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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 February 1


CONTENTS:

1.  News & Comment: Ice Storm and Super Bowl

2.  New Items on Website

3.  Stender Album Price Increase Coming 2/15-- Buy Before Prices Go Up!

4.  Stender Album Supplements

5.  New Price List of Scandinavian Year Packs

6.  Sweden Booklet Handbook Supplements

7.  New Danish Book

8.  Modern/Recent United States USED Sheets (and Mint too)

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

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

1.  News & Comment: Ice Storm and Super Bowl Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Are you a football (American) fan? If so, you will undoubtedly watch the Super Bowl this weekend and perhaps not spend time with your stamp collection. However, it seems that philatelists are more likely to work with their collections than watch the Super Bowl. If you are in that category, please take some time this weekend to look through my website for items and information of interest to you.

As I write this, there is actually snow on the ground in Snow Camp. Despite the name, we don't see much snow here. (We are located in the north central part of the state, between Greensboro and Chapel Hill, not in the mountains as the name would suggest.) The forecast is for a changeover to sleet and then perhaps up to 12 hours of freezing rain. Wish us luck.

[Update: While we did get rain, the temperature was 34 degrees (F), saving us from an ice storm.]

2.  New Items on Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
The New Arrivals include a variety of items in the following categories:

Denmark Diverse
Finland Stamps
Iceland Stamps
Iceland Covers
Sweden Stamps

There are also new pages with interesting material for
United States First Day Covers
United States Postal Stationery

3.  Stender Album Price Increase Coming 2/15-- Buy Before Prices Go Up! Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Though I have held the line on Stender Album prices for three years, the publisher increases prices nearly every year and more pages are added every year. With continued weakness of the U.S. dollar and increasing prices from the publisher, I am forced to increase prices as of 15 February.

Despite the coming increase, Stender continues to have the lowest-priced Scandinavian albums I am aware of.

Orders received prior to 15 February will be filled at the old prices, to the extent of stock on hand. Please place your order as soon as possible. Review your collection: Is it time to expand with another binder? Do you want to add a slip case to protect your collection? Would you like to have some blank pages to include other items in your album? Have you been considering adding a new country album to you collection? Act now.

I offer Stender Albums because I feel that they are the best albums for the Scandinavian countries. If you are still unsure, I will be happy to send the album to you on approval. I guarantee your satisfaction.

4.  Stender Album Supplements Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
The annual Stender Album page supplements will be sent out very soon. In the next few days, I will be mailing out Stender Supplement Reservation Confirmation/Order forms to those folks who own Stender Albums. Please wait until you receive that form before contacting me.

(If you obtained your album from another source and have not previously received supplements from me, please do contact me now.)

Please review the confirmation to make sure that I have your correct reservation. If you pay by credit card, please verify that the number and expiration date are still correct (shipment of many supplements is delayed because I am not informed of number/date changes). If you pay by check, please send your payment using the information on the confirmation/order form. Due to many past problems, I do not mail Stender supplements prior to receiving payment.

5.  New Price List of Scandinavian Year Packs Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
The 2006 year packs were added to my website listings over the last few weeks. The quickest way to find the listings (including older year packs), is to go to the Scandinavian Price Lists Table of Contents and select the desired country link (near the top of the page) to go to the specific Country Table of Contents.

Important Note: For the countries of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland, the year pack price lists on the website are complete with all additional stamps that the post offices did not include in the year packs (and which most people do want). However, for all the other countries, the website listings still only include the year pack itself and not the missing items. For the complete updated price list with all missing items, you need the printed or PDF version of the price list which can be downloaded or requested for postal mail delivery.

As mentioned, the updated printed or PDF price list is available. It includes all Scandinavian year packs since the first was issued in 1967, and also lists the items that the post offices failed to include, but which are wanted my most collectors. You can download the price list as a 6-page PDF file, or you can email me to request a copy by postal mail.

What is the difference between a Year PACK and a Year SET?

Year PACKs are the officially packaged year set as issued by the post office; it is usually in an attractive folder or pack. The post office decides what to include in a year pack and they often fail to include everything that most collectors want. There is typically NO extra cost for recent year packs. However, many people do collect year packs as year packs and the older ones often become scarce and more costly. (For that reason it is a good idea not to discard the empty year pack folder if you put the stamps in your album; years later you can put the stamps back in the folder and perhaps get a higher price for it.)

Year SETs are simply a group of all the stamps issued in the year. There is no special packaging. What is included in a Year SET is up to the stamp dealer who supplies it. For a variety of reasons, most other stamp dealers do not seem to be aware of all the stamps that have been issued (and how they will be collected) and thus my clients tell me that that many year sets they have obtained from other sources tend not to be as complete as they expected. Year sets that I supply ARE complete with the items that most collectors want; if there is any item that a client does not want in their collection, it does not have to be purchased. For the last few years, it is just as inexpensive to get the Year PACK (plus the missing items) as it is to get a Year SET. However, prior to 5-7 years, it is usually cheaper to purchase the Year SET.

I do not currently have a Year SET price list available, however, I can supply year sets for all the Scandinavian countries. What are you seeking?

6.  Sweden Booklet Handbook Supplements Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
The large, 2-volume handbook for Swedish machine-made booklets is an incredible work. There are a lot more varieties of these booklets than most people are aware of. It includes all details on production, the covers, the contents, varieties, and of course the marginal markings such as cylinder numbers, counting numbers, spine prints, etc. This publication is out of print, however, I do get gently used copies from time to time. If you are seeking a copy, please email to let me know of your interest; I will be happy to inform you when one is available.

Though the handbook is out of print, it is still regularly supplemented with updates to existing pages (it is a loose-leaf publication) and with pages for the new booklet issues. I am about to order more supplies of supplements. If you have this book and would like to bring it up to date, email to inform me of the LAST BOOKLET NUMBER listed in your copy of the handbook.

There is also a handbook for the Swedish Slot-Machine / Vending-Machine Booklets. It is still available from me. (No supplement has yet been issued because none has been needed.)

7.  New Danish Book Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
A very interesting new book on Danish Postal Forms has shown up. Though published in 2002, it is not well known. It is a must-have reference for any collector of Danish covers or postal history and will also be important for any collector focusing on covers bearing particular stamp issues. See the full description.

8.  Modern/Recent United States USED Sheets (and Mint too) Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Do you collect modern used United States stamps? If so, you really should see my several-page price list of modern/recent used U.S. full sheets. These include both single-design and multiple-design sheets.

The listings start here and run to the most recent issues. Airmail issues are also listed.

Though the "most recent" listings end at January 2006, I do also have used full sheets of just about every issue from that time to present. I just have not had time to get them onto the website. If there are any issues you are seeking, please email to inquire.

These canceled sheets (also souvenir sheets and booklets) were canceled on controlled mail and in payment for postage due and postal fees. All are in excellent quality. If you have been looking for them, you know that such attractive canceled sheets, souvenir sheets, and booklets can be quite hard to obtain.

Do you collect modern mint (never hinged) U.S. stamps? On different web pages you will find listings for modern mint sheets, starting here and going to the most recent. Also airmails. In addition to what is on the website, I also have a very large stock (two full file cabinet drawers) of complete mint sheets from the 1930s to 1990s as well as the most recent sheets from 2006 and 2007; both of these areas are not yet on the website. Please let me know what you are seeking; I probably have it. I also have an extensive stock of mint and used U.S. single stamps and plate blocks.
9.  Special Offers: Collections & Albums -- Great Buys Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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:
Scandinavian Collections
U.S. and World (Non-Scandinavian) Collections
Used Albums & Binders

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

#731122   Sweden Collection 1958-1998
Over 1325 different, neatly mounted on Scott Specialty 2-post/3-ring pages which run through 1995. Nearly all used. The highlight of this collection is a strong range of used commemoratives of the 1970s-90s (many of which are difficult to find used). Condition of the early issues is a bit mixed, but from 1891 on will be virtually all F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. $179.00
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UNITED STATES COLLECTIONS

#731123   United States Collection 1940-82
Collection of several hundred different, mint and used, on a mixture of Linn, Ka-Be, and Harris album pages. Nearly complete for the 3c-20c period and includes some blocks and plate blocks. Among the mint (most hinged, but some NH) we note premium items such as the state flags, state birds, Bicentennial souvenir sheets, etc. Condition is F-VF or better with nearly all VF. Face value of the mint is $122.92, so this is a good buy at our asking price. Keep what you need for your collection and you can still use the rest for postage! $120.00
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#731126   U.S. Older Accumulation
Many thousands of older U.S. used roughly sorted by issues in envelopes. Regular issues are heavy in First Bureaus, Washington-Franklins, and 1920s. Commemoratives run from Columbians to Overrun Countries. Large quantities of common values with many medium to better values scattered throughout. Enormous catalog value but very mixed condition (majority of the better items have faults). Best items I spotted were a 90c Perry spacefiller (#229, cat $140) and a damaged 30c Columbian. This lot has not been checked by us for better types of First Bureaus, precancels, 634As, scarcer Washington-Franklin types, etc., so despite the condition problems, there is potential here for finding hidden value. This lot will surely reward anyone willing to devote some time to figuring out what it really contains! $179.00
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#731127   U.S. 1938 Presidential Accumulation
Cigar box containing many hundreds used 1938 Presidential issues. Well proportioned, meaning there are many medium and higher values (I saw at least one $5 Coolidge) and no excessive quantities of low values. Also, you will find useful blocks, coils, precancels, etc. Condition is generally F-VF. I do not know whether this contains a complete set or not; the only one who will know is the buyer who sorts it all out! $20.00
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#731129   U.S. Used Regular Issue Multiples 1933-91
Collection of over 125 used regular issue multiples mounted on pages. This includes blocks ranging in size from 4 up to 50, plus coil pairs and strips, booklet panes, and even a few plate blocks. There are two line blocks plus a block of 15 of the $1 Wilson and a strip of 3 of the $2 Harding. Condition is mostly F-VF or better with much VF. A pleasing assemblage of accent pieces! $20.00
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#731133   U.S. Used Plate Number Coil Collection 1981-91
Mounted collection of used coils with plate numbers between 1891//2609, totalling 137 items (singles, pairs, or strips). Enormous variety with very minor duplication. A few have minor condition problems, but nearly all F-VF or better with many VF. A difficult group to assemble as these are seldom found in any concentrated quantity. Scott 2006 retail is $176.60. $49.00
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#731143   U.S. Collection 1981-95
Balance of a U.S. Collection from 1981 to 1995 on Scott National album pages in near-new 3-inch 2-post Scott Green National binder (itself worth $25+). Mint and used regular issues, commemoratives and airmails. Includes some mint se-tenant blocks and a set of 1987 Wildlife singles. Condition is F-VF or better with a large percentage VF. The mint stamps are hinged. Face value of the mint is over $74. When you add the value of the premium items, the used, and the binder, this should be an excellent opportunity at a price only slightly more than the actual face value, album pages, and the binder! $99.00
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#731130   U.S. Commemorative Collection 1893-1966
Collection of 445 different commemoratives, mint and used, on Linder hingeless album pages. Some are present both mint and used. Early years sparse; fairly complete from 1936-66. Nearly all F-VF or better with much VF. A nice basic collection on usable pages. $24.00
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#731131   U.S. Commemorative Used Blocks 1930-93
About 590 mostly different used commemorative blocks. Mostly blocks of 4 including some plate blocks, with some much larger multiples. Quite a few se-tenant multiple design issues. There are also some additional strips (such as Postal People) and some plate number singles. Condition is nearly all clean and sound, F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. This must have taken a long time to accumulate and assemble. A wonderful opportunity for anyone who is fond of used multiples! $59.00
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#731141   U.S. Bicentennial Collection
Scott Stamp Album of the Bicentennial Era, Part One: "A Land Discovered...A Nation Born" and Part Two: "Countdown to Independence" with various historical stamp issues on appropriately illustrated and annotated pages to 1976, plus an outline of the yet-to-be-commemorated events of 1777-1783. The collection is not complete but does contain about 165 mint stamps ranging from 2c reds and other 1930s issues to the first Bicentennial year se-tenant isseus, nearly all NH and VF. The album pages are handsomely designed and very attractive! $19.00
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#731151   U.S. Airmail First Day Covers Collection 1938-80
Collection of 75 mostly cacheted first day covers (72 airmails plus 1 certified mail and 2 special delivery). Vast majority unaddressed. Quite a few franked by blocks of 4. Some better cachet makers present (Ioor, Grimsland, McCawley, Fleetwood [many], etc.), VF. Housed in a slightly worn padded Elle binder. A very attractive assemblage with considerable individual retail value. $69.00
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#731145   U.S. First Day Covers 1940-49
Collection of 80 different cacheted first day covers of the middle 3c period. Many unaddressed, many franked by blocks of 4. Many less common cachet makers present: we note Farnham, Macos, Rice, Coulthard, Cachet Craft, Staehle, Ioor, Pent Arts, McCawley, Fulton, etc. Housed in a slightly worn but serviceable padded Elle binder; contents all VF. MANY of these covers will retail for several dollars each! This is most definatly a superior group! $99.00
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#731146   U.S. First Day Covers 1950-58
Collection of 118 different commemorative and regular issue cacheted first day covers. Nearly all unaddressed, many franked by blocks of 4. Includes various 1954 regular issues to 40c Marshall. We note some less common cachet makers present including a couple Staehle, 1 Anderson, several Pent Arts, etc. Housed in a padded Elle binder which is somewhat the worse for wear, but the covers are all VF. There are some better FDCs here with an individual retail of probably at least $200. $79.00
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#731147   U.S. First Day Covers 1959-66
Collection of 123 different cacheted first day covers of the 4c-5c era. Nearly all unaddressed, many franked by blocks of 4. Includes some of the less common cachet makers: we saw a couple Fleugels, 1 Chickering, some early Fleetwoods, etc. Housed in a somewhat worn padded Elle binder, but the covers are all VF. There is certainly over $200 of individual retail value here. $69.00
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#731148   U.S. First Day Covers 1966-73
Collection of 122 different cacheted unaddressed first day covers of the 5c-8c era. Includes early se-tenants, $1 Airlift, and the 6c Historic Flags. Includes many less common cachet makers including quite a few Fleetwood, Cover Craft, etc. (Some of these retail several dollars each.) Housed in a servicable padded Elle binder, all VF. A very attractive group with individual retail value well over $200 and probably near $300. $79.00
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#731149   U.S. First Day Covers 1973-78
Collection of 77 different cacheted unaddressed first day covers of the 8c-13c era. Many se-tenant issues and Bicentennial thematics. Various cachets including many Cover Craft and Fleetwood. A colorful and attractive group in a padded Elle binder, VF. A strong value. $49.00
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#731150   U.S. First Day Covers 1978-80
Collection of 37 different Fleetwood cacheted unaddressed first day covers of the 13c-15c era. Many topicals including sports, animals, Black Heritage, etc. Housed in a padded Elle cover album, VF. $19.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

#731132   United Nations Mint Postal Stationery 1952-75
Collection of 27 different early postal stationery envelopes, postal cards, and aerogrammes on Minkus pages. Includes the scarce first two aerogrammes (UC1-2). All mint and VF. Scott 2006 retail is $42.45. $16.00
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#731125   Australia Collection 1966-95
Collection of over 1100 mostly different stamps on Scott Specialty album 2-post pages in near-new 3-inch green Scott binder with matching Scott Australia label. Mint and used (majority used), nearly complete for the period including a great many of the more recent issues which are often scarcer used. Lots and lots of large colorful topicals! Clean and neatly mounted, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail for the stamps (without the album or binder) is $683.71. A very attractive collection from a popular area! $229.00
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#731112   Botswana Collection 1966-96
Collection of 180 nearly all different stamps on album pages. A few mint but mostly used including many which are difficult to find used. Many colorful topicals, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $172.26. $49.00
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#731124   Canada Collection 1951-95
Collection of 1245 mostly different stamps on Scott Specialty album 2-post pages in near-new 2-inch green Scott binder with matching label. Mint and used (majority used), fairly well filled in for the period including a great many of the more recent issues which can be difficult to find used. Loads of colorful topicals (art, sports, dinosaurs, etc., etc.). Clean and neatly mounted, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail for the stamps without the album or binder is $548.40. A very useful collection if you need the modern issues! $169.00
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#731113   Ghana Collection 1957-82
Collection of 348 nearly all different stamps on album pages. This one comes in two parts: 10 1957-62 complete mint NH; 2) from 1963 on, mostly used. (This is actually the more interesting part. Anyone who has ever attempted to collect Ghana postally used will attest to how difficult a challenge that is.) Condition is virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $162.90. $45.00
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#731140   British Commonwealth and Canada First Day Covers
About 90 different cacheted first day covers of the 1960s-80s. Mostly British Commonwealth; about 60% are Canada plus some Great Britain, Australia, Niue, etc., and a few foreign with British themes such as Princess Diana. Many franked by complete colorful commemorative sets, blocks of 4, or souvenir sheets. Some Fleetwoods. Mostly unaddressed and all VF. Many of these covers would retail for several dollars each, so our price as a group should be quite appealing! $49.00
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#731138   British Pacific Islands Collection
Over 300 mostly different mint and used mounted on pages. Six colonies represented: Brunei ($43), Labuan ($74), New Hebrides ($29), North Borneo ($76), Pitcairn ($33), and Tonga ($41). Includes some mint sets, a few blocks, even a few used Tonga free-form issues which are almost never seen used! Condition is F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Total Scott 2007 retail is $299.45. $99.00
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#731142   Hungary Accumulation
Cigar box containing perhaps a couple thousand older Hungary issues (mostly pre-1960). Mostly common, but wide variety and includes at least a few less common (I saw one glassine envelope containing some mint Romanian Occupation issues). Condition is typical of older off-paper mixture: generally F-VF or better. I doubt you will find any great rarities here, but I have NOT looked at it closely. This lot should be lots of fun to sort through! $24.00
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#731116   Kenya Collection 1963-95
Mounted collection of 215 mostly different mint and used stamps on album pages. Includes a few mint commemorative sets and many colorful topicals. Many of the more recent issues are quite difficult to find used! With only a couple minor exceptions, condition is virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail totals $234.95. A nice representation of the modern period of Kenya! $59.00
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#731111   Lesotho Collection 1966-89
Over 150 different mint and used on album pages. Mostly colorful topicals including some mint commemorative sets, all clean, sound, and VF. Scott 2007 retail is $73.20. $19.00
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#731118   Malawi Collection 1964-91
Collection of 190 different, mint and used, on album pages. Includes some mint commemorative sets and many colorful topicals (some of the used later issues can be very difficult to find used). With only couple of exceptions, condition is virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $111.95. $29.00
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#731139   Sand Dunes, Etc. Accumulation
Disorganized accumulation of Trucial States (plus a few other Mongolia, Redonda, etc). Must be a couple (or more?) thousand large pictorials, nearly all used. Enormous range of colorful topicals: sports, space, animals, art, etc., etc. Condition is mostly VF (a few are lightly stuck, but these seem to separate with a little care). After you have taken out what you need for you topical collections, you should still be able to cover many square feet of stamp room wall space with this one! Given renewed interest in these issues, there just might be some "better" items hidden in here. $39.00
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#731134   Samoa Collection 1914-97
Mounted collection of 147 mostly different, mint and used, on various pages. King George V and VI periods well represented. The post-1960 period has some mint sets and souvenir sheets plus scattered used singles. Condition throughout is F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2007 retail is $110.70. $39.00
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#731135   Sarawak Collection 1871-1957
Modest collection of 81 stamps, mostly different, mint and used, mounted on pages. Sir Charles Brooke, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II all represented. Condition is F-VF or better with much VF. Scott 2007 retail is $108. $34.00
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#731136   Singapore Collection 1948-94
Mounted collection of 259 mostly different, mint and used, on various pages. Includes some better medium and higher values, a few used blocks, and some mint or used sets. Condition runs F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2007 retail is $231.40. $69.00
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#731137   Solomon Islands Collection 1913-87
Mounted collection of 208 mostly different, mint and used, on various pages. Includes some mint sets, a few blocks of 4, and some later used which can be quite difficult to find used. Condition is F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2007 retail totals $113.15. $39.00
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#731115   Switzerland Collection 1882-1995
Mounted collection of 449 stamps mounted on pages. Mostly different (a few in blocks of 4), nearly all used. Early issues sparse; most of this lot falls in the period from 1958 on. It includes many issues of the 1970s to 1990s which are much harder to find used than those of the earlier period. Condition is clean and sound, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $280.20. $79.00
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#731117   Tanzania Collection 1964-91
Collection of 268 mostly different stamps on album pages. Some mint but mostly used. Nice representation of the modern issues of this exotic country. Nearly all are colorful topicals including many of the later issues which are very difficult to find used, nearly all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $178.95. $49.00
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#731119   Uganda Collection 1962-95
Collection of 98 different mint and used on album pages. Mostly colorful topicals including some mint sets, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $68.20. $16.00
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#731109   Zambia Collection 1964-93
Nice selection of 167, nearlly all different, mounted on pages. A few mint but mostly used. Many colorful topicals depicting the culture and fauna and flora of this exotic area, virtually all VF. Includes items which are rather difficult to find used. Scott 2007 retail is $160. $39.00
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#731110   Zimbabwe Collection 1980-97
Collection of 130 stamps mounted on pages. Nearly all different. A few mint but mostly used. Many colorful topicals some of which are quite hard to find used, virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $104.35. $29.00
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#731128   Scott 1886 Worldwide Stamp Album
"The Philatelists Album for American and Foreign Postage Stamps" published by the Scott Stamp and Coin Co. in 1886. Contains a few stamps of no particular value (including 90% of a 2c Express Rider #113). This is a charming artifact from philatelys infancy when the population of the U.S. was 50 million and a mint set of 8 values of the 1857-60 issue was priced at $5.00!! The album pages are intact but separated from the cover at the spine. The cover is a bit worn as one would expect due to its age. Overall a truly classic philatelic publication! $19.00
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#731144   Worldwide Carton Accumulation
Substantial accumulation of miscellaneous foreign including small country collections such as Anguilla, Ciskei, Thailand, Korea, etc. Also a couple of beginner collections, a 1963 Russian complete year mint set, Austria and Belgium on stocksheets, some Nicaragua Seebecks, small stock of mostly used United Nations, etc., etc. Condition mixed but vast majority should be F-VF. Will provide lots of fun for a general collector! $95.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

#731155   Harco Large Plate Block Files -- Two
These are like sheet files, but for large plate strips, with glassine pockets sized 10 x 4.75 inch. Appears to have about 50 pockets; the glassine is in good used condition. $12.00
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#731153   Lindner Binder with Slipcase
Older style 4-ring (FOUR-ring) green Lindner binder and slip case. Excellent used condition. Such items are nearly impossible to find today if you are trying to match binders you own. $18.00
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#731154   Scott 3-Ring 3-Inch Binder with Slipcase
Pristine used 3-inch, 3-ring binder with matching slipcase and sheet lifters. Has a gold-on-black "DENMARK" label, but this comes off very easily and thus the binder could be used for any country. It is rare to find used examples of these extra-large binders and certainly not in such nice condition. $35.00
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#731152   White Ace U.S. Definitive Album Pages 1950s-1980s and Binder with Slipcase
What appears (but not guaranteed) to be the complete set of 1954-1979+ pages (no stamps) for U.S. definitives: Liberty, Prominent Americans, Americana. Most spaces have black Showgard mounts. The pages are in good condition and are in an appropriate White Ace U.S. binder with slip case. The binder and slip case alone should be worth this price. $19.00
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#731156   Deluxe Sheet Album with Slipcase
Very unusual 2.25-inch albums, with slipcase, designed for U.S. full sheets. 50 heavy black card pages with crystal-clear plastic on either side, thus holds 100 sheets. Though the pages are a little larger, the practical size limit for contents is 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Somewhat expandable high-quality binding. The only disadvantage is that the pages are not "hinged", thus the pages do not really turn for easy viewing. However, it seems to be a very good and highly protective storage system and are really deluxe. I have never before seen such binders and I cannot determine the brand. Excellent used condition. I have available one in maroon and 6 in brown. Unless otherwise requested, the first order non-specific order will receive the maroon binding. Please specify desired color and quantity. Price is per one. $25.00
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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.

#731162   DAKA North Atlantic Classic Handbook 1996 (Faroe, Greenland, Iceland)
Outstanding catalog/handbook with a wealth of information. Classic specialized listings: Iceland cover and cancel pricing, usages, varieties; Greenland cancels, covers; Faroe usages, covers, cancels, varieties. And much more. Complete English and Danish text. Good used condition; pages pristine, cover a little worn. $11.00
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#731164   Norma Finland Specialized Catalog 1994-95
Full English text, color illustrations. Also includes slot-machine booklets, local post stamps, postal rates, early postmarks, Russian stamps used in Finland, Åland, etc. Very useful. The primary catalog used in Finland. Used but in extremely good condition for this (is usually falling apart); pristine pages and just a little rubbing on cover. $13.50
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#731163   Norma Finland Specialized Catalog 1977
Handy, with English text, for the collector who either collects old catalogs or would like to learn a bit about Finland stamps. In addition to the usual subjects, includes postal stationery, ship mail stamps, catalog number concordance, etc. Color illustrations. Excellent used condition, especially for a Norma Catalog. $7.00
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#731166   Norgeskatalogen 1996
Special sections include prephilatelic mail, posthorn type identification, postal rates, known early cover rates and destinations, classic date blocks, numeral cancels, single-ring cancels (very useful!), and modern paper varieties. Excellent used condition, pages pristine. $9.95
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#731165   Handlerkatalog Norge, Nr 28, Winter 1998/1999
This is a non-specialized "stamp shop catalog" that is distributed by Norwegian dealers and is somewhat akin to the Brookman Catalog for U.S. stamps. It uses NK numbering but with more realistic pricing than NK. In Norwegian, but very easy to use. Slick printing, full color, very handy. Probably never actually used; pages pristine, but binding with a couple blemishes probably from shipping. $6.00
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#731158   Danish Typographed Wavy-Line Stamps
(N.F. Olsen, 1965, AFA; Danmarks Bogtrykte Bølgeliniemærker) The rare and extremely useful reference on this interesting subject. Discusses the design and printing of these stamps (Scott #57-64 and #85-96), along with printings (plate numbers, dates, quantities), plate varieties (thousands of them), and usage for advertising panes, combination coils, parcel post stamps, overprints, etc. 192 pages packed with information, appropriately illustrated. In Danish, but this is still THE primary reference on the subject, even 40+ years later. Issued softbound; most copies have been heavily used to the point of disintergration. This copy appears never to have actually been used; the pages are pristine, the binding is strong, and the cover has only a small tear. This is probably the nicest copy I have ever been able to offer. $65.00
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#731159   Denmark Stamp Booklets
(Boom, 1976) The first (?) edition of the so-called Boom catalog of Danish booklets. Since superceded, but still somewhat useful. In English. Good used condition. $9.00
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#731160   An Introduction to the Postal History of Denmark 1624-1950
(Cornelius, 2004) To call this massive 344-page, large-format book an "introduction" is misleading. This masterwork provides a wealth of valuable information from which even experienced philatelists will learn much. Entirely in ENGLISH, well-illustrated, hardbound. Well written and enjoyable to read (sometimes unusual in philatelic books). Covering every conceivable aspect of postal history, transport, rates, geo-political postal matters, types of postmarks, all the postal services, and much more. I am told that this is a limited printing of 300 copies. This is one book that should be required for every collector of Danish postal history. Brand new, but back cover slightly dented in shipment (does not at all harm overall appearance or the pages in any way). Normally $99. VERY LIMITED PRINTING; I believe that the publisher is now sold out! $86.00
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#731161   Danish Perfin Catalogs -- Pair of Books
Set of two catalogs: 1980 illustrated List of Danish Perfins published by the U.S.-based The Perfins Club; and a photocopy of 1983 (?) Handbook of Danish Perfins published in Denmark. Both can also be used like albums for Danish perfins. Loose-leaf 3-ring punched pages. Superceded by a more recent Danish-published perfin catalog, however, this is a great way to get started. $30.00
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#731157   Danish Private Local Post Stamps
(Brun-Pedersen, 1954; Katalog over Danske Privatpost Frimærker) A classic priced catalog of Danish Locals that gives a very interesting perspective. In Danish, but with small Danish-English word list. Heavily illustrated. Long since eclipsed by other publications, however still interesting and useful... and scarce. Used; pages nearly pristine, but cover with slight wear and a couple markings. $20.00
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#731167   Catalog of Norwegian Cancellations After 1845
(1950?, OFK; Fortegnelse over Norske Poststempler Etter 1845 - Del I 1941 og Del II 1950). Without publication date for this volume, but consists of 157 pages in two parts, at least one of which previously published. Extremely useful, though certainly dated, all-in-one-place listings of many different types of Norwegian cancellations: pre-stamp, bar, 3-ring numeral, single-ring, bridge, 2-ring town, 8-hole, Swiss-type, manuscript, parcel post, local post, ship, colored, 3-ring (later use), 4-ring, airmail, and much more. Each area is now covered by more modern and accurate publications, however, this is a very handy and useful -- and very scarce -- book. Rarely seen in good condition and seldom offered in any condition. This copy in good used condition; would be excellent except for some staining at the top edge of the first 30 pages. $39.00
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#731169   Philately and the Computer
(Wolf, Mary, 1994) A fascinating 272-page "illustrated guide to using the personal computer as a philatelic tool". While 13 years later this book is obviously useless in terms of specific software programs or other such product references (which the book seems to try to avoid for this reason), the concepts, general methods, and ideas discussed are extremely useful to this day. This is one of those books that will give you at least one (if not ten!) "AHA!!" ideas on every page! Appears to be brand new. Only one available; I bet it goes in the first 90 seconds! $19.00
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#731168   The Impressed Duty Stamps of Victoria
(Smith, Elsmore, 2006) 32 pages, illustrated, thorough discussion of these revenue / fiscal stamp imprints. $10.00
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