Finland: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Finland, 2011-05-06 Minisheet

Finland Post has issued souvenir sheet commem-orating Struve’s Geodetic Arc on May 6, 2011. The sheet was originally announced in a press release from the National Land Survey of Finland in early October, 2010. “Struve triangulation chain stamps will be issued May 6, 2011. The current stamp design shows the […]

Sweden: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

In May, 2011 Swedish Post issued a souvenir sheet of two triangular 12 Kr stamps depicting the full length of the arc from Norway to the Black Sea. The lower stamp has an image of Struve, while the upper stamp shows a theodolite. An image of the northern most marker, in Hammerfest Norway, is […]

Estonia: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Estonia 2011-05-06 Mini-sheet

Estonian Post has also issued a joined two stamp souvenir sheet marking Struve’s Geodetic Arc on May 6, 2011. The sheet, shown below depicts contains two 0.58 eur stamps. The upper stamp shows an image of Struve, the lower stamp shows the Tartu Observatory. A map of the complete triangulation […]

Latvia: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Latvia 2011-05-05 Mini-sheet

Latvian Post will issue a souvenir sheet commem-orating Struve’s Geodetic Arc. The May 5, 2011 issue, shown below, contains two single stamps, a 35 and 55 lat denomin-ations. A marker monument is shown in the 35 lat stamp. The center background of the sheet shows a theodolite possibly used for […]

Belarus: Struve Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Here is an interesting souvenir sheet, shown below, issued by Belarus on December 16, 2007. The single stamp souvenir sheet commemorates the Struve Geodetic Arc, a project lasting from 1816-1855 by German-born Russian scientist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve to determine the exact size and shape of the Earth. The original arc […]