Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FINLAND – Cover from Expoo, Finland to Braga, Portugal.

Cover with stamps from the issues ‘Rain or Shine?’, ‘Posti Green’ and 'Autumn’ posted on January, 18 2011.
(Special thanks to Kari Lehtinen)

Rain or Shine?
Technical Details
Date of Issue: 27 February 2008
Values: 5 1st Class stamps
Subject: Rain or Shine?
Printer: Walsall Security Printers
Process: Offset
Size: 55.0 mm x 23.0 mm
Perforation: 12 x 12
Booklets: with 5 self-adhesive stamps

Post Green
Five cents for the environment!
Light green stamp has been made taking care of the environment. The paper is 100 percent recyclable and the light green color is water-soluble.
The extra five cents is being used for building the first solar power plant in Finland, to compensate the emissions coming up because the deliveries.
The stamp is a part of the Itella Green programme - Zero emissions for deliveries.

Technical Details
Date of Issue: 4 May 2010
Values: 1st Class + 0.05€
Subject: Posti Green
Designer: Timo Berry ja Teemu Ollikainen
Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company ltd
Process: Offset
Size: 40.0 mm x 24.0 mm
Perforation: 15 x 15
Sheet: of 10 stamps

Miniature sheet
We welcome the fall publishing a mini sheet of three self-adhesive stamps depicting a well-cooked crab, a pair of mallard and the king of the Northern forests - an elk! On the background there is a typical Finnish lake landscape.
To the hunter's stamp collection!
Graphic designer Asser Jaaro is well-known as a stamp designer. He works using traditional methods - a pen and paintbrush.

Technical Details
Date of Issue: 13 September 2010
Values: 1st Class
Subject: Rain or Shine?
Designer: Asser Jaaro
Printer: Joh Enschedé Security Printers
Process: Offset
Size: 35.0 mm x 30.0 mm
Perforation: 13 x 13
Sheet: Self-adhesive miniature sheet with the three designs

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