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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Scandinavia, most recent first.
Denmark to Palestine 1940 censored
Denmark to Palestine 1940 censored
Airmail envelope franked with 50ore and 1kr King Christian portrait issue (SG 283-4); from Copenhagen to Haifa, Palestine, April 1940; vf hexagon cachet 'Palestine Passed by Censor No 1143'; faint arrival d/s (of addressee) 12 April 1940; m/s note 'last letter received before Nazi occupation'; fine scarce cover

Reference: S976
£30.00

Mixed franking Norway and Iceland 1966
Mixed franking Norway and Iceland 1966
Norwegian America Line Postcard of Arctic Cruise ship 2 August 1966; m/s BERGENSFJORD; red h/s 'Arctic Exploration Cruises' franked with 35 Norway map of Svalbard (SG 468) cancelled Longyearbyen 6 Aug 1966, and Iceland 10 aur horse (SG 355) cancelled Reykjavik 2 August 1966; with cachet of ship 'on cruise' 6 August 66, to Bergen; signed by master of the ship and the postmaster, attractive combination

Reference: S939
£25.00

GB 1st Flight England-Scandinavia 1936
GB 1st Flight England-Scandinavia 1936
GB KGV 2½d on special airmail envelope inscribed 'Opening of the Air Mail Service by British Airways, England-Scandinavia'; from London 17 March 1936, b/s MALMO 17 March 1936

Reference: S905
£20.00

Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Rough paper envelope marked 'Portofrei' in m/s, to the Danish Red Cross POW agency; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Kufstein, Tyrol, 1 April 1917; Red Cross h/s "Freuen-Zweig-Verein/Kufstein"; triangular censor h/s "Zensur Abteillung, Wien"; seal on reverse "Geschlossen von d. Zensur d. GZNB"

Reference: S904
£25.00

Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
PS card 3 ore red cancelled with VF d/r cds Stockholm 3 HOT.4; to Kiel, 26 June 1901; railway d/s PKXP. No 2 A. INR. N. 27 June; d/r bridged arrival cds Kiel 1p 27 June 1901; on reverse superb blue cachet Kaiserlich Deutsches General-Konsulat in Stockholm, fine attractive item

Reference: S860
£24.00

Denmark to Switzerland 1945 censoredDenmark to Switzerland 1945 censored
King's Head issue 3x20o +10o on airmail envelope, cancelled Sonderberg 21 July 1945 to Geneva; opened by Danish Censor, with inspection tape sealed by small violet 'Crown 308 Danmark' cachet; no b/s; a neat attractive cover

Reference: S845
£20.00

Sweden to UK 1904
Sweden to UK 1904
Sweden to UK 1904
2 x 5 ore King's Head cancelled bridge dotted d/r cds Stockholm RG 4, 20 December 1904; arrival duplex 588 Okehampton, re-addressed to Junior Conservative Club, Albermarle Street, London; on fine PPC of musicians and dancers at SKANSEN

Reference: S794
£20.00

German Zonal issue to Sweden, 1947
German Zonal issue to Sweden, 1947
Allied Zone numeral issue 2x2pfg, 8pfg, Workers 2pfg, 6pfg, 25pfg to make 45 pfg rate, on a postcard from Göttingen to Stockholm, cancelled with Göttingen illustrated d/s; no b/s or arrival d/s

Reference: S791
£21.00

Russian Finland, censored 1915
Russian Finland, censored 1915
Russian stamps used in Finland: 15 x 2 kopek gtreen, from Helsinki to Copenhagen 7 August 1915; censor band in Russian, Finnish, and Danish; red censor text h/s; spectacular and rare

Reference: S790
£25.00

Cannes Film Festival 1946 to Oslo, returned
Cannes Film Festival 1946 to Oslo, returned
Cannes Film Festival Air Day; Gandon 2 fr & 15fr cancelled s/r cds 'Festival du Film, Cannes' + boxed cachet 'Cannes Journée de l'Air' with green festival labels, to Oslo, Sweden; h/s "RETUR"; b/s Oslo 29 September and returned to Cannes

Reference: S715
£15.00

Portugal to Halsingborg 1943 Censored
Portugal to Halsingborg 1943 Censored
2 x 1.75 Lusidas cancelled octagonal d/s Correio Aereo Lisboa, on envelope Lisbon to Halsingborg, Sweden 27 January 1943; German "Geöffnet" censor tape tied to envelope with Swastika cachets; inspectors' marks 2213, 2215, 6022 (red) & 62 (blue); on reverse red IV in circle; a spectacular censored cover

Reference: S670
£25.00

Portugal to Sweden 1941, censoredPortugal to Sweden 1941, censoredPortugal to Sweden 1941, censored
3 x 1.00 esc Rowland Hill, 2 x 5c, 1 x 40c on business envelope; cancelled d/r bridged cds C.T.T. Lisboa; by air to Göteborg, Sweden 16 August 1941; on reverse German censor tape with swastika cachets; small inspector's h/s 37 in circle and small red boxed 2418; attractive WW2 cover

