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03 June 2020

NORDEN — Mammals (Yard Visitors: Hedgehogs and Squirrels)

Finland: NORDEN — Mammals (Yard Visitors: Hedgehogs and Squirrels), 3 June 2020. Images from Posti Finland.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-06-03
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Booklet Pane
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut
Printing: Offset lithography
Gum: Self-Adhesive
Face value: 2 x domestic (€1.60 per stamp on day of issue)
Stamp design: Stiina Hovi.
Issued in booklets containing 10 stamps for domestic use.

The stamps released in June will feature six innovations, eight wild flowers and two animals familiar from the yard

On Wednesday, June 3, Posti will release three new stamp publications with 16 different stamps. The stamps will feature Finnish innovations, wild flowers and familiar small mammals you might encounter in your yard.

Adorable sniffler and speedster

Hedgehogs and squirrels are common visitors in people’s yards. In June, they will also feature in the stamps designed by Stiina Hovi. The stamps are issued as part of the Norden series, which is a joint project by the Nordic postal administrations. This year’s theme is mammals.

Designing the stamps was a welcome assignment for Stiina Hovi. “Hedgehogs and squirrels are likeable little creatures, who play their own important role in the natural cycle. One is an adorable sniffler that waddles around at twilight, looking for insects. The other is a speedster that deftly snatches a peanut off a bird feeder in its mouth and climbs up the tree in the yard in a flash to nibble on the treat.

Norden: Yard Visitors is a stamp sheet containing 10 domestic no-value indicator stamps with two different stamp designs.

NOTE! Due to the restrictions related to the coronavirus situation, Posti will not organize a first-day event for the stamps published in June.

Booklet of 10 Stamps:

First Day Cover:

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