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Finland: Covers: Straight-Line Postal Stopping Place Cancellation Covers  
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Finnish straight-line postmarks starting around the 1900s and running into the 1970s or 1980s were used at "postal stopping places", typically country general stores or country hotels, etc. (Earlier 1860s-1880s straight-line markings are usually with larger lettering and were used at railway stations.) Though serifed typestyles were sometimes used in the 1900s-1920s, these are usually sans-serif. While the s-l postmarks were often struck on the stamps as a cancellation, the postmarks were sometimes struck to one side and the stamp then canceled by a dated postmark when the item reached an actual post office. While usually in black, some exist in colors. The place names are often quite hard to locate nowadays. They are generally scarce -- often much scarcer than the prices would suggest. I am not aware of a complete catalog or even locations/routes listing just for all these cancellations as such (please let me know if there is one). However, there are three sources of information: 1) "Post Offices in Finland 1638-1985" (FFF, 1988; "Suomen Postitoimipaikat 1638-1985") which lists all post office and includes the s-l names with an indication of the postmark type. Out of print, but I sometimes have available; please inquire. 2) Hirvikoski in 1979-1980 issued two volumes (parts 1, 2-3) for the s-l cancellations of Lapland, and St. Michel and Kupio Lans. With maps, routes, English intro, etc. The series did not continue. Out of print, but I have in stock here. 3) Those that were used in the Lost Territories (Karelia, Petsamo, and Salla) are listed in the book "Postal History of Finnish Areas Ceded to USSR (Lost Territories)" by Helkiö, 1980 ("Luovutetun Karjalan, Petsamon, Ja Sallan Postihistoriaa"). Though long out of print, I fairly often have this book available. Please inquire.

Though I may only show a few, or none, on the website, I usually have a large selection of such covers available for viewing on approval. Please inquire.
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242655
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on 24 December 1940 greetings picture post card from "Iltasmäki" with VF+ strike of straight-line cancellation, via HÄMEENLINNA w/machine cancellation. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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14.00

242658
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on picture post card from "Kuohenmaa" with Superb strike of straight-line cancellation, via KANGASALA with 1940 town cancellation. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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14.00

242656
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on Christmas picture post card (official TB society artist-signed card) from "Laasola" with VF strike of straight-line cancellation. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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10.00

242654
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on 22 December 1938 Christmas picture post card from "Luhtaanmaa" with VF+ strike of straight-line cancellation, via LAHTI w/machine cancellation. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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14.00

242661
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260 [1947 7 mk red M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on Christmas picture post card (ARTIST SIGNED: Anders Olsson) from "Mäkimuhola" with VF strike of straight-line cancellation. Short-lived 7 mk domestic printed matter rate (1 July 1950 thru 31 December 1951). Attractive.
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10.00

242657
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on Christmas picture post card from "Pirttikangas" with VF+ strike of straight-line cancellation. 1943 Christmas seal, not tied. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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12.00

242659
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164 [1932 50p blue green M-30 Lion design] (VF) solo use on picture post card from "Ratulan kartano" with VF strike of straight-line cancellation. 50 penni printed matter rate (few or no words in message). Attractive.
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10.00

242660
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260 [1947 7 mk red M-30 Lion design] (F-VF) solo use on Christmas picture post card (artist signed) from "Tuomoinen" with F-VF strike of straight-line cancellation. 1950 Christmas seal, not tied. Short-lived 7 mk domestic printed matter rate (1 July 1950 thru 31 December 1951). Attractive.
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10.00

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