Postal History from Finland 1889 - 1918


1901-1903 First Letterpress Issue (Berlin plates)

Date of issue: se below
Printing plates delivered H. Berthold, Berlin
Comb perforated (A) 14¼ x 14 and (B) 14¼ x 14¾,
printed in sheets of 100
invalidated: 2-20p: 14. May 1911 - 1M: 1. June 1920

Issued number
of prints
perforation number
printed
2p 7. Apr. 1903 3 B 3,5 mill.
5p 18. Dec. 1901 9 B & A 55 mill.
10p 10. Sep. 1901 9 B & A 66 mill.
20p 5. Sep. 1901 10 B & A 80 mill.
1M 25. Mar 1902 6 B & A 5,7 mill.

 

         

 



10 Mark

Comb perforated 13½ x 13½,
printed in sheets of 25
invalidated: 1. June 1920

Issued number
printed
Jan. 1903 49 050
Jan. 1913 5 000


Jan. 1903
black/pale buff
arms weekly embrossed
yellowish paper
1903
black/brownish gray
arms weekly embrossed
yellowish paper
Jan. 1913
deep black/light gray
arms not embrossed
white paper

 

1903
Paper fibers vertical
1913
Paper fibers horizontal



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Opdateret d. 5. Mar. 2010