New from the PostNord (Sweden Post) is the commemorative issue celebrating the 4th Centennial year of the National Archives. The Swedish National Archive has just entered in the 5th century, completing 400 years of its foundation.
Sweden has a long tradition of preserving their historical sources. The National Archives of Sweden came into existence with the motive of preserving the orders of Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna. National Archives is a gold mine for genealogists and other researchers as it is packed with not only research books but also church books and settlement maps.
The PostNord has come up with 3 stamps, featuring three most important possessions of the archives. Designed by Gustav Martensson, these stamps come with the denomination of 21 Swedish krona each. The stamps feature settlement map, old leather-bound books and a letter with a magnifying glass – three most precious possessions of the Archives.