Finland 1998 Nordic Countries Postal Co-operation - Shipping

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue Date: 7th May 1998
  • two values, noting Finnish / Russian marine research and exploration
  • Designed by: Juha Flinkman
  • Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Netherlands
  • Print process: recess and lithography
  • stamp format height 30mm x width 35mm
  • Perforations: 13.75 x 13.25

2.80Fm ~ 80th anniversary of Finnish Marine Research Institute. Research vessel Aranda (built 1989) shown in Antarctic waters lowering buoys for wave, salinity and temperature measurements
3.20Fm ~ 120th anniversary of Nils Nordenskjöld's navigation of the North - East Passage. Ship Vega overwintering off Pitlekai, and map showing Novaya Zemlja and Severenjaja Zemlja (North Land islands)
Designs include Nordic postal emblem. First day cover cachet depicts Arctic camp in North Land

First Day Cover