Finland Temporary Cancellations Marks

In the past when a postmark became damaged or lost, temporary distinctive emergency datestamps were brought into use. Over the years the inscriptions have changed but the basic format remained much the same, usually a 33 mms. double ring bridge…...

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Finland Suomenlinna / Sveaborg

Originally Published September 2006 In May of this year, both Finland and Sweden simultaneously issued stamp booklets commemorating the Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki harbour. There are three stamps in both booklets with identical designs, only the country names and face…...

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Finland Date Discrepancies

The Julian and Gregorian calendars From time to time I am asked to explain Finnish covers that appear to have been received before they were posted. This anomaly arises from the fact that during the period Finland was a Russian…...

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Finland Olympic Games 1940

After some outstanding performances by Finnish athletes in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the Finnish Olympic Committee decided to seek the nomination to host a future Games in Helsinki. In 1927 it was agreed that a suitable stadium should…...

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