Scandinavian Collectors Club

    • Lot No.: 1. Åland: The Mail Road Across Åland, by Jan Andersson
    • Description: The Mail Road Across Åland, by Jan Andersson, Archaeological Section of the Åland Government, Mariehamn, Åland, 2000, 76 pages, profusely illustrated in color, hardbound, ISBN 951-8946-67-1, pristine. Text follows 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. CMV= $18, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 18.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 2. Denmark / Danish Areas: AFA Specialkatalog 2002
    • Description: AFA Specialkatalog 2002, in Danish, Lars Boes (Ed.), AFA-Forlaget, Otterup, Denmark, 2001, 800 pages, profusely illustrated in color, 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: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 3. Denmark: The Postal History of Helsingør, 1740-1864,
    • Description: The Postal History of Helsingør, 1740-1864, by Børge Lundh, author-published, Gentofte, Denmark, 1985, 142 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, ISBN 87-98 22 91-1-17, pristine. Comprehensive treatise on the postal history and postmarks of this port city in eastern Denmark. CMV = $30, Starting bid = $12.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 4. Faroes: GF 10, Faroe Islands Stamps and Postal History
    • Description: GF 10, Faroe Islands Stamps and Postal History, 21st Edition, in English, by Geoffrey Noer, Brian Hague, and Preben Jensen (Editors), DAKA, Philtrade Denmark A/S Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010, 264 pages, profusely illustrated in color, softbound, , ISBN 87-91932-10-6, pristine. Although superseded by the 2017 22nd Edition (retail $40), this 21st Edition is a greatly expanded revision from earlier DF 10 catalogues that provides more in-depth focus on postal history and includes new sections on freight stamps, revenues, and vacation stamps. CMV = $30, Starting bid = $12
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 5. Finland: European Letters to Finland, 1819 to 1873, Illustrating Postmarks, Post-Routes and Rates
    • Description: European Letters to Finland, 1819 to 1873, Illustrating Postmarks, Post-Routes and Rates, by Børge Lundh, Philatelic Federation of Finland, Helsinki, 1990, 230 pages, softbound, ISBN 951-955-22-6-X, excellent condition (slight cover and spine marring). Classic postal history handbook based on an exhibit by Lundh that indicates mail to Finland of this period invariably passed through Hamburg after which point it could take any of three different postal routes; illustrates covers (12 pages in color) and explains their postmarks, routes, and rates. Contains 14 pages of introductory text covering maps, routes, postal and postage-due rates, manuscript rate markings, and other pertinent information. CMV= $75, Starting bid = $30
    • Market Value: 75.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 6. 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, pristine. 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
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 7. Finland: Helsingfors Stadspost / Helsinki City Post
    • Description: Helsingfors Stadspost / Helsinki City Post, in Swedish and English, by Anders Emmerfors, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1986, 132 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, ISBN 91-85702-14-5, good condition (marred cover). Primary reference for the Helsinki locals, discusses postal history and describes and lists stamps, postal stationery, cancellations, varieties, reprints, and forgeries. CMV = $22, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 22.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 8. Finland: Suomen Vanhimmat Paikkakuntaleimat / The Early Postmarks of Finland/Die Frühen Ortsstempel Finnlands
    • Description: Suomen Vanhimmat Paikkakuntaleimat / The Early Postmarks of Finland/Die Frühen Ortsstempel Finnlands, in Finnish, English, and German, by Rolf Gummesson, Mikko Ossa, and Karl-Erik Stenberg, Lauri Peltonen (LaPe), Hanko, Finland, 1974, 142 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, pristine. Important classic handbook of Finnish postmarks on pre-philatelic covers and early stamp (ovals and serpentine) issues, includes rarity factors. CMV= $30, Starting bid = $12.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 9. Finland: Leima-Heraldiikkaa Suomessa / Event and Pictorial Postmarks of Finland
