The Finland 100 – the Face of Finland stamps
In 2013 the Finnish Postal Service launched a postage stamp series based on Finnish themes, published over five years. The series will culminate in 2017 to mark the centenary of Finnish independence. The stamp collection celebrating the Finnish centennial is entitled The Faces of Finland. Every Finn is welcome to participate in the stamp project.
The stamp sheet is internationally remarkable, as every stamp is different to any other. Each stamp is formed by a mosaic of facial photos sent in by the public during a collection campaign, and ten stamps form the map of Finland.
During the collection campaign in autumn 2016, Finns and friends of Finland living in Finland and abroad were asked to send a facial photograph of themselves.