Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminuitive of δέλτος, deltos, "tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the iden- tification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
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063 - Finland

Mannerheim was one of the most impressive figures during the first three decades of the Finnish independence. He was a great man even in his own lifetime. Mannerheim’s family background was noble, Finnish and Swedish-speaking.
The paternal line of the Mannerheim family had come to Sweden from the Netherlands in the 17th century and had great influence on the conditions in Finland during the first decades of autonomy. At Gustaf’s birth, the family was one of the best-known noble families in the country.
Mannerheim’s great-grandfather Carl Erik Mannerheim (1759-1837) belonged to the Anjala League, an opposition movement during the reign of Gustav III, but survived through amnesty and purchased the Louhisaari country estate in 1795. In 1805 he was chosen chairman of the Finnish Economic Society. At the beginning of Russian rule in Finland, he was chairman of the delegation accounting for matters in Finland to Tsar Alexander I, county governor and deputy chairman of the Economic Department of the Senate (a kind of Prime Minister) 1822-1826. (

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