Finland 1999 Christmas

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  • Label : „Postimerkkikeskus“ („Sales bureau of the Post of Finland“) of Finland; 1999; commemorative stamps of the issue „Christmas 1999“;

(issue of 3 dtsmps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers: Michel: No. 1499-1502; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1465-1467; Scott: No. 1117-1119; AFA: No. 1488-1490
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 2.50 – 3.00 – 6.50 (FMK)
  • Postage validity : 05 November 1999 – 31 Decenber 2011
  • Designed by : Pirkko Vahtero (* 1936)
  • Printed by : „Setec Oy“, Vantaa and Helsinki.(Finland)
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print run :
- 2.50 (FMK) : 50,000,000
- 3.00 (FMK) : 1,000,000
- 6.50 (FMK) : 12,000,000
  • Stamp size :
- horizonal format, printed area of a single stamp without signature line) : 31.0 x 21.0 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue „Christmas 1999I““;
(issue of 3 stamps)

Stamps, mint

Michel No. 1499, mint
Michel No. 1500, mint
Michel No. 1501, mint

Stamps, postmarked

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Michel No. 1499, postmarked
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Michel No. 1500, postmarked
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Michel No. 1501, postmarked

FDC

FDC to this issue

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

Souvenir card as Christmas card of the Finnish Post for 1999, franked with Michel No. 1501 and postmarked in „Helsinki“, 05-11-1999


To the stamp motives:
- 2.50 (FMK) : „Santa Claus in front of a house“, drawing by Pirkko Vahtero (* 1936)
- 3.00 (FMK) : painting „Christmas mmessage“ by Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
- 3.50 (FMK) : „Two hares in snowny lanfscape“, drawing by Pirkko Vahtero (* 1936)
- Christmas card : The outer side is not imprinted and shows only an embossed Christmas star in the same shape how the special canellation motive (outer side, right, upper) and an embossed logo of Postimerkikeskus (outer side, left, below).