Home CD index CD volume 1 index CD volume 2 index
Preview of Stamps Catalogue CD : VOLUME 2

NORWAY 1878-1920

Return To Catalogue - Norway 1855-1877 - Spitsbergen - Local issues overview (bypost)

Note: on my website many of the pictures can not be seen! They are of course present in the cd's;
contact me if you want to purchase them:
.


For stamps of Norway issued from 1855 to 1877 click here.

1878 King Oscar facing the right

  1 Kr green (dark and lightgreen)
  1 1/2 Kr blue (dark and lightblue)
  2 Kr red and brown

There are 6 types (different in the value inscription) of each stamp.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 K*** 
1 1/2 K**** 
2 K**** 

 

1907 King Haakon VII facing the left

  1 Kr green
  1 1/2 Kr blue
  2 Kr red
  5 Kr violet

Two types exist of these stamps, with lined background behind the king and with solid background (1911). The 5 Kr only exists with solid background.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Lined background
1 K**** 
1 1/2 K****** 
2 K****** 
Solid background
1 K*vc 
1 1/2 K*c 
2 K**c 
5 K***c 

 

1914 Large sized stamps 100 years of constitution

  5 o green
  10 o red
  20 o blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 occ 
10 occ 
20 o** 

 

Example of a stamp issued in 1922 (standing lion):


Postage due stamps

1889 Inscription 'at betale' or 'a betale'

Inscription 'at betale' and 'PORTOMAERKE' 

  1 o olive
  4 o lilac
  10 o red
  15 o brown
  20 o blue
  50 o brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 occ 
4 occ 
10 occ 
20 o*c 
50 o*c 
Inscription 'a betale' and 'PORTOMERKE'(1923)

  4 o lilac
  10 o green
  20 o lilac
  40 o blue
  100 o orange
  200 o violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 o** 
10 occ 
20 o*c 
40 o*c 
100 o** 
200 o***** 

 

Many of these postage due stamps were overprinted with 'Post Frimerke' or 'POST' in 1929 to serve as postage stamps, example:


Telegraph stamps

Example, inscription 'DEN NORSKE RIKSTELEGRAF':


Parcel stamp?

Inscription 'PAKKEMAERKE OTTO LARSEN OMNIBUS BRAGERNAES TANGEN':


Fiscal stamps

Fiscal stamps of around 1900 (I guess), examples with inscription 'STEMPELMAERKE':


(Reduced size, other values exist)

I've also seen a 1.50 Kr in the colour grey and red. Other stamps in this design exist in only one colour:

A similar design exists, but with different lettering and ornaments (for example the ornaments in the value frame at the bottom are removed):

I have also seen the 1 Kr green (with lilac background).

Literature: 'Scandinavia Revenues European Philately 14' by J.Barefoot Ltd, 52 pages (I haven't seen this book myself).


Missonary stamps

N.M.S. post (Norsk Misjonsselskab), local stamps issued by norwegian missionars in Madagascar in 1894, imperforate

1) Value in local currency

The following two values exist: 'v.5' (value in Vari, colour black on white or black on yellow, to be used on letters) and 'e.1 v.5' (1 Era 5 Vari, colour black, to be used on parcels).

These stamps were always pen-cancelled (see image above).

2) Value in British Currency


(images obtained with permission from Dr. Reinhard Meyer)

There also seems to have been issued another serie in 1894 consisting of two stamps with inscription 'NMSs 1/3 post' and 'N.M.S.'s 1 post' (both in black colour and imperforate). More information can be found on: http://www.nordische-staaten.de/laender/Norwegen/Bypost/bypost.html (in German by Dr. Reinhard Meyer).


Return to sender stamps

1872 Inscription 'Som uindlost aabnet af Post-Departe-mentet' or 'Som ubesorget aabnet af Post-Departe-mentet'

  black on green (uindlost)
  black on green (ubesorget)
  black on lilac (ubesorget)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Unindlost** 
black on green (ubesorget) RR 
black on lilac **** 

 


Railway Stamps

1864 Inscription 'PAKKE FRIMAERKE THRONDHJEM - STOREN - JERNBANE'

I've seen the 2 Sk blue and 4 Sk red stamps in this design.

 


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

Home CD index CD volume 1 index CD volume 2 index
Preview of Stamps Catalogue CD : VOLUME 2