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Mannerheim stamp with a photograph from the Continuation War

September 6 will mark the publication of a Personalized stamp depicting Marshal of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951). The stamp was designed in cooperation with the Mannerheim Museum and the Mannerheim Foundation. The photograph in the stamp is from the Continuation War and by Aarne Pietinen (1884-1946).

"The atmosphere shown on the stamp is unique. The worries of the war have been set aside for a moment, and what counts is the relationship between a horseman and his horse," says Toni Piipponen, head of the Mannerheim Museum. The illustration in the sheet refers to Mannerheim's extensive international correspondence that presents an interesting window into the private person behind the strong public figure.

The sheet has ten domestic no-value indicator stamps. The entity has been designed by Paula Salviander