Description: 49 photocopied loose-leaf 8½” x 11” pages illustrating stamps and covers from the collection of the late Donald Halpern, consisting of pre-philatelic covers (18 pages primarily of the Danish P.O. in Hamburg) and Danish postal markings (31 exhibit pages of primarily 1800s postmark types); also 7 pages of Norwegian pre-philatelic covers (1699-1850s). Useful information lot. EMV = $5.50, Starting bid = $2.
Market Value: 5.00
Closing Date: 04/15/2017
Lot No.: 2. Denmark/Periodical:
Description: Four issues (2014 #5 and 2016 #1, 3, and 4) of DFT/Dansk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift / Danish Philatelic Journal, slick, profusely color-illustrated, bimonthly publication of the Danish Philatelic Federation, 6½” x 9⅝” staple-bound paperback, in Danish, 80 pages per issue. Contains in-depth articles of pre-philatelic to modern postal history, classic to modern stamps, and a wide range of subjects related to Denmark, Danish areas, and Germany. EMV = $16, Starting bid = $4.
Market Value: 16.00
Closing Date: 04/15/2017
Lot No.: 3. Denmark/ Periodical:
Description: Seven issues (2005 #2, 2007 #3-4, 2015 #4, and 2016 #1-3) of NFT/Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift / Nordic Philatelic Journal, slick profusely color-illustrated, quarterly publication of the Copenhagen Philatelists Club, 6¾” x 9⅝” staple-bound paperback, in Danish, 46 pages per issue average. Contains in-depth articles on Danish and DWI stamps and postal history, and2016 #1 has a 10-page article on fraudulent Danish stamps of the 1851 through 1862 series offered at auction. EMV = $28, Starting bid = $6.
Market Value: 28.00
Closing Date: 04/15/2017
Lot No.: 4. Norway/Postmarks:
Description: Norske Prefrimstempler / Norwegian Prephilatelic Postal Markings, in Norwegian, by Kjell Germeten and Kjell Mathiesen, Norsk Frimerkeforlag, Oslo, 1983, 80 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, ISBN 82-90501-01-03, pristine. Postal history handbook and catalogue of 1845-54 postmarks listed alphabetically by place names, followed by sections on ship markings and differentiating similar postmark types. CMV = $25, Starting bid = $6.
Market Value: 25.00
Lot No.: 5. Norway/Classic Stamps/Postal History:
Description: Set of four auction catalogues for Skanfil’s Modenhauer Auction #75, held in Oslo, November 11-12, 2016, in Norwegian, profusely illustrated in color. The set consists of one general sale of primarily Norwegian stamps, covers, and collections, and three specialty name sales (Finn Aune International Gold Medal Collection “The History of the Norwegian Skilling Stamps 1855-1872,” highlights from the famous ship mail collection “Norwegian Ship Mail Up to 1875” formed by Pieter Ahl, and Knut J. Buskum International Gold Medal Collection “The Norwegian Skilling Issues on Postal Items”). A storehouse of important information on classic Norwegian stamps and postal history is contained within. Prices realized are available on line at http://www.skanfil.no/LotMenu?n=101003&auctionid=EVT%2f100042, but, because of Skanfil’s extensive presentation format, are not printed out and included here. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
Market Value: 20.00
Lot No.: 6. Norway:
Description: Katalog over Norges Helpost / Catalogue of Norway’s Postal Stationery, in Norwegian, Carl Pihl (Ed.), Norsk Filatelistforbund, Oslo, 1955, 62 pages, profusely illustrated, paperback, fair condition. Classic priced catalog with detailed listings of postage indicia envelopes, short letter envelopes, letter cards, official cards, application cards, and aerograms. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.
Market Value: 10.00
Lot No.: 7. Sweden/Postal History:
Description: 153 photocopied loose-leaf pages (119 @ 8½” x 11” and 34 @ 8½” x 9¼”) illustrating covers from the collection of the late Don Halpern, consisting of primarily pre-philatelic and skilling banco covers on the subjects of Royal Swedish Krono Post rural mail service, from and transiting through Sweden, Swedish covers passing through Denmark, Swedish P.O.s in Stralsund, Griefswald, and Hamburg, and covers from and transiting through Sweden to Finland. Superb lot for postal history information as many are exhibit pages that include detailed write-ups and analyses of the covers’ postal markings, rates, and routes, thus invaluable specialized information for postal historians and cover collectors. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $6.
