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Local Stamps

1856 Inscription 'FRIMARKE FOR LOKALBREF'

  (1 Sk) black
  (3 o) olive

These stamps should have perforation 14.

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 Sk****** 
3 oRR 

Note the typical star cancel on the following stamp:

Reprints:

Reprints exist of both stamps. The reprints can most often be distinguished by studying the center of the right border wich is usually distorted in different ways on the reprints (broken, ring or color dot). Information obtained thanks to Lasse Hult.

Forgeries:

Forgeries also exist (Fournier offers both of them for 2 Swiss Francs in his 1914 pricelist as first choice forgeries and at least 4 other types of forgeries exist).


(Two forgeries, note that they don't have dots on the 'A' of 'FRIMARKE')

If anybody posesses more information concerning these forgeries, please contact me!

 

Other Local issues

for Stockholm:

For more local issues see Bypost stamps.


Postage Due Stamps

1874 Inscription 'LOSEN'

  1 o black
  3 o red
  5 o brown
  6 o yellow
  12 o red
  20 o blue
  24 o violet
  30 o green
  50 o brown
  1 Kr blue and brown

These stamps are perforated 14 or 13 (after 1877).

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 
3 occ 
5 occ 
6 occ 
12 oc* 
20 occ 
24 o** 
30 occ 
50 occ 
1 K*** 

Overprinted 'FRIMARKE LANDSTORMEN FRIMARKE' (War issue, 1916)

  5 o + 5 o on 1 o black
  5 o + 5 o on 3 o red
  5 o + 5 o on 5 o brown
  5 o + 10 o on 6 o yellow
  5 o + 15 o on 12 o red
  10 o + 20 o on 20 o blue
  10 o + 40 o on 24 o violet
  10 o + 20 o on 30 o green
  10 o + 40 o on 50 o brown
  10 o + 90 o on 1 K blue and 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
5 o + 5 o on 1 o** 
5 o + 5 o on 3 o** 
5 o + 5 o on 5 o** 
5 o + 10 o on 6 o** 
5 o + 15 o on 12 o** 
10 o + 20 o on 20 o** 
10 o + 40 o on 24 o**** 
10 o + 20 o on 30 o** 
10 o + 40 o on 50 o **** 
10 o + 90 o on 1 K RR 

Official stamps

1874 Arms of Sweden, inscription 'TJENSTEFRIMARKE'

1 Kr blue and brown

  2 o orange (1889)
  3 o brown
  4 o grey
  5 o green
  6 o grey
  10 o red
  12 o blue
  20 o red
  20 o blue (1893)
  24 o yellow
  30 o brown
  50 o red
  50 o grey (1893)
  1 Kr blue and brown

These stamps are perforated 14 or 13 (after 1877).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 occPerforation 13 only
3 occ 
4 occ 
5 ocvc 
6 o**** 
10 ocvc 
12 o** 
20 o red*c 
20 o blue*vcPerforated 13 only
24 o*** 
30 o*vc 
50 o red*** 
50 o grey*c 
1 K*c 

Overprinted with crown in blue


(Reduced size)

  10 o on 12 o blue
  10 o on 24 o yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 o on 12 o**Perforation 13 only
10 o on 24 o****Perforation 13 only
Forgeries:

Some modern forgeries, created with a scanner and printer (probably) were made by a forger from Hialeah (Florida), they are often referred to as Hialeah forgeries. Most of the details are very poor and the sizes are incorrect. I have seen the values 6 o, 30 o and 1 Kr.


(Hialeah forgeries, reduced sizes)

 

1910 Arms, smaller size, inscription 'TJENSTEFRIMARKE'


(Reduced size)

  1 o black
  2 o yellow
  3 o brown (1918)
  4 o violet
  5 o green
  7 o green (1918)
  8 o red
  10 o red
  12 o red (1918)
  15 o brown
  20 o blue
  25 o orange
  30 o brown
  35 o violet (1911)
  50 o grey
  1 Kr black on yellow
  5 K red on yellow

These stamps have perforation 13 x 13 1/2 and watermark 'Crown' (1910) or 'Wavy lines' (1911)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Crown'
1 ocvc 
2 occ 
4 occ 
5 ocvc 
8 occ 
10 ocvc 
15 occ 
20 o*vc 
25 o*c 
30 o*vc 
50 o*c 
1 K** 
5 K**** 
With watermark 'Wavy lines'
1 occ 
2 occ 
3 occ 
4 occ 
5 ocvc 
7 occ 
8 o**** 
10 ocvc 
12 occ 
15 ocvc 
20 o*vc 
25 o*vc 
30 o*vc 
35 o*vc 
50 o*c 

In 1920 the values some values were overprinted 'LUFTPOST' to serve as airmail stamps (10 on 3 o, 20 on 2 o and 50 on 4 o). Some very rare inverted overprints exist of these stamps. By the way these misprints have been forged, I have seen some modern Hialeah forgeries (stamp and overprint forged), made with a computer scanner and printer.


Telegraph stamps

Examples, inscription 'KONGL. TELEGRAFVERKET' or 'KUNGL. TELEGRAFVERKET', arms in the middle with electrical sparks:

I have no further information concerning these stamps.


Fiscal stamps

Examples:


(1881 issue)

In the above design were issued in 1881: 10 o, 15 o, 20 o, 25 o, 30 o, 40 o, 50 o, 60 o, 75 o (all in brown), 1 K, 2 K, 3 K, 4 K, 5 K, 6 K, 7 K, 8 K, 9 K, 10 K, 15 K, 20 K, 25 K (all in red), 50 K, 75 K, 100 K, 200 K and 500 K (all in blue). Some overprints seem to exist (made in 1910): 5 o on 75 o, 20 o on 75 o and 30 o on 75 o.


(1895 issue)

This design was issued in 1895; the following values exist: 20 o, 25 o, 30 o ,40 o, 50 o, 60 o, 80 o (all in brown), 1 K, 1.20 K, 1.50 K, 2 K, 3 K, 4 K, 5 K, 6 K, 7 K, 8 K, 9 K, 10 K, 12 K, 12.5 K, 15 K, 20 K, 25 K, 30 K (all in red), 50 K, 75 K, 100 K, 200 K and 500 K (all in blue). Some surcharges were made in 1910: 20 s on 40 o, 20 o on 60 o and 20 o on 60 o.


('VEXEL STAMPEL')

The above 'VEXEL STAMPEL' was issued in 1887 in only 1 value: 1 K blue and black.

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


Postal Stationery


(Reduced sizes)

I have also seen a value 6 (SEX) o lilac, 10 (TIO) o red. The 2 (TVA) o seