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Finland Postal Service 2016 Issue
Designed: Anssi Kahara

Wooden Pauper Traditions

Finland Postal Service has issued six new stamp with a postage value of Domestic (1.20 Euro) named "Wooden Pauper Tradition" on November 10th, 2016. The stamps depict churches and the pauperess of Soini and the paupers of Alajarvi and Hauho. Paupers are use by churches to collect donations. They are wooden sculptures that are attached to a church wall with a slot for money collections. Their use dates back to the 17th century. Each of the stamps depicted above is described in the following table:

  • Church, Soini (top left)
  • Church, Hauho (top right)
  • Wooden Pauper Statue, Alajarvi (2nd from top left)
  • Wooden Pauper Statue, Soini (2nd from top right)
  • Church, Alajarvi (3rd from top)
  • Wooden Pauper Statue, Hauho (bottom)

Wooden Pauper Tradition stamps can be purchase as a booklet of 6. Perforation type is a sawtooth die cut of 6 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by using the Lithography printing process with self adhesive gum.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to https://verkkokauppa.posti.fi/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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