A comprehensive documentation of the revenue stamps for authorities’ services which were in use in Finland before the first postage stamps. The specific character of each issue is shown. In addition to the issued colours, types, various forms of roulette, blocks and printing varieties, the research of the collector-author into the plating and sheet arrangement. The types of usage are supplemented with many, mostly unique documents.
162 pages, of which 123 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German