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A List of Nobel Prize Related Items from Swedish Philately

  1. Nobel himself
  2. Institutions, Ceremonies & Buildings
  3. The Nobel Winners Series
  4. Winners Commemorated for Other Reasons
  5. The Beginnings of a Specialized Listing


Note: Facit listings include "H" prefixed numbers. These are complete booklets. Scott "B" prefixes are Semi-postals. Scott does not list booklets for pre-1993 issues, but does list the booklet panes usually as an "a" variety. American dealers usually sell booklets as if they were just the panes.


  1. Alfred Nobel
    1. Facit 372-73, Scott 380-82, 382a (1946) 50th Anniversary of Nobel's death.
    2. Facit 1934 ,Scott 2155 (1995)Nobel and his will
    3. Facit 1935, Scott 2156 (1995) Nobel's house in Paris
    4. Facit 1936, Scott 2157 (1995) Nobel's laboratory in Bjorkborn, Karlskoga

  2. The Institutions Connected with the Awards
    1. Facit 320-323, H40-41, 52. Scott ( ) (1939) The Royal Academy of Sciences Bicentenary (Chemistry & Physics prizes)
    2. Facit 1399 (1986) The Swedish Academy (Literature prize). Note the Academy meets in the Stock Exchange building (see ceremonies)

    3. Facit 624-25, H203-204; Scott ( ) 1968. Three hundredth anniversary of the Sveriges Riksbank. On this occasion the Economics Prize in memoriam of Alfred Nobel was organized. It has been awarded annually starting in 1969. Stamp motiv: Seal of the bank.

    4. The Nobel Forum building in Stockholm is represented in a stylised manner as the cachet on the 1996 Nobel FDC. The architect was Johan Celsing.

  3. The Award Ceremonies

    "There is excitement in the air when the representatives ofthe world press gather at the Swedish Academy in the Stockholm Stock Exchange building to hear the Permanent Secretary announce who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature." - text on back of 1993 Official FDC for the Nobel Prize Stamps.

    1. Facit 241, H 27. The Stock Exchange, meeting place for the Swedish Academy.

      "The Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm has, almost without exception, taken place at the Stockholm Concert Hall (Stockholms Konserthus) since 1926...The Ceremony is followed by a banquet at the Stockholm City Hall (Stockholms Stadshus) for about 1,300 people, including 250 students. With a few exceptions, the Nobel Banquet has taken place at the City Hall since 1930." - from the Nobel Foundation web site.

      Stockholm City Hall
    2. Facit 196-207, Scott 197-208, 212 (1924) World Postal Congress shows the tower of the City Hall in a composite skyscape of the towers of Stockholm. There are 12 face different stamps, 13 Scott major numbers, and a total of 14 counting Scott 202a, a color variety.

    3. Facit 861-864, 883-886, H273; Scott 1041-1048, 1044a (1974) Stockholmia '74 philatelic exhibition. These 8 stamps, 4 miniature sheets, and booklet, recycled the 1924 UPU design showing the tower of the Stockholm city hall.

    4. Facit 1818 (1993) Stockholm City Hall, site of the Nobel Awards banquet. One stamp.
      Facit 240 shows the old city hall (1732-1915). The connection of this building to the banquet is unknown.

      The Ceremony
      "At the Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, His Majesty the King of Sweden hands each Laureate a diploma and a medal." -from the Nobel foundation web site.

    5. Facit 1937 , Scott 2158 (1995) Rontgen is awarded the First Nobel prize in Physics in 1901
    6. Facit 1409, Scott 1598 (1986) King Carl XVI Gustaf awards the Nobel literature prize to Cz Milosc in 1980.
    Kings of Sweden in the Nobel Prize period are:
    1. Oscar II (first person to be represented on a Swedish stamp)
    2. Gustav V
    3. Gustav VI
    4. Carl XVI Gustaf (stamps 1974- present)
    I don't know if the King has always awarded the prize. I would suggest that a Nobel collection contain only a representative sample of the stamps for each king. Perhaps just one for each king not represented on a stamp showing the award. Chagun a san gout.


