1968 - Wild Flowers

Here is the first booklet of the new modern definitive stamps with motifs that are not the king or classic symbols like post horns, three crowns or other historical Swedish motifs. Instead there were flowers . . .  This booklet was the 205th booklet issued by Swedish Post. It was the second one of the new kind of definitive booklet. The first one was a slot-machine booklet Iron Age, Öland (which was the seventeenth slot-machine booklet).

The bouquet consisted of Butterfly orchids, Wood anemone, Wild rose, Wild cherry and Lily of the valley. Quite a Swedish bouquet indeed.

The denomination was 45 öre and the single use was - 20 g domestic letter, from March 1969 it was the rate for postcard, both domestic and international postcard, which was a novelty. Before domestic postcard and postcards for the other Nordic countries had a lower rate than international postcard, which was 35 öre and 40 öre respectively before March 1969. From then on it was the same rate.

There were no more issues of new modern definitive stamps for the rest of the year 1968. Which was a contrast to the previous year 1967 when eight kind of completely new definite stamp were issued. Only two new modern definitive stamps, the Dalsland's Canal and Dancing Cranes,  and a booklet were the meager result this year.

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