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FAEROES, FALKLAND ISLANDS,
FAMOUS PEOPLE, FEDERAL EXPRESS,
FERNANDO POO, FIJI, FINLAND & FIREFIGHTING
POSTAL HISTORY, COVERS
& PHILATELIC LITERATURE

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FAEROES POSTAL HISTORY, FAROESE COVERS
& FAROE ISLANDS PHILATELIC LITERATURE

ÎLES FÉROÉ / FÄRÖERN / ISOLE FAEROE /
FAROE ISLANDS / FAROES /
See also Faeroes postcards & QSL cards.

Cover_Greenland_8-12-1977-100.jpg (267210 bytes)Bold -8.-12.-1977 SDR. STRØMFJORD / KANGERDLUGSSUAK / JULI GRØNLAND-KALÂTDLIT-NUNÄNE JÛTDLE cancel with star & flying bird ties 1,50 ship near coast stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, block of 4 Føroyar Jol 1976 Christmas seals provide eye-catching cachet (showing all se-tenant pair possibilities). 2 small corner bends affect nothing. $4.50 gfc%

26.1.78 FDC for 180 stamp for island birds with map, multicolored cachet, neatly addressed to Ohio. faint bottom corner bend. $0.50 f

7.12.78 official cacheted FDC for 2-stamp libraries issue, unaddressed, backflap tear, with explanatory insert. $2.25 f

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7.5.1979 Faeroes FDC for its two-stamp Europa issue, attractive multicolor cachet, unaddressed, explanatory insert in English. Stamps on stamps topical. $4.25 efs

1 October 1979 International Year of the Child complete set of 3 stamps on 38 matching cacheted FDC's with all active Faeroes post offices represented. Only 100 such sets were prepared-- per the trade announcement that is included with the lot. Clear cancels like these from the smaller towns-- Funningur, Gøta, Hov, Hvalba, Leirvik, Mykikes, Skáli, Skopun, etc.--are not easily found, $195.00 fc

6.10.80 FDC for 110 & 140 stamps issued to commemorate the oldest church in the Faeroe Islands, multicolor cachet, neatly addressed to Ohio. $0.75 f

1.6.981 FDC for 2-stamp Europa issue, multicolored cachet depicts dancers in costume, unaddressed. $2.25 fe

2.3.98 official cacheted FDC for 4-stamp Gamla Havnin issue, unaddressed. $3,25 f


FAEROES PHILATELIC LITERATURE

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61 different official announcements from Postverk Føroya for various stamp issues, mostly during the 1979 - 1988 timeframe. Typical announcement is about 8-1 / 2"x11" folded to fit into a number 10 cover, full-color on slick paper, with incredibly detailed information about the stamp subjects & production. As a group, there could hardly be a more attractive or authoritative reference for the period. Shown is the 1988 announcement for the writers issue. $36.50 f-f



Nr. 1 / 1987 Nordatlant Filateli (English Edition), 40 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of  Norway, Iceland, Faeroes & Greenland. Opened out to show front & back covers. $4.00 fign ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY



"North Atlantic Philately' 1 / 1988, 48 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. Front & back cover shown. (2 available) $4.75 each. fign ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY




"North Atlantic Philately' 2 / 1988, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. (2 available) $3.00 each. fign ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY


"North Atlantic Philately' 1 / 1989, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. Front & back covers shown. Front & back covers shown. (2 available) $3.00 each. fign ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY

"North Atlantic Philately' 2 / 1989, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. $3.00 fign



"North Atlantic Philately' 1 / 1990, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. Front & back covers shown. (2 available) $3.00 each. fign ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY

"North Atlantic Philately' 2 / 1990, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. (2 available) $3.00 each. fign

"North Atlantic Philately' 1 / 1991, 32 pages, some color illustrations. Articles of interest to collectors of Iceland, Norway, Faeroes & Greenland. (2 available) $3.00 each. fign

Slick multicolor official announcement of the joint Faroese-Icelandic Europa CEPT issue of 1992, 8,5x11" size, two sided, multilingual. $1.00 fei*


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FALKLAND ISLANDS COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
& FALKLANDS PHILATELIC LITERATURE

FALKLAND DEPENDENCIES / FALKLAND ISLAND DEPENDENCIES /
Falklandak / Falklandinsaaret / Falkland-Inseln /
Falklandi saared / Falklandski otoci / Falklandsøerne /
Falklandy / Iles Malouines / Illes Malvines / MALVINAS /
Ֆոլկլենդյան կղզիներ / Фолклендскую выспы /
福克兰群岛 /
ფოლკლენდის კუნძულები / フォークランド諸島

See also Falklands post cards.

