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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


#182#183

Scott: #182-3P

Issued: 28.2.1931

75th Anniversary, Finnish Stamps

#1

 

 

 

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

(Pic of #1O)


#B8

Scott: #B8O

Issued: 15.10.1931

Postal Museum Fund

Inside #B8: Finland Early Envelope Stationery (B)

 

Finland Early Envelope Stationery

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/


#341

Scott: #341P

Issued: 7.7.1956

FINLANDIA '56

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

100th anniversary of the first Finnish stamps; Stamp Exhibition FINLANDIA ’56, pair

Scott: #341aO – Tete beche pair


#367

Scott: #367P

Issued: 25.3.1960

Centenary of Finland's Serpentine Roulette Stamps

 Inside #367: Finland #4O

Thanks to Sergei Divid for the scan

#367A


#571

Scott: #571P

Issued: 26.4.1975

NORDIA '75

#16 Inside #571: Finland #16O / #23P


#677

Scott: #677P

Issued: 9.4.1983

World Communications Year

Inside #677: Stamps on Envelopes


[The reform of the classification of letters, type YU]

Scott: #689O

Issued: 01.03.1984

Inauguration of Nordic Postal Rates

Inside #689: Stamps on Envelopes


1988B

Scott: #723-4P

Issued: 1.2.1988

Postal Service

In the begging it was just "stamps on postcard" until Lou send me his IDs:

sos finland 747  1987 Inside #724: Finland #747P

sos finland 575  1975 Inside #724: Finland #575P

1988

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#769

Scott: #769P

Issued: 2.5.1988

FINLANDIA '88

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

#16 Inside #769: Finland #16O Or #23P

#7 Inside #769: Finland #7O

#11 u Inside #769: Finland #11O

#769 env


#934

Scott: #936P

Issued: 11.3.1994

Centenary, Postal Service Civil Servants Federation

#931 Inside #936: Finland #931P


Scott: #946a-dP

Issued: 7.10.1994

Letter Writing Day

Inside #946a-d: Stamps on Envelopes

Scott: #946a-dO


Scott: #951P, #953P, #954P

Issued: 30.1.1995

Greetings Stamps

Inside #951, #953-4: Stamp on Envelope

#956a

Scott: #956aO

Inside #956a: Stamp on Envelope


#1015-22

Scott: #1015-22P

Issued: 9.10.1996

Finnish Comic Strips

Inside #1015, #1017-22: Symbolic

Inside #1016: Stamp on Envelope


#1025

Scott: #1025P

Issued: 1.11.1996

Christmas

Inside #1025: Stamp on Envelope


[Merry Christmas - Self-Adhesive Stamps, type BER]

Scott: #1245P

Issued: 28.10.2005

Christmas

Inside #1025: Stamp on Envelope


20052006 card2

2006 card32006 card4

2006 card5

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

#2 Inside #???? (Card 1): Finland #2O

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

 Inside #???? (Card 3): Finland #87P

#C1 Inside #???? (Card 4): Finland #C1O

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

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

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

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #1273a-cO

Issued: 27.10.2006

150th Anniversary Stamps of Finland

 

Type AC54 Inside #1273a: Finland #296P

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

 Inside #1273b: Finland #2O

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

Type SM11 Inside #1273c: Finland #562P

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 work—first, I had to find the design used and then the colors closest to those used.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


https://www.posti.fi/tiedotteet/images/2017/240517_saarinen-arkki_600.png

Scott: #????P

Issued: 24.05.2017

The first stamps of independent Finland

[Standing lion, type S] Inside #????: Finland #83P

The idea of the lion-themed coat of arms stamps comes from the first Finnish stamp publications, the Model 1917 Saarinen stamps. The miniature sheet is a tribute to two stamps designed by architect Eliel Saarinen, but the original payment indication in Finnish marks has been replaced with the payment indication of a domestic no-value indicator stamp.

The name of the first stamps of independent Finland comes from the name of Eliel Saarinen, the designer of the stamps. The first stamp in the series already came out on October 1, 1917, before Finland gained her independence, and the remaining eight stamps in the series with different values were published by the end of December 1917. In addition, 19 new different stamps with different color and value combinations were published later. All in all, 28 different stamps were published. In 1919 and 1921, they were provided with a surcharge increasing their nominal value, due to inflation. The last Saarinen stamps remained in use until the end of 1930.

The miniature sheet consisting of two stamps was designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.

https://www.posti.fi/english/current/2017/20170517_stamps-may-24.html


[Coat of Arms -  The 100th Anniversary of Independence, type ]

Scott: #????P

Issued: 24.05.2017

Coat of Arms - The 100th Anniversary of Independence 2017

Type S13 Inside #????: Finland Type A19 (Pic of #92P)

Finland's coat of arms 1917 is a ten-euro special stamp designed by Pekka Piippo.

The only visible printing on the embossed stamp is its golden foil. In UV light, the map of Finland and a graph depicting the genetic background of Finns appear on the miniature sheet and the stamp. The graph is based on research carried out by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, which is part of the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare.

The background of the stamp features an iconic photograph taken by Martti Jämsä in the series Summer (1994-2003). In the photo, a small child is standing in a calm Finnish lake with a swimming ring, looking towards the opposite shore. Many Finns have memories about moments of this kind.


[International Stamp Exhibition FINLANDIA 2017 - Stamp of 1988 Surcharged, type ]

Scott: #????O

Issued: 24.05.2017

International Stamp Exhibition FINLANDIA 2017

Finland #769 Surcharged "FINLANDIA 2017"


[The 150th Anniversary of Postal Cards in Finland, type ]

Scott: #????O

Issued: 28.04.2021

The 150th Anniversary of Postal Cards in Finland

Best wishes - 150 years of postcard - Postal museum

Inside #????: Finland Postal Card 1871

https://www.postimuseo.fi/en/exhibition/best-wishes-150-years-of-postcard/

 


 

Best websites related:

Finland post

http://www.posti.fi/

Finland online stamp catalogue 1856-1962

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

http://www.topoftheworld.nu/billeder/ebf63d870d4c1bf271a6c16bb6102a28.gif From 2005

http://www.topoftheworld.nu/

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