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Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:13 pm

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The Aland Islands issued in 2009 three stamps in the famous author's issues of which two stamps show us a watercraft.
The Ulla Lena Lundberg stamps have an image of the writer within the background a three-masted barquentine under sail. The vessel is not identified.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A barquentine or schooner barque (alternatively "barkentine" or "schooner bark") is a sailing vessel with three or more masts; with a square-rigged foremast and fore-and-aft rigged main, mizzen and any other masts.
Barquentine sail plan
While a full-rigged ship is square-rigged on all three masts, and the barque is square-rigged on the foremast and main, the barquentine extends the principle by making only the foremast square-rigged. The advantages of a smaller crew, good performance before the wind, and the ability to sail relatively close to the wind while carrying plenty of cargo made it a popular rig at the end of the nineteenth century.
Today, barquentines are popular with the modern tall ship and sail training operators as their suite of mainly fore-and-aft sails can be operated with ease and efficiency, but the single mast of square sails offers long distance speed and dramatic appearance in port.

Origin of the term
The term "barquentine" is a seventeenth-century in origin, formed from "barque" in imitation of "brigantine", a two-masted vessel square-rigged only on the forward mast, and apparently formed from the word brig.

Åland Island 2009 Europe sg 321, scott?

Anni Blomqvist is featured on a stamp issued on 21 March 2009 by the postal authority of the Åland Islands. The stamp, by the artist Juha Pykäläinen, is a portrait of Blomqvist next to a depiction of a traditional Åland house, the motif coming from her Stormskärs-Maja novels.
The wooden sailing boat in the background I believe is an “Ålands snipa”
Åland Island 2009 Europa sg 322, scott?
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