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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 July 12

CONTENTS:

1.  New Items on the Website

2.  New Website Featured Specials

3.  Greenland Pakke-Porto New Issue Contains Surprises

4.  WWII Norwegian Legion Label

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

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

Personal Note: If you have called our office in the last few years, the person who answered the phone was likely Dewey Braxton, my brother-in-law (one of my wife and partner Bonnie's brothers). Dewey also takes care of the incoming mail and does all the outgoing mail and packing (so if you like the carefully applied cancellations on commemorative stamps, it is he you can thank). Dewey will be 60 on Monday 16 July. Bonnie thought it would be fun if Dewey received at least 60 Birthday cards (or emails to js@JaySmith.com). Feel free to send your birthday wishes to Dewey at P.O. Box 650, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

Dewey enjoying a previous birthday party:


Dewey & Bonnie with their 6 brothers and sisters. The Braxton "kids", from left: Bob, Elmer, Dewey, Martha, Bonnie, Sheila, Hope, Sherrie (in age order).

 
1.  New Items on the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

    New Arrivals items on website include:

     Denmark DNSAP (Nazi Party) Christmas Seal on card
     Iceland 1940 Worlds Fair stamp with small town cancel (rare)
     Iceland 1940 cover to France, Service Suspended (rare)
     Norway WWII-era covers: Exile postmarks, censors, & Little Norway stamps
     Polar Expedition covers including 1931 Submarine mail to Spitzbergen
     Sweden WWII censored photo cards and WWI ration coupons

   WWII Swedish Volunteers in Finland during the Winter War and Continuation War. Interesting covers, cards, postal markings, and censorship.

   Newly issued stamps have been added for Aland, Denmark, Faroe, Greenland, and Iceland Booklets (including Glaciers and Europa/Scouting self-adhesive). See also respective pages for gutter pairs, FDCs, and maximum cards.
 
2.  New Website Featured Specials Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
New Website Featured Specials were posted on 1 July. These are very interesting and unusual items that really spice up a collection!


   WWII Norwegian Legion Label (Nazi sympathetic Norwegian soldiers intending to defend Finland against the Soviet Union).


   1948 Olympics Iceland Label


   Iceland ROUND Official stamp/seal


   Secret Danish Cold War Emergency Stamp.
 
3.  Greenland Pakke-Porto New Issue Contains Surprises Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


 
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Greenland's first Pakke-Porto (parcel post) stamps -- the so-called "Bears" -- Greenland issued three regular sheet stamps over the years 2005, 2006, and 2007 and capped it off on 21 May with a 2007 souvenir sheet showing all three stamp designs. The stamps and the souvenir sheet are very attractive and though they have high face values, it is very expensive to send heavy mail from and within Greenland.

But... there is more to the story. We all expected the souvenir sheet of three would contain stamps that were identical to the regular sheet stamps. However, the souvenir sheet contained surprise.

The first stamp issued was the 2005 50 kr stamp picturing the 10 øre Pakke-Porto design. The stamp is on dull paper, is perforated 12.75 x 13, and at the bottom of the stamp has a small "2005". However, the stamp from the souvenir sheet is perforated 14 x 13.5, is on shiny paper, and has a small "2007" at the bottom. By all philatelic standards, it is a different stamp!

The second stamp issued was the 2006 25 kr stamp picturing the 5 øre Pakke-Porto design. The 2006 regular sheet stamp has "2006" at the bottom, while the stamp from the souvenir sheet has "2007". The paper and perforations appear to be the same, but this will be considered by most people to be a different stamp.

The third regular sheet stamp issued came out on 21 May 2007 at the same time as the souvenir sheet: 100 kr stamp picturing the 20 øre Pakke-Porto design. It appears to be identical to the 100 kr stamp from the souvenir sheet.

Be sure to purchase one souvenir sheet to be kept intact and another to break up for the three single stamps. The souvenir sheet is in stock and is listed here along with its components.

