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
Quantity: 15'000
Text: Iceland Post

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