Sweden : Stamps from 2000 to the present

The  Swedish Post Office continued into the 21st century designing stamps of very high artistic merit while continuing to use the traditional steel engraving process.  Swedish stamps had come to represent the highest level of this specialized skill. Today, however, technology and economic factors have put the future of postage stamps, engraved or otherwise, into doubt.  In 2017 Sweden and Denmark announced they will no longer be printing engraved stamps.  Collectors were stunned.