I also have the plate blocks (upper or lower, or both) in stock if you like to collect them. Additionally, Greenland recently started imprinting the opposite corners so now some collectors want both an upper and/or lower plate number corner and an upper and/or lower imprint corner blocks. All are in stock for just a very small amount above the price for four single stamps.

I have the official maximum cards in stock for the three regular sheet stamps in stock. (Their is no maximum card for the souvenir sheet or its components.) They are likely to become quite scarce and costly. Get yours soon.

Additionally, I have the official FDCs of the regular sheet stamps and the souvenir sheet in stock, but they are not yet on the website. Their prices are:
   2005  50 kr  $28.00
   2006  25 kr  $15.00
   2007  100 kr  $39.00
   2007  souvenir sheet  $64.00

(I am attempting to obtain some single-stamp FDCs of the stamps from the s/s. If they can be obtained, they will likely be rare -- please advise ASAP if you would be interested in such a set of covers; the cost would likely be around $67 for the set of three.)

Lastly, in 2005, Greenland issued a wonderful hardbound book about the Greenland Pakke-Porto stamps: their design, use, postal history, etc. It is a top-notch production with many illustrations of important items that not available anywhere else. The book has spaces for the mounting of the three stamp designs and the souvenir sheet. As each additional stamp has been issued, it has been included in the book and the price has increased appropriately. I highly recommend this both as a Greenland post office issue and as Greenlandic philatelic literature. The book containing all three stamps and the souvenir sheet is in stock and is available for $169. (I know it seems like a lot, but it includes stamps that sell for $129.50!)

My bottom-line recommendation: Everybody should have the three regular sheet stamps, the intact souvenir sheet, and the three stamps contained in the souvenir sheet. The book is extremely worthy of consideration (everybody who has seen it has raved about it). And the official FDCs and Maximum Cards would finish off your collection if enjoy including such in your collection. If you want to do it the easy way, just drop me an email and let me know what you want and I will take care of it from there.

Additionally, I anticipate that most stamp albums and catalogs will eventually show the 25 kr and 50 kr stamps from the souvenir sheet as completely different stamps and that there will eventually be a surge in demand. Because the price of the souvenir sheet is high, few stamp dealers will be able to afford to stock large quantities ... and thus prices will rise as collectors (who don't get my Enews) "discover" that these stamps exist and dealers stocks dry up. I rarely advise putting aside additional examples, but in this case, I think it would be very worthwhile.
4.  WWII Norwegian Legion Label Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


In 1941, some Norwegians sympathetic to the Nazi German cause formed Den Norske Legion (The Norwegian Legion) with the intent of forming two battalions to defend Finland, alongside Finnish (and German) forces, against the Soviet Union. Only one battalion was successfully formed; by the end of 1941, the Legionnaires numbered over 1200. However, contrary to Norwegian expectations, the Legion was quickly German-ized with the soldiers wearing German SS uniforms; the first two Norwegian commanders resigned rather than serve under tight German control. By February 1942, instead of being sent to Finland, the Legion was sent to ......Read more and see the price list.
 
5.  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.

