(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.
(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team
(1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled surrounded by signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.
(Maritime) 1899 Finnish picture postcard to Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland bearing mixed franking Russia 3k. cancelled framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ and Finland 1k. cancelled Stockholm cds, arrival cancels at base. A fine and scarce combination.
(Maritime) 1906 incoming 4k. Russian postal stationery card from Helsingfors, Finland to Sodertelge, posted on board ship with front showing framed Fran FINLAND maritime cachet together with Stockholm cds cancelling the stamp image; fine condition.
(WW2 Suspended Mail) 1944 (11.9.) cover addressed to Shanghai, China with stamps tied Tomelilla cds. The cover was stopped by the postmaster and a hand-written note commenting on the regulations and that the registration receipt has been returned, signed J Akesson. The registration label removed. Believed to be a unique device amongst service suspended/ return to sender devices.
1850 (7 Dec) entire to Carlshamn, Sweden franked 1849-50 25c. pair (cut into at top and touched elsewhere) and two 1f. tied by four grille handstamps with Cette despatch in association, annotated at top “franco Hambourg” and two framed oxidised red PF handstamps applied, reverse with Hamburg date stamp and double-ring K.S.& N.P.A. Hamburg transit of Royal Swedish-Norwegian Post Office, Ystad arrival on front. A standard entire to Sweden was 0.60Fr upto 7.5g., this entire is franked at 2f.50, a four times rate plus 10c. Alternatively it may be that with the “franco tous” under stamps the sender just wanted to ensure sufficient postage to destination, so maybe a normal tariff overfranked 1f.90. A very interesting First Issue cover, Soluphil Certificate.
1879 folded parcel form from Paris to Malmo, routed via Cologne and Hamburg. Franked on arrival with 1o., 6o. and 30o. plus thirteen 1kr. (vertical strips of five (2) and three) Postage Dues, cancelled by Malmo Paket cds; creasing that affects some stamps, fine appearance.
1891 (18 OCT.) envelope to Stockholm, Sweden endorsed (Postage stamps not prounable/ in the Territories) bearing double line violet oval The Niger Territories/ Post/ Office/ AKASSA date stamp, hexagonal framed ‘T’ applied in transit at Liverpool whose cds (18 Nov) appears on reverse, blue manuscript “40” applied on arrival and on reverse pair of 20opostage dues applied and tied Stockholm cds. A fine cover, opened out for display.
1896 (22/6) reduced parcel card Kalmar franked on front 1891 Oscar 5o. and 1886 1Kr. vertical strip of four and on reverse a further block of 10 and two strips of five, all tied by dotted circle Stockholm St. Paket date stamps; horizontal and vertical creases affecting some of the stamps otherwise fine and spectacular.
1901 10o. postal stationery reply card used from Constantinople to Stockholm bearing company handstamps front and back cancelled Constantinopel Deutsche Post cds of 30/4 that is overstruck by blue Stockholm arrival of 5/5; fine and rare.
1907 Daily Graphic Balloon flight card from London, the balloon descended near Tosse, Sweden on Oct 12th. This card was thrown overboard immediately before descent and posted by the finder at Mellerud back to UK with framed T handstamp and 2d. charge raised in UK. Also with an unused card and a postcard sized photo inscribed in Swedish showing crowd around balloon; good to fine condition.