Faroe Islands 2016 Old Fire Trucks

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  • Issue date : 22nd February 2016
  • three values (gummed) and self-adhesive in a booklet
  • Designed by : Martin Sirkovsky, from photographs
  • Printed by : Lowe-Martin Group, Canada
  • Print process : lithography
  • stamp format height 30mm x width 42½mm
  • Perforations : 12.75 x 12.75 (gummed) or die-cut 13.25 x 13.25 (self-adhesive)


Old Fire Trucks of the Faroes[edit]

  • All three engines depicted on the stamps have been preserved (as in the photographs). The first official fire brigade was formed in Tórshavn in 1933


1kr ~ fire pump of 1776, repaired 1819, which was hand hauled by volunteer citizens
15kr ~ Bedford K fire truck, bought 1948 from Britain
19kr ~ Triangel fire engine of 1937, bought from Denmark

Sheet stamps[edit]

  • gummed sheets of 20
1kr
15kr
19kr

Stamp Booklet (self-adhesive)[edit]

  • six stamps, two of each design, affixed
Booklet (self-adhesive) of six stamps
Booklet cover Old Fire Trucks

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover (3 value set

Maximum Cards[edit]

  • set of three postcards, with the gummed stamps affixed and cancelled
maximum card 1kr
maximum card 15kr
maximum card 19kr