FALKLANDS & DEPENDENCIES COVERS

Cover_Naval_PhoenixDec1933-200_small.jpgUSS PHOENIX. Clear DEC 13 1933 cancel with LONG BEACH /  CALIFORNIA in killer bars ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed. The Phoenix was later named "Manuel Belgrano" and was sunk in the Falklands War.Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fcn

Cover_Naval_PhoenixNov1938-200_small.jpgUSS PHOENIX. Clear NOV 25 1938 cancel with NAVY YARD /  PHILA., PA. in killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic red-brown ship cachet & decorative multi-anchor border, browning paper, neatly addressed. The Phoenix was later named "Manuel Belgrano" and was sunk in the Falklands War.Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fcn

  Cover_ArgentineAntarctic_LotOf2Belgrano_small.jpg (4405 bytes)  FEB 14 1939 clear U.S.S. PHOENIX at NAVY YARD, PHILA, PA. cancel ties US 3-c Jefferson prexy franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, generic blue ship cachet, browning paper. The Phoenix was later named "Manuel Belgrano" and was sunk in the Falklands War. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 npaf#

Cover_SouthGeorgia_21DEC1974-100.jpg (147531 bytes)21 DEC 1974 bold Falkland Islands / Georgia / Dependency dial cancel ties 4-p on 4-d fin whale stamp franking #6 cover airmailed from M.S. Lindblad Explorer Antarctic Tourist Expedition of 1974 / 75 (well struck markings in black include image of ship) to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. Well struck dark red Grytviken South Georgia cachet pictures a walrus. Sold but till available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ff!

Cover_SouthGeorgia_NO29-78-100.jpg (244267 bytes)NO 29 78 clear Falkland Islands Dependency / South Georgia dial cancels tie five different South Georgia overprint stamps franking #6 cover from the British Antarctic Survey at King Edward Point (green cachet supplies longitude & latitude) to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. Stamps: 2p on 2d sperm whale, 3p on 3d fur seal, 5p on 6p sooty albatross, 1 / 2p on 1 / 2dreindeer & 1 / 2p on 5-1 / 2d elephant seal. Nice. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ff

Cover_FalklandIslands_14SP84-200_small.JPG14 SP 84 complete Port Stanley hand cancel ties 15-p & 25-p 150th anniversary stamps franking greeting-card size cover airmailed to Colorado, two faint small US K1 routing marks on backflap, neatly opened. With enclosure, part of an illustrated official announcement giving many details on their insect stamp issue for the Dependencies, written authoritatively by Dr. Bill Block of the British Antarctic Survey. $2.50 f

6 FE 85 light Falkland Dependencies South Georgia dial cancel ties 22-p volcano stamp to #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed, small K1 & J7 & P5 US routing marks on back. 20-c US Roanoke voyages stamp is also present, but uncancelled. Recipient's pencil annotation on back about timing. $2.50 fv


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2 OC 85 light PORT STANLEY hand cancel on the 4 different stamps issued earlier that year for the Queen Mother franking a greeting-card size registered airmail cover to Colorado, green customs form & yellow claim check stub on back, flap sealed with transparent tape, never opened. $5.00 f

  Cover_Falklands_27JA86StampOnStamp.jpg (220480 bytes)  27 JA 86 clear Port Stanley dial cancel ties 3-p & 11-p stamp-on-stamp stamps franking #6 cover to Ohio at printed matter rate from the Falkland Islands Wildlife Expedition, autograph under blue gull cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, small R2 US routing mark on back. $5.00 fs

Cover_FalklandIslands_1980Local.jpg (263851 bytes)5 -8 86 Port Stanley complete machine cancel ties 10-p Falkland Island stamp (showing the ship the "SS Great Britain") franking #6 brown cover local cover to 'Pink Shop / Stanley', neatly opened. Unusual because this is not a philatelic usage; instead, it shows the originally intended use and justification for the stamp of that denomination at that time. $8.00 fs

