Norway Harald Damsleth Graphics Artist and Devils Advocate

Stylistically, the philatelic work of the Norwegian artist, Harald Damsleth, must rate as one of the most powerful and easily identifiable. Even though his loyalties to the Norwegian fascist regime make the themes of most of his commercial illustrations repugnant…...

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Spitsbergen The Last Cruise before WW1

Between the 30th July and the 1st August 1914, a Mister (or Mrs./Miss ?) E. Auerbach went to the bonded store of the Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) steam cruiser, the “Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm” (PFW, see card opposite), and bought a pre-stamped…...

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Spitsbergen “Correspondance Spéciale” Lettercards of 1900

Originally Published in December 2006Specially produced for a limited number of Spitsbergen tourists in 1900, these lettercards are probably the oddest items in the Spitsbergen catalogue.   They certainly earn their place in the catalogue, as they bear a value etiquette…...

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Norway The London Stamps of WW II

Originaly Published September 2005 The story of the London stamps is fairly well documented, but many collectors appear not to know much about them, and it is worth telling here. Perhaps because they’re cheap, readily available, and fulfilled no real…...

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