Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Postcard from Finland no. 2

Received yesterday 2 February 2009, sent from Tampere on 30 January 2009. The postcard shows traffic thoroughfares in the eastern part of Helsinki. The stamp, issued on 20 October 2008, is taken from a souvenir sheet dedicated to the Finnish geologist and artic explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiƶld (1832 — 1901). It shows the iron steamer Sofia, one of the ships he sailed. Since he also explored many parts of Greenland, this country published the same sheet in a joint issue with Finland. However, the distribution of the stamps and coupons is different there. The sheet is engraved by Martin Morck.

Thank you, Teija.

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