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Summer Sauna Scene Finns’ Top Stamp

Finns have chosen artist Päivi Vainionpää’s idyllic shoreline sauna as the most beautiful Finnish postage stamp of 2009. The winning stamp drew 5,411 votes.

Päivi Vainionpää on suunnitellut kansallisromanttisen voittajamerkin. Image: Itella

National Romantic nature images also dominated the other top spots in the competition. A winter landscape of the Ylläs-Pallastunturi National Park was voted into second place. Timo Berry's emerald green aurora borealis swirling across the sky won third place.

A total of 40,408 Finns cast their votes for the most attractive stamp of last year, choosing from the 58 that were issued in 2009.

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