Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sweden

Amazing and unique map card...though im still trying to figure out the real meaning behind the scenes


Does Sweden have some aspirations towards the US? Want to conquer it? Or is it just because many people from Sweden had emigrated to the US back in 1800's and the early 1900's....the promised land...either way, i love the card, and im not really familiar with the US-Sweden current affairs, so  i cant get some other idea what this card could represent...and you know what they say....Silence is Golden...so sometimes its better not to speak, then just to speak in order to say something...:)

and as you can see, this card first paid a visit to Indonesia, and then came to me...and i still dont know whats the relation between Macedonia and Indonesia, since this is the 2nd time that a card is missent to Indonesia...
There are two nice stamps on the card...actually, as with the Swedish cards, the Swedish stamps are a real rarity in my collection....the one on the left is from 2008, coming from a set of two, commemorating one of the greatest Swedish figures, Ingmar Bergman. On the other stamp you can see the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, issued in 2005.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I came across your blogg from the postcrossing site which I´m also a member of (Solli, Sweden).

The Swedish - American ferry line (Svenska Amerika linjen) started (or at least had its´peak) sometime in the 19 th century when more than 1 million Swedes emigrated to the USA. Back than Sweden suffered from poor harvests, nearly famine, and a lot of people couldn´t make a living.

I think I read somewhere that nearly 20% of the population left Sweden and a majority of the settled around the Great Lakes, Minnesota, Illinois and so on.

Most people left from the port of Göteborg on the westcoast and there is still today - Amerika kajen - the American quay - in the harbour. (Today the ships go to Denmark and Germany) :).

Take care and happy postcrossing!

Best wishes
Solli from postcrossing