Europa, Stories & myths

4,10 EUR

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Mint gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
Cancelled gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
A gutter pair strip is a complete strip of all the gutter pairs from a sheet, normally holding 3-5 gutter pairs, totalling 6-10 stamps.
A full sheet is a complete sheet of stamps, usually between 24 and 40 stamps. All stamps that are not issued in the form of miniature sheets, booklets and self-adhesives may be ordered as full sheets.

Product description

  • Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen
  • 27.04.2022
  • 2 motifs in sheets of 10 international non-value-indicator stamps.
  • 28 x 43 mm
  • 174 x 102 mm
  • 6/5 offset
  • Joh. Enschedé
  • This year’s theme in the Europa stamp series is stories and myths. In its Europa stamps, Posti presents two goddesses mentioned in Kalevala poems, among other works. On the shape-cut stamps, Päivätär and Kuutar spin gold and silver yarn from the rays of the sun and the moon, from which gold and silver clothes are knit. Illustrator Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen: “I drew Päivätär and Kuutar as young virgins who are timeless nature deities of celestial bodies, out of reach of the concepts and laws of everyday life. They are metaphors for the beauty of nature and the power of the sun and the moon. I wanted the illustrations of the characters to have that same mystical power”