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Welcome to the Swedish Stamp Collecting Pages


Swedish stamps offer stamp collectors a lifetime of enjoyment. They are beautifully crafted, interesting to look at, and inexpensive. The topical collector will find the treasures of Swedish culture, Sweden's natural beauty, and its animals and plants here. The stamp specialist will find many topics for research. And every collector will enjoy just spending time looking at and working with the stamps. If you already collect Sweden I hope this site will add to your enjoyment. If you don't yet collect Sweden, take a tour and see the pleasures that Swedish philately offers the collector.
This site is under construction. Please check it often for changes.


Topics

  • Articles about Swedish Stamp Collecting
  • Display of Swedish stamps & covers, Modern Swedish locals

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  • Definitives (barely begun)
  • Commemoratives(begun - topical listing)
  • Back of the Book: Officials & Dues (Begun)
  • Booklets
  • Locals
  • Swedish meters (begun)

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  • Canceled abroad (barely begun)

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  • First Day covers (barely begun)

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    FDC text(barely begun)

     

     

  • Air post offices and cancels
  • Railroad post offices
  • Ship post offices
  • Bibliography & Links to Other Sites(well underway)

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    Specialized Catalogs, Handbooks, and Articles
    Publications relating to regular issues
    Swedish-English philatelic dictionary
  • Societies Relating to Swedish Philately (well underway)

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  • Collections for sale or trade (One listed)

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    Articles About Collecting Swedish Stamps
    1. About collecting Sweden (Well underway - includes costs, issues per year, sources for stamps)
    2. Using Catalogs of Swedish Stamps (Scott & Facit)
    3. The Nobel Prize topic (good start)
    4. A List of Nobel Related Swedish Stamps (extensive)
    5. Who's Who on Swedish Stamps (begun - 40 listings).
    6. Swedish mail abroad (begun)


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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:

    "Real" mail:
    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.

    FDC
    Argentina, Australia, Burma,  Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, M.E.F, Norway, Tripoltania,USA, Venezuela

    First Flights
    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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