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Finland: Covers: 1891-1918 Russification Of Finland  
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239222
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Russification (End of Validity) of Finnish Stamp Designs. Mint VF picture post card illustrating the last four Finnish-design stamps produced (the four 3-Numeral Perf 14 x 13 issues). The upper stamp image is "canceled" 14.VIII.1900, when use on mail abroad (other than Russia, which was already forbidden in 1892) was forbidden. The three lower stamps are "canceled" 14.1.1901, when use within Finland (and thus everywhere) was forbidden. The stamp images are overlaid on two flags that never officially existed (white strip over blue stripe in the usual Finnish colors; yellow stripe over red stripe, colors sometimes used by Finnish patriotic groups during the Russification era). Public use of either flag was likely to get one into serious trouble (Russia of that day is not much different than Russia today when it comes to suppression of free speech.) This is a genuine ca 1900 picture post card, not a replica. Quite scarce! Wonderfully fresh quality.
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35.00

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225612
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Mourning Stamp Card (reverse unprinted, so may not have been intended to be a post card) picturing an image of the Mourning Stamp (mourning the end of Finnish-design stamps as they were finally completely replaced, in 1901, by Russian-design stamps) and images of six values of the 3-Numeral Finnish issue, decorated by black ribbons and the Finnish coat of arms, with "1901" superimposed. The reverse is soiled and with writing. The front is a little worn and with a short row of needle holes at one extreme edge, but has an extremely dramatic design and appearance; it is in better quality than usual for this type of item. A rarely offered design of great import to the philately of Finland.
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236449
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Mourning Stamp design printed on Christmas 1901 / New Years 1902 greeting card also bearing images of eight values of the 3-Numeral Finnish stamp issue and the Finnish coat of arms. In 1923 somebody wrote an explanation of the card on the backside. The text on the front is a protest statement. On the reverse is a printed holiday greeting . Interestingly, this card seems to have been printed in the U.S. and on the front bears the statement "COPYRIGHT 1901, / FINNISH LUTH. [LUTHERAN] BOOK CONCERN, HANCOCK, MICH." This appears to have been intended for sale to the Finnish community in the U.S., but it was produced in 1901. The card is a greeting card to be placed inside an envelope when sent to Finland, not a post card -- the Finnish post office rejected or destroyed post cards and envelopes bearing Mourning Stamps or such images or similar protest statements sent from abroad. Examples of items intended to be sent to Finland from abroad are extremely unusual.
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237474
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38 SILVER GRAY [1889 2 penni 3-Numeral, Perf 12.5] (F-VF) FIVE STAMPS on 13 January 1901 picture post card (aerial photo view of Wasa) from NIKOLAISTAD to Wasa. THIS WAS THE LAST DAY OF USE OF THE FINNISH-DESIGN STAMPS which is so noted by the card writer!!! Beautiful use with red ink writing. AN IMPORTANT COVER FOR BOTH 3-NUMERAL AND RUSSIFICATION COLLECTIONS!
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250.00

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239129
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38 x4, #39, and #40 [1889 2 penni Perf 12.5; 1895 5 and 10 penni Perf 14 x 13 3-Numeral issues] (VF) on wonderful picture post card (a scarce type itself, and still with Finnish coat of arms) used on 14 January 1901 in HELSINGFORS. THE LAST DAY OF USE OF THE FINNISH-DESIGN STAMPS WAS TO BE 13 JANUARY, but a few 14 January uses such as this can be found, though they should have been confiscated or returned (but there was no return address on this card). The sender knew exactly what he/she was doing and noted on the picture side that this was a memento of Finnish stamps. AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR BOTH 3-NUMERAL AND RUSSIFICATION COLLECTIONS!
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236891
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Official Mail "FRIBREFSKORT / VAPAAKIRIE-KORTTI" [free (no postage required) letter card] official postal stationery card with very detailed double-headed eagle indicia. The Indicia design appears to have been taken from (or at least it is virtually identical in style to) typical letter seal paper wafers (usually printed in red). 23 July 1906 use from Helsinki to Tampere with tri-lingual postmarks for both. Heavy vertical crease through the center (but away from the major design elements); I suspect most such cards are creased. Printed for and used by the authority in charge of public buildings; addressed to an architect. Perhaps I have simply failed to be observant (I do not think so), but this is the first and only example of such a (even general type of) card that I have seen in 38 years! This is clearly a special type of postal stationery and also belongs in the Russification of Finland postal history category, as well as studies of official mail. Wonderful item!
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