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#15059 Finland: The Color & Printing Identification of the 1875 Issues, Volume I (Oesch, 1994; SPF translation) A companion to the Handbook Volume III by the same principal authors, but with a different approach; to help IDENTIFY THE PRINTINGS. To be used with Volume II of the translation. I use this to find rare stamps! Also includes info on mixed perfs and forgeries. In ENGLISH.

$45.00

#15060 Finland: The Color & Printing Identification of the 1875 Issues, Volume II (Oesch, 1993) A 450+ page volume with tables that track the distribution of stamps to each different post office. Using this information it is often possible to identify the printing by the cancellation on the stamp! I have found rare stamps using this! Completely in ENGLISH.

$65.00

#15061 Finland: The Color & Printing Identification of the 1875 Issues, Set I & II The SET of two volumes at a savings of $10.

$100.00

Handbook Series 1970-78: Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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See also the above two groups of Handbook listings for coverage of specific stamps issues.
#15011 The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland - Issues of 1860 and 1866 (Vol. 1) (Linder & Dromberg, tran. Aro, 1983) An ENGLISH translation of the Finnish handbook early issues sections, this book is the primary English reference and handbook for the Serpentine issues. Well illustrated, easy to use, and easy to read.

$20.00

#15001 The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland - Issues of 1860 & 1866, Volume 2 (Ossa, tran. Aro, 1985) "Cancellations and Roulette Varieties" An excellent complete ENGLISH translation devoted to the cancels and roulettes, including tables of town cancellations and a reverse alphabetical town list. This is a must-have book for collectors and admirers of early Finnish stamps.

$20.00

#15094
Highly recommended item!
Finland Type 1875 CD (Reinikainen, Murtosaari, Stone; 2006; Suomi Malli 1875) An outstanding CD-format publication in Finnish and ENGLISH with hundreds of high-quality, detailed full-color illustrations. Over 100 articles on this fascinating stamp issue -- if printed on paper it would require more than 300 pages! Covers every possible subject of production, identification, and use of these stamps, plus reprints, specimens (with some very useful info), forgeries, etc. Detailed color comparison illustrations and text help to identify the different printings. Very easy to use (just requires a CD player and a web browser to read the CD). Very highly recommended and costs only a fraction of what it would have cost printed on paper.

$35.00

#15048 Finland Ring Stamps & Postal Stationery 1891 Issue (ed. Arvelin, tran. Parker, 1991; The Ring Stamp and Postal Stationery Centennial May 1, 1991) The primary reference on this interesting issue of stamps and stationery from 1891-1911. Very well illustrated and with complete ENGLISH text. A highly recommended book.

$45.00

#15039 Malmlund Postal Forgeries of 1904 20p Issue (Lakanen, 1943; Majlundin Postimerkkivaarennykset) Useful Finnish-language booklet on this postal forgery intended to defraud the post office.

$14.50

#15046 1917 Issue Sheet Flaw Catalog Part I (Kauppi, Simberg, Vuorenmaa, 1989; The first of two catalogs on the M-17 constant plate varieties. Entirely in Finnish; will illustrated, but still a challenge. A must-have reference for the specialist. Though titled as Part I, it is the only part issued. Only 250 printed.

$48.00

#15014 1930 Lion Issue Plate Flaws (Fellman, 1983; Levyvirheluettelo Leijona M-30) An excellent study of the constant varieties of this popular issue, from the 5p to the 25m. While the text is in Finnish, EVERY variety is clearly illustrated. This book is very easy to use and will give hours of variety hunting fun.

$16.50

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A major new series on Finnish fakes, forgeries, bogus stamps, fake cancels, fraudulent covers, etc. Looseleaf format in slip-cased ring binders with superb photos of the forged items (and genuine items in the case of stamps). An extraordinary publication of immense value to all Finnish philatelists. Includes Norma, LaPe, Michel, Facit, and Yvert number concordance. This series is being supplemented regularly.
#15080 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume I, Release 1 (with binder) (Olamo, 1998) The first release of the first volume, including a slip-cased special ring binder (to fit releases 1-3). Superbly illustrated with excellent enlargements and entirely IN ENGLISH. The important characteristics of each forgery (and many genuine stamps too) are discussed.

