Scandinavian Collectors Club

    • Lot No.: 1. Denmark: Peer Lorentzen – Classic Denmark I
    • Description: Peer Lorentzen – Classic Denmark I, Thomas Høiland’s Copenhagen November 17, 2003 45th auction catalogue, in English, 104 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 7½” x 11” softbound, good condition (creased upper right cover and pages). Superb reference with detailed descriptions of all 221 lots of exceptional Danish stamps and covers, features reconstructions of Plates 1 and 2 of the 2 RBS Thiele issues, and includes a list of prices realized. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 2. Denmark: The Stella Catalogue of Denmark
    • Description: The Stella Catalogue of Denmark, in English, by R. King-Farlow, Stella Forlag A/S, Copenhagen, 1951, ii + 80 pages + 12 loose-leaf black-and-white plates, profusely illustrated, softbound, shabby dust jacket and front cover but content pages are in good condition. Classic stamp catalogue with detailed narrative descriptions of Danish regular and commemorative issues, postage dues, newspaper stamps, ferry parcel stamps, booklets, and Faroes, Greenland, Thule, and Slesvig Plebiscite issues, and a four-page listing of Danish numeral (three rings with number in center) cancellations, addenda, and bibliography. Of special interest to philatelic bibliophiles and historians, this is one of the most important post-WWII books that helped popularize Danish philately in the U.S.A. and U.K. CMV = $30, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 30.00
    • Lot No.: 3. Denmark: AFA Specialized Catalog 1981-1982, Bicolored Issues 1870-1905
    • Description: AFA Specialized Catalog 1981-1982, Bicolored Issues 1870-1905, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1988, 154 pages, profusely illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, ISBN 0-936493-12-7, pristine. English translation by S. Mejdal of pertinent pages from the Danish-language AFA Catalogue, essentially a handbook in that prior to its 102 pages of specialized catalogue listings, it includes 50 introductory pages of text on guidance for identifying the various printings of these issues. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $20
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 4. Denmark: Danish Øre Bicolor Issues – A Primer
    • Description: Danish Øre Bicolor Issues – A Primer, by Peter Bergh, Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library, Denver, CO, 2012, vii + 83 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 8½” x 11” spiral-bound paperback, ISBN 978-0-9773578-3-3, pristine. Out-of-print, in demand, and presently unavailable from philatelic literature dealers, this monograph includes a section of 16-pages on postal history, and is directed toward beginning and intermediate collectors. EMV = $60, Starting bid = $25.
    • Market Value: 60.00
    • Lot No.: 5. Denmark: Danske Luftpost, Takster og Rutebeskrivelser / Danish Airmail, Rates and Route Descriptions
    • Description: Danske Luftpost, Takster og Rutebeskrivelser / Danish Airmail, Rates and Route Descriptions, in Danish, by Mats Hedelius, Forlaget Skilling, Skibby, Denmark, 1992, 208 pages, illustrated, 6” x 8½” hardbound, ISBN 87-87832-54-2, good condition (front cover marred, pristine inner pages). Despite the Danish text, the tabular presentations and accompanying illustrations of airmail covers make this handbook relatively user-friendly for the English-only reader. EMV = $59, Starting bid = $15
    • Market Value: 59.00
    • Lot No.: 6. Denmark: Denmark Numeral Cancels
    • Description: Denmark Numeral Cancels, in English, by V. Tufts and J. Barefoot (Editor), J. Barefoot (Ltd.), York, England, 1983, 28 pages, 8⅜” x 11⅝” paperback, ISBN 0 906845 09 2, pristine. Priced catalogue of the numeral postmarks on Danish 1851-71 skilling stamps, useful in that it lists the post office responsible for each of the 231 cancellers and reflects relative scarity of each via (albeit dated) pricing. CMV = $15, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 15.00
    • Lot No.: 7. Denmark / Revenues: Catalog of Scandinavian Revenue Stamps, Volume II, Denmark
    • Description: Catalog of Scandinavian Revenue Stamps, Volume II, Denmark, by Peter Poulsen and Paul A. Nelson (Editor), Scandinavian Philatelic Library of Southern California and Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, 1989, 94 pages, profusely illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, ISBN 0-929850-00-9, pristine. The best English-language priced catalogue (albeit dated) and handbook on Danish fiscals. CMV = $24, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 24.00
    • Lot No.: 8. Denmark / Greenland: AFA Specialized Catalog 1981-1982, Denmark and Greenland
    • Description: AFA Specialized Catalog 1981-1982, Denmark and Greenland, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1986, xiv + 222 pages, profusely illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, ISBN 0-936493-09-7, pristine. English translation by S. Mejdal of pertinent pages from the Danish-language AFA Catalogue, primarily a specialized catalogue of 193 pages Danish postage and “back-of-the-book” stamps up to 1947, with details of die varieties, plate flaws, printings, overprints & surcharges, etc., also includes 29 pages of Greenland listings to 1981, including Thule locals and detailed Pakke-Portos. CMV = $25, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 25.00
    • Lot No.: 9. Denmark / Greenland / Slesvig: AFA Specialized Catalog 1987-1988
    • Description: AFA Specialized Catalog 1987-1988, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1991, iv + 178 pages, profusely illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, ISBN 0-936493-14-3, pristine. English translation by S. Mejdal of pertinent listings and standalone articles from the Danish-language AFA Catalogue, essentially a handbook covering Schleswig-Holstein (26 pages on postmarks and Slesvig Plebiscite stamps), Greenland (76 pages on postmarks, postal history. parcel cards, and covers), and Denmark (73 pages on 1918-1933 bicolor Christian X issues, postal labels, and essays & proofs). CMV = $25, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 25.00
    • Lot No.: 10. Finland: The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland – Issues of 1860 and 1866 (Volume 1)
    • Description: The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland – Issues of 1860 and 1866 (Volume 1), Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1983, title + 106 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, very good condition (spine color faded). Authorized English translation by Kauko Åro of the sections by Leo Linder (1860 Issue) and D. A. Dromberg (1866 Issue) in Suomen Postimerkkien Käsikirja (Handbook of Finnish Stamps). Classic treatise on all aspects of these stamps. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 11. Finland: The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland – Issues of 1860 and 1866, Cancellations and Roulette Varieties (Volu
