Aland 2009 Cinema

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 6 April 2009
  • one value
  • Designed by: Jonas Wilén
  • Printed by: The Lowe Martin Group, Canada
  • Print process: lithography
  • Perforations: 13 x 12,4
  • stamp format height 36.16mm x width 32.0 mm

Centenary of the first Cinema showing in Åland

1.60€ ~ cinema audience of 1909 watching screen kiss between May Irwin and John Rice (filmed in 1896 by Edison Vitascope)

  • this was the first screen kiss, and took place in 58 second film The Kiss based on the Broadway play The Widow Jones

May Irwin, 1862-1938 - Canadian actress and comedienne
John C Rice, c1858-1915, American actor

Sheet stamp


First Day Cover

First Day Cover 1.60€

background information

May Irwin and John C Rice, 1896