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SCANDINAVIAN COLLECTIONS

For more, see: Scandinavian Collections

#731310   Danish West Indies Collection 1866-1918 Nearly Complete
A nice looking, nearly complete, collection of 57 different stamps, Mint or Used, on Scott Specialty pages. Missing only 11 stamps to fill the Scott pages (plus includes two extra inverted frame stamps). Missing are #1, 3-4, 12, 20, 23, 26 (24d), 27, 39, J2-3. Though attractive, the stamps range from having the usual DWI quality problems (many) to either Average or Fine. Tremendous Scott 2007 retail catalog value of $1147! Such complete DWI collections are seldom offered. $195.00
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#731327   Greenland Mint and Used Collection 1950-80
A mix of both mint and used stamps on various Scott specialty album pages punched for 2-post binder (NOT a complete set of pages). Usually mint on one page and used on another page. Condition looks to be uniformly VF with quite a few better stamps included. The Mint stamps all appear to be lightly hinged and the Used stamps are virtually all with neat, light cancels. Individual JSA retail is over $140! A great group to start or build a collection. $79.50
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#731328   Iceland Mint Collection 1948-71 on Scott Pages
Very neat and attractive Mint lightly hinged collection. Includes the single-stamp semi-postals from 1933 (#B1-24 w/o s/s). The Scott Specialty 2-post pages run from 1948-1974 plus semis from 1933 and airs from 1934.Condition appears to be uniformly VF with quite a few better stamps included. The 2008 Scott retail value is over $265. Many nice runs of stamps with many pages full. Quite fresh. $109.00
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#731340   Iceland 1873-1992 Collection on Scott Pages
Large, well-filled, and valuable collection starting with #1 and continuing to 1992, on neat and attractive Scott pages punched for 2-post binders. #1-2 are space fillers (Scott 2008 catalog value $1175 but not counted in the total of $3580). From 1876-1960 the total 2008 Scott value is $3580! The early issues are mostly used and many have small, hidden defects. Mint starts mixing in around 1930 and is mostly mint by 1960. Up to about 1978 the Mint stamps are Hinged. After 1978 the Mint is NH. Appearance is Fine to F-VF to about 1940 and most VF from there on. The stamps after 1960 were counted at individual JSA retail values of over $350. Throughout the collection most spaces are filled including in the back-of-book issues. The pages are clean, attractive, and complete to 1992, with most spots filled with black Showgard mounts (quite a bit of cost and work right there). The values above total over $5100! A terrific value! $749.00
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#731311   Norway 1856-2002 Collection on Scott Pages
Impressive, well-filled collection covering all eras of Norwegian stamps. On Scott Specialty pages (punched for 2-post binder). It is in a 2-post 2.5-inch Scott Specialty binder, but that is gold-stamped "BRITISH AMERICA" and on the front cover the previous owner painted "NORWAY" in large white letters [you might wish to save some postage by having me not ship the binder, I have not charged anything for it in the price]. The 1856-1890s era is well-filled with used stamps, but the 1890s-1941 era is mostly used and fairly sparse. The whole 1856-1941 era has a Scott 2007 value of over $1110, however many of the 1856-1890s stamps have the usual defects (mostly hidden, and thus still mostly nice looking). The 1942-79 era is 99% Mint VF (hinged, with a few NH stamps), is very well-filled, and has a Scott 2007 value of over $620. The 1980-2002 era appears to all be NH VF and more than half-filled, with a 2007 Scott value of over $700 and with a face value of over NOK 1790 = $285! The back-of-the-book issues are fairly well represented with Used for the earlier stamps and Mint for the later. Scott 2007 value is over $130 (with more valuable paper varieties on the Officials not counted as such). Virtually every spot has a neatly cut and applied black (a few clear here and there) stamp mount, regardless of whether or not a stamp is present. (The cost of new hingeless pages is in the hundreds of dollars!!!) The total Scott 2007 value is over $2560!!! A terrific start for your Norway collection or a nice home in which to expand an existing collection. Offered for a small fraction of catalog value on valuable hingeless pages. $695.00
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#731338   Norway Collection in Lighthouse Hingeless Album
Lighthouse 1855-1983 hingeless album pages in green Lighthouse springback "NORGE" imprinted binder. The pages include the specialized pages for the early issues showing the different colors, types, etc. One can obtain the post-1983 pages from Lighthouse. It appears that some 1965-67 pages are missing, but again they can be obtained from Lighthouse. The stamps consist of a scattering of 1922-45 Used F-VF and VF stamps and 1945-83 stamps in VF, mostly Mint NH (with a few Hinged) condition. A relatively modest collection of a few hundred stamps, but in better than usual quality for a collection and in a handsome album that can (and should) be used for further expansion. Scott 2008 retail catalog value is over $440! The album itself (to 1983) retails new for over $380! Very fresh and clean album and stamps. $280.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731330   U.S. Collection: NH Definitives, Airs, Panes 1970s-1993
