Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wilhelmina "Mimmi" Widbom, Professional Seafarer

Foto: Alands Sjofarts Museum (Maritime Museum) - Peter Ostberg

This is postmarked in 2016 with two stamps from Aland.  Check out the matching stamp!

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Serafina Wilhelmina “Mimmi” Widbom was a professional seafarer. She worked as cook and chief steward on several of Ă…land shipowner Gustaf Erikson’s ships in the early 1900s. She rounded Cape Horn eight times and made her last voyage as an active sailor in 1943.
Mimmi Widbon, 1,20 
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Aland stamp 2011
Aland Scenery
Rocks by the Ocean
Inrikes (domestic rate)

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