Finland 2000 Greetings

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  • Label : "Finland Post" ("Postmimerkkikeskus") and "Estonia Post" ("Eesti Post"); 1993, stamp of the joint issue of Finland and Estland to the topic "Greetings";

(issue of 1 stamp in each country in 1 booklet);

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers :
- Finland : Michel No. 1198; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1164; Scott: No. 906; AFA: No. 1187;
- Finnish stamp booklet: LaPe No. V18 à 10 stamps (2x6 = 2x5 + advertising field = 10 stamps pro booklet)
- Estonia : Michel No. 199; Yvert & Tellier: No. 216; Scott: No. 237; AFA: No. 226
- Estonian stamp booklet à 6 stamps
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value :
- Finland : no nominal value, 1st class (for letters until to 50g)
- Estonia : 1 (EKR)
  • Postage validity :
- Finland : since 08 February 1993
- Estonia : 08 February 1993 – 31 December 2013
  • Designed by :
- Osmo Omppu Omanamäku (Finland), (* 1940)
- Margit (ja) Kaan (Estonia) (artist...?)
  • Printed by : "Setec Oy", Vantaa (Finland)
  • Print process: 4-colors-offset printing on normal paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 14
  • Print run :
- Finland : 15,000,000
- Estonia : 2,400,000 (400,000 booklets each à 6 stamps)
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp): 30.5 x 21.0 mm


Commemorative joint issue of Finland and Estonia "Greetings";
( issue of 1 stamp in each country in 1 booklet)

Mint Stamp

Finnish issue

Finnish issue, mint

Estonian issue

Estonian issue, mint

Postmarked stamp

Finnish issue

Stamp Finnish issue, postmarked, 002

Estonian issue

Estonian issue, postmarked

Booklet

Finland issue

booklet Finnish issue, mint
File:Finland 2000 Greetings 4a1a.jpg
booklet Finnish issue, postmarked

Estonia issue

booklet Estonian issue, mint
File:Finland 2000 Greetings 3a1a.jpg
booklet Estonian issue, postmarked

Covers, cards, and philatelic souvenirs

Souvenir leaf card to the joint issue Finland/Estoninia 2000, postmarked each in Helsinki and Tallin, 08-02-2000
Test print leaf of Setec Oy to the 4-colors-offset printing of the Finland issue, Michel No. 1198, mint


To the stamp motive:
The issues of both countries show a identical motive.
- 1st class + 1 (EKR) : heart, flowers, and blue tits (two birds of the species "Parus caerateus" from the family of the cyanistes (German: "Blaumeise aus der Familie der Sperlingsvögel") with letter