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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2006 November 16

CONTENTS:

1.  New Additions and Listings on the Website

2.  New Scandinavian Philatelic Literature Price List

3.  Swedish Composers and Mozart Souvenir Sheet  Urgent Information

4.  NEWS FLASH!  Norway 8.50 Polar Bear Machine Stamp for Spitzbergen / Svalbard

5.  Question about Website Presentation of Town-Canceled Items

6.  Special Offers: Collections & Albums -- Great Buys

7.  Used and One-of-a-kind Philatelic Literature

1.  New Additions to the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
British Commonwealth Individual Stamps from:
Bermuda
British Guiana
British Honduras
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
More Colonies' stamps will be added over the next couple weeks, so check the full Table of Contents periodically.

British Commonwealth Collections from Bermuda to Virgin Islands have been listed (total of four pages; see them all).

U.S. Better Single Stamps

2.  New Scandinavian Philatelic Literature Price List Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
A new version of the Scandinavian Philatelic Literature Price List has been issued -- #14. A number of new books and catalogs have been added this year. To my knowledge, this is the broadest and most comprehensive Scandinavian philatelic literature price list in the world. This price list can be found on the shelves of many international postal museums and philatelic libraries. Get your copy today!

VIEW Scandinavian Philatelic Literature Price List On-Line
Always the most current, updated whenever there is a new book or a change in stock.

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3.  Swedish Composers and Mozart Souvenir Sheet -- Urgent Information Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


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(Ordering information below.)

Issued as a set of three coil stamps (including a Mozart coil stamp) and a Mozart souvenir sheet of nine stamps. The souvenir sheet presents a situation similar to the 2005 Greta Garbo souvenir sheet which increased many-fold in value and is now listed by Facit 2007 at SEK 1000 = US$140! (I have a few in stock for $75 or $110 with cylinder and counting numbers.)

The Swedish post office's announcement stated that only 40,000 Mozart souvenir sheets were printed (compared to 30,000 for Garbo), however, that was not exactly correct. In actuality, 40,000 Mozart souvenir sheets were available for sale as souvenir sheets. Additional souvenir sheets were printed and torn up so that single stamps from the souvenir sheet could be included in the year pack, collector sheet, so-called issue set, and on the first day cover. The amount of the additional quantity has not been revealed, however, it is said to be enough to meet the needs of the post office's subscribers of those items. It is important to note that ONLY SINGLES are included in the year pack and the other items, NOT the whole souvenir sheet. Thus Sweden's own subscribers did NOT automatically receive the souvenir sheet! Sweden does not reveal their number of subscribers, but I have heard estimates in the 100,000 range. Even if those estimates are wrong and it is only 50,000, there are simply not enough of these Mozart souvenir sheets to meet the eventual needs of collectors in Sweden, to say nothing of worldwide demand. It will be about a year before many collectors get their new annual catalogs & album page supplements and discover that a souvenir sheet was issued that they did not receive. Furthermore, this souvenir sheet will be made even more popular by the music topical and a broader interest in all Mozart stamps being issued in Europe this year.

I usually do not promote stamps as investments, but this souvenir sheet has excellent potential. If nothing else, I feel I have a responsibility to let you know of this situation. This is a case where I think it would be a very good idea to put 5 or 10 aside for investment.

But, there is more: Like the Garbo issue and other recent Swedish souvenir sheets, the Mozart souvenir sheet exists with cylinder numbers. Two types exist: Cylinder #1 alone and Cylinder #2 in combination with a Counting Number. Equal quantities were printed. However, I quickly discovered that distribution of these numbered souvenir sheets was very uneven -- my delivery from the Swedish post office included none. It took some work to track down a very modest supply of these two numbered types. I strongly recommend getting them very soon before prices rise. It seems that most collectors do not yet know that the numbered sheets exist.

In addition to the souvenir sheet, I believe that the issue of three coil stamps (one of which is Mozart, denominated for the inland letter rate) will quickly increase in value. Most Swedes tend to buy booklets for their stamp needs at home. It is the postal clerks that are more likely to use the easily dispensed coil stamps. Because relatively few commemorative inland letter rate coil stamps have been issued recently, I believe that the Mozart coil will see heavy use by postal clerks and that supplies will be quickly exhausted -- and quickly replaced in use by the upcoming Christmas issues. Don't overlook the coil set; commemorative inland letter rate coil stamps issued in the last 2-4 years are already listed by Facit at 2.5-3.5 times face value and there seem to be very few wholesale stocks available.

