Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland)
The catalog is organized according to collection areas. Cataloguing within these sections is chronological, based on issue date. Special stamp types, like official stamps, are located at the end of a collection area section. In order to assist collectors organize their stamps, numerous illustrations are provided, as well as information on similar stamps to help avoid possible mix-ups.
|Scandinavian collection areas have always enjoyed great popularity, particularly among collectors of classic stamps. Since the previous edition of the MICHEL Scandinavia title, specially old Danish and Icelandic issues have increased in value, some of them significantly.
The appraisal for MiNo. 1, issued by Iceland in 1873, in cancelled condition recently has increased to € 3,000. Even though the number of issues of 40,000 stamps was not really low for the classic period, the five values are rare gems in another way as well: These stamps are the only Skildingar postage stamps issued by Iceland as you will merely find nominal Króna and Aurar values since the monetary reform of 1875.
When hunting down such small treasures, the Michel Catalog Skandinavien 2023/2024 (E10) will support you all the way!
Photo: Iceland MiNo. 1a
Source: unknown, PD-old-100, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=752034
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of Scandinavian countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
108th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 7 July 2023
The 2023/2024 MICHEL Scandinavia covers the popular collection areas of Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Our MICHEL Europe catalogues are essential reference books for any committed philatelist. They provide versatile and easy-to-find information about classic stamps as well as modern curiosities. The occasions for issuing stamps reflect current affairs. Philately can thus make a valuable contribution to the international understanding even in times as challenging as currently.
The editorial improvements cover the whole edition. After Denmark examiners have confirmed the existence of the Prussian-blue 2-Skilling stamp from 1872 with its upside-down margin, we were able to list this MICHEL number again. In Norway we discovered an interesting re-issue of the 50-krona-post horn postage stamp from 2014. Unlike the perforated original issue, this issue is punched. You will find a modified classification “Cancelled“ regarding the Greenland MiNo. 17-25 and the package stamps from 1915. Due to the information provided by the Postal Administration of Greenland we were also able to complement new numbers of issue. In the areas
of Iceland and Denmark we edited the stamp booklet price list to make it even more precise.
The revision and updating of price quotations was another focal point. You will notice stable to slightly higher appraisals of classic stamps from Denmark and Iceland, where this applies particularly to cancelled pieces. Contemporary Danish type variations find buyers, too, resulting in rising prices. FDCs of the “Queen Margrethe“ and ”Small State Crest“ postage series are also among the winners.
This edition contains all novelties recorded in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 6/2023. We recommend a subscription as of No. 7/2023 or MICHEL Online so as to stay updated and not overlook any future issues.
The Editorial Team enjoyed the active support of numerous collectors, examiners and dealers, whom they want to thank for their valuable help. We wish our readers great fun with their wonderful hobby and the new 2023/2024 MICHEL Scandinavia.
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