    • Description: The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps of Finland – Issues of 1860 and 1866, Cancellations and Roulette Varieties (Volume 2), Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1985, title + 114 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, pristine. Authorized English translation by Kauko Åro of a series of articles by Mikko Ossa appearing in Åbophil from 1972 to 1982. Excellent information on roulette stamp varieties and cancellations, including tables of town postmarks and a reverse alphabetical town list. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 12. Finland: Suomen Postimerkkien Käsikirja, V Osa / Handbook of Finnish Stamps, Part V
    • Description: Suomen Postimerkkien Käsikirja, V Osa / Handbook of Finnish Stamps, Part V, in Finnish, by Osmo Seppänen et al., Philatelic Federation of Finland, Helsinki, 1970, 152 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition (slight front cover mar at top). Scarce out-of-print anthology of seven authoritative articles on the 1919 Aunus, 1920 Ingermanland, 1922 Karelia, and 1941-44 East Karelia stamps, and 1845-60, 1860-1917, and 1917-postal stationery issues, includes an extensive philatelic bibliography. EMV= $40, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 40.00
    • Lot No.: 13. Finland / Forgeries: Forgeries of Finnish Postage Stamps / Suomen Postimarkkien Väärenteitä
    • Description: Forgeries of Finnish Postage Stamps / Suomen Postimarkkien Väärenteitä, in English and Finnish, by Mikko Ossa, Lauri Peltonen (LaPe), Hanko, Finland, 1977, 108 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 9¾” softbound with dust jacket, pristine. Though superseded by Juhani Olamo’s authoritative Finland Reference Manual of Forgeries volumes, this bilingual illustrated handbook still serves serious collectors as a useful introduction to forgeries, ranging from the classic ovals to overprinted stamps to altered postal history items. CMV = $45, Starting bid = $18.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: 14. Finland / Forgeries: Forgeries of Finnish Postage Stamps Suomen Postimerkkien Väärenteitä
    • Description: Forgeries of Finnish Postage Stamps Suomen Postimerkkien Väärenteitä, in English and Finnish, by Mikko Ossa, Lauri Peltonen (LaPe), Hanko, Finland, 1977, 108 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 9¾” softbound, good condition (marred dust jacket and cover). Same as previous lot 13, but discounted because of cover and dust jacket condition. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $12.
    • Market Value: 30.00
    • Lot No.: 15. Finland: The Ring Stamp and Postal Stationery Centennial May 1, 1991 / Rengasmerkitja -Ehiöt 100 Vuotta 1.5.1991
    • Description: The Ring Stamp and Postal Stationery Centennial May 1, 1991 / Rengasmerkitja -Ehiöt 100 Vuotta 1.5.1991, in English and Finnish, by Seppo Arvelin and translation to English by Carita M. Parker, Lauri Peltonen, Hanko, Finland, 1991, 96 pages, profusely illustrated, 6⅞” x 9¾” softbound, good condition. Despite its confusing title, this handbook remains a primary reference on 1891-1911 ring issues of stamps and postal stationery with an exceptional section on their postal history. CMV = $45, Starting bid = $18.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: 16. Finland: The Ring Stamp and Postal Stationery Centennial May 1, 1991 / Rengasmerkitja -Ehiöt 100 Vuotta 1.5.1991
    • Description: The Ring Stamp and Postal Stationery Centennial May 1, 1991 / Rengasmerkitja -Ehiöt 100 Vuotta 1.5.1991, in English and Finnish, by Seppo Arvelin and translation to English by Carita M. Parker, Lauri Peltonen, Hanko, Finland, 1991, 96 pages, profusely illustrated, 6⅞” x 9¾” softbound, fair condition (front cover mars, but pages are OK). Same as previous lot 15, but discounted because of cover damage. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $12
    • Market Value: 30.00
    • Lot No.: 17. Iceland: Handbook of Icelandic Postal Stationery
    • Description: Handbook of Icelandic Postal Stationery, by Robert W. Scherer, author-published, Philadelphia, PA, 1957, 52 pages, and Furðulönd Frímerkjanna / The Wonderland of Postage Stamps, in Icelandic, by Sigurður H. Þorsteinsson, Ísafoldarprentsmiðja, Reykjavík, 1964, 144 pages, illustrated, loose-leaf photocopy pages in a three-ring binder. Scherer’s book was the first and perhaps best on the subject. EMV= $15, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 15.00
    • Lot No.: 18. Norway: Norway 4 Skilling, 1st January 1855
    • Description: Norway 4 Skilling, 1st January 1855, by J. Jellestad and R. King-Farlow (translator), Norsk Filatelistforbund, Oslo, 1955, 20 pages and 12 black-and-white plates, softbound, excellent condition. Issued for the centenary of the first Norwegian postage stamp, this is a useful monograph entirely in English, but more of an ancillary item for the Norway specialist as it contains a reproduction block-of-four of Norway #1 in a NORWEX 1955 4” x 5¾” souvenir sheet (#1441 of 5000) imprinted as a bound inset page after the title page – this is listed as Norway #1E1 in the Nytryck/Reprint section of Facit Special Classic 2020 @ SEK275/~$31.50. A copy of this book sold for $63 in SCC Library Auction #49. CMV = $60, Starting bid = $35.
    • Market Value: 60.00
    • Lot No.: 19. Norway: Katalog over Norge Helpost 1872-1992 / Catalogue of Norwegian Postal Stationery 1872-1992
    • Description: Katalog over Norge Helpost 1872-1992 / Catalogue of Norwegian Postal Stationery 1872-1992, 1996/97 Edition, in Norwegian, Finn Aune (Editor), Oslo Filatelistklubb, 1996, 96 pages, profusely illustrated in color, softbound, ISBN 82-7319-130-3, good condition. Must-have primary catalogue for Norwegian postal stationery with prices (albeit dated) for mint, used, and used with added stamps. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 20. Norway / Danish Areas / Revenues: Catalog of Scandinavian Revenue Stamps, Volume I, Danish West Indies, The Færoes, Greenl
    • Description: Catalog of Scandinavian Revenue Stamps, Volume I, Danish West Indies, The Færoes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Paul A. Nelson (Editor), Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, 1983, v + ~110 pages, profusely illustrated, 3-hole punched 8½ x 11” paperback, cover marring and title page notations, otherwise good condition. Primary English-language priced catalogue (albeit dated) for revenue stamped paper and fiscal stamps of Norway as this section is ~83 pages long compared to only 24 pages for the Danish areas. This copy has undergone subsequent editing after printing (?) as it contains several text insets and pasted-in pages. CMV = $24, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 24.00
    • Lot No.: 21. Sweden: Sveriges Frankotecken Handbok, Del I – 1961, Del II – 1962, Del III – 1964 / Sweden Postage Stamp Handbook, P
    • Description: Sveriges Frankotecken Handbok, Del I – 1961, Del II – 1962, Del III – 1964 / Sweden Postage Stamp Handbook, Parts I-III, in Swedish, Sveriges Filatelist Förbund, Stockholm, 256 + 196 + 312 pages, profusely illustrated, three softbound books in custom hardbound slip case, excellent condition. 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$91.50). Low starting bid at less than the value of the 1963 reprints themselves! CMV = $165, Starting bid = $65.
    • Market Value: 165.00
    • Lot No.: 22. Sweden: Skilling Banco Stamps 1855-1858 and Black Local Stamp & 1862 Provisional of Local Stamp Type
    • Description: Skilling Banco Stamps 1855-1858 and Black Local Stamp & 1862 Provisional of Local Stamp Type, by Georg Menzinsky, Per Sjöjman, and Sven Åkerstedt, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1985, 132 pages, illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, like new condition. Authorized English Translation by Sven Ähman of sections of Swedish Philatelic Federation’s Handbook, Parts II (1962) and III (1964) – the still-current authoritative and comprehensive reference for these issues. CMV = $18, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 18.00
    • Lot No.: 23. Sweden: Coat of Arms Öre Values 1858-1872
    • Description: Coat of Arms Öre Values 1858-1872, by Per Sjöjman, Erik Helmers, and Einer Wockatz, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1984, 114 pages, illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, good condition. Authorized English Translation by Sven Ähman of sections of Swedish Philatelic Federation’s Part I Handbook (1961) – an informative reference for these issues. CMV = $26, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 26.00
    • Lot No.: 24. Sweden: Lion Type Stamps 1862-1872 and Ring Type Stamps 1872-1882
    • Description: Lion Type Stamps 1862-1872 and Ring Type Stamps 1872-1882, by Georg Menzinsky and Erik Blomberg, Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1985, 80 pages, illustrated, 8½” x 11” softbound, good condition. Authorized English Translation by Sven Ähman of sections of Swedish Philatelic Federation’s Part II Handbook (1962) – an informative treatise of these issues. CMV = $26, Starting bid = $10
    • Market Value: 26.00
    • Lot No.: 25. Sweden: Oscarsperiodens Frimärken, 1885-1911 / Stamps of King Oscar’s Reign, 1885-1911
    • Description: Oscarsperiodens Frimärken, 1885-1911 / Stamps of King Oscar’s Reign, 1885-1911, in Swedish, by Nils Falk and Robert Mattson, SFF (Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund), Stockholm, 1985, 144 pages, profusely illustrated, 9⅜” x 6¾” softbound, ISBN 91 85702 17 X, good condition (slight corner creases on front cover). SFF Handbook A:3, a classic treatment of Swedish stamps of the King Oscar II period, including paper types, printing methods, colors, watermarks, gum, perforations, essays, proofs, mirror prints, paper, plate flaws, vending machine stamps, booklets, control marks, and known errors, freaks, and oddities. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $5
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 26. Sweden / Locals: Facit Sverige 2000
    • Description: Facit Sverige 2000, in Swedish, Facit Förlags AB, Västerås, Sweden, 2000, 208 pages, profusely illustrated in color, softbound, ISBN 91-86564-50-1, good condition. Basic (nonspecialized) priced listings of Swedish stamps by Facit numbers; however, this catalogue goes beyond the standard Facit Catalogue in that it also includes 39 pages of specialized priced listings of all Swedish 1887-1999 private local post issues alphabetically by towns and 13 pages of national Christmas seals. Retail price averaged $26 from three on-line international sellers, which seems high. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 28. Sweden / Booklets: Atlas Handbok över Svenska Maskintillverkade Posthäften / Atlas Handbook of Swedish Machine-Manufactur
    • Description: Atlas Handbok över Svenska Maskintillverkade Posthäften / Atlas Handbook of Swedish Machine-Manufactured Stamp Booklets, Volumes 1 and 2, in Swedish, by Rune Åhman, Atlas Häftes AB, Lund, Sweden, 1969, profusely illustrated, 592 8½” x 11” photocopy pages in a 3½” binder. Comprehensive illustrated reference handbook of machine-made booklets from 1940 to 1988 using Facit Catalogue’s H booklet ID numbers, with Volume 1 comprising 68 pages of text on the booklet-production process followed by a four-page numerical listing of 1940-88 booklets and detailed listings of booklets H52 (1940) through H218 (1969), and Volume 2 comprising detailed listings of H219 (1969) through H391 (1988). Originals are out-of-print, only periodically appear in Scandinavian auctions, and generally sell for over $100 a volume. EMV = $100, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 100.00
    • Lot No.: 29. Sweden: En Studie av de Svenska Lösenstämplarna, 1843-1874 / A Study of Swedish Postage Due Markings, 1843-1874
    • Description: En Studie av de Svenska Lösenstämplarna, 1843-1874 / A Study of Swedish Postage Due Markings, 1843-1874, in Swedish, by Ulf Ivarsson, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1974, 136 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 9¾” softbound, good condition (marred front cover at bottom right) in a card binder. SFF Specialized Handbook No. 4, useful classic reference and postal history guide illustrating insufficiently paid covers posted during this period. CMV = $16, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 16.00
    • Lot No.: 30. Sweden: Tidiga Svenska Datumstämplar, Del 2. Fyrkantstämplar / Early Swedish Datestamps, Part 2. Boxed Postmarks
    • Description: Tidiga Svenska Datumstämplar, Del 2. Fyrkantstämplar / Early Swedish Datestamps, Part 2. Boxed Postmarks, in Swedish, by Karl-Erik Stenberg, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1974, 88 pages, profusely illustrated, 7” x 9¾” softbound, like-new condition. SFF Specialized Handbook No. 6, useful classic reference illustrating boxed datestamps alphabetically by town names. EMV = $16, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 16.00
    • Lot No.: 31. Sweden: Cirkelstämplar, Normalstämpel 10, Del 1. (A-J) / Circular Datestamps, Normal Datestamp 10, Part 1 (A-J)
    • Description: Cirkelstämplar, Normalstämpel 10, Del 1. (A-J) / Circular Datestamps, Normal Datestamp 10, Part 1 (A-J), in Swedish, Robert Mattson (Editor), Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1983, 88 pages, profusely illustrated, 6¾” x 9⅜” softbound, good condition (marred front cover at bottom right). SFF Specialized Handbook No. 13, useful classic reference illustrating 1850s-1880s boxed datestamps alphabetically by town names. CMV = $16, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 16.00
    • Lot No.: 32. Sweden / Postal History: Vad Kostade Brevet? En Bok om Inrikes Brevportot Genom Tiderna / What Did Letters Cost? The Book
