World Stamps

Cold weather stamps from Finland

Nov 13, 2018, 8 AM
An upcoming issue from Finland is called Freezing Winter Day.

By Denise McCarty

Finland will issue stamps next year to emphasize its cold weather.

Appropriately called Freezing Winter Day, the two-stamp set is scheduled to be released Jan. 23, 2019. The designs show photographs of an ice swimmer taking a dip in a hole in the ice and a father and daughter ice fishing, respectively.

Finland Post reports that the two nondenominated domestic-rate stamps will be produced in a booklet of six (three of each design).

Two cold-weather scenes also are included on Finland’s Valentine/Shared Joy booklet of six. One features sledding, and the other shows two women bundled up for the cold weather walking their dogs.

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Finland Post describes the designs for its Shared Joy booklet as depicting “friendship between adults in various situations.”

A souvenir sheet featuring the Finnish baby box and its contents also is scheduled to be issued Jan. 23.

The address of Finland Post’s English-language web-shop is online here.