Postal History from Finland 1889 - 1918


Censorship in Finland during WW1

Helsinki - Helsingfors

September 1914 - January 1918

Forign mail both inwards and outwards were censored almost entirely at Tornio and Helsinki.



Helsinki Censor stamp nr 5 on fieldpostcard sent from Russia to Helsinki in February 1915



Censor stamp nr. 8 sub.type 37, on cover from Helsinki to Sittala in September 1915



Cover from Sweden to Kuusankoski censored at Helsinki in October 1915. Censor tape nr 1 and censor stamp nr. 10.



Cover sent from St. Petersborg to Raumo in October 1914, censored at Helsinki - censortape type A and a Helsinki wax seal



Helsinki Censor Wax seal




A 2

K C
 

Helsinki Censortapes from WW1

1 94,5 69,5 78,5 dark blue
    16-Nov-1914 / 24-Dec-1914
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 light blue
    15-Dec-1914 / 31-Dec-1914
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 yellow
    19-Nov-1914 / 04-Jan-1915
1 94,5 69,5 78,5 Red paper
    21-Nov-1914 / 16-Dec-1914
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 Green
23-Nov-1914 / 29-Dec-1914
1 94,5 69,5 78,5 white
20-Nov-1914 / 02-Aug-1916
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 yellowish coarse
     
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 brown coarse w/u edgeline
     
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 brown coarse w/edgeline
       
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 yellowish white
     
1   94,5 69,5 78,5 brown smooth
     
2 99 64,5 72,5  
    30-Aug-1916 / 14-Jan-1918
2   99 64,5 72,5  
    12-Dec-1916 / 17-Sep-1917
 
3 73 61 69 white paper
    13-Sep-1916 / 01-Dec-1916
4   59 49 56 white paper
    08-Sep-1916 / 01-Oct-1916
5   100 65 73 white paper
    26-Sep-1916 / 12-Sep-1917
6   99 64,5 73 white paper
    10-Sep-1916 / 21-Jan-1918
6 99 64,5 73 lt. brown paper
    09-Feb-1917 / 23-Apr-1917
          Second “s” in “Helsingissa” is faulty.
7 68 49 54 white
    2-Nov-1916/19-Nov-1916
7 68 49 54 yell. white
1-Nov-1916/06-Feb-1917
7   68 49 54 brown
16-Dec-1916
7a   68 49 54 white
02 or 05-Nov-1916
“krigsceesuren”  misspelled

8   94 59 67 white paper
    13-Nov-1916
8   94 59 67 yell.white paper
    24-Aug-1917/08-Jan-1918
9 90 65 73 white paper
    09-Okt-1916/07-Oct.1917
9 90 65 73 yell.white paper
06-Dec-1916/26-Nov-1917
10   93 60 68,5 yell.white paper
9-Jul-1917/14-Jan-1918
11          
     
12 90,5 70 80,5 white paper
    22-Oct-1917/25-Jan-1918

CT-12: Circular O in Ö(ppnadt)

12 90,5 70 80,5 yell.white paper
    21-Oct-1917/27-Jan-1918
13 70 53 60 white paper
8-Sep-1917/13-Jan-1918
14 69 54 61 white paper
19-Feb-1917/__-Aug-1918
14 69 54 61 yell.white paper
02-Apr-1917/04-Jul-1918







above CT-13 and below CT-14