The Nordic Philatelic Exhibition NORDIA 2018 will be
held in Iceland on June 8-10, 2018, in Ásgarður Sports
Hall in Garðabær. The NORDIA exhibitions can be
traced back to 1966 when Finland held an exhibition
named Nordia. In 1975 it was decided to hold regular
Nordic philatelic exhibitions. Iceland has participated in these exhibitions since 1978
and Nordia 2018 is the seventh such exhibition held in
Iceland. It offers some 700 frames on all competition
levels and around 20 sales booths.
Iceland Post has issued a minisheet for this occasion.
The motif is an embroidery by Þórdís Egilsdóttir
(1878-1961) showing an Icelandic farm. Þórdís was one
of Iceland‘s foremost needlework artists. Her woollen
embroidery is mostly coloured with Icelandic herbal
colours, based on a design by Ríkharður Jónsson made
on her instructions. In 1930 Þórdís embroidered a
picture of a farmer‘s living room. Both pictures were
exhibited at the World Exhibition in New York in 1939.
They were bought by the Icelandic state in 1944.
The farmhouse tapestry graces the premises of the
President of Iceland at Bessastaðir.
Sheet size: 110 x 114 mm
Text: Iceland Post