Postage Stamps Created From Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Ash Part II Of III
On July 22, 2010 the Iceland Post issued three incredible postage stamps that featured three different views of the erupting Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Each stamp was printed in a sheet of 10. The stamps are inscribed “Local Letter”, Letters to Europe”, and Letters to Other Countries. Two of the postage stamps feature incredible nighttime images of the great volcano erupting. Both postage stamps feature red molten lava, one pouring down the side of the glacier and one spewing the ash and rock high into the nighttime sky. The daytime postage stamp shows the beautiful blanket of white snow that Iceland is known for, with the volcano shooting steam and ash high into Iceland’s crystal blue sky. Certainly, these postage stamps showcase nature fury at it’s finest.
If you are hoping to get a chance to actually “feel” the volcanic ash, it’s unlikely that you will get to do so on these stamps though. The information that I have regarding these particular postage stamps reports that the ash is extremely fine, so you will need to trust that it is actually embedded within the ink!
Please check back on Monday for the conclusion.