Saturday, October 3, 2009

Iceland's Archives on Stamps

The postal souvenir sheet at the top of this post includes a new (2009) stamp showing the Iceland National Centre for Cultural Heritage. The Culture House which is home to the Centre was completed in 1908 and opened in 1909. It initially housed the National Library and National Archives. It also was home to the National Museum and Natural History Museum for a period. These institutions all have their own buildings now. The Culture House was also depicted on a 1925 stamp. In 2007 a stamp commemorating the 125th anniversary of the National Archives was issued by Iceland. October is National Stamp Collecting Month. For more archives on stamps click here.

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