Sunday, 5 June 2011

Forests

Every year the member countries of PostEurop vote to choose the subject to appear on the Europa stamps.  UNESCO declared 2011 to be the International Year of the Forest and the subject for this year's Europa stamp is themed to tie in.  I have been squealing, ooh pretty stamps, as each one has appeared on the Europa Stamps blog here.  Now that they have all been issued then there is a vote for the favourite on the Post Europ's site. The results to be announced later in the year. 

Thanks to my Postcrossing friend, Eeva, I have the Finnish stamps. They are for second class postage and show Lake Mustalampi in the Nuuksio National Park through the four seasons.  Designed by Klaus Welp his idea was that you could use the appropriate stamp for the season. I love how not only is each stamp a reflection they also reflect each other, the reverse number, class of postage and the Europa symbol on the Autumn/Winter one.

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps, this week it is "anything you like".

10 comments:

viridian said...

Such a clever design for this set. And beautiful too. thanks for participating!

Bob Scotney said...

Definitely different with striking colours.

Postcardy said...

An interesting and pretty design. I'll have to look at the other Europa forest stamps.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love those stamps! They seem very keen on the four seasons in Finland. I've had a few cards showing them.

Ann said...

Beautiful stamps depecting forests.
Ann

Marcie said...

Not all of the Europa stamps have been issued yet... Austria's edition will be issued in August! There is another stamp with forrests available now, but that is not the real Europa stamp.

Al said...

That is an exquisite pairing of stamps. Forests seems like a great theme!

Postcard Perfect said...

For some reason, I found Finland to always have the very interesting stamp.

Thanks for visiting my Sunday Stamp.

Sreisaat said...

Wow, very cool stamps! Is this what they call a se-tenant stamp? I agree, Finland has one of the coolest stamps around :)

Postcards Crossing

Lisa B said...

Finland does issue beautiful stamps and these are no exception!