Scandinavian Collectors Club

    • Lot No.: 1. Åland: The Mail Road Across Land and Sea
    • Description: The Mail Road Across Land and Sea, by Bo Andersson et al., Sweden Postal Museum, Stockholm, 2004, 238 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 5¾” x 8¼” softbound, good condition (front cover repair at bottom right, otherwise pristine), ISBN 91-975051-0-2. Text relates the cultural history from 1638 to 1911 of the old postal road across Aland, the route used for mail to and from Sweden and Finland, includes interesting history, foldout map, and definitions of place name words. EMV= $20, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 2. Denmark / Danish Areas: AFA Specialkatalog 2002
    • Description: AFA Specialkatalog 2002, in Danish, Lars Boes (Editor), AFA-Forlaget, Otterup, Denmark, 2001, 800 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 6” x 8½” hardbound, ISBN 87-7012-306-3, pristine. Priced catalogue with specialized listings of the stamps of Denmark, Faroes, Greenland, Danish West Indies, and Slesvig, including varieties, watermarks, coils, booklets, ad pairs, covers, etc. No Iceland coverage in this edition, but for the first-time color is used throughout for stamp illustrations, and this 2002 edition remains an essential reference handbook in that added are a specialized 102-page treatise on the color plates of all printings of Denmark #1 through the bi-colors and 24 pages of priced listings of Danish and DWI essays, proofs, and reprints, both by the prominent expert, Lasse Nielsen. CMV = $80, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 80.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 3. Denmark: Om at Samle Små Kvadrater / On Collecting the Small Squares
    • Description: Om at Samle Små Kvadrater / On Collecting the Small Squares, in Danish, by Max Meedom, J. Fr. Clausen Forlag, Copenhagen, 1974, 48 pages, illustrated, 5” x 7¼” softbound, ISBN 87-11 03656 7, good condition (marred front cover). Useful detailed handbook on Denmark’s 1851-63 skilling issues. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 4. Denmark: Denmark’s Provisionals, 1904-1912-1915 / Danmarks Provisorier, 1904-1912-1915
    • Description: Denmark’s Provisionals, 1904-1912-1915 / Danmarks Provisorier, 1904-1912-1915, bilingual text (English and Danish). by Lasse Nielsen and Henry Regeling, Kjøbenhavns Philatelist Klub, Copenhagen, 1997, 133 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 87-983015-3-5, pristine. Out-of-print, high-demand specialized handbook, includes printing details and extensive listings of plate flaws and overprint varieties, hardbound. CMV = $58, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 58.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 5. Denmark / Martin Mörck: I Øverste Højre Hjørne – Danske Frimærker i 150 År / In the Upper Right Corner – 150 Years
    • Description: I Øverste Højre Hjørne – Danske Frimærker i 150 År / In the Upper Right Corner – 150 Years of Danish Stamps, in Danish and English, by Anne Katrine Lund et al., Danish Post, Copenhagen, 2001, 155 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 7” x 9⅞” hardbound with dust jacket, ISBN 87-89299-35-3, pristine. Anthology of seven articles on various aspects of Danish stamps and postal history, published to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Denmark’s first postage stamp. Mounted on page 89 is a “black print” of Denmark’s April 1, 2001 se-tenant block of four issue of only the four Martin Mörck steel-engraved portraits – a specialist item missing in many modern Denmark and Mörck topical collections as most collectors are unaware of its existence! CMV = $30, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 6. Denmark / Danish Areas / Postal Stationery: Danmarks, Slesvigs, Dansk Vesindiens, Islands Helsager / Postal Stationery of De
    • Description: Danmarks, Slesvigs, Dansk Vesindiens, Islands Helsager / Postal Stationery of Denmark, Schleswig, Danish West Indies, and Iceland, in Danish, by Sigurd Ringström, Skogs Trelleborg, Trelleborg, Sweden, 1985, iii + 214 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 9⅝” hardbound, good condition (slight corner wear at right-side cover corners). The most complete and comprehensive Danish postal stationery reference to date, lists all official and printed-to-private-order issues. CMV = $30, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 7. Denmark: Danske Poststempler / Danish Postmarks
    • Description: Danske Poststempler / Danish Postmarks, in Danish, by Svend Arnholtz, Københavns Philatelist Klub, Copenhagen, 1953, iv + 147 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 8⅞” softbound, good condition. Classic handbook on Danish postmarks and cancellations; despite Danish text, illustrated tables make this an easy-to-use reference for English-only readers. CMV = $37, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 37.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 8. Denmark / Danish Areas / Periodical: Complete run of six 2019 issues of DFT / Dansk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift / Danish Philat
    • Description: Complete run of six 2019 issues of DFT / Dansk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift / Danish Philatelic Journal, slick publication of the Danish Philatelic Federation, 6½” x 9⅝” staple-bound paperback, in Danish, 80 pages per issue, profusely illustrated in color. Contains in-depth articles of pre-philatelic to modern postal history, classic to modern stamps, and a wide range of subjects related to Denmark and Danish areas. Annual subscription costs DKK395/~$63. CMV = $63, Starting bid = $12.
    • Market Value: 63.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 9. Faroes: Færøske Poststempler Efter 30. January 1975 / Faroese Postmarks After January 30, 1975
    • Description: Færøske Poststempler Efter 30. January 1975 / Faroese Postmarks After January 30, 1975, in Danish, by Kristian Hopballe and Kai Dagfinn Nielsen, Forgalet 5F, Odense, Denmark, 1985, 64 pages, profusely illustrated, 6¾” x 9⅜” softbound, ISBN 87-981294-4-9, cover and title pages affected by removed markings, otherwise good condition. Useful specialized priced (albeit dated) catalogue for postmarks of independent Faroese postal administration, containing descriptive captions of illustrated covers of the 1975-1985 period, lists and classifications of former and contemporary Faroes post offices with opening and closing dates of operations, map, and detailed text about the Faroese Post Office. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 10. Faroes: Færøerne Frimærker og Stempler / Faroe Islands Postage Stamps and Postmarks, GF 10 Føroyar 1995-96
    • Description: Færøerne Frimærker og Stempler / Faroe Islands Postage Stamps and Postmarks, GF 10 Føroyar 1995-96, 18th Edition, in Danish and English, DAKA Forlag, Brussels, 1995, 176 pages, profusely illustrated, 5¾” x 8¼” softbound, ISBN 87-7012-243-1, pristine. Although superseded by four subsequent editions, this 18th Edition is a still-useful Faroes specialized catalogue. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 15.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 11. Finland: Two catalogues (Norma 2002 and LAPE 2007)
    • Description: Two catalogues (Norma 2002 and LAPE 2007, both with bilingual English and Finnish text). Norma 2002 is the 5” x 8¼” softbound edition of 656 pages, profusely illustrated in color, and includes extensive listings of postal bus parcel stamps and Finnish postal stationery [not covered in Facit but now in LAPE Erikois (Special) editions]. LAPE 2007 is the 6” x 8½” hardbound nonspecialized edition of 288 pages, profusely illustrated in color with basic stamp listings, and includes an excellent three-page specialized treatment of the 1901 temporary issue with blow-up illustrations to distinguish between the lithography and typography issues. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 12. Finland: Postal Issues of Finland
    • Description: Postal Issues of Finland, by Carl E. Pelander, Scott Publications, New York City, 1940, x + 64 pages, profusely illustrated, 6⅛” x 9⅛” softbound, good condition (marred cover). Classic handbook containing detailed information on Finnish stamps issues categorized over four time periods (1856-1889, 1889-1899, 1899-1917, and 1917-1937), includes definitives, commemoratives, special-service stamps and reprints, and Helsingfors City Post and Tammerfors Locals, including types, varieties, and cancellations. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 13. Finland: The Color and Printing Identification of the 1875 Issues, A New Approach, Volume II, Tables
    • Description: he Color and Printing Identification of the 1875 Issues, A New Approach, Volume II, Tables, by Herbert Oesch, Authorized English Translation by Kauko I. Åro, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1993, iv + 450 pages, 8¾” x 11¼” hardbound, ISBN 0-936493-16-X, pristine. Tables are arranged alphabetically by place name, tracking the distribution of stamps to specific Finnish post offices, which enables identification of the printings by the postmarks on these stamps. CMV = $65, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 65.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 14. Finland: Suomen Postipysäkit ja Niiden Leimat, Osa 2 Mikkelin Lääni, Osa 3 Kuopion Lääni / Cancellations of the Finnis
