Thursday, June 6, 2013
EUROPA 2013 - Van of the Postman 6.5.2013
Modern times meet history on the Mail Delivery Vehicles stamp sheet. Well, "Van of the Postman", that is the theme of the EUROPA stamps in 2013. "The first-class stamps designed for Finland by Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi belong to the EUROPA series of European mail operators.
Modern times are represented by a 2012 Ford Transit Connect delivery van, standing next to a row of mailboxes in a sparsely populated area. The other stamp features a 1933 Volvo LV-70 delivery truck, which used to serve the Suolahti–Reisjärvi–Haapalahti route. In addition to mail, the truck could accommodate 20 passengers. Today, the 80-year-old Volvo is standing in the Mobilia automobile and road museum.
My Dear friend Ella sent this lovely FDC issued on 6.5.2013.