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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 August 23

CONTENTS:

1.  New Items on the Website

2.  International Polar Year Souvenir Sheets - Low Prices

3.  Sweden Linné Issues and Blackprints

4.  Canada Millennium Souvenir Sheets (Linn's Tip of the Week)

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

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

There is an interesting range of new items on the website:

   Finland Covers on the New Arrivals page; many very interesting items.

   Faroe Scott #240a 1992 Seals with right margin. Extremely scarce, little known variety. The first one I have had in many, many years.

   U.S. Duck Stamps. A good presentation of early to modern issues in all price ranges.

   Laos Stamps; the KEY SETS in very nice condition.

   Collections and Albums: There are some great bargains to be had among the newly added collections and albums here, as well as those already on the website.

   Over the last few weeks, I have added a range of attractive U.S. stamps to the website with quite a few better quality items that would fetch high numerical grades. There are quite a few pages, starting here. Once you get there, use the drop-down-list navigation to go to the pages that most interest you.
 
2.  International Polar Year Souvenir Sheets - Low Prices Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


The International Polar Year book contains all 8 souvenir sheets and many very interesting and informative pages of text and pictures. It does cost more than the souvenir sheets alone, but it has been extremely popular and was an instant sellout in several of the countries. $77.50 plus shipping.

A recent Linn's advertisement by one of the larger companies (August 20, 2007, Mystic) made it clear that my prices on the International Polar Year issues are quite low.

Take a look at my complete price list for Polar Year items; I believe that this is the most complete listing available.

Here are some comparisons of prices for NH VF souvenir sheets:

Country Their Price My Price  
Denmark $14.95 $7.50
Finland $9.50 $4.00
Greenland $11.00 $5.80
Iceland $10.00 $6.00
Norway $15.50 $8.25
Sweden $15.50 $5.75
U.S. $3.50 $3.40
Canada $6.00 $2.00
Set of 8 s/s $79.95 $42.70
The Polar Year Book   not listed   $77.50

Take a look here at my complete price list for Polar Year items for more items and complete details.
 

Denmark


Finland


Greenland


Iceland


Norway (actual size is larger than the other countries)


Sweden


Canada


United States
Take a look here at my complete price list for Polar Year items for more items and complete details.
 
3.  Sweden Linné Issues and Blackprints Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 










2007 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linné, certainly one of the most important pioneers in the Natural Sciences. Whether or not we are aware of it, the impact of Linné's work is felt every day by each and every one of us.

In celebration, Sweden has issued two coil stamps (in January 2007) and a souvenir sheet (in May 2007).

These are not the first Swedish stamps issued to commemorate Linné. Sweden issued stamps in 1939 (portrait), 1963 (Linné's home), 1978 (various scenes and subjects), and perhaps others I am forgetting. All the earlier issues are in stock, including NH stamps, Hinged stamps, Used stamps, FDCs, postally used covers, booklets, etc. Please let me know what you are seeking and I will be happy to send on approval.

The 2007 issues are in stock, as follows:

Set of 2 NH VF coil stamps: $ 4.65
Set of 2 coil stamps on one FDC: $ 7.50
Set of 2 coil stamps on one Collectors Sheet (souvenir page) [now scarce; only a couple left]: $ 12.00

Souvenir Sheet NH VF: $ 6.25
Souvenir Sheet issue on official cacheted FDC: $ 9.25
(The official FDC only bears the pair of stamps from the s/s.)

COMPLETE Souvenir Sheet on private non-cacheted FDC: $ 16.50 (Had to be privately arranged at some expense; these will likely be extremely scarce!)

As with other recent souvenir sheets, this souvenir sheet exists with Cylinder #1 and #2 numbers and counting numbers (called "kn"). The counting numbers, at the extreme right side, are a bit hard to see against the design of the flowers. There are four possible combinations 1, 1+kn, 2, and 2+kn -- some seem to be scarcer than others, but my prices are all the same for the moment. See the pictures below. Very limited supply!

NH VF S/S with only Cylinder #1: $ 9.25
NH VF S/S with only Cylinder #2: $ 9.25
NH VF S/S with Cylinder #1 plus KN: $ 9.25
NH VF S/S with Cylinder #2 plus KN: $ 9.25


Cylinder #1 (or #2) in upper right corner.


