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3 [1857 3 sk gray King Oscar I] Used with Average centering, without any defects, bearing a nearly complete British "383" vertical barred oval cancellation used at HULL, England. From a letter that was either uncanceled or was posted aboard a Norwegian ship while in transit to the port city of Hull. While 383 cancellations are not "rare" on Norwegian stamps, strikes this complete are unusual. Nice color and overall quality.
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75.00

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(Scott #40a) Facit/NK #53IVb-v5v6 [1890 10 øre 20 mm Posthorn: Plate IV Bright Red, Horizontal Watermark, Yellowish Paper] MAJOR RARITY: Used F-VF centered 4-BLOCK from sheet positions 89-90/99-100, containing cliche types 1-1/II-III or 1-1/2-3 (depending upon era of catalog publication): Types II/2 and III/3 are POST CARD CLICHES put into emergency use to replace damaged sheet stamp cliches. The post card cliches are about 1 mm taller and have different details of the small "10". According to the keeper of records of these blocks (to whom the existence of this block was previously unknown), this is ONLY THE SECOND RECORDED IVb (red) BLOCK containing these positions/types (both are blocks of four). There are also two known IVc (dull carmine) blocks that contain these positions/types, one block of six and the other a block of ten. My interpretation of private comments suggests that this also may be in the nicest quality of the four recorded blocks containing these post card cliches. There are NO defects. This block is from the Norman Gary collection; he was a long-time specialist in the 20 mm issues. I purchased his entire collection some years ago. I do not know when or where Norm obtained this block (he often made notes, but not in this case). As far as I can determine, it has been out of sight for at least 50 years and maybe as long as 70 years. He may have been the original discoverer of this block. The two bottom stamps, even as singles, are quite scarce, listing at SEK 1000 and 1800 in Facit 2021. However, in a block is quite a different matter. Facit assigns a 233x multiple to the value of a PLAIN used block of four -- blocks of this issue are truly quite scarce. Of course, that multiple does not directly scale up to an equivalent value just because the block contains the rare post card cliches, however, this is apparently ONLY ONE OF TWO KNOWN IVb used blocks containing these very scarce cliches! For provenance, I have left the block mounted on a piece of Norm Gary album page. An extraordinary block, in outstanding quality. This would certainly be an extremely important item in an exhibit or collection of the 20 mm Posthorn stamps.
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(Scott #40a) Facit/NK #53IVb [1890 10 øre 20 mm Posthorn: Plate IV Bright Red, Horizontal Watermark, Yellowish Paper] Used F-VF/VF centered 4-BLOCK from sheet positions 56-57/66-67 (per Norman Gary) with cliche types 1-2/1-1 (new cliche numbering). HORTON 9 January 1891 postmarks. NO defects. This block is from the Norman Gary collection; he was a long-time specialist in the 20 mm issues. I purchased his entire collection some years ago. I do not know when or where Norm obtained this block (he often made notes, but not in this case). As far as I can determine, it has been out of sight for at least 50 years and maybe as long as 70 years. He may have been the original discoverer of this block. Though this printing is common as single stamps, blocks are quite scarce. Facit assigns a 233x multiple for the value of a PLAIN used block of four!. Per NK, only 24 used 4-blocks, and 11 larger, of this printing have been recorded -- that is quite a small quantity for a stamp of which millions were printed! A handsome item! Facit 2021 value SEK 3500 (about $420 as of 9/2021).
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360.00

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(Scott #40) Facit/NK #53V [1891 10 øre 20 mm Posthorn: Plate V Dull Carmine] Used SUPERBLY centered 4-BLOCK. Though this plate had only one basic cliche type, Norman Gary identified it as having cliche sub-types 1-2/3-4 (likely old-system numbering, probably superceded) -- ALL FOUR SUB-TYPES IN ONE BLOCK! Three of the stamps have very minor creasing which is really only visible from the reverse. There is a small amount of sensible reinforcing at the right and left. Quite handsome, with CHRISTIANIA 2 November 1891 parcel post postmarks. Norgeskatalogen records only 15 used 4-blocks (and two used 8-blocks) -- that is a tiny quantity considering that nearly 6 million Plate V stamps were printed! However, the presence of all four sub-types in a single block likely puts this block in a completely different category! This block is from the Norman Gary collection; he was a long-time specialist in the 20 mm issues. I purchased his entire collection some years ago. I do not know when or where Norm obtained this block (he often made notes, but not in this case). As far as I can determine, it has been out of sight for at least 50 years and maybe as long as 70 years. He may have been the original discoverer of this block, or at least the significance of containing all four sub-types. Though this printing is common as single stamps, blocks are quite scarce. Facit assigns a 200x multiple for the value of a PLAIN used block of four!. A very beautiful and scarce item! A normal used 4-block is listed by Facit as SEK 6000 (about $720 as of 9/2021) for normal centering -- with Superb centering, this may be the nicest looking known block!
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(Scott #44) Facit/NK #54IV [1892 20 øre 20 mm Posthorn: Plate IV Blue] Used SUPERBLY centered 4-BLOCK with neat BERGEN 22 August 1892 cancellations. Very fresh and attractive with strong color. The lower right stamp has a couple shorter perfs at the upper right. Otherwise the block is in perfect condition and has strong perforations. Norgeskatalogen records only 15 used 4-blocks (and seven larger) -- that is a tiny quantity considering that over 2.9 million Plate IV stamps were printed! Due to postal rates at the time, it was uncommon to need/use blocks for postage except perhaps for parcel post, but parcel post uses typically damaged blocks. This block is from the Norman Gary collection; he was a long-time specialist in the 20 mm issues. I purchased his entire collection some years ago. I do not know when or where Norm obtained this block (he often made notes, but not in this case). As far as I can determine, it has been out of sight for at least 50 years and maybe as long as 70 years. He may have been the original discoverer of this block. Though this printing is common as single stamps, blocks are quite scarce. Facit assigns a 300x multiple for the value of a used block of four!. A very beautiful and scarce item! A used 4-block is listed by Facit as SEK 6000 (about $720 as of 9/2021) for normal centering -- with Superb centering, this may be the nicest looking known block!
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66 [1907 2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Mint with Fine centering, but heavy hinge remnant that results in a bend when viewed at a certain angle. Nice color and overall appearance. Otherwise, Mint VF hinged would be $160!
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54, Facit #80vm Vertical Watermark [1901 25 øre Posthorn, Perf 14.5 x 13.5] Used Superb. Perfect centering with nice color and neat cancellation.
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25.00

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64 [1907 1 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with VF centering and neat, light circular (bridge style) town cancellation. Very nice example with great centering and used for letter mail instead of the more typical parcel post use.
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39.00

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64 [1907 1 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with Fine centering and neat, fully dated, virtually complete, circular (bridge style) 21 August 1909 LEVANGER (a mid-sized town) town cancellation. Such complete circular cancellations are quite scarce on these high-denomination Haakon VII stamps, especially from other than the largest cities.
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42.00

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64 [1907 1 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with VF+ centering, but small tear in upper left margin. Neat 1907-1909 circular (bridge style) KRISTI... town cancellation. Attractive and priced properly for the quality.
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8.00

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243836
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65 [1907 1-1/2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with XF centering and neat, fully dated, virtually complete, circular (bridge style) 28 May 1910 (or 1916?) NA... (very likely NARVIK, a mid-sized town) town cancellation. Such attractive circular cancellations are quite scarce on these high-denomination Haakon VII stamps, especially from other than the largest cities.
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115.00

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65 [1907 1-1/2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with XF centering and fully dated, circular (bridge style) 26 April 1910 "...AVANGER" (very likely STAVANGER, a larger town) town cancellation. Fully dated circular cancellations are scarce on these high-denomination Haakon VII stamps.
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89.00

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65 [1907 1-1/2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used VF centered, with boxed (rounded corners) Christi... (surely CHRISTIANIA) parcel cancellation. Though parcel use was typical for this stamp, this is an unusually neat and attractive example. Great color and very crisp impression.
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69.00

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66 [1907 2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with F-VF centering and neat, fully dated, nearly complete, circular (bridge style) 29 December 1908 (V)ARDØ (a mid-sized town) town cancellation. Neatly struck circular cancellations are quite scarce on these high-denomination Haakon VII stamps, especially from other than the largest cities.
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109.00

243841
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66 [1907 2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used F-VF+ centered, with unusually light, boxed (rounded corners) parcel cancellation. Though parcel use was typical for this stamp, this is an unusually neat and attractive example. Great color and very crisp impression.
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84.00

243842
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66 [1907 2 kr King Haakon VII, First Design] Used with Fine centering, but heavily canceled. There is a circular, but heavy, town cancellation (perhaps FOSS?) and also a straight-line postmark of another town. The straight-line cancel looks like some parcel postmarks used in Norway (but not normally on the stamps) and also looks like some Danish parcel postmarks (again, not normally on the stamps) -- this may have been used on a parcel to Denmark. The stamp is in sound quality, but is priced appropriately for the appearance -- otherwise this centering would be $59.
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19.00

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69 [1909 2 kr King Haakon VII, Second Design] Used with VF-XF centering and very neat "Ber(gen)" parcel cancellation. Very fresh and attractive with great color, perfect perforations, crisp impression, and sharp cancellation.
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99.00

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17b (Gray Blue) [1872 2 skilling gray blue Posthorn] Mint, reasonably hinged, with F-VF+ centering. Great color and perfect perforations, but gum just slightly disturbed. Though not a scarce stamp in Mint, such pretty and well-centered examples are hard to find.
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3 [1857 3 sk Oscar] Used with Fine centering, but with shallow thin an ink spot probably from addressing the cover. Otherwise an example with this centering would be about $26.
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6.00

