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Suit: 6 of Clubs 
Country: Finland 
Name: First Issue, 'small pearls' 
Year: 1856 
Denomination: 5 Kopecks 
Description: This stamp represents Finland's first issue of adhesive postage stamps, making it the fifty-eighth country after Great Britain to issue such stamps. The stamp's design consists of a large oval containing a shield of the Finnish national Coat of Arms, that is mounted with the Russian Imperial State Crown. (Finland was part of the Russian Empire under Czar Alexander II.) Under the shield are two posthorns, which have a pearl just inside the mouth of each horn. The first issue used the 'small pearls.' 
Color: Blue ink 
Used/Unused: Unused 
Perf/Imperf: Imperforate 
Catalog: Scott 1 

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