Åland When is a TPO not a TPO?

Bill Ross Originally Published March 1996 I suppose that for most of us, the initials “TPO” conjures up an image of the inside of a Victorian railway carriage with oil lamps and postal officials sorting mail in to pigeon holes.…...

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Åland Rebate Stamps

It appears that there is a condition in the agreement whereby the Finnish post office issues stamps for Åland, that stamp for stamp whatever is available in Finland there must also be an Ålandic equivalent. An example of what this…...

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Åland Hazardous Postal Crossing

Illustration Bill Ross A bitter January day in 1880, eight boatmen set out across uncertain ice towards Grisslehamn, in Sweden, from Eckerö in the Åland IsIands. In their boat were a passenger and the Stockholm mail. On hard-ice they pulled…...

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