FINLAND

Stamps inscribed 'Suomi' and 'Finland' (1891 - 1917 stamps of Russian type without country name, but with face values in Finnish currency)

1845 - 1917 Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire
1917 -> Independence

From 1856: 1 Russian Ruble = 100 Kopeks
From 1860: 1 Markka/Mark (FIM) = 100 Penniä/Penni (= 0.25 Ruble)
From 2002: 1 Euro (EUR) = 100 Eurocents (= 5.94573 FIM)
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HERALDIC CATS

Issue Item code Item type
Face value
Remarks SC
1845 Postal Stationary FI18450101 PSE 0_10 1 Pre-stamped envelope
0.10
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
PSE with stamp indicium in lower left corner
Plain laid paper
Valid until 31 December 1849
Only valid for inland use until 22 January 1849, from then on also valid for use to Russia
MI U1a
FI18450101 PSE 0_10 2 Pre-stamped envelope
0.10
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
PSE with stamp indicium in lower left corner
Striped laid paper
Valid until 31 December 1849
Only valid for inland use until 22 January 1849, from then on also valid for use to Russia
MI U1b
FI18450000 PSE 0_20 Pre-stamped envelope
0.20
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
PSE with stamp indicium in lower left corner
Valid until 31 December 1849
Only valid for inland use until 22 January 1849, from then on also valid for use to Russia
MI U2
1856 Definitives FI18560303 ST 0_05 Stamp
0.05
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Handstamped imperforate stamp
Small pearls in posthorns
MI 1 I
FI18560303 ST 0_10 1 Stamp
0.10
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Handstamped imperforate stamp
Plain paper
MI 2x
FI18560303 ST 0_10 2 Stamp
0.10
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Handstamped imperforate stamp
Vertically striped paper - wide stripes
MI 2y
FI18560303 ST 0_10 3 Stamp
0.10
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Handstamped imperforate stamp
Vertically striped paper - narrow stripes
MI 2z
1858 Definitives FI18580308 ST 0_05 Stamp
0.05
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Handstamped imperforate stamp
Large pearls in posthorns
MI 1 II
1985 Definitives FI19850102 ST 1_50 Stamp
1.50
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Light greenish-blue - phosphorized paper
Same design/colour as
FI19900327 ST 1_50
MI 953IIy
ILS
1990 Definitives FI19900327 ST 1_50 Stamp
1.50
Heraldic Lion
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
Light greenish-blue - normal paper
Same design/colour as
FI19850102 ST 1_50
MI 953IIx
2005 NORDIA 2006 / 150th Anniversary of Finnish Stamps I FI20050526 PC PP
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid postcard
PP
(0.65 on issue - sold at 0.85)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
FI18560303 ST 0_10 1 as stamp indicium
MI P230
M
2005 NORDIA 2006 / 150th Anniversary of Finnish Stamps II FI20051028 PC PP
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid postcard
PP
(0.65 on issue - sold at 0.85)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
FI18670509 ST 1_00 as stamp indicium
MI P235
M
2006 NORDIA 2006 / 150th Anniversary of Finnish Stamps I FI20060111 PC PP
Address side
Picture side
Prepaid postcard
PP
(0.65 on issue - sold at 0.85)
Heraldic Lion (in stamp indicium)
Armed Lion Rampant
Finnish CoA
FI19261209 ST 0_10 as stamp indicium
MI P236
M

Compiled by Geir Arveng with hekpful information from Elisabeth Hallsjö.
Latest update: 26 December 2013