Thursday, 5 March 2009
EUROPA cover from Finland no. 2
This is another fine cover from a long series I received from Liisa from Mikkeli, featuring Finnish Europa stamps of recent years. This letter, sent on 21 November 2008 and received on 25 November 2008, bears on the envelope the Europa 1993 stamp of 2 mk with an artwork by the Finnish sculptor Martti Aiha (1952-) (theme: contemporary art), and 2.10 mk stamp from 1991 showing a green map of Europe and human figures walking one way and astronauts the other way (theme: European aerospace). The rest of the postage is covered by a self-adhesive definitive from 2002 with a lily of the valley (one of 5 values issued that year).