    • Description: Leima-Heraldiikkaa Suomessa / Event and Pictorial Postmarks of Finland, in Finnish, by Tuomas Piironen, Akateeminen Kustannusliike, Helsinki, 1977, 156 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 91-85702-14-5, excellent condition (marred dust jacket). Although entirely in Finnish, this Volume 1 is easy for English-only users as it is a compilation of illustrated pictorial postal cancellations arranged chronologically by postmark dates; also useful to thematic/topical collectors. CMV = $14, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 14.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 10. Finland: Luovutetun Karjalan, Petsamon ja Sallan Postihistoriaa / Ceded Karelia, Petsamo and Salla Postal History, The Post
    • Description: Luovutetun Karjalan, Petsamon ja Sallan Postihistoriaa / Ceded Karelia, Petsamo and Salla Postal History, The Postal History of Territories Ceded to USSR, by Eero J. Helkiö, Oy Kaj Hellman Ltd., Espoo, Finland, 1980, 176 pages, profusely illustrated, ISBN 951-99275-9-X, softbound, excellent condition (minor cover marring). Extensive tabular listings and illustrations of many postmarks of areas ceded during 1940-44, which included 662 post offices that used a total of 1583 different cancellations and 600 rural carrier routes that used numerical postmarks. Although in Finnish, this book is easy for English-only users as it is mostly tabular with a five-page introduction and explanation of the tables in English. CMV= $40, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 40.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 11. Finland: Die Eisenbahnmarken Finnlands / Suomen Rautatiemerkit / The Railway Stamps of Finland
    • Description: Die Eisenbahnmarken Finnlands / Suomen Rautatiemerkit / The Railway Stamps of Finland, in Finnish, by E. A. Hellman, author-published, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 1955, 152 pages, profusely illustrated, loose-leaf photocopy pages, printed on both sides. Original reference on state and private railway stamps, consisting of an introductory section in German and Finnish and illustrated priced catalogue listings arranged chronologically for the state issues and alphabetically for the private issues, still useful for its detailed listings and ancillary information despite outdated pricing. EMV = $7.50, Starting bid = $3
    • Market Value: 7.50
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 12. Finland: FINLANDIA 2017 Exhibition Catalogue
    • Description: FINLANDIA 2017 Exhibition Catalogue, in English (with some Finnish text), held May 24-28 in Tampere, Finland, 216 pages, profusely illustrated in color, softbound, ISBN 978-952-93-8791, pristine. Contains eight articles over 36 pages, including Agathon Faberge, independent Finland’s “Model Saarinen” first definitives, Tempere locals, and Tempere manuscript cancels on Finland’s oval stamps. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 13. Iceland: The Indriði Pálsson Large Gold Medal Collection of Classic Iceland, Part 1
    • Description: The Indriði Pálsson Large Gold Medal Collection of Classic Iceland, Part 1, in English, Postiljonen March 19, 2016 #211 auction catalogue, Malmö, Sweden, 68 pages, profusely illustrated in color, softbound, pristine. Includes descriptive text and illustrations of 207 lots, prices realized, and a three-page comprehensive analysis of the auction results. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $2.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 14. Norway: Norske Brev før 1855 / Norwegian Letters before 1855
    • Description: Norske Brev før 1855 / Norwegian Letters before 1855, in Norwegian, by Ivar Sundsbø, Filatelistisk Forlag A/S, Bergen, 1989, 142 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, ISBN 82-90272-35-9, good condition. Useful reference book for prephilatelic/stampless covers, with route maps, rate markings, rate tables, and currency translation tables for Scandinavian/European 1851-1875 currency. CMV = $54, Starting bid = $18.
    • Market Value: 54.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 15. Norway: Postal History of the Norwegian Hamburg Line, 1853-1865, The New Handbook
    • Description: Postal History of the Norwegian Hamburg Line, 1853-1865, The New Handbook, by Tore Gjelsvik, Lyngs Bokhandel A/S, Trondheim, Norway, 1996, 112 pages, profusely illustrated in color, hardbound, ISBN 82-992129-4-4, pristine. Completely revised English text from an earlier Norwegian edition, this handbook is useful for postal historians and collectors of classic Norway and ship mail covers. CMV = $60, Starting bid = $25.
