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Finland Postal Services 2008 Issue
Design by Antti Raudaskoski

Nordic Stamp: Mythical Places Mini-sheet

Finland Postal Service has issued a new mini-sheet with two postage stamps that have a postage value of 70 Euro named "Nordic Stamp: Mythical Places" on the 27th of March 2008. This is the third and last part of the Nordic Mythology series. On this mini-sheet the stamp on the left shows a rock resembling a human face that represent the Rock God of Astuvansalmi. The stamp on the right depicts a miniature amber sculpture of a human head which was also found in Astuvansalmi. Both of these stamp images were taken from the most extensive series of rock paintings in the Nordic region. In all, there are 65 images that are lay out in a 15 meter length. The oldest rock paintings in Astuvansalmi are thought to be from 3000-2500 BC. The paintings show animals, human figures and geometrical shapes.
For those of you who have just learned about this series. The image of Nordic Folder 08 is shown below. It includes the 8 Nordic mini-sheets issued by Finland, Aland, the Faeroes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. For futher information about this folder goto www.topoftheworld.nu

"Nordic stamp: Mythical Places" mini-sheet can be purchased as a mini-sheet, in a Folder, or FDC. The size of the stamp is 38.5mm x 29.8mm, and the size of the Souvenir sheet is 105mm x 70mm. Perforation size is 13.5 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Cartor Security Printing, France using the offset printing process with 110gsm PVA Gum paper. A total of 300,000 mini-sheets will be printed.


Nordic Stamp: Mythical Places FDC


Nordic Stamp: Mythical Places FDC Stamp



Nordic Stamp: Mythical Places Folder


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://puoti.pmk.posti.fi/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/idx.d2w/report?lang=ENG Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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