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Scott #1178-9 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a, NK #1316x-7x) [1997 Christmas] Set of two single stamps.
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Scott #1178-9 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a, NK #1316x-7x) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1178 (yellow) on top.
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Scott #1179-8 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1312a-1a, NK #1317x-6x) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1179 (blue) on top.
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Scott #1178-9 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a, NK #1316x-7x) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1178 (yellow) on left.
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Scott #1179-8 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1312a-1a, NK #1317x-6x) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1179 (blue) on left.
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Scott #1178-9 (1179a) Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a, NK #1316x-7x) [1997 Christmas] 4-Block, designs alternating in both directions.
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7.00

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Scott #1178 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a, NK #1316x) [1997 Christmas] Yellow single.
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243212
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Scott #1179 Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1312a, NK #1317x) [1997 Christmas] Blue single.
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243213
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a H100a, NK #1316x-7x FH 100x) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet without serial number.
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a H100a, NK #1316x-7x FH 100xkn1) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet with serial number w/serifs ("antikva"). Very scarce with this type of serial number.
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Non-Fluorescent (Facit #1311a-2a H100a, NK #1316x-7x FH 100xkn2) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet with serial number w/o serifs ("stenskrift"). While this type of serial number is not supposed to be scarce, in my experience it is very hard to find. ---

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Scott #1178-9 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b, NK #1316y-7y) [1997 Christmas] Set of two single stamps.
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Scott #1178-9 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b, NK #1316y-7y) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1178 (yellow) on top.
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Scott #1179-8 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1312b-1b, NK #1317y-6y) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1179 (blue) on top.
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65.00

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Scott #1178-9 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b, NK #1316y-7y) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1178 (yellow) on left.
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65.00

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Scott #1179-8 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1312b-1b, NK #1317y-6y) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1179 (blue) on left.
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Scott #1178-9 (1179a) Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b, NK #1316y-7y) [1997 Christmas] 4-Block, designs alternating in both directions.
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125.00

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243222
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Scott #1178 Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b, NK #1316y) [1997 Christmas] Yellow single.
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b H100b, NK #1316y-7y FH 100y) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet without serial number.
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b H100b, NK #1316y-7y FH 100ykn1) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet with serial number w/serifs ("antikva"). This version (with serial number) is very scarce. As of April 2021, it is said that only 250 may exist; recent auction prices have exceeded $400 including commission. (To my knowledge sans-serif serial number, which exists on non-fluorescent paper, has not been recorded on this yellow fluorescent paper.)
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Yellow Fluorescent (Facit #1311b-2b H100b, NK #1316y-7y FH 100ykn2) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet with serial number w/o serifs ("stenskrift"). This version of the yellow fluorescent, with serial number that does not have serifs, has to my knowledge NOT BEEN RECORDED. If you believe you have an example, I would like to know about it. ---

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Used
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243227
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Scott #1178-9 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3, NK #1316-7(v1)) [1997 Christmas] Set of two single stamps. Rare.
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125.00

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Scott #1178-9 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3, NK #1316-7(v1)) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1178 (yellow) on top. Rare.
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125.00

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Scott #1179-8 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1312v3-1v3, NK #1317-6(v1)) [1997 Christmas] Vertical pair with 1179 (blue) on top. Rare.
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125.00

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Scott #1178-9 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3, NK #1316-7(v1)) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1178 (yellow) on left. Rare.
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125.00

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Scott #1179-8 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1312v3-1v3, NK #1317-6(v1)) [1997 Christmas] Horizontal pair with 1179 (blue) on left. Rare.
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125.00

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Scott #1179-8 Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1312v3-1v3, NK #1317-6(v1)) [1997 Christmas] 4-Block, designs alternating in both directions. Rare.
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250.00

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243235
Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3 H100v3, NK #1316x(v1)-7x(v1) FH 100xv1) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet without serial number. Norgeskatalogen (NK) only lists this version of the booklet as existing without serial number, but a) I have never seen an example of this version of the booklet without serial number and b) all the examples I have seen have the serial number with serifs. If you think you have an example without serial number, or with sans-serif serial number, please inform me. ---

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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3 H100v3, NK #1316x(v1)-7x(v1) FH 100xv1(kn1)) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet WITH serial number WITH SERIFS ("antikva"). Norgeskatalogen (NK) only lists this version of the booklet as existing without serial number, but a) I have never seen an example of this version of the booklet without serial number and b) all the examples I have seen have the serial number with serifs. If you think you have an example without serial number, or with sans-serif serial number, please inform me.
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Scott #1178-9 BOOKLET Dull White Fluorescent, Printed on Wrong Side of Paper (Facit #1311v3-2v3 H100v3, NK #1316x(v1)-7x(v1) FH 100xv1(kn2)) [1997 Christmas] Complete booklet WITH serial number WITHOUT SERIFS ("stenskrift"). Norgeskatalogen (NK) only lists this version of the booklet as existing without serial number, but a) I have never seen an example of this version of the booklet without serial number and b) all the examples I have seen have the serial number with serifs. If you think you have an example without serial number, or with sans-serif serial number, please inform me. ---

