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Sweden 2000 – Auroral bands

Green auroral bands snake across the sky on one of a strip of six self-adhesive stamps from Sweden depicting various atmospheric phenomena. The strip was issued in a booklet titled Tecken i skyn, ‘Signs in the sky’. Other members of the strip depict clouds, rain, lightning and a rainbow. These were the first self-adhesive stamps in Sweden and were intended for use on domestic first-class letters. The image was taken not in Sweden but in Denali National Park, Alaska, by local photographer Tom Walker; it was flipped left to right on the stamp.

SG number
Face value
First class