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Sweden mail abroad began to interest me as an outgrowth of Swedish stamps
cancelled abroad. The Facit catalog lists foreign destinations for 19th
century material, but not for the more recent. I hadn't thought too
much of it until ebay got going. The amount of specialized material on
ebay is difficult to imagine. So I divided the collection into three parts:
1. Swedish mail to foreign destinations.
2. First flight mail to foreign destinations (ie mail carried on the first flight. It is always "return to sender" mail, and so it seems to me not as valid a useage as a cover that was intended to actually reach someone at the destination.
3. First day covers addressed to foreigh destinations. Until the late 1960s FDCs all were addressed and actually went through the mails to the person addressed - usually the collector. It is unusual to find a later FDC which is addressed or which did go through the mail. Pity. They are more interesting when they represent real useage of the stamps, it seems to me.
4. I considered but rejected collecting mail from foreign destinations to Sweden. These are easier to come by because lots of Swedes saved them in comparison with the percentage of recipients abroad who did, I guess.
Here's what I've got, so far:
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cypress, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Germany (British Occupation Zone), Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, Lundy, Nigeria, Norway, Phillippines, Romania, San Marino, Scotland, South West Africa, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, USA, Yugoslavia.
Argentina, Australia, Burma, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, M.E.F, Norway, Tripoltania,USA, Venezuela
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Liberia, Malaya, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, USA, West Germany, Yugoslavia
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