    • Market Value: 60.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 16. Norway: Norske Maskinstempler med Tekst, 1903-1978 / Norwegian Machine Cancellations with Text, 1903-1978
    • Description: Norske Maskinstempler med Tekst, 1903-1978 / Norwegian Machine Cancellations with Text, 1903-1978, in Norwegian, Tore Gjelsvik (Editor), Norsk Filatelistforbund, Oslo, 1978, 173 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition. The standard reference (unpriced) catalogue with listings of illustrations, towns, and dates of use for slogan and pictorial machine cancels, easily understandable for English-only readers because of minimal text and primarily tabular format. This catalog remains useful for cancels up to 1978 despite being superseded by a priced 2007 Edition by Finn Aune (retail price = $94!). CMV = $20, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 17. Norway: NORDIA 1989 Exhibition Catalog
    • Description: NORDIA 1989 Exhibition Catalog, in Norwegian, 112 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition. Contains brief articles on the postal connections between Finland and Norway until the end of the 19th century, four classic Norwegian covers, Schleswig Plebiscite stamps, 1787-1900 direct mail connections from Island to Norway, and Denmark-Norway postal service in the 19th century. CMV = $10, Starting bid = $2
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 18. Sweden: Contenta Katalog över Svenska Ortstämpler, 1819-1978 / Contenta Catalogue of Swedish Place Name Postmarks, 1819-1
    • Description: Contenta Katalog över Svenska Ortstämpler, 1819-1978 / Contenta Catalogue of Swedish Place Name Postmarks, 1819-1978, in Swedish, by Rune Gustafsson, Contenta Frimärken AB, Stockholm, 1978, 262 pages, softbound, good condition. Priced catalogue with alphabetical listings by towns of four types of cancels (straight-line, arc, boxed, and circular) and postmarks on skilling banco stamps. EMV = $8, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 8.00
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    • Closing Date: 10/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 19. Sweden: Facit Ortstämpelkatalog / Postal History 1982
    • Description: Facit Ortstämpelkatalog / Postal History 1982, in Swedish and English, Frimarkshuset AB, Stockholm, 288 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition. Although dated prices, this handbook remains a useful reference for Swedish postmarks. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 20. Sweden / CD: Classic Sweden Showing Rings
    • Description: Classic Sweden Showing Rings, slide program prepared by SCC’s Delaware Chapter 13 formatted to compact disc, comprising a presentation of 44 covers from 1852 to 1884, with a three-page script. Useful information for the postal historian or Sweden classic cover collector and/or good program for a SCC Chapter or local stamp club meeting. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 21. Sweden: Swedish Postage Stamps
    • Description: Swedish Postage Stamps, in English, by Sven Åkerstedt, Sweden Post, Stockholm, 1968, 28 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, pristine. Booklet with three stamp reproductions on attached card page inside front cover and one on front cover (Scott #s 1, 4, 164, and 204); although not listed in Facit, these could be regarded as “official” Sweden Post reprints! CMV = $30, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 30.00
    • Lot No.: 22. Sweden: Svensk Lösen / Swedish Postage Due
    • Description: Svensk Lösen / Swedish Postage Due, in Swedish, by Curt Haij, SFF Specialized Handbook No. 1, Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1973, 52 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition. Useful treatise on Swedish postage-due mail over seven time periods from before 1835 to after 1918, includes rate information on prephilatelic covers mailed postage due, manuscript and handstamp markings, official Post Office Lösen handstamps and adhesive labels, Sweden postage due stamps, and numerous illustrations of cover examples. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 20.00
    • Lot No.: 23. Scandinavia / Periodical:
    • Description: Complete run of ten issues of Volume 16 (December 1999 through March 2002) of Scandinavian Contact, the quarterly journal of the Scandinavia Philatelic Society (U.K.), a 5¼” by 8¾” English-language publication akin to SCC’s Posthorn. Volume 10 consists of 522 consecutively numbered pages and is profusely illustrated in black and white (color was not yet introduced). Issues contain in-depth research articles and briefer articles on a range of postal history and stamp topics, Society news and meeting reports, notes about philately and news of the Scandinavian/Nordic countries, book reviews, library notes, etc. – hours of interesting and informative reading here! EMV = $50, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: 24. Philately / Finland / Sweden: Linn’s Philatelic Gems
    • Description: Linn’s Philatelic Gems, by Donna O’Keefe, Amos Press, Sidney, OH, 1984, 176 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, pristine. Stories about philately’s greatest rarities ― included are Finland’s 1850 20-kopeck black-stamped postal stationery (two known) and Sweden’s unique 1855 3-skilling-banco orange-yellow error-of-color stamp. CMV= $10, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 10.00
    • Lot No.: 25. China / Art Book: NLC Ex Libris Imperial Ownership Seals in Chinese History
    • Description: NLC Ex Libris Imperial Ownership Seals in Chinese History, Bei Xin Sun and Li Zhizhong (Editors), bilingual in Chinese and English, Beijing Library Press, 1998, xiii + 30 pages, profusely illustrated with inset bookplate impressions, ISBN 7-5013-1620-1/J·72, pristine. Stunning limited-edition (imprinted copy #2624 of 3500) rare out-of-print art book for connoisseur book collectors, consisting of 5⅝” by 11⅛” continuously conjoined folded cardstock pages that as a unit fit within its 6” x 11” paperboard cover and custom slipcase; pages have inset multi-color impressions of 29 different Chinese book-ownership seals from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties presently in the possession of the National Library of China in Beijing. New book cost in 1998 = CNY480 (then ~$58). EMV = $100, Starting Bid = $25.
