Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bears from Suomenlinna Toy Museum, countryside romance and the golden time of plastic - swap cards from Finland


Country: Finland
Place:  Turku (Abo)
Received: 28/01/2013
Distance: 795 km
Travelled: 24 days

Cute bears

She has a busy day...

The Suomenlinna Toy Museum presents the toys of the 19th century, as well as the newest, coming from the 1960’s. This collection is based on Piippa Tandefelt’s private collection and features hundreds of dolls, teddy bears and other toys.

The Suomenlinna Toy Museum was opened in 1985 in the family´s house and now is having approximately fifteen thousand visitors per year.
The Suomenlinna Toy Museum has a small museum shop to sell items and own production represented by postcards etc.

Countryside Romance

This stamp was issued in a set of 5 on the 8th March, 2010 and represents Countryside Romance of Finnish cosy places.

The golden time of plastic

In the 1960's and early 1970's the main material for innovative design products was plastic. This stamp shows a chair, a telephone, wall paper, Stereo, Go-go boots and a shelf, made of different kinds of plastic.

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