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About Finland

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east, and Estonia to the south across the Gulf of Finland.

Finland has been issuing its own stamps since 1856. The stamps issued by Finland Post are produced to the highest quality and commemorate both international and national themes.

Finnish stamps are issued in euros and those stamps denominated in marks were demonetized at the end of 2011. The Finnish Post Office prides itself in being innovative when it comes to philately and was one of the first countries to offer personalised stamps to collectors that would like to have their own chosen image on an official Finland postage stamp. Finnish stamps have also won multiple awards such as Best Europa stamps.

Finland's postal service has attracted the attention of the World Media in 2014 by unveiling a set of three stamps in a miniature sheet that will be released in September, featuring homoerotic images. The stamps feature muscle bound, moustache men, both in and out of uniform - not to mention a very proud pair of naked buttocks - as illustrated by Touko Laaksonen, commonly known as Tom of Finland. The artist died in 1991.

Find out more about the stamps of Finland by browsing through the pages on this site.