Finland After prints

First published in The London Philatelist, April 2003, and republished with the Editor’s permission. In 1891, the Director of Posts and Telegraphs in St. Petersburg instructed the Finnish postal administration to supply 500-5000 samples of every stamp issued since 1856.…...

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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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Finland Abbreviations on Postmarks

Frequently abbreviations and words occur in postmarks or on covers that at times completely mystified me. With the help of the Librarian of the Post Museum in Helsinki and the Handbook of Finnish Postmarks IV (copy in the library), 1…...

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