    • Description: Vad Kostade Brevet? En Bok om Inrikes Brevportot Genom Tiderna / What Did Letters Cost? The Book on Domestic Letter Postage Rates Through Time, in Swedish, by Sven Carlin, Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, 1975, 138 pages, illustrated, 7” x 9¾” hardbound, good condition (marred front cover at bottom-right). Useful postal history handbook on the Swedish mail service from the 1600s to date with extensive postal rate tables. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 33. Sweden / Postal History: Aktuellt om Posthistoria, Nr 1 1986 / News About Postal History, No. 1 1986
    • Description: Aktuellt om Posthistoria, Nr 1 1986 / News About Postal History, No. 1 1986, in Swedish, SSPD (Swedish Postal History Society), Lund, Sweden, 80 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, pristine. The first in SSPD’s series of postal-history anthologies, comprising five articles on 1855-1920 consignments with acknowledgments of receipt, domestic aviation packages, postmarks of the second Stralsung period, steamboat mail, and 1771-1816 mail from Lund to surrounding areas. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 15.00
    • Lot No.: 34. Sweden / Postal History: Aktuellt om Posthistoria, Nr 2 1988 / News About Postal History, No. 2 1988
    • Description: Aktuellt om Posthistoria, Nr 2 1988 / News About Postal History, No. 2 1988, in Swedish, SSPD (Swedish Postal History Society), Lund, Sweden, 88 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition (slight cover marring). The second of SSPD’s postal-history anthologies, comprising five articles on 1885-1920 parcel cards, 1864-1922 express shipments, 1830-1873 Stockholm “fribrev” datestamps, airmail postal forms, and philatelic cannibalism. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 15.00
    • Lot No.: 35. Sweden: Postryttaren – Årsbok för Postmusei Vänner 2017 (Årgang 67) / Post Rider – 2017 Yearbook of Friends of the
    • Description: Årsbok för Postmusei Vänner 2017 (Årgang 67) / Post Rider – 2017 Yearbook of Friends of the Swedish Postal Museum (Issue 67), in Swedish, Erik Hamberg (Editor), 136 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 6¾”x 9¾” hardbound, ISSN 0586-6758, pristine. Anthology of six feature articles by prominent writers on Swedish national stamp exhibitions and their predecessors, overview of Swedish postal history in recent years, history of radio, fake modern Swedish stamps, French field post in Swedish Pomerania during the Napoleonic Wars, and sports topicals related to the city of Falun. CMV = $26, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 26.00
    • Lot No.: 36. Sweden / Periodical: Four issues of SFT / Svensk Filatelistisk Tidskrift / Swedish Philatelic Journal
    • Description: : Four different 2019 issues (nos. 1-3 and extra no. May) of SFT / Svensk Filatelistisk Tidskrift / Swedish Philatelic Journal, slick eight per year publication of the Swedish Philatelic Association, in Swedish, 6¾” x 9½” paperbacks, 64 pages each for nos. 1-3 and 48 pages for May, profusely color illustrated. Much information herein, with an emphasis on Swedish philately, including in-depth articles on postcards, registration labels, 1920 airmail issue and inverted surcharges, 1917-18 provisional surcharged stamps, and 19th Century military postal history, current subscription cost is ~$6.81 per issue. CMV= $27, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 27.00
    • Lot No.: 37. Sweden: Bulletins 1 and 2 and Katalog 3 for the STOCKHOLMIA 74 International Stamp Exhibition
    • Description: Bulletins 1 and 2 and Katalog 3 for the STOCKHOLMIA 74 International Stamp Exhibition, 96, 104, and 280 pages, respectively, profusely illustrated (much in color), softbound, good condition. Articles in these three publications are repeated in Swedish, English, French, and German. Bulletin 1 features an illustrated article on the artist drawings and essays for the 1924 UPU Congress issue. Bulletin 2 features articles on Stockholm as a stamp motif, postal history of St. Barthélemy (Sweden’s island colony in the West indies), Swedish test stamps, Swedish art on stamps in 1973, and Seden’s Three Crowns stamps. Katalog 3 features articles on Swedish covers of the 1855-58 Skilling-Banco period, the Swedish collection of the Postal Museum in Stockholm, Swedish mails in the Baltic area, Sweden’s 1916 military postal stationery, Argentina’s Corrientes Province stamps, and Suez Canal (“Canal Maritime de Suez”) local stamps. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 38. Scandinavia / Nordic: FACIT Norden 2019
    • Description: FACIT Norden 2019, in English and Swedish. Gunnar Lithén (Editor-in-Chief), Facit Förlags AB, Malmö, Sweden, 960 pages, profusely color illustrated, 6¾” x 9½” softbound, ISBN 978-91-86564-83-4, pristine. Besides “basic through 1950, specialized from 1951” listings for all the Nordic countries and DWI, this (the last softbound) edition contains brand-new sections on Swedish frankings after 1951, Swedish self-adhesive stamps in covers, summary of Swedish Anniversary issues, Norwegian affixing roll stamps from 2007 to 2018, and a summary of Greenlandic franking machines’ unique code numbers. EMV = $70, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: 39. Scandinavia / Postal History: Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868
    • Description: Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868, by Gordon A. Hughmark, Don Halpern, and Harlan Stone (Editor), Rosetta Stone Press, New Providence, NJ, 1999, xi + 202 pages, profusely illustrated, 8⅜” x 10¾” softbound, ISBN 0-9668882-0-0, good condition (slight marring of front cover). The primary English-language reference and essential handbook for prephilatelic covers to and from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, includes at the end of each chapter numerous references to original source material published in foreign languages and an extensive nine-page subject index. CMV = $75, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 75.00
    • Lot No.: 40. Scandinavia: Wholesale clearance lot of ten different titles of useful reference literature
