Stamp Stories from around the world

In 1860 a new, and now very famous separation methodology was introduced in Finland– 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 from 1866 and have a CV of around 400 $.