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Posti to release stamp on NATO marking Finland´s membership

Published : 01 Sep 2023, 01:45

  DF Report
Photo: Suomi Natossa/Posti.

National postal and logistic services operator Posti will issue a stamp on September 6 celebrating Finland’s NATO membership marking the 385th founding anniversary of the Posti, said an official press release on Thursday.

Through the ages, Posti has celebrated important events for Finland with stamps.

“The stamp is an image of its time. It can be used to highlight current issues and honor historical milestones. These have been, for example, Finland's EU membership and the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence”, said Tommi Kantola, Design Manager of Posti, who is responsible for the selection of the artists and for providing guidance on the artistic work for the stamps.

The design of the NATO stamp started as soon as Finland was accepted as a member in April 2023.

“In this way, we were able to include the stamp in the batch to be issued in September. Stamps are published four times a year”, said Kantola.

Throughout history, each NATO country has issued a stamp of its own accession.

“The stamp features the color of each NATO country’s flag arranged in colorful stripes, symbolizing the community of NATO countries. Characterized by Scandinavian style, the design of the stamp is simple yet informative and striking,” said Ilkka Kärkkäinen, who designed the stamp.

The Finland in NATO stamp sheet contains 10 domestic no-value indicator stamps. The print run of the stamp is one million copies.