But that is not all: The Swedish post office did not issue a first day cover for the souvenir sheet. The only FDCs in existence for this popular music/composer issue are the few that are privately made by individuals. (When the Swedish post office started making officially cacheted FDCs back in the early 1980s, the few remaining commercial FDC/cachet makers went out of business.) This is the same situation as occurred with the Greta Garbo s/s FDC -- and that now sells for at least $95.00 if you can find one. (I am out of stock at this time, but am accepting want lists.) I have a very few Mozart s/s FDCs available for only $22.50 (see below).

Please order via email (these are not yet on the shopping cart system). Usual shipping and handling terms apply (please especially note costs for orders under $40).

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. Order soon!

NH set of three coil stamps (Mozart, Kraus, and Bellman):
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   per 1 set $4.25
   per 5 sets (in strips of 5 as sometimes collected in Sweden) $20.50
   per 10 sets (in strips of 5) $39.50

Official FDC with set of three coil stamps and perf 4-side single from the souvenir sheet:
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   per 1 FDC $8.70
   per 5 FDCs $39.50

Mozart NH souvenir sheet:
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   per 1 $10.50
   per 5 $49.50
   per 10 $96.00
   per 100 $925.00

   With Cylinder #1, per 1 $16.50
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   With Cylinder #2 + counting number, per 1 $16.50
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Mozart NH single stamp (perforated 4-sides) from souvenir sheet:
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   per 1 $1.90

Mozart CANCELED souvenir sheet (normal town cancel):
   per 1 $11.00
   per 5 $52.00

Mozart FDC of souvenir sheet (no official FDC exists):
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   per 1 $22.50

Note to Jay Smith & Associates New Issue Subscribers: These items (except for the numbered souvenir sheets which are not a subscription item) will be supplied at new issue prices according to your subscription. Do not order here unless you do want additional examples -- I happen to think obtaining a few more is a good idea!

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4.  NEWS FLASH!  Norway 8.50 Polar Bear Machine Stamp for Spitzbergen / Svalbard Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

(Ordering information below.)

The Norwegian post office has issued it's first stamp especially for Spitzbergen.... well, almost.

The Arctic island group of Spitzbergen, also called Svalbard, has been the subject on a few Norwegian stamp issues, most recently including a 3-stamp set and souvenir sheet issued in 2006. (I have in stock if you are interested: NH set and s/s, Official Packs for set and s/s, Official Maximum Card set, and Official FDCs for set and s/s. Please email to order.)

Private local posts operating on Spitzbergen also issued stamps in the late 1800s and early 1900s. (Available on approval from time to time; please inquire.)

And, there have been tiny Norwegian post offices operating on Spitzbergen for many years -- serving the local population of coal miners and scientists, and tourists.

Here is a Svalbard web portal site, a nice map of the region, and multiple webcams showing current weather (perpetual night as I write this). (These links will open new in windows.)

However, never has the Norwegian post office issued a stamp specifically for use on Spitzbergen... until now!

On 4 January 2006, a set of three Polar Bear machine stamps were issued for general use around Norway in the post office's stamp vending machines. The initial printing of these stamps was non-fluorescent and on white backing paper. The stamps have been popular and the 8.50 value was heavily used.

The tiny post office on Spitzbergen -- actually recently reduced to a contract postal station -- does not have a stamp vending machine, but they sell a "lot" of the 8.50 denomination of the Polar Bear stamps to visiting tourists for use on their mail sent home. The Polar Bear machine stamps were very popular -- it is a Spitzbergen Polar Bear pictured (Spitzbergen is the only Norwegian home of Polar Bears) and it is the only currently available Norwegian stamp picturing this "friendly" bear. Spitzbergen exhausted their own supply of the 8.50 value and general use around Norway finished off the rest.

In anticipation of the busier summer tourist season, Spitzbergen ordered additional supplies of the 8.50 stamp only to be told that supplies were exhausted.

