Finland 1997 Christmas

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  • Label : „Postimerkikeskus“ (Post of Finland); 1997; commemorative stamps of the issue „Christmas 1997“;

(issue of 3 stamps)

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1411-1413; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1377-1379: Scott: No. 1062-1064: AFA: No. 1400-1402; LaPe: No. 1407+1406+1408
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 2.00 – 2.80 – 3.20 (FMK)
  • Postage validity : 31 October 1997 – 31 December 2011
  • Designed by : Erik Bruun (* 1926)
  • Printed by : „Setec Oy“, Vantaa (Finland) (a subenterprise of the Genalto Group, Amsterdam (Thales DIS Finland Oy, since 1990)
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescating CPL1-paper with 96 g/m²
  • Perforation :
- all 3 stamps: Comb perforation, K 14
- 2.00, 2.80 (FMK) : 13¾ : 13¾ (other source)
- 3.20 (FMK) : 13½ : 13½ (other source)
  • Print runs :
- 2.00 (FMK) 45,605,000 (other source: 47,000,000)
- 2.80 (FMK) : 8,950,000 (other source: 9,000,000)
- 3.20 (FMK) : 5,000,000
  • Stamo size :
- 2.00 (FMK) : 24.5 x 34.5 mm
- 2.80, 3.20 (FMK) : 25.0 x 36.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue „Christmas 1997“;
(issue of 3 stamps)

Stamps, mint

Michel No. 1411, mint
Michel No. 1412, mint
Michel No. 1413, mint

Stamps, postmarked

Michel No. 1411, postmarked
Michel No. 1412, postmarked
Michel No. 1413, postmarked

FDC

FDC to this issue

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

Souvenir card as Christmas greetings of the Post of Finland with a stamp Michel No. 1412, postmarked at „Helsinki“, 31-10-1997


To the stamp motives:
- 2.00 (FMK) : drawing of a „Finnish village in the winter snow“ by Erik Bruun (* 1926)
- 2.80 (FMK) : drawing of a chandeler from the 18th Century at the Petäjävesi Church by Erik Bruun (* 1926)
- 3.20 (FMK) : drawing of the St.John‘s Church in Era (Helsinki) by Erik Bruun (*1926)