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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 June 28

CONTENTS:

1.  New Items on the Website

2.  Ending 30 June -- Hurry! Sale on Used Philatelic Literature -- Up to 25% Off!

3.  Secret Denmark Cold War Emergency Stamps

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

5.  Used and One-of-a-kind Philatelic Literature
 
1.  New Items on the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

   Sweden Pre-Stamp and Stampless Covers: have been added to the Sweden New Arrivals - Covers page.

   Denmark Gallery - Select Stamps: Five web pages have been added. These are very high quality (VF+ or Superb) stamps, including both very scarce issues and more "common" stamps for which top quality is scarce. Each item is individually pictured.

    Denmark Bargain Stamps: Five web pages of early stamps, often with small or hidden quality problems, but offered at very low prices. Includes Mint and Used examples of Denmark #1!

    Secret Denmark Cold War Emergency Stamps: Secretly printed back in the 1960s, these stamps finally came to light in the 1990s. Hard to find and an interesting story.
 
2.  Ending 30 June -- Hurry! Sale on Used Philatelic Literature -- Up to 25% Off! Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

HURRY! This sale ends 30 June!

Our shelves of used and one-of-a-kind-books are full and we have lots of new items to offer -- it is time to make some space!

All "Specials" Philatelic Literature is on SALE until the end of June. This sale applies ONLY to
A) filled orders of at least $25,
B) with Product Numbers LOWER THAN 731210,
C) from the Specials Literature on pages with URLs (addresses) that start with: www.jaysmith.com/Specials/Literature/....


The Specials Literature Table of Contents is HERE.

The discounts are as follows:
Filled orders of $24.99 and below -- no discount.
Filled orders of $25.00 through $49.99 -- 15%
Filled orders of $50.00 through $99.99 -- 20%
Filled orders of $100.00 or more -- 25%

If an item(s) is out of stock, the total value of the eligible items may be less, resulting in a lower discount percentage being applied. Please order early to avoid being disappointed. If possible, please include alternates in case an item is already sold.

The prices on the web pages and the shopping cart are the "regular" prices. THE DISCOUNT WILL BE CALCULATED LATER, WHEN YOUR ORDER IS CONFIRMED BY EMAIL.

As usual, postage & handling is additional for all Specials Literature orders. Please specify if you desire the "faster" or "cheaper" shipment method.
 
3.  Secret Denmark Cold War Emergency Stamps Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


See the price list.

In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, the Danish Post Office, working with civil defense authorities, created a secret "Emergency Stamp" (Nødfrimærke) that was for use in the event of a major crisis, such as a nuclear war. Approximately 200,000,000 of the the stamps were crudely printed in secret and placed in sealed packages at 8 post offices (and perhaps also in secret civil defense caches) around the country where their nature and purpose remained a secret, even from the postmasters. With the stamps, printing plates were stored so that more stamps could eventually be locally printed.

In 1991 it was decided that these stamps were no longer needed. The stamps were made available to Danmarks Filatelist Forbund (DFF), the Danish Philatelic Federation, for sale to support DFF work and the Danish Postal Museum. The stamps were only sold between 14 March and 31 December 1991. Only 150,000 of the stamps were sold; all remaining supplies were destroyed. The stamps were supplied to the DFF only in blocks of 10 (2 rows of 5 stamps) -- this is the largest size unit that can theoretically exist in private hands. [But it seems that even these blocks have since mostly been broken down into smaller blocks and singles.] When sold, the stamps were accompanied by a small folder illustrating a 4-block on the cover and providing background information. Folders versions exist with (at least) text in Danish and German. [The folders are now scarce.]

Because the stamps were printed secretly and thus it was not possible to use all the usual printing facilities and equipment, the stamps were crudely printed by letterpress (typography). The paper has invisible gum (to reduce the possibility of sticking while in storage under poor conditions). They usually have rough perforations (this is not a defect). The centering is highly variable; Fine or F-VF is normal, whereas VF or better is quite scarce! Within a 10-block the centering will vary; I cannot recall ever having a 10-block in which all 10 stamps were VF.

