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Stamps of people, nature and fairy-tale characters

The stamps we release each year reflect significant events and topical phenomena. In addition to our online shop, stamps are sold at 3,200 retail locations.

We released a wide variety of stamps in 2013. In addition to President Sauli Niinistö, their designs ranged from Moomins and Angry Birds to Nuuksio National Park. To celebrate the centennial of the Union of Finnish Actors, we released stamps of famous actors. Each year, we traditionally release new stamps for Easter, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Finns voted Christmas Hug as the most beautiful stamp released in 2013.

In September, a jury of nine expert philatelists selected a Finnish stamp as the most beautiful stamp in Europe in a competition organized by PostEurop. Designed by Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi, the winning entry depicts a 1933 model Volvo, with two drivers standing in front of the vehicle. A total of 56 stamps released in European countries were entered in the competition.