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Handbook of Danish Essays  
Volume Two, 1920-1939 (the first volume to be published) was released in June, 2004. With 372 pages and hundreds of illustrations, this volume represents the most important work ever published on the subject of Danish essays; and this is just the first of four volumes.

This book is entirely in English and entirely in Danish. Every recorded essay in the 1920-39 time period is discussed, illustrated, and cataloged. Each essay is assigned a rarity factor; value ranges are given for the rarity factors.

Essays are the proposed designs for stamp issues, some of which are accepted, but most of which are rejected. As such, essays are the important first "chapter" in the history of a stamp issue. Essays belong in all types of stamp collections, whether "traditional" or thematic. They can be used to "dress up" a collection of to tell the story of a stamp issue in a serious specialized collection.

This page will become the central point of information regarding upcoming volumes, important errata, color illustrations of interesting items, etc.
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Handbook of Danish Essays, Volume Two, 1920-1939

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Important Errata for Volume Two  
Here we will report important errata. Please let us know if you find problems that need correcting.  
Future Volumes of the Handbook of Danish Essays.  
It was more by chance than design that Volume Two is the first to be issued. The current plan is to issue Volume Three next, with either One or Four following that. It is too early to predict a publication date for Volume Three, however, it is unlikely to be before the end of 2005.  
Illustrations of interesting Danish Essay items.  
Soon we will post links to color illustrations of particularly attractive items.  
Danish Essays Available for Sale  
I have an excellent stock of Danish essays, including original artwork, available for sale. So far, due to lack of time, only a few of these items are presented in this website, however, many more are available on approval. Please let me know of your interests.  

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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!
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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
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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!
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Postal Currency
Only $16.00!

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Ladybug Coil Error
Unplanned Vertical Coil "Error" Stamp.

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