Market Value: 15.00
Lot No.: 8. Sweden:
Description: The Dieden/Hansen Collection of Classic Sweden, Harmers of New York auction catalogue for its December 16, 1987 Sale No. 2799, with list of prices realized, 28 pages (10 pages of black-and-white plates), paperback. Sale consisted of 175 lots of Sweden stamps and postal history. CMV = $15, Starting bid = $2.
Market Value: 15.00
Lot No.: 9. Sweden:
Description: Sveriges och Norges Svarslösenmärken samt Helsaker, 1968-1978 / Sweden’s and Norway's Reply Stamps and Postal Stationery, 1968-1978, in Swedish with a four-page English summary, by Lasse Liwendahl, author-published, Stockholm, 1979, 96 pages, illustrated, paperback, excellent condition. Informative handbook and priced catalogue of Sweden’s licensed business-reply stamps and postal stationery; although Norway is included in the title, this book is primarily about Swedish “svarslösenmärken” as there is only a one-paragraph mention of the Norwegian “svarsendningsmerker” introduced in 1974. CMV = $14, Starting bid = $5.
Market Value: 14.00
Lot No.: 10. Sweden:
Description: Posten i Solna / The Post in Solna, in Swedish, by Åke Torkelstam, author-published, Stockholm, 1988, 26 pages, illustrated, paperback, pristine. Regional postal history handbook of 12 post offices servicing the Solna Municipality north of Stockholm, includes illustrations of circular datestamps with a table of dates of use, pictorial special-event postmarks, and bibliography. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.50.
Market Value: 10.00
Lot No.: 11. Sweden:
Description: Almanack för Året efter Frälsarens Kristi Födelse 1942 till Göteborgs Horisont… / Almanac for 1942 A.D. to Gothenburg’s Horizon…, in Swedish, M. Ch. Peterson, Jönköping, Sweden, 40 pages, paperback, fair condition. Nonphilatelic ~3¾” x 5½” booklet, conversation-piece ephemera. CMV = $4.50, Starting bid = $1.
Market Value: 4.50
Lot No.: 12. Scandinavia/Nordic/Periodicals/Bulletins:
Description: Eclectic, pig-in-the-poke, kitchen-sink clearance lot of 3+-inch-high stack of greater than 100 new issue notices, bulletins, and magazines from the postal administrations of Åland, Faroes, Finland, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden, and an additional nine philatelic periodicals dating from 1946 to 2015, including two Iceland Frímerkjablaðið issues. Caution to non-U.S. bidders: Heavy lot, shipping weight ~7½ pounds. EMV = $40, Starting bid = $4.
Market Value: 40.00
Lot No.: S1. Faroes/Stamps:
Description: mint new issues of April 1 and May 9, 2016, seven stamps comprising Postverk Føroya 40th Anniversary set (single + souvenir sheet of 2 stamps), Nólsoyar Páll 250 years single, Norden 2016 – Faroese food culture single, and Europa 2016 Think Green set of 2 stamps, face value = DKK94/~$13.21 and cost from Posta = €13.20/~$13.79. CMV = $21, Starting bid = $10.
Market Value: 21.00
Lot No.: S2. Faroes/Stamps:
Description: mint new issues of September 26, 2016, 16 stamps comprising National Costumes set of 2, Jesus of Nazareth mini-sheet of 10, and music festivals set of 4 self-adhesive franking labels on backing, face value = DKK163/~$22.90 and cost from Posta = €22.80/~$23.81. CMV = $35, Starting bid = $17. (2 lots)
Market Value: 35.00
Lot No.: S3. Faroes/Stamps:
Description: Føroysk Frímerke 2016 / Faroese Stamps, 2016 official Faroese year pack containing the 14 mint stamps and three mint souvenir sheets (14 stamps) issued in 2016, plus a mint pane of 15 self-adhesive Faroese Christmas seals for 2016, pristine condition. Face value = DKK395/~$55.49 + DKK30/~$4.21 for the Christmas seals, cost from Posta = €59/~$61.63. CMV = $92, Starting bid = $46.
Market Value: 92.00
Lot No.: S4. Iceland/Stamps:
Description: mint new issues of September 9, 2016, all self-adhesives with backings, five stamps and one souvenir sheet comprising Iceland’s 50th Anniversary of National Television, Seabed Ecosystem set of 2, Wild Vegetation set of 2, and Pourquoi-Pas? 80th Memorial Anniversary s/s, face value ISK1455/~$12.82 and cost from Iceland Post = €10.52/~$10.99. CMV = $18, Starting bid = $9.