    • Description: Suomen Postipysäkit ja Niiden Leimat, Osa 2 Mikkelin Lääni, Osa 3 Kuopion Lääni / Cancellations of the Finnish Post Stopping Places, Part 2 Mikkeli Province, Part 3 Kuopio Province, in Finnish, by Kaarlo Hirvikoski, Postimerkkiliike Stamp-Finns, Helsinki, 1980, 175 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition (cover and title page damage). Specialized, priced catalogue of illustrated alphabetical tabular listings of straight-line postmarks of towns in Kuopion and Mikkeli provinces, includes mail stops, types of cancellations and dimensions, colors, and valuations on covers, pieces, and stamps, and, although in Finnish, it includes a three-page English preface with explanations on format and use of the tables, so readily understandable for the English-only user. Still useful for its detailed listings and ancillary information despite outdated pricing. CMV = $17, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 17.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 15. Greenland: Greenland Specialcatalogue, Classic Greenland
    • Description: Greenland Specialcatalogue, Classic Greenland, by Torben Hjørne, author published, Århus, Denmark, 1985, 96 pages, profusely illustrated, pristine 5⅞” x 8¼” softbound with slightly marred dust cover, ISBN 087-88273-04-0. Rare out-of-print, author-signed specialized catalogue with extensive listings of Pakke-Porto stamps, including plate-flaw varieties, postmarks, letters, and parcel cards, as well as postal administration issues to 1950, postmarks, and covers – probably the most detailed publication at the time on Greenland philately and still relevant today – a copy sold recently at Danish auction for $95! CMV = $45, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 45.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 16. Iceland: Islands Frimerker, En Kortfattet Oversikt / Iceland’s Stamps, A Brief Overview
    • Description: slands Frimerker, En Kortfattet Oversikt / Iceland’s Stamps, A Brief Overview, in Norwegian, by Carl A. Pihl, Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift, Oslo, 1947, 28 pages, profusely illustrated, 7¼” x 10⅝” paperback, good condition. Special NFT offprint edition, much specialized information including die varieties, different printings, quantities, and postmark types. EMV = $35, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 35.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 17. Norway: Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Norway
    • Description: Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Norway, by R. King-Farlow, Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift, Oslo, 1948, 64 pages, profusely illustrated, 7¼” x 10¼” softbound, good condition. English translation of the 10th (1947) Edition of Norgeskatalogen, prices are listed in NOK but the current rates of exchange are given in the Foreword. Contains an exceptional introductory section, detailed information about each stamp issue including plate flaws and die varieties of the classic issues, and a lengthy airmail section. CMV = $12.50, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 12.50
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 18. Norway: Norway, Plating of the First Issue
    • Description: Norway, Plating of the First Issue, in English, Billig’s Specialized Catalogues, Volume 3, Fritz Billig, Jamaica, NY, 1948, 62 pages, profusely illustrated, paperback, good condition. Classic handbook comprising three authoritative monographs by J. Jellestad, A. Odfjell, and Dr. Justus Anderssen on their detailed plating studies of the 1855 4-skilling coat-of-arms and 1857 3-skilling and 1856-60 4-skilling Oscar I issues. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 19. Norway / Revenues: Norges Sportel-, Stempel- og Justermerker / Norway’s Fee-, Revenue-, and Legal Stamps
    • Description: Norges Sportel-, Stempel- og Justermerker / Norway’s Fee-, Revenue-, and Legal Stamps, in Norwegian, by T. Soot-Ryan, Oslo Filatelistisklubb, Oslo, 1975, 50 pages + 2-page supplementary price guide, illustrated, 6” x 8⅞” softbound, good condition. Classic authoritative handbook and catalogue on Norwegian revenue stamp issues, and although superseded by Wang’s 2007 catalogue, it is still a useful reference despite its Norwegian text, as the catalogue listings are supplemented with some English text. Between pages 4 and 5 is an insert sheet containing reprints of 15 of the 1873 Sportelmærke revenues, only 1000 of these produced from the original plates. CMV = $29, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 29.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 20. Norway / Local Posts: Norges Byposter og Annen Norsk Lokalpost / Norway’s City Posts and Other Norwegian Local Posts
    • Description: Norges Byposter og Annen Norsk Lokalpost / Norway’s City Posts and Other Norwegian Local Posts, in Norwegian, by Carl A. Pihl, Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift, Oslo, 1963, 72 pages, profusely illustrated, 7¼” x 10½” softbound, good condition (spine repair). Classic priced catalogue (albeit dated) and handbook of Norwegian local post stamps containing detailed information not found elsewhere. CMV = $40, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 21. Norway: Four illustrated paperback booklets
    • Description: Four illustrated paperback booklets, two 6” x 9” by SCC and two 5½ x 8½” by the Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, pristine condition: ● Norwegian Railway and Steamship Parcel Stamps, by Frederick A. Brofos (SCC, 1964, 52 pages) ● 10 Øre Norway, by Carl H. Werenskiold (SCC, 1975, 36 pages) ● Norway 1867-1868 Issue, Coat of Arms Typographed, by D. Thune-Larsen (SPF, 1983, ii + 11 pages) ● Norway 1878 Issues, Oscar II Krone Values, by Per Gellein (SPF, 1983, 11 pages). EMV = $40, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 22. Norway / Postal History: Posten på Ringerike / The Mail in Ringerike
    • Description: Posten på Ringerike / The Mail in Ringerike, in Norwegian, by Tor Østlund, Norsk Filtelistforbund, Oslo, 1985, 84 pages, profusely illustrated, 6¾” x 9½” softbound, ISBN 82-7319-022-6, good condition. Handbook of the municipality of Ringerike in southeastern Norway, just northwest of Oslo, includes information on town postmarks, military, and railways of the area. CMV = $23, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 23.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 23. Norway / Periodical: Complete run of four 2019 issues of Info
    • Description: Complete run of four 2019 issues of Info, slick quarterly publication of the Oslo Filatelistklubb,5⅞” by 8¼” staple-bound paperback, in Norwegian, run averages 37 pages per issue, profusely illustrated in color. Contains feature articles primarily on Norwegian philately and postal history, but other subjects as well. Annual subscription costs NOK350/~$40. CMV = $40, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 24. Sweden: Handbok över Sveriges Frankotecken, 1855-1946 / Handbook of Sweden’s Postage Stamps, 1855-194
    • Description: Handbok över Sveriges Frankotecken, 1855-1946 / Handbook of Sweden’s Postage Stamps, 1855-1946, in Swedish, by SFF Handbook Committee, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1946, 360 pages, profusely illustrated, 6¼” x 9” softbound, pristine. Classic reference that describes production aspects of all stamps of this period, including machinery, paper, perforations, gum, color varieties, and quantities produced. CMV = $11, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 11.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 25. Sweden: Sveriges Frankotecken Handbok, Del I – 1961, Del II – 1962, Del III – 1964 / Sweden’s Postage Stamp Handboo
    • Description: veriges Frankotecken Handbok, Del I – 1961, Del II – 1962, Del III – 1964 / Sweden’s Postage Stamp Handbook, Parts I-III, in Swedish, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 256 + 196 + 312 pages, profusely illustrated, three softbound books rebound intact into a single library hardbound volume, pristine. Anthologies of authoritative articles by notable authors, beginning with the Swedish postal service before 1855 and prephilately (stampless covers) and extending into detailed studies of classic to modern stamps. Useful specialist guidebooks on Sweden stamps, covering studies of the issues, cancels, postal history, and much more. Part III includes the bound page of the as-issued six pasted-down official 1963 reprints of the 1858 coat of arms set, an essential addition to any specialized collection of this 1858 issue! Facit Special Classic 2020 lists this reprint set (#12N2 @ SEK800/~US$97). The low starting bid here is less than the catalogue value of the 1963 reprints! CMV = $175, Starting bid = $70.
