Posti will issue a stamp celebrating Sweden’s NATO membership


May 8, Posti will issue a postage stamp celebrating Sweden’s NATO membership. The design of the stamp started quickly once the membership was secured. The stamp is designed by Anssi Kähärä.

“The flags of Sweden and NATO symbolically intertwine in the stamp. The stamp is visually impressive while the overall look is simple and graphic,” says designer Anssi Kähärä.

In September 2023, Posti issued a stamp celebrating Finland’s NATO membership.

“We announced at the time that we would also celebrate Sweden’s membership with a stamp once the country became a member of NATO. It’s great that things moved along. We will publish the stamp with the May publication,” says Tommi Kantola, Design Manager at Posti. He is responsible for the selection of the artists and for providing guidance on the artistic work.

Throughout history, many countries have issued NATO-themed stamps. NATO stamps are also in demand among collectors worldwide.

The Sweden’s NATO membership stamp sheet contains ten international no-value indicator stamps.

On Wednesday, May 8, Posti will issue four new stamp publications with a total of ten different stamp designs. In addition to the NATO stamp, themes include The Royal Finnhorse Races, spring celebrations and Europa stamps with the theme of underwater life.

First Day Event at Helsinki Main Post Office on May 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The First Day Event for the May stamps will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Helsinki Main Post Office (Elielinaukio 2 F, 00100 Helsinki).

New stamps, first day covers and other stamp products will also be sold at the event. First day stamps will be available for postal items. The stamp artists will be there to sign their works from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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