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Finland, officially the Republic of Finland a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway on the north and Russia on the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland

Location of  Finland  (dark green) on the European continent  (green & dark grey) in the European Union  (green)    [Legend]

FACTS ABOUT FINLAND


Scott: #182-3O

Issued: 28.2.1931

75th Anniversary, Finnish Stamps

 

 

 

Inside #182-3: Finland Type A1 (B)

(Pic of #1O)


Scott: #B8O

Issued: 15.10.1931

Postal Museum Fund

Inside #B8: Finland Early Envelope Stationery (B)

 

Finland was the second country in the world to introduce postal stationery envelopes in the early part of 1845. These so-called Porto stempel envelopes were issued in denominations of 10 and 20 kopecks for two weight categories. At first, the envelopes could be used only for domestic mailings, but later they could also be used for items destined for Russia. A total of 645 Porto stempel envelopes with the 20-kopeck red franking were sold, and the remaining envelopes were burned later. Only two unused specimens of 20-kopeck Porto stempel envelopes are known, one of them in the Post Museums collection.

http://www.posti.fi/english/postmuseum/collectionsandresearch/rarities/


Scott: #341P

Issued: 7.7.1956

FINLANDIA '56

Inside #341: Finland Type A1 (Pic of #1O)

Scott: #341aO Tete beche pair

Scott: #341bO Pane of 10


Scott: #367P

Issued: 25.3.1960

Centenary of Finland's Serpentine Roulette Stamps

Inside #367: Finland #4O

Thanks to Sergei Divid for the scan


Scott: #571P

Issued: 26.4.1975

NORDIA '75

Inside #571: Finland #16O / #23P


Scott: #677O

Issued: 9.4.1983

World Communications Year

Inside #677: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #723-4O

Issued: 1.2.1988

Postal Service

Inside #724: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #769O

Issued: 2.5.1988

FINLANDIA '88

Inside #769: Finland Type A1 (Pic of #1O)

Inside #769: Finland #16O Or #23P

Inside #769: Finland #7O

Inside #769: Finland #11O


Scott: #936O

Issued: 11.3.1994

Centenary, Postal Service Civil Servants Federation

Inside #936: Finland #931O


Scott: #946a-dO

Issued: 7.10.1994

Letter Writing Day

Inside #946a-d: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #956aO

Issued: 30.1.1995

Greetings Stamps

Inside #956a: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #1015-22O

Issued: 9.10.1996

Finnish Comic Strips

Inside #1015, #1017-22: Symbolic

Inside #1016: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #1025O

Issued: 1.11.1996

Christmas

Inside #1025: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #????O

Issued: (1) 26.5.2005, (2) ??.??.2005

(3) 11.1.2006, (4) 31.3.2006

(5) 24.8.2006, (6) 27.10.2006

6 Postal stationery cards in honor of the 150th anniversary of stamps in Finland

Inside #???? (Card 1): Finland #2O

Inside #???? (Card 2): Finland #11O

Inside #???? (Card 3): Finland #87O

Inside #???? (Card 4): Finland #C1O

Inside #???? (Card 5): Finland #405A

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Inside #???? (Card 6): Finland #1168

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #1273a-cO

Issued: 27.10.2006

150th Anniversary Stamps of Finland

Inside #1273a: Finland #171

Design Component: Heraldic lion, rosettes only, modified: embossed

Inside #1273b: Finland #2

Design Components: Arms, post horns, left value only, modified: embossed

Inside #1273c: Finland #560

Design Component: Partial Heraldic lion, rosettes only, modified: embossed

Lou wrote: It is one of the most striking stamps ever produced, and the designer did a great job taking portions (design components) of Finnish stamps with the heraldic coat of arms and interpreting them into embossed images.  I had a lot of fun searching out the stamps-- # 2 was easy, but the other two took some workfirst, I had to find the design used and then the colors closest to those used.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


 

Best websites related:

Finland post

http://www.posti.fi/

Finland online stamp catalogue 1856-1962

http://www.kerailija.net/stamp_catalogue1/

From 2005

http://www.topoftheworld.nu/

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