Scandinavian Collectors Club

    • Lot No.: 1. Denmark:
    • Description: P&Ts Historie till 1711 / P&Ts History to 1711, in Danish, by Otto Madsen, Danish Post, Copen-hagen, 1991, 440 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 87-89299-36-1, pristine (marred dust jacket). Volume 1 of the Generaldirektoratet for Post- og Telegrafvæsenet’s official history of the Royal Danish Post, covers the beginnings and development of the Post Office in Denmark. CMV= $85, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 85.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 2. Denmark:
    • Description: P&Ts Historie 1711-1850 / P&Ts History 1711-1850, in Danish, by Anders Monrad Møller, Danish Post, Copenhagen, 1992, 412 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 87-89299-38-8, good condition (slight warpage from water of the first 40 pages, marred dust jacket). Volume 2 of the P&T series, covers the active period of growth of communication in the Scandinavian and European postal systems with special emphasis on postal routes, mail coaches, and foot post. CMV= $85, Starting bid = $15.
    • Market Value: 85.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 3. Denmark:
    • Description: Danmarks Første Frimærke / Denmark’s First Postage Stamp, in Danish with a 14-page summary in English, by J. Schmidt-Andersen, Copenhagen’s Philatelist Club, 1961, 200 pages, profusely illustrated, standard edition without the stamp reprints, hardbound, pristine (with marred dust jacket and original slipcase). Classic handbook on the 4 RBS issue, including history, essays, proofs, production, printing, plate varieties and retouches, cancellations, and postal history. CMV= $65, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 65.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 4. Denmark:
    • Description: Filatelistisk Bibliografi / Philatelic Bibliography, in Danish, by Pierre Terrisse, AFA Forlaget, Aarhus, Denmark, 1986, 224 pages, softbound, ISBN 87-7012-140-0, excellent condition. Bibliography of articles in Danish philatelic periodicals by subject, useful reference source. CMV= $11, Starting bid = $3.
    • Market Value: 11.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 5. Finland:
    • Description: Suomen Postimaksuja, 1881-1985 / Finland’s Postal Rates, in Finnish, Swedish, and German, by Esa Mattila, author-published, Loimaa, Finland, 1985, 162 pages, illustrated, softbound, ISBN 951-99662-3-4, pristine. Trilingual tabular listings of postal rates for various classes of domestic and foreign mail, including letters, postal cards, printed matter, parcels, registered mail, and airmail. CMV= $27, Starting bid = $7.
    • Market Value: 27.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 6. Finland:
    • 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 rates, postage due rates, manuscript rate markings, and other essential information. CMV= $75, Starting bid = $30.
    • Market Value: 75.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 7. Finland:
    • Description: Finlands Ovalmärken / Finland’s Oval Postage Stamps, in Finnish, by Leo Linder, Finnish Post- and Telecommunications Department, Helsinki, 1956, 160 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, excellent condition (slight cover marring). Comprehensive handbook of Finland's first stamps (1856-58 ovals), includes stamp production information, plate flaws, postal history, and listings of manuscript and town cancels, and rarity values; lacks the 1956 reprints. EMV= $43, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 43.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 8. Finland:
    • 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 (initial pages separated from binding). Authorized English translation by Kauko Aro of the sections by Leo Linder (1860 Issue) and D. A. Dromberg (1866 Issue) in Suomen Postimerkkien Käsikirja (Handbook of Finnish Stamps). A classic treatise on all aspects of these stamps. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 9. Finland:
    • 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, 114 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, pristine. Authorized English translation by Kauko Aro of a series of articles by Mikko Ossa appearing in Åbophil from 1972 to 1982. Excellent information the roulette varieties and cancellations, including tables of town postmarks and a reverse alphabetical town list. CMV = $20, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 10. Norway:
    • Description: Norske Brev Før 1855 / Norwegian Covers Before 1855, in Norwegian, by Ivar Sundsbø, Filatel-istisk Forlag a/s, Bergen, Norway, 1989, 142 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, ISBN 82-90272-35-9, pristine. Essential reference on pre-philatelic covers, including route maps, rate markings, rate tables, and Scandinavian/ European 1851-1875 currency exchange rate tables. CMV= $54, Starting bid = $20.
