Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wooden Pauper Tradition 10.11.2016

Fostering the wooden pauper tradition!
The themes of the Pauper tradition stamps are the pauperess of Soini and the paupers of Alajärvi and Hauho. Stamps depicting the churches of these localities will also be published in a miniature sheet consisting of six stamps. The stamps have been designed by Anssi Kähärä. A pauper is a painted wooden sculpture attached to the church wall, with a slot in the chest for donating money. They already acted as pioneers of basic service before the development of the social security system and the oldest of them date from the 17th century. Paupers were popular attractions in their localities.

Thank you Dear Ella for this lovely FDC.

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