Motiv: King Carl XVI Gustaf's 40th birthday, 1986 – Nobel Prize presentation. Issue date: 23 April 1986. Designed by Eva Ede, original by Jan Collsiöö, engraved by Czeslaw Slania. Photo: Posten
Stamps bearing the monarch's portrait have existed since 1885, when King Oskar II was depicted in classic left profile. The first stamp featuring King Carl XVI Gustaf was issued in 1974. The image was engraved by Czeslaw Slania, from a photograph taken by Lennart Nilsson. The stamp had a face value of 75 öre.