Cylinder #2 (or #1) in upper right corner plus counting number vertically positioned on the extreme right side.

THE BLACKPRINTS: The Swedish post office printed a very limited quantity of a deluxe book about Carl von Linné with many great pictures and interesting text (fully in Swedish, German, and English). Included in the book are the two coil stamps and the souvenir sheet, as well as blackprints of the engraved portions of both coil stamps and the souvenir sheet. This book is the only source for the blackprints! This handsome book will be of great interest to anybody who collects Swedish stamps or who has an interest in Swedish History, the Natural Sciences, or the History of Science.

I was planning on including some pictures from the book, but I did not want to "overload" the E-News. Besides, it would be hard to pick out just a few pictures!

I still have a few copies of the book available, but when I run out, I suspect that I will not be able to obtain more. If you want it, get it NOW! The price is only $45.00 plus shipping.
 
4.  Canada Millennium Souvenir Sheets (Linn's Tip of the Week) Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 



SORRY, THIS HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT.
SORRY, THIS HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT.
SORRY, THIS HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT.

Sometimes a person gets lucky. Linn's Stamp News [new window] "Stamp Market Tips" column for August 20, 2007 has a "Tip of the Week" that I have in stock. Though the Linn's editors were unable to find any examples of this item in their own Zillionsofstamps website, I have it in stock!

I have 9 complete NH VF sets of Canada Scott #1818-34 souvenir sheets available, at $69.00 per set. You can buy one set -- or if you are fast, you can buy them all. The "Tips" author said "...are in short supply and worth buying if you can find them offered at or near the Scott catalog value of $76.50..."

Given the popularity of Canadian stamps and Millennium issues in general (to say nothing of the myriad of topics shown on these stamps), this is going to be a winner -- I suspect that the value will rise dramatically in the next few years.

Be sure to look at the 7 pages of British North America for other interesting items, both classic and modern, at great prices.

 
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.