    • Description: Wholesale clearance lot of ten different titles of useful reference literature (8½” x 11” black-and-white photocopy pages unless otherwise noted): ● Handbook of the Private Local Posts (E. F. Hurt and L. N. & M. Williams [Editors], Billig’s Philatelic Handbook Volume 6 reprint edition, 1950, 142 pages but missing introductory pages 1-13), ● Swedish Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations, 1855-1895 (by Jan Billgren, Tomas Bjäringer, and L. H. Stone, 68 pages only), ● Denmark Stamp Booklets (by Rob Boom, May 1977 edition, 40 pages, 8¼” x 11⅝” softbound), ● Greenland & The Faroes (by Lindskog & Wowern, authorized 1970 English translation edition by Hans O. Elm-Gren, 184 pages), ● Katalog over Dansk Bypost / Catalogue of Danish Local Stamps (in Danish, by P. Clement Sørensen and C. S. Frimærker, 1984, 120 pages), ● Katalog over Dansk Bypost Helsager / Catalogue of Danish Local Postal Stationery (in English despite Danish title, by Hans-Otto Jahnke, 1989, 88 pages), ● Danske Brevkassetømningsstempler / Danish Mailbox-Emptying Postmarks (in Danish, a priced catalogue of crowned post horn cancels by Max Nørgaard, 1948, 18 pages, plus 12 pages of additional information on crowned post horn cancels), ● Militärpostal Tidskrift / Military Postal Journal (Issue 50, 2001, in Swedish, 60 pages, 8¼” x 11⅝” softbound, ● Cumulative Index to Scandinavian Philatelic Literature from 1950 (original April 1964 compilation by Arthur Brown for the U.K. Scandinavian Philatelic Society 20 pages, 8” x 10” paperback), and ● Sweden (nonphilatelic book in Thames and Hudson’s Ancient Peoples and Places series, by Mårten Stenberger, English translation by Alan Binns, 1962, 182 pages). EMV is based on 10¢ per photocopy page and the three original publications at $25, cheap starting bid at $1 per title! EMV = $33, Starting bid = $10
    • Market Value: 33.00
    • Lot No.: 41. Åland: grouping of three mint and 37 used FRAMA vending-machine labels
    • Description: grouping of three mint and 37 used FRAMA vending-machine labels, with duplication but represented here are 12 different issues and denominations ranging from Facit #s EA.8 and EA.16 to EA.25, these labels do not appear to ever have been affixed to covers, all postmarks appear to be First Day cancels, nice topical items depicting ducks, boats, and flowers, Facit @ SEK667/~$76. CMV = $70, Starting bid = $14.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: 42. Denmark / Ephemera / Cinderella: Show catalogue, in Danish, for the Frederiksberg Frimaerke Forening Jubilæumsudstilling
    • Description: Show catalogue, in Danish, for the Frederiksberg Frimaerke Forening Jubilæumsudstilling (Frederiksburg’s Stamp Association Anniversary Exhibition), held March 5-7, 1965, 80 pages, illustrated, 5½” x 8¼” softbound, good condition (cover wear and binding separation, but pristine pages). Rare volume, ex-Engstrom, of importance here is an unpaginated insert sheet bound between pages 16 and 17 that reproduces by permission of the Danish Stamp Department’s Magazine two images of the 20-öre essay proposed but not issued for the July 14, 1944 churches issue. The images are in red, the color of the issued 20-öre stamp depicting Hvidbjerg Church on Mors Island, but instead the essay depicts a similar church captioned “Kongens Nytorv” (King’s Square in Copenhagen). This essay, as indicated in the text of the one-page descriptive article, was relatively unknown then except to a few informed Danish philatelists, and no doubt this souvenir sheet insert is a rarity today (the auctioneer was unable to find an example for sale or sold despite extensive on-line searches) and of importance to Denmark specialists and cinderella collectors. EMV = $100, Starting bid = $25.
    • Market Value: 100.00
    • Lot No.: 43. Faroes / Stamps: Mint new issues
    • Description: Mint new issues of June 3, June 11, September 23, and October 1, 2019, comprising four gummed stamps (Elinborg Lützen, Johanna & Westward Ho boats, and Christmas Chasubles set of two), one mini-sheet with two horizontal se-tenant stamps (“For the Fatherless”), and two sets of four self-adhesive franking labels on backing papers (Wuhan pig farming and 2019 fishing), face value = DKK230/~$36.52, cost from Posta = €32.19/~$38.03. Note to Cinderella collectors: This lot includes the Posta Stamps No. 40, April 2019 new issues bulletin that illustrates two Chasubles stamps overprinted “TEST” in red with a different wording format than the issued stamps and states issue is a self-adhesive booklet of six stamps! CMV = $52, Starting bid = $20
    • Market Value: 52.00
    • Lot No.: 44. Finland: two used 1875-1884 m/75 coat-of-arms 32p perf. 11 stamps
    • Description: two used 1875-1884 m/75 coat-of-arms 32p perf. 11 stamps (Facit #18S/ Scott #23), two distinct shades indicating different printings, but stamps are priced at their lowest catalog values (i.e., Facit @ SEK600/ ~$68.50 and Scott @ $120), both stamps slightly defective (three short perforations at bottom on one and blunt perforations at left on the other), so severely discounted “space-filler” lot. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 45. Finland: used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms perf. 12½ 5-markka stamp
    • Description: used 1885 m/75 coat-of-arms perf. 12½ 5-markka stamp (Facit #25a/Scott #36), F-VF (centered to left), slightly defective copy of this rare stamp with two missing perforations at top left, light red center suggests a first printing example, Facit @ SEK3500/~$400, Scott @ $500 for a sound VF copy, but severely discounted here as an “album-page space filler” at a low starting bid of ~1% of Scott. EMV = $21.50, Starting bid = $5
    • Market Value: 21.50
    • Lot No.: 46. Finland: 73 postally used 1901-1909 Russian-design type stamps with Finnish denominations
    • Description: 73 postally used 1901-1909 Russian-design type stamps with Finnish denominations, not checked for printing and perforation types, comprising four 5p (Scott #s 65 &71/Facit #s 50 & 56), vertical pair and two on piece, 65x 10p (S #s 66 & 72/F #s 51, 57I, & 57II), 30 off-paper and 35 on piece (note 20 pairs and two blocks of four), and four 20p (S #s 67 & 73/F #s 52, 58I, & 58II) on piece, worth examining for perforation types, various printings, color varieties, and postmarks (includes many railway cancels), stamps are valued at cheapest catalogue listings but given slight premiums to EMV for scarcer postmarks, Scott @ $37.90 and Facit @ SEK369/~$42. EMV = $55, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 55.00
    • Lot No.: 47. Finland: 93 postally used 1909-1915 new Russian-design type m/09 stamps with Finnish denominations
    • Description: 93 postally used 1909-1915 new Russian-design type m/09 stamps with Finnish denominations, not checked for printing and perforation types, comprising eight 2p (Scott #77/Facit #62), 25x 5p (S #78/F #63), 46x 10p (S #79/F #s 64I, 64II, & 64IIII), and 14x 20p (S #80/F #65), 37 stamps are off-paper and 56 are on 27 pieces, 12 of which have bi-color frankings, note 23 pairs or larger strips, worth examining for perforation types, various printings, color varieties, and postmarks (includes many railway cancels), stamps are valued at cheapest catalogue listings but given slight premiums to EMV for scarcer postmarks, Scott @ $52.25 and Facit @ SEK464/~$53. EMV = $72, Starting bid = $13.