Norwegian postal authorities ordered a new printing of the 8.50 value of the Polar Bear stamps. However, the specialized printing company was temporarily out of the previously used self-adhesive paper (non-fluorescent stamps on white backing paper). Instead, apparently unknown to the postal authorities, they printed on fluorescent stamp paper on yellow backing paper.

Because these stamps were intended for Spitzbergen, the vast majority were sent to Spitzbergen, where almost all were used on mail during the 2006 tourist season. My information is that only 150 stamps were not sent to Spitzbergen. Additionally it appears that after the tourist season, 500 stamps were returned to Oslo -- that means that roughly 650 mint stamps exist (plus a few purchased by tourists, but not used). It is important to remember in all this that what you are reading here may be the first public announcement of this information and that most collectors have yet to learn of the existence of this stamp.

Obviously this "Spitzbergen" Polar Bear stamp will be very scarce, or perhaps even rare. As the first "official" (i.e. not a private local post) stamp specially printed for Spitzbergen use, it is essentially "Spitzbergen #1".

By the way, machine stamps are real stamps. Some collectors mistakenly think they are meters or related to meters, but they are not. They are real stamps because they can be used from any location in the country, on any date, and by any mailer. (In contrast, meters can only be used from the licensed location of the meter, on the date of the meter and by the licensee of the meter.) Machine stamps are "new technology", but they are stamps and are of ever-increasing interest to collectors.

I may be the only stamp dealer aware of this stamp and the only one who can offer any examples. Obviously supplies are extremely limited.


Please order via email (this stamp is not yet on the shopping cart system). Usual shipping and handling terms apply (please especially note costs for orders under $40).

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. Order soon!

Spitzbergen Polar Bear 8.50 Machine Stamp (fluorescent stamp, yellow backing paper:
   per 1 $12.00
   per 5 $65.00
   per 10 $135.00
Note: Yes, these do cost more for larger quantities. The purpose is to promote wider availability to more of my regular clients. However, since so few are available, this has terrific investment potential at these low prices.

Note to Jay Smith & Associates New Issue Subscribers: This stamp will be supplied at new issue price according to your subscription. Do not order here unless you do want additional examples -- I happen to think obtaining a few more is a good idea!

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5.  Question about Website Presentation of Town-Canceled Items Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
I would like your opinion about how I should present town-canceled items on the website. This includes individual stamps with excellent town postmarks, covers bearing town postmarks, and postal stationery with town postmarks. The emphasis is on items with collectible-quality postmarks, not just any used stamp or cover.

Originally I had assumed that I would divide the presentation of these areas by their physical characteristics: stamps, covers, and stationery each in a separate section divided up alphabetically and/or regionally. However, that is more work for me and, for the person who collects postmarks from a particular town or region, that would mean they would have to look in at least three places on the website.

I then thought that the different physical items could be all in one structure, organized alphabetically by town postmark. (And potentially also in another structure as well, organized by region, if the information is readily available to do so.) However, it occurs to me that the collector of individual stamps with VF postmarks might be annoyed by the presence of covers and cards in the same section; or that the collector only of covers might be annoyed by stamps in the same section.

What do you think? Which approach would you prefer? Email me.

Note that covers and stationery would also be presented in appropriate sections for the stamp issues on cover and cover usages, or by the stationery issue. A nice feature of our custom-built database is that items can be viewed in multiple categories (web pages or price list sections).
6.  Special Offers: Collections & Albums -- Great Buys Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
See listings down a couple inches...

I am constantly buying large and small Scandinavian, U.S., and Worldwide. If you are considering getting into a new area and would like a "starter collection" (whether small or large), let me know about your interest. Also, if you are seeking used binders or used empty albums to match what you currently have, again, let me know. In the process of buying Scandinavian collections, many of my long-time clients (or their estates) ask that I assist in selling the non-Scandinavian portion of their collections. If there is something you are looking for, just let me know. Take a look at the current listings on the web site (but if you don't see your interest listed, please inquire -- most have not been listed on the web site yet).

I guarantee your satisfaction. Each item is one of a kind; orders will be filled in order of receipt. Payment by MasterCard or Visa suggested, but I will hold items for 10 days pending receipt of your check or money order if you prefer.

