Russian Stamps used in Finland
1915 Semi-Postal Charity Stamps, Coloured paper
1915 Semi-Postal Charity Stamps, white paper
1914 and 1915 Charity Issue
Colored paper (earliest 18. Sept. 1914)
1+1k, 3+1k, 7+1k, and 10+1k
White paper (earliest 16. Mar. 1915)
1+1k, 3+1k, and 10+1k
all 7 stamps are found in 3 diff.
perforations 11½, 12½, and 13½, though some of them are very rare.
Imperforated stamps are as far as I
know not known with Finnish postmarks.
These stamps were issued by the Imperial
Patriotic Women's Association in aid of wounded soldiers and their
families and the Association were also distributing the stamps to the
post offices in Finland. The stamps were not sold overall - only where
the local postmaster allowed the sale.
Permission of the sale are to be found
in Circular no 55 of 18. Sept. 1914 - the one I show here are from 9.
Feb. 1915 - and tells how to use stamps and how to settle the account
with the Association and the GPO.
On the back of this circular one
of each stamp with ОВРАЭЕЦЪ(SPECIMEN)overprint are placed.
image for full size)
Opdateret d. 9. Nov. 2011