Advance orders have been delivered to 178 different countries
The famous Tom of Finland stamps have become available at Posti outlets today. From April to September, stamps have been pre-ordered from Posti's online shop to 178 different countries. After Finland, most stamps have been sold to Sweden, Great Britain, the United States and France. All advance orders have been mailed and the first buyers will receive their stamps today.
The advance sales of the stamps has been very active so all customers who wish to buy stamps are advised to act quickly. In addition to the stamps, Posti outlets and Posti's online shop (www.posti.fi/goshopping) sell Tom of Finland post card packages.
The Tom of Finland stamps have received international attention from the moment when their publication was first announced in April. It is generally considered the most talked-about stamp publication of all time, world-wide.
"Our goal in the future as well is to publish modern stamps that depict a wide range of themes," says Markku Penttinen, Development Director at Itella Posti Oy.
The exhibition at the Postal Museum tells the story of the man behind the pseudonym
An exhibition on Tom of Finland has opened at the brand new Postal Museum in Tampere at the Museokeskus Vapriikki museum center on September 6, 2014. Entitled Sealed with a Secret - Correspondence of Tom of Finland, the exhibition sheds light on the persona of the artist Touko Laaksonen through his correspondence. Products related to the exhibition, such as posters, literature, perfume and music, are on sale at the Trafiikki online store (webshop.trafiikki.fi).
Fillm on YouTube: Making of the Tom of Finland stamps
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All stamps available for sale are featured in Posti's online shop: www.posti.fi/goshopping