Useful Links:
Scandinavia: Thousands of Stamps and Covers!
U.S. Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!
World Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!
Scandinavian Collections
U.S. and World (Non-Scandinavian) Collections
Used Albums & Binders

Collections:

#731037   Bermuda Collection 1865-1996
About 400 different mint and used, plus some duplicates (a few both mint and used, couple blocks, some extra shades and varieties in the Caravels). Mounted on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). All reigns represented and includes some mint sets. We note only a very few tiny faults, but nearly all will be F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. These is also a decent #3 spacefiller ($80) which is not counted in the catalog value. Scott 2007 retail is $640. Overall a very useful representation of this popular colony. $189.00
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#731038   British Guiana Collection 1862-1983
About 190 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including a useful selection of the Seal of the Colony sailing ship issues. Condition is better than usual, even on the early issues, with only a couple of slight faults (#34 nibbed perfs) and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of the later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is about $320. Couple of ship issues with revenue cancels not counted in catalog value! $79.00
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#731039   British Honduras Collection 1866-1989
About 190 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). A useful range of all reigns including some mint sets. We note only a couple of minor faults (#7 thin), but virtually all F-VF or better with much VF. Scott 2007 retail is over $320. $89.00
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#731040   Cayman Islands Collection 1905-1994
About 225 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). Most periods represented including a useful selection of QEII issues, but sparse before 1935. Condition is nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is about $325. $95.00
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#731053   Czechoslovakia Collection 1918-1992
Many hundred different, mostly used, on Minkus and other pages. All periods well represented with many large colorful topical issues. The album pages show traces of age toning at edges, but the stamps have not been affected. Condition is F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Here is a chance to fill in many, many album spaces at a very modest cost. $59.00
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#731041   Dominica Collection 1877-1988
About 235 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including some mint sets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is about $285. $85.00
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#731042   Grenada Collection 1863-1991
About 525 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including useful medium values and some mint sets and souvenir sheets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is about $490. Also a couple of revenues which were not counted in the catalog value. $149.00
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#731043   Jamaica Collection 1860-1996
About 475 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including a useful selection of Queen Elizabeth II mint sets. Also there are a number of used blocks and multiples (value figured only as singles). Condition is better than usual, with only a very few slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is about $510 (plus a couple of revenues not counted in the catalog value). $159.00
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#731044   Leeward Islands Collection 1890-1953
63 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty pages. All periods represented. Condition is better than usual, nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $108. $29.00
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#731045   Montserrat Collection 1884-1988
About 180 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including some mint sets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $190. $59.00
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#731055   Russia Collection 1875-1991
Many hundred different, mint and used, on Minkus and other pages. This ranges from Imperial Arms issues to a Back-of-Book selection of Russian States. Enormous range of large colorful topicals (paintings, sports, animals, space, etc.). Majority used, but does include some later mint sets and souvenir sheets of 1970s-80s. F-VF or better throughout, with a high percentage VF. $69.00
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#731046   Saint Kitts - Nevis Collection
About 410 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including early St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Kitts-Nevis, and recent independent St. Kitts and Nevis. Includes some mint sets. Overall condition is better than usual, with only a few slight faults in the early issues and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $435. $129.00
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#731047   Saint Lucia Collection 1864-1993
About 565 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including scattered older issues with stronger representation after 1935 including a useful selection of mint sets and souvenir sheets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $575. $169.00
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#731048   Saint Vincent Collection 1871-1991
About 390 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). No early classics, but all other periods represented including later Queen Victoria heads and a useful selection of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II mint sets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $230. $69.00
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#731049   Trinidad Collection 1864-1909
About 35 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty pages. Includes Britannias, Queen Victoria heads and postage dues. Also a couple Tobago. Condition varies from slight faults to many F-VF. Scott 2007 retail is $175. $45.00
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#731050   Trinidad and Tobago Collection 1912-
About 260 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including some mint sets. Condition is better than usual, with only a couple of slight faults and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $245. $69.00
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#731051   Turks and Caicos Islands Collection 1882-1996
Over 200 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). All periods represented including some mint sets and a couple of older blocks. Only a few slight faults in early issues and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $213 (Turks $83; Turks and Caicos $130). $49.00
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#731052   Virgin Islands Collection 1866-1990
About 190 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty and other pages (the Specialty pages run to 1975). Early issues sparse, but does include some 1960s-70s mint sets. Condition is better than usual with only a couple of slight faults in early issues and nearly all F-VF or better with the majority of later issues VF. Scott 2007 retail is $215, plus a reperforated #4 not counted in the catalog value. $49.00
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Albums and Supplies:

#731065   Stender Superb DENMARK Hingless Album, New and Complete To Date
Brand-new album including all the latest supplement pages right up to date. Hingeless, i.e. with clear mounts already installed in the album. All you need to do is add the stamps. What is the catch? This brand-new album is a couple years old from the previous printing (no difference in content) and the subtle color shade of all the pages does not match exactly with the most recent supplements. I just found it on the shelf hidden behind some other albums. Currently, as it is offered, it is in ONE Green Superb binder and slip case of the style available a couple years ago. The current price (in one binder) is about $460!!! This binder is full; it will immediately need another binder. The binder that it is in has a small (one inch) split on edge; many people might not notice. If you happen to have a spare Stender binder, then you are all set (only Stender binders will fit Stender pages.) Otherwise..... OPTION #1 ADD ONE Green BINDER AND SLIP CASE (newer style: is close, but does not exactly match) for $56.00 additional ($70.45 regular price). OPTION #2A INSTEAD have TWO new-style BINDERS ONLY (your choice of red, green, blue) for $69.00 additional for the pair ($89 regular price). OPTION #2B INSTEAD have TWO new-style BINDERS AND SLIP CASES (your choice of red, green, blue) for $120.00 additional for the pair ($140.90 regular price). However you approach it, this is an extremely good price for a brand-new album. Do not hesitate! (Remember, I am the North American distributor for Stender Albums and I can supply the future annual supplements.) $330.00
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#731034   Scott Specialty 3-Inch Large 2-Post Binder with Slipcase
Like-new condition, fresh and clean; most people would assume it is new. Never had a label applied to the spine and looks great. Slip case in matching like-new condition. Current new retail is about $83.00 for the set of binder and slip case. UP TO THREE (3) AVAILABLE. $39.00 each
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7.  Used and One-of-a-kind Philatelic Literature Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Most of these books are one-of-a-kind, thus be sure to order early. This is just a tiny glimpse of the used books available. Please take a look at the complete Literature Specials price list -- it has much more to offer. I welcome your want list for any Scandinavian books you are seeking. "New" books will be in brand-new condition. "Used" books will be used, though in attractive and serviceable condition; these books may contain minor owner's marks and have typical wear, but any significant defects will be noted in the description. Most "used" books are in much better condition than you might think; many are pristine.

#731060   Faroe GF10 Postage Stamps And Postmarks Catalog 1988
Excellent specialized catalog of the stamps, postmarks, varieties, Christmas seals, first flights, WWII postal history, and ship cancels, and more! Brand new copy. $7.00
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#731061   Faroe GF10 Postage Stamps And Postmarks Catalog 1986
Excellent specialized catalog of the stamps, postmarks, varieties, Christmas seals, first flights, WWII postal history, and ship cancels, and more! Brand new copy. $5.00
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#731063   Greenland DAKA GF5 Specialized Catalog 1984
Complete ENGLISH text. Lists all regular stamps, varieties, meters, souvenir cards, stamp cards, year packs, booklets, flight covers, aerogram forms (photoletters), Christmas seals, savings stamps, Rockwell Kent airmail stamp, Thule locals, postal rates, etc. Brand new copy. $5.00
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#731062   Greenland DAKA GF5 Specialized Catalog 1981
Complete ENGLISH text. Lists all regular stamps, varieties, meters, souvenir cards, booklets, flight covers, aerogram forms (photoletters), Christmas seals, savings stamps, Rockwell Kent airmail stamp, Thule locals, etc. Brand new copy. $3.00
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#731057   Scandinavian Christmas Seal Catalog 1990
(Christoffersen, 1990; Nordisk Julemaerke Katalog 12990; 9th ed.) This is the most recent (and last) edition of this catalog. This edition includes only the national and "major" issuers, however, even that consumes 424pages! Fully illustrated and priced. Very useful and especially valuable used in combination with Volume 2 of the 1987-88 edition. In Danish, but easy to use and includes Danish-English word list. Out of print and nearly impossible to find. Used in very good with just a few unobtrusive inventory markings. $29.00
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#731056   Scandinavian Christmas Seal Catalog 1987-88, Volume 1-2
(Christoffersen, 1987; Nordisk Julemaerke Katalog 1987-88 Bind 1-2; 8th ed.) This is the most recent (and last) edition that includes the "smaller" and "local" as well as the national Scandinavian Christmas Seals. (The 1990, 9th edition included only the national and "major" issuers). A total of about 1160 pages, fully illustrated and priced. Absolutely necessary for any collector of more than the main issues. In Danish, but easy to use and includes Danish-English word list. Out of print and nearly impossible to find. Used in very good with just a few unobtrusive inventory markings. $59.00
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#731058   The Private Local Posts of Denmark, Deluxe Edition with Facsimiles
(Christensen and Ringstrom, 1974) The superb ENGLISH-language "bible" of this fascinating area. The best work to date, fully illustrated and priced in US$ (as of 1974). This has been described as one of the most finely produced works of philatelic literature. Hardbound, quarter leather, marbled binding, etc. A masterpiece. Absolutely crucial to any collector of Danish locals. (This book is so good that I purchased the publication rights from the estates of the two authors.) Out of print and out of stock everywhere that I know of; the last new copy I found cost me $110 a few years ago! Like-new quality except for the dust jacket. $95.00
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#731059   Modern Faroe Varieties and Sheet Types 1982 - GF11
(von Wowern, 1982) Illustrated catalog of constant varieties and sheet position types of certain Faroe stamps up to 1982. Appears to include some information not in the only other edition of GF11. Full English (and Danish) text. Very useful. It has been a long time since I was last able to offer this book. Pristine like-new condition. $13.00
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#731035   2005 Scott Catalog Volume 5 (P-Sl countries)
Used, in virtually brand-new condtion. Pristine. $18.00
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#731036   2005 Scott Catalog Volume 6 (So-Z countries), Missing Sweden Pages
Used, virtually brand-new condtion, but missing Sweden pages and binding somewhat loose as a result. Otherwise the pages are pristine. $13.00
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#731064   Michel German Postal Rate Handbook 2001
An important book valuable to any collector of German covers or postal rates. Though entirely in German, this is a very useful book, especially since there is no similar publication in English. Starts with the German States (1849) and runs into the late 1990s. 279+ pages absolutely packed with valuable information. Absolutely brand new copy, originally $44.50. $32.00
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SWEDEN
Official Blackprint
1856/1862 Local Stamp
Very Limited Supply!
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Official blackprint/reprint made in 1930 to aid in study of the printing plate. Ungummed on thick card, as issued. Seldom offered.
Single $12.00
Pair $22.00
Block $40.00


Other reprints also available.



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Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
World Classic Seal Design
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Seldom offered and rarely at such a low price! A once-in-a-lifetime purchase allows me to share the savings with you.
NH VF normally $60.00!
NH VF Only $36.00!


(A few others $18-$48.
1904 and 1905 also available.)



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DANISH "STAMP COINS"
From World War II
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SET OF TWO.
Only $16.00!
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SWEDISH LADYBUG VERTICAL COIL "ERROR"
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Unplanned Vertical Coil "Error" Stamp.
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Updated 17 January 2019

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SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS BY POSTAL MAIL
Over 100 pages of price lists are available by postal mail. While these will eventually also be available on the web, I am not quite there yet. Request your copy of the printed price lists today.
SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS ON THE WEB Take a look at my specific country price lists and topic price lists on the web.
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If you prefer to examine stamps and compare them to your collection, before you purchase, you will very much enjoy my approval service. Send your want list today.
Stender Scandinavian Stamp Albums
Albums made in Scandinavia, by Scandinavians make the most sense. Well designed and attractive, these extremely price competitive albums will make a great home for your collection. See the complete price list.
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