    • Market Value: 175.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 26. Sweden: Svenska Postverkets Frankotecken, Del IV. 1910-1920 Års, Vanliga Frimärken med Lilla Riksvapnet och Konung Gusta
    • Description: Svenska Postverkets Frankotecken, Del IV. 1910-1920 Års, Vanliga Frimärken med Lilla Riksvapnet och Konung Gustavs Porträtt... / Swedish Post Office’s Postage Stamps, Part IV. 1910 1920 Common Stamps with Small Coat of Arms and King Gustaf V’s Portrait..., in Swedish, by Hugo Olsson and F. Benzinger, author-published, Stockholm, 1948, 196 pages, illustrated, 6” x 9” softbound, excellent condition. Classic reference, thorough treatment of the small national coat of arms, King Gustaf V portrait, and provisional, landstorm, and luftpost surcharged stamps issued 1910-1920. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 27. Sweden: Postage Stamps of Sweden 1920-1945
    • Description: Postage Stamps of Sweden 1920-1945, by Georg Menzinsky, Sweden Post Museum, Stockholm, 1946, 164 pages, profusely illustrated, 6” x 8½” hardbound, good condition. Classic handbook that describes the printing and production methods for stamps of that period, including plate varieties and issue details (dates, production numbers, perforations, paper, etc.). CMV= $25, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 25.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 28. Sweden / Perfins: Svenska Skyddsperforeringar / Swedish Perfins
    • Description: Svenska Skyddsperforeringar / Swedish Perfins, in Swedish, by Leif Bergman, Tord Lagerwall, and Stellan Swenson, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1981, 70 pages, profusely illustrated, 5” x 6¾” paperback, ISBN 91-85702-06-4, pristine. SFF Handbook No. 14, an excellent history of perfin-stamp use in Sweden, with descriptions of perforators and a tabular alphabetical listing of Swedish perfins, citing origin (company and city) and period of use, author (Bergman) signed title page. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 29. Sweden / Local Posts: LPK-71, Specialkatalog över Svensk Lokalpost / LPK-71, Specialized Catalogue of Swedish Local Posts
    • Description: Specialkatalog över Svensk Lokalpost / LPK-71, Specialized Catalogue of Swedish Local Posts, SFF Specialized Handbook No. 9, in Swedish and English, by SF Bältespännarna Catalog Committee, SF Bältespännarna, Göteborg, Sweden, 1971, vi + 74 pages, profusely illustrated 6” x 8¼” softbound, fair condition (cover damage, contents sound). Comprehensive specialized priced catalogue of Swedish local stamps with listings arranged alphabetically by towns. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 30. Sweden / Postal History: Svenska Brev, Förfilateli från 1600-talet till 1855 / Swedish Letters, Prephilately from the 17t
    • Description: Svenska Brev, Förfilateli från 1600-talet till 1855 / Swedish Letters, Prephilately from the 17th century to 1855, in Swedish, by Stig Nilebrant, Bokförlaget Forum AB, Stockholm, 1974, 128 pages, illustrated, 5” x 7½” hardbound, ISBN 91-37-95670-0, pristine. Illustrated postal history of prephilatelic internal covers and handstamped and manuscript postal markings. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 31. Sweden / Postal History: 50 Års Svensk Postal Dokumentation / 50 Years of Swedish Postal Documentation
    • Description: 50 Års Svensk Postal Dokumentation / 50 Years of Swedish Postal Documenta-tion, in Swedish, by Palle Laursen and B. E. Stavenow, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1977, 86 pages, profusely illustrated, 6” x 8¼” softbound, ISBN 91-85702-00-5, good condition (marred cover). SFF Specialized Handbook No. 8, covers post-UPU postal usage and rates from 1874 for covers, postal stationery, and parcel cards. CMV = $8, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 8.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 32. Sweden: Brevportot i Sverige, 1786-1830 / Letter Rates in Sweden, 1786-1830
    • Description: Brevportot i Sverige, 1786-1830 / Letter Rates in Sweden, 1786-1830, in Swedish, by Lennart Ivarsson, Sweden Post Museum, Stockholm, 2000, 508 pages, illustrated, hardbound with dust jacket, ISBN 91-973472-1-3, pristine. An attractive, well-produced 8¼” x 11½” book that will be the interest of students of early Swedish postal history as well as philatelic bibliophiles. The first 50 pages consist of introductory text with 16 color illustrations of documents and covers and the rest of the pages comprise numerous rate tables, much of which represent the author’s research of archives and original documents. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 33. Sweden: Brevportot i Sverige, 1831-1855 / Letter Rates in Sweden, 1831-1855
    • Description: Brevportot i Sverige, 1831-1855 / Letter Rates in Sweden, 1831-1855, in Swedish, by Lennart Ivarsson, Sweden Post Museum, Stockholm, 2005, 342 pages, illustrated, hardbound with dust jacket, ISBN 91-975051-2-9, pristine. A continuation of the subject matter of the book in the previous lot. The first 43 pages consist of illustrated introductory text with 28 color illustrations of documents and covers and the rest of the pages comprise numerous rate tables, again much of which represent the author’s research of archives and original documents. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 34. Scandinavia / Nordic / Periodical: Five consecutive issues of Philatelistische Nachrichten / Philatelic News
    • Description: Five consecutive issues (#s 185-188, November 2018-November 2019) of the 8¼” by 11¾” Philatelistische Nachrichten / Philatelic News, the German-language quarterly journal of Forschungsgemeinschaft Nordische Staaten e.V. (Nordic States Research Community). Issues in this run average 37 pages, are profusely illustrated in black-and-white, and contain articles ranging from postal history to modern stamps of the eight Nordic areas (Åland, Denmark, Faroes, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Annual PN subscription costs €32/~$39 (~$9.75 per issue). CMV = $48.75, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 48.75
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 35. Scandinavia: Bargain clearance literature lot
    • Description: Bargain clearance literature lot consisting of the following 19 items (minimal descriptions, English text unless otherwise noted), all are in acceptable condition ranging from good to pristine: Denmark and Danish Areas: ● Danish Postal Booklets 1934-1950, by A. Tholl and Mogens Juhl (bilingual in English and Danish, 1951 Supplement, 24 photocopy pp) ● Tysk Marinefeltpost i Denmark 1940-45 (Supplement), by E. Menne-Larsen (in Danish, 1978, 18 pp + 4-page English summary) ● 1940 Emmerich Dansk Luftpost Katalog and 1961 Supplement Dansk Luftpost Katalog, by K. Lindskog (in Danish, 70 and 55 photocopy pp) ● two philatelic wordbook paperbacks: Filatelistisk Fremmedordbog, by Preben Kylling, 1978. 164 pp, and Filatelistisk Ordbog, no compiler cited, 1971, 40 pp ● Faroes Islands 1982 GF10 Postage Stamps & Postmarks, by Eric Wowern (120 pp, paperback) ● Greenland Postmarks Since 1938, by R. King-Farlow and Eric Wowern (16 pp, 1960, paperback) ● Iceland, A Bibliography, by Lester Winick (32 pp, 1978, paperback) Finland: ● The Slot-Machine Booklets of Finland, by Bo Isacsson (84 pp, 1987, paperback) Norway: ● 1867-1868 Issue Coat of Arms Typographed (11 pp, 1983, paperback) ● 1878 Issues Oscar II Krone Values (ii + 11 pp, 1983, paperback) ● Sandøsund, Posthistorisk Studie, by E. C. Hannevig (in Norwegian, 20 pp, 1972, paperback) ● Norwegian Railway and Steamship Parcel Stamps, by Frederick A. Brofos (52 pp, 1964, paperback) ● The Stamps of Norway, by Justus Anderssen and Gunnar Kjos (two parts, 26 photocopy pp, 1923) Sweden: ● Priskatalog över Svenska Post- och Makuleringsstämplar (in Swedish, 96 pp, 1967, softbound) ● A Stamp is Made (16 pp, 1976,paperback) ● Sweden Illustrated, Including an Album for a Complete Swedish Stamp Collection (60 pp, 1962, paperback) ● Sweden Illustrated, Part I, 1851-1945, Kinship and Cultural Unity Reflected in Scandinavian Stamps (64 pp, 1966, paperback). EMV = $100, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 100.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 36. Europe / Postal History: De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis, 1700-1875 / Parity of Currencies in Postal History,
    • Description: De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis, 1700-1875 / Parity of Currencies in Postal History, 1700-1875, in Dutch, by Leonard H. J. Janssen, author-published, Bocholt, Belgium, 2001, 501 pages, illustrated, 12” x 8” hardbound with repaired dust jacket, otherwise pristine. Voluminous compilation of postal-rate and currency-conversion tables useful to serious postal historians attempting to interpret the postal markings on primarily pre-U.P.U. stampless covers routed through two or more European postal administrations. It is interspersed with color illustrations of stampless covers from the years covered with explanations of the markings, rates, and conversion equivalents of currencies of the countries involved in the transport of these covers. Although this book is in Dutch, an excellent three-page Introduction in English, its tabular arrangement, and the explanatory captions accompanying the cover illustrations make it relatively accessible to the English-only reader. CMV = $90, Starting bid = $25
    • Market Value: 90.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 37. Philately: How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps
    • Description: How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps, by Paul W. Schmid, Palm Press, Huntington, NY, 1979 First Edition, x + 106 pages, illustrated, 5⅝” x 8¾” hardbound, pristine (except for library embossing at bottom of page i). Critically acclaimed reference to aid in recognizing regummed, reperforated, repaired, and altered stamps, and although all examples are U.S. stamps, the concepts presented are applicable to worldwide issues. CMV = $45, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 45.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 38. Philately / Exhibiting: Philatelic Summit Paper
    • Description: Philatelic Summit Papers, the first three philatelic seminar issues by Postiljonen Publications, Malmö, Sweden, profusely illustrated, 8¼” x 11¾” paperbacks, like-new condition. Number 1 is The Ever-Changing Paradigm of Philatelic Exhibiting, by James Peter Gough, 2012, 58 pages, Number 2 is Judging Postal History Exhibits of the Early Second Period (1875-1914), by Henrik Mouritsen, 2012, 66 pages, and Number 3 is Thoughts on Treatment – Using Treatment to Enhance the Appreciation of a Traditional Exhibit, by Christopher G. Harman, 2013, 42 pages. These issues comprise renown exhibitors’ dialogues on exhibiting techniques, illustrated with selected pages from their high-award exhibits. CMV = $75, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 75.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 39. Forgeries: The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries
    • Description: The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries, Lowell Ragatz (Editor), Janet Van Den Berg, Worthington, OH, 1970, xl + 176 pages, profusely illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, good condition (folds in front cover and pages at lower right). Out-of-print, high-demand book that reproduces Fournier’s 1914 pricelist of forgeries and the Union Philatelique de Geneve’s album pages of Fournier’s forgeries arranged alphabetically by countries from Azores to Uruguay, includes stamps, stamp cliches, postmarks, and overprints and surcharges. Discounted starting bid because of condition issues. CMV = $125, Starting bid = $25.
    • Market Value: 125.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 40. U.S.A. / Revenues: The SRS State Revenue Stamps Catalog
    • Description: The SRS State Revenue Stamps Catalog, Scott Troutman (Editor), State Revenue Society, Lincroft, NJ, 2008 2nd Printing of the 2007 First Edition, 716 profusely illustrated 8½” x 11” loose-leaf pages in a 3-ring binder, pristine. This edition, the first major revised and updated specialized State revenue catalogue in more than 50 years, includes a foreword, introduction, lists of abbreviations & definitions, 681 pages of priced catalogue listings arranged alphabetically by States (includes District of Columbia), and a bibliography of major references used for this compilation. Although superseded by SRS’s 733-page 2014 Second Edition that presently retails for $97 from SRS, the 2007 edition is still useful for issues up to 2007. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 41. Denmark / Stamps: accumulation of Danish stamps
    • Description: accumulation of Danish stamps in two Uni-Safe 8¾” x 12⅛” double-sided 16-page stock books with glassine strips and interleaving. Total number of stamps in both stock books is ~1308, most used with only ~46 unused, stamps are numerically arranged on pages by Scott Catalogue #s, heavy duplication but ~420 different noted. Blue-cover stock book 1 contains ~947 stamps (~25 unused), ranging from Scott #s 2 to 399, with most of the Scott CV in #s 2 to 56 (33 different, 107 total stamps @ $1786.50 CV) [strength here in the skilling and ore bicolored issues and although duplication, note different colors and shades suggesting examples of different printings, so fertile ground for discoveries as stamps were note checked for inverted frames, die varieties, watermarks, and perforations], better stamps include #s 2, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 27, 31, 32, 33 34, 50, and 52, the rest (840 stamps from #s 57 onwards were simply counted and assigned the minimum CV of 25¢ each although many are in the $1 to $3 range, so ECV $210). Brown-cover stock book 2 contains ~361 stamps (~21 unused), ranging from Scott #s 400 to 515 (75 different, 295 stamps total counted at 25¢ each for CV $75.25), most of the CV is in the “back-of-the-book” (I, J, O, P, and Q #s) (66 stamps, 33 different, 59 @ $271.65 CV, seven better not valued because of condition issues, e.g., short perforations), better stamps include #s O2, O9, O10, P3*, P5, and P7. Expect some stamps with condition issues (less than VF centering, hinge remnants, etc.) and a few misidentified #s in a large accumulation like this, although most better stamps were given a cursory inspection and appear to be sound examples. Examination of the bicolored and other issues with more expensive die, perforation, and watermark varieties against Facit and/or AFA specialized listings should yield some higher CV stamps – note auctioneer did not verify watermarks and perforations and assumed Scott #s written in the stock books to be correct, nor did he examine stamps for varieties and colors, and assigned the CV for the cheapest Scott listing, total CV for this lot is $2343, but higher if the actual CVs of the 1135 of the 25¢ assigned stamps were determined. A list of the stamps in this accumulation assigned CVs can be provided upon request. Several analogous stock book collections/accumulations of Finland, Norway, and Sweden stamps were offered in previous SCCL auctions, but this is a first-time offering for Denmark stamps. EMV = $500, Starting bid = $125.
