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231399
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65, Facit #50, Proof of frame only, in Gray Green. Imperforate, ungummed, on slightly yellowish paper. Pair. Scarce!
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65, Facit #50, Proof of frame only, in Light Gray Green. Imperforate, ungummed, on white paper. Pair. Scarce!
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231396
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66, Facit #51, Proof in issued colors. Imperforate, ungummed, with background greatly shifted both vertically and horizontally. Right margin single. Scarce item!
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231397
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66, Facit #51, Proof in issued colors. Imperforate, ungummed, with background shifted 50% horizontally. Pair. Scarce item!
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231401
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67, Facit #52, Proof in issued colors: Deep Blue and Light Blue. Imperforate, ungummed, on coated white paper. Bottom marginal pair. This complete "as issued" proof is very scarce and rarely offered; it is many times scarcer than the proofs of the 5p and 1mk.
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231402
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68, Facit #53, Proof in issued colors: Lilac and Yellow Green. Imperforate, ungummed, on white paper. Pair.
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238699
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68, Facit #53, Typographed Proof even though the issued stamp was lithographed. In issued Dark Lilac frame color, but with black center. Imperforate, ungummed, on white paper. Horizontal pair.
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231394
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71 Proof of frame only, in Olive Green. Upper right corner margin single, imperforate, on yellowish paper. Extremely faintly printed; probably printers waste.
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235616
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99 [1921 60 penni Violet M-17 Saarinen Lion] plate proof on extremely thin yellow paper. Superb top margin single.
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232834
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101 [1917 1 mk Red and Black M-17 Saarinen Lion] "Mirror Print" proof on tissue paper. A spectacular and terribly unusual type of proof. Inter-Pane 8-block with creasing in the gutter (only) as would be expected.
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221378
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B12-14 [1933 Bishops of Turku / Åbo, Red Cross semi-postals] Ungummed imperforate pairs plate proofs in final issued colors. These proofs are said to have been discovered in the 1970s in the estate of a deceased printer who worked at the stamp printing works. While the Finnish post office and the stamp catalogs claim these are not "proofs", that is, by their very definition of how they were created, exactly what they are even though they were not officially released or intended to be released. (Real production proofs rarely come out through the front door.) Apparently only one sheet of each were discovered; they were subsequently widely distributed to collectors in the 1970s so that they are now quite difficult to obtain.
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232829
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B15-17 [1934 Finnish Generals Red Cross semi-postal] Imperforate Plate Proof set of vertical pairs. VF, Ungummed (as always). These are genuine plate proofs, but were "taken home without authorization" by one of the workers and discovered many years later after the man died.
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232830
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B18-20 [1935 Finnish Scientists Red Cross semi-postal] Imperforate Plate Proof set of horizontal pairs. VF, Ungummed (as always). These are genuine plate proofs, but were "taken home without authorization" by one of the workers and discovered many years later after the man died.
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232831
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B21-23 [1936 Finnish Diplomats/Statesmen Red Cross semi-postal] Imperforate Plate Proof set of horizontal pairs. VF, Ungummed (as always). These are genuine plate proofs, but were "taken home without authorization" by one of the workers and discovered many years later after the man died.
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