection,” says Elisabeth Millqvist, Artistic Director.
The minisheet depicts Malin Holmberg’s I Will Stop Loving You, a painting on the ground and tree trunks, and Anne Thulin’s Double Dribble, large red balls placed high up in the treetops. Wanås’s characteristic stepped gables represent the castle.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 16.03.2017
Designer: Jakob Monefeldt
Colours: Four-color offset
Size: 30.6 x 38.0 mm