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 The 1930 Baltic Flight of Graf Zeppelin

Originally Published September 2006 A few years ago, I asked the question, ‘If Graf Zeppelin carried mail from Helsinki, did she bring any mail to Helsinki?’   Kaj Hellman, the Finnish stamp auctioneer, replied ‘Yes’.   In fact, 2110 postcards and 1246…...

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Finland Zeppelin flight:- destinations, postmarks & frankings

Originally Published June 2006 I wrote about the production of the ZEPPELIN overprint, 1930. I now consider what happened to the mail it generated, and how philatelists made the most of the stamps then available. The occasion gave the opportunity…...

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Finland Shipping Companies

Ann Rees & Bill Ross Originally Published December 2004 and March 2005 Following discussions with Ann, while preparing the articles on shipping companies associated with Aland published in the June and September 2000 issues of Contact, it became clear that…...

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