$72.50

#15081 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume I, Release 2 (Olamo, 1999) The second release for the first volume. These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of the previous release. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$39.75

#15082 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume I, Release 3 (Olamo, 1999) The third release for the first volume. These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$39.75

#15084 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume II, Release 4 (with binder) (Olamo, 2000) The fourth release (first of the second volume), including the second slip-cased special ring binder. These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Matching format, superbly illustrated.

$72.50

#15085 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume II, Release 5 (Olamo, 2000) The fifth release (second of the second volume). These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$39.75

#15088 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume II, Release 6 (Olamo, 2001) The sixth release (third of the second volume). These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$39.75

#15090 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume III, Release 7 (with binder) (Olamo, 2002) The seventh release (first of the third volume), including the third slip-cased special ring binder. These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$72.50

#15092 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Volume III, Release 8 (Olamo, 2001) The eighth release (second of the third volume). These pages are to be inter-sorted with the pages of all the previous releases. Again, entirely in English and superbly illustrated.

$44.00

#15091 Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries: Section Dividers Handy tabbed section dividers to aid in locating sections.

$3.00

Postal Rates and Covers Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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#15052 Priced Catalog of Finnish Covers 1889-1960 (Holmsten, 1991; Suomen Postilahetysten Hinnasto 1889-1960) Excellent cataloging and pricing (should be used only as rarity factors) of rate usage and multiple franked covers, including Russia Used in Finland covers. Complete ENGLISH text. There is no other catalog like this.

$39.00

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#15021 Ship Mail 1839-1875 (Dromberg, 1981; Swedish Edition; Angfartygspost i Ostersjoomradet 1839-1875) Ship mail to/from Finland in the Baltic and Gulf of Bothnia. In Swedish, but the principal reference on the subject. With valuations.

$34.50

#15012 Forwarding Agents (Dromberg, 1985) Handstamps and manuscript markings of forwarding agents on mail to Finland during the 1800s. This will be of interest to many collectors of world-wide postal history. Extensive illustrations; Swedish text and an ENGLISH introduction. Only 300 printed.

$26.00

#15089
Highly recommended item!
Finnish Fieldpost 1939-1945 (Freestone & Keefe, 2001) A truly superb, ENGLISH-language book on this important but underpublished era of Finnish postal history. Developed from a long-running series of magazine articles, this well-constructed book is thus essentially peer-reviewed, a rarity in philately. Great illustrations, maps, etc. Includes fieldpost glossary, Finnish & German military ranks with British equivalents, etc. Contents include: Winter War, Continuation War, Fieldpost, Naval, Air Force, Official, Hospital & POW, Censorship, Volunteers in Finnish and German Service, German Forces, Eastern Karelia, Stationery, Labels, Post Cards, and MUCH MORE. A 125-page treasure trove of information. An extremely important reference.

$49.00

#15041 United Nations Emergency Forces Finland 1956-1989 (Johansson, 1989) Virtually the only reference on this subject, this 295-page book pictures hundreds of covers from the world's best collection and provides valuable "insider" information. Completely in ENGLISH.

$57.50

#15022 Postal Notices 1813-1820 (FFF, 1986; Postin Kiertokirjeita 1813-1820) Reproductions of the important postal decrees, notices, and regulations. Edition of 250.

$32.50

#15038 Postal Notices 1820-1828 (FFF, 1987; Postin Kiertokirjeita 1820-1828) Reproductions of the important postal decrees, notices, and regulations. Edition of 250.

$32.50

#15037 Alavuden Postal History and Cancellations (Leistevuo, 1987; Alavuden Postiolojen Kejitysvaiheita) Handbook of the cancels and postal history of the area around the town of Alavo. In Finnish, but well illustrated. Edition of 250, out of print.

