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Auta! Assistance With Finland, Please

 
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Posted 05/10/2021   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The cancel on this Finland stamp reads "SARJA" but I haven't found a place with that name there. SARJA translates from Finnish as "series." So is it a town cancel or what?
My thanks in advance for any help.
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Posted 05/10/2021   12:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Ed: it's a puzzler. I did a browser inquiry and came up with an ice hockey league, a model plane kit, and a current, or former, Finnish TV station. No town or village.

If no one else answers, you could try the Scandinavian Collectors Club ( www.scc-online.org ). They also have a Facebook page. I think the SCC library is housed within the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library.
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Posted 05/10/2021   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot find it in my Finland old town cancellation lists. Saarijarvi is the closest I can find.

Sarja-Maalaamo Oy is a metal coatings company in Helsinki.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 05/10/2021 1:15 pm
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Posted 05/10/2021   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sarja Post Office:
Nivala (Finland)
Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Nivala-Haapajärvi

Postcode: 85620
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Edited by NSK - 05/10/2021 1:30 pm
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Posted 05/10/2021   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a Sarja in northern Finland next to the Norwegian border:

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Posted 05/10/2021   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all of you. Put yourselves in for a raise!
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