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Hinged

Mint Hinged
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238762
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Denmark Scott #280 pair (VF) [1942 10 øre violet Christian X] on 12 October 1945 cover canceled at IVIGTUT (sender not known) to a colonial official farther north along the west coast at FREDERIKSHAAB (now Paamiut), with clear 14 November 1945 receiver postmark on front of cover. Addressed to Grønlands Styrelse (Greenland administration office) in København in such a way to suggest that the sender expected the cover to be carried from Ivigtut by ship to Denmark and then back to Frederikshaab. I do not have the shipping schedules handy, but if there was no northbound ship expected for a while, this would have been by far the fastest method. Even though domestic letter postage was free up to 1958, the Danish 20 øre franking may (?) have been used (required?) because the letter was being routed through the Danish postal system to get it headed back toward Greenland. Furthermore, there were special handling rules for mail specifically to/from the mine at Ivigtut; this use may or may not fall into that category. Any cover from 1938-1958 having features beyond the normal types of usage is extremely scarce, often with only a very few examples known.
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225.00

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237293
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Scott #Q3a, Facit #P2IIBv, Daka-Wowern #4b [5 øre Pakke-Porto, Perforation 12.25, Printing II, 1910 Light Red Brown] Mint with Superb centering and lightly hinged, but with small thin spot at top. Wonderful example of the "ball above nose of bear" variety from position 24 -- listed by all the specialized catalogs. Straight edge at bottom, which it MUST have for this variety on this printing (unless it is officially reperforated of which only 25 originally existed). Only 375 of this variety on this printing (not officially reperforated) could have originally existed. The vast majority were either used, badly damaged, discarded, or lost to time. This is as nice looking an example of the variety as one could hope to find (and remember, on this printing, it must have the straight edge at bottom). Without the thin spot, this would command $1100! Seldom offered and especially not at such a low price.
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365.00

201939
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The famous Rockwell Kent private airmail stamp MINT SUPERB ORIGINAL ISSUE MADE BY KENT IN GREENLAND while on a film-making expedition. Kent made a very small quantity of crude woodblock-printed original stamps that were used on letters flown from the expeditions base camp to a working camp. It is said that Kent made only about 50 original stamps (they had no gum). Quite a few (most?) of the stamps were used on covers. Only a few mint examples remain in existance. This example is Mint, Superb, and without gum as issued. Accompanied by a 1995 Wowern certificate and a 2002 Lasse Nielsen certificate. The color and appearance is typical for this issue -- the orangish color and rough texture is correct and proper (remember that these stamps were made in the field under difficult conditions). Certainly the key stamp for any Greenland collection and in extremely nice condition.
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WANTED
Original needed. Please make offer.

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231694
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The famous Rockwell Kent private airmail stamp Second Printing made by Kent upon his return from a film-making expedition to Greenland. While in Greenland, he made a very small quantity of crude woodblock-printed stamps that were used on letters flown from the expeditions base camp to a working camp. It is said that Kent only made a few hundred (a quantity between 200 and 400 is the range that I have heard several times) of the Second Printing and only signed a fraction of those. This example is UNSIGNED and is in Superb NH (ungummed as issued) condition. A wonderful example!
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WANTED
Needed. Please make offer.

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202123
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3 øre Pakke-Porto Cinderella. Imperforate on gummed white paper with strong offset of image on reverse. This has been variously called a proof, essay, reproduction, label, etc. While I cannot confirm its exact status, I feel confident that this is not an officially made item and may be an entirely privately made fantasy item. Still quite interesting and a conversation piece. Even as a cinderella item, it is definitely not commonly seen.
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202125
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5 kroner Pakke-Porto Cinderella. Imperforate on gummed white paper. This has been variously called a proof, essay, reproduction, label, etc. While I cannot confirm its exact status, I feel confident that this is not an officially made item and may be an entirely privately made fantasy item. Still quite interesting and a conversation piece. Even as a cinderella item, it is definitely not commonly seen.
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202062
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Label picturing Polar Bear. Issued as part of a ca. 1940 long series of labels representing the various regions of Denmark, only two label designs were issued for Greenland (the other is a Kayak). These Greenland labels are very difficult to obtain and are usually found with very poor centering. NH VF, fresh and bright single!
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14.00

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209553
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Label picturing Polar Bear. Issued as part of a ca. 1940 long series of labels representing the various regions of Denmark, only two label designs were issued for Greenland (the other is a Kayak). These Greenland labels are very difficult to obtain and are usually found with very poor centering. NH Fine, fresh and bright single!
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9.00

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202063
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Label picturing Polar Bear. Issued as part of a ca. 1940 long series of labels representing the various regions of Denmark, only two label designs were issued for Greenland (the other is a Kayak). These Greenland labels are very difficult to obtain and are usually found with very poor centering. NH VF, fresh and bright sheet of 25! Sheets are very scarce (singles total $350!)
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270.00

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