land sale? / 希望の灯り

September 5, 2009

1959Finland001

19 December 1959 Finland
Centenary of Trade Freedom in Finland
design: O. Vepsäläinen / engrave: R. Achrén

Firstly I guess this is about 100 years of some kind of lamp, but my translator describes ‘Maakauppa’ – the land sale.  I am confused.  Then I bought the ‘Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 11 Scandinavia’.  It helped me to find what it is about. Mono colour, simple and neat design.

最初は「電灯の100年」かな?と思ったのですが、オンライン辞書では最初の一語を「land sale」と訳すのです。何だろう?
(追記)
スタンリー・ギボンズの切手カタログを買って、何の切手だったかわかりました。希望の灯りが点ったのですね。単色ながらシンプルで端正なデザインです。

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