Unusually-Shaped Stamps from Russia and Finland

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stamps, Russia, Finland

I missed sharing stamps these past few weeks so I am delighted to be sharing with you more interesting stamps I have received in the mail. For this week, we are to share those stamps that have unusual shapes or those over-sized stamps. Here are a few of interestingly-shaped stamps I was able to get from my stash. The first one is probably the stamp with the most unusual shape I have ever received. After research I found out that this is not really the original shape of this stamp, the sender must’ve cut a portion of it to fit to the card. This features the Sami cultural ritual drums {sami drums} and was released in Finland last year. A sami drum, according to Wikipedia, is a circular drum covered with membrane and are used by Sami people as shamanistic ceremonial drum. It is also known as rune drum or magic drum.

stamps, Russia, Finland

This lovely triangular-shaped stamp is called Arts and Crafts of Russia, Lace-Making, and features the Vyatka lace, the bobbin lace made in Kirov Oblast. The triangular stamps were issued in 2012 in sheets of small format with 4 stamps in one sheet.

stamps, Russia, Finland

This  one is yet another triangular stamp from Russia, this time featuring the Kasli lattice work or cast-iron molding. This is also under the Arts and Crafts of Russia category and were issued with 4 stamps in 1 sheet.

It sure is a delight to see these unusually-shaped stamps in the postcards I received and a big thanks to those who sent it to me. I hope I received more of them in the days to come!

For more lovely-shaped stamps, do not forget to visit this week’s edition of Sunday Stamps!

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