Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a huge commercial success and Popular after that with a string of Blockbusters like “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia” & “Thank You for the Music”.

A new exhibition in London at the O2 Venue until August displays personal items of ABBA such as Bjorn Ulvaeus’s school report, pictures, gold discs and clothing. The Exhibition is called ABBA Super Troupers. O2 arena recently hosted C2C: Country to Country – a Country Music Festival.

01 Oct 1983 was declared World Music Day by UNESCO International Music Council. Sweden issued a miniature sheet on the theme Music in Sweden on 01 Oct 1983. All stamps are engraved by Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005). The Musicians featured on stamps are

1.80 Kr – Pop – Famous Musicians from ABBA band. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni- Frid Lyngstad & Benny Andersson. Picture of ABBA was taken by Anders Hansen

SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983
SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983 -ABBA

Vintage Cars on Stamps – Sweden 1997.

Vintage Cars on Stamps – Sweden 1997.

Sweden issued a set of six stamps on Vintage Cars on 04 Oct 1997. A First day Cover with six stamps is listed. All stamps are No Value Indicator stamps.

NVI – Volvo Duett                  NVI -Chevrolet Bell-Air                        NVI -Porsche 356

NVI – Citroen B 11               NVI- Saab -Rallye Monte Carlo 1963     NVI -E -Type Jaguar.

SWEDEN CARS
SWEDEN 1997- VINTAGE CARS

Swedish Film History – Miniature Sheet Sweden 1981.

Swedish Film History – Miniature Sheet Sweden 1981.

Sweden Issued a Miniature Sheet on 10 Oct 1981 containing five stamps. The Theme of the miniature sheet was Swedish Film History. The Films featured on stamps are

1.50 Kr – Olof Ahs in “Phantom Carriage” from Victor Sjostrom – engraved by Majvor Franzen-Matthews.

1.50 Kr- Ingrid Bergman & Gosta Ekman in “Intermezzo” from Gustaf Molander – engraved by Ame Wallhorn.

1.65 Kr – Greta Garbo in “The Saga of Gosta Berling” from Mauritz- engraved by Czeslaw Slania.

1.65 Kr – Stig Jarrel & Alf Kjelin in “Torment” from Ingmar Bergman -engraved by Czeslaw Slania.

2.40 Kr -Kari Sylvan and Harriet Andersson in “Cries and Whispers ” from Ingmar Bergman -engraved by Czeslaw Slania.

SWEDEN MS CINEMA
SWEDEN MS 1981 – SWEDISH FILM HISTORY

Paintings of a Swedish Sufi Painter – Stamps of Sweden 1969

Paintings of a Swedish Sufi Painter – Stamps of Sweden 1969

Ivan Agueli (1869-1917) born John Gustaf Agelli and also known as Sheikh Aqili after conversion to Islam was a wandering Sufi painter and author. Sweden issued a miniature sheet of six stamps on 06 Jun 1969 featuring his paintings to mark his Birth Centenary.

SWEDEN MS PAINTINGS
SWEDEN MS 1969- PAINTINGS of IVAN AGUELI

Old Towns on Stamps- Sweden 1984

Old Towns on Stamps- Sweden 1984

Sweden issued a set of six stamps on old towns on 28 Aug 1984. The towns featured on the stamps are

Jonkoping   – King Magnus Ladulas awarded the rights to the town in 1284.

Karlstad -It got its town privileges in 1584 and named after Prince Karl IX

Gavle – It is known since 1413 for exporting Iron & Copper.

Sigtuna- The settlement dates back to 1000 AD

Norrkoping- This town had its origin in 1384 AD

Vadstena -It was opened in 1384

FDC SWEDEN STADER
FDC SWEDEN 1984 -OLD TOWNS