Postiljonen Auction Highlights

25 Mar 2019  Mon

Postiljonen is going to offer several interesting postage stamps from Scandinavia and other countries on 29th and 30 March at Oresundshuset, Hans Michelsensgatan 9, in Malmo, Sweden. A special catalogue is dedicated for part 6 of the Gummesson Grand Prix D’honneur collection of Finland.

A First Day Cover of Norway’s first stamp, the 4-skilling blue, issued on 1st January 1855, is going to be offered at a starting bid of €10,000. Only two known First Day Covers of this type exist today. The stamp on the cover front is marked in black by a grid postmark. The postmark reads “KONGSVINGER 1.1 1855”.

A cover mailed from Stockholm to Stettin in 1857, franked with a strip of three Swedish1855 6-skilling banco grey stamps and a single 3sk blue-green stamp, is going to be offered at a starting bid of €25,000. It’s the largest strip featuring the 6-skilling stamp. The cover was owned by Col. Edward H.R. “Ned” Green.

A rare 1858 Rancken cover, franked with six of the 1856-58 5-kopeck blue Finnish stamps with small pearls is going to be offered at a starting bid of €75,000. One strip contains five stamps which are the largest recorded strip containing the 5-kopeck stamps. The item is a part of a Gummesson collection.

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