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731090
Swedish Stamps 1855-1944 An Overview: (Odfjell, 1946; Sveriges Frimerker 1855-1944) A Norwegian-language handbook of Swedish stamps published as a supplement to Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift. Interesting and quite scarce. Excellent used condition for this scarce book.

15.00

734188
NEW
Swedish Postage Stamps (A Swedish Postal Museum Introductory Booklet); First Edition 1967: (Åkerstedt, Swedish Post; 1967, 1st edition) A neat little 28-page (plus cover) booklet with ENGLISH TEXT that is an introduction to the various types of Swedish stamps and their printing methods. This was probably given to visitors at the Postal Museum, the stamp printing works, and the PFA / Sales Division. Attractively illustrated. In a few minutes a new collector can become acquainted with Swedish stamps; keep this on your coffee table and you might just turn a friend into a stamp collector. Very gently used; looks new.

4.00

732491
The Treskilling Yellow - The Most Valuable Thing in the World: (Fimmerstad, 2004) A stunning 186-page hardbound book devoted to the history of one single stamp: the famous and unique 1855 3 Skilling Banco of Sweden, printed in yellow instead of green. Said to be, by weight, the most valuable object in the world (the 1 cent Magenta has not been auctioned as of this writing). Completely in ENGLISH and beautifully illustrated, this book discusses every possible aspect of the history of this one stamp. Even a non-collector would find this fascinating. Used copy, with some scuffs on the cover, but the pages are in pristine condition. I have recently seen used copies of this book on offer between $125 and $145.

79.00

733668
(Sweden) The Treskilling Yellow - The Most Valuable Thing in the World: (Fimmerstad, 2004) A stunning 186-page hardbound book devoted to the history of one single stamp: the famous and unique 1855 3 Skilling Banco of Sweden, printed in yellow instead of green. Said to be, by weight, the most valuable object in the world (at least at the time of publication of the book). Completely in ENGLISH and beautifully illustrated, this book discusses every possible aspect of the history of this one stamp. Even a non-collector would find this fascinating. Pre-owned, absolutely pristine like-new copy. I have recently seen used copies of this book on offer between $125 and $145.

89.00

733883
Atlas Booklet Handbook: Vending Machine Booklets: (Fagerström and Åhman, 1998; Atlas Handbook över Svenska Automathäften) A tremendous and important work detailing the production of Swedish vending-machine (i.e. "slots") booklets. The companion volume to the "regular" booklet handbook but issued later as a separate publication. Includes all the varieties, marginal markings, types, cover papers, stamp papers (this is a source of information on different stamp papers that are not listed in the specialized stamp catalogs), etc., etc. Looseleaf so that it could be easily amended and supplemented, In one large binder. Appears to be complete Atlas/Facit #HA26A, HOWEVER, the pages for HA7 (and last page of HA6 and first page of HA8) were missing, so I have added photocopies of those pages. If supplements were issued, I am not aware of them. Entirely in Swedish, but an absolute must-have reference for booklet collectors and stamp specialists. Previously owned, but in fresh near-new condition, except for the noted added pages. As a BONUS, includes the 1998 supplement pages for the "regular" booklets. Long out of print and hard to find, but when it was last in print, I sold for it for $84. The information is a useful today as then, but examples are seldom offered and I have heard of selling prices over $100.

36.00

733626
"Vad Kostade Brevet?" (What Did a Letter Cost?): (Carlin, 1975; Vad Kostade Brevet?) Swedish postal rates and services from 1636 to... Though in Swedish, interesting postal rate/services discussion plus many easy-to-use rate charts. This is a PHOTOCOPY from the library of a postal historian whose interest only extended to the mid-1800s, thus this example ONLY INCLUDES pages complete through page 114 (mid-1800s), plus only some pages after that. The original is hard to obtain. Great for the collector of early postal history and pre-stamp or stampless covers.

5.00

733551
Swedish Postal History 1855-1925: (Billgren and Andersson, 1996; Svensk Posthistoria 1855-1925 Handbok D:2) Important and extremely valuable discussion of postal services and postal rates for the first 70 years of Swedish stamps. To illustrate the range of subjects covered, the table of contents is four pages and the index is ten pages! This has a lot of postal rate information, but it is not really a postal rate chart book -- it is discusses, and often illustrates, each mail category and service, along with providing extensive postal rate information. The text is completely in Swedish, however with the assistance of translate.google.com a non-Swede can use it without too much difficulty. (For active clients, I am happy to assist with limited amounts of text if online translation is not completely helpful with the philatelic context.) Nicely illustrated, 329 pages, softbound (the only edition published). This example is very gently used; the nicest example I have had since new copies sold out a very long time ago. This is a genuinely scarce book; I do not know the print quantity, but it was not nearly enough! When new and still in print about 20 years ago, this sold for about $75. Since it sold out, I have only been able to offer one or two examples!

95.00

731304
Facit Swedish Cancellation And Postal History Catalog 1985: (Facit Ortstämplerkatalog Postal History 1985) An older edition (latest 2004 edition is in stock for $69.50), but still very useful for those starting out in collecting Swedish cancels. Lists and prices cancellations and postmarks from the pre-stamp era, through the modern types, with pricing for each era. Also lists ship, railway, rural letter carriers, postal agencies, foreign cancellations on Swedish stamps, etc., etc. In its day, this book was considered to be an incredibly great reference. While you will eventually wish to have the 2004 edition, this book is a great way to get started with Swedish cancels. If you just collect used Swedish stamps or have only a passing interest in postmarks, you will still want this book; just one "find" will pay for it many times over! Brand new condition from a boxed up literature dealers stock.

13.75

730776
Sweden Ship Mail Cancellations: (MacFie, 1977; Angbatspost) The primary handbook and catalog of these cancels with illustrations of types, routes, dates of use, ships on which used, rarity factors, etc. See Facit Cancel Catalog for pricing. ENGLISH summary, indexed by region and ship name. Highly recommended. So gently used you will insist that it is brand new. (Old #60558)

22.00

733963
Swedish Pre-Philatelic Cancellations Volume II: "Rectangular" Type: (Stenberg, 1974, first edition; Tidiga Svenska Datumstämplar, Del II, Fyrkantstämplar) The handbook for "rectangular" or "boxed" pre-stamp cancels. Every cancel type illustrated, with dates of use, rarity factors, etc. The Type numbers are used in the Facit Cancel Catalog. Though a second edition exists, this is still very useful. This example looks very gently used but the page block has separated from the binding (a common problem with this book; it could be glued back in); the pages are in perfect condition.

16.00

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730787
The Post and Rail in Dal: (SFF, 1983; Post och Jarnvagar pa Dal) Useful group of articles on the history of postal service, including boat and railway postal service as well the railway parcel service and stamps in Dalsland. In Swedish. Excellent used condition. New is $16! (Old #60579)

8.00

730789
Study of Swedish Postage Due Markings 1843-1874: (Ivarsson, 1974; En Studie av de Svenska Losenstamplarna 1843-1874) Very important and well-illustrated study and cataloging of the early Swedish postage due markings. Includes dates and circumstances of use, and rarity factors. In Swedish. OUT OF PRINT and very difficult to obtain. Spotless, virtually like-new condition. (Old #60561)

38.00

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