Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finland – Stamps Issued on 6th May 2011

In Finland, if somewhere it is natural to have a stamp of the motif forest, well this is it. This year the EUROPA series theme is Forests. In this stamp pair the forest issued by Finland on 6.5.2011 are shown in different seasons. The stamp is self-adhesive, still it has an actual perforation. In addition, the background paper has a tear-off zone, facilitating the removal of the paper. This new technology enables the combination of a traditional stamp look and the usability of a self-adhesive stamp. On the same day the popular Finnish author Tove Jansson was further popularized by the issue of these 6 stamps.
Magnificent Moomins! The 2011 Moomin stamps show adventures of the much-loved Moomin characters from Tove Jansson’s picture book “The book about Moomin, Mymble and Little MY”. The different shapes of the stamps bring to mind the intriguing peepholes in the book. The stamps depict Moomin, The Mymble, Little My, Moominmamma, the Hemulen and Hattifatteners. Every stamp has a different form, some have soft edges, the others the angles. Aren’t they all really lovely? The next set of stamps picturised on the next FDC is about the Tree of Happiness.
The Tree of Happiness. Decorate your congratulations, invitations and spring greetings with the sweetest stamps of summer. Finnish Spring and Summer is depicted in these five roundish stamps. Light colours and sweet motifs - for a collector, whose theme is love, nature, summer, even birds! The cheerful miniature sheet of five stamps was designed by Paivi Unenge.
All these FDC’s were sent to me by my dear friend Ella.

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