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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 March 29


CONTENTS:

1.  News & Comment:

   Postal Rate Changes - Overseas Clients Can Save Money By Ordering Books and Albums Now

2.  New Printed and PDF Price Lists Now Available

3.  New Items on the Website

   New Arrivals
   International Polar Year -- Items Selling Out Fast

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

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

1.  News & Comment Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Postal Rate Changes - Overseas Clients Can Save Money By Ordering Books and Albums Now

U.S. postal rates will soon change. If you read the press releases you are given the impression that it is because they love us so much and it is all for our benefit. Let's get real! Postal rates are not "changing", they are going UP. And it is not just that some rates are going up. When you read the fine print you discover that most (if not all) classes of surface international mail are being eliminated and mailers are forced to use much more costly classes of mail. Thus while the various airmail, priority mail, and express mail rates may only be going up a few percent, forcing mailers to use those services can actually mean effective increases of hundreds of percent!

The bottom line is that if you are located outside the U.S. and you are considering purchasing any books, catalogs, albums, collections, or other bulky/heavy items, do it soon before the postage rates go up. Please take a look at my website listings for Literature and Specials. Place your order now; I can arrange payment terms if you wish to place a larger order but spread the cost over time.
 
2.  New Printed and PDF Price Lists Now Available Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
New price lists have been posted on the website and can be downloaded as a Acrobat PDF file which you can view on-screen or print out. You can also have a printed price list sent by postal mail.

The printed price lists have now been divided into "Stamp" and "Specialized" editions.

The "Stamp" price list includes the basic stamps and other 'basic' items such as year packs, booklets, machine stamps, gutter pairs, etc. It also includes Stamp New Arrivals.

The "Specialized" price list includes everything else, such as covers, postmarks, postal stationery, proofs, essays, reprints, test stamps, revenues, perfins, seals, labels, etc., etc., etc.
 
3.  New Items on the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
   New Arrivals

Interesting items have been added to the various New Arrivals pages:

Faroe Bisects & Burned Stamps
Iceland 1930s Parliament Issue: regular stamps, airmail, covers
Iceland Scarce Multiples

Norway Covers
 
   International Polar Year -- Items Selling Out Fast

2007 International Polar Year Price List

The 2007 International Polar Year joint issue consists of stamps released by Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, United States, and Canada. Each country issued a souvenir sheet. Denmark and Greenland also issued normal sheet stamps. Canada also issued normal sheet stamps in a small sheet format that is very attractive and which many people will prefer to collect as a mini sheet, but they don't know about it yet. (Today I received unconfirmed information that this mini sheet has sold out from the post office.)

A joint book was issued; it contains only the souvenir sheet from each country. Quite interesting, with text and pictures, this book has proven to be extremely popular. The U.S., Canada, and some other countries have sold out virtually immediately; if any still have not yet sold out, it is certainly only a matter of a few days. If you just get the book, you will not have a complete collection; you will also need the Denmark, Greenland, and Canada regular sheet stamps. I also highly recommend the Canada mini sheet.

2007 International Polar Year Price List
 
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 collections. 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

