Postal History from Finland 1889 - 1918
Fake stamps from Russian period
E. A. Majlund's Postal forgery of 20p stamp from 1904 - perforated 11½Ephraim Alexander Majlund (1871-1935) produced these fake stamps in Tampere. His intention was to sell them to the public. He was revealed and convicted for the fraud in August 1904 and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment.
Authorities confiscated nearly 6.000pc of the stamps. Only very few cancelled copies are known, none of type I, and no postal items are known.
read more about Majlund HERE (in Finnish) and HERE (in German)
or the book: Mikko Ossa: Suomen postimerkkien väärenteitä/Forgeries of Finnish postage stamps. Hanko, 1977
Opdateret d. 24. Nov. 2011