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Finland: Specialized Stamps: 1882-1884 "Four Numerals" Perforation 12.5  
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238769
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(23) [(1875) 32 penni 4-Numeral] Perforation 12.5 Official Reprint with boxed 23 x 8 mm black "SPECIMEN" overprint by metal handstamp (diagonal lower left to upper right, reading up from right). Mint with VF centering and full original gum. Extremely scarce. Both 500 unoverprinted and 500 specimen-overprinted reprints (supplies of the original stamps were exhausted) were ordered in 1892; the specimens were sent to the Russian postal administration for onward distribution. They were likely largely distributed via the UPU to other UPU member countries and thus most are still in postal archives and museums; the few examples available to collectors have likely been "liberated" one way or another. Examples are seldom seen and are grossly undervalued in the market, largely due to never having been properly listed in the specialized catalogs.
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244526
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25 Light "Pearl" Gray on Thick Paper, Facit #12LC2az [1882 2 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] NEVER HINGED with VF centering. Wonderfully fresh example in seldom-offered quality. A great item for the collector of NH stamps.
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55.00

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238765
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25 [1882 2 penni 4-Numeral, perf 12.5] original-issue stamp with boxed 23 x 8 mm black "SPECIMEN" overprint by metal handstamp (vertical, reading down from left). Mint with VF centering and full original gum, but ink stain on reverse. Wonderful appearance. Extremely scarce. It is believed that 500 were so overprinted in 1892 and sent to the Russian postal administration for onward distribution. They were likely largely distributed via the UPU to other UPU member countries and thus most are still in postal archives and museums; the few examples available to collectors have likely been "liberated" one way or another. Examples are seldom seen and are grossly undervalued in the market, largely due to never having been properly listed in the specialized catalogs.
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95.00

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244527
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26 Light Orange [1882 5 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Mint, very lightly hinged, with VF-XF centering. Very attractive with delicate color. Such nice quality of this stamp is seldom offered.
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75.00

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243080
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26 Salmon, Facit #13LC2a [1881 (1882 printing, thin frame lines) 5 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Used XF-Superb with Superb centered (but inverted) arc-style HELSINGFORS cancellation in which the year date seems to have been intentionally (?) omitted. Delicate color, wonderful appearance.
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22.00

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27 [1882 10 penni brown 4-Numerals, Perf 12.5] NEVER HINGED 4-BLOCK with perfect original gum. Single stamps of this quality are quite scarce; the surviving blocks are extremely scarce as they are too often broken up for the singles. The single stamps would each fetch $225. Facit 2015 value for a NH block with normal centering is $1050. Outstanding example!
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925.00

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242154
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27 [1882 10 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Used XF with very light 1884 cancellation. Very pretty example.
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32.00

243891
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27 Grayish Brown [1882 10 penni brown 4-Numerals, Perf 12.5] Used with F-VF centering with unusually large margins. Neat, light 2-ring cancellation. A very pretty stamp.
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24.00

243892
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27 Grayish Brown [1882 10 penni brown 4-Numerals, Perf 12.5] Used with F-VF centering and partial arc-style cancellation. Attractive example.
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22.00

238766
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27 [1882 10 penni 4-Numeral, perf 12.5] original-issue stamp with boxed 23 x 8 mm black "SPECIMEN" overprint by metal handstamp (vertical, reading up from right). Mint with VF centering and full original gum, but slight paper aging and very small thin spot. Extremely scarce. It is believed that 500 were so overprinted in 1892 and sent to the Russian postal administration for onward distribution. They were likely largely distributed via the UPU to other UPU member countries and thus most are still in postal archives and museums; the few examples available to collectors have likely been "liberated" one way or another. Examples are seldom seen and are grossly undervalued in the market, largely due to never having been properly listed in the specialized catalogs.
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85.00

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Mint Hinged
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Used
Used
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238767
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28 [1882 20 penni 4-Numeral, perf 12.5] original-issue stamp with boxed 23 x 8 mm black "SPECIMEN" overprint by metal handstamp (vertical, reading up from right). Mint with F-VF+ centering and full original gum. Extremely scarce. It is believed that 500 were so overprinted in 1892 and sent to the Russian postal administration for onward distribution. They were likely largely distributed via the UPU to other UPU member countries and thus most are still in postal archives and museums; the few examples available to collectors have likely been "liberated" one way or another. Examples are seldom seen and are grossly undervalued in the market, largely due to never having been properly listed in the specialized catalogs.
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130.00

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244450
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29, Facit #17LC2a: Thin Frame Lines, Aniline Red [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Thin Frame Lines printed by the Charta office using the cliches from the Senate office, first used February 1882 and seldom seen used after 1882. Used with XF centering, with confirming (along with the frame lines) 27 July 1882 TAVASTEHUS arc-style cancellation. Unusually large margins, great color, neatly cancellation, and perfect perforations. Such nice examples are seldom offered. Facit 2021 value SEK 275 for normal quality.
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38.00

244452
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29 Aniline Red [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Used with XF centering and remarkably light corner cancellation. An exceptional example.
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18.00

244449
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29 Light Aniline Rose [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Used with VF centering and very neat (HELSIN)GFORS 2-ring cancellation. Unusually attractive example with very delicate color.
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14.00

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29 Aniline Red [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] Used with VF centering and huge side margins, but tiny thin spot. Remarkably light face-free cancellation. A very attractive example.
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5.00

238768
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29 Aniline Red [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, perf 12.5] original-issue stamp with boxed 23 x 8 mm black "SPECIMEN" overprint by metal handstamp (vertical, reading up from right). Mint with SUPERB centering, JUMBO MARGINS and full original gum. Extremely scarce. It is believed that 500 were so overprinted in 1892 and sent to the Russian postal administration for onward distribution. They were likely largely distributed via the UPU to other UPU member countries and thus most are still in postal archives and museums; the few examples available to collectors have likely been "liberated" one way or another. Examples are seldom seen and are grossly undervalued in the market, largely due to never having been properly listed in the specialized catalogs.
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160.00

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244455
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30, Facit #19LC2a Reddish Lilac, Thin/Worn Frame Lines [1882 25 penni 4-Numeral, Perf 12.5] The distinct printing with thin frame lines, 27 January 1882. Used with XF centering with fully dated 19 December 1883 2-ring cancellation, probably (FORS)SA, and perfect perforations. Such pretty examples of this printing are seldom offered.
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69.00

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