Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day Seventy-Two

Sent by:  marzze
From: Finland
ID number: FI-764146
Notes: Pretty kitty!  This is a lynx at the Helsinki Zoo.  Interestingly, the genus and species for this animal is Lynx lynx.  Yeah, so that name won't score many points for originality.  

Sent by: raspa
From: Espoo, Finland
ID number: FI-817495
Notes: Another pretty kitty!  This is a lynx as well.  I just love those tufts on top the of the ears.  

I had to do a bit of research on the stamp on this card.  It's a potato with a face, and it's holding a letter in its hand.  Apparently, the Finnish postal service issued stamp of vegetables, and they included a sheet of body and face parts to customize the stamps!  Seriously!  How cool is that?  Dear USPS, please make our stamps fun like that!

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