5 FE 88 Port Stanley complete machine cancel with wavy lines ties 1 / 2-p Queen & 3-1 / 2-p Queen & 13-p Mary and Joseph Christmas stamps franking 'SHIPS MAIL - POSTED AT SEA' from the ship Falklands Right to Wisconsin, initialed attest & black underlined 'Paquebot' all clearly struck, never sealed, neatly addressed. $5.00 fpg






"King Penguin / No. 18" photographed & produced by Anna King, postcard mailed from Port Stanley 15 03 16 with tab copy of airmail postcard penguin stamp tied by very light slogan cancel COLLECT FALKLAND / ISLANDS STAMPS, minor wear to one edge only visible from the back. $2.50 fpb-f
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FALKLANDS PHILATELIC LITERATURE

April 1967 American Philatelist: Tasmanian Taxed Letters--1878-1912; Argentina's 'Mutilation' of Falklands' Stamps; Italy--Manzoni--Peaceful Revolutionist; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. aafit

"FALKLAND ISLANDS / GIBRALTAR and MALTA / The 'Albert P. Bantham Collections' catalogue with prices realized for Harmers of New York auction of 16 March 1976. Includes Falklands proofs, specimens, Dependencies & a wonderful assortment of Victorian issues on cover. Hard to find!  $15.00 fgm-fgm

FALKLAND ISLANDS STAMP NEWS of February 1981 with the official announcement of the early settlement issue of 4 stamps, the farm animal set of 4 stamps, the delay in the issue of the Royal Geographical Society issue for the British Antarctic Territory, and the 1981 stamp programme, 8.5" x 11" illustrated, in black and white, exceptionally interesting. $1.50 fb

FALKLAND ISLANDS STAMP NEWS of September 1985 with the official announcement of their early charting issue of 4 stamps. the first day of usage covers for the Pitney Bowes electronic canceling machines, the change in the name of the Dependencies, the Dependency definitive reprints, the Halley's Comet issue for British Antarctic Territory, and the second Falklands pictorial aerogramme. 8.5" x 11" illustrated, in black and white, exceptionally interesting. $1.50 fb


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FAMOUS PEOPLE TOPICAL COVERS
PERSONNES CÉLÈBRES / BERÜHMTE LEUTE
GENTE FAMOSA / POVOS FAMOSOS
See also Nobel Prize topical covers
& Famous people post cards.
Listings below are alphabetical by first name,
as we treat all famous people throughout our website.

"NO 17 1938 Grimsland cachet on Scott 834 Calvin Coolidge $5.00 prexy on neatly addressed cacheted FDC, stamp tied with perfs in good shape, back shows envelope glue so insert would be wise, no erasure marks either side. Click the image for a greatly enlarged view. u(f)f OFFER WITHDRAWN 

Clear KEARNY N. J. NOV 23 1940 machine cancel ties 3-c Charles W. Eliot stamp franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, large red cachet for the launching of the USS ERICSSON (DD-440), neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue show-through on back. This destroyer received 3 battle stars for service in World War II. $3.50 n(e)f

CHRISTOPHER ISHWOOD. Wanted to buy--US Navy covers franked with his stamp. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

NOV 26 1945 New York NY FDC for Alfred E. Smith 3¢ plate number block of four (#23354), Ioor cachet, Ioor cache, pencilled address removed skillfully, never sealed. $6.00 u(f)f NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

FEB 11 1947 Milan Ohio FDC for 3¢ Thomas A. Edison plate number block of 4 (23559), Ioor cachet, pencilled address, stiffener still within, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through on back. $7.50 u(f)f

Cover_Naval_GuamNov1967-100.jpg (228863 bytes)DAVY CROCKETT. Clear NOV 15 1967 USS GUAM (LPH-9) hand cancel ties 5-c Davy Crockett stamp franking #6 cover to New York, well struck & fancy violet ships cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed, exceptionally attractive overall. $3.00 nf

Cover_Naval_USSLibra1947-200.jpg (807016 bytes)FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT. USS LIBRA clear 30 JAN 1947 cancel ties 3-c Montana Washington Dakotas statehood stamp with map franking #6 cover to Michigan, nice black cachet commemorating Roosevelt's birth on that day. $3.00 nfm

