Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
It borders Norway to the west and
Finland to the east, and is connected to
Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund.
At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area,
with a total population of 10.0 million.
Sweden consequently has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre, with the
highest concentration in the southern half of the country.
Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.
Posten, the Swedish mail service, was established in 1636 by Axel Oxenstierna, and
by the 18th
century it had been extended throughout the country.
The same century also saw the introduction of a practice unique to Sweden,
that of attaching a feather to the wax seal of a letter to indicate
that it needed to be delivered more quickly Sweden issued its first
postage stamps on 1 July 1855, a set of five values denominated in skilling banco.
These stamps depicting the coat of arms, were inscribed
"SVERIGE", as have been all subsequent Swedish stamps, and were
Since strat of Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th
Swedish post stand with Ukraine.
Starting on March 30th
2022, private individuals can send packages
with emergency aid to Ukraine free of charge.
The shipments will be driven from Sweden to Poland, after which the Ukrainian
post office will be responsible for transport and distribution in Ukraine.
Ukrposhta distributes emergency aid where the need is greatest.
Commemorative postmarks of Sweden related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
Legend is here
|2022 "Aid for Ukraine" [PM]
- similar postmarks were in use in different cities of Sweden
- [R1] Sweden:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Sweden:
"Swedish Post help for UKraine" (the article doesn't exist anymore),
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Sweden are