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FINLAND / SUOMI
including & see also: Aland

Finland -
was ruled by Sweden from 1157 until ceded to Russia in 1809. It was a Grand Duchy of the Russian Czar in the 19th century and became an independent republic in 1917. Invaded by the Soviet Union in 1939-40 and lost territory including Petsamo and the Porkkala peninsula. Finland also has jurisdiction over the Aland Islands which have issued their own postage stamps since 1984. Finish postage stamps were issued from 1918 until 1940 and, again, since 1991. Issues of 1856 to 1916 were of the Russian Empire.

Postal and Agency Contacts... :

including:
Posts and Telecommunications of Finland
Philatelic Center
Box 2
FIN-00101 Posti, Helsinki, Finland

FAX +358 204 51 5580

Malte's version:
Post Finland Ltd.
Philatelic Centre
PO Box 2
00011 POSTI

Agency

Nordica
Box 284
Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Finland via CIA Data :
Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia.

name: local long form: Suomen Tasavalta
local short form: Suomi

Independence: 6 December 1917 (from Russia)

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/fi.html '404' c.2008



Suomen Filatelistiliitto
(Philatelic Federation of Finland)
Visiting address: Main Post Office
Mannerheiminaukio 1 E 60, 6th floor.
Mailing address:
B.O. BOX 257
FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
  • Phone: +358-9-5840-0190
    Executive secretary: Tarja Pohjolainen
  • e-mailto:[email protected]
  • http://www.saunalahti.fi/~sfff/ '404' c.2008
    http://www.sci.fi/~sfff/ '404' c.2008

    Finland postal history & stamps
    on site links:
    WW-tradelist
    Finland postal history
    (which has: Introduction/Postmarks
    Postal rates
    Literature list)
    Otta postkort
    Links
    Mail to Morten Naarstad: [email protected]
    http://home.sol.no/~naam/ '404' c.2008

     

    HFF - HELSINGFORS FRIMÄRKSSAMLARE FÖRENING RF
    - (was) In Finish but included:
  • "Reference Manual of Forgeries" (see below)
  • old: www.geocities.com/Augusta/5525/ '404' c.200910
    old: personal.inet.fi/yritys/porssitieto/manual.htm 'forwards' c.2008
    older: members.nbci.com/porti/manual.htm '404'
  • See: Stamp Forgery Guide (links) (G. Kock)
  • old: www.geocities.com/Augusta/5525/forglinks.html 'forwards' c.2008
  • A list of the world's philatelic experts, past and present (G. Kock)
  • old: www.geocities.com/Augusta/5525/experts.html 'forwards' c.2008

    Kontaktperson:
    sekreterare Erik Sahlstedt
    Karlavägen 3 A 21
    00200 Helsingfors, Finland

  • Telefon hem: 676 643, tjänst: 040 729 5950
  • E-post: erik.sahlstedt snabel-a gmail.com
  • On our site: A small testimonial by Mr. Kock, HFF. (Sec. c.2001)

    Finland's Post Museum - Collections
  • Post Museum
    Helsinki Main Post Office
    Asema-aukio 5
    telephone: +358 204 51 4908
    Open: Monday-Friday 10 am - 7 pm
    Saturday-Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
    Admission: free. - notes it has all stamps issued.
    -
    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Finland
    includes mailing address, telephone #, email...
    dspace.dial.pipex.com/gs/museum4.htm#fi '404' c.2008

    Suomen Posti Oy - Finland Post Ltd.
    Finland's postal authority; English , images 1995-1998 , online order
    Call Centre + 358 8001-7100
    Finland Post Ltd.
    P.O. Box 1
    FIN-00011 POSTI FINLAND
    email: [email protected]

    PostEurop
    Finland / FINLANDE
    FINLAND
    Correspondence:
    Finland Post Ltd.
    International Mail
    P.O. Box 102
    00011 Posti
    Finland
    Mr Jörn Allardt
    Director International Mail
    Tel:
    +358.204514990
    Fax:
    +358.204514994
    Chairmanship: Ms Riitta Vuorenmaa
    Secretariat: ---
    Language of correspondence: English
    Web Site:
    http://www.posti.fi/

    email: [email protected] - 2/99

    Postage rates
    from Mark Sietz

    Finland's Tourist Board - Visit
    © Finnish Tourist Board
    P.O. BOX 625
    FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
    Feedback: [email protected]


    Linn's: Finnish issues: AUNUS [Olonets, Russia] (1919)
    Aunus, the Finnish name for Olonets, a Russian town, was occupied by Finnish forces in 1919. Finnish stamps overprinted with the town name were used during the occupation.
    www.linns.com/reference/entity/entity_a.asp;
    (you know have to register to view their pages. c.2008)

    ÅLAND

    >Posten på Åland - Hemsida
    Posten på Åland
    PB 100
    FIN-22101
    MARIEHAMN
    ÅLAND, FINLAND
    Tel: +358 (0)18 6360
    Fax: +358 (0)18 636608
    E-post : [email protected]
    Filateliservicen: [email protected]
    and from philately.com
    Telephone +358-28-28641
    FAX +358-28 28608

    See Also: Aland's own page here

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