    • Market Value: 100.00
    • Lot No.: S1. Denmark / Bundleware:
    • Description: Two boxes (8” x 4½” x 2” and 7¼” x 3¼” x 1½”) containing ~20,000 Denmark off paper used common (primarily definitive) stamps sorted in 107 varied-sized bundles identified by Facit #s. Excellent potential for town postmarks, varieties, and color shades ─ days, perhaps weeks, of fun here. Minimum Scott CV = $5000, but low SB of 20¢ per 100. EMV= $200, Starting bid = $40.
    • Market Value: 200.00
    • Lot No.: S2. Denmark / Cinderellas:
    • Description: 25 different 1906-1946 Danish Christmas seals (10 unused and 15 postmarked), mixed condition, AFA Julemærker Norden 2012 @ DKK1590/~$250. EMV = $37, Starting bid = $15. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 37.00
    • Lot No.: S3. Denmark / Norway / Cinderellas:
    • Description: Nine (8 different + color shade, 6 unused and 3 postmarked) 1939-1971 Danish Christmas seals and three unused 1945-49 Norwegian Red Cross seals, plus bonus/not counted Norwex 80 show label and USPS NORDPOSTA 76 show card (Scott #SC53 @ $2.25), AFA Julemærker Norden 2012 @ DKK168/~$26.50. EMV = $13, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 13.00
    • Lot No.: S4. Faroes / Slania:
    • Description: Collection of 96 mint Faroes stamps designed by Slania on a stock sheet. The Czeslaw Slania Catalogue of Works lists 100 stamp designs (a few in multiple denominations for a total 105 issues) by this master engraver for the Faroese postal service. Here is an almost complete collection comprising the first 96 Slania stamps. Face value = DKK356.70/~$56), Scott CV >$100. EMV= $80, Starting bid = $27.
    • Market Value: 80.00
    • Lot No.: S5. 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/~$15 and cost from Posta = €13.20/~$15.61. CMV = $23, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 23.00
    • Lot No.: S6. 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/~$25.50 and cost from Posta = €22.80/~$26.96. CMV = $40, Starting bid = $16. (2 lots)
    • Market Value: 40.00
    • Lot No.: S7. Finland / Postmarks / Stamps:
    • Description: Comprehensive selection of Finnish mute (cork) and manuscript (pen & ink) cancellations on 140 off-paper Finland 1875-1883 20p definitive stamps, comprising 100 Scott #21 (93 mutes and 7 manuscripts) and 40 Scott #28 (all mutes), Scott @ $455 as postally used stamps. Stamps not checked for the pricier compound perforation varieties, and there appears to be many shade variations here, so excellent lot not only for the postmark study but for specialists seeking varieties. EMV= $75, Starting bid = $30. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 75.00
    • Lot No.: S8. Finland / Postal Cards / Postal History:
    • Description: Three different used stationery postcards with m/60 coat-of-arms type indicia, two 8p (LAPE #1 IIID and #4A) and 10p (#7). #1b with 1872 railway “FINSKA JERNSVAGENS POST KUPE EXPED.” cds and red boxed “ANK” receipt mark, #4A ditto 1875 with green boxed “ANK” mark, and #7 1878 “HELSINGFORS POSTSTATION” cds and black boxed “ANK” mark. #1 has ~1-inch repaired tear at top center and #4A slight stains center front and top back so both @ 15% LAPE value. LAPE @ €47/~$55.50. EMV = $50, Starting bid = $15. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 50.00
    • Lot No.: S9. Finland / Postal History:
    • Description: Two exhibit-quality small domestic covers franked with coat-of-arms m/75 type 20p definitives, comprising 150 x 82 mm 1880 Orimattila to Åbo, franked with perf. 11 light blue (Facit #16L or 16S, color shade variety uncertain) affixed upper left and tied by “ORIMATTILA”/6 9/80” cds, with a second cds immediate left, and a “FINSKE KUKUPE POSTEXPED./25/ No. 4/18 6/9 80” cds upper right and boxed “ANK 7/9” receipt mark below, and 145 x 80 mm 1885 Lempo to Järvenpää franked with perf. 12½ orange (#22, color variety uncertain) affixed upper right and tied by blue ‘LEMPO/3 5/85” cds with “FINSKA JERNVAGENS POST EXPEDITION” cds at lower left and official (?) wax seal on back. Facit SEK375/~$47 and Scott Classic @ $53.50 for the most common color shade variety stamps on cover, but premium for railway datestamps, ANK receipt marks etc. plus substantial Facit premiums for certain shades of #16S (SEK1400 to 4500), so stamps possibly worth further examination and study. EMV = $60, Starting bid = $30. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 60.00