FRIEDRICH GAUERMANN. Official 6 Juli 1962 Austrian FDC for the S1,50 stamp issued in his honor, unaddressed, multicolor cachet. $1.25 fa


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HANS EGEDE. 27 MAJ 1971 Danish FDC to New Zealand franked with a well-centered block of four 1-Kr stamps in his honor, small brown spot in lower right corner does not belong & might be at least partially removable. $2.00 fd

ISAAC I. SERATA. Wanted to buy--US Navy covers franked with his stamp. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

JEROME KERN. Clear MAR 10 1985 Colopex Columbus Ohio fancy cancel depicting a whale franks unaddressed #6 cover with large blue cachet of the British Caribbean Philatelic Study group. Attractive. $1.25 fo

JOHN F. STEVENS. FEB 10 1962 FDC for 5-c Canal Zone stamp issued in his honor, penciled address, never sealed. $1.00 fc

JOSEPH PULITZER. Almost complete NOV 28 1947 Philadelphia Pa. machine cancel ties 3-c US Frigate Constitution stamp franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, black cachet shows his portrait & information on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Neatly addressed, some cover glue shows through the back, wrinkling on edge furthest from stamp affects nothing. $1.00 fp

JOSIP BROZ TITO. Clear 4.5.1980 hand cancel ties Jugoslavian 250 stamp in his honor to official unaddressed cacheted FDC. (2 available) $0.75 each. fj

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Bold NOV 5 1999 bi-color (black & violet) COLUMBUS OHIO hand cancel ties 55-c Justin S. Morril & 05-c Luis Marin stamps franking a certificate of mailing (PS Form 3817 of March 1989) destination Columbus Georgia, a little edge wrinkling near the stamps. $1.00 u(c)f

MARCELLO CAETANO. Clear 14-4-69 Bissau hand-cancel ties diamond-shape Portuguese Guinea s20 African spitting cobra snake stamp franking unaddressed cacheted cover depicting Prof. Doutor Marcello Caetano 'Viagem do Presidente do Conselho'. $1.00 fsp

TORGNY SEGERSTEDT. Clear 19.6.1976 official Swedish FDC for his 1,90 stamp & the 0,85 Seaman's Institute stamp also issued that day, unaddressed, with explanatory insert in 4 languages. $2.00 fs

WILL ROGERS. Clear & complete FEB 21 1949 USS HIGBEE hand cancel ties 3¢ Will Rogers stamp franking #6 envelope to Ridgefield Park, N.J., large patriotic multicolor cachet stress freedom for all nations, light paper bends along the top edge, old price on back might not come off, envelope glue showing through the backside. This Gearing-class destroyer earned 1 WWII battle star & 7 additional serving off Korea (just after this mailing). Even more service saw her off Vietnam & the Project Gemini recovery. $3.75 nf NEW / NY / NOUVEAU

WOODROW WILSON. AUG 31 1954 unaddressed FDC for Woodrow Wilson $1 stamp (Scott 832C), Art Craft cachet, stamp exceptionally well-centered & tied with all perfs in good shape, no erasure marks on either side, a little cancel ink at the right of the cachet, tiny spots of toning near the bottom front edge. Click the image for a greatly enlarged view.  u(f)f OFFER WITHDRAWN

Still to list: George Washington, H. C. Orsted,
John H. Glenn Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, Maharajah Agrasen, Martin Andersen Nexø, Thomas Jefferson, Will Rogers & many others!
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FEDERAL EXPRESS LITERATURE & COLLECTIBLE EPHEMERA

"Effective April 1, 1996 / FedEx® / Drop-Off / Discount / Pricing" interesting brochure quoting rates for two-day, overnight & priority service for packages up to 150 pounds. $1.00 f

"kinko's® / Your branch office / Design it. / Copy it... / Ship it. / FedEx® / ..." interesting fold-out brochure, effective October 1994. $1.00 f

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Round 13 of the FedEx Championship Series / Miler Lite 200 / Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course / August 9-12 Lexington Ohio..." picturing racing there & sponsor logos, unused continental post card, near mint. (2 available) $2.00 each. a(r)o(l)b-f
 


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FEDERATION OF MALAYA POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS
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FERNANDO POO COVERS & POSTAL HISTORY

