A Swedish stamp featuring Greta Thunberg now on sale

A Swedish stamp featuring Greta Thunberg now on sale

Violet Field inPlanetJan 15, 2021 2 min read0 views

On the stamp where she appears, the young Swedish activist is depicted on the edge of a cliff, wearing her iconic yellow raincoat and surrounded by birds

The stamp with the effigy of Greta Thunberg is part of a booklet entitled “Precious Nature”. - Marco Passaro / IPA / SIPA

A postage stamp bearing the likeness of Greta Thunberg has been available since Thursday in Sweden. It is part of a notebook entitled “Precious Nature”, drawn by the Swedish artist Henning Trollbäck. The vignettes in this series represent five of the country's 16 environmental conservation goals, reports The Guardian.

Swedish postage stamp celebrates work of Greta Thunberg https://t.co/RHJHnzOp4x

- The Guardian (@guardian) January 13, 2021

The drawings represent in particular Swedish natural sites to be protected, explained the Scandinavian postal service PostNord. In addition to the adolescent activist, forests, mountainous regions, and their vegetation, agricultural land or even swamps and their biodiversity appear on the stamps. These are of a value that allows franking mail sent within the country.

12 euros for the booklet of 5 stamps

On the thumbnail where she appears, Greta Thunberg is drawn standing on the edge of a cliff. The one who celebrated her 18th birthday on January 3 is wearing her iconic yellow raincoat. Much of the stamp is occupied by birds flying near the cliff. The postal services said they wanted to pay tribute to the young girl's commitment to "preserving the unique Swedish nature for future generations".

“We are delighted to have featured on our stamps Greta and other […] depictions of nature,” commented Kristina Olofsdotter of PostNord. “These natural sites are very important and we all have a role to play in their protection. The booklet of five stamps is sold online for 120 Swedish kronor or just under 12 euros.