FACIT 2005 Special, 6 ¾ by 9 ¼ inches, soft covers, perfect bound, 888 pages, in Swedish and English, Facit Förlags AB, Västerås, Sweden. $53.50, available from Jay Smith & Associates, Box 650, Snow Camp NC 27349.

 

            This authoritative catalog continues to grow in quality and size. It is the basic information source for collectors of all the Nordic countries including Åland and the Faroes. The stamps are shown in color. For Sweden, tables show values of stamps on covers for the early periods. Value listings also include first day covers, booklets, and franking labels among others.

            The Finland listings also cover Aunus, Karelia, and North Ingermanland. For Nordic country collectors, this is the recommended comprehensive reference catalog for one-stop shopping.

 

Alan Warren