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During 2015, I reluctantly made the decision to discontinue my Scandinavian New Issue Service.

This does not affect my other operations (other than Scandinavian stamps issued after 2015) in any way. I am not retiring or otherwise cutting back; this was purely a business decision relating to the new issue service.

After more than 30 years of operating the service, it had just become too much work (the post offices became increasingly difficult to deal with), too resource and staff intensive for the revenue it produced, and too capital intensive, requiring tens of thousands of dollars of additional investment each and every year. Additionally, the post offices' changing policies put them in greater and greater direct competition with their own sellers while at the same time they provided less and less support to their sellers -- all while they complained that their sellers were not selling enough. (By the way, new issue service operators do not receive any discount from post offices; we had to pay just as much for the stamps as anybody else.) This was an extremely difficult decision, one that I struggled with for several years. I very much appreciate the past patronage of my new issue service clients; I did all that I could to put each client into contact with people and organizations who could assist them with their needs.

As a result, I no longer provide new issues on a subscription basis.

However, I am willing to attempt to provide limited service to clients who are also actively purchasing older stamps.

As a result of this change, I am not attempting to fully stock stamps issued after 2015. However, I do have some such stamps available and I will have more and more available as they come in as part of purchasing collections and dealer stocks. I will eventually expand the web site listings to include these later stamps issues. I welcome your want list for stamps of any time period.
 
 

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.



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



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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!
Order Now!

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 14 December 2018

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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