Sunday Stamps 011: Dahlias on Finnish stamps

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My entry for today is one of the several “unusual-shaped stamps” by the Finnish Post Office this year.

Flower on Finnish stamps The Finnish PO never fails to surprise us with their unique issues every year! The stamp is a glow-in-the-dark kind :D


Lovely dahlia flowers on Finnish stamps – above is one of the pair of self-adhesive, second class stamps  that the Finnish PO circulated in April.

Dahlias originate in North America and Mexico and they were brought to Europe as early as in 16th century. The two incandescent dahlias are easy to pick up from the dark sheet reminding old time wallpaper.

On the sheet there are ten self-adhesive stamps, it makes five pairs. - Source

6 comments:

Joy said...

Wow glow in the dark stamps, be still my beating heart. I have not seen these before, Finnish stamps are rather wonderful.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I haven't see this one before. Glow in the dark? I wonder who comes up with these ideas. France issued chocolate scented stamps once. They were very popular. :)

Bob Scotney said...

Self-adhesive stamps are making it difficult fo many collectors. Glow in the dark as well - that's new to me.

Postcardy said...

The circle is a good shape for a round flower.

viridian said...

Glow in the dark!!!! Oh i want one! Thanks for participating.

PaperSponge.com said...

Now that is a stamp to hang on to. Absolutely creative!

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