Cover_RioMuniAndFernandoPoo_small.jpg (9140 bytes)-6 APR 51 Bata cancels on mixed franking of #6 commercial mail cover airmailed to Chicago Illinois. Stamps: four Rio Muni 50-cts rhinoceros & two Fernando Poo 1-Pta ayuda a Sevilla & one Spanish Guinea 3-ptas runner stamps. Small staple holes, 2 of which puncture the 3-ptas stamp. $15.00 rfs

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FIJI ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY & FIJIAN COVERS
Ficgiege / Fichi / FIDJI / FIDSCHI / Fidži / Fidzjy / Figi / Fiġi /
Fîjî /
FIJI EILANDEN / Fixi / Matanitu Tu-Vaka-i-koya ko Viti /
REPUBLIC OF THE
FIJI ISLANDS / ཧྥི་ཇི། / ফিজি / 피지 / பிஜி

See also Fiji postcards.

FIJI POSTAL HISTORY

Better_022small.jpg Fijian post card available from LotsOfCovers.com"A Peep of Suva / G. L. Griffiths, Suva, Fiji" undivided back postcard mailed at G. P. O. SUVA 23 MAR 05 (1-d King stamp tied) to Chicago Illinois, top corners gone but stamp & cancel unaffected, minor corner & edge wear elsewhere, noticeable toning in lower front. Seldom seen & seldom offered in any condition. $5.00 f-f

20 MR 74 Suva cancels on #10 registered airmail ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE cover to Michigan, backstamped clearly on arrival, minor wrinkling at edges. $2.00 f

22 MAY 74 Suva FDC for set of 4 UPU stamps on cacheted unaddressed #6 cover. $3.75 fu

29 MY 74 Suva cancel on #0 registered airmail ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE cover to Michigan, 2 clear & different backstamps, minor edge wrinkling. $2.00 f

22 JY 74 Suva cancels tie 10-c low income housing & 25-c cricket centenary stamps to #10 registered airmail ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE cover to Michigan, backstamped clearly on arrival, neatly opened just a little wrinkling along top edge. $3.50 f

11 DE 74 Suva cancel ties 10-c flower & 25-cent cricket centenary stamps to #10 registered ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE cover, forwarded on arrival, 3 backstamps (2 different are clear), small creases at corners. $2.00 f

  Cover_TongaUsedInFiji_Paquebot_small.jpg (3322 bytes)  LAUTOKA FIJI 21 NOV 89 PAQUEBOT cancel on four Tonga 5-s Cypraea mappa veridis shell stamps franking #6 cover to Wisconsin from MV Fua Kavenga. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fpst

1994 #10 airmail cover franked with tied 59-c Peace Corps stamp, indistinct cancel, neatly opened. $1.00 f

13.11.00 Suva meter for 1.75 franks #10 registered airmail cover to Ohio, clear violet backstamp the same day, neatly addressed, handwritten postal arrival docketing on the 18th, neatly opened. $2.00 f

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FINE ARTS TOPICAL COVERS
Several are available--please inquire!

FINLAND COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
& FINNISH PHILATELIC LITERATURE

FINLANDE / FINLANDIA / FINLÂNDIA / Finlàndia / Finlandiya /
Finlandya /
FINNLAND / Finnlynn / Finska / Finsko / Soome /
SUOMI / Ufini / Финлэнд / Суоми / Φινλανδία / 芬蘭 / 핀란드
See also Finland postcards & QSL cards &
Finland women's gymnastics photos.

FINLAND POSTAL HISTORY

Uncaptioned real photo postcard showing marker & flags and a small building, mailed 1952 to the United States with fancy reindeer cancellation at the Arctic Circle. $2.75

Continental postcard depicting Laplanders mailed to the United States in 1968 with fancy reindeer Arctic Circle cancel (twice) on 3 stamps--two 0,05 green and one 0,40 1968 commemorative showing a soldier. Two corners creased, one badly, but not near stamp or cancels. $1.50

28-4 75 Finland FDC for its 2-stamp Europa / CEPT issue depicting Finnish paintings, neatly addressed & airmailed to the US. $3.00 efp

-3.-5.76 Finland official FDC for the 0.80 Finnish popular art stamp, unaddressed. $3.00

30-10-1976 Finland official FDC for the 1,50 Finnish popular art stamp, unaddressed. $2.25

