Finland’s homoerotic art stamps set new sales record

Stamps designed as a tribute to homoerotic artist and gay icon Touko Laaksonen — also known as Tom of Finland — went on sale  Tom+of+Finland+postimerkki+arkki+Touko+Laaksonenon September 8. According to the postal service company Posti, the risqué stamps are the country’s biggest seller ever, with pre-orders made in 178 different countries. The stamps, which hold pride of place in the newly-opened postal museum in Tampere, attracted a long queue of individuals eagerly anticipating the first day issues.

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