Stamp Stories from around the world

In 1860 two stamps were issued with a face value of 5 and 10 kopek. The stamps are depicting the coat of arms of Finland. A new, and now very famous separation methodology was used – the serpentine rouletting. The indentation depth between the teeth was so extreme that the individual stamps looked very odd, as you can see from the picture. This methodology worked, but separating the individual stamps from the sheet often resulted in mutilated or missing teeth. Todays stamp is the 10 kopek value. CV for a mint copy is approx. 1.000 $.