Neat collection in two volumes of Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring binders. Volume I: 1970s-1990 various regular issues, airs, booklet panes, etc.; 2007 Brookman retail value $135; 1.75-inch binder. Volume II: 1991-93 pages, but only few stamps; Brookman 2007 value over $16; 2-inch binder. Both binders have slip cases; all are in very nice condition. Most spaces have black mounts in very good condition. If you use the pages, there is a lot of value in the pages and mounts (and the binders and slip cases too!). $89.00
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#731331   U.S. NH Commemoratives Collection 1983-1993
Very attractive and neat NH VF collection of commemorative issues on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring binder. Mostly well-filled pages. 2007 Brookman retail value $356! -- there are a lot of stamps here. Virtually all spaces (even if the stamps are not present) have black mounts in very good condition. If you use the pages, there is a lot of value in the pages and mounts too! Very fresh and nice. At this price of LESS THAN HALF Brookman if you have a few duplicates when you add this to your collection, you can just use the duplicates for postage. $176.00
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#731332   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1919-1960 in Three Volumes
Attractive collection of plate blocks on Minkus pages in three Minkus 3-ring Plate Block albums with slip cases. Volume I 1919-37 is EMPTY. Volume II 1938-50 contains some Prexies and then later commemoratives; Brookman 2007 value $58. Volume III 1951-60 contains a strong range of commemoratives and definitives with a 2007 Brookman value of about $149. Volumes II and III have clear Crystal Mounts in good condition. Virtually all NH VF, but we note just a FEW hinged plate blocks. Very neat and attractive. The albums are fresh and clean. Total Brookman 2007 value is over $205! Priced BELOW 40% of Brookman for the stamps and nothing at all for the albums! $79.00
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#731333   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1961-70
Attractive collection of NH VF plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Good range of commemoratives, early larger plate blocks, and definitives. Brookman 2007 value over $147. Most spaces have clear Crystal Mounts in good condition. Very neat and attractive. The album is fresh and clean. $64.00
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#731334   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1971-75
Attractive collection of NH VF plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Good range of commemoratives, larger plate blocks, and definitives. Brookman 2007 value over $221. All spaces with black mounts (mostly Showgard) in good condition; the mounts alone were costly. The album is fresh and clean with just a few pages showing some spots. Very neat and attractive collection. $97.00
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#731335   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1976-78
Attractive and nearly complete collection of NH VF plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Good range of commemoratives, larger plate blocks, and definitives. Brookman 2007 value over $192. Virtually all spaces with black Showgard mounts in good condition; the mounts alone were costly. The album is fresh and clean. Very neat and attractive collection. $86.00
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#731336   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1979-84
Attractive and substantial collection (through first half of 1984) of NH VF plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Good range of commemoratives, larger plate blocks, and definitives. Brookman 2007 value over $447. Virtually all spaces with black Showgard mounts in good condition; the mounts alone were costly. The album is fresh and clean. Very neat, attractive, and valuable collection. $197.00
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#731337   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection 1984-93
Attractive collection (from second half of 1984 through 1989) of NH VF plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Scattered range of commemoratives and definitives. Also another (empty) matching volume of pages for 1990-93 plate blocks. Brookman 2007 value over $120. Virtually all spaces in both volumes with black Showgard mounts in good condition; the mounts alone were costly. The album is fresh and clean. Very neat and attractive collection. $63.00
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#731339   U.S. Plate Blocks Collection Airmails 1918-1985
Attractive collection of airmail plate blocks on Minkus pages in Minkus 3-ring Plate Block album with slip case. Complete pages from 1918 to 1985. The plate blocks start in 1947 with scattered issues to 1985. We note a few earlier blocks hinged, but otherwise NH VF. Brookman 2007 value over $105. Some earlier spaces with clear Crystal Mounts in good condition and with black Showgard mounts in good condition in the later spots. The album is fresh and clean. Very neat and attractive collection. $49.00
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#731326   The 1990 Doonesbury Stamp Album
A 16-page "album" that is actually a book composed entirely of sheets/pages of perforated, gummed Doonesbury cartoon/comic label "stamps". Tremendous range of subject matter including the usual Doonesbury political satire. Celebrates "20 years of quality cartoons". If you have seen one of these, you know what fun it is. If you have not seen one, well... it is hard to describe. If you enjoy politics, satire, cartoons, Doonesbury, or generally labels and Cinderella items you will want this. Front cover with a couple dents (looks okay) and a few minor marginal adhesions not affecting the labels. The best condition example I have yet seen in the last few years. $16.95
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