Cover_Europa_1977Finland-200small.jpg Finnish first day covers available from LotsOfCovers.com




-2.-5.77 Finland FDC for its 0,90 Europa landscape stamp, unaddressed, cacheted. $1.25 ef ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

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2 - 5 - 78 Finland FDC for their 2-stamp Europa issue, black & brown pictorial Fleetwood cachet, accompanying insert explains the architectural significance of the issue. $11.00 efa

18.5.81 FDC for Europa 1,10 & 1,50 stamps, unaddressed. $2.50

Maximum card with the 2,90 ship stamp issued June 4, 1991 canceled to a continental view card showing a side view apparently of the same ship. Attractive. $1.50

Cover_Croatia_1995Finland-100.jpg (215053 bytes)12 / 20 / 95 REGISTERED SHIP MAIL, Rijeka (Fiume) to Ohio, from Maltese ship m.t. Alandia Lynx out of Valletta, franked with a first-class Finland flower stamp, mailed unsealed, 2 clear Croatian markings. $3.75 (cff)


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FINLAND MAXIMUM CARDS

  Finland_19-5-97Ship-200_small.JPG Finland maximum card available from Judnick.com                  Finland_19-5-97Ship2-200_small.JPG Finland postcard available from Judnick.com
Finland_19-5-97Ship3-200_small.JPG Finland maximum card available from Judnick.com
19-5-1997 Finnish masted sailing ship stamp issue: 2,80 "Fregatti  Fregatt  Frigate" (above left); 2,80 "Parkki  Bark  Barque" (above right); 2,80 "Kaljaasi  Galeas  Galleass" (at left); & 2,80 "Meripelastusalus ... Sea Rescue Vessel" (not shown). Hard-to-find complete set of four maximum cards. $11.50 f-fs

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Finland_5-9-2000Maximum_Tapio-200_small.JPG Finland maximum card available from Judnick.com 5-9-2000 Finnish design stamp issue: 3,50 "Berger Kaipiainen" (above left) ceramic artist; 3,50 "Dora Jung" (above right) textile artist; 3,50 "Tapio Wirkkala" (at left) sculptor; & 3,50 "Kyllikki Salmenhaara" (not shown) potter. Hard-to-find complete set of four maximum cards. $11.50 f-f


FINLAND PHILATELIC LITERATURE

February 1970 The American Philatelist with Armas Uotila's interesting illustrated article on "Finland: Mail Conveyance and Delivery". $5.00 the complete issue




"SUOMEN / vanhimmat paikkakuntaleimat / The Early Postmarks of Finland / Die frühen Ortsstempel Finnlands" by Rolf Gummesson, Mikko Ossa & Karl-Erik Stenberg" hardbound with original dust jacket, 142 pages, 1974 copyright, large clear illustrations throughout, trilingual--Finnish, English & German. Hardly used--a little edge wear on the dust cover is all. $30.00 f-f PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Official announcement of the 24 5 1975 Finland special cancellation honoring 25 years of the Lions Club there, folded for mailing. $1.00 lf






"STAMP-FINNS / NO 1 THK 1981 / MAIL AUCTION" illustrated catalogue & bid sheet from the Helsinki firm; no prices realized, but the estimates in Finnish currency are useful for the seldom-seen material, 1237 lots, many of which are covers. Almost new. $4.50 f-f

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Group of 51 different official philatelic announcements covering stamp issues (detailed information on subjects & production) & special cancellations for Finland mainly & Aland. Multilingual in English, French & German--very useful to conduct thorough Internet searches. Time period is 1985 to 1991. Shown is the first page of the announcement for the May 27 1986 issue. $26.00 f-f


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Fire_Service_Bavaria_Expo_72.jpg (26765 bytes)
"Künstlerisches Spielzeug in Halle I - Feuerwehr am Brandplaz (Entw. A. Schiopsnies)." Futuristic firefighting equipment on display at the Munich Bavaria Industrial Exposition of 1912 .You will want to get out a magnifying glass to study the detail on the front. The back is also special. Mailed from the exposition, the card received a well-struck fancy cogwheel cancel, which is listed in the German catalogues at a substantial premium. The most unusual fire service cover we have ever seen!
$95.00 (bf-bf)

