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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Åland toys

The 2010 stamp booklet holds stamps featuring funny plastic toys, produced by the Åland Plasto company. To further enhance the plastic effect, UV lacquer has been added to the toy motifs!

The Plasto company was established in 1954, initially manufacturing motorcycle stickers and other stickers of the type, which could be found in packs of biscuits. Plasto soon switched to manufacturing toys and took part in the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, already in the 1950s.

The stamp booklet presents three different toys. Production of the green scooter called “the moon creature” with red wheels and handles, lively eyes and red antennae started in the 1960s and ended in 1988. The second stamp features a red tipper lorry with a blue loading platform. The lorry is the most popular Plasto toy and is available in many sizes and colour combinations. Production started in 1973, and the lorries are still being manufactured. The third stamp shows a yellow and a red duck. The ducks came into being in 1975 and are still being produced.

Title: Åland toys
Date of Issue: 10 May 2010
Country: Aland
Denominations: €0.85