The Åland Islands are a region of Finland but autonomous. They lie closer to Sweden (38 kilometres or 24 miles) than to Finland and the official language is Swedish. Interestingly, I live even closer than that to France. Should I be speaking French? It was tried in 1066.
In 1984 The Åland Islands issued their first stamps and here they are on this postcard which arrived over New Year from Finland.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"