Sweden Album ‘weeds’

The TPO cancel used on the last illustration reminds me to show you a recently encountered “album weed”, i.e. a philatelic item that should be expunged from any used stamp collection of Sweden. The stamp is a Lösen, (Swedish postage…...

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Sweden Currency Control WWII

(with translation/amplification by Peter Hellberg, as consented) Further to Swedish Notes in last issue of Contact on pp. 98-9, I send you some examples of currency control covers, and recommend that you extract relevant parts of the Ingemar Wågerman reference…...

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Denmark Cheapest FDC ever?

Scandinavian postal administrations happily service unaddressed FDC for the cost of the newly-issued stamps to be affixed to them, and parcel them up in bulk for dealers to retail them, and put fancy cancels on the stamps. Normally that is…...

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Sweden Africa Helicopter Mail

Airmail to Africa, then Helicopter Mail. One of the more unusual covers to come my way is the illustrated airmail flimsy that was sent from Göteborg to Liberia, West Africa, in 1957. Then it was transported in that country by…...

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