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

#731374   Finland Mint Collection 1891-1975 on Scott Pages
Neat group of Scott Specialty pages (punched for 2-post binder, pages starting with 1891), with good range of Mint stamps. Light coverage up to 1950 but well-filled thereafter. Includes very good range of semi-postal stamps. Neatly hinged (seems to be very good, peelable hinges) on pages very clean and attractive. The quality almost universally VF. JSA retail (mint hinged prices) is over $610 with any potential paper varieties counted at the least costly possibility. A great and inexpensive way to get a lot of stamps and the album pages too. $349.00
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#731375   Finland Used Collection 1891-1979 on Scott Pages
Complete set of Scott Specialty pages (punched for 2-post binder, pages starting with 1856), with very nice range of Used stamps. Excellent coverage starting at 1895 and fairly well-filled up to 1979, includes very good range of semi-postal stamps (which are quite scarce used). Neatly hinged on very clean and attractive pages. The quality almost universally VF. JSA retail is $680 with any potential paper varieties counted at the least costly possibility. The pages are in a Scott Specialty binder that looks nice sitting on the shelf, but the binding hinges are broken (the binder is not counted in the value and if you prefer -- to save on shipping -- the pages can be shipped without the binder). A great and inexpensive way to get a lot of stamps and the album pages too. $369.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731368   United Nations First Day Covers 1979-83 Collection
Collection of about 92 different unaddressed first day covers with official cachets. Appears to be mostly in complete sets with NY, Geneva, and Vienna issues for the period. Includes wide range of topics including environment, women, art, handicapped, law, economics, and much more. Contained in new-looking (really nice) White Ace "United Nations Covers" blue 100-cover binder. Scott value around $100. Great price! $29.00
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#731373   Canada and Territories Collection
Scott Master Canada (and Territories) Stamp Album in very nice used condition with pages to about 1981. Modest, but attractive collection ranging from 1870 to 1980. Mostly used, but some mint stamps, mostly in F-VF or VF condition. Perhaps some faults in earlier issues as usual, but valued appropriately. Canada fairly well filled, with the stamps attractively presented in black Showgard mounts. I have not counted the Canada catalog value, but it is probably around $100+. New Brunswick $40 stamp not counted. Newfoundland 2008 Scott catalog value around $65. A great new home for a collection you already have or a great start on a new collection. Priced at far less than a new album would cost. $48.00
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#731377   Canada Scott Master Album with Slipcase
Nearly new Canada Master Album with pages thru 1994 including provinces, VF. Accompanied by black slipcase. Contains some NH VF stamps of the early 1970s (values up to $2 Quebec). A comparable Canada album brand new would retail over $100. This one is bargain-priced if you need a clean housing for your Canada collection! $39.00
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#731369   Great Britain First Day Covers 1986-1990 Collection
Collection of about 45 different neatly (typed) addressed first day covers with official Royal Mail cachets. All complete sets (one set per cover) representing a tremendous range of topics including Penny Black, Halleys Comet, sports, history, animals (owls, cats, dogs, etc.), airplanes, flowers, science, Linne, birds, Christmas, astronomy, dinosaurs, maps, etc., etc. Contained in handsome, new-looking maroon "Royal Mail First Day Covers" binder. Scott 2008 value just as used stamps is about $185! Great value (even for a dealer or eBayer)! $79.00
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#731370   Great Britain First Day Covers 1978-1985 Collection
Collection of about 45 different neatly (typed) addressed first day covers with official Royal Mail cachets. All complete sets (one set per cover) representing a tremendous range of topics including childrens stories, Royals, Christmas, horses, castles, bicycles, dogs, flowers, flags, police, trains, sports, disabled, fish and fishing, Darwin, theater, autos, oil, engineering, military, gardens, circus, Europa, lighthouses, insects, cinema, etc., etc. Contained in handsome, new-looking brown "Post Office First Day Covers" binder. Scott 2008 value just as used stamps is about $105! Great value (even for a dealer or eBayer)! $34.00
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#731371   Great Britain First Day Covers 1992-1997 Collection
Collection of about 44 different neatly (typed) addressed first day covers with official Royal Mail cachets. All complete sets (one set per cover) representing a tremendous range of topics including animals, Royals, art, literature, sailing, history, war, theater, EU, Christmas, birds, time, flowers, orchids, ships, Sherlock Holmes, berries and nuts, trains, Channel Tunnel, sports, D-Day, golf, science, cats, Shakespeare, rugby, soccer/football, cinema, autos, airplanes, horses, etc., etc. Contained in handsome, new-looking maroon "Royal Mail First Day Covers" binder. Scott 2008 value just as used stamps is about $180! Great value (even for a dealer or eBayer)! $79.00
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#731376   Worldwide Collection in Scott Album 1840-1940
Collection of many hundreds (maybe 1-2000?), mint and used in a venerable Blue Scott International album, 1840-1940. Enormous range of countries represented (not U.S.). Some scattered medium to better values in variable condition. There are some faults (as to be expected in general collections of this period), and some of the mint are lightly stuck (can be removed with care), but the overwhelming majority will be F-VF to VF. Binder is worn but the album pages are ok. I note a few perfins and revenues, and even a couple forgeries of cheap stamps. Surely no rarities, but perhaps a few surprises. An enjoyable lot if you like old collections to pore through! $69.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

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

#731367   Scott 2-Post 2-Inch Specialty Binder with Slipcase
2-inch, 2-post Scott Specialty binder, with slip case, without labeling or stamping -- will work perfectly for any country -- looks virtually new. Includes about 25 blank Scott pages. $28.00
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#731372   Set of 2 Useful Cover Albums (Royal Mail Presentation Pack Albums)
Set of two 4-ring binders, one maroon and one brown, gold-stamped "Royal Mail Presentation Packs". Contains a total of about 34 clear plastic pages (with black dividers). Except for a couple full-size pages, each page holds four covers (or packs or whatever) measuring up to about 8.5 x 4.75 inches (maybe a tiny bit smaller). Will hold about 130 covers. Very nice used condition. Very useful "utility" cover albums that can hold just about anything -- at a great price! $19.00
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6.  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.
 

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 17 June 2019

Scandinavia:
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  Collections
  Used Albums

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

World Stamps:
   Better stamps at great prices.
  Collections
 
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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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