Finland- Aland Joint Issue on Finnish Tradition Sauna
In summer 2016, Posti and the tabloid paper Ilta-Sanomat collected almost 1,500 sauna photos from their readers. A jury selected four of the photos to be included in the booklet of stamps, as well as one additional sauna-themed photo from the Åland Islands. The booklet of domestic no-value indicator stamps was designed by Klaus Welp. The Sauna stamps are a joint release with Åland Post. – The atmosphere and closeness of nature in the photos show the Finnish sauna at its best in summer, says Design Manager Tommi Kantola from Posti who acted as the chairman of the jury.
Issue Date: 24.05.2017 Designer: Klaus Welp
Coat of Arms
Finland’s coat of arms 1917 is a ten-euro special stamp designed by Pekka Piippo. The only visible printing on the embossed stamp is its golden foil. In UV light, the map of Finland and a graph depicting the genetic background of Finns appear on the miniature sheet and the stamp. The graph is based on research carried out by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, which is part of the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare.
The background of the stamp features an iconic photograph taken by Martti Jämsä in the series Summer (1994-2003). In the photo, a small child is standing in a calm Finnish lake with a swimming ring, looking towards the opposite shore. Many Finns have memories about moments of this kind.
Issue Date: 24.05.2017 Designer: Design Pekka Piippo, Valokuva Martti Jämsä Values: 10€
The Moomins Time Travel
The new Moomin museum celebrates with Moomins’ time travel. The Moomins’ time travel booklet of stamps celebrates the opening of the new Moomin museum in Tampere. Tove Jansson’s original Moomins from various decades depict the development of the characters over the course of time. The booklet of five international no-value indicator stamps was designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.
Issue Date: 24.05.2017 Designer: Susanna Rumpu, Ari Lakaniemi Originaalit Tove Jansson