Scandinavian Collectors Club

Reviews

             The Norwegian Philatelic Federation donated this CD containing 13 philatelic slide programs that could be useful to SCC Chapters for club meetings. The programs are in PowerPoint® format and text is provided in both PDF and Word formats for narration. However, the narrative pages are in Norwegian only.

             Several of the programs are on non-Scandinavian subjects like England’s Machin stamps, symbols on Japanese stamps, skiing and skating on stamps, the issues of Great Britain, and thematic collecting. Each program is an overview of the subject and based on material by various authors and exhibitors.

             Of greater interest are the Nordic area programs. Per Kindem provides a tutorial on Norway’s 20 MM Posthorn issues. He also has a presentation on stamp paper production and watermarks. Frank Larsen briefly illustrates stamps and postal history of the Faroes. Bodil Wildman offers a journey through Norwegian vegetation, showing flowers and plants on stamps, including those of other countries.

             There is a nice program on the steamship Prinds Gustav—its history and its role in handling the mails. Per Kindem offers a program on how to improve your collection by exhibiting. There is an interesting program on Swedish Letters provided by the Swedish Philatelic Federation, showing stampless and early stamped mail. The final program is devoted to the postal history of the Halden Community.

             There is much of interest for club meetings on this compact disc, with the reservation that the narrative descriptions that can be read along with each slide are in Norwegian. A few of the programs are from exhibit pages where again the text is in Norwegian except for the skiing and skating program which is in English.

 Alan Warren