Reference: S667
£25.00

Jersey to Copenhagen 1961 returned
Jersey to Copenhagen 1961 returned
Jersey to Copenhagen 1961 returned
GB 3d CEPT issue Jersey to Copenhagen, 19 September 1961 (2nd value lost in transit) cancelled Jersey slogan d/s, to a hotel; m/s "please forward"; cds Kobenhavn 23 Sept & 25 Sept 1961; purple h/s "OMKARTERINGS---/KOBENHAVN" (twice); large green h/s RETOUR and green boxed 'parti'; purple h/s "UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/RETURN TO SENDER" m/s "RETOUR in green with further h/s on reverse

Reference: S623
£30.00

Argentina to Sweden, 1943 censored
Argentina to Sweden, 1943 censored
Argentina to Sweden, 1943 censored
7 March 1943, Buenos Ayres to Stockholm. 30c, 40c, 1 peso pictorials on airmail envelope, doubly censored. Opened by censor and resealed with tape; examined by 4921 and similarly examined by 2940; m/s boxed 'Via New York Europa'; no b/s but an unusual wartime destination & routing £25.00

Reference: S584
£25.00

Denmark 1940 Censored to FinlandDenmark 1940 Censored to FinlandDenmark 1940 Censored to Finland
11 October 1940 15 øre overprinted 20 (SG 320) bridged s/r cds København OmK6 to Helsinki, Danish censor's tape Kontroleret P- og T 1 Danmark with red P&T cachet, from the period of the "Winter War", commercial & scarce

Reference: S569
£20.00

Sweden 1945 Red Cross censored to GBSweden 1945 Red Cross censored to GB
20 July 1945 King's Head issues 5, 2 x 10, 15 øre + 20 øre Red Cross commemorative, cancelled Stockholm machine d/s, opened by Censor & resealed with PC90 tape Examiner 1293, & added in MS 2055, airmail to Middlesbrough, no b/s, attractive immediate post war item

Reference: S568
£20.00

NORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABELNORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABEL
Posthorn design 5 x 1, 5 x 2, 5 x 3 øre + 10 & 20 øre (total 60 øre) cancelled with Oslo slogan d/s to Liverpool 13 December 1951(?) with added Norway Red Cross label, no b/s; a spectacular franking

Reference: S510
£20.00

ICELAND REGISTERED FRONT TO CHEMNITZ 1930ICELAND REGISTERED FRONT TO CHEMNITZ 1930
King's head issues 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8aur + 1kr & 7 + 35aur pictorials (total 1kr 69aur) (SG 116-18, 120-21, 129, 132, 151, 154) cancelled Isafjördur d/r bridged cds; registered label, Isafjördur to Chemnitz 7 January 1930, spectacular franking but a front only

Reference: S509
£20.00

SWEDEN 12 ØRE ON EARLY TRADE ENTIRE 1865
12 øre blue (SG8) used alone on illustrated trade letterhead Norrkoping to Ronneby(?)18 September 1865; a neat attractive cover, a filing fold just touches stamp

Reference: S508
£12.00

DENMARK "NEPA" PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1936DENMARK "NEPA" PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1936
Fine illustrated envelope "NEPA - Nordeuropæisk Frimærkeudstilling i Horsens 5-6-7 September 1936"; First Flight Horsens-Copenhagen with special red cachet, and with the datestamp of the Exhibition cancelling 50 øre & 5 øre stamps 5 September 1936, Copenhagen to Brussels; a striking & scarce combination

Reference: S496
£35.00

DENMARK MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO INDIA 1951DENMARK MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO INDIA 1951
11 stamps to a total of 260øre airmail from Hotel Cosmopolite, Copenhagen to New Delhi 2 October 1951, with arrival date 6 October; the reverse lacks most of the envelope flap, but a colourful franking and good destination

Reference: S495
£15.00

FINLAND, SCANDINAVIAN SETTLEMENT, AIRMAIL 1938FINLAND, SCANDINAVIAN SETTLEMENT, AIRMAIL 1938
3½ mk Tercentenary of Scandinavian Settlement in USA (SG 325) + 2p Lion, Helsinki 15 December 1938 to Switzerland, Airmail label & MS 'Flugpost', scarce used on commercial cover

Reference: S487
£15.00

AUSTRIA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO SWEDEN APRIL 1947AUSTRIA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO SWEDEN APRIL 1947
3 pictorials & 2 portrait issues cancelled d/r bridged cds Vienna 40 21 April 1947, to Sweden, registered; inspected and retaped with clear censor cachet No 402 of the 4-power Occupation Force (possibly 1 other stamp or label lost during inspection); no backstamp

Reference: S475
£15.00

SWEDEN CENSORED COVER TO LONDON 1915SWEDEN CENSORED COVER TO LONDON 1915SWEDEN CENSORED COVER TO LONDON 1915
Sweden 2 x King's Head issue on envelope, cancelled with neat Goteborg bridged cds in roller format 22 September 1915; opened by British Censor and resealed with tape inscribed 'Opened by Censor 178'; a faint London backstamp 29 September 1915; neat clean appearance

Reference: S348
£15.00

ENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUESENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUESENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUES
Denmark 40ø Galleon design on envelope Copenhagen to California 12 May 1941, opened & sealed by the German censor with large swastika 'Geöffnet' cachet; US handstamp 'charge to collect 6 cents' with 5c + 1c US Postage due stamps; to a Coastguard cutter "Dapnne"; a nice combination

Reference: S277
£16.00