Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life at Sea 21.3.2012

On 21 March a self-adhesive stamp booklet, designed by Klaus Welp, was published as an addition to the Nordic Maritime 2012 series. The theme for 2012 is Life at Sea. Stamps with a similar theme will be published at the same time in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and on the Ă…land Islands, Faroe Islands and Greenland. The motifs of the Finnish stamps include the Finnish Border Guard's patrol vessel Merikarhu (Merikarhu means sea bear. The Finnish word merikarhu also means an old seaman) and the Finnish Lifeboat Institution's rescue cruiser Jenny Wihuri. This very attractive cover with the equally striking minisheet of two stamps was issued by Finland on 21.3.2012, and sent to me by my friend Ella.

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