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2003 September 4  
September 4, 2003


1. New Price Lists:
   Norwegian Postmarks
   U.S. & British Military Mail in Iceland
   Expanded Listings of Icelandic Numeral Cancellations
   New Portugese Specials

2. New Philatelic Literature:
   Facit SWEDEN 2003 Catalog (includes Local Posts)
   Norwegian Philatelic Year Book 2002 (inc. Local-Issue Booklets)

3. Jay's Observations
   Back to Health
   Non-Scandinavian Collections Being Broken Up
   U.S. Flag "Prestige" Booklet
   North Carolina Covers

The following sections of this edition of the E-News are no longer timely, however, there are many new opportunities to be seen on the web site at...
Pre-owned & One-of-a-Kind Scandinavian Philatelic Literature
Used Albums and Binders
Scandinavian Collections and Lots
U.S. and Worldwide Collections and Lots
United States Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!
World Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!


NORWAY CANCELLATIONS have been added to the web site with a wide-ranging offering including 3-Ring Numerals, 4-Ring Numerals, Single-Ring Town Cancels, Double-Ring (Bridge) Town Cancels, 8-Hole Cancels, Ship and Railway Cancels, and more. You can view the listings either...

By Stamp Issue starting here.

By Type of Postmark starting here.

Once you arrive at one of these pages, it is easiest to use the "drop down" menu to navigate further.

ICELAND NUMERAL CANCELLATION listings have been significantly expanded, starting here.

U.S. AND BRITISH FORCES IN ICELAND COVERS are now listed, including quite a few scarce items and lots of very affordable items. A total of 11 pages, starting here.

If you collect the stamps of PORTUGAL or PORTUGESE COLONIES, you will find some better items listed in the World Specials.
Portugal Stamps
Portugese Colonies Stamps


Book orders totaling over $30 are postpaid in the U.S. For book orders totaling under $30, please add $3. Postage to other countries varies by weight & method; please inquire.

FACIT SWEDEN 2003 CATALOG (Facit Sverige 2003) Non-specialized, Sweden-only. In addition to the stamps, booklets, FDCs, etc., this catalog lists Swedish LOCAL POST stamps, including the post-1993 issues. Also lists Christmas Seals and, for the first time, FLAG DAY seals. Completely IN COLOR, with English text for the regular stamp issues (otherwise Swedish, but very easy to use). The best possible reference for the locals. #1499 $26.75 Order here.

NORWEGIAN PHILATELIC YEAR BOOK 2002 0ver 25 articles, including ship mail, Oscar proofs, modern postal history, early postal history, WWII-era postal history and censorship, Scouting postmark, the London issue, DWI towns and postmarks, CATALOG OF LOCALLY PRODUCED (OFFICIAL) STAMP BOOKLETS, various local postal histories and postmarks, and much more. The booklet catalog is an important reference. This edition is sold out and virtually unobtainable. #18148 $29.50 Order here.


BACK TO HEALTH: In a recent message I mentioned Jo Ann's and Bonnie's health problems. I am delighted to report that Jo Ann has recovered well from her heart attack, is feeling well, and is back at work. Bonnie has since undergone her scheduled gall bladder removal, is recovering extremely well, and is generally feeling much better. I continue to be amazed at what medical science can do these days. Bonnie was to be at the hospital by 6:30 am for the gall bladder removal. I had her back home by 11 am!

Our experience suggests that, for anybody dealing with health problems or procedures, it makes a great difference to have a family member present at all doctor appointments, meetings, etc. Both the patient and the family member should take great interest, ask questions, and then ask more questions. Both the patient and the family member should read about the procedure or health problem (on the Internet is easiest). Not only is the information gleaned from the reading and by asking questions important, but it communicates to the doctor that the patient and the family are serious about taking an active role in the patient's care. That in turn helps the doctor and may potentially cause the doctor to take more time and care in communicating regarding the patient's condition.

NON-SCANDINAVIAN COLLECTIONS BEING BROKEN UP: I am breaking up a variety of non-Scandinavian collections, many of which may never get offered via price lists. If you collect any of the following areas, please send along your want list. I will be happy to send material on approval AT EXCELLENT PRICES!

   AUSTRALIA 1980-1992 NH stamps, souvenir sheets, and lots of booklets
   CANADA 1979-1994 NH stamps plus booklets, souvenir sheets, packs, etc.
   COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS 1963-1992 very nice collection of NH stamps
   GREAT BRITAIN 1980-1990 "PHQ" cards (post cards picturing stamps)
   JERSEY 1964-1993 NH stamps and lots of booklets
   NEW ZEALAND 1967-1993 comprehensive collection of NH stamps, souvenir sheets, and booklets&
nbsp;   PALAU commemorative pages
   PORTUGAL 1970-1994 NH stamps, souvenir sheets, and booklets
   UNITED NATIONS souvenir cards
   UNITED STATES souvenir and treasury cards, 1970s first day canceled new issue announcements, 1970s commemorative panels

Send along your want list. Also, if you have topical interests and don't have material from one or more of the above areas, describe your topics and I will send along items that I think you will enjoy.

U.S. FLAG "PRESTIGE" BOOKLET: In my opinion, one of the most attractive recent U.S. issues is the Flag booklet showing older versions of the flag and containing several pages of information and pictures. It's appearance is very much like the Submarine booklet that came out a couple years ago. (The Submarine now sells for a huge price!) I have a few examples, both mint and also used that were properly canceled to pay our business reply mail postage due bill. Take a look.

NORTH CAROLINA COVERS: As I have previously mentioned, Bonnie and I collect covers with North Carolina postmarks. The emphasis of the collection is on the postmarks, not necessarily the postal history. We are collecting all time periods, right up to yesterday. We also include picture post cards that show North Carolina post office buildings and pre-cancels from North Carolina. If you have anything that "belongs" in our collection offers are invited.

The following sections of this edition of the E-News are no longer timely, however, there are many new opportunities to be seen on the web site at...
Pre-owned & One-of-a-Kind Scandinavian Philatelic Literature
Used Albums and Binders
Scandinavian Collections and Lots
U.S. and Worldwide Collections and Lots
United States Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!
World Individual Stamps: Great Items at Great Prices!

We are U.S. Distributor
The KEY reference!
In Stock
Order Now!
Falkland Catalog
The primary reference for all aspects of Falkland philately, including postal history and postmarks.
$49.00 Postpaid
in U.S. by Media Mail


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


Rare ICELAND 1911
World Classic Seal Design
Very Limited Supply!
Order Now!
Caritas seal
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.)


From World War II
Only a few available!
Order Now!
Postal Currency
Only $16.00!

Limited Supply!
Order Now!
Ladybug Coil Error
Unplanned Vertical Coil "Error" Stamp.

Updated 6 October 2022

  Philatelic Literature
  Used Albums

U.S. Stamps:
   NH, Mint, and Used at great prices.

World Stamps:
   Better stamps at great prices.
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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