Scandinavian Collectors Club


Norgeskatalogen 2005, 6 by 8 ½ inches, perfect bound, soft covers, 448 pages, in Norwegian with some English, Oslo Filatelistklubb 2004. $59 from Jay Smith & Associates, Box 650, Snow Camp NC 27349.

            This is the 57th edition of the specialized catalog of Norway and it continues to maintain the high quality of recent years. Although the listings are in Norwegian, the introductory material and occasional summaries throughout are also in English. All stamps are shown in color.

Specialized listings include booklets, coils, franking machine labels, souvenir sheets, blocks of 4, postal rates, and discussions on paper, watermarks, 19th century postal markings, and identifying the varieties of the posthorn series. As usual, two specialized articles are found in this edition only—one on stamp designer Johs. Hauklund, and the other on collecting first day covers of Norway. Highly recommended for the Norwegian philatelist.

Alan Warren