$35.00

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#15065 A History of the Finnish Posts 1638-1988 (Swedish Edition) (Pietiainen, 1988; Den Finska Postens Historia) Swedish-language 74-page hardbound edition. Excellent history of the post for Swedish readers. Little known outside of Finland.

$38.50

#15066 A History of the Finnish Posts 1638-1988 (Finnish 2-Volume Edition) (Pietiainen, 1988; Suomen Postin Historia 1-2) The Finnish-language edition from which the English and Swedish editions were abstracted. Consists of two volumes with 1189 pages and weighing in at 7.5 pounds! A great historical and statistical resource for the Finnish reader. Must-have for major libraries.

$235.00

Cancellation Handbooks Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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#15025 Two-Ring Cancellations 1873-1893; Cancellation Handbook Volume II (Olamo, 1978; Suomen Postileimojen Kasikirja II) The reference on the very interesting 2-ring cancels. ENGLISH introduction & explanation. Pictures every cancellation and gives known dates of use for the various cancel colors, as well as rarity factors on each different stamp issue.

$42.50

#15050 "Finland" Style Cancellations; Cancellation Handbook Volume III (FFF, ed. Arvelin & Olamo, 1991; Suomen Postileimojen Kasikirja III) The reference for the interesting 1880s-1890s cancellations with "Finland" in the cancellation text. Rarity factors and known dates of use are stated and every cancel is illustrated. Complete ENGLISH introduction & explanation.

$67.00

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#15040 Post Offices in Finland 1638-1985 (English Translation) (SPF, 1989; tran. Hvidonov) English translation of the introductory and explanatory sections of this useful book. This is a valuable companion book as well as being very interesting and useful in its own right.

$20.00

#15018 Straight-Line Cancellations - Part I - Lapland (Hirvikoski, 1979; Suomen Postipysakit Ja Niiden Leimat, Osa 1; Cancellations of the Finnish Postal Stoppingplaces, Part 1, Lapland) The reference for the straight-line cancels of this northern and arctic area. Every cancel pictured and priced. Maps, ENGLISH & German introduction, 104 pages. Out of print.

$35.00

#15007 Straight-Line Cancellations - Parts 2-3 - St. Michel & Kupio Lans (Hirvikoski, 1980; Suomen Postipysakit Ja Niiden Leimat, Osa 2-3; Cancels of the Finnish Postal Stopping Places, Parts 2-3) The only reference for the straight-line cancels for the regions of St. Michels lan & Kupio lan. Every cancel pictured with dates of use, prices, etc. ENGLISH and German introduction, maps, 175 pages. Out of print.

$35.00

#15004 Postal History of Finnish Areas Ceded to USSR (Helkio, 1980; Luovutetun Karjalan, Petsamon, Ja Sallan Postihistoriaa) Valuable reference for the cancels of the areas of Karelia, Petsamo, & Salla. Supplies spellings, dates of use, office status, RARITY FACTORS, maps, and illustrations of multi-type cancels. Some ENGLISH text. OUT OF PRINT.

$40.00

#15054 Lapland Postal History & Cancellations (Helkio, 1984; Lapin Laanin Postihistoriaa) The primary listing of Polar-region towns with 100s of illustrations of cancels. Great maps, list of numeral cancels, and includes the "lost territories" of Petsamo and Salla. In Finnish, but extremely useful and easy to use.

$27.00

#15015 Commemorative & Pictorial Cancellations Volumes I-II (Piironen, I 1977, II 1982; Leima-Heraldiikka Suomessa, II) Two-volumes of these "special" cancels up to 1982. Finnish text, but all cancels illustrated. Also very useful to thematic collectors and thematic checklist makers.

$29.00

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#15031 Helsingfors Local Post (Emmerfors, 1986; Helsingfors Stadspost) The primary reference and catalog for the Helsinki locals. Discusses, describes, and catalogs the stamps, postal stationery, cancellations, varieties, reprints, and forgeries, as well as discussing the postal history. Virtually complete ENGLISH text.

