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733424
Finland Handbook Volume 1 - 1970s Series - Softbound: (FFF, various authors, 1975; Suomen Postimerkkien Kasikirja I) Opens with the basics of Finnish philately, early history of the post, stamp printing, paper, watermarks, perforating, types of postmarks, etc. Starts the stamp handbooks with the Oval issues and the 1860 kopek Serpentine issues (see SPF English translation). Completely in Finnish (dense text, but useful illustrations). 136 pages. Softbound. Excellent used condition (some sort of label removed from front cover), deaccessioned library copy. Binding is very solid (almost like new -- unusual for this). Long out of print and seldom offered in good condition.

28.00

733425
Finland Handbook Volume 2 - 1970s Series - Softbound: (FFF, various authors, 1975; Suomen Postimerkkien Kasikirja II) Includes the 1866 Serpentine issues (see SPF English translation), 1875 4-Numeral issues (see SPF English publications), 1855 4-Numeral issues, 1889 3-Numeral issues, and the 1891 "Rings" Russian designs. Completely in Finnish (dense text, but lots and lots of very useful illustrations). 196 pages. Softbound. Excellent used condition (some sort of label removed from front cover), deaccessioned library copy. Binding is very solid (unusual for this), but is used. Long out of print and seldom offered in good condition. This volume is probably the most difficult to obtain.

39.00

733264
The Revenue Stamps of Finland: (Olander and Ittel, 1969) One of the first English-language (also with German text) publications on the subject, really quite complete and well-developed for its time. While subsequent catalogs are more complete, this is still interesting and useful. Photocopied (not sure if original method of reproduction or done later) 5.5 x 8.5 inches with comb binding. The comb needs to be replaced (can be done at any good copy shop for just a couple dollars). A must-have if you collect these stamps. Like-new condition (other than the fragile comb).

12.00

732468
The Early Postmarks of Finland (Hardbound): (Gummesson, Ossa, Stenberg, 1974; Suomen Vanhimmat Paikkakuntaleimat) The classic book on the postmarks of pre-stamp covers and early stamp (ovals and serpentines) issues. Complete ENGLISH, Finnish, and German text. Excellent illustrations and with RARITY FACTORS for all cancel types and colors in each era. OUT OF PRINT and in strong demand. While the outer paper dust jacket is slightly worn, the book itself is in pristine condition. This book is hard to find; it remains as useful as the day it was issued.

42.00

732228
Finland Cancellation Handbook: 2-Ring Postmarks: Published in 1978, this is still the latest word on the subject. Extremely important and useful book that is a must-have for all collectors of Finnish covers or postal stationery in the 1873-1893 period. Excellent English introduction; includes rarity factors. Heavily illustrated, hardbound. Other than very minor wear on the paper dust jacket, this example is in like-new condition. Current basic pricing (but not by color) of these cancellations can be found in the various recent specialized stamp catalogs, however, this book remains extremely useful.

38.00

730671
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 and German introduction, 104 pages. Out of print. Used but in pristine, like-new condition. (Old #60497)

28.00

730672
Straight-Line Cancellations - Parts 2-3 - St. Michel and 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 and Kupio lan. Every cancel pictured with dates of use, prices, etc. ENGLISH and German introduction, maps, 175 pages. Out of print. Used but in pristine, like-new condition. (Old #60498)

28.00

730674
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 and German introduction, 104 pages. Out of print. Used; cover worn, but quite usable. (Old #60583)

16.00

732801
Lapland Postal History and Cancellations: (Helkiö, 1984; Lapin Läänin Postihistoriaa) The primary listing of Polar-region towns with hundreds of illustrations of postmarks. Great maps, list of numeral cancels used in the area, and includes the "lost territories" (now in Russia) of Petsamo and Salla. In Finnish, but extremely useful and easy to use. No pricing, but no book has pricing for these postmarks. Out of print and seems to be out of stock everywhere, but still the primary reference. Excellent very gently used condition.

39.00

731415
Helsingfors Stamp Collectors Society Jubilee Book 1953: (HFF, 1953) Following on a similar 1943 book, this book was published for the 60th anniversary of the society. Includes several useful articles: Finnish Pre-Philately; Oval Stamps; Serpentine Stamp Issues with very unusual color pictures; Rare postmarks 1847-1952; Tammerfors Local Post, an extensive important article; Fournier Forgeries; amendments and extensions to the 1943 book. This volume is little known and rarely offered. In Finnish, softbound, 104 pages. Very good used condition for this scarce book.

44.00

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732798
Finnish Picture Post Card Artists: (Johanson, Termonen; 1983; Suomalaista Postikortti Taidetta, Osa 1) A very interesting overview of the artist-signed cards of 110 artists, showing the "signatures" and examples of the card styles. Titles as volume 1, however, this is the only volume I can recall ever seeing. Finnish picture post cards are a fascinating subject. In Finnish, but so well illustrated that the text is almost not needed. This example has a bend on the front cover, but otherwise appears to be essentially brand new, never read; the binding has never been "cracked".

19.00

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