Postal History from Finland 1889 - 1918


 

 

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.



Type B-I



Cyrillic letter S (Russian C) pointed in top




Type B-II



Letter R and K are directly below each other.




Type B-III



Letter "K" is under right serif of the second letter "U"




Type B-IV



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.