    • Lot No.: S10. Finland / Postal Cards / Postal History:
    • Description: 18 U.P.U. postal cards with m/85 10p indicia, comprising an unused intact 1886 double reply card (LAPE #19) with both cards postmarked “EURA/1873” (favor cancelled and not counted in the EMV), three unused intact double reply cards (LAPE #21), and ten postally used cards (4 x LAPE #20I and 6 x #20II) with various 1888-1890 postmarks, five with receiving marks, LAPE @ €64/~$76. EMV = $45, Starting bid = $18. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 45.00
    • Lot No.: S11. Finland / Postal History:
    • Description: Attractive exhibit-quality 1897 Helsinki to Björkð cover, a 145 x 80 mm 1891 ring postal stationery with 7k indicia (LAPE #34I @ €12/~$14 and Facit #RRF1B @ SEK125/~$15.50) and uprated with 1891 Russian type m/89 with rings 7k definitive stamp affixed immediately below indicia, both indicia and stamp tied by single “H.FORS – St P.BURG” black-circle (night train) railway cds with second strike bottom left, back has Viborg transit cds, Björkð receipt cds, and wax seal, Facit SEK375/~$47 for postally used stationery and stamp on cover, but premium for combination cover, railway and transit/receipt postmarks, etc. EMV = $60, Starting bid = $30. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 60.00
    • Lot No.: S12. Finland / Postal History:
    • Description: Three covers franked with Russian without rings m/89 definitives used in Finland, comprising a 1901 Helsinki to Copenhagen, Denmark cover with a vertical strip of 5 2k (Facit #R2) tied by three trilingual Helsingfors datestamps with two additional Copenhagen transit/receipt postmarks on the back, an impressive exhibit-quality 1906 intracity Helsinki printed advertisement cover (with full ad text on back) franked with a horizontal pair of 2k (#R2) (right stamp missing slight upper-right corner but likely already that way when affixed rather than from handling damage) tied by a Helsingfors machine cancel, and a 1908 Otalampi to Aix-les-Bains, France cover with a 10k (#R8) franking and partial trim (~4 mm removed) across the top, still a presentable item. Facit SEK270/~$34 for stamps on cover, but certainly additional premium here for the superlative ad cover and two foreign usages. ECM = $100, Starting bid = $50. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 100.00
    • Lot No.: S13. Finland / Post Cards / Postal History:
    • Description: Nine pictorial postcards, postally used 1904-1917 and franked with Finnish new 1901 or m/09 Russian design type definitives at domestic 10p rate, stamps include Facit #50 x2, #57 x4, #53 horizontal pair, and #64 x3, all with railway cds + transit/receipt datestamps, one with censor cachet, Facit SEK205/~$25.50 for stamps on cover, but premium for railway and transit postmarks, censor, etc. EMV = $35, Starting bid = $15. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 35.00
    • Lot No.: S14. Finland / Censored Covers / Postal History:
    • Description: Exceptional Finnish Russification-era lot of 22 censored covers from Finland to Sweden or Denmark, postally used 1914-1917, all with censor tape and handstamp cachets and some with additional markings, includes 2 registered covers to Denmark franked with Russian 20 kop (LAPE #VE 31) on back (one a 1917 black-bordered mourning cover!), 7 single-franked 10 kop (#VE 31) covers (4 with contents), 7 multiple-franked with strips of 2 kop (#VE 25) (1 registered and 2 with contents), 2 bicolor combinations of 2 kop + 3kop frankings (#VE 25-26, both with contents), and 4 with Romanov 10k-rate frankings (2 with #VE44 10 kop and 2 with #VE41 + 43 3kop +7 kop, all with contents). Three covers roughly opened or damaged, but minimal effect on stamp frankings. An absolute treasure trove here for the postal historian and a great basis for a one-frame postal history exhibit! LAPE = €358.50 (~$424) for covers with just the basic stamp usage and no premium added in for censor covers, multiple and mixed stamp frankings, town cancels, registered mail, etc., so the conservative LAPE CV on this lot will be well exceeded! EMV = $350+, Starting bid = $120. Photo on "Auction Rules" page.
    • Market Value: 350.00
    • Lot No.: S15. Finland / Postal Cards:
    • Description: Seven different unused intact double postal-reply cards with M/30 indicia, LAPE #s 61 (uprated with 2 M/30 postage stamps), 64, 70, 81, 93, 105, and 109, LAPE = €38/~$45. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 30.00
    • Lot No.: S16. Finland / Stamps:
    • Description: Small (~7” x 9”) 16-page Lighthouse stock book with glassine interleaving, containing sparse early stamp selection 81 (~151 stamps: 16 unused, 135 used, 30 different) of primarily m/75 (114) and m/89 Russian design (32) definitives, range of Scott #s from 17 to 81, all arranged in order identified by Scott #s, much duplication (as many as 14 to 18 for #s 28, 31, and 33, others nine or less), but note different shades for most m/75 stamps, indicating different printings and color varieties (most listed in Facit). Scott value @ $1404 but misleading as four used #23 carmine stamps listed at $700, but these four are valued here as lowest-priced Facit “simplified listing” (#18S Senate printing) at SEK1200/~$150, for an adjusted Scott $861. This lot requires examination using Facit or other Finnish specialized catalogues to determine printing and perforation types as varieties might be present here that well exceed the Scott values, thus an opportunity to unearth some rarities! Many expensive stamps in the $10-$50 range, but mixed condition overall as expected for a lot of this sort and priced accordingly. EMV = $225, Starting bid = $90
    • Market Value: 225.00
    • Lot No.: S17. Iceland / Stamps:
    • Description: Mint new issues of February 16, 2017, seven self-adhesive stamps with margin selvage on backing, comprising singles of the 100th Anniversary of Iceland’s first government, Reykjavik Craftsmen Guild, and First Icelandic Architect, and set of four Contemporary Design VIII, face value ISK1875/~$17.84 and cost from Iceland Post = €15.75/~$18.62. CMV = $28, Starting bid = $11.
    • Market Value: 28.00
    • Lot No.: S18. Norway / Stamps:
    • Description: Lighthouse 16-page double-sided stock book with glassine interleaving, containing 1472 (267 different, 1420 used, 1 unused, and 51 mint) definitive and commemorative stamps, neatly arranged by Scott #s 100 to #689, much duplication (up to 22 for some #s). Scott @ $699 with most stamps valued at 25¢ to $1, but note 12 at $2.50 to $5, nice starter stock and opportunity for a specialized study on shades, die varieties, etc. on the 51 different (409 total) lion rampant definitives (#100-226) therein. EMV = $110, Starting bid = $40
    • Market Value: 110.00
    • Lot No.: S19. Norway / Stamps:
    • Description: Two Lighthouse stock books (8 and 16 double-sided pages) with glassine interleaving, containing 566 stamps (36 unused ─ 20 of which are mint NH, and 530 used), comprising four airmails (Scott #C1 +3x C3), 39 postage dues (#J1-10), and 523 officials (#O1-114), 2014 Scott @ $500. Considerable duplication (up to 13 each for some of the used officials), but a total of 100 different stamps present (includes a majority of the official stamp #s), most of the stamps catalogue at 25¢ to $1, but some better noted (for example, #s J7, O7, O11, O38, O75, and O77* @ $99 total), also note many different shades of postage dues and early officials, so fertile ground for a specialized study of different printings. Not checked for watermarks, so 14 stamps identified as #O26 ($5 each) were considered to be #O37 and valued at 25c each. EMV = $125, Starting bid = $50.
    • Market Value: 125.00
    • Lot No.: S20. Norway / Cinderellas:
    • Description: 31 different unused 1911-1946 Norwegian Christmas seals and three unused Red Cross seals, good condition, AFA Julemærker Norden 2012 @ DKK1107/~$174. EMV = $26, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 26.00
    • Lot No.: S21. Sweden / Göteborg Local Post / Postal Stationery:
    • Description: Unused Göteborgs Privata Lokalpost 1889 3-öre brefkort (letter card = folded stationery with perforated selvage), VF condition, #H1a in Den Svenska Lokalposten, #LPK-71 in Specialkatalog över Svensk Lokalfrimärken, and Göteborg H4 in Facit Sverige 1995 (SEK50/~$7.50 in 1995). EMV = $15, Starting bid = $6. (2 lots)
    • Market Value: 15.00
    • Lot No.: S22. Sweden / Cinderellas / Christmas Seals:
    • Description: Comprehensive collection of primarily unused Sweden National (TB = Cardiovascular Lung Foundation) Christmas seals in chronological order on stock pages, 194 mostly different from 1904 to 1980s, begins with 1904 first issue and almost complete to 1961, including some perforation varieties. Starting in 1962, annual issues became multi-design, se-tenant multiples and panes; 1962-87 seals are incomplete but representative multiples are present and each post-1962 seal is valued at DKK1.00/~16¢ despite higher catalogue values. Most of the value here is in the pre-1960 issues, AFA Julemærker Norden 2012 @ DKK900/~$142. EMV = $70, Starting bid = $28.
    • Market Value: 70.00
    • Lot No.: S23. Sweden / Cinderellas / Flag Day Seals:
    • Description: Good selection of 27 different unused Swedish annual national Flag Day seals (colorful patriotic poster stamps), ranging from 1925 to 1983 (11 pre-1946, 11 1949-69, and 6 post-1970s), in addition postally used 1956. AFA Julemærker Norden 2012 @ DKK1937/~$305, but priced here @ ⅓ AFA CV for unused (no gum). EMV = $102, Starting bid = $40.
    • Market Value: 102.00
    • Lot No.: S24. Stamps / Topicals / Butterflies:
    • Description: Collection of butterflies on stamps on stock sheet, comprising 133 mint and used stamps from 37 countries ranging from Australia to Zaire. Itemized list available on request, better includes Thailand #512 and #864 @ $14.75, Scott CV = $119.30. EMV = $24, Starting bid = $10
    • Market Value: 24.00
    • Lot No.: S25. Ephemera / CEPT / Topical:
    • Description: Rare program for the 1960 1st Anniversary Conference Européenne des Postes et Télécommunications (CEPT) held in Paris, October 19-29, consisting of 10” x 13” parchment pages with three black-and-white artist-signed 7” x 9¾” engravings and two pages of meeting agenda, good condition (slight staining on plain back outer cover). The three engravings are individually signed by Albert Decaris, who is considered the best French postage stamp engraver of the 20th Century, and consist of hands exchanging roses and a letter with telephone lines in the background on the front cover, and two separate insert pages, one of the city of Paris and the other a montage of the capitols of the participating European countries surrounding the head of Marianne at center ─ note that Decaris hand-signed, limited-edition original engravings sell for a minimum of $130 upwards to $900 each. Distribution of these programs was limited to the participants of the conference (only 19 CEPT-member countries in 1960), so consequently very few printed and even less survive today. Exceptional exhibit-quality item for a CEPT/EUROPA thematic collection! CMV = $400+, Starting bid = $160
    • Market Value: 400.00