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Finland Postal Services 2006 Issue
Design by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu

Snow Art

Finland Postal Service will issue four new booklet stamps that have a postage value of 1st class or 0.70 Euro each named "Snow Art" on the 22nd of September 2006. The stamps are being issued to pay tribute to Sculpture Art made of ice and snow. Ice and snow are beautiful and easily worked natural materials for sculpting. In cold weather sculptures can survive for several months. These Snow Art stamps depict some beautiful Finnish art made of ice and snow. This issue has a special dark blue ink that reacts to heat, making their face values turn white when touched. Also included in the booklet are two letter-sealing stamps. Each of the stamps is described as follows:

  • Horse Sculpture (top left) - was made for the Blue Ice Art competition in 1999.
  • Snow Castle (top right) - photo taken from the ramparts of Kemi SnowCastle.
  • Ice Tiles (bottom left) - made from Lake Saimaa ice from a curved surface.
  • Snowball Lantern (bottom right) - familiar to all Finns, this lantern casts a warm and atmospheric light.

"Snow Art" stamps can be purchased in a booklet of 4 and FDC. The size of each stamp is 33mm x 27.16mm with a safety perforation. The stamps will be printed by Joh. Enschede Stamps, Netherlands using the Gravure Printing process with 246gms self-adhesive stamp paper. The quantity printed will be 350,000 booklets.


Snow Art FDC


Snow Art FDC Stamp



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