    • Market Value: 72.00
    • Lot No.: 48. Finland: 583 postally used 1932-1952 lion type m/30 stamps
    • Description: 583 postally used 1932-1952 lion type m/30 stamps (Scott #s 158-304, Facit #s 147-407), much duplication but still a wide range of denominations in this lot comprising 488 stamps in three stock pages and 95 on pieces with diverse postmarks, note different color shades on some implying more than one printing (Facit does not list these if they exist), most are valued at Scott and Facit minimums, so there was no attempt to sort out stamps by catalogue #s and values, so let’s start the bidding at a low1¢ a stamp! EMV = $58, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 58.00
    • Lot No.: 49. Finland: Ars Pro Filatelia
    • Description: Ars Pro Filatelia ~11” x 8” 16-page folder in the shape of an artist’s oval palette issued ca. 2000 by Finland Post, trilingual text (Finnish, Swedish, and English) about artists Hugo Simberg, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Helene Schjerfbeck, Eero Järnefelt, and Albert Edelfelt and some of their prominent paintings, mounted inside are the five mint Finnish 1991-1999 semi-postal issues featuring their artwork (Scott #s B244, B248, B252-53, B259a, and B263 @ $19.80), wonderful fine arts topical/thematic item. EMV = $25, Starting bid = $10
    • Market Value: 25.00
    • Lot No.: 50. Finland / Postal History: 1884 folded cover sheet
    • Description: 1884 folded cover sheet (5” x 3⅛” without letter content) from Vaasa (?) to Lubeck, Germany, franked with m/75 coat-of-arms type 25p (probable Stamp Office red 1883 or 1884 printing, perforated 12, Facit #17LC2d or g, Scott #29a), tied by “FINSKA POST KUPEN” 9/10/1884 railway cds, Finnish and German transit postmarks on back, condition issues (toning and stains, but presentable front, back most affected), Facit simplified listing for #17 red perforated 12 C2 on cover @ SEK1600/$183 and Scott Classic for #29 on cover @ $300, but severely discounted here because of condition issues; however, a potentially striking exhibit-quality item with minor restoration work, valued here as is. EMV = $50, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 51. Finland / Postal Stationery / Postal History: 1885 type IV 148 mm x 82 mm postal stationery
    • Description: 1885 type IV (sharp-tip upper flap) 148 mm x 82 mm postal stationery with m/75 coat-of-arms 4-numbered gray ultramarine 25p indicia (LAPE #31IV), postally used 1892 to Wiborg, two side-by-side “H:FORS – T:FORS/FINLAND” postmarks at top right and Wiborg receipt cds on reverse, LAPE @ €70/~$82.69. EMV = $40, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 40.00
    • Lot No.: 52. Finland / Postal History: domestically postally used lion-type Saarinen-design
    • Description: domestically postally used lion-type Saarinen-design M/17 grouping of four 1918-1927 covers and 1923 pictorial (“Hangö strand”) postcard franked with 60p (Facit #102) tied by ESKILOM straight-line and “Hangö Vexel” datestamp sidemark, cover frankings 10p (#68) + 40p (#71), 2x 50p (#72), and 1½m (#117), three 1918-19 (two with censor cachets) have Helsingfors/Helsinki machine cancels and 1927 commercial cover from Orismala to Waasa, stamps not checked for printings/variety and perforations and priced as the cheapest types so worth further examination and study, Facit SEK136/~$15.50, but additional premiums for straight-line, censor markings, and contents.. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 53. Finland / Postal Cards / Postal History: 36 Finnish 1901 Russian-design eagle-type “OTKPЬITOE ΠИCЬMO.” postal cards
    • Description: 36 Finnish 1901 Russian-design eagle-type “OTKPЬITOE ΠИCЬMO.” postal cards with 10p indicia (LAPE #30) and four reply card halves (two of each side, LAPE #31), postally used 1901-10 with various “Postilj…” or other railway cds, 26 with additional receipt cds on front, LAPE @ €48/~$56.70, but added premiums for TPO and receipt cds. EMV = $60, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 60.00
    • Lot No.: 54. Finland / Postal History: Six covers and three pictorial postcards
    • Description: Six covers and three pictorial postcards postally used 1911-1918, franked with m/09 Russian definitives [postcards with single 3k (Facit #R20) use, covers vary from single 2k (#19) and 7k (#23) to multi- (2 to 5) stamp frankings], all with railway postmarks and all but one cover with receipt postmarks on front or back, Facit @ SEK440/~$50 for the 20 stamps here used on covers. EMV = $45, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: 55. Finland / Postal History: Lion type m/30 definitives postal history grouping
    • Description: Lion type m/30 definitives postal history grouping of 15 clean 1930-1947 covers to Sweden (6), England (6), and U.S. (3), with single m/30 stamp frankings (5), multiple m/30s (7), and single m/30s with other non-m/30s (3), eight with Helsinki cds and balance town postmarks, includes 1946 registered with censor cachet and three airmail covers (1944to Sweden with censor cachet and two 1947 to U.S., Facit @ SEK899/~$103 for stamps on cover. EMV = $45, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: 56. Finland / Postal History: 12 Postiennakko-osoitekortti (“Cash on Delivery-address cards”)
    • Description: 12 Postiennakko-osoitekortti (“Cash on Delivery-address cards”) franked with Lion type m/30 definitives, pictorials, and/or commemoratives, all 1930-1931 usages of 6¼” x 4¾” pink cards (but seven at 5” x 4¾” with left-hand-side coupon removed). Great lot for study and exhibiting as most have multiple frankings, includes m/30 stamps alone (2), m/30s with others (7), and other stamps without m/30s (3) – the five entires have manuscript notations, affixed Lösen labels, and added definitives indicating failed delivery and return-postage due paid by the sender, and two have registry labels affixed with one being an exhibit-quality showpiece with a rare single-franking of the 1930 10-mark type I (Facit #150I @ SEK1200/~$137 on cover), and another card here also has #150I in combination with a 30p m/30. Facit SEK2919/~$334 for stamps on cover, but added premiums for COD and postage due use not reflected in the EMV! Included here with additional Facit @ SEK308/~$35 for stamps on cover, but not counted, are five intact cards with coupons: Postiennakko-osoitekortti used 1948 and 1952 and three 1930-1931 Osoitekortti (“Contact cards”). EMV = $180, Starting bid = $45