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47 Knudsen Print, VERTICAL WATERMARK, Facit/NK #73vm [1899 1 øre Posthorn, Perf 14.5 x 13.5, Knudsen Printing] Used F-VF with neat 11 December 1907 BILIT bridge (Swiss type) cancellation (NK rarity factor 4). A very nice example, either for the watermark or the postmark.
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52 [1908 15 øre Posthorn] Mint with F-VF centering, but has unobtrusive crease (only visible from the back). Lightly hinged with very fresh appearance.
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38 20 mm Frame (Facit #51BIIIaa) The scarce Lemon Yellow [1889 3 øre 20 mm Posthorn] Used F-VF+ with excellent color and neat, fully dated 13 May 1889 TRONDHJ(EM) cancellation. (The Lemon Yellow color should have a greenish tinge, which this example does; many of those that I see offered on the market as Lemon Yellow are misidentified.). This example is very early use for the Lemon Yellow color; the first stamps of Plate III were released on 1 April! Very unusual in such nice quality.
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60.00

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39c 20 mm Frame (Facit/NK #52IIIa) Plate III, Yellowish "Grass" Green, Yellowish Paper [1891 5 øre 20 mm Posthorn] Used Superb with neat 1892 (KRI)STIANIA Swiss-style bridge cancellation. Though a "common" stamp, such nice examples are hard to find.
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1 [1855 4 sk Lion] Used F-VF, with huge margin at top, medium margins at sides, and very small margin at bottom. Wonderfully bold and complete 12-bar cancellation (somewhat scarcer than 11-bar). Dark color and clear impression. Very fresh and attractive. Facit value SEK 1400 = US$150 (6/2020) for wide margins and most common cancellation.
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1 [1855 4 sk Lion] Used F-VF, with four even, medium margins. Very nice, complete 12-bar cancellation (somewhat scarcer than 11-bar). Medium blue color and clear impression. Very fresh and attractive. Facit value SEK 1400 = US$150 (6/2020) for wide margins and most common cancellation.
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Design similar to and related to Scott #B24 [1941 Norwegian Legion] ca. 1941 ESSAY by Harald Damsleth (who was also the artist of the issued Scott #B24) for the "Norwegian Legion" semi-postal issue. Design in horizontal format; cliche 32 x 17 mm, in orange red, on gummed 105 x 90 mm paper. Original drawing is in the Norwegian Postal Museum. Very seldom offered and in extremely strong demand from collectors of WWII-era material. [The Norwegian Legion was formed by Nazi sympathizers to fight alongside the Nazis against the Allied forces. Originally expected to have a more "glorious" role in Northern and Western Europe, the Legion ended up on the Eastern Front where they suffered greatly. This essay has always been scarce, but I suspect that many people in Norway would rather forget this chapter of Norwegian history, thus they are very seldom offered or displayed.]
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J3 K-Print, Vertical Watermark, Facit #L6Kv, NK #P10Y [1899 10 øre Postage Due, Knudsen Printing (1905 printing)] Used Superb with Christiania 4 October 1906 parcel post cancellation. Nicely canceled examples of this stamp are hard to find.
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241288
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1571 RIGHT HALF PANE [2009 "A" Personalized Stamp Frame with the standard design: Hepatica nobilis flower] Used VF half pane of four, from the right half of the booklet/8, with four VF+ to Superb individual strikes of 3 March 2009 SANDEFJORD postmarks on THE SECOND DAY OF USE. Based on other experience, I believe that this paid part of the postage on a package and was mailed affixed to the package in a plastic bag. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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241289
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1571 LEFT HALF PANE [2009 "A" Personalized Stamp Frame with the standard design: Hepatica nobilis flower] Used VF half pane of four, from the left half of the booklet/8, with four Superb individual strikes of the FIRST DAY 2 March 2009 OSLO postmarks. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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241290
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1571 LEFT HALF PANE [2009 "A" Personalized Stamp Frame with the standard design: Hepatica nobilis flower] Used VF half pane of four, from the left half of the booklet/8, with two neat strikes of the FIRST DAY 2 March 2009 OSLO postmarks. Quite unusual!
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241291
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1188 SOUVENIR SHEET [1998 3.80 (x3, plus 4 labels) Roses souvenir sheet] Used VF complete s/s with three VF+ individual strikes of 21 June 2001 "NESBYEN D" postmarks. Based on other experience, I believe that this paid part of the postage on a package and was mailed affixed to the package in a plastic bag. Used in a reasonable amount of time after the issue. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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1215-6 (1216a) COMPLETE BOOKLET [1999 4.00 kr Fish] Used VF complete booklet, each stamp with an individual VF+ to Superb strike of FIRST DAY 2 January 1999 "EGERSUND F4" postmark. This particular early self-adhesive booklet issue is virtually universally showing leakage of the adhesive around the die cuts; it is now almost impossible to find an example otherwise. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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1219-21 (1219a-21a) SET OF COMPLETE BOOKLETS [1999 4.00, 5.00, 6.00 kr Tourism] Used VF set of three complete booklets, each stamp with an individual VF+ to Superb strike of FIRST DAY 12 April 1999 "EGERSUND F4" postmark. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen; this consists of 30 stamps, which could individually sell for $2-5 each!
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241294
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1240-1 (1241a) COMPLETE BOOKLET [1999 4.00 kr Christmas] Used VF complete booklet, each stamp with an individual VF+ to Superb strike of FIRST DAY 19 November 1999 "EGERSUND F4" postmark. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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241295
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1240-1 (1241a) COMPLETE BOOKLET [1999 4.00 kr Christmas] Used VF complete booklet, each stamp with an individual to Superb strike of FIRST DAY 19 November 1999 "VOIEBYEN A / KRISTIANSAND" postmark. Such nicely canceled examples, especially from such a small post office, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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241296
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1270-1 (1271a) COMPLETE BOOKLET [2000 4.20 kr Christmas] Used VF complete booklet, each stamp with an individual Superb strike of FIRST DAY 17 November 2000 "EGERSUND F4" postmark. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, are rarely seen.
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241298
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1633-4 (1634a) COMPLETE BOOKLET [2010 "A" Christmas] Used VF complete booklet, each stamp with an individual Superb strike of FIRST DAY 15 November 2010 "MANDAL F" postmark. Such nicely canceled examples, even of the individual stamps, but especially of the intact pairs or panes, are rarely seen. The five combination pairs would fetch $5 each with such nice cancellations.
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241278
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60 Dull Blue Surcharge [1905 1.50 kr Surcharge on 2 sk Lion] Used with Average centering that is typical for this issue. No defects; just with typical centering. Otherwise, with F-VF centering would be around $95!
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17b (Gray Blue) VERTICAL WATERMARK, Facit #17avm [1872 2 skilling gray blue Posthorn] Used F-VF with light, but correct, single-ring cancel with 1873 date, and with red crayon marking, typically from use on a foreign letter which would have received various rate and routing markings. This red marking is not a defect, but it does lower the price from about $490! The gray blue stamp with normal horizontal watermark is already very scarce (Facit SEK 2000) with a cancellation showing use in the proper period. Examples of this vertical watermark variety are extremely scarce with a proper cancel (Facit SEK 3800)! Note that some albums have separate spaces for these vertical vs horizontal watermarks. An excellent example of a seldom-offered stamp.
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240839
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Intentional Albino Plate Impressions: Lot of 4 items. Starting with the 1962 installation of a new printing press for steel-engraved stamps, Norwegian stamp plate making changed. For certain stamp issues, ranging probably from 1962 (and certainly from 1967) through at least 1987, the sheets of some stamp issues show partial albino engraved impressions of the stamps in the sheet selvage, usually 15-25 mm from the printed stamp design. This is an intentional (but not sure why) artifact of the plate making process and is not an error. Though the albino impressions are hard to see, they are obvious under oblique lighting. I cannot remember ever seeing any dealer offers of such items. They are an interesting aspect of the printing process. Group of four items, all full corner margin pieces: Scott #503 upper left block (1967), 524 upper left block and lower left single (1969), and 911 lower right pair (1987).
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1 DOUBLE FOOT [1855 4 sk Lion, position D40: doubling of right foot of lion (on our left)] Used Fine with four clear margins. Close margin on left near bottom, but it does not touch; otherwise small margins all around. Extremely light circular town cancellation, so light that at first glance you might think it is an uncanceled stamp. The stamp color is a lighter-than-typical blue. The impression is extremely crisp and clear. There are no defects or repairs. Accompanied by a Roger Calves (well-known French / worldwide expert) 1992 photo certificate and by a 2018 Jay Smith photo color certificate with lifetime guarantee. Lightly canceled examples of Norway #1 are quite unusual; I have never before seen such a lightly canceled example of the Double Foot variety. While one would certainly wish for larger margins, the small margins are more than made up for by the clarity of the impression and the lightness of the postmark which allows the variety to be perfectly visible. This major variety is one of the touchstones of Norwegian philately; the stamp that every young Norwegian collector hopes to someday own. Facit 2018 value "from SEK 20,000".
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67 [1909 1 kr King Haakon, Die II] Used with centering that is technically F-VF+, but it has four clear margins which is unusual for this small-margined stamp. Neat 1910 parcel cancel (as was normally used). Unusually strong, deep color. Much nicer than usually found!
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240552
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67 [1909 1 kr King Haakon, Die II] Used with centering that is technically not quite Fine (three perfs touch the top frame line), but it looks very nice for this usually-small-margined stamp. Very neat, light July 1910 parcel cancel (as was normally used), but a less-common cancel type that has a very thin frame line, thus does not obscure the stamp. Very fresh color and overall appearance!
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240422
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J3, Facit #L6K, NK #P10X K-Print, Horizontal Watermark [1899 10 øre Postage Due, Knudsen Print] Used VF with 190x parcel cancel and plate variety: Small triangle between and below the 10 is uncolored. A reddish earlier shade of this issue.
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56, Facit #82, NK #82 [1900 35 øre Posthorn, Knudsen Printing, Perf 14.5 x 13.5] NEVER HINGED lower right corner margin 4-block with all VF and XF stamps. Only a small hinge mark in the sheet margin. Stated by the previous owner (a Posthorn specialist) to be from the first printing. While not a very scarce stamp in NH condition, or even in NH/Mint multiples, examples this nice are quite unusual! Stunning appearance! Priced at only the break-up value of the four stamps! Very low price as a block!
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56, Facit #82, NK #82 [1900 35 øre Posthorn, Knudsen Printing, Perf 14.5 x 13.5] Used 4-block with SUPERBLY CENTERED stamps and nice champhered-corners rectangular 1907 parcel cancel. Unusually white paper. The upper left stamp has a small spot on it. NK states that used blocks are scarce (the largest known to exist are 6 and 8), and prices used blocks at 50 (FIFTY) times the value of a single stamp -- and NK is conservative! I have not recorded having another example in 45 years. Without the spot, this very scarce block would certainly fetch at least $400 and perhaps more with this centering.
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240322
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21 [1873 7 skilling Posthorn] Mint with original gum, hinge remnant, and exceptional XF centering. Light-Medium Brown, White Paper, Light Colored Gum (Facit #21a, NK #21I or 21III). This is the scarcer version. An unusually attractive example with exceptionally nice centering and overall appearance!
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515/516 ORIGINAL ARTWORK [1968 Aasmund Olavssund VINJE] The original 1967 artwork of the K. Løkke-Sørensen design for this important 1968 stamp issue commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Aasmund Olavssund Vinje. A beautiful 100 x 135 mm painting, in shades of brown, on illustrator board (115 x 145 mm). The design is almost identical to the issued stamps except that the denomination is 90 and is on the left instead of right. There is also a design error in the painting (corrected on the issued stamp) -- the artist used the initials OA instead of AO. Signed by the artist at lower left and dated "67". Vinje was a proponent of the use of the Nynorsk [New Norwegian] (Landsmål) language. This is the second Norwegian stamp issue to use the Nynorsk "NOREG" country name! (The first was the 1951 Arne Garborg issue.) Provenance: This was in the William Benfield collection (so marked on the reverse). Benfield bought it from auctioneer and stamp dealer Irwin Heiman (Metro Stamp Company), February 24, 1973 (see note on back of the Benfield album page; the reference to Memphis was because Benfield lived there at the time). I purchased it from Benfield in the late 1980s (?) as part of the Benfield non-Danish essay-proof collection. I sold it to a member of the Vinje family located in the U.S. (early 1990s?). That family later sold it to a western U.S. stamp dealer who noticed that the description was from me and the dealer sold it to me in July 2014. I then sold it again to collector MXZ in September 2014 and repurchased it from MXZ in September 2017 with other parts of his collection.
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6 [1863 "2 SKILL" Coat of Arms] Used with F-VF appearance, but has been expertly repaired and partly reperforated. Very presentable example at only a small fraction of the cost.
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239557
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12 Yellowish Orange [1867 "2 SKILL 2" Lion] Used with VF+ centering and neat, complete 1868 "CHRA BYP." Christiania local post cancellation with "8F" (8 am) time indicator. This stamp is often not well centered; well-centered, used in-period examples such as this are the exception! Outstanding.
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239223
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Scott #51a, NK #68, Facit #68 [1896 10 øre Carmine, Knudsen Print, Perf 13.5 x 12.5] Mint F-VF+ (bottom two stamps NH) 4-block with perforation "error" Type 1 on the left side stamps (does not add to the cost). This block is from the Norman Gary collection; he marked the four cliche types as 2-3/4-1 (but the standard numbering for the types may have changed since he determined them). Wonderfully fresh and attractive -- nice multiples of this "workhorse" denomination are really quite scarce; these stamps were almost completely used up in normal postal use. Even NH stamps are scarce. The break-up value of this block is about $420 (and I do have clients seeking the single stamps) but I cannot bring myself to break up such a nice and scarce block.
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B3 [1930 30 + 25 øre Nordkap] Mint Superb, hinged. Perfect centering, perforations, and overall appearance. Scarce so nice!
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B5-8 [1935 Nansen large design (International Office for Refugees -- a UN forerunner)] NH VF set in lower right corner margin 4-blocks. Wonderfully fresh and bright. Priced only as the four sets of stamps.
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1 Used VF++ (four large to huge margins) Dark Blue, thin paper. Plate position B5 (white line above top left ornament, etc.). Neat, complete 11-bar cancellation. Very attractive.
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238302
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1 Used VF (three ample and one large margins) Light Blue, thin paper. Neat, nearly-complete #42 (Christiania) numeral cancellation. Plate position D3 (upper right curl of top left ornament quite thick and a blob); variety well away from the cancellation. Very attractive example.
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238304
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1 Used Fine (three ample margins, but touching at top) Medium Blue, thin paper. Superb SANDEFJORD 1 June 1856 town cancellation. Wonderful cancellation.
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238305
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1 Used Fine (two very large margins, one small margin, but touching at top) Light Blue, thin paper. Probably plate position A11. Superb KRAGERO 17 March 1856 town cancellation. Beautiful cancellation.
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1 Used Fine+ (one large, one ample, and two small margins) Medium Blue, very thin paper. Well centered TRONDHJEM 20 January 1856 town cancellation. Nice example.
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237562
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10 [1863 24 skilling Lion] Mint with VF+ centering and great color. Has major plate variety and retouch: Break in left frame line and background by RK, BACKGROUND OBVIOUSLY RETOUCHED in that area. Cliche Type 4. Though the illustration is not great and there is no direct pointer from the illustration to the text, the 1963 Handbook appears to show this retouch as being Plate III, Position 20. It is surprising that such an obvious variety and retouch is not include in the NK listing of varieties on this stamp. There were eight plate settings of this stamp; this retouch only exists in one position of one setting. Extremely scarce.
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1662-3 [2011 Christmas] NH VF Horizontal Pair on yellow backing paper (the presentation pack / year pack version, NOT The vertical pair on white backing paper that comes from booklets) with black ink smear on left stamp. Classified as a "printing freak" probably caused by foreign matter on the plate. While such items might be considered dubious, I discovered this myself in a presentation pack which I purchased from the post office.
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13 Red Violet Clear Print, Facit #31b, NK #13a [1868 "3 SKILL 3" Lion Coat of Arms] Used Average-Fine centered example of the very scarce Red Violet color with light, fully dated 1871 cancellation. Very fresh appearance with intense color. This stamp is much harder to find than the catalog values suggest. A VF example would be about $350!
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237583
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(24), Facit #24IIb, NK #24IIb [1878 5 øre Posthorn, Dull Blue, Horizontal Watermark, Not Re-Engraved] Used with Average centering and slight aging. Of the "basic" Facit listings for #24, this is the scarcest printing/color. This printing/color is usually very poorly centered. A F-VF example would be around $175.
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41 [1883 12 øre Green] Used Superb looking example with very neat cancellation, but with a couple faults so small that 99% of people would not find them: Two very tiny thin spots near center and another in bottom margin, shorter perforation tooth where cancellation crosses bottom margin, and upper right corner tooth has been creased. This stamp looks terrific -- much, much better than most examples in the market. Without the insignificant problems, this would easily fetch $600+.
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237391
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2-5 [1856-1857 Oscars] The set of the four 1924 OFFICIAL REPRINTS of the Oscars. Mint VF with partial/disturbed gum still present as a result of extremely careful removal from their page in the 1924 handbook (examples with full, undisturbed gum should not exist in private hands). These 1924 reprints have color shades different from the scarcer 1914 reprints; these 1924 colors are: Dull Yellowish Orange (instead of Dark/Bright Orange); Dark Silvery Gray (instead of Greenish Light Gray); Blackish Blue (instead of slightly greenish Dark Blue); Dark Brownish Red (instead of Light Brownish Red). I have only had three or four sets of these in 40 years and this must be the nicest looking set that I have had, and probably the only one with any gum remaining.
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6 [1863 "2 SKILL" Coat of Arms] Used F-VF with neat 1867 cancellation, but with some blunted perfs on right near top. Strong color and overall quite attractive. Otherwise $190!
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41 [1883 12 øre Olive Green 21 mm Posthorn] Used Superb with very neat and clear 1884 cancellation, exceptional centering, excellent perforations, and strong color. However, this beauty has a shallow thin that is hard to see, and which some might not notice. One could search for many years and not find a nicer looking example! Otherwise $600+ for this quality!
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236920
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1964 Lottery Stamp B [Lykkebrevet] VF stamp part only, on 10 August 1964 (last day of use) Oslo canceled small, unaddressed cover. Priced the same as a used single stamp.
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236921
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1964 Lottery Stamp B [Lykkebrevet] VF stamp part only, on 28 July 1964 cover from HASLUM to the Norwegian refugee organization in Oslo. Though this must have been sent by the organization itself, to itself, this stamp is still quite scarce with small-town cancellations. Full business size cover, but has been folded to fit more attractively on an album page. Priced at only slighty more than the used single stamp.
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236922
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1964 Lottery Stamp A [Lykkebrevet] VF stamp part only, on 10 August 1964 (last day of use) cover from HASLUM to Denmark, though the stamp was officially only valid for domestic postage. Though a philatelic use, this stamp is still quite scarce with small-town cancellations. Neat, attractive, smallish cover. Priced at only slighty more than the used single stamp.
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1964 Lottery Stamp A, Complete 3 Parts
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1964 Lottery Stamp A, Stamp Part
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1964 Lottery Stamp B, Complete 3 Parts
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1964 Lottery Stamp B, Stamp Part
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236711
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19a, Facit #19aa, NK #19Ia Dark Violet on Thin Grayish/Bluish Paper. [1872 4 skilling Posthorn] Used F-VF+ with 1873 (proper period) cancellation. Remarkably intense color. Facit 2013 value SEK 1500 = US$225 [10/2012] for normal quality. This example has much nicer, centering, color, and appearance than is usually seen for this color.
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236454
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(24a/c) Facit/NK #24IIbv [1877 5 øre Shaded Posthorn, Without Period, Horizontal Watermark, Dull Blue] Used Just Fine with light cancellation. This is the NOT-reengraved stamp WITHOUT the period after the M, with horizontal watermark. While this printing is a MUCH SCARCER than the most common 5 øre printing, the WITHOUT PERIOD is grossly under valued in all the catalogs on any printing (it is only approximately one-ninth of the stamps issued, but is usually only cataloged with a 50% premium). This is on virtually every Norwegian want list that comes along.
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(16) Facit #16c, NK #16IIb Dark Yellow Green [1873 1 skilling Posthorn] Used VF with light cancellation (definitely of proper period). Nice examples of the Dark Yellow Green are quite hard to find.
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236476
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60 Dull Blue Overprint, Facit #88a [1905 1.50 surcharge on 2 skilling] Used Fine with Superb KONGSVINGER 30 September 1909 bridge-type cancellation. Very attractive. This issue is scarce with nicely centered town cancellations, especially from smaller cities and towns.
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J3a Dark Rose [1889 10 øre Postage Due, Central Printing] Used Superb centering, but with hidden tear and couple shorter perfs.
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236127
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J5a Central Printing [1895 20 øre Postage Due, Perf 13.5 x 12.5, Central Printing] Used Superb centering, but a couple short perfs at left (this issue often has short perfs). 1896 cancellation confirm that it must be Central Printing.
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29.00

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J5a Central Printing [1895 20 øre Postage Due, Perf 13.5 x 12.5, Central Printing] Used VF centering, but a one short perf at upper right (this issue often has short perfs). Attractive.
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22.00

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J5a Knudsen Printing [1899 20 øre Postage Due, Perf 13.5 x 12.5, Knudsen Printing] Used Superb centering, but a couple perfs slightly short (this issue often has short perfs). Neat (ST)AVANGER 1900 cancellation.
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36.00

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543 INVISIBLE GUM (NK #941II Hs5 Paper) is an extremely scarce stamp, probably destined to become the scarcest, most valuable post-1960 Norwegian stamp. By coincidence, put on sale a few days after King Olav died, net sales were between 100,000 and 120,000, however, most were used for postage. Extremely few collectors knew that it was a new printing on a new paper (and which was also a new engraving type). NH VF single.
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1558 S/S "Posten / Bring" Standard officially issued Personalized Souvenir Sheet of two stamps.
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VF: Norway has the distinction of creating what I believe to be the first souvenir sheet of "Standard Personalized Stamps" containing more than one stamp design. This was issued in autumn 2008 and contains two stamps (same frame design) with two different logos for Posten and Bring. The designs mark the division of Norway Post into two parts: Posten - what we think of as the standard "post office" and Bring - a package delivery, freight, and logistics company (similar to USPS in the U.S., but owned by the government). Only 275,000 (Scott says 375,000) of this souvenir sheet were printed and distributed free of charge to people in Oslo and other cities around Norway, sometimes in post offices, but also given away to people on the street. Because the souvenir sheet was NOT sold to collectors and distribution was wide, but one to a person, these souvenir sheets are extremely difficult to obtain. This is listed by Scott, but not yet by Facit or NK -- many collectors still do not know that it exists. [233002]
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