Thursday, October 26, 2006

Snow art, from Finland

I have recently written about stamps that are sensible to heat. Here is another recent example from Finland.
(click on the pictue to zoom)
This booklet of four stamps related to Snow Art has been issued the 22nd of September 2006.
I like the design of those stamps. From left to right and top to bottom they picture :
- a head of horse, a piece of art built during the Blue Ice Art competition in 1999
- the snow castle in Keni, an architectural piece of art which is also a resort for traveler
- a wall built from ice coming from Lake Saimaa
- a snow lantern, a common decoration in Finnish gardens during winter.
The particularity of those stamps is that when you rub them with your finger, the color of the face value changes from blue to white !

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