    • Market Value: 500.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 42. Denmark / Gebyrmærke / Postal Ephemera: six processed Danish Post proxy forms
    • Description: Six processed Danish Post proxy forms with Danish postage stamps (presumed use as special fee stamps since use of gebyrmærke ceased March 1962) tied by circular datestamps from several different cities, comprising a 1975 5⅞” x 8¼” Forespørgsel om oprethol-delse af postfuldmagt (Request for maintenance of postal power of attorney) form, three 1977-1985 5⅞” x 8¼” Forespørgsel vedrørende postfuldmagt (request for postal power of attorney) forms, and two 1983-1984 8¼” x 11¾” Postfuldmagt (postal power of attorney) forms, cancelled stamps include Facit #s320b, 510, 556, 659 horizontal pair (hp), 800 vp, 808 vp, and 811 x2, Facit @ SEK162/~$20 for stamps used on cover, but additional premiums warranted for display-quality postal forms and contemporary “special fee” use of postage stamps. CMV = $60, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 60.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 43. Faroes: Føroysk Frímerki 2020 / Faroese Stamps 2020
    • Description: Føroysk Frímerki 2020 / Faroese Stamps 2020, Posta’s official year pack containing all 18 mint stamps and four mint mini-sheets (five stamps) issued February 14 through September 21, plus an additional mint pane of 15 Faroese 2019 Christmas seals, face value of stamps = DKK491/~$81 + DKK30/~$5 for Christmas seals, cost from Posta = €72.95/~$89. CMV = $131, Starting bid = $50
    • Market Value: 131.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 44. Faroes: Mint new issues of February 14 and 24, 2020
    • Description: Mint new issues of February 14 and 24, 2020, comprising seven gummed stamps and one mini-sheet (Valentine’s Day set of 2, Mikkjal & Ryggí m/s with two horizontal se-tenant stamps, volleyball 125 years set of 2, Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir art set of 2, and Norden 2020 seal pup), face value = DKK151/ ~$25, cost from Posta = €21/~$26. CMV = $38, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 38.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 45. Faroes: Mint new issues of April 16 and 27, 2020
    • Description: Mint new issues of April 16 and 27, 2020, comprising five gummed stamps and two mini-sheets of one stamp each (Queen Margrethe II 80th birthday s/s, Europa 2020 ancient postal routes set of 2, British FPOs in the Faroes set of 2 + s/s, and Sepac 2020 artwork), face value = DKK182/~$30, cost from Posta = €25.50/~$31. CMV = $45, Starting bid = $18.
    • Market Value: 45.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 46. Faroes / Postcards: Complete set of 26 unused multi-color postcards
    • Description: Complete set of 26 unused multi-color postcards issued by the U.K. Faroe Islands Study Circle. All show Faroes scenes and are postal-related, 12 with different town post offices and rest letterboxes, delivery vehicles, postal vessels, etc. F.I.S.C. priced the complete set at £5 for its members, but these are no longer in stock – SCCL purchased F.I.S.C.’s last complete set, so this may be your only opportunity to get one! F.I.S.C. cards are priced at £2 each on eBay. EMV = $26, Starting bid = $13.
    • Market Value: 26.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 47. Finland / Postal History: three prephilatelic Finland internal-use folded lettersheets
    • Description: Three prephilatelic Finland internal-use folded lettersheets with what LAPE terms the “one-row cancellations” introduced in 1812, comprising an 1823 letter (two pages with second page content) from Ekanäs to Brahestad with Cyrillic “EHEHECƄ” (EKANÄS) top left, an undated letter page (no content but wax seal present) from Uleäborg to Tavasaterhus with weak Cyrillic “VAEOƃOPI’Ƅ” (ULEÄBORG) top center and route No. 176 manuscript marking at lower left, and an undated letter page (no content but wax seal present) from Åbo to Tavasaterhus with weak italicized Abo. top right and route No. 642 manuscript marking at lower left, LAPE @ €93/~$114, but severely discounted here because of condition issues (all have potentially restorable tape residue discolorations, and two with weak strikes and uncertain dates from lack of content endorsements), but, nevertheless, reasonable examples of covers with Finland’s earliest postmarks. EMV = $33, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 33.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 48. Finland / Postal History: 14 Finland internal-use stampless folded lettersheets
    • Description: 14 Finland internal-use stampless folded lettersheets dating from 1854 to 1872 (addressed to Jacobstad unless noted otherwise and * indicates no content page), comprising 1854 with boxed Helsingfors postmark*, 1856 with boxed Wasa postmark*, 1858 folded invoice with Tavastehus cds to Svartå, 1859 with Helsingfors cds*, 1862 boxed Tornea datestamp to Uleåborg, 1864 with Helsingfors cds*, 1864 with Klasko cds*, 1865 boxed Uleåborg*, 1867 Abo to Nikolalstad (Wasa), 1868 with Kupio cds*, 1868 with Nikolalstad cds*, 1868 Tammerfors cds to Tavastehus*, 1870 folded circular to Jämsä, and 1872 St. Michel blue cds*. Representative array of clean covers with readable strikes of early Finland post office postmarks, several with vertical file folds typical of these stampless covers, three with wax seals on back, seven with endorsements at bottom left, two with boxed “ANK” and three with boxed “FR.KO.” postmarks, lot priced low to sell. EMV = $140, Starting bid = $28. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 140.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 48a
    • Description: The next four Finland lots are 1885 m/75 type coat-of-arms (new color and denominations) stamps (Facit #s 20-26 and Scott #s 31-37). Facit lists the various printings for each denomination, which can be differentiated by their color shades. Scott is less specialized for this set (#s 31-37) and lists the first four stamps only by one of two colors with the second color given an “a” listing. Note that the stamps in these four lots have a wide range of variation of color, but regardless of color shades, all are valued as the cheapest-listed Facit and Scott variety, so each lot presents a low-cost opportunity for specialized studies of the varieties as some of the printings have premium values. Postmark dates may be helpful in identifying the various printings of these stamps as Facit lists the date of each printing. LAPE also has specialized listings of the m/75 stamps by colors and shades.
    • Market Value: 0.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 49. Finland: one mint and 18 used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 5p stamps
    • Description: One mint and 18 used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 5p stamps (Facit #20/Scott # 31), a wide range of green shades suggests most stamps of the eight printings are present, minimum Facit @ SEK309/~$36, Scott @ $40. EMV = $19, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 50. Finland: 11 used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 10p stamps
    • Description: 11 used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 10p stamps (Facit #21/Scott #32), a wide range of red shades suggests most stamps of the seven printings are present, minimum Facit @ SEK264/~$37.50 / Scott @ $38.50. EMV = $19, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 19.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 51. Finland: 67 postally used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 20p stamps
    • Description: 67 postally used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 20p stamps (Facit #22/Scott #33), a wide range of yellow and orange shades suggests most stamps of the nine printings are present, minimum Facit @ SEK268/~$33, Scott @ $43.50. EMV = $19, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 19.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 52. Finland: 28 postally used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 25p stamps
    • Description: 28 postally used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms 25p stamps (Facit #23/Scott #34), a wide range of blue and ultramarine shades suggests most stamps of the nine printings are present, minimum Facit @ SEK700/~$85, Scott @ $84. EMV = $42, Starting bid = $13.
