Bus Parcel Stamps
Bus parcel stamps were introduced in Finland on January 1st, 1949. They were issued by the Finnish Post Office for use on parcels carried on motor coach services (including private companies).
The first issue comprised five values inscribed in Finnish (Autopaketti) and Swedish (Bilpaket), with a posthorn motif, value and serial number.
A pictorial design, showing a motor coach, was substituted in 1952 and the Swedish inscription changed to ‘Busspaket’.
Other sets were issued in 1963 ……
….. and 1981
As part of the 2013 Europa stamp issue, subject Postal Transport, Finland released two items. The first shows a modern postal vehicle, a Ford Transit Connect delivery van, and the second depicts a Finnish post bus – a 1933 Volvo LV-70. The post bus operation existed for 78 years, from 1921 to 1999.
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