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

#731341   Scott 2-Post 2.5-Inch Specialty Binder
2-inch, 2.5-post Scott Specialty binder. Used, attractive with a little wear on the linen hinging, but has many useful years of life left to give. $19.50
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#731329   First Day Cover Album
First day cover album sold by the Swedish post office. Brown 4-ring binder with "FDC" imprinted in gold. Contains 20 black plastic 2-sided pages, each side holds 2 covers; holds a grand total of 80 covers (or souvenir cards or other covers). Very attractive and since Swedish FDCs are just a little larger than most, these pages will fit a much wider variety of covers, including the all usual European size covers. Virtually like-new condition. TWO AVAILABLE. $13.95 each
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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.

#731322   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 1997-98 (the 1998 edition)
Includes SWEDISH REVENUES special section. This edition of the Facit Catalog is still very much in demand (or the 1998-99 or 2005 editions) because this includes listings for Swedish revenue stamps. Several other special sections this year, including Danish classic covers 1854-1875. Gently used. $14.95
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#731321   Facit Scandinavia Specialized Catalog 1994-95 (the 1995 edition)
Includes Swedish postal stationery special section and worthwhile just for that! Appears brand new -- if it has been used, you will not notice it. $8.95
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#731320   Norgeskatalogen 2002
The catalog for Norwegian specialists. FULL COLOR with super illustrations! English word list and English translation of many important sections. Once again much improved with special sections on: forged cancels (FDC, WWII-era, and more), expanded largest known unit listings, revised info on printings and papers of modern issues, coil stamps, perfins, souvenir cards, packs, show cards, NK blocks priced listing, Posthorn printings identification, date blocks (early and modern), watermark positions, postal rates 1877-2001, postmarks 1845-55, Crown and Posthorn cancels catalog with rarity factors!!! [still the most recent listing], Franked letters to France in Skilling period. Much in English. Extremely important catalog. Originally $47.95. Absolutely brand new copy that was damaged in shipping; gouge on front cover and first couple pages, but otherwise pristine. $8.00
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#731316   AFA Block of Four Catalog 1962 (Denmark, Greenland)
Lists and prices mint and used blocks of four for Denmark, Slesvig, and Greenland. Now a literature collectors item. I do not know when this catalog was first issued, but this is the earliest copy I can recall seeing. Good used condition. $3.00
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#731315   Danish Numeral, Star, and PR- Cancellations Catalog
(Mickel, Eitner, 1980; Danische Nummern- Und Sternstempel 1980 3. auflage; Danische Briefsammelstellen-Stempel 1980) Very useful catalog in three parts. Numeral cancellations are listed and priced by stamp issue/era. Star and Starless (UDS) cancellations are listed and priced. The so-called "PR" cancellations (bridge type cancellations with "PR" in them; for small offices controlled by larger (PR) post offices) are listed and priced with earliest and latest dates of use. Though other catalogs have since been issued, this is still a quite useful 91 pages packed with information. In German, but very easy to use. Appears to be brand new copy. $11.00
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#731317   Danish Postmarks (Original Edition)
(Arnholtz, 1953) The ORIGINAL EDITION, not the 1980 reprint. The classic handbook on all aspects of Danish postmarks. Though in Danish, it is a must-have for postmark collectors. Lightly used, but virtually like-new, with usual slightly loose cover (as have virtually all copies) that can be repaired. (Brand new copies of the 1980 reprint is in stock if you prefer: #13045 $39.00) $22.50
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#731318   Denmark Revenues catalogs
