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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2007 September 6

CONTENTS:

1.  New Items on the Website

2.  ICELAND STAMP PRICE LISTS Now on Website

3.  News and Comment

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 

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

   Iceland Stamp Price Lists have been added -- see below.

   U.S. Stamps: A range of interesting mint and used 1863-1930s issues including some desirable items.

   Canada Stamps: A very useful group of mint and used 1859-1929 stamps with many in very nice quality.
 
2.  ICELAND STAMP PRICE LISTS Now on Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

ICELAND STAMP PRICE LISTS have been put on the website. This list is probably the most comprehensive such listing on the web, with up to three levels of condition (never hinged, mint hinged, and used) and up to five levels of quality for each item. There are over 3600 priced listings and more are being added almost every day. 99.5% of the stamps have illustrations.

A downloadable, printable version (without illustrations) will be available in a couple weeks and will be announced in an E-News. However, because many items are in very short supply, I suggest you don't wait; place your order today.

A full Table of Contents helps to get you to a starting point in the lists. Unfortunately, to keep the page size and browser loading time reasonable, the list is divided into 72 web pages.

Scott numbers have been given for these listings. If you would prefer to examine the stamps before purchasing, or you are any seeking stamps (or any condition or any quality) not listed here, please send your want list using your choice of Scott or Facit numbers. (My stock is organized in Scott order, thus Scott numbers are preferred, but I can work with Facit numbers if that is easier for you.)

Unless there is a 6-digit item number in the left-most column, the images shown in the "regular stamp" price lists are standard images of the issues from my image library; they are presented to show the designs of the stamp issues and not to show the specific individual stamps being offered. The centering of the stamps in the images is usually Superb or VF quality; again these are not images of the individual stamps being offered unless you see a 6-digit number in the left-most column. Most early stamps had multiple printings, thus color shades vary greatly; the colors in the images are random printings/colors. If there is a 6-digit item number in the left-most column, the image is of the actual item being offered.

All the listed conditions and qualities were in stock at the moment this list was prepared and I endeavor to maintain them in stock and to keep this website updated. However, my stock changes daily and (to paraphrase) good stamps are hard to find. If you are willing to accept a different grade or quality if an item is temporarily out of stock, please let me know when ordering (add a comment at the conclusion of the shopping cart process) and please also let me know of any alternates you will consider. Furthermore, new stamps are being put in stock every day; if the quality and/or condition you are seeking is not listed, please send your want list.

The publication of this list is a "first effort" in quite a long time. It surely includes a few errors; I will be grateful if you would inform me of any errors you notice. Stamps "missing" from the list simply might not be included because they are not in stock or are singles which are normally only listed in full sets. Just the same, if it seems like something obvious (and not a single from a set, or a rarity) is missing, please let me know. If you can offer for sale items that are not listed here, please do so; I especially need sources of pre-1940 mint (hinged or never hinged) stamps and recent used complete sets. Prices are subject to typographical error and change, but I will do my best to honor the listed prices to the extent of available stock.

See additional examples of Icelandic Stamps in the following Sections:
   New Arrivals.
   Specialized Stamps many pages starting here (Varieties, Blocks, Cancellations, and other interesting items).
   "Gallery" offering scarcer stamps such as Skillings, Prir overprints, and scarce I Gildi overprints.
   Several "Bargains" pages offering inexpensive examples of stamps, usually with hidden defects.
   Stamps with Tollur (customs revenue) cancellations.

TIP: The price list pages are in Scott number order. Once you are on a price list page, to most easily navigate these stamp price list pages, use the "drop down" menu located above this text (and at the bottom of every page). You can also hover over the numbered page links and read the name of the page in the bottom status bar of your browser.
 
3.  News and Comment Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

After the Fredericksburg, Virginia, coin & stamp show back in August, we held a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. The winner was L.P. from Falls Church, Virginia. Thank you to all those who attended.
 
The addition of the Iceland Stamp price list pages has boosted the total number of pages on the website to 1468! I still have a long way to go, however. If there is anything you are seeking that is not on the website, please send your want list.
 
With all the usual late-summer vacation travel and holidays, you may have missed some interesting announcements in recent E-News issues. Take a look at...

   Sweden LinnÚ Issues and Blackprints (August 23 2007 E-News)Some very interesting issues, including a very nice book containing two blackprints (likely to become quite scarce) and souvenir sheets with cylinder and counting numbers. Also an FDC of the complete Linne souvenir sheet.

   ┼land Frama (Machine) Stamp Surprise (August 2 2007 E-News) An interesting -- if not convoluted -- story of a machine stamp issue that is likely to be very scarce. Also with useful information about machine stamps in general.

   Terrific Book on Slania-Engraved Stamps - Sale Price! (August 30 2007 emailed E-News, not on website)

The 1989 book by Lennart Bernadotte has long been regarded as probably the finest book about Slania's engravings. Bernadotte, a member of the Swedish royal family, was an admirer of Slania's engravings and a personal friend. Bernadotte, who died in 2004, was also a world-renowned macro photographer. This book showcases not only Slania's magnificent engraving work, but also Bernadotte's photographic skill.

This book has been difficult to obtain for the last few years, but I currently have a small quantity in stock and can offer it at a special sale price. Normally $97.50, for a short time it is only $89.00.

Czeslaw Slania's Life Work
(Bernadotte, 1989; Das Lebenswerk von Czeslaw Slania) A true masterwork by the world's leading macro-photographer at the time (and member of the Swedish royal family). An INCREDIBLE and unique book with hundreds of color photos and full page color transparencies. 221 pages in attractive loose-leaf binder that allows the pages to be removed for display. ENGLISH text and photo captions. This book has to be seen to be believed -- no amount of description in words can convey what this book does to showcase Slania's engravings. Highly recommended. #10023 Sale Price $89.00, plus shipping (normally $97.50 plus shipping)

For PICTURES and to order, please see:
http://www.JaySmith.com/Literature/Slania-Books.html

For a short biography of Lennart Bernadotte see Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennart_Bernadotte
(If you are not familiar with Wikipedia, it is a terrific resource; users can contribute content -- something very much needed in their philatelic areas.)
 
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

#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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#730222   Aland 1984 Last Day of Finnish Postal Service Cover Set
Complete set of 31 covers postmarked on the Last Day of Finnish Postal Service in Aland, February 29, 1984, one from each of the 31 post offices in the Aland Islands. Quite a few of these tiny-village post offices have since been closed. Individual retail of these covers is $3-5 EACH. (Old #30222) $39.00
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#730306   Aland 1984 First Day of Aland Postal Service Cover Set
Complete set of 31 covers postmarked on the First Day of Independent Postal Service in Aland, March 1, 1984, one from each of the 31 post offices in the Aland Islands. Each cover bears BOTH Aland and Finland stamps (the Finland stamps remained valid in Aland for a short period). Quite a few of these tiny-village post offices have since been closed. Individual retail of these dual-franked covers is $5-10 EACH! (Old #30306) $49.00
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#730234   Denmark Never Hinged Collection 1984-90
Immaculate collection of about 110 different Mint, 1984-90, on Lindner-T hingeless pages. Commemoratives and semi-postals are all complete sets, plus a nice range of definitives including many of the higher value Lion types. Condition is pristine, Never Hinged, and uniformly VF. If purchased individually, Jay Smith retail totals $213.75. In addition, the Lindner-T hingeless pages run from 1972-90 (page #36-77 complete) in a like-new blue padded binder with matching slipcase (retail value $198!). Altogether a $411 retail value for a very low price! (The stamps/pages vs the binder/slipcase can be purchased separately.) (Old #30234) $259.00
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#730285   Finland Used Semi-postal Collection 1931-71
Collection of 136 different Used Finland semi-postals to 1971 on Scott Specialty album pages (pages run to 1984). Many complete sets including B9-30. Nearly all F-VF or better with a huge percentage VF. Many of these issues are quite scarce used (and consequently woefully undercataloged by Scott), particularly the afore-mentioned sets of the 1930s. Jay Smith retail for this selection currently totals $360.80, so this collection affords a significant savings on this challenging area! (Old #30285) $189.00
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#731101   Norway Collection of Mint Blocks 1944-69
Collection of 114 different Mint (hinged) blocks of 4, mostly mounted on album leaves. Includes many complete commemorative sets and some better values from the 1962-68 regular issues. Condition throughout is sound and VF. My retail price for this same group as hinged singles totals $488, so as a group this collection affords a significant savings! $149.00
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#731288   Sweden 1971-1983 Official First Day Cover Collection
Large, significantly complete, collection of 126 official, unaddressed first day covers. All clean and attractive. The covers seem to all include the official insert card with information about the issues. A tremendous range of topics included and with many, many stamps engraved by SLANIA. Total JSA retail is over $250 -- there is a lot of value here! $119.00
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#730030   Sweden Modern Postal Stationery Collection
Terrific collection of approximately 70 1970s-1995 Swedish postal stationery items, including MANY VERY SCARCE ITEMS. All VF, about 70% Mint and 30% FDC including some very scarce FDC items. Included are SLANIA issues, Europa, almost-unheard-of Bingo-Berra (Bear) Lottery Card Sheet, and much more. Includes several items of which only a few thousand were printed and which I have never seen offered by any other dealer. Total of my prices would come out about at about $260-290. This is a terrific start on a modern Swedish stationery collection and is a SUPER VALUE. (Old #30030) $175.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731378   United States: Two Beginner Collections 1861-1952
A couple of hundred mostly used stamps in Scott American album and Minkus softbound album. These are basically starter collections with some better values in variable condition. The highlight of this lot is an average 1869 2c Post Rider (#113, cat $100). Condition is very mixed: most of the better stamps have faults but there is much F-VF including some useful medium values (we spotted a decent mint C11, for example). If you enjoy sifting through old albums you should find some decent kernels amidst the chaff! $45.00
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#731229   Canada Year Grouping 1997
All different, almost complete for the year, large selection of Canadian issues for the year, including singles, mini-sheets, souvenir sheets, and booklets. All NH VF. Includes nice topicals such as flowers, hockey, Formula One racing, sharks, etc. Some are scarcer issues worth a premium. Priced at 10% BELOW face value of C$230! Great selection at low cost! $182.00
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#731173   Fiji Queen Elizabeth II Collection 1953-97
Mounted collection of over 300 stamps, mostly different, mint and used, on hand-drawn pages. Includes some mint sets and souvenir sheets and also some used issues which can be very difficult to find used. Condition is nearly all F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2007 retail totals $371.49. $109.00
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#731379   Worldwide Collection 1950s-60s
Collection of many hundreds (maybe 1000-1500?) different, mint and used on Scott International album pages in blue International binder inscribed Part VII (even though the pages are from various parts). Very scattered contents; a few mint sets and a few better values (best stamp we saw was Papua #144 used, cat $16). Condition is F-VF or better, with nearly all VF. This is a nice clean lot which should be fun for a worldwide collector / accumulator to pick through. The binder is in excellent used condition and is worth nearly this much! $45.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

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

For more, see: Scandinavian & Worldwide Literature Specials Table of Contents.

#730481   AFA Denmark Specialized Catalog 1981-82 Bi-Colored Issues ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Extremely useful and still-current translation of this important chapter. A companion volume, without pricing, to the original edition. Highly recommended. If you are at all interested in the Danish Bi-Color issues, you will find this extremely useful. #1133 is available new for $31. Used in pristine, like-new condition. (Old #60489) $24.00
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#730497   Faroe DAKA GF10 Specialized Catalog 1995-96
(DAKA, 1996; Foroyar 1995-96 DAKA GF10) The first new edition from the new publisher of the Wowern Catalogs. Complete ENGLISH TEXT, 172 pages. Lots of new information. Though a 2000 edition is available (#1042 $29.50), this is still very useful. Brand new copy. (Old #60211) $9.00
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#730538   Norgeskatalogen 1992
The Norwegian specialized catalog. This edition is quite useful, with listings of Numeral and Single-Ring Cancellations on early stamp issues, Register of Early Stamp Issues on Cover (rates, destinations, pricing), and a good article on COD Mail (Postopkrav). In addition, there is all the usual color-illustrated specialized listings of stamps, booklets, machine stamps, souvenir cards, etc., etc., etc. This is a brand-new copy at a great price. (By comparison, the 2005 edition is $59!) (Old #60404) $8.00
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#730731   Norwegian Railway Cancellation Catalog
(Tiemer, 1989 Second Edition; Katalog uber Die Stempel der Norwegischen Bahnpost) Tiemer is the primary reference catalog and handbook; in German, but includes ENGLISH introduction and instructions for use of the tables. Every cancel illustrated, includes a "point" PRICING system. Supposedly used, but absolutely pristine, like-new condition. (Old #60492) $19.50
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#730971   (U.S.) Transportation Issue Plate Number Coil Stamps
(1987, Agris) Massive 332-page hardbound book packed with interesting and useful information for any collector of these stamps. I have never seen a copy offered for sale and a recent web search did not turn up any -- this price may be far too low?? Good used condition with some minor foxing on the flyleaves, but otherwise the interior is like new. (Old #60576) $28.00
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FEATURED SPECIAL

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

Official blackprint/reprint made in 1930 to aid in study of the printing plate. Ungummed on thick card, as issued. Seldom offered.
Single $12.00
Pair $22.00
Block $40.00


Other reprints also available.



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
World Classic Seal Design
Very Limited Supply!
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Seldom offered and rarely at such a low price! A once-in-a-lifetime purchase allows me to share the savings with you.
NH VF normally $60.00!
NH VF Only $36.00!


(A few others $18-$48.
1904 and 1905 also available.)



FEATURED SPECIAL

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



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



SPECIAL OFFERS!
GREAT VALUES!
Updated 17 January 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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