    • Market Value: 42.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 53. Finland / Postal History: one unused and seven postally used 1883-1888 10p postal cards
    • Description: One unused and seven postally used 1883-1888 10p postal cards with “4-numbered” m/75 indicia, comprising LAPE #s 12 x2, 15 x3, and 18 x3 (one 18 is a double card joined at left with second card unused), one #18 and #13 with town postmarks, other four with railway cancels, all except #18 cards have boxed ANK (arrival) cachets, LAPE @ €64/~$78. EMV = $60, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 60.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 54. Finland / Postal Stationery: three unused 1885 postal stationery envelopes
    • Description: Three unused 1885 postal stationery envelopes with m/75 “4-numbered” 25p indicia of new U.P.U. colors, comprising LAPE #s 31I (type I = side flaps on back touch each other) x2 and 31II (type II = side flaps on back do not touch each other), acceptable examples but discounted by half because of toning condition issues. LAPE @ €30/~$37. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 15.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 55. Finland / Postal Stationery: six mint items
    • Description: Six mint items, comprising four different unused 1890 postal stationery envelopes with “3-numbered” m/89 indicia – 20p (LAPE #32IIB) and three 25p (#33IB, 33IIA, and 32IIB) – and two different unused 6” x 3½” two-sided forms labeled “Retour-kort inom Finland. / Paluukuitti Suomenmaalla.” (“Return card within Finland”) with 10p “3-numbered” m/89 indicia on the “Retour” side (not listed in LAPE but estimated CV @ €2 each), LAPE @ €24/~$29. EMV = $24, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 24.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 56. Finland / Postal History: 45 postally used primarily 1890s 10p postal cards
    • Description: 45 postally used primarily 1890s 10p postal cards with “3-numbered” m/89 indicia, comprising LAPE #s 22 x 25, intact 23, 28 x19, and 29 reply half, good selection of various town and Post Kupen railway cds, most have additional receipt/transit postmarks, LAPE @ €94.50/~$116. EMV = $90, Starting bid = $22
    • Market Value: 90.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 57. Finland / Postal History: remainder lot of 37 postally used primarily 1890-1917 Russian imperial-eagle-type postal cards
    • Description: Remainder lot of 37 postally used primarily 1890-1917 Russian imperial-eagle-type postal cards of both Finnish and Russian issues, comprising LAPE #s 33 reply half, 34 x9, 37 x14 38 reply half, R23 x4, R23 x3, R29 x2, and R31 x3, good selection of various town and railway cancels in addition to St. Petersburg and Helsinki, seven with censor cachets. Note that the 12 Russian cards are valued in LAPE @ €210/ ~$257 if used in Finland). Auctioneer did not examine these in detail, but majority are St. Petersburg to Finland, so CV is misleading; however, one #R29 (1916 Hanko to Copenhagen with censor cachet) is Finnish use (LAPE @ €40/ ~$49), so a thorough examination of the other R cards is suggested. A LAPE minimum CV of €1 each is given for the other 11 R cards, LAPE @ €79.50/~$97. No premium is given for postmarks and censor cachets in the EMV, so consider all these factors when entering a bid for this lot. EMV = $76, Starting bid = $19.
    • Market Value: 76.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 57a
    • Description: Finland Postal History: The next four Finland postal history lots (#s 58-61) comprise postally used covers and postal stationery items carried on the Helsingfors-St. Petersburg railway line that operated from 1870 to 1939. The items in these lots are cancelled with bilingual “H:FORS – ST P.BURG” railway circular date-stamps in use from 1895 to 1914 and sorted by train numbers with both ○ day and ● night types represented. Most postal stationery items have additional transit and/or receipt postmarks of origin or destination post offices. Postal stationery items are evaluated by their LAPE values and covers by Facit values for the stamps on cover. No additional premiums are given for transit/receipt postmarks, censor cachets, and auxiliary postal markings, although these may be mentioned in the descriptions. Note that some R-stamp frankings are on covers from Russia addressed to Finland. The quality of the covers, postal stationery, and post cards in each lot varies, but only sound examples are counted and valued in the lot descriptions, with any damaged, poor, and/or unsightly items not mentioned or valued but added to the lot as a free bonus. The more expensive premium items in these lots are boldfaced. EMVs of postal stationery lots are calculated at 80% of their cumulative catalogue values, with the starting bids set at a low ~25% of the EMVs. Note that the auctioneer did not check stamps on covers for color shades, perforations, varieties, printings, etc., and they are priced as the most common (cheapest) stamp on cover listed for their respective Facit numbers; consequently, it is likely that the Facit values given are underestimated and there is opportunity for specialist study and scarcer, more expensive stamps to be identified. For this reason, the EMVs of cover lots start at full catalogue value, but as with the postal stationery lots, the starting bids are set at 25% of EMVs. Covers and postal stationery in these lots are potential exhibit-quality items, all ex-Roger Quinby, who included some of them or similar items in his high-medal-awarded exhibits of “The Finnish Railway to St. Petersburg, 1870-1918” and “Russian Stamps and Postal Stationery Used in Finland, 1877-1918”!
    • Market Value: 0.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 58. Train No. 1 postmarks: 58 postally used items, comprising 1892 10k postal stationery
    • Description: 58 postally used items, comprising 1892 10k postal stationery (LAPE #35I) and 57 postal cards, comprising #s 22I, 22II x3, 23, 24 x2, 28 x23, 28var. x6, 29 reply half, 30 x10, and 35 x2, and Russian postcards used in Finland #s R23 x4, R31 x3, and R32 reply half, LAPE @ €181.50/~$222. EMV = $178, Starting bid = $43. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 178.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 59. Train No. 1 postmarks: 28 stamped items, comprising 16 covers postally used 1896-1911
    • Description: 28 stamped items, comprising 16 covers postally used 1896-1911, most are 6” x 5” commercial envelopes, most with double No. 1 strikes, and 12 with additional postmarks (11 on back, one on front), stamp frankings include Facit #s 30 x5, R6 x4, 58 x5, 64, and 65, and 12 postcards (four pictorial) postally used 1895-1910, eight with additional postmarks, stamp frankings include #s29, R4 (to Switzerland), R19 (to uprate LAPE #R31 Russian postcard in Finland), 57 x8, and 63 vertical pair, Facit @ SEK790/~$96. EMV =$90, Starting bid = $22. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 90.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 60. Train No. 2 postmarks: 87 postally used postal cards
    • Description: 87 postally used postal cards, comprising #s 28 x22, 28var. x4, 29 reply half, 30 x27, 32 x5, 35, 37 x8, and Russian postcards used in Finland #s R27 x4, R31 x11, and R32 enquiry half x4, LAPE @ €251/~$307. EMV = $245, Starting bid = $60. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 245.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 61. Train No. 2 postmarks: postally used 1898 10k postal stationery
    • Description: Postally used 1898 10k postal stationery (LAPE #34I, Facit #RRFB) and 29 stamped items, comprising 17 covers postally used 1896-1917, 9 are 6” x 5” commercial envelopes, most with double No. 1 strikes, and 11 with additional postmarks on back), stamp frankings include Facit #s 29 x2 (vp), 30, R2, R5, R6 x2, R15, R23 x3 (R franked covers are from Russia, one R23 with additional 2x 4k Romanov hp franking!), 57 x4 (2 vp), 58 x2, and 63, and 12 postcards (6 pictorial) postally used 1904-1912, 8 with additional postmarks, includes #64 x2 to uprate LAPE #30 x2, other stamp frankings include #s R3 x4, 56 x2 (hp), 57 x3, 63, and 64, LAPE @ €14/~$17 + Facit @ SEK980/~$119 + premium usages. EMV =$109+, Starting bid = $32. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 109.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 62. Finland / Postal Stationery: four postally used postal stationery items
    • Description: Four postally used postal stationery items offered as an “as is” lot, comprising two postal stationery envelopes with ringed indicia that auctioneer could not identify with certainty using LAPE – 1891 145 mm x 120 mm 7k (# 34I) used 1909 out-of-period and cut down 30 mm at left and 145 mm x 80 mm 14k (#36I) used 1893 – a 1901 eagle-type 20p envelope (#38A) used 1904, and a Russian 125 mm x 75 mm blue letter card front with 10k indicia (not identified) used internally Åbo to Ramlösa, Brun (a Helsinki suburb known for its bottled water), if three postal stationery items are properly identified, LAPE @ €54/$66 and Russian item with Finnish use not valued, so take a chance at its giveaway starting bid. EMV = $40, SB = $2.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 63. Finland / Postal History: 16 postally used 1892-1900 items