Group of two photocopies of earlier Danish revenues catalog listings. "Stempel Mærker 1974" listing and pricing the basic documentary revenue stamps; originally 6 pages copied onto 3 pages. "Stempelmarkenkatalog der Nordischen Staaten, I Danmark, II Danish West Indies" published in 1951 in Helsinki, listing and pricing mostly just the documentary and playing card revenues with German and English text; originally 12 pages copied onto 6 pages. Obviously both quite dated, but still interesting and useful perspective. $3.00
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#731314   The Postal History of Finnish Areas Ceded to USSR (Lost Territories)
(Helkio, 1980; Luovutetun Karjalan, Petsamon, Ja Sallan Postihistoriaa) The primary and very valuable reference for the cancellations of the areas of Karelia, Petsamo, and Salla, which were ceded to the USSR in the WWII era. Lists spellings, dates of use, post office status/type/level, RARITY FACTORS, maps, and illustrations of multiple-type cancels. Some ENGLISH text and very easy to use. OUT OF PRINT and very, very difficult to find. This copy is heavily used in VERY POOR condition, but the information is still all present and usable. $9.00
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#731312   4 Skilling 1855 without souvenir card
(Jellestad and King-Farlow, 1955) Entirely in English discussing and illustrating Norways first stamp. Production, varieties, cancels, postal history, etc. Still a sought after title. This copy does not include the "Large version" of 1955 Souvenir Card. Used condition; the cover is soiled, but the pages are spotless. $8.00
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#731313   Norwegian Local Post Stamps
(Pihl, 1963; Norges Byposter og annen norsk lokalpost) The classic catalog and handbook of Norwegian local post stamps. Though a 2005 catalog has updated values and information, there is a huge amount of information in the Pihl 1963 catalog that is not found anywhere else. This is still needed by any collector of Norwegian local post stamps. Original examples are quite scarce and almost always have significant binding wear. Original edition in very good used condition with only a small amount of wear on the cover and virtually no binding wear. $47.50
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#731319   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. Though the cover is sun faded, it appears never to have been used. $5.00
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#731323   Collect ... Stamp (British, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)
(Stanley Gibbons) THREE 1976-79 small catalogs in full color. Really attractive and quite handy even if the prices are dated. "British" is 1979 and First North American Edition, with prices in US$; complete basic priced catalog from 1840 plus listings for the watermark varieties. "Channel Islands" is 1976 Fifth Edition, catalogs the stamps, etc., but also the POSTAL MARKINGS from 1794 from Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, etc. "Isle of Man" is 1976 First Edition, with an extensive handbook/catalog of the POSTAL MARKINGS 1765-1973, plus the stamp issues. Very useful! $7.95
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#731324   Zumstein Switzerland and Liechtenstein Specialized Catalog 1981
Extensive 400 page COLOR catalog in German and French. Includes catalog number concordance for Zumstein - Michel - Gibbons - Scott -Yvert catalogs; that alone is worth the price. Appears to be brand new; the binding does not appear to have been opened! $4.95
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#731325   Zumstein Switzerland and Liechtenstein Specialized Catalog 1982
Extensive 408 page COLOR catalog in German and French. Includes catalog number concordance for Zumstein - Michel - Gibbons - Scott -Yvert catalogs; that alone is worth the price. Very gently used. $4.95
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SWEDEN
Official Blackprint
1856/1862 Local Stamp
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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


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


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Updated 17 June 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.
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