$30.50

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Finnish Railway Stamps (E.A. Hellman, 1955; Die Eisenbahnmarken Finnlands) The original reference on the subject and still the most specialized for pre-1950 issues (the 1993 book has simplified listings). Very useful, priced, and well illustrated. In German & Finnish. The original is rare (price on request).  
#15074 Hardbound enlarged photocopy.

$21.50

#15033 Stapled enlarged photocopy.

$14.50

Shipping Company Stamps Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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Finnish Private Ship Letter Stamps (Connell, 1993; The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 4, Finland) A stunning work that will stand the test of time. The text is completely in ENGLISH, there are many b&w and color photos, and has many newly discovered stamps. The listings are NOT priced (for that see Sundman's book).  
#15057 Regular Edition; Hardbound

$68.00

#15058 Deluxe Edition; Hardbound with quarter leather, tipped-in facsimiles. Only 50 copies produced.

$425.00

#15073 1995 Priced Catalog of Finnish Shipping Company Stamps 1867-1933 (Sundman, 1995; Priskatalog over Finlands Batpostmarken 1867-1933) Handy illustrated & PRICED catalog of these scarce stamps, with prices for mint, used (w/different cancels) and covers. In Swedish, but extremely easy to use.

$24.50

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#15063
Highly recommended item!
Finland and Åland Revenue Stamp and Revenue Stamped Paper Catalog 1998 (Saarinen & Smith, 1998) The definitive catalog and handbook of the revenue stamps and stamped paper of Finland and Åland. IN ENGLISH, PRICED, & HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED. The first catalog since 1969 and the first new research since the late 1940s. Published by Jay Smith & Associates.

$39.50

#15008 Revenue Stamps of Finland (Olander & Ittel, 1969; authorized photocopy) The most recent cataloging of these fascinating issues. Completely in ENGLISH. A must-have catalog for all Finnish specialists.

$9.00

#15035 Finnish Revenues (E.A. Hellman, 1944; Suomen Leimamerkit) Early priced, illustrated catalog. Finnish text; photocopy of rare publication.

$6.50

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#15068 Finnish Philatelic Encyclopedia (Suomen Filatelistiliitto, 1992; Filatelian Sanasto) A hidden gem of a book for Finnish collectors, in Finnish. Three main sections: Illustrated world wide philatelic encyclopedia; Finnish-specific postal marking encyclopedia; FOUR WORD LISTS: English, French, Swedish, and German TO Finnish. Hardbound.

$77.50

#15069 Finnish Picture Post Cards with Known Artists; Volumes 1-3 (Termonen; Suomalaista Postikortti-Taidetta; Vol. 1 1986 2nd Ed.; Vol. 2 1988 2nd ed.; Vol. 3 1987 1st Ed.) "Artist-signed" and known-artist picture post cards organized by artist. Wonderfully illustrated, with lots of color, and WITH PRICING. Finnish text, but not a hindrance. Set of three.

$125.00

#15067 Souvenir Cards 1937-1989 (Piutunen, 1989; Muistoarkit 1937-1989) An excellent, COLOR illustrated and PRICED catalog of Finnish souvenir cards; I had never before seen some of these. In Finnish, but very easy to use.

$15.75

#15034 Catalog of Finnish Christmas and Charity Seals (E.A. Hellman, 1947) Pictures, describes and prices all the Finnish seals to 1947 including many not in other listings. Includes significant ENGLISH text. Photocopy.

$4.50

#15051 Finland Philatelic Year Book 1991-92 (FFF, 1992; Filateelinen Vuosikirja 1991-92) Includes postal rates, special cancels, phone cards, new issues, etc. In Finnish.

$7.00

#15071 Finland Philatelic Year Book 1992-93 (FFF, 1992; Filateelinen Vuosikirja 1992-93) Includes articles on Finnish Zeppelin mail, early labels and seals, Vasa issue, telegrams, post cards, phone cards, new issues, special cancels, postal rates, and more. In Finnish.

$7.50

#15072 Finland Philatelic Year Book 1994-95 (FFF, 1994; Filateelinen Vuosikirja 1994-95) In Finnish with information on new issues, special cancels, and Finnish Philatelic Federation.

$11.00



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