    • Market Value: 54.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 11. Norway:
    • Description: Katalog über die Stempel der Norwegischen Bahnpost / Catalog of the Stamps of the Norwegian Railway Post, in German, by Jürgen Tiemer, FG Nordische Staaten e.V., Altwittenbek über Kiel, Germany, 1989, 242 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, good condition (slight staining of front cover). Authoritative catalogue in two sections, with Part 1 listing and illustrating postmarks by place names and routes and Part 2 giving explanations of routes and uses with maps and illustrations of covers. CMV= $20, Starting bid = $5
    • Market Value: 20.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 12. Norway:
    • Description: Norwegian Travelling Post Offices, Part I, The Railway Markings, by Arthur Chambers, Cockrill Series Handbook No. 56, Phillip Cockrill, Newbury, Berks,. England, 1988, 64 pages, profusely illustrated, paperback, ISBN 0 947628 62 2, good condition (front cover markings). Listings of railways by group names, includes services, postmark types, routes, route maps, and cover illustrations. CMV= $12, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 12.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 13. Norway:
    • Description: Norwegian Travelling Post Offices, Part II, The Shipboard Markings, by Arthur Chambers, Cockrill Series Handbook No. 57, Phillip Cockrill, Newbury, Berks,. England, 1988, 84 pages, profusely illustrated, paperback, ISBN 0 947628 62 2, good condition (front cover markings). Listings by sea post routes, includes postmark types, earliest and latest use dates, routes, and illustrations of covers. CMV= $15, Starting bid = $6.
    • Market Value: 15.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 14. Sweden:
    • Description: Postage Stamps of Sweden 1920-1945, Sweden Postal Museum Communication No. 23, by Georg Menzinsky, Royal Swedish General Post Office, Stockholm, 1946, 164 pages, profusely illustrated, softbound, fair condition (water-stained cover discoloration and slight page warpage). Contemporary handbook on the stamps of this period dealing (according to the author’s Preface) “with stamp production and philatelic peculiarities… seeks to provide the interested philatelist with a guide to collection and study of these stamps.” CMV= $25, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 25.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 15. United States / Miscellaneous:
    • Description: The Congress Book 1998, Barth Healy (Editor), American Philatelic Congress, iv + 200 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 0-929333-24-1, pristine. Anthology of eight in-depth articles on United States and Brazil Mail Steamship Companies (1866-1893), Provisional Uses of the 1856 and 1861 Issue of Mexico, Chilean Postal Stationery: The French Connection, Australasian Philatelic Literature, U.S. Trailer Permit Stamps, Foundations of Colonial Postage Due (1876-1909), Prestamp Cancellations of the Philippines, and Footprint of Heaven: Fanning Island, a Philatelic Outpost. CMV= $35, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 35.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 16. United States / Miscellaneous:
    • Description: The Congress Book 2002, Richard W. Helbock (Editor), American Philatelic Congress, iv + 188 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 0-929333-28-4, pristine. Anthology of seven in-depth articles on Centennial Look at Revenue Imprinted Railroad Tickets of 1898-1902, Development of the Hollywood Fan Mail System, Still More Turmoil in the Balkans (1990-2000), Philately of America’s Little-Known Pacific Islands, Introduction to the Viet Cong & Mien Nam Stamps of Vietnam, Postal History of U.S. National Parks: The Eastern Parks, and Sugar. CMV= $35, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 35.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: 17. United States / Miscellaneous:
    • Description: The Congress Book 2003, Richard W. Helbock (Editor), American Philatelic Congress, iv + 218 pages, profusely illustrated, hardbound, ISBN 0-929333-29-2, pristine. Anthology of eight comprehensive articles on Spanish American War Revenue Stamped Paper, Haiti’s Handstamped Revenue Paper (1811-1936), Trans-Pacific Mail at the Beginning of WWII, Air Crash Mail of Imperial Airways to and from Africa, American Bats on Stamps, Portuguese in Kionga, Philadelphia Foreign Mail Cancellations (1847-1888), and Postal History of Wind Cave National Park. CMV= $35, Starting bid = $9.
    • Market Value: 35.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S1. Åland:
    • Description: Åland Post’s official Christmas maxi-card with its 2016 Christmas stamp tied by Mariehamn pictorial FDI postmark, additional pictorial “Port Payé/Economy” indicia and trilingual Christmas greetings printed on the message side, distributed to Aland Post’s philatelic-service customers. CMV = $2, Starting bid = $1.
    • Market Value: 2.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S2. Denmark:
    • Description: 2¾” x 8⅞” vertical format publicity sheetlet for NORDIA 2017 with three perforated “Royal Danish Orders” 7kr stamps, tied by two pictorial “Vejle Frimærkeklub 27-28.10.2017” postmarks. An included publicity notice indicates the three stamps in this sheetlet will be issued as one stamp each on three similar-sized sheetlets to be sold exclusively at the NORDIA 2017 for DKK 40 (~$5.73). This sheetlet of three stamps exists as an insert gift in Facit Norden 2017 and there is no indication that it will be available anywhere else, so it may be destined to become one of those exclusive modern rarities that most collectors will not know about and miss out on unless they happened to buy a new Facit Norden 2017 for ~$80! EMV is uncertain, Starting bid = $20
    • Market Value: 0.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S3. Finland / Stamps:
    • Description: Two very fine stamps from the Russian M/89 definitive series with rings: unused OG/HR 3k and mint NH 7k (Scott #48 and #50 @ $16.25+ and Facit #37* and #39** @ 220 SEK/~$25). EMV = $12, Starting bid = $4.
    • Market Value: 12.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S4. Finland / Stamps / Postal History:
    • Description: Good selection of 25 very fine stamps plus three on cover, all from the Russian definitive series M/89 without rings and M/09 and 1915 semi-postal charity stamps, with all issues denominated in Russian currency, all postally used with strong-strike, discernible Finnish railroad or town postmarks. Use in Finland of these Russian stamps are listed as “R(ussia)” numbers in Facit, but are not listed for Finland in Scott. Stamps include Facit #s R2 (2 + block of 6), R3 (strip of 3 on 5/12/10 cover from Joensuu to Helsinki), R6, R7 (2), R8, R9, R19 (pair), R21 (1 + pair), R23, R24b, R28, RV5C2, RV5C3 (2), and RV6C1; also, two stamps not counted in the EMV ― Russia Romanov 7k (Scott #92) used with Finnish 1913 RR postmark (7k not R# listed in Facit) and mint Romanov 3k thin cardboard “exchange stamp” with backside inscription of crown and 5 lines (an “emergency coin” not authorized as valid for postage, hence not listed in Scott or Facit), 30 stamps total, Facit @ 2370 SEK/~$265). EMV = $135+, Starting bid = $45.
    • Market Value: 135.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S5. Finland / Postal Stationery:
    • Description: Six unused 1885-issue envelopes, new UPU colors for M/75 coat-of-arms indicia (20 pennia x 3 and 25 pennia x 3, varied envelope sizes, types, and indicia color shades), LAPE #s 30I, 30II, 32IIA, 33I, and 33II x 2 different shades, LAPE = €40 (~$42). EMV = $30, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S6. Finland / Postal Cards:
    • Description: Four different unused Finnish postal cards (brefkort and 3 UPU postkorts), all with coat of arms M/75 10-pennia indicia, LAPE #s 9III (possibly 9Ia @ €50 but priced @ €10 as violet shade), 12, and 13 x 2 different shades, LAPE = €49 (~$52). EMV = $35, Starting bid = $12
    • Market Value: 35.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S7. Finland / Postal Cards / Postal History:
    • Description: Exceptional postal history lot ideal for specialized study, comprising 52 postally used Finnish brefkorts (10) and UPU postkorts (42) in sound condition, all with coat of arms M/75 10-pennia indicia, in various shades of gray, brown, and red, all postally used, primarily 1880s with mostly town and some railway postmarks plus many with boxed “ANK” arrival marks (30), receiving cds postmarks, and/or various other postal markings, primarily Finnish internal usage but six cards posted to Scotland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Most of these cards retail $10 to $20 each, but several cards herein are better usages and/or with scarce postmarks that command considerable premiums. Various varieties of LAPE #9 and 13, LAPE CVs range €5 to €30 as postally used cards, so conservative ECV @ €520 (~$550). EMV = $367+, Starting bid = $125.
    • Market Value: 367.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S8. Finland / Postal Cards / Postal History:
    • Description: Five Finnish “Russian series” postal cards: 2 M/89 10-pennia indicia eagle-type stationery postal cards (LAPE #30, unused intact double postal-reply card, and LAPE #34 postally used half Kemi to Raumo with both town’s 1904 postmarks present), M/89 3-kop indicia postal card (LAPE #19, postally used 1890), and 2 M/09 3-kop indicia (LAPE #31, with 1917 Helsinki or Grankulla postmark), LAPE = €32 (~$34). EMV = $23, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 23.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S9. Finland / Postal History:
    • Description: Eclectic lot of incoming mail from foreign destinations, consisting of seven 1908-1924 postally used postal cards, including two assessed postage due (2 Danish, 3 Swedish, and 2 German, all with Finnish receiving cds postmarks); additionally a 110-by-70 mm (“ladies correspondence”) Sweden postal stationery envelope used 1912 and assessed postage due. EMV = $25, Starting bid = $8.
    • Market Value: 25.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S10. Finland / Postal History:
    • Description: Four postally used postcards: black-and-white town scene on early single-back card printed for intended front message but later 1924 use addressed to U.S. with address-side message and franked with vertical pair of Facit #102 tied by “IVALO/2 VIII 24” cds; pictorial New Year’s greetings card franked with Facit #175 tied by “TIKKALA/30.XII.32” cds; pictorial floral greetings card franked with Facit #150 + 266 tied by two “ORANKULLA/19.VII.35”;L“19.VII.35/KAUNIAINEN” cds; and pictorial greetings card franked with Facit #235 tied by “TAMPERE/6.V.41” cds, Facit CV for stamps used on cover = SEK176 (~$20), but probable premium on first three cards for town postmarks. EMV = $30, Starting bid = $10.
    • Market Value: 30.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S11. Norway:
    • Description: Five Norway Post official stamp year packs for 1984 to 1989, without stamps but can serve as nice mini-albums for displaying the stamps issued each of these years. Enhance the value of your mint Norwegian stamps for these years by placing them into the stock sheets provided in each of these year packs. Each pack contains information about the stamps issued for that particular year. EMV = $10, Starting bid = $1.
    • Market Value: 10.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • Lot No.: S12. Sweden / Cat Topical / Ephemera:
    • Description: Three different publicity photos (4” x 3¾” black-and-white and two 6” x 4” multi-colored) with oversize illustrations of blocks of four of the following stamp issues depicting one or more domestic cats: 1992 children’s animals (Scott #1949-52 / Facit #1734-37), 1994 cats, (#2061-64 / #1829-32), and 1994 greetings (#2084-87 / #1853-56), the first two stapled to their respective Sweden Post official news releases. These items are distributed to the philatelic press and cataloguers and generally are not available to collectors at the time of issuance but occasionally are found aftermarket in dealers’ stocks. Exceptional ancillary items for modern-issue and feline topical collectors. EMV = $15, Starting bid = $5.
    • Market Value: 15.00
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017
    • 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. Four 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.
    • Market Value: 7.50
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    • Closing Date: 07/15/2017