Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cartoon Icebreaker Ships from Finland

Ja Iloa!

and Joy!)

This postcard features three icebreaker ships and a snowmobile.  It is postmarked from Finlandia 2017 with two stamps.

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In 2016 Finland developed the first icebreaker in the world (named Polaris) to feature environmentally friendly dual-fuel engines capable of using both low-sulfur marine diesel oil and liquefied natural gas.
Finland stamp 2017
Birds, Arktika
Clangula hyemalis
Long-tailed duck
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Finland stamp 2017
The Face of Finland, 1.20

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Posti (Finland's Postal System) ran a campaign in fall 2016 to collect photos of faces from the public for a special stamp publication to mark Finland's centenary of independence. The thousands of photos come together like a mosaic to form different stamps, which are positioned on the sheet in the form of the map of Finland. Each stamp and booklet will be unique.

"These stamps are worth a close look, as receivers and senders might spot their own face or the faces of acquaintances on them," says Tommi Kantola, Design Manager at Posti.


On a side note, I was in Finland for Finlandia 100 in Tampere.  I was staying with a friend (Kati) and we found one of these stamps with her face on it!  Everyone was very excited for her.  

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