I have a few of these stamps available. See the 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

#731309   Norway Never Hinged 1967-1983 Collection in Lighthouse 1855-1983 Album
Collection of 211 different NH VF 1967-83 stamps on Lighthouse hingeless album pages in like-new padded, green, turn-bar binder. Pristine condition throughout. The album is like-new and with complete pages from 1855-1983. (Pages are available from Lighthouse to bring this up to current if you wish.) My regular price for the individual stamps is over $200. The Lighthouse price for pages to 1983 and binder is over $350! If you want a handsome housing for your Norway collection, you will find this to be a terrific value. $195.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731290   Bulgaria Mint Postal Stationery Collection 1879-1931
A surprisingly complete and attractive collection of 47 early Mint Bulgarian single and double postal cards 1879-1931, with emphasis on the earlier issues. With a couple inconsequential exceptions, condition is at least F-VF with the remarkable majority fresh and VF. Cataloged by Michel 2004-5 Eastern Europe postal stationery catalog as follows: P1-7, P8a-b, P9a-b, B12I-II, P13aA-B, P13bA-B, P14, P15aA-B, B15bB, P16, B19-24, P26, P28, P29 (2 color shades), P30-1, P34a-b, P52, P54, P56a-b, P57a, P61, K1, K2 (2 color shades), K6, and K7. If there was any doubt about type or color, I used the lowest possible value. Total Michel value of 215.50 Euros = $290! This is very unusual material; it would be quite a challenge to assemble a collection this large. $174.00
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#731291   Eastern Rumelia (South Bulgaria) Mint Postal Stationery Collection 1881-1885
A fascinating and large (for this area) collection of 16 early Mint Eastern Rumelia (South Bulgaria) single and double postal cards 1881-85. These interesting cards actually bear officially applied stamps. With one exception (P13a card with tear, but stamp not damaged), condition is uniformly VF. (The prior owner spent many years searching these out and he was very fussy about quality.) Cataloged by Michel 2004-5 Eastern Europe postal stationery catalog as follows: P1-9, P9 DOUBLE CARD NOT LISTED BY MICHEL!!!!, P10a-b, P11a, P13a, P14a, and P17I. For valuation purposes, these cards are divided into two groups. P2-9 do NOT have any problems with possible forgeries; their Michel value is 102 Euros = $137, PLUS the value of the UNLISTED P9 Double Card! The P10-17 cards are known to exist with forged stamp security overprints; they are probably much less likely to be forged on postal cards, but I am not expert on these and have to offer them as-is. The Michel value of this second part is 295 Euro = $398! Thus total value as much as $535 PLUS the unlisted card (which itself could be quite valuable). This is an extremely unusual offering; such cards are seldom seen and certainly not in such nice quality. $250.00
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#731297   Alderney 1983-1995 NH VF Collection in Lindner-T Album
Beautiful collection, starting with the 1983 Bailiwick issues, complete for these pages through 1994, plus a few more stamps into 1995, in wonderful fresh NH VF condition. Also included are pages for 1996, but no stamps. (Pages are available from Lindner to bring the collection up to date if you wish.) The 2007 Scott value is about $135. Handsomely presented on perfect Lindner-T hingeless pages in like-new black Lindner 18-ring binder with slip case. The binder and page alone sell new for about $110+! An excellent collection! $95.00
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#731296   Guernsey 1969-1995 NH VF Collection Complete in Two Lindner-T Albums
Beautiful collection, starting with the 1969 Bailiwick issues, complete for these pages, in wonderful fresh NH VF condition. I also see a few additional gutter pairs and souvenir sheets. Also included are pages for 1996, but no stamps. (Pages are available from Lindner to bring the collection up to date if you wish.) The value has been totaled in two parts: 2007 Scott value is $258 PLUS another 136 Pounds = $260+ of face value (which customarily listed by Scott at double face or $520). Handsomely presented on perfect Lindner-T hingeless pages in two like-new light brown Lindner 18-ring binders with slip cases. The binders and pages alone sell new for about $250! A wonderful collection! $365.00
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#731295   Isle of Man 1973-1995 NH VF Collection Complete in Two Lindner-T Albums
Beautiful collection, starting with the 1973 Bailiwick issues, complete for these pages, in wonderful fresh NH VF condition. I also see a couple additional gutter pairs and souvenir sheets as well as a few revenue stamps! Also included are pages for 1996, but no stamps. (Pages are available from Lindner to bring the collection up to date if you wish.) The value has been totaled in two parts: 2007 Scott value is $120 PLUS another 168 Pounds = $325+ of face value (which customarily listed by Scott at double face or $650). Handsomely presented on perfect Lindner-T hingeless pages in two like-new green Lindner 18-ring binders with slip cases. The binders and pages alone sell new for about $275! A wonderful collection! $345.00
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#731294   Jersey 1969-1995 NH VF Collection Complete in Two Lindner-T Albums
Beautiful collection, starting with the 1969 Bailiwick issues, complete for these pages, in wonderful fresh NH VF condition. Also included are pages for 1996, but no stamps. (Pages are available from Lindner to bring the collection up to date if you wish.) The value has been totaled in two parts: 2007 Scott value is $181 PLUS another 159 Pounds = $310+ of face value (which customarily listed by Scott at double face or $620). Handsomely presented on perfect Lindner-T hingeless pages in two like-new maroon Lindner 18-ring binders with slip cases. The binders and pages alone sell new for about $380! A wonderful collection! $395.00
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#731298   Japan 1958-1971 NH VF Mini Sheets Small Collection
Attractive group of 25 NH VF mini sheets (ranging in size from 5 to 20 stamps) including the beautiful 1958-71 Stamp/Philatelic Week sheets of 10 (these could be framed!), Court Entertainers, Penguins, National Parks, etc. Total 2007 Scott value as single stamps is over $165. Very fresh and attractive. $46.00
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#731299   Japan 1961-64 Olympics Semi-Postal Complete Set of NH VF Mini Sheets
The complete NH VF set of 20 complete mini sheets, each consisting of 20 stamps, for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Very attractive! Scott 2007 value as just single stamps is $134! These mini sheets are scarcer. $58.00
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#731300   Japan 1955-1994 NH VF Virtually Complete Collection
A beautiful and virtually complete collection of these attractive (and usually quite artistic and historical) stamps from 1955 through 1994. Handsomely presented in black Showgard mounts on fresh and clean White Ace pages. Housed in three binders, two of which are like-new Japan-imprinted White Ace binders. Condition is uniformly NH and VF; we only noticed five stamps that were not NH VF. In Japan proper we only noted 9 stamps missing; in the Prefecture stamps, #Z23-69 were not present, but they are inexpensive. The 2007 Scott value is $2063! This is by far the freshest, nicest, most complete modern-era Japan collection I have had in 34 years! $775.00
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#731301   Japan 1981-82 NH VF Group
Group of 1981-82 NH VF stamps neatly mounted in black Showgard mounts on attractive White Ace pages. Scott 2007 value is over $45. $13.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

