Finnish Ship Cancels

During the Russiafication Era a ship cancelation picturing a sail or steam ship was used on certain mail routes from sometime in the 1890"s up to around 1910. They were made with a carved cancel device. Two types of cancels are known to exist. One with an oval frame and one without the frame. Not much is known of the origin of these cancels but they could have originated from one of the authorities aboard the individual ships.

Oval Frame Ship Cancel

 

Ship Cancel Without A Frame

 

1.1 Back to
Mourning Stamp
Beginning

©2004 All rights are reserved. No part thereof may be reproduced in
any form whatsoever, whether by graphic, visual, electronic
or any other means, without the prior written permission of
Tommy W. Case