Friday, May 15, 2009

FINLAND - europe cept 2009

the 1st EUROPA CEPT Cover i've received this year!
Other envelopes i received through

and on July the 18th i received from dear marja the maxicard! Thank you so much!

The universe on two stamps! The year 2009 is being celebrated at the International Year of Astronomy. The theme year is endorsed by the UN and organised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO. The international slogan is The Universe – Yours to Discover.
Astronomy is also the subject of two EUROPA stamps issued in May. The pair of stamps depict a fantasy landscape of lakes and different heavenly bodies. The left-hand stamp has the Moon in the centre, with the Milky Way on the right side of the stamp. The stamp on the right bears a comet on its left side, accompanied by a lunar eclipse. The large planet shown on the stamp is Saturn.

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