Scandinavian Collectors Club


Sveriges Frimärken i Farg 2003 (Swedish Stamps in Color), ed. Rolf Burström, 6¾ by 9¾ inches, perfect bound, soft covers, Swedish text, 224 pages, AB Philatelia, Kåge, Sweden, 2002, ISBN 91-88122-20-4. Approximately $40 for print version and CD-ROM together, from literature dealers or direct from AB Philatelia, 93492 Kåge, Sweden.

This is a dealer's priced catalog of Sweden that presents all stamps in beautiful color together with selling prices for mint (post office fresh), unused, used, and on cover, as available from the publisher/dealer. Introductory materials include illustrations of special perforations, gutter pairs, and watermarks, and a table of abbreviations defined in Swedish, English, German, French, and Finnish.

Following the regular stamp issues are listings for year sets, machine stamps and etiquettes, officials, postage due, military reply stamps and envelopes, booklets and slot machine booklets, and first day covers. Postal stationery and local stamps are excluded.

Philatelia also publishes a Nordic country catalog that covers Norway, Denmark, DWI, Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Finland and Åland as well as Sweden. Orders for the printed catalogs automatically include the CD ROM versions. The CDs can also be purchased separately.

The CD comes with Acrobat Reader® and instructions in English and Swedish to install it. It is easy to navigate and appears much as the printed version, with the table of contents always in view.

Alan Warren