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Varieties and types of postage stamps of the Republic of Finland


1917. Finnish coat of arms. Letterpress, perforations comb 14 or 14¼:14 and comb 14¼:14¾.

Types
40 penniä, blue green
I, II Finland postage stamp types: Type I - thin numerals - on the left (best visible when comparing zeroes) Type I: thin numerals in denomination.
Type II: thick numerals.

 

2 February 1921. Finnish coat of arms overprinted whit new values.

Types of overprints
1½ of 50 penniä, blue
I, II Finland 1921 overprint types on postage stamps Type I: number 2 in overprint thick.
Type II: number 2 in overprint thin.

 

1963-1974. Finnish coat of arms. Line engraving and lithography, perforation comb 11¾.

Types
Types I and II Finland postage stamp types: Types I and II: wide and narrow borderlines Type I: borderline of denomination circle wide.
Type II: borderline of denomination circle wide.

 

Overview
Normal paper
Denomination Print Type I Type II
0.01 markka, light red brown Line engraving 13.5.1968
0.02 markka, gray green Line engraving 8.1.1968
0.04 markka, gray Line engraving 13.5.1968
0.05 markka, violet blue Line engraving 1.6.1963 4.1.1968
0.05 markka, violet blue lithography 21.6.1972
0.10 markka, blue green Line engraving 2.1.1963 4.1.1968
0.15 markka, yellow brown Line engraving 15.2.1963 21.6.1972
0.20 markka, red Line engraving 2.1.1963 17.8.1967
0.25 markka, rose lilac Line engraving 15.2.1963 21.6.1967
0.30 markka, blue Line engraving 2.1.1963
0.30 markka, ultramarine Line engraving 1.6.1965 22.2.1973
0.35 markka, blue Line engraving 9.9.1963
0.35 markka, orange Line engraving 17.3.1974 1.4.1974
0.40 markka, ultramarine Line engraving 2.1.1967
0.40 markka, orange Line engraving 14.2.1973
0.50 markka, blue Line engraving 2.1.1970
0.50 markka, rose lake Line engraving 1.4.1974
Phosphor Coated Paper
0.05 markka, violet blue Line engraving 7.2.1974
0.05 markka, violet blue lithography 1.4.1974
0.10 markka, blue green Line engraving 19.1.1976 3.1.1974
0.20 markka, red Line engraving 17.12.1975 16.1.1974
0.30 markka, ultramarine Line engraving 4.1.1974
0.40 markka, orange Line engraving 14.2.1974
0.50 markka, blue Line engraving 21.11.1972
0.60 markka, blue Line engraving 29.5.1973

 

1963. Airplane over winter scenery. Line engraving, perforation comb 11¾.

Types
Types I and II Finland postage stamp types: Types I: 16 lines and Type II: 13 lines inside zeroes Type I: 16 lines inside zeroes wide.
Type II: 13 lines inside zeroes, printed on normal and on phosphor coated paper.

 

1967. 350 years of the city of Uusikaupunki. Printed in offset, perforation comb 14.

Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
1 Colored dot on the right frame, next to the windmill. Finland stamp error: Colored dot on the right frame, next to the windmill

 

1978. Definitive issue: coat of arms. Combined offset and line engraving, perforation comb 14.

Types
Types I and II Finland postage stamp types: types I and II Type I: black print (country name and denomination) having sharp, neat border. The stamp appears only with phosphorous coating.
Type II: black print with dotted border (raster). Exists both with and without phosphorous coating.

 

1. November 1991. Centenary of founding Chemists’ Club, Finnish Chemists’ Society. Printed in offset, perforation comb 14.

Types
Types I and II Finland Chemists society postage stamp types Both stamps slightly differ in pictured molecular structure on the left. The stamps are designed to produce a three dimensional effect when viewed together.

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Nord- und Nordwesteuropa 2005/2006, Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-683-3