(Local Ship Post) 1874 10 penni proof sheet of thirty-five in seven rows of five, printed on paper with printer’s imprint, some creasing and two tears in margin, otherwise fine, rare and attractive. This shipping company The Skargards Trafik Aktie Bolaget was active between 1872 and 1900, the boats travelling between Boback to Helsingfors daily.
(Maritime) 1899 Finnish picture postcard to Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland bearing mixed franking Russia 3k. cancelled framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ and Finland 1k. cancelled Stockholm cds, arrival cancels at base. A fine and scarce combination.
(Maritime) 1906 incoming 4k. Russian postal stationery card from Helsingfors, Finland to Sodertelge, posted on board ship with front showing framed Fran FINLAND maritime cachet together with Stockholm cds cancelling the stamp image; fine condition.
1856 (3/10) entire to Borga franked 10k. lilac-carmine with good to large margins tied framed Helsingfors date stamp with a cleare strike at right; light vertical filing crease well clear of stamp. Franked at the long distance internal rate of 10k despite being a short distance and this one is the only such overfranked cover recorded.
1935 (23.IX.) incoming unfranked cover from Kuopio, Finland to Tunis endorsed Express under despatch cancel, framed ‘T’ handstamp and blue crayon “41 2/3c” , a 1923-29 3f. violet/rose postage due applied and tied by machine cancel, but the charge was refused and stamp with green crayon cross, address similarly erased and thee-line handstamp TUNIS/ RETOUR/ A L’ENVOYEUR front and back. Small tear at top of envelope.