Postal History from Finland 1889 - 1918
New Design (1911)
Russian stamps used in Finland
1905 Charity issue
1915 Charity iss.
Finnish Postal Stationaries
Russian Postal Stationaries used in Finland
Russian Censortape B
Tornio / Torneå
Helsinki / Helsingfors
Tampere / Tammerfors
Vaasa / Nikolaistad
Oulu / Uleåborg
Rauma / Raumo
Turku / Åbo
Viipuri / Viborg
Pori / Björneborg
Bogus Perforation proof
Russian Censorship in Finland during WW1
Censorship tape type B
This tape is in three languages: Russian, Finnish and Swedish (OPENED BY WAR CENSOR)
The B censor tape is found in 4 sub-types, and it was used at 6 of the 10 censorship places. Kuopio, Nikolainkaupunki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, and Vyborg.
Period of use September 1916 to end of January 1917.
Cyrillic letter S (Russian C) pointed in top
Letter R and K are directly below each other.
Letter "K" is under right serif of the second letter "U"
Letter R and K are directly below each other. Serif of letter "R" is slanted
All type B resealing tapes are elusive and relative scarce, but type II is the most comon.
They are all printed on white and brown paper of various shades.
Cover with censor tape B sub type I used 5. Jan. 1917 at Tampere.