For more, see: Scandinavian Collections

#731193   Aland 1984-1986 Collection on Lindner-T Album Pages
Small collection of 33 NH VF 1984-1991 stamps (complete sets as issued) on set of Lindner-T pages complete #1-15 (1984-1996). These are deluxe pages that sell for about $3 each or $45 for these pages! (Lindner does sell individual pages, so you can get what you need to bring up to date.) The stamps have a total individual value of $82.35 and include some I really need in stock. Pristine condition for stamps and pages. $67.00
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#731194   Aland Gutter Pairs 1984-1995 Collection on Lindner-T Blank Pages
Substantial collection of NH VF 1984-1991: 104 total gutter pairs making up 48 sets of gutter pairs (all in complete sets as issued) on 24 Lindner-T blank pages. These are the deluxe pages that sell for $2.60 to $2.90 page. These pages consist of a mix of 2, 4, 5, and 6-rows. The 24 pages are pristine and have a retail value of $62 or more; you could put the gutter pairs in a different album and use these pages as you please. The gutter pairs consist of a variety of with number, without number, or with emblem and include quite a few that are very hard (and costly) to obtain. Though the collection is not quite complete for the period, everything is in appropriate matched sets where present; there are no oddball pairs. The gutter pairs have a total individual value of $814.00 (as I said, many scarcer items are included!) and include some I really need in stock. Pristine condition for stamps and pages. $595.00
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#731200   Denmark Christmas Seal Collection and Album Pages
Set of Stender 1904-2004 Christmas Seal album pages (complete including most recent supplement). These pages have not been reprinted for quite some time, thus as supplements are issued, the appearance (shade of white) is slightly different, but the pages are brand new and normally sell for $21.95. Stender Christmas Seal pages have spaces for the singles 1904-1950 and then from 1951 to date, three to six random designs from each of the multi-design issues. THIS OFFER HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT POSSIBILITIES -- For this low price, you get the pages AND our [JSA] choice of seals from your choice of one of the following possibilities: a) $50 value of USED F-VF or better seals OR b) $40 value of MINT HINGED F-VF or better seals OR c) $30 value of NEVER HINGED F-VF or better seals OR d) $100 value of mint no gum or slightly/hidden damaged seals [the $100 value in option "d" is the mint hinged value as if the seals had no problems]. [The values are JSA regular prices; all seals are undamaged, F-VF or better except option "d". In all cases, at this low price the seals are JSA choice.] PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH OPTION YOU WANT. Furthermore, if you wish to have a Stender binder (and also slipcase if you wish), with this offer you get a 10% discount on the binder and slipcase. $34.95
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#731199   Faroe 1976-1993 Collection in Lindner-T Album
Neat and clean collection of 173 different NH VF stamps (in complete sets) and booklets on pristine set of Lindner-T pages complete #1-34 (1975-1996), plus booklet pages #1-5 (1983-1996) in pristine black Lindner #1104 18-ring binder with slipcase (new retail $69). New retail for the pages approximately $125! (Lindner does sell individual pages, so you can get from them what you need to bring up to date.) The stamps and booklets have a total individual value of $283.00 and include some I need in stock. Pristine condition for stamps and pages. This is a great way to start or develop your Faroe collection at a great price! $269.00
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#731198   Greenland 1938-1996 Collection in Lindner-T Album
Neat and clean collection of 159 different NH VF stamps on pristine set of Lindner-T pages complete #1-36 (1905-1996), plus booklet pages #1-3 (1989-1996) in pristine brown Lindner #1104 18-ring binder with slipcase (new retail $69). New retail for the pages approximately $125! (Lindner does sell individual pages, so you can get from them what you need to bring up to date.) The stamps have a total individual value of $369.00 and include some I really need in stock. Pristine condition for stamps and pages. This is a great way to start or develop your Greenland collection at a great price! $339.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

For more, see: U.S. and Worldwide Collections

#731196   United States Commemorative Plate Block Collection 1927-1972
Modest collection of 172 commemorative plate blocks ranging from 1935-1972 on Scott pages running 1927-1972. The pages are in good used condition, with some marks on their extreme edges only visible when the book is closed. Contained in a Scott 3-inch 2-post Specialty series binder gold-stamped "United States 20th Century Commemorative Plate Blocks" [which you could cover with a Scott label if desired] in good used condition. The plate blocks range from NH VF to some with minor gum blemishes. The total face value is $46.54 but the actual retail value is of course much higher. At this price, you essentially get free pages, a usable binder at a good price, and some attractive postage from the blocks you do not need in your collection. $64.00
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#731197   United States Commemorative Plate Block Collection 1940-1958
Well-filled collection of 178 commemorative plate blocks ranging from 1940-1958 on White Ace pages for the same years. The plate blocks are nearly complete for these years and are contained in attractive black mounts. However, I have not attempted to open the mounts to assess condition, thus I must assume that they probably range from NH VF to some with problems??? The total 2007 Brookman retail value is $263. Priced at only a small fraction that works out to only about 30 cents per block! $56.00
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#731192   Ryukyu 1965-1971 Mini Sheet Collection
Group of 29 NH VF mini sheets of 20 stamps each. Nearly all complete sets. Includes wide range of interesting topics such as: Fish, Whales, Sea Turtles, Opera, Artifacts, Weaving, Musical Instruments, etc. Total catalog value as singles approximately $160 +/-. These can be hard to find as nice, fresh mini sheets. $55.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

#731201   Stender Deluxe/Superb Binder and Slip Case, GREEN
New Stender binder and slip case in absolutely brand new condition, however is from a slightly older pre-2004 dye lot and thus the color might not be an exact match with what you have (not a big difference, but I cannot be positive). New cost is $78.45. This is a great and inexpensive way to expand and protect your collection. Only one available. $34.00
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#731195   Lindner Maroon 18-Ring #1104 Binder and Slip Case
Complete with flyleaves and sheetlifters. Like-new condition except minor wear spot in the label position where the previous country label had been removed (but not relevant if you put on a new label). New package price for both is $69; used examples are very hard to find. $39.00
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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.

