This is the
first in a planned series of handbooks from the Norwegian Philatelic
Federation. Individual chapters are written by various authors and summarize
interesting topics for collectors. The series is intended to supplement the
annual yearbooks which reprint major articles from the many society and club
The first article discusses and records pictorial cancellations of interest to thematic collectors. The cancels are illustrated including some minor varieties and with beginning and ending use dates. Another next article describes and lists the Norwegian postal savings bank stamps.
Still other chapters address handstamps for delivering priority mail after normal dispatch, souvenir cards signed by stamp designers, postage due markings, form #73 official post cards, free advertising post cards, and CPR post cards or Create online Postcards for Real, among other topics.
illustrations are clear and nicely arranged. This first in a new series of handbooks
should add a new dimension to one’s philatelic library of