For more, see: Scandinavian, U.S., and Worldwide Albums and Supplies
For new Stender Albums, see: Stender Albums

#731292   Finland Lighthouse Hingeless Album 1856-1970
Complete set of hingeless pages to 1970, with clear mounts, in near-new (for the day) padded green Lighthouse springback binder. Contains about 90 different stamps, mostly used, of the 1960s, including commemoratives and several complete semi-postal sets, VF. The pages also include Aunus, North Ingermanland, and Karelia. A handsome home for your collection of older Finland at a very attractive price; a comparable new Lighthouse album to 1970 is priced at over $230+! $89.00
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#731293   Iceland Lighthouse Hingeless Album 1873-1968
Complete set of hingeless pages to 1968, with clear mounts, in near-new (for the day) padded green Lighthouse springback binder. Contains about 50 different stamps, mostly used regular and commemorative issues of 1935-1967, generally VF. A handsome home for your collection of older Iceland at a very attractive price; a comparable new Lighthouse album to 1968 is priced at over $170+! $59.00
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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.

#731306   Aland Specialized Catalog 2001/2002
(Fillips, 2001; Aland Spezial 2001/2002) Handy and very complete illustrated specialized catalog. Includes all stamps, with info about issues, FRAMAs, postal stationery, post-1984 special cancels, packs and special items, varieties, meters, maximum cards, phone cards, and post-1984 postage rates. In German, but with English introduction and a little English elsewhere. Absolutely brand new copy. $13.50
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#731308   DK 1985 Denmark, Greenland, Faroe, DWI, Iceland Catalog
(Forlaget Saga, 1985) An attempt to compete with the AFA Catalogs, this publisher created a very interesting and useful specialized catalog that still offers much useful priced listings and information. Subjects include: pre-stamp postmarks, stamps up to 1940 and definitive stamps thereafter, varieties and specialized listings, pricing for various types of cancellations (numerals, stars, etc.) on stamp and on cover for different early stamp issues, coil stamps, advertising pairs, L-number plate blocks, etc., etc. Other countries not as specialized, but still very useful. Also pricing for Danish coins. 215 pages. A handy catalog that can still be helpful. Absolutely brand new copy from a boxed up literature dealers stock. $6.50
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#731307   Denmark Star Cancellation Catalog 1998
(Skilling, 1998; Stjernestempler) Completely revised and greatly expanded (from previous editions) catalog for Esrom, Star I and II, and Starless (uds) type cancels, with prices for every postmark on stamp/piece and on cover. Each type illustrated where multiple types exist. Greatly enhanced details. Highly recommended. (There is a new 2007 edition available for $56.50.) Absolutely brand new copy. $34.50
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#731302   Norwegian Maximum Cards
(Norsk Maksikort Forening; 1985; Maksikort i Norge) Interesting and useful 36-page booklet printed in an edition of only 500 copies. In Norwegian, discusses and categorizes maximum cards, with quite a few illustrations. Priced catalog listing of Norwegian maximum cards; the pricing is as of 1985, but it is the only such priced listing I have ever seen and it provides an excellent reference point for valuation of scarcer cards. Brand new copy from a boxed up literature dealers stock. $5.50
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#731304   Facit Swedish Cancellation And Postal History Catalog 1985
(Facit Ortstämplerkatalog Postal History 1985) An older edition (latest 2004 edition is in stock for $69.50), but still very useful for those starting out in collecting Swedish cancels. Lists and prices cancellations and postmarks from the pre-stamp era, through the modern types, with pricing for each era. Also lists ship, railway, rural letter carriers, postal agencies, foreign cancellations on Swedish stamps, etc., etc. In its day, this book was considered to be an incredibly great reference. While you will eventually wish to have the 2004 edition, this book is a great way to get started with Swedish cancels. If you just collect used Swedish stamps or have only a passing interest in postmarks, you will still want this book; just one "find" will pay for it many times over! Brand new condition from a boxed up literature dealers stock. $13.75
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#731303   1976 Priced Catalog of Swedish Cancellations
(SFF, 1976; Priskatalog over Svenska Post- och Makuleringstamplar) The pricing for the "1955 Cancellation Handbook". Lists and prices the tremendous range of postmarks and cancellations from the pre-stamp era up to the modern. Since superceded by the Facit Cancellation Catalog (which now costs almost $70, but still handy pocket-sized book that many collectors still use as a checklist. Absolutely brand new copy from a boxed up literature dealers stock. $7.00
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#731305   Facit Stamp Cards Catalog 1985
(Facit Frimärkskort Europa Stamp Cards 1985) The first, last, and only edition of this very useful catalog. Lists, pictures IN COLOR, and prices stamp cards of Sweden, Scandinavia, and the rest of Europe (Europe, not "Europa" organization). Stamp cards are post office officially printed picture post cards that picture stamps or extremely closely related images of stamps. The British call them PHQ cards. They are NOT valid for postage themselves (that would be postal stationery postal cards). About 40% of the catalog is of Swedish stamp cards (many of which picture SLANIA stamps) and is the best priced listing of this type up to that time. New copy, but with front cover slightly damaged in shipping. $5.50
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FEATURED SPECIAL

 
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.



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 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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