Finland 100 Years
The Åland stamp is designed by experienced stamp artist Juha Pykäläinen, who was born in Tampere but lives in Åland since 1989. Finding a suitable motif was a challenge, Juha confesses: To intensify their tête-à-tête, the two swans are embossed, and the sea is partly covered by silver foil. The issue in May takes place in Åland as well as at the Finlandia exhibition in Tampere, where Juha will be present to sign the issue on the stand of Åland Post Stamps.
Issue Date: 24.05.2017 Designer: Juha Pykäläinen Printer: Cartor Security PrintingSize: 35 x 35 mm Values: 5,00 €
Aland -Finland Joint Stamp Issue
The second stamp features a typical set of sauna accessories in a sauna located in Parikkala, southern Karelia. One of a series of stamps featuring Sauna traditions, the others being Smoke sauna – Åland and a miniature sheet.
Issue Date: 24.05.2017 Designer: Joel Ebersson & Juha Kainulainen Illustrator: Malin Klingberg (photos) Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: 42 x 28 mm