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FINLAND POSTAL HISTORY
COVER COLLECTION - COVER #23

64 PENNI SERPENTINE ROULETTE
BRAHESTAD-LONDON COVER W WITSCHI CERT
INCREDIBLE COVER - VIA ST PETERSBURG UNIQUE UNLISTED ROUTING
- EXHIBITION PIECE
ROULETTES TYPE II - BLUE MERCHANT MARK - RED LONDON PAID RECEIVING MARK
ST PETERSBURG TRANSIT MARK - 2013 FACIT
(3)#6v4C2 8p + #9v3C2 40p - 22,000 SEK ≈ USD $3250



BRAHESTAD TO LONDON VIA ST PETERSBURG

       

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1866 SECOND SERPENTINE ROULETTE ISSUE - 8 PENNI BLACK + 40 PENNI CARMINE
#6v4C2(3) 8p + #9v3C2 40p
ROULETTES TYPE II
BLACK SMALL SINGLE CIRCLE CDS - BRAHESTAD 21 SEPTEMBER 1874
RED CIRCLE LONDON FOREIGN MAIL "PAID" RECEIVING MARK 30 SEPT 1874
BLUE MERCHANT MARK: LUNDBERG & CO./BRAHESTAD
"X" HAND CANCELS ON STAMPS
ST. PETERSBERG CYRILLIC CIRCLE CDS TRANSIT CANCEL - OWNER/LOTTING MARKS
STAMPS WITH TEETH ISSUES BUT COVER IS XF AND RARE
ONLY DOCKETING NOTE BELOW
     1997 OESCH EXPERT CERTIFICATE - 1874 UNIQUE MIXED FRANK COVER TO ENGLAND, W/ 8pen (3) & 40pen TO MAKE 64pen RATE. FACIT LISTS THIS RATE AND STAMP COMBINATION COVER AT 22,000 SEK BUT LISTS THE FEW KNOWN LETTERS AS VIA PRUSSIA. THIS SHOWS A ST. PETERSBURG TRANSIT MARK AND THEN BY SHIP TO ENGLAND, A UNIQUE COVER. INCLUDES STILL JOINED PAIR OF THE 8 PENNI.
     SEE DOCKET NOTE BELOW. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE COVERS THAT WAS "RECEIVED BEFORE IT WAS SENT". IT WAS POSTED FROM BRAHESTAD, FINLAND ON SEPT 21 AND YET RECEIVED IN ST PETERSBURG ON 15 SEPTEMBER. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT BY THIS TIME MOST OF EUROPE HAD SWITCHED TO THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR WHILE IMPERIAL RUSSIA WAS STILL ON THE JULIAN CALENDAR. THE DIFFERENCE AT THIS TIME WAS ABOUT 12 DAYS. SO THE LETTER WAS RECEIVED IN ST PETERSBURG ON 27 SEPTEMBER 1874 GREGORIAN TIME; RECEIVED IN LONDON ON 30 SEPTEMBER.
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