  4. Nobel prize winners.
    1. Facit 529-31, H144, Scott ( ) 1961. Nobel Prize winners in 1901.
      W. C. Rontgen , R F A Sully-Prudhomme ,E A von Behring .
    2. Facit 540-41, H153. Scott () 1962. Nobel Prize Winners in 1902
      H.E. Fischer , C.M.T. Mommsen ,H.A.Lorentz, , P Zeeman .
    3. Facit 553-54, H160. Scott () 1963. Nobel Prize Winners in 1903
      S. Arrhenius, A.H. Becquerel, M. Curie, P. Curie, N. Finsen, B. Bjornson
    4. Facit 559-60, H168. Scott () 1964. Nobel Prize Winners in 1904
      J. Echegaray, F. Mistral, I. Pavlov, W. Ramsay, J. W. Strutt (Lord Rayleigh)
    5. Facit 570-71, H173-74. Scott () 1965. Nobel Prize Winners in 1905
      A. v Baeyer, P.E.A. v Lenard, R. Koch, H. Sienkiewicz
    6. Facit 593-94, H183-84. Scott () 1966. Nobel Prize Winners in 1906
      G. Carducci, C. Golgi, H. Moissan, S. Ramon y Cajal , J. J. Thompson
    7. Facit 618-19, H200-201. Scott () 1967. Nobel Prize Winners in 1907
    8. Facit 647-48, H215-16. Scott () 1968. Nobel Prize Winners in 1908
    9. Facit 681-83, H229A-30. Scott () 1969. Nobel Prize Winners in 1909
    10. Facit 716-18, H239-40. Scott () 1970. Nobel Prize Winners in 1910 `
    11. Facit 751-53, H251-52. Scott () 1971. Nobel Prize Winners in 1911
    12. Facit 803-06. Scott () 1972. Nobel Prize Winners in 1912
    13. Facit 850-52. Scott () 1973. Nobel Prize Winners in 1913
    14. Facit 903-05. Scott () 1974. Nobel Prize Winners in 1914
    15. Facit 949-52. Scott () 1975. Nobel Prize Winners in 1915
    16. Facit 987-88. Scott () 1976. Nobel Prize Winners in 1916
    17. Facit 1027-28. Scott () 1977. Nobel Prize Winners in 1917
    18. Facit 1068-69. Scott () 1978. Nobel Prize Winners in 1918
    19. Facit 1110-12. Scott () 1979. Nobel Prize Winners in 1919
    20. Facit 1146-49, H326-27. Scott () 1980. Nobel Prize Winners in 1920
    21. Facit 1192-94. Scott () 1981. Nobel Prize Winners in 1921

    22. Facit 1231-35, H341 (1982) Nobel Prize winners in Atomic Physics
      N. Bohr, E. Schrodinger, L. de Broglie, P. Dirac, W. Heisenberg
    23. Facit 1279-83, H348 (1983) Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry
      A Tiselius, G de Hevesy, S. Arrhenius, Th Svedberg, H von Euler-Chelpin
    24. Facit 1328-32, H356 (1984) Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine
    25. Facit 1381-85, H363 (1985) Nobel Prize winners in Literature
    26. Facit 1430-34, H373 (1986) Nobel Prize winners for Peace
    27. Facit 1478-83, H382 (1987) Nobel Prize winners in Astrophysics
    28. Facit 1533-36, H391 (1988) Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry
    29. Facit 1589-92, H400 (1989) Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine (genetics)
    30. Facit 1656-59, H410; Scott 1851-54, 1854a (1990) Nobel Prize winners in Literature. Four stamps, 1 booklet.
    31. Facit 1708-11, H420; Scott 1914-17, 1917a. (1991) Nobel Prize winners for Peace. Four stamps, one booklet.
    32. Facit 1769-70; Scott 1983-84 (1992) The 1992 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature: Derek Walcott. Two stamps.
    33. Facit 1818-19; Scott 2040-41 (1993) The 1993 Nobel Prize winner for Literature: Toni Morrison & Stockholm City Hall. Two stamps.
    34. Facit 1873-75; Scott 2102-04 (1994) Nobel Prize winners for Literature. Karlfeldt, Johnson, Martinson. Three stamps.
    35. Facit 1934-37, H465 ; Scott 2155-58, 2158a Booklet. (1995) Centenial of Nobel's will. Four stamps, one booklet.
    36. Facit ( ), H ( )' Scott ( - a) Booklet (1996). Swedish Nobel Prize winners in Medicine or Physiology. Four stamps, one booklet. Stamps have 1st class labels attached. (note
      S. Bergstrom, R. Granit, B. Samuelsson, H. Theorell
    Related issues from other countries

