Key: 5280  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 52
Issued: 1503 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 338,145 sq.km; Population - 5,175,000; Capital - Helsinki
Located in northern Europe, on the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Russia.
A Scandinavian developed country, its economy based on shipbuilding, metal and
woodworking which are also exported.
Until 1917 an autonomous Grand Duchy of RUSSIA, which, after the Russian
Revolution became an independent republic. Since 1984 the ALAND ISLANDS, which
belong to Finland, have their own stamps issued. Stamps were also issued for the
territories of AUNUS (OLONETS) and EASTERN KARELIA which were occupied by Finland for
short periods of time.
First stamps issued in 1856. Indirect UPU membership under Russia since 1875,
direct since February 12th, 1918. Annual output about 45.
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Inscriptions
SUOMI FINLAND
Russian type stamps with circles added
Russian type stamps with value in Pen or Markka
KENTTAPOSTIA
KENTTA-POSTI overprinted on stamps of Finland
AUTOPAKETTI
LINJA-AUTORAHTI BUSSFRAKT

Index
FINLAND (SUOMI)
      Russian Grand Duchy -1917
      Republic 1917-
      Parcel Post Stamps
      Military Field Post Stamps
 
Currency
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble
100 Pennia = 1 Markka (1866)
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RUSSIA
Russia

ALAND ISLANDS
Aland Islands

AUNUS (OLONETS)
Aunus (olonets)

EASTERN KARELIA
Eastern Karelia