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Scandinavian Philatelic E-News:  2008 April 17

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CONTENTS:

1.  Norden 2008 Nordic Mythology Issues Complete the Trilogy -- In Stock Now

2.  New Items on the Website

3.  News and Notes

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

5.  Used and One-of-a-kind Philatelic Literature
 
1.  Norden 2008 Nordic Mythology Issues Complete the Trilogy -- In Stock Now Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Starting in 1956, the Scandinavian countries have issued "Norden" stamps to commemorate their cooperation in postal operations. The Norden stamp issues have come to encompass all eight current Scandinavian/Nordic stamp-issuing entities. "Norden" stamps are issued only every few years, currently every other year. At first, the stamps all had a common design, but now they are different designs, but share a common theme.

For 2004, 2006, and 2008, the "Norden" countries have issued stamps on the theme of Nordic Mythology. For 2008, the specific theme is "Mythical Places".

Each of the 8 countries has issued a souvenir sheet; two of the countries also have matching regular sheet stamps issues. The eight souvenir sheets are available in a wonderful pack / folder (and of course individually too), titled "Top of the World of Stamps". All these are in stock, along with first day covers, maximum cards where issued, and official packs from Denmark and Norway. Many consider the subject to be highly interesting and the stamps beautiful. If you know of something that should be added to this list of items, please let me know.

Complete price lists of available items including the Packs, Souvenir Sheets, Regular Sheet Stamps, First Day Covers, Maximum Cards, Stamp Cards, Presentation Packs, Swedish Cylinder & Counting Numbers, etc., along with many more pictures, and ordering information is available for all three issues: 2008, 2006, and 2004.

[Click on images to see the applicable price list and more pictures, along with links to larger pictures.]


The 2008 Official Joint Issue Pack containing all eight countries' souvenir sheets.

                
The 2008 souvenir sheets from all eight countries.
Denmark and Greenland have again also issued regular sheet stamps as they did in 2004 and 2006.


[Note: Subscribers to my Scandinavian New Issue Service will automatically receive the items they normally receive for the respective countries, at the new issue price, when they receive their next sending. If you did not previously want or receive the 2004 and 2006 joint issue packs, but now want them, please be sure to let me know. If your new issue supplier did not supply these items, perhaps you should consider joining my Scandinavian New Issue Service.]

  
The 2004 and 2006 Official Joint Issue Packs.
Each pack contains all eight souvenir sheets of that year.

Regular sheet stamps were also issued by some countries in 2004 and 2006 and Denmark also issued a little-known set of two souvenir sheets in 2004.
All related items such as Regular Sheet Stamps, First Day Covers, Maximum Cards, Stamp Cards, Presentation Packs, Swedish Cylinder & Counting Numbers, etc., are listed on the price list pages for 2004, 2006, and 2008.

[Click on images to see the applicable price list and more pictures, along with links to larger pictures.]
2.  New Items on the Website Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 


Danish 2008 Royal Guards Souvenir sheet
Also issued in regular sheet stamp form.

NEWLY ISSUED SCANDINAVIAN STAMPS

I have added to the website the new/recent stamps for Åland, Denmark, Faroe, Greenland, and Iceland. Of special note are the Norden 2008 "Mythology" issues. Also, there is a Danish National Theater souvenir sheet that many people won't get through their usual new issue sources (but you will get if you subscribe to my new issue service).

The 2007 Year Packs and Year Books have been on the website for a while now, though 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, Year Packs

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.


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.

     Aden, Aitutaki, Burma, Cook Islands, Malaya States and area, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Sarawak.

     Also stamps from Belgium, Greece, Ireland, and Tannu Tuva.

     Take a look at the Worldwide Table of Contents for those and other countries.

     There are also a several pages of Worldwide Collections at very low prices.


2008 FACIT SPECIALIZED CATALOG PAGES, BY THE COUNTRY

I now have available the 2008 Facit pages, country by country. These are genuine pages cut from a Facit Catalog. If buying the whole catalog does not make sense for your interests, you may wish to consider this possibility.

Some 2007 pages are also still available, at lower prices, so you can save even more.

For full information and ordering, please visit the Facit page.
 
3.  News and Notes Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 

Scott Catalogs: A complete set of slightly older Scott Catalogs is offered at a low price in the Literature Specials pages.

From time to time I get both complete sets and odd volumes of recent Scott Catalogs. There is usually a waiting list for them -- if you are seeking such and would like to be informed when a set is next available, please email me.


Do you have recent catalogs that need a new home? If you have some recent catalogs (preferably 2003 or newer, but older may be okay if it is the 2nd most recent edition), I may be able to help get them into the hands of other appreciative collectors. I can assure you that you won't get rich from them, but I can usually pay at least the Media Mail shipping cost and usually more (often a lot more). Let me know what you have.

These can be Scott Catalogs, Scandinavian catalogs, and any other specialized catalogs of the world (or even general catalogs such as Yvert, Gibbons, or Michel). For example, for my own library I am seeking various recent Michel and Gibbons catalogs. Clear up some space on your shelving!

I also buy whole philatelic libraries covering any philatelic subject area. Are you trying to de-clutter your home, downsizing to a smaller home, or cutting back on your collecting interests? Whether handbooks & monographs, reference catalogs, runs of periodicals or auction catalogs, or even clipping files, I am usually interested. Be sure to contact me before shipping!
 
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
 
WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS

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

#731489   Cook Islands Collection 1898-1985
About 120 different (plus a few duplicates), mint and used, on various album pages. Includes a useful range of older and modern issues with some complete sets. Condition is generally F-VF or better with a large percentage VF. Scott 2008 retail totals $228.40. Nice representation of this remote island area! $69.00
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#731491   German Democratic Republic Collection 1948-1989
Over 750 different on pages starting with Russian occupation issues and including many complete sets. A few mint but mostly used including quite a few postally used which are seldom found this way. Many topical issues: animals, sports, space, art, etc. We note only a couple minor faults, virtually all will be sound and VF. Scott 2008 retail is $565. Overall a nice representation of this now "dead" country! $149.00
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#731488   British Pacific Islands Collection 1902-1988
About 140 different (plus a few duplicates) from Aitutaki, Nauru, Niue, Penrhyn, and Tokelau Islands, mint and used, on various album pages. Includes both older and modern issues with some complete sets. We note only a couple of minor faults; condition is nearly all F-VF or better with later issues all VF. Scott 2008 retail totals $248.40. An attractive selection of these far-flung islands! $79.00
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#731486   Malaya Collection 1892-1963
About 400 different Federated Malay States: Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, Sungei Ujong, and Trengganu. Mint and used, mounted on pages, including a broad representation of the various states and time periods. Condition is F-VF or better with later issues virtually all VF. We note #36 ($5 Elephant) with mute cancel which was figured as the cheaper fiscal usage. Scott 2008 retail totals $606.90. Overall this is a useful selection of these popular older issues. $195.00
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#731487   Malaysia Collection 1963-1995
About 420 different (plus a few blocks), mounted on pages. Majority used but does contain some mint hinged sets. You will also find a broad range of the flower and butterfly issues of the individual states. Condition is clean and sound, virtually all VF. Scott 2008 retail is $235.45. A very colorful representation of this popular collecting area! $69.00
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#731490   New Zealand Back-of-Book Collection 1891-1989
About 135 different, mint and used, on Scott Specialty pages (punched for both 2-post and 3-ring) including many mint semi-postal sets. With only a couple of minor exceptions, condition is clean and sound, F-VF or better with a large percentage VF. Scott 2008 retail is $120.55. An attractive and colorful selection! $39.00
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#731495   Russia Arctic and Antarctic Cover and Card Collection
Fascinating collection of 84 items, with emphasis on government-issued postal stationery (mix of mint and used). Every item has an Arctic or Antarctic connection in the postmark, usage, illustration, etc. Most of this type of Russian postal stationery is illustrated and thus fit nicely into Polar and/or thematic collections. The items range from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Thematics include polar bears, sled dogs, helicopters and airplanes, icebreakers and other ships, submarines, reindeer, native peoples, polar birds and animals, petroleum, maps, explorers, science and scientists, etc. While there may be a few items worth only a couple dollars each, many/most are worth at least several dollars each. One of the most interesting groups of such items that I have seen in many years. $249.00
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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.

#731492   2005 Scott Catalog Volumes 1-6 Complete Set
Used, deaccessioned library copies. This is the complete set of all six volumes (but NOT including the U.S. Specialized). The set appears to be in excellent condition with all pages present, but cannot make any guarantees. Nice used, recent sets are quite hard to come by. Keep in mind that the 2009 volumes have a list price of $69.99 each ($59.99 from Scott if you are an Amos Advantage member) -- that translates to $419.94 / $359.94! Only... $95.00
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#731494   2004 Scott Catalog Classic Specialized 1840-1940 IN COLOR
Gently used copy (not from a library) in really excellent condition. Specialized coverage of U.S. and Worldwide stamps up through 1940. Often, but not always, with much more comprehensive listings than the regular edition -- thus includes separate pricing for different perforation varieties, some on-cover usages, some blocks and multiples, etc. Hardbound and in FULL COLOR! The binding is in excellent condition and the pages are clean and neat. By comparison, the list price of the 2008 edition is $129.99 ($104.99 from Scott for Amos Advantage members). Nice used copies are seldom offered. $34.00
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#731493   2004 Scott Catalog U.S. Specialized
Used, deaccessioned library copy. Appears to be in excellent condition with all pages present, but cannot make any guarantees. U.S. including covers, revenues, stationery, possessions, UN, etc., etc. $14.00
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FEATURED SPECIAL

 
FINLAND
Mourning Stamp
Russification Protest
Limited Offer!
Order Now!

Appeared in 1900 as a protest of the Russification of Finnish stamp designs; the requirement that Russian looking stamp designs had to be used for all mail starting in 1901. All such forms of protest were banned and confiscated.
(Normally $12.00)
NH VF Single $10.00


Other related items also available.



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 23 October 2014

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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