    • Description: 16 postally used 1892-1900 items, comprising three 1890 postal stationery envelopes with 20p “3-numbered” m/89 indicia (LAPE #32IIB), and 13 covers (one 4¾” x 3¾” and rest 6” x 5” commercial envelopes, eight with company imprints), all franked with single 20p “3-numbered” m/89 stamps (Facit #30), stamps not checked for perforations or varieties but note several different light to dark orange color shades suggesting different printings and fertile ground for specialist study as items are priced at cheapest on cover CV of SEK35 each, most with different double strikes of railway cds and 15 with receipt/transit postmarks on back, LAPE @ €9/$11 + Facit @ SEK455/~$55. EMV =$60, Starting bid = $15
    • Market Value: 60.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 64. Finland / Postal History: Exhibit-quality WWI postal history
    • Description: Exhibit-quality WWI postal history lot of 25 items postally used 1914-1918, comprising four postcards and one parcel receipt (all with censor cachets), and 20 covers ranging in size from 4¾” x 3¾” to 6” x 5” – 14 to foreign addresses (Denmark x9, Sweden x3, and U.S. x2) and all with censor cachets or manuscript marking or both and 14 with trilingual examiner tape sealing left or right sides with one on back – includes seven registered covers (one a mourning cover with content card and three wax-sealed, possibly money letters), some “two-color” and exceptional multiple usages, and five covers with stamps affixed upside down as protest against Russification?), stamp frankings include Russian m/06 & m/09 and Finnish new Russian type m/09 definitives, which include Facit #s R2 x16, R4, R9 x3, R19 x33, R21, R22 x4, R24 x12, 59, 63 x9, 64 x3, 65 x2, and 66, Facit for stamps on covers @ SEK3704/$450, cover quality varies (some with rough openings, staining, corner bends, etc.), but most are in acceptable condition for having gone through the post during wartime, and to compensate for any condition issues no premiums were added to the EMV for censorship cachets, registered mail, and the abundant better town and railway postmarks on many of the covers. EMV = $400, Starting bid = $100. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 400.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 65. Finland / Postal History: 22 postally used postcards
    • Description: 22 postally used postcards (13 pictorials) with 10p stamp frankings, comprising 11 used 1901-1911 with 1901 type Facit #51 (“17 IX 01” predates #57) and ten *#57, and 11 used 1912-1918 with new Russian type m/09 #64, note stamp issues not checked for perforations, varieties, printings, but many color shades suggest various printings,*also #57s may be scarcer #51s, so examination of stamps is suggested, note also most cards have railway cds with additional receipt/transit postmarks (e.g., 1914 card with straight-line town cancel and 1916 with censor cachet), but no additional premiums added for stamp varieties, postmarks, and censorship, Facit @ SEK350/~$43. EMV =$40, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 66. Finland / Postal History: 35 postally used covers
    • Description: 35 postally used covers, comprising seven 1902-1913 franked with Russian m/89, m/06, and m/09 series definitives (Facit #s R2 x5, R6, R19 x6, R24b x2, and R23), 17 1901-1917 franked with Russian design with Finnish denominations definitives (#s 50, 57 x14, and 58 x9), and 11 1911-1917 franked with m/09 Russian type definitives (#s 63 x4, 64 x12, and 65 x 5), 30 are 6” x 5” covers (19 with commercial imprints), note 15 with railway cancels, most have two postmark strikes and receipt/ transit postmarks on back, one registered cover and one with ad print covering backside, and this group presents a varied array of postmarks and interesting internal usages with CV calculated only for stamps on cover but no premiums for better postmarks, Facit @ SEK1040/~$127. EMV =$120, Starting bid = $30. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 120.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 67. Finland: 58 used Saarinen-design lion type m/17 definitives
    • Description: 58 used Saarinen-design lion type m/17 definitives and mint right-margin imprint block of nine (3 x 3) 10p red. The used stamps comprise 43 off-paper and 15 on-paper examples and range in denominations from 5p to 10m [possibly Facit #s 67 to 128 with at least 38 different #s and most likely more as auctioneer made no attempt to ID each stamp, so some may be scarcer watermark, die, and perforation types, and further study is suggested for proper identification], Facit SEK4/~$0.49 per stamp was arbitrarily chosen as a CV; the imprint block of nine (Facit #68) has two light hinge marks in the margin, but all nine stamps are mint NH, and its margin inscription “3‒1919” indicates the third printing for this 1917 issue, Facit @ SEK36/~$4.38 with no premium for imprint multiple. Lot estimate Facit @ SEK268/$33. EMV = $30, Starting bid $5.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 68. Finland / Postal History: grouping of 33 Saarinen-design lion type m/17 series items
    • Description: Grouping of 33 Saarinen-design lion type m/17 series items, comprising eight postal cards with m/17 indicia [five unused = LAPE #13 x4 and kortbrev #3, and 13 postally used 1919-1928 = #s 53 x8, 39 + added 10p horizontal pair, & #42 x4], seven postcards (five pictorial) [postally used 1917-1929 franked with 13 total m/17 definitives], and eight covers [postally used 1917-1929 franked with 14 total m/17 definitives]. All 15 postcards and covers have various railway cancels with additional receipt/transit postmarks on most. It would require much research to identify for an accurate CV each of the m/17 stamps in this lot (27 total, ~20 face different, some of which may be scarcer printings and die and perforation types), so a Facit minimum of SEK20/~$2.43 each was arbitrarily assigned for one stamp on cover to all 15 postcards and covers regardless of the number of stamps used to frank each; consequently, the EMV is probably underestimated and further study to positively identify the stamps is encouraged as there may be some scarce to rare stamps and usages herein, LAPE @ €29/$39.50 + Facit @ SEK300/~$36.50. EMV =$60, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 60.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 69. Finland / WWII Military Postal History: grouping of eleven WWII-era Finnish military-related items
    • Description: Grouping of eleven WWII-era Finnish military-related items postally used 1939-1943, comprising eight covers with “Kenttäpostia” (“field post”) cachets and/or manuscript markings, 1942 cover with red boxed “Sotilasasia” (“Military Affairs”) cachet, 1943 cover with “Fältpost” in manuscript, and 1940 ~6” x 4” Kenttäpostia pictorial postcard (of Colonel Dobeln in the 1808 Battle of Juuttaalla). Relatively varied covers, most 6” x 5” size, in sound condition with only a few faults noted (one cover roughly opened and missing back flap), eight white and two tan envelopes, postcard and four covers have additional censor cachets, one 1944 cover franked with 1944 Kenttäpostia stamp (Facit #F4) tied with straight-line “IMMOLA” (air field) and postal van cds (sent by civilian to soldier), rest are without stamp frankings (indicating soldiers’ mail), note three “Kenttäposikonttori posthorn cds” and four boxed “KENTTAPOSTI” postage-free cancels (both illustrated on page F-466 of Facit Classic 2020), two others with types of “Kenttäpostia” datestamps not listed in Facit and one identification (“12. K S”) cachet, four with manuscript “Kenttäpostia” endorsements, and 1942 with Kylmäkoski town straight-line and cds. Exceptional lot that could be the basis for a one-frame exhibit. EMV = $275. Starting bid = $70. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 275.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 70. Finland: two WWI-era items
    • Description: Two WWI-era items, comprising a somewhat worn “Kentta posti” endorsed free-franked pictorial postcard with oval 1918 Harjamäki receipt cachet, and a 1919 customs declaration form with cds for Sainio, a former Finnish town now in Russia, lot priced low to sell. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $2
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 71. Finland / Covers: Three unusual, esoteric WWII and post-war items
    • Description: Three unusual, esoteric WWII and post-war items not likely to be found in dealers’ $1 cover boxes, comprising 1942 Helsinki to Germany airmail cover with Finnish censor cachet and German censor tape franked with 50p & 5mk Ryti stamps (low and high denominations of this six-stamp issue, Facit #246 & 241 @ SEK105/~$13 on cover), redirected 1945 registered postcard from Orivesi to Riga, Latvia franked with two 3.50mk Canth and Svinhufud (#s 286 + 288 @ SEK70/~$8,50 on cover) and nine postmarks and censor cachets on front, and 1947 registered parcel card with horizontal pair #161 type I @ SEK60/ ~$7.30 on cover, Helsinki to Poolanka with both cities’ cds present, and attached is a postal Service/Power of Attorney form, total CV ~$27 without additional premiums for eclectic uses. but given a low starting bid and priced to sell! EMV = $30, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 72. Finland / Postal History: grouping of 23 postal cards with lion type m/30 indicia
    • Description: Grouping of 23 postal cards with lion type m/30 indicia, two unused (LAPE #s 58 and 75), and 21 postally used 1931-1950, comprising 11 different denominations ranging 1 to 15 markka (#s 58 x2, 63 x8, 71, 73, 75, 88, 89, 99, 100 x2, 102, and 108), note eight railway and 13 place cds cancels, and three cards by additional stamps, LAPE @ €43/$53. EMV =$50, Starting bid = $12.
