This postcard shows Swedish stamps of the Göta Canal that were in a booklet of 6 stamps issued May 7, 1979. The subjects of the individual stamps are: the tourist steamer Juno, the locks at Borenshult, the roller bridge at Hajstorp, a lock keeper, a sailing vessel and a canoe paddler in the Forsvik lock.
These stamps were engraved by Slania. (click the images below to see more detail)
Sweden's Göta Canal was constructed in the early 19th century. The canal itself is 118 miles (190 km) long and has 58 locks. It forms the backbone of a waterway stretching 382 miles (614 km), linking a number of lakes and rivers to provide a route from Gothenburg (Swedish:Göteborg) on the west coast to Söderköping on the Baltic Sea via the river Göta älv and the Trollhätte kanal, through the large lakes Vänern and Vättern.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog