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733355
Norwegian Handbook 1969 Volume III (WITH reprints): (1969) Also known as "Filatelistika". Includes stamps 1955-1968, postal stationery, early airmail, pre-stamp cancels 1845-54, extensive town (post offices) name list, cancellation types, meters, local posts including Spitzbergen, postal rates 1647-1719, ship mail, and much more. Many consider this to be the most interesting volume of the series -- CONTAINS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMATION. Very gently used, this copy is priced hardly more the value of the official reprints it contains.

99.00

733877
Norwegian Handbook 1969 Volume III (WITH reprints): (1969) Also known as "Filatelistika". Handbook coverage Includes stamps 1955-1968, postal stationery, early airmail, pre-stamp cancels 1845-54, extensive town (post offices) name list, cancellation types, meters, local posts including Spitzbergen, postal rates 1647-1719, ship mail, and much more. Text in Norwegian. Many consider this to be the most interesting volume of the series -- CONTAINS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMATION. Hardbound, 312 pages. Very gently used, this copy is priced hardly more the value of the official reprints it contains. The reprints are in perfect condition.

99.00

734320
Catalogue of The Postage Stamps of Norway - 1947: (King-Farlow, 1948; Catalogue of The Postage Stamps of Norway; English translation of 1947 Norgeskatalogen) The classic ENGLISH work which brought Norwegian philately to many outside Norway. Still quite interesting and fairly "readable". Collectors interested in the type numbers of early issues should be informed that the type numbering system has changed this book. Wonderfully informative and very useful to any collector interested in Norwegian philately. (The pages were printed on very high quality paper -- thus great illustration clarity -- but was then cheaply bound.) As usual, the binding on this example is in terrible condition, but the pages of this example are in nice, gently used condition, but with a small water stain in one corner.

13.00

733595
Norway 4 Skilling 1855 WITH SOUVENIR CARD: (Jellestad and King-Farlow, 1955) Entirely in English discussing and illustrating the first Norwegian stamp. Production, varieties, cancels, postal history, etc. Still a sought after title. Includes "Large version" of 1955 Souvenir Card in perfect condition. The souvenir card alone regularly sells for $40! While this was previously owned, it appears to be in BRAND NEW condition.

46.00

733960
Norway 4 Skilling 1855 WITH SOUVENIR CARD: (Jellestad and King-Farlow, 1955) Entirely in English discussing and illustrating the first Norwegian stamp. Production, varieties, cancels, postal history, etc. Still a sought after title. Includes "Large version" of 1955 Souvenir Card in perfect condition. The souvenir card alone regularly sells for $40! Very gently used condition; the souvenir card is in perfect condition.

40.00

733063
Norwegian Booklets and Vended Booklets: (Haga, 1985; Norske Frimerkehefter of Automathefter) A very useful, well-illustrated, and detailed "handbook" (no pricing) of the early booklets (regular and vended) issued up through 1984. Includes a lot of details describing differences between booklet types, which apparently resulted in modifying and extending the specialized catalog listings. The specialist or booklet collector will like this. In Norwegian, softbound, 67 numbered pages. (New is available for $11 #18022.) Pre-owned, but looks brand new.

6.00

734137
Norgeskatalogen "POSTAL I" Cancellations / Postal History Catalog / Handbook : The first (2011) edition of an incredible new catalog / handbook. Pre-stamp postmarks 1845-1855; early single-ring town cancels, 3-ring numeral cancels; 2-ring town cancels 1880-1931; 3-ring numeral cancels after 1883; crown and posthorn cancels (many ships); Post i Butikk (cancels of post offices in stores 2001-2014. COVER REGISTER 1855-1909 WITH PRICING by rate, franking, destination!; Postal rates 1877-2011; ship and railway cancels in various sections; postage due cancellations 1875-2011; Official postal labels (etiquettes) for registered, insured, express, airmail, postage due; official mail stationery cards; address change stationery cards; etc. CONTENTS VARIES IN EACH EDITION -- YOU WILL WANT EVERY EDITION! Because of this, the previous editions are seldom offered. The publisher does not reduce their prices for previous editions, but regardless, this quickly sold out. Out of print and out of stock other than the occasional used example. The U.S. price was $110 and it sold out. It is worth almost as much today because some of the content was not repeated in the next edition. A wonderful resource that is an absolute must-have for every collector or Norway covers and cancellations. Previously owned, but appears to be in brand new condition.

89.00

734137
Norgeskatalogen "POSTAL I" Cancellations / Postal History Catalog / Handbook : The first (2011) edition of an incredible new catalog / handbook. Pre-stamp postmarks 1845-1855; early single-ring town cancels, 3-ring numeral cancels; 2-ring town cancels 1880-1931; 3-ring numeral cancels after 1883; crown and posthorn cancels (many ships); Post i Butikk (cancels of post offices in stores 2001-2014. COVER REGISTER 1855-1909 WITH PRICING by rate, franking, destination!; Postal rates 1877-2011; ship and railway cancels in various sections; postage due cancellations 1875-2011; Official postal labels (etiquettes) for registered, insured, express, airmail, postage due; official mail stationery cards; address change stationery cards; etc. CONTENTS VARIES IN EACH EDITION -- YOU WILL WANT EVERY EDITION! Because of this, the previous editions are seldom offered. The publisher does not reduce their prices for previous editions, but regardless, this quickly sold out. Out of print and out of stock other than the occasional used example. The U.S. price was $110 and it sold out. It is worth almost as much today because some of the content was not repeated in the next edition. A wonderful resource that is an absolute must-have for every collector or Norway covers and cancellations. Previously owned, but appears to be in brand new condition.

89.00

733991
Catalog of Norwegian Cancellations After 1845: (1951, OFK; Fortegnelse over Norske Poststempler Etter 1845 - Del I 1941 og Del II 1950). Consists of 157 pages in two parts, at least one of which previously published. Extremely useful, though certainly dated, all-in-one-place listings of many different types of Norwegian cancellations: pre-stamp, bars, 3-ring numeral, single-ring, bridge, 2-ring town, 8-hole, Swiss-type, manuscript, parcel post, local post, ship, colored, 3-ring (later use), 4-ring, airmail, first day, and much more. Soft cover, in Norwegian, but mostly easy to use for English readers. Each area is now covered by more modern publications -- however they require purchasing several books -- this is a very handy and useful -- and scarce -- book. Rarely seen in good condition and seldom offered in any condition. This binding of this copy is broken (as usual) and somewhat repaired, while the pages are in very good used condition. There is plenty of margin room, thus this could even be rebound. It has been years since I was last able to offer an example (better binding) and that sold quickly for $39. Penciled note that this copy is from the library of famed American collector of Scandinavia, Svend Yort.

27.00

730725
Norwegian Prephilatelic Cancellations: (Germeten and Mathiesen, 1983; Norske Prefrimstempler) Very well illustrated catalog and handbook of 1845-12/31/1854 cancels; the entire pre-stamp period. Illustrates every cancel, prices by color and domestic v.s. foreign destination, discusses use, and gives mail volume statistics. Used but in like-new condition (new available for $26 if you prefer). (Old #60448)

21.00

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Postal History and Cancellations of Finnmark (Arctic), Hardbound: (Tegler, 1994; Posthistorie og Poststempler fra Finnmark Fylke) Important handbook and catalog of this Arctic Circle region. Pictures all cancels and includes towns, ships, railway, CENSORSHIP, Russian/Norwegian cancels, etc. Important for both Norwegian and polar postal history collectors. Though used, looks brand new, except for very minor wear on the back cover. Before I sold out of new copies they were $88 for softbound and $110 for hardbound! This is an important reference.

49.00

734520
NEW
The Post Offices and Postmarks (1848-2000) of Troms Province: (Jorgensen, 2002; Poststedene i Troms med Stempeloversikt 1848-2000) A massive 636-page book detailing all the post offices of this important region (containing the major town of Tromsų, north of the Arctic Circle). Illustrates all the postmarks, giving known dates of use, etc. Though in Norwegian, extremely easy to use. In addition to the postmark illustrations there are many other illustrations and maps. An extraordinary work! Hardbound; a handsomely produced book. This is an important reference for any collector of Norwegian cancellations or postal history, but also for any collector interested in the Arctic regions. When this came out I did offer it for sale ($96), but it sold out -- this is the first example I have had for at least ten years! This example is like-new, absolutely pristine. I have been unable to find ANY copies offered for sale on the Internet. You may not see this offered again for many years!

89.00

734521
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Norwegian Travelling Post Offices: Parts I and II -- Railway and Shipboard Markings: (Chambers, 1988; Cockrill Handbook Series No 56-57) There are much larger and more complete (and far more expensive) books on these two subjects, but this set of two has the advantage of being ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH. Their compact size is an advantage and allows a collector to delve into these areas without getting overwhelmed. With 64 and 84 half-size pages, most of the content consists of the postmark listings, dates of use, and route maps, along useful introductory text. If you eventually want to get more in depth on the subject, you would graduate to the more recent and much larger individual books (though in Norwegian or German). However this is a great way to get started. I still offer new copies (from my large original stock) at $21 EACH. This SET OF TWO is from the library of a client, but has never been used -- in brand-new, pristine condition. You save $10 on this set!

32.00

734522
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A Short Maritime Postal History of Norway: (Jackson, 1994) This excellent ENGLISH-language book is neither short nor superficial. While this is an introduction to the subject, this is much more. It is more than "just" a history; this 66-page full-page-size book discusses Norwegian maritime postal history, lists significant events, ships, and routes, and presents a basic catalog of cancellations. Includes 21 pages of maps which are very important to this subject. Plastic comb binding still in excellent condition (but if it ever cracks, you can take it to a copy shop to have them put on a new one). Originally published by the SPS in England, but long out of print; the author refused to reprint it or allow it to be reprinted. I sold many copies at $29 before I sold out. I have not been able to find ANY copies for sale on the Internet. I believe that this is the first time I have been able to offer this book in at least ten years. In pristine, like-new condition; I do not think the previous owner ever looked at it!

29.00

732438
The Ships and Post of the Local Routes in the Trondelag District: (Gjelsvik, 1986; Skip og Post i Lokale Ruter i Trondelag) Important postal history of the ships, cancels, sailing dates, etc., of ship mail in Northern Norway. Hardbound, 144 pages, well-illustrated. Virtually brand-new condition.

19.50

733070
Norwegian Machine Cancellations with Text 1903-1978 (from the Norman Gary Collection): (OFK 1979; Norske maskinstempler med tekst 1903-1978) Though this was superceded by a new book in 2007, this earlier listing is still a great way to get inexpensively introduced to the subject. Lists and pictures all machine cancellations with text or images (in the U.S. we call them "slogan cancellations"), lists all the towns in which they were used for each year, and the recorded dates of such use in each town. Organized by year for extremely easy use. Many cancels were recorded used only for extremely short periods, including only recorded used for one day. Includes section about the machines and devices and a thematic index. In Norwegian, but extremely easy to use. This was the personal copy of Norman Gary, with his notes about extended periods of use, etc. In good used condition.

16.00

733067
Norway Postal Stationery 1872-1972 Catalog (from the Norman Gary Collection): (Soot-Ryen, 1972; Katalog over Norges helpost 1872-1972) An important catalog that includes ENGLISH text and DOES LIST the RATION CARDS too (unlike the current catalog). By comparison, the latest stationery catalog (#18103) is in stock for $68 and it does not include some things that this one does! This copy does NOT Include the reproductions of the first two postal cards, or any price supplements. This was the personal copy of Norman Gary (a major specialist collector of this area) and includes his many notations, corrections, points of identification, etc. Used, in very clean condition, and WITHOUT any loose pages as usual found!

36.00

733993
Norwegian Local Post Stamps: (Pihl, 1963; Norges Byposter og annen norsk lokalpost) The classic catalog and handbook of Norwegian local post stamps. Though a 2005 catalog has updated values and information, there is a huge amount of information in this Pihl 1963 catalog that is not found anywhere else. This is still needed by any collector of Norwegian local post stamps. Original examples are quite scarce and almost always have significant binding wear. This example appears to be in like-new condition, with no binding wear and no sign of use. This is such an important reference that any example I get always sells quickly.

49.00

733992
Norway - Postmarks of the Local Posts: (Brofos, 1957; SCC reprint from the 1957 Congress Book) 10-page well-illustrated article in English. Card-bound, saddle stitched. Used condition. Not often seen.

12.00

734523
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The Revenue Stamps of Norway and Related Non-Fiscal Issues, PRINTED EDITION: (Wang, 2007) An extraordinarily important work that immediately became, and still is, the standard reference on this subject. The authors extremely thorough approach, together with invaluable contributions from Paul Nelson and Frederick and Alexander Brofos, plus those of more than 50 other people, resulted in an extremely useful catalog / handbook. Every item illustrated and fully described; with ENGLISH text, and CATALOG PRICE GUIDE (pages 1004-1061). 1090 2-up (i.e. small text) pages packed with information. While I still have the CD edition (with color images) available for sale, most people seem to prefer this printed edition even though the pictures are not in color. However, THIS INCLUDES THE CD!!!!! Plastic coil bound (almost indestructible and pages lay flat). This printed edition has been OUT OF PRINT for more than ten years. This is the first time since I sold out at the original price of $95 that I have been able to offer an example. In the many years since I have been able to offer an example, the demand has only increased. This is from the library of a client, however, I do not think that it was ever used. It is in absolutely like-new, pristine condition. If you are a collector of Norwegian (or worldwide) revenues, you will love this must-have book.

125.00

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731302
Norwegian Maximum Cards: (Norsk Maksikort Forening; 1985; Maksikort i Norge) Interesting and useful 36-page booklet printed in an edition of only 500 copies. In Norwegian, discusses and categorizes maximum cards, with quite a few illustrations. Priced catalog listing of Norwegian maximum cards; the pricing is as of 1985, but it is the only such priced listing I have ever seen and it provides an excellent reference point for valuation of scarcer cards. Brand new copy from a boxed up literature dealers stock.

5.50

733787
Norwegian Philatelic Year Book 1983: The first issue of this series -- has been quite hard to obtain for 30 years! Includes postal history, military mail, 4 sk Oscar and 1863 Vapen cancels, ship cancels, 20 mm Posthorn sorting and identification, and WWII censors. I have only been able every few years to offer an example of this edition. In excellent used condition except that two pages are creased; otherwise great. Would otherwise be $26.

16.00

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