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22 May 2012

Common Eider

Common Eider (歐絨鴨)
Åland (2012)
1st February, 2012. Sviby, Mariehamn

From 2012, the Frama of Åland Post begins another series Old Wooden Decoys, rather than Spar Buoys. The first is Common Eider, which is common bird in the Baltic Sea. As a result, the rich wild bird resource attracts hunters round the year. To be more succeeded on the hunting, they mostly use wooden decoys which are similar to real species to attract the game closer to hunter. Above first day cover, illustrated a hunter and how the wooden decoy works.

The label drawn the wooden decoy as above and real eider. The wooden decoy specially masks as female bird to attracted male bird.

Above is the first day cover sent on day of issue. Please note that as from January 1, the registration fee is €9,60 for the mail not over 250g. Supplementary postage label valued €6,10 is rarely to be seen in postal use.

Maxicard shown a family of eiders.

Common Eider (歐絨鴨)
Åland (2012)
1st February, 2012. Mariehamn
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