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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Finland 2016 - Feather



COUNTRY: FINLAND
ISSUE DATE: 6 May 2016
 STAMP DESIGN: Erik Bruun




The birds living next to the steps of his house in Suomenlinna inspired Erik Bruun to come up with the subject of the stamp. The feather of a mallard illustrates the EUR 0.50 Sulka additional value stamp. Bruun was also behind the previous EUR 0.50 stamp featuring a swan. "The idea for my stamp is based on an over 100-year-old tradition. An express letter was marked with a feather attached to the corner of the envelope with sealing wax. Back then, that was the mark of express mail," says Bruun.








Stamp images and description thanks to Posti
Posti COLLECTORZPEDIA