  5. Nobel prize winners commemorated for other reasons.
    1. Facit 358, H72. Scott ( ). 1945. The Red Cross (Peace, 1901?)
    2. Facit 497-99, H124-25. Scott ( ) 1958. Selma Lagerlof (Lit, 1909)
    3. Facit 502, H127. Scott B( ) 1959. Henry Dunant. (Peace, 1901)
    4. Facit 503-04, H128. Scott ( ) 1959. Verner von Heidenstam (Lit 1916)
    5. Facit 507-08, H130. Scott ( ) 1959. Svante Arrhenius (Chemistry, 1903)
    6. Facit 519-20, H 135. Scott ( ) 1960. Hjalmar Branting (Peace, 1921)
    7. Facit 555-56, H162. Scott () 1964. Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Lit, 1931)
    8. Facit 572-73, H175. Scott () 1966. Nathan Soderblom (Peace, 1930)
    9. Facit 750, H250. Scott () 1971. Nils Holgersson, from book by Selma Lagerlof.
    10. Facit 1268, Scott ( ) 1983. The Red Cross
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A Specialized Listing of the Nobel Stamps

50th Anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death Scott 380-82, Facit 372-72
Dec 10, 1947. Two stamps
    20 ore red
  1. Coil (81.6 million)
  2. Booklet- perf 3 sides w/ right or left imperf.
    Booklet (H 80) contains 1 pane of 20 stamps. (382a)

    30 ore blue

  3. Coil (4.3 million)
Watch for: coil pairs used or on cover

FDC:

  1. PFFS. No cachet. Inner card with two sides of Swedish text & photo of 20 ore. Cover franked with 20 ore coil, booklet pair, 30 ore.

  2. Unk. Brown photo of Nobel as cachet with life dates. I have it franked with only the 20 ore coil, and only the 20 ore booklet (left side imperf). Registered to USA
  3. Unk. Small uncacheted envelope with FDC cancels franked with booklet pair at left and both coils at right. (to Denmark)
Uses: With in a year of release

  1. 20 ore (2) airmail to USA 1947. Cover marked 9g, "Not paid/for airmail" No due marking and no receiver.

  2. 20 ore coil pair + 10 ore Tegner + 5 ore Gustaf V (=55 ore) on 1947 airmail cover to USA.

  3. 30 ore on covers to Canada and USA.

    Later uses:

  4. 20 ore coil pair airmail to USA 1955

  5. 20 ore coil pair & single + 10 ore Tegner coil pair & single (=90ore) on aerogram to USA in 1971.


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    NOTES The 1996 Nobel stamps came with a label attached at the right. It has a white background upon which a blue rectangle is printed with drop out lettering saying "PRIORTAIRE / 1:a-klassbrev". This means First Class Letter. According to the "Bulletin" #6 for 1996 "[t]his is a special discount offer for Swedes who want to send postcards or letters to Europe or the rest of the world. Instead of the regular postage (SEK6.00 or 7.50) a postcard or letter up to 20g will only cost SEK5 anywhere in the world. The offer only stands until 31 December 1996." (p9)

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