Market Value: 18.00
Lot No.: S5. Iceland/Stamps:
Description: mint new issues of November 3, 2016, all stamps with margin selvage, comprising set of four Icelandic Art VII and set of three Christmas self-adhesives with backing, face value ISK1970/~$17.36 and cost from Iceland Post = €14.11/~$14.74. CMV = $22, Starting bid = $11.
Market Value: 22.00
Lot No.: S6. Norway/Ephemera:
Description: five different official Norway Post horizontal format 5¾ ” x 4¼ ” matte black-and-white publicity photos, oversize illustrations for 12 stamps issued 1979-83, distributed to the philatelic press and cataloguers, subjects include paintings, birds, ships, and King Olav (Scott #s 744-45, 759-62, 768-69, 783-85, and 827). Nice ancillary items for modern-issue and topical collectors, not generally available to collectors at the time of issuance but occasionally found aftermarket in dealers’ stocks. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.50.
Market Value: 10.00
Lot No.: S7. Sweden/Slania/Ephemera:
Description: three different official Sweden Post vertical format 3½” x 5 ” glossy black-and-white publicity photos, same-size illustrations for two stamps and two booklet panes issued 1979, distributed to the philatelic press and cataloguers, subjects include Europa History of the post and telecommunications, agriculture, and (Slania-engraved) Gota Canal (Scott #s 1278-79, 1284a, and 1290a). Nice ancillary items for modern-issue, Slania, and topical collectors, not generally available to collectors at the time of issuance but occasionally found aftermarket in dealers’ stocks. EMV = $6, Starting bid = $3.
Market Value: 6.00
Lot No.: S8. NORWEX 80/Ephemera:
Description: Souvenir lot consisting of publicity flier, Norway Post press notice sheet, dummy stamp booklet, and pane of 15 (5 by 3) NORWEX self-adhesive show labels. EMV = $5, Starting bid = $1.
Market Value: 5.00
Lot No.: S9. Canada/Puffins/Bird Topicals:
Description: January 9, 1996 Birds of Canada – 1, unsigned pristine mint uncut press sheet of five panes of 12 stamps, 2012 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps #1591-94iv @ $175, $27 face value, only 9000 printed and distributed, ~24” x 25” dimensions, sheet will be mailed tube rolled in Canada Post’s original 31”-long triangular mailing box used for original posting of this sheet. Showpiece item, ideal for mounting in frame for spectacular display. CMV = $128, Starting bid = $50.
Market Value: 128.00
Lot No.: S10. Topical/Thematic/Smoking:
Description: Wonderful start on a topical/thematic collection/exhibit on smoking, consisting of a 3”-wide 3-ring binder containing 64 Ultra Pro page-protector sleeves of newspaper and magazine articles, comic strips, photographs, postcards, stamps, covers, and ephemera related to famous persons (politicians, statesmen, writers, actors, artists, businessmen, cartoon/comics characters, etc.), all with cigarettes, cigars, or pipes in mouth or hand. The philatelic content ― comprising 240 mint worldwide and U.S. stamps (face value of 27 mint U.S. stamps alone is $9.34), 16 mint souvenir sheets and miniature sheetlets that contain an additional 89 stamps, and 10 first-day and commercial covers ― precludes a more detailed description here, but in addition to the aforementioned ephemera and resource material, Churchill-related items are a significant portion of the total content. Donor’s acquisition cost for just the philatelic items with their retail prices still noticeable was $195, but many others within are unpriced, so $300+ is a reasonable estimate of the retail cost of the philatelic content. Caution to non-U.S. bidders: Heavy lot, shipping weight will exceed 7 pounds and postage will cost the buyer ~$46 to Canada and ~$66.50 to Europe. EMV = $150, Starting bid = $30.
Market Value: 150.00
Lot No.: NP. Net-Price Item/Finland/Stamp Booklet:
Description: as-issued, mint intact 1985 “Finnish Bank Note Printing” booklet containing a mint pane of eight se-tenant stamps (Scott #706 complete booklet @ $9 / Facit #H7, 962-69 @ SEK60/~ $6.74), CMV = $7.50. Six booklets are available at net price of $4 each ― specify quantity if more than one is desired and auctioneer will try to accommodate orders based on demand. Net price = $4 each.