    • Market Value: 180.00
    • Lot No.: 57. Finland / Post Cards / Postal History: Postal history grouping of 25 postcards
    • Description: Postal history grouping of 25 postcards postally used 1930s (15), 1940s (8), and 1950s (2) with frankings of single or multiple Lion type m/30 definitives, 18 domestic use and seven to foreign destinations (six England and one U.S.), pictorial cards with majority Christmas greetings. Attractive assortment here of different rates and town and railway cancels, including 11 straight-line town postmarks, note one to England with British censor cachet and one domestic with added “1907” rural route strike, Facit @ SEK485/~$55.50 for stamps on cover, but added premiums here for town and railway cancels, censor cover, etc. EMV = $70, Starting bid = $18.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: 58. Finland / Cinderella: FINLANDIA 88 souvenir card No. 2
    • Description: FINLANDIA 88 souvenir card No. 2 printed by the Bank of Finland, reproducing Finland Post’s 1986 souvenir sheet (Scott #740) but with the denominations lined out – scarce ancillary item for the Finland specialist – still originally bound as-issued within the STOCKHOLMIA 86 Katalog 3. CMV = $12, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 12.00
    • Lot No.: 59. Finland / Karelia: 1922 Karelia F-VF 5p and 10p (Scott #1-2) mint blocks of four and horizontal pairs
    • Description: 1922 Karelia F-VF 5p and 10p (Scott #1-2) mint blocks of four and horizontal pairs (one mint, one LH), not listed in Facit as Karelia is considered an autonomous republic of the USSR. Scott Classic @ $320 (with mint NH premium). EMV = $160, Starting bid = $24
    • Market Value: 160.00
    • Lot No.: 60. Finland / North Ingermanland: 1920 North Ingermanland postally used VF but ragged perforated 25p
    • Description: 1920 North Ingermanland postally used VF but ragged perforated 25p (Scott & Facit #3), F-VF 50p (#10) and 10m (#14), all ex Suomen Filateliapalvelu Oy, Scott Classic @ $28 (italicized) and Facit @ SEK490/~$56. EMV = $40, Starting bid = $6
    • Market Value: 40.00
    • Lot No.: 61. Finland / North Ingermanland: 1920 North Ingermanland VF 10p
    • Description: 1920 North Ingermanland VF 10p (Scott & Facit #8) mint block of four, 30p (#9) mint block of four, 80p (#11) block of eight (4 across x 2, seven mint, one hinged), and 5m (#13) mint block of six (three across x 2), all ex Suomen Filateliapalvelu Oy, Scott Classic @ $246 (with mint NH premium) and Facit @ SEK2470/~$283. EMV = $200, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 200.00
    • Lot No.: 62. Finland / North Ingermanland / Cinderellas: North Ingermanland mint VF 10p, F-VF 80p, and average 1m
    • Description: : North Ingermanland mint VF 10p, F-VF 80p, and average 1m (Scott & Facit #8, 11, and 12) stamps with “Inkerin Hyväski” (“For Ingermanland’s Prosperity”) overprint, sold as charity stamps starting April 21, 1921 at their nominal value, not listed in Scott, but footnoted and valued in Facit, difficult-to-obtain stamps as only 5000 of each pennia and 2000 of each markka denominations were so overprinted, all ex Suomen Filateliapalvelu Oy, Facit @ SEK170/~$19.50. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 63. Greenland / Thule / Reprints: 5½” x 7½” ungummed souvenir sheet
    • Description: 5½” x 7½” ungummed souvenir sheet (No. 000040, cliché 4) produced in 1979 by the Danish Red Cross containing perforated reprints of the complete set of five 1935-1936 Thule stamps, with additional red printing in Danish on the backside, listed in Facit Specialkatalog and Facit Special Classic @ SEK50/~$5.75. CMV = $5, Starting bid = $2.50
    • Market Value: 5.00
    • Lot No.: 64. Greenland / Faroes / Denmark: five 2008-2011 souvenir sheets
    • Description: five 2008-2011 souvenir sheets included as “bonus gifts” in AFA Denmark Catalogue editions, comprising three mint Greenland Scott #s 473a, 544a, 586b @ $34.75, mint Faroes #533 @ $6, and used Denmark #1448 @ $12.50. CMV = $50, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 65. Iceland: five mint new issues of September 12, 2019
    • Description: five mint new issues of September 12, 2019, includes four self-adhesive stamps (all with margin selvage), comprising Jón Árnason folk tales collector bicentenary, 100 years of Iceland aviation, Nurses Assoc’n centenary, and Sepac – old residential houses, and gummed Icelandic Nature Day souvenir sheet of two stamps, face value ISK1970/~$16.04 and cost from Iceland Post = €14.04/~$16.59. CMV = $24, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 24.00
    • Lot No.: 66. Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1993,
    • Description: Norway: The next three lots are pristine Norway Post official yearbooks with all the mint stamps and souvenir sheets issued for the year mounted in a profusely illustrated red cover hardbound book with matching slipcase, contains information and stories in trilingual text (Norwegian, English, and German) about the year’s issues. Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1993, 58 pages. CMV = $70, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: 67. Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1994
    • Description: Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1994, 58 pages. CMV = $70, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: 68. Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1995
    • Description: Årbok ⁕ Norske Frimerker 1995, 58 pages. CMV = $82, Starting bid = $35.
    • Market Value: 82.00
    • Lot No.: 69. Norway / Cinderella: NIDARØ 78 imperforate numbered (“Nr. 002624”) souvenir card
    • Description: : ~7” x 4¾” NIDARØ 78 imperforate numbered (“Nr. 002624”) souvenir card with a blackprint reproduction of the Norwex 80 booklet pane (Scott #733). CMV = $17, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 17.00
    • Lot No.: 70. Norway / Ephemera: 1986 Norsk Filatelistforbunds Minneark Nr. 3
    • Description: 5⅜” x 7¼” 1986 Norsk Filatelistforbunds Minneark Nr. 3 numbered (“Nr. 2355”), pink souvenir card depicting an angel in flight and with the Norwegian missionary Hans Poulsen Egede stamp (Scott #896) tied by FDI postmark. CMV = $23, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 23.00
    • Lot No.: 71. Sweden / Stamp Mixture: cardboard box containing stamps
    • Description: 11” x 6½ x 3¾” cardboard box containing 13.0 oz. primarily on-paper (some off paper) used stamps primarily from 1940s-1980s but some earlier noted (e.g., late 1800s through 1930s), mostly close-cut single paper with some parcel card pieces, commemoratives and definitives, unsorted “pig-in-poke” fun potpourri lot that could contain anything from junk to rarities, a soaker’s delight but also interest to postmark collectors for socked on the nose town cancellations, auctioneer too lazy to count but there must be greater than 1500 stamps here, many different but expect duplication, Scott @ $500+. EMV = $50, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 72 Sweden / Postal History: nine 1976-1980 intact receipt cards
    • Description: : nine 1976-1980 intact receipt cards, comprising two 6” x 4¼” and four 8¼” x 4¼” domestic package cards and three 8¼” x 4¼” POSTGIROT package cards, all with various frankings on front and back, primarily with commemorative stamps in coil strips and booklet panes (130 stamps total), with various town postmarks. EMV = $45, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: 73. Sweden: Mot Fjärran Mål / To Faraway Places
    • Description: Mot Fjärran Mål / To Faraway Places, PFA’s (Sweden Post Philatelic Department’s) 1973 8¼” x 5¾” trilingual (Swedish, English, and German) 16-page presentation booklet on celebrated Swedish explorers, with the explorer set of five (Scott #1005-09 @ $5.50 used) tipped in inside front cover and tied by 9/22/73 FDI postmarks. Great item for collectors of modern issues and explorers topicals. EMV = $6, Starting bid = $1.50.
    • Market Value: 6.00
    • Lot No.: 74. Sweden / Postal Stationery: 24 unused “Visitkortsformat” (visit card) envelopes
    • Description: 24 unused “Visitkortsformat” (visit card) envelopes issued 1910-1964, two copies each of Facit #s Fk11Bb, Fk13Ba, Fk18Ba, Fk20Ba, Fk20Bb, Fk21a (type IV), Fk22Ae (type I), Fk23a (overprint on Fk22A), Fk24a, Fk26a, Fk27a, and Fk28a, Facit @ SEK204/~$23. EMV = $20, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 75. Sweden / Aerograms: 27 assorted 1968-86 aerograms
    • Description: 27 assorted 1968-86 aerograms (six unused and 21 used with pictorial special event postmarks ─ Postmuseum, FDI, etc.), Facit #s Ae1a-Ae10a, Facit SEK405/~$46. CMV = $40, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 40.00
    • Lot No.: 76. Sweden / Maxi-Cards: 29 different 1981-1987 Swedish Post issues
    • Description: 29 different 1981-1987 Swedish Post issues, comprising Filipstad, 1985 Nobel Laureates in Literature (set of five in folder), 1986 Post Office 350 Years (set of four in folder), STOCKHOLMIA 86 (1984 set of four, 1985 set of three, and 1986 set of four), 1987 circus set of three, and 1987 Astrid Lingren set of five, Sverige 2017 @ SEK75.70/~$8.50, plus two event (1981 Post Museum Vikingar and HAFNIA 87) maxi-cards not counted. CMV = $8, Starting bid = SB $3.
    • Market Value: 8.00
    • Lot No.: 77. Sweden / Railway Parcel Stamps / Cinderellas: Difficult-to-assemble collection of 252 different Swedish railway parcel stam
    • Description: Difficult-to-assemble collection of 252 different Swedish railway parcel stamps, primarily postally used with ~38 unused, representing some 28 railways, arranged by issuing railway on eight stock cards. The donor researched these stamps and provided the following detailed lot description and basis for his valuation: In the early years of the 20th Century, parcel stamps were issued by nearly 100 railways in Sweden. Most are listed in Svenska Järnvägsfraktmärken by Stig Reidmar and Christer Wahlbom, published in 1975. Currently, there exists no catalogs with values (and apparently no one has been motivated to produce one although there have been discussions on the need for such a modern catalog), thus my evaluations have been approximated using on-line auction results. If purchased one item at a time, the estimated cost of these stamps would be ~$1200. My evaluations are based on auction results on the Swedish version of e-Bay and several other sources. Many of these specific stamps have not appeared for sale, thus my evaluation was made using values for similar stamps in the same series for each railway. Only once had I found a dealer with a Swedish railway stamp – a specialist in worldwide railway stamps, he had only one in his inventory, a relatively “common” stamp that he priced at $4. This collection is housed on eight stock cards for which my evaluations range from $70 to $315 per page for a total of $1295. I have no idea how many, if any, American collectors of Scandinavian stamps would be interested in these. Perhaps a reasonable sales approach might be to suggest minimum bids with the goal of attaining maybe a quarter of the estimated value given above. Because of the high retail value of this collection in its entirety, the donor suggested offering it as smaller lot increments, but to give one collector the opportunity to purchase the entire collection, I decided to offer it intact at a reasonable starting bid of only $1 per stamp (~20% CMV) and let bidders decide what this collection is worth to them! CMV = $1250, Starting bid =$250.
    • Market Value: 1.00
    • Lot No.: 78. Sweden / Cinderellas: Swedish Postal Training School stamps
    • Description: Swedish Postal Training School stamps¸ collection of 47 different mint stamps from ten of the 13 different series, annotated by issue types. During its existence, the Training School used 13 different series of stamps, all but one of which were issued in sets of ten denominations, for a total of 121 numerated items. When the School ceased sometime in the 1980s, apparently all remaining stocks of these training stamps were destroyed as they were considered to be of no interest, so none were sent to the Post Museum in Stockholm, which has no copies of these stamps in its extensive collections. Skanfil lists these stamps at $2.50 to $3.00 each, thus this collection has a retail value of ~$130. CMV = $130, Starting bid =$35.
    • Market Value: 130.00
    • Lot No.: 79. Sweden / Postcards: 19 different unused pictorial postcards
    • Description: 19 different unused pictorial postcards issued by Sweden Post 1974-1986, comprising two STOCKHOLMIA 86 postal cards (views from Katarina Lift) and 17 postcards (no stamp indicia) from Postverkets Tryckeri depicting different Swedish postage stamps. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 80. Slania / Cinderellas: Complete mint NH set of 23
    • 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 = $20.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: Posthorn Back Issues Net Price Sale
    • Description: 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. Note: If this 48-year run does not meet your Posthorn back-issues needs, 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. Contact Roger Cichorz, e-mail rcichorz@comcast.net, and specify your needs.
    • Market Value: 48.00