The Most Homoerotic Ever Stamps? (Finland)

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The Most Homoerotic Ever Stamps? (Finland)
The Most Homoerotic Ever Stamps? (Finland)
The Most Homoerotic Ever Stamps? (Finland)
The Most Homoerotic Ever Stamps? (Finland)

A nipple, shapely buttocks and a muscular, moustachioed man smoking a cigarette – a new set of three stamps, issued in Finland in September, are among the most daring ever seen in the philatelic world. The images are by Tom of Finland, the legendary artist who was born in south-west Finland in 1920, and died in 1991. He created an archive of erotica with a distinct aesthetic – vast-shouldered men in leather, denim and knee-high boots – that is said to have influenced figures including Robert Mapplethorpe, Freddie Mercury and the Village People.

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