Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminuitive of δέλτος, deltos, "tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the iden- tification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
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090 - Finland

Greetings with stamps - a booklet of five was designed for people sending different kinds of greetings, congratulations and invitations. One of the booklet’s stamps depicts a gift parcel and tulips, the theme of the second stamp is a layer cake, the third stamp bears flowers, the fourth features a coffee cup and a letter, and the fifth has a messenger pigeon.
The booklet also includes five letter-sealing stamps bearing the legends: Tervetuloa (Welcome), Kiitos (Thanks), Onnea (Good luck), Hei (Hello) and Terveisin (With Greetings). The booklet and stamps were drawn by a Dutch-born designer resident in Finland, Vincent Bakkum. (

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