Friday, October 25, 2013

150th anniversary of the Finnish Parliament 17.9.2013

On  September 17, 2013 Itella Posti Oy issued a 1st class stamp to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Finnish Parliament. Established in 1863, regular parliamentary sessions played a central part in the development of the Finnish nation state.
Designed by Timo Berry, the simplified and dignified stamp depicts the words of the anniversary, describing the importance of the Parliament, Lakia, työtä, rauhaa, valoa (Law, work, peace, light), the last of which refers to civilization and culture. In the background, the borders of Finland are illuminated, detaching Finland from its past. The stamp also depicts the emblem of the anniversary.
Thank you Ella for this nice FDC.

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