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 73. Finland / Postal History: grouping of 85 postal history items
    • Description: Grouping of 85 postal history items franked with lion type m/30 definitives, comprising a 1930 COD contact card, two registered 1932 domestic package address cards, ten post cards postally used 1932-1957, and 72 covers postally used 1930-1954. Items are franked with 130 (28 different) m/30 definitives with denominations ranging from 5p to 25m (scarcer-use stamps on covers boldfaced), comprising Facit #s 147 x7, 148 x6, 149 x2, 150 x8, 154 x6, 156 x7, 157 x4, 180 x14, 181 x4, 183 x15, 201 x14, 235, 266 x4, 267 x3, 269 x2, 305 x2, 308, 309, 315 x2, 316 x3, 317, 328, 330, 350 x4, 385, 387 x3, 407 x12, and Karelia #11. As expected in a large cover lot, condition varies (most are fine condition, but a few have ragged openings, creases, etc.), cover sizes vary (55 are ~6” x 5” commercial and 20 with company imprints or printed addresses), most covers are internal mail as only 23 are addressed to foreign destinations (U.S. x3, Germany, England x7, and Sweden x12), note many better uses – e.g., postcard with tied 1945 TB seal, majority of covers with railway cds or town postmarks and additional transit and/or receiving postmarks, two registered covers, 14 with straight-line town cancels, six with circular rural-carrier route number cachets, 1941 to Germany with Finnish and German censor cachets, 1942 Karelia to Finland with P.Vaunu cds – enough better covers here to assemble an acceptable “postal history” exhibit of m/30 definitive usages at a low starting bid of less than $1 an item! Facit @ SEK2247/~$273 for the 130 m/30 stamps used on these 85 items, but without added premiums for better town & railway postmarks, registered, censor, rural routes, etc. EMV = $350, Starting bid = $75. See scan on Rules page.
    • Market Value: 350.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 74. Finland / Postal History: grouping of 43 postal history items
    • Description: Grouping of 43 postal history items franked with lion type m/54 and m/63 definitives, comprising two pictorial postcards, 37 covers, and four postal cards. Postcards postally used 1957 and 1963 franked with m/54 stamps, covers date 1951 to 1974, 15 franked with m/54 (25p to 30p range) and 19 with m/63 (0.05 p to 0.60 p range) definitives (three unfranked but postmarked), note 33 covers are 6½” x 4½” and all used items in lot are cancelled with postal van or railway cds with two having additional straight-line town cancels, and postal cards are LAPE #112 m/54 15p indicia mint and three with m/63 indicia (#121 0.20m used, #128 0. 30m used, and #130 0.50m mint), LAPE @ €4.50/~$5.50 + Facit for stamps on cover @ SEK246/~$30. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $6
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 75. Finland / Covers: remainder lot of 77 items
    • Description: Remainder lot of 77 items, comprising 60 postally used 1930s-1970s covers (50 @ ~6½” x 4¾”) and 17 postcards/postal cards (five used + 12 unused), note various town (five straight-line), postal bus, and railway cancellations, includes five registered 1967-1971 covers Åland to U.S.A., cheap lot @ 8¢ an item SB, estimated Facit CV for stamps on cover @ SEK350/~$43. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 76. Finland / Aerograms: 17 aerograms
    • Description: 17 aerograms, 16 with printed postal indicia, comprising seven unused and ten postally used 1949 to 1994, unused include LAPE #s 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, &10, and used include 1949 no-indicia precursor franked with 15mk (Facit #381), #s 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, #1 posted registered with added 20mk + 5mk semi-postal (F #398), & #2 with added 5mk definitive (F #430). Note that Finland issued only 16 different aerograms with indicia from 1951 to 1984, so this lot represents about half of the unused and used issues possible, a great start on completing the collection mint and used at a low starting bid, LAPE @ €96/~$114 + Facit @ SEK102/~$12.50 for stamps on cover usage. EMV =$50, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 77. Sweden / Kiloware: 10¾-ounce unsorted mixture of primarily used 1980s commemoratives and definitives
    • Description: 10¾-ounce unsorted mixture of primarily used 1980s commemoratives and definitives with >50% on white parcel-card pieces, so expect heavy duplication, estimated 1000+ stamps, but many with denominations up to 50kr and thus greater than Scott 25¢ minimum, a stamp soaker’s dream but also marcophily value for socked-on-the-nose town postmarks, estimated Scott @ $500+. EMV = $50, Starting bid = $10
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 78. Sweden / Postcards: grouping of 49 all different unused vintage 5½” x 3½” pictorial postcards
    • Description: Grouping of 49 all different unused vintage 5½” x 3½” pictorial postcards, comprising 34 black-and-whites and 15 multi-coloreds, all are horizontal views, primarily buildings and outdoors scenes, cheap priced lot at 10¢ per card starting bid. EMV = $25, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 25.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 79. Sweden / First Day Covers: 83 different Swedish 1939-1990 FDCs
    • Description: 83 different Swedish 1939-1990 FDCs, including 1939 addressed and registered, three 1948-1949 (all addressed, one registered), three 1950s (three addressed, two unaddressed), 16 1960s, (eight addressed, two registered, and eight unaddressed), and 60 1960s to 1990 (56 unaddressed), Facit @ ~SEK1327/ ~$161, lot includes 19 additional Sweden items, comprising seven postal stationeries (five postkorts and two postbrevs), seven covers with event postmarks, and four postally used postcards and one cover). EMV = $100, Starting bid = $15
    • Market Value: 100.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 80. Cinderellas / Slania: Complete mint NH set of 23 F to VF “World Heavyweight Boxing Champions”
    • Description: Complete mint NH set of 23 F to VF “World Heavyweight Boxing Champions” Cinderella labels engraved by master engraver Czeslaw Slania, who was a serious fan of the sport, great Slania and professional boxing/sports topicals. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $15
    • Market Value: 50.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021
    • Lot No.: 0
    • Description: Posthorn Back Issues Net Price Sale Complete 48-year run of The Posthorn, journal of the Scandinavian Collectors Club, 184 different 1943-1990 issues (Vols. 1-48, Whole Nos. 1-184) plus several 1966-1978 supplements. Net Price = $48 plus ~$13 @ USPS library-rate postage only to U.S. addresses. Caution to non-U.S. addresses: Unfortunately, USPS library rate mailing is not available to Canada and Europe and USPS requires all foreign shipments to go via air rates. The shipping weight is ~22 pounds and postage will cost ~$110 to Canada and ~$120 to Europe. If this 48-year run does not meet your Posthorn back-issues need, SCCL has a considerable stock of past issues and can provide additional year volumes to this set (@ $1 per year for 1991 to 2001 and @ $4 per year 2002 to 2018). Alternatively, SCCL can make up a custom multi-year run of your choice of years or provide any missing issues in your set. Note: Orders for Posthorn back issues are delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic because of SCCL closure and the auctioneer’s inability to enter and spend time there to assemble orders. If you have an unfulfilled order, please send Roger an e-mail reminder of your backlogged order. Contact Roger Cichorz, e-mail rcichorz@comcast.net, and specify your needs.
    • Market Value: 0.00
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    • Closing Date: 01/31/2021