Other Post Cards Created
To Fight Against the Russification of Finland

This post card has been given the name "Mourning Picture Post Card". It was put out privately to protest the Russian decree that the Finnish Coat of Arms Stamps could not be used for any type of postage, starting January 14, 1901. Only the Russian design Finnish stamps and pure Russian stamps could be used from then on. This card has a silhouette of Finland in red and yellow, bordered in black. It has within the silhouette the basic stamps that were to become invalid. On the stamps is a Finland January 14, 1901 cancellation.

 

This next post card has the Finnish Coat of Arms Printed on it.

 

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Mourning Stamp
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