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The language of flowers -mint

The postage stamps feature floral arrangements that resemble 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings.

 Artist Kreetta Järvenpää’s illustrations are based on photographs: “I use the camera and natural light for painterly photography of flowers. I post-edit the photos with image-editing software. Arranging the flowers is an important part of the work before shooting them. I pay particular attention to the shapes, size, textures and colours of the flowers.”

According to Kreetta, flowers are a versatile and timeless material. “They adapt and change over the course of their lives, just like we humans do.”

In her flower works, she uses flowers grown in Finland whenever possible. The stamps show, for example, Persian buttercups and tulips. “I wanted to make the postage stamp images airy and at the same time full. Not the easiest idea, but very rewarding when I finished them.”

Artist Kreetta Järvenpää is known for her abundant floral artwork in wallpapers, advertising, postcards and paintings.

Product information

Date of issue: 18.1.2023
Artist: Kreetta Järvenpää
Design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen
Denomination: 2 x domestic no-value indicator stamps
Paper: self-adhesive stamp paper
Process: 6/4 offset
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Holland
Item no. 610-114623

Sizes and sheets

Stamp size: 44,2 x 28,3 mm
Sheet size: 174 x 102 mm, open

Terms of delivery

Issue date
If your order includes products that have not yet been released, we will ship your order in full after the release date.

Delivery method
We ship all deliveries by Åland Post either as letters or parcels.

Delivery time varies from 2 weeks to 6-8 weeks depending on recipient country and delivery method. Please note that the processing time after we receive your order is not included in the estimated times of delivery.

Economy shipping: +4 €
Priority shipping: +7€
Registered shipping: +15 €

Fees
Please note that your shipment from Åland may be subject to VAT and import duties depending on the rules of your country. For more information, contact the customs office in your country.

VAT is included in deliveries to Åland, Finland and Norway.

All prices are listed excluding VAT.

 

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