04 February 2011

Special Stamps for Valentine’s Day from Finland…


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Date of Issue : 24 January 2011

The Finnish Post will released the first new stamps of 2011 which  includes a miniature sheet of five Valentine’s day postage stamps named “Ystävyyden oksalla” (Branches of friendship).


Miniature Sheet

A miniature sheet entitled “Branches of Friendship” is also released  to celebrate Valentine’s Day – known as Friendship Day in Finland. The stamps, illustrated by Janne Harju, show happy bird-like characters in their colorful nests. The open-minded design of the five form-cut stamps in the miniature sheet stands out from traditional stamps. The width of the largest stamp in the miniature sheet is over 11 cm. 





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More details

New portraits for Churchill stamp – Smilers on Churchill

Two new portraits of Winston Churchill by Buckinghamshire artist Daniel Rogers feature on a postage stamp issue from Bletchley Park’s secret post office. The portraits that portray Churchill as a young man and a wartime leader recently featured on the cover of the Churchill Centre’s magazine “Finest Hour”. 



The stamps are being issued as two limited edition sheets each of 20 1st class stamps . They will be released at “Stampex” the London Stamp Fair, 23-26th February where Rogers will be in attendance to sign them.



For more details visit  :  www.bletchleycovers.com

: Terry Mitchelle

Smilers is the name given to Britain's  personalised postage stamp sheet, issued by the Post Office.The "Smilers" A4 sized stamp sheets contains ten se-tenant "smiles" stamps with a generic label design.

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