"HELP PREVENT / FOREST FIRE / AIDEZ À PREVENIR / LES FEUX DE FORET" 1921 slogan cancel of Québec PQ on a postcard to the US. $1.50 ^

CanalZone_CuartelDeBamba-100.jpg (297940 bytes)"CUARTEL DE BAMBA, CRISTOBAL, ZONA DEL CANAL / FIRE STATION, CRISTOBAL, CANAL ZONE  No. 367" with manned horse-drawn wagons & fire chief's auto displayed in front of their building, sent TCV to Illinois FEB 4 1931 (light but complete Balboa Heights cancel ties 1-c Gorgas stamp), minor corner wear including one faint crease. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cf-cf

Cover_Fire_PitcairnForwarded-100.jpg (361983 bytes)OCT 4 1948 FDC for 3-c US volunteer firemen stamp, with block of 4 1 / 2-c Ben Franklin prexies added to pay the rate to the Pitcairn Islands, addressed to the Postmaster there by name & requesting the favor of a return on the backflap, very light double-ring Pitcairn receiving mark on front, wrinkling along 2 edges affects nothing philatelic, returned to Ohio. Most unusual. Cover sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fpu

Cover_Naval_Saipan1949UncleSam.jpg (334271 bytes)JAN 12 1949 somewhat light USS SAIPAN (CVL 48) handstamp ties 3-c volunteer firemen stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, attractive blue patriotic cachet 'Uncle Sam Will Ever / Sail The High Seas! / DEFENDING FOR US / OUR LIBERTIES' depicts Uncle Sam and a sailor. slight browning of the paper with age, old price in ink on the back. Cover sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 npf

Cover_Naval_Mindoro1949-200_small.jpg fireman topical cover available from LotsOfCovers.comClear & complete APR 6 1949 USS MINDORO (CVE 120) hand cancel ties 3-c volunteer firemen stamp franking cacheted cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, cancel ink near the bottom front. Was training naval aviators & participating in anti-submarine warfare hunter-killer exercises at this time. $3.00 nf

Cover_Fire_Mar31'75Combo-100.jpg (184844 bytes)March 31 1975 & March 11 1995 unique combo cover. First date: clear Darby PA slogan cancel "DARBY FIRE COMPANY / VOLUNTEER SERVICES / 1775-200 YEARS-1975" on 10-c crossed flags stamp franking the cover to Ohio. Later date: clear violet Warren Ohio fancy cancel commemorating the centenary of the Great Court House Fire (illustrating a pumping wagon) on 22-c flag with fireworks stamp & copyright selvedge). Nice! Cover sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 f

Cover_Sweden_27-8-75GermanAndSwedish.jpg (270077 bytes)27.8.1975 official Swedish FDC for 5-stamp booklet honoring those who watch, guard & help--fire brigades, customs, police corps, hospital emergency wards & sea rescue operations; explanatory insert in 4 languages (German & Swedish panels shown), fresh appearance. $4.50 sfl

Cover_Fire_1978Combo-100.jpg (427547 bytes)October 4 1978 & MAR 12 1995 unique combo cover. First date: clear Dover Delaware cancel ties 3-c firefighting & 13-c eagle with shield stamps franking cover with multi-color Norman Rockwell cachet "The alarm" showing running volunteer firemen. Later date: clear violet Warren Ohio fancy cancel commemorating the centenary of the Great Court House Fire (illustrating a pumping wagon) on pair of 8-c Henry Knox stamps). Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 f

  Ohio_Waldo_71stW-100.jpg (273898 bytes)  Ohio_Waldo_FiremenBack-200_small.JPG
"71st Waldo Firemen's Festival / Honoring / Fire Chief Bruce Baker (1960-1976) / Chief Mike Fogle (1989-Present), / Chief Rex Henry (1976-1989)" color art depicting them in uniform on continental postcard mailed there with a special fancy July 4 2004 station cancel based on the art, interesting & detailed explanatory note from a resident on back, front autographed by the designer postmaster Leigh Purdy. Very special. Waldo is in Ohio. $5.00 of-of##

Undated small windowed & metered cover with the fancy metered .02 postage, slogan of the Fire Prevention Division of Boston Massachusetts "BE CAREFUL! / PREVENT FIRES" with its seal all in red, never closed, tiny spot of light toning at upper left front. $2.50 fm

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