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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2008 March 27

CONTENTS:

1.  New Items on the Website

2.  Gallery of New Stamps on the Website

3.  Norden 2008 Mythology Issues & Folder

4.  News and Notes

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 

A wide range of "better" Danish, Finnish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish stamps have been added to the website. See them in the various Gallery, Bargains, and New Arrivals Sections for the respective countries.

With this edition of the E-News, I am also trying an experiment to show thumbnail images (with links) of many newly added "better" stamps. Take a look at this Image Gallery section and let me know what you think. I am especially interested in knowing if adding this section a) worked in your browser and b) if it caused any problems taking too long to load this E-News page. I welcome your feedback.... and please look at the stamps too!

NEW STAMPS ON THE WEBSITE
Please look in all three categories
and in each category, please follow the page number links
to see other pages in that category.
Denmark New Arrivals - Stamps    Gallery - Select Stamps    Bargain Stamps
Finland New Arrivals - Stamps (no category yet) (no category yet)
Greenland    New Arrivals - Stamps Gallery - Select Stamps Bargain Stamps
Iceland New Arrivals - Stamps Gallery - Select Stamps Bargain Stamps
Norway New Arrivals - Stamps Gallery - Select Stamps Bargain Stamps
Sweden New Arrivals - Stamps Gallery - Select Stamps Bargain Stamps





NEWLY ISSUED SCANDINAVIAN STAMPS

I have added to the website the new/recent stamps, year packs, and year books for Åland, Denmark, Faroe, Greenland, and Iceland.

I have yet to add the "additional items" that the post offices did not include in the 2007 year packs to the year pack web pages. I would normally also send them if you request a year pack, thus please let me know if you specifically do or do not want any stamps and souvenir sheets that the post offices did not place in the year packs.

The new issue individual stamps for Finland, Norway, and Sweden are in stock as well, but I don't yet have them on the website. Please send your want list!

ÅLAND Recently Issued: Stamps, Booklets, Gutter Pairs, Gutter Strips, FDCs, Year Packs, Year Books.

DENMARK Recently Issued: Stamps, Year Packs, Year Books.

FAROE: Recently Issued Stamps, Booklets, FDCs, Year Packs, Year Books

FINLAND Recently Issued: Year Packs, Year Books.

GREENLAND: Recently Issued Stamps, Booklets, Maximum Cards, Year Packs.

ICELAND Recently Issued: Stamps, Booklets.

NORWAY Recently Issued: Year Packs, Year Books.

SWEDEN Recently Issued: Year Packs, Year Books.

Are you seeking a reliable and cost-effective new issue service for any or all of the Scandinavian countries? Please consider my Scandinavian New Issue Service. You will save at least 30% off the regular prices. Never miss another issue -- I guarantee coverage even if the post office sells out (or never even offers an item to collectors; stay tuned for a surprise in the next edition of the E-News). Read about the Scandinavian New Issue Service and sign up today.



      

NORWAY LABELS

I have added very interesting pages of Norwegian Labels:
    Patriotic, Political, and Military Labels
    Expositions, Exhibitions, and Fairs Labels
    Regional Labels
    Advertising and Various Labels

Labels are issued for many purposes, including commercial advertising and promotion; fundraising (usually then called "seals"); propaganda, publicity, and education; non-governmental payment receipts (example: union dues); and series issued for label collectors. (Post-office issued labels will be considered separately.) In the early part of the 1900s, collecting labels issued in series was very popular, with a few issuers publishing albums (but not in Norway to my knowledge); usually one had to buy a product or visit a store to obtain a label for the album. The term "poster stamps" is often applied to many labels because they are really miniature posters. Labels often look like stamps, but can range from smaller to much larger; from boring and crude to stunning works of art; and from very inexpensive to quite valuable. Some collectors seek labels either for specific thematic appeal or for design elements of the artwork. Norwegian labels, in both overall variety and quantities printed, seem to be few and far between compared to the masses issued in many European countries during the early 1900s. (In Scandinavia, Danish issuers were by far the most prolific, with Swedish issuers well behind and the other countries with many fewer issues. Approvals are available from all Scandinavian countries.) Even the most "common" of labels is usually extremely scarce compared to the postage stamps of the same time period; there are many $5 labels that would be worth $500 if they were postage stamps. It is important to note that, over the years, labels have not received the same level of care usually afforded to postage stamps and thus labels are much more likely to have condition problems. Lesser condition always affects the value, but do not automatically pass up a label for that reason alone; you may never see another example of it.

      

WORLDWIDE STAMPS

   In the Worldwide Stamps a lot of stamps have been added, with particular emphasis on British Colonies. Links to each country are in the Worldwide Table of Contents.

     Bahrain, British Antarctic Territories, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Kuwait, Maldive Islands, Malta, Oman, Qatar, Rhodesia, Russia, Saint Helena, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia.

     Japan "20th Century" complete set of souvenir sheets

     Take a look at the Worldwide Table of Contents for those and other countries.
 
2.  Gallery of New Stamps on the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

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3.  Norden 2008 Mythology Issues & Folder Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

Today, March 27, 2008, is the day of issue for the third and last of the Norden Mythology Joint Issue series.

In 2004 and 2006, and now in 2008, each of the eight Nordic / Scandinavian countries issued a Norden Mythology theme souvenir sheet. Additionally, some of the countries issued regular sheet stamps, as well as a couple other related souvenir sheets, etc.

All the souvenir sheets are available separately, of course, but each of the three joint Norden Mythology issues has also been released in a special folder (one folder for each of the three issue years) containing all eight souvenir sheets of the issue year (and only the souvenir sheets; the other related stamps are not in the folder).

At this writing, I am awaiting arrival of the 2008 folders and stamps issued today. However, they are on their way and I will have them in hand very soon.

If you have already placed your order and/or if you are a subscriber to my Scandinavian New Issue Service, you will be receiving these items.

If you have not placed your order for the 2008 issues, please do so now.

The information on the 2008 Norden page is preliminary, but at least the prices should not change. You might want to check back for additional items, particularly in relation to cylinder numbers on the Swedish souvenir sheets.

If you wish to have any of the 2004 and 2006 Norden Mythology souvenir sheets, folders, or other items, please do not delay! Supplies are getting very tight.
 
4.  News and Notes Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

   
Norwegian Seamen's Homes in Foreign Ports Seals -- A Revision

When I put together the website listing for these interesting seals, I failed to follow my own rule to always use the most recent literature. I had used a 1993 listing by Thor Paaby instead of the current listing published by Vemund Ljodal.

It turns out that Paaby had the dates wrong for some seals. What Paaby (and thus I) listed as 1960-1974 seals are really 1959-1966 seals, with 1966 the last year of issue. I have corrected the listings. I have also been able to add & improve some illustrations as well as add a few more items to the offerings.

Lastly, it was pointed out to me that these particular seals are "Charity Seals", not "Christmas Seals" because they were not specifically issued in relation to Christmastime. I have yet to make that textual and web page name change, but I will be doing so soon (the links will continue to work).

Please take a look at the two pages of listings.

By the way, I will soon have updated editions of Ljodal's Norwegian seals and labels books available. Please let me know if you are interested in the details, when available.
 

The Shopping Cart & Cookies

A few days ago I received an inquiry from a client who frequently orders from the website. All of a sudden, when he added an item to his shopping cart, the shopping cart would remain empty. Unfortunately, he has not been able to provide me with any further information. Then, in the intervening days, another client reported difficulties, but without any explanation of what the problem was. A couple weeks prior to that, a client had asked why when he adds items to the shopping cart at his office, they are not there when he views the shopping cart on his computer at home. The first two inquiries are the first in several years on the subject -- I hope that there is not a problem being caused by automatic updates of operating systems or browsers.

First of all, if you have any type of problem using my website, please let me know. I am always seeking to improve the site.

I thought a bit of information about our simple shopping cart and cookies might be useful. For this purpose, I have added a section to the FAQ page about cookies, etc. You may find it useful for my website, and others. (Suggestions and comments on the FAQ page are always welcome.)
 

The Website Continues to Grow

There are now 1568 pages on the website, up from 1544 three weeks ago. That may sound overwhelming, but the navigation from area to area and within sections seems to work well; at least nobody is telling me differently. If you have comments about navigating around the website, or any suggestions for website improvements, please do not hesitate to let me know.
 
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

#731477   Sweden 1951-71 King Gustav Collection
Between 418//672F, collection of 61 different mint King Gustav VI Adolf issues, complete, og, lightly hinged on quadrille pages, VF. Scott retail $45.40. A very clean, neat unit. Here is a chance to acquire all of this attractive set which can be a challenge to assemble in bits and pieces! $19.00
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WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731478   Burma Collection 1937-1964
About 180 different plus a few dupes and a few blocks of 4 mounted on various pages. Some mint but majority used. Strongest in King George VI period including useful medium values, officials, and a few Japanese occupation issues. Condition is virtually all F-VF or better with much VF. Scott 2008 retail is $141.70. A nice representation of this exotic country which is much in the news recently! $44.00
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#731479   Cyprus Collection 1881-1990
Between 13//768, 168 different mounted on various pages. Some mint but mostly used. All reigns represented including useful medium values. We note a very few older issues with minor faults, but vast majority sound and F-VF or better with later issues virtually all VF. Scott 2008 retail is $161.85. $39.00
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#731481   Gibraltar Collection 1886-1990
Between 9//578, about 110 different mint and used mounted on various pages. Includes a few mint sets from 1937-75. Condition is F-VF or better with later issues virtually all VF. Scott 2008 retail is $125.55. $35.00
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#731485   British Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean Collection
Over 250 different 1930s-1970s from Aden, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Maldive Islands, and B.I.O.T., mint and used, mounted on various pages. Condition is F-VF or better with a very high percentage VF. Scott 2008 retail is $200+. A nice representation from an area that is now much in the news! $49.00
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#731480   Malta Collection 1885-1992
Between 10//J31, about 360 different mint and used on various pages. Includes useful singles and some mint sets. A very few older issues have minor faults, but overall mostly F-VF or better with later issues virtually all VF. Scott 2008 retail is $306.45. Nice representation of a popular colony! $95.00
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#731484   Rhodesia Collection 1890-1978
Collection of 240 different Rhodesia, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and Southern Rhodesia, mint and used, neatly mounted on various pages, including like-new Scott Specialty album pages which run to 1964. Includes useful medium values and some mint sets. We note only a couple minor faults; nearly all F-VF or better with later issues virtually all VF. Scott 2008 retail is $498.75. $169.00
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#731483   Saint Helena Collection 1882-1982
About 210 different mint and used, neatly mounted on like-new Scott Specialty pages which run to 1987. Includes some useful older singles but much of the value is in the 1937-1982 period with quite a few mint sets. We note only a couple of minor faults, virtually all will be F-VF or better with a high percentage VF. Scott 2008 retail is $229.70. A clean colorful representation of this historic island colony! $79.00
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#731482   Seychelles Collection 1890-1996
Collection of 125 different mint and used, neatly mounted on various pages including Scott Specialty pages to 1975. Condition is nearly all F-VF or better with a large percentage VF. Scott 2008 retail is $161.25. $49.00
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#731476   Worldwide Accumulation
Box of many hundreds (maybe 1000-2000?), mint and used, sorted by sets or countries in #3 glassines. Heavy in large pictorial/topical issues (animals, sports, famous paintings, etc.). Generally F-VF or better with much VF. I have not had time to examine this closely; there is no telling what you may find. A "fun" lot for the general collector. $35.00
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ALBUMS & SUPPLIES

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

#731471   Iceland Lindner-T 1873-1996 2-Volume Hingeless Album Set
Beautiful set of two albums, with complete pages 1873-1996, in handsome wine-red binders with matching slip cases. Used, but in pristine, like-new condition. The hingeless Lindner-T pages are the type allowing placement of the stamps in the separate crystal-clear plastic layer; if you wish, you can also hinge used stamps underneath, directly to the paper page, so that you can have a mint and used collection in the same album! No mounts to fuss with: easy, quick, and very attractive! The current new price for this album (pages through 1995) with two binders and slip cases is $400!! The pages for 1996-2005 is a standard Lindner product and can be ordered from their U.S. office along with supplements to date. An outstanding opportunity for a new home for your Iceland collection. $165.00
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#731473   Scott 2-Post 2-Inch Specialty Binder
2-inch, 2-post Scott Specialty binder without specific country stamping or labeling. Used in fair-good condition, with a lot of life left in it. $15.00
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#731474   Scott 2-Post 2-Inch Specialty Binder
2-inch, 2-post Scott Specialty binder without specific country stamping or labeling. Used in excellent condition, with bright gold stamping and strong binding parts. $19.00
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#731475   Scott 2-Post 1.5-Inch Specialty Binder
1.5-inch, 2-post Scott Specialty binder without specific country stamping or labeling. An older model, used, with faded gold stamping, but built very solid and in excellent working condition. This size can be hard to find used. $17.00
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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.

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

#731472   Faroe DAKA GF10 Specialized Catalog 1998
(DAKA, 1998; Foroyar 1998 DAKA GF10) From the successor publisher of the Wowern Catalogs. Complete ENGLISH TEXT, 208 pages. Lots of new information. Though a 2000 edition was issued (#1042 $36.50; now out of print and only a couple copies remaining), this is still very useful. Brand new copy. $16.00
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FEATURED SPECIAL

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

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


Other reprints also available.



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
World Classic Seal Design
Very Limited Supply!
Order Now!

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


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



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
DANISH "STAMP COINS"
From World War II
Only a few available!
Order Now!

SET OF TWO.
Only $16.00!
IN STOCK!



FEATURED SPECIAL
 
SWEDISH LADYBUG VERTICAL COIL "ERROR"
Limited Supply!
Order Now!

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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