#731190   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 2001
(Facit Special 2001) The primary Scandinavian specialized catalog. Includes all stamps, specialized listings, booklets, machine stamps, varieties, etc. Special sections: early Norway ship mail, Danish cover rarity 1851-1905, DWI cancels, Iceland covers and cancels, Finland covers, etc. ENGLISH text. Brand new copy; the previous owner never took it out of the package. $16.00
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#731202   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 2001
(Facit Special 2001) The primary Scandinavian specialized catalog. Includes all stamps, specialized listings, booklets, machine stamps, varieties, etc. Special sections: early Norway ship mail, Danish cover rarity 1851-1905, DWI cancels, Iceland covers and cancels, Finland covers, etc. ENGLISH text. Gently used with only some slight wear on the cover; I do not see any markings on the pages or other problems. $11.00
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#731191   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 2000
(Facit Special 2000) The primary Scandinavian specialist catalog. Includes all stamps, specialized listings, booklets, machine stamps, varieties, and more. Special sections: early Norway ship mail, Danish cover rarity to other countries 1851-1905, DWI cancels, Finland covers, etc. ENGLISH text. Brand new copy; the previous owner never took it out of the package. $14.00
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#731203   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 1974-75 (the 1975 edition)
The LEGENDARY BIG EDITION prepared in conjunction with Stockholmia 74. Complete English text (in its own column) and with many enhancements not included before or since. A number of interesting special articles. Much expanded coverage (and illustration) of plate varieties, especially listings of early Finnish varieties that are no longer listed by any catalog (due to space limitations). I do not have to say much more -- this book sells itself whenever offered. Very gently used with usual binding wear, but much nicer than usual for this. $26.00
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#731204   AFA Denmark Specialized Catalog 1971
An early edition of this famous "bible" of Danish philately. Includes Slesvig, Faroe, Greenland, DWI. 319 pages. This edition includes a special ICELAND section and an extremely important illustrated section on FORGERIES of Denmark, Faroe, DWI, Slesvig, Iceland, etc. The forgery section alone is worth twice the price! This edition is scarce; it seems to have been at least 10 years since the last one I had. Virtually brand new condition; appears to have hardly been looked at. $39.00
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#731189   Greenland DAKA GF5 Specialized Catalog 1996-97
This was the first new Wowern catalog, from the new publisher. The primary Greenland specialized catalog. Complete ENGLISH text. Lists all stamps, including Pakke-Portos, specialized material, cards, booklets, flights, Christmas seals, etc., etc. This copy is brand new, never taken out of the shipping package by the previous owner. $13.00
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#731188   SFF Sweden Specialized Catalog 1976-77
(Sverige Katalogen 1979-80) The primary specialized catalog of its day. All the stamps, booklets, etc., plus extensive listings of highly specialized varieties (plate cracks, etc.) on the Bandmarken era stamps, Skilling Banco reprints (illustrated, English), postal stationery, locals, military mail section, highly specialized military reply stamps, and more, more, more. A significant amount of English text; one of the best editions they published. Used: Pages in pristine condition; binding is sound (scarce), but light-faded on the spine, etc. $18.00
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#731207   1999 Scott Catalog Volume 4 (J-O countries)
Used, deaccessioned library copy. Appears to be in excellent condition with all pages present, but cannot make any guarantees. $7.00
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#731205   Collecting World Coins - A Century of Monetary Issues
(Bruce, Moe; Krause Publishing; 1992) Fourth Edition. Excellent, wide-ranging world coin catalog. Thousands of photos. This is a used, deaccessioned library copy that appears to be in extremely good used condition with all pages present, but no guarantees. $12.00
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#731206   Standard Catalog of World Paper Money - Specialized Issues - Eighth Edition - Volume One
(Bruce, Shafer; Krause Publishing; 1998) Huge catalog, 1224 pages. Thousands of photos. This is a used, deaccessioned library copy that appears to be in good used condition with all pages present, but no guarantees. Clean appearance, but moisture damage at top edge warping some pages (but looks clean). Original cost $60! $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!
Order Now!

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!
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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.
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.
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