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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 February 15


CONTENTS:

1.  News & Comment: Specials Collections and Literature: Email Listings vs Website Listings. Printed Price List Available.

2.  New Items on Website

3.  New Price List of Scandinavian Year Packs

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

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

1.  News & Comment: Specials Collections and Literature -- Email Listings vs Website Listings. Printed Price List Available. Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
A printed, postal-mailed version of the "Website Specials" Collections, Lots, Accumulations, and Used Literature is now available. This list does not have anything more than what is on the website, however it is handy for folks who prefer not to use the website. Please email me to request a copy.

Starting in November 2006, I reduced the size of the emailed E-News by creating this website version and eliminating most of the detailed content and listings from the emailed E-News. This was done to both add features, such as pictures, to the E-News and make the email smaller/faster for those folks who have problems receiving large emails (due to Internet speed or those people overseas who have to pay for connection time).

I like the new method of presentation on the website, but it has had mixed results. Some clients who previously responded to virtually every emailed E-News have not followed the links to the website. On the other hand, some other clients have found it much more useful.

There are some people that use email, but avoid going to websites. In some cases it is against their workplace policies to browse to external websites for security reasons. For this reason, I am considering bringing back an emailed version of the E-News that would include all the "Website Specials" content. If you would prefer receiving such a version, please email to let me know.

My so-called "Website Specials" consist of Scandinavian and Worldwide Collections, Lots, Accumulations, and used Literature. There are many terrific bargains in these offerings. Please take a look!

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

Danish West Indies Diverse Items
Denmark Covers
Greenland Diverse Items (Thule Locals)
Norway Covers
Sweden Stamps
 
For collectors of Slania's beautiful stamp engravings, I have added pages for:

Australia Slania-engraved stamps, including the scarce blackprint and the joint issue with Sweden.

Gibraltar Slania-engraved stamps, including the little-known cylinder blocks and official packs.

New Zealand Slania-engraved stamp; in my opinion, one of his best.
 
There are also hundreds of new stamps, from a wide range of countries, listed in the Worldwide pages. Please see the Worldwide Table of Contents.

The new listings appear in:
Australia and Australian States
Bahamas
Bahrain
British Guiana
Canada
Fiji
France
Germany - Berlin
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Great Britain
Greece
Hong Kong
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Pitcairn Island
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Switzerland

There are a total of 271 pages in the Worldwide section and probably including something for you. Please see the Worldwide Table of Contents.

3.  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?

4.  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

#731099   Iceland Collection 1876-1997
About 490 different, mint and used (vast majority used), on usable Scott Specialty pages to 1995 (punched for both 2-post and 3-ring). Includes some scarcer values which catalog to several dollars each and many of the more recent issues, some of which are quite difficult to find used. There are a few scattered faults in the pre-1940 period, but overall condition is F-VF or better with nearly all VF after 1950. Scott 2007 retail totals over $1000, so this one could well give your Iceland collection a nice boost! $275.00
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#731101   Norway Collection of Mint Blocks 1944-69
Collection of 114 different Mint (hinged) blocks of 4, mostly mounted on album leaves. Includes many complete commemorative sets and some better values from the 1962-68 regular issues. Condition throughout is sound and VF. My retail price for this same group as hinged singles totals $488, so as a group this collection affords a significant savings! $149.00
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#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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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

#731171   Australia Collection 1913-1965
Mounted collection of over 400, mint and used, on Scott Specialty album pages. Mostly different (a few in blocks of 4). This runs from Kangaroos and King George V to the end of the Sterling currency period, and includes numerous useful medium values and a selection of 1937-46 perf varieties. Condition is clean and sound, virtually all F-VF or better with much VF. Scott 2007 retail totals over $800. $195.00
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#731170   Australian States Collection 1860-1912
Over 225 different, mint and used, on clean, usable Scott Specialty pages. All six states represented including useful medium values. Condition varies: there are a few with faults (some of these plus a couple of Queensland high values with revenue cancels were not counted in the catalog value), but overall generally sound and fine or F-VF. Conservative Scott 2007 retail is over $925. $225.00
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#731175   Australian Antarctic Territory Collection 1957-94
Collection of 62 different mounted on pages. Majority used including some issues which are very difficult to find used, nearly all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $45.60. $15.00
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#731173   Fiji Queen Elizabeth II Collection 1953-97
Mounted collection of over 300 stamps, mostly different, mint and used, on hand-drawn pages. Includes some mint sets and souvenir sheets and also some used issues which can be very difficult to find used. Condition is nearly all F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2007 retail totals $371.49. $109.00
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#731174   Fiji Collection 1877-1951
Mounted collection on hand-drawn pages. 165 stamps, mint and used, including useful selections of earlies, King Edward VII, King George V, and King George VI. The 1938-51 issues include a few blocks and some perforation varieties. Condition is nearly all F-VF or better with much VF. Scott 2007 retail is $387.35. $109.00
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#731172   Gilbert and Ellice Islands Collection 1911-87
Mounted collection of 59 stamps, mostly different, mint and used, on various album pages. Includes some mint sets and some used issues which are not usually seen used. Virtually all VF. Scott 2007 retail is $75.05. $22.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

#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 4 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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5.  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.

#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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#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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FEATURED SPECIAL

 
SWEDEN
Official Blackprint
1856/1862 Local Stamp
Very Limited Supply!
Order Now!

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.



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
World Classic Seal Design
Very Limited Supply!
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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.)



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
DANISH "STAMP COINS"
From World War II
Only a few available!
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SET OF TWO.
Only $16.00!
IN STOCK!



FEATURED SPECIAL
 
SWEDISH LADYBUG VERTICAL COIL "ERROR"
Limited Supply!
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Unplanned Vertical Coil "Error" Stamp.
IN STOCK!



SPECIAL OFFERS!
GREAT VALUES!
Updated 16 September 2019

Scandinavia:
  Philatelic Literature
  Collections
  Used Albums

U.S. Stamps:
   NH, Mint, and Used at great prices.
  Collections

World Stamps:
   Better stamps at great prices.
  Collections
 
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.
Approvals are the best way to add to your collection.
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.
I have added a Frequently Asked Questions "FAQ" page for web site, computer, and Internet questions as they relates to my site. I welcome your comments, input, suggestions, corrections, etc.

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