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Posted 03/24/2022   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The cancel on this Norwegian stamp reads "FIANS..."
But I haven't found any place in Norway whose name begins that way.
I'd appreciate any help in IDing this pace of cancel.

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Posted 03/24/2022   1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe EIANSKOGEN, but that appears to just be a forest.
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Posted 03/24/2022   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
FIANSVINGEN. On the coast between Kristiansand and Oslo.
Took five seconds to find on Google Maps.
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Posted 03/24/2022   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you!
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Posted 03/24/2022   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
classic paper: How were you able to do that? I have been unable to find anything on google maps when I have only part of a name.
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Posted 03/24/2022   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Curiously FIANSVINGEN is not listed in the Global Gazeteer !

Would there be another spelling?
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Posted 03/24/2022   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The answer is most likely in the fact that Fiansvingen is not a town but a bus stop in the town of Tvedestrand. Since the bus also carries the mail in these mountainous areas, Fiansvingen is probably the post office located in the bus stop.


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Posted 03/24/2022   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edziu: here's the trick. Open Google Maps and focus on the country/region/continent in question, then start typing. Google Maps defaults to searching the area in view first.
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Posted 03/24/2022   10:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The answer is most likely in the fact that Fiansvingen is not a town but a bus stop in the town of Tvedestrand. Since the bus also carries the mail in these mountainous areas, Fiansvingen is probably the post office located in the bus stop.


Fascinating, Peter, thanks, not even considered that.
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Posted 03/25/2022   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll give it a try, classic_paper!
Thank you, all.
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