In Finland the first stamps of autumn depict antiques, art and the northern lights



Finland’s Antiques stamp series will be continued on 9 September with a stamp depicting the Gustavian style. The 1st class stamps, which were designed by Pekka Piippo, show a Gustavian dressing table, a late Gustavian candlestick, and a clock made by Nils Berg of Stockholm.

On the same date as the Antiques stamp, a six-stamp booklet on floral paintings and three Northern Lights self-adhesive coil stamps will be issued. These are all 1st class non-value indicator stamps.


The stamps in the Finnish Art II stamp booklet depict Snapdragons (1909, Lähivakuutus) by Helene Schjerfbeck, Burnet Roses (1911, Helsinki City Art Museum) by Eero Järnefelt, Amaryllis (1948) by Birger Carlstedt, Blooming Irises (1940, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum) by Wäinö Aaltonen, Lone Calla (1949, Hämeenlinna Art Museum) by Ester Helenius and Still Life with Carnations (1947, Finnish National Gallery) by Tuomas von Boehm. The booklet was designed by Klaus Welp.

The self-adhesive stamps will be issued in coils of a hundred stamps. Each coil has three different types of stamps. This autumn’s new stamps will feature green and pink northern lights as well an aurora borealis crown. The stamps also bear map coordinates indicating the location at which they were shot. The stamps were designed by Timo Berry and the photographs are by Jouni Jussila.


Further information:
Philatelic Centre, Director Markku Penttinen, Tel. + 358 20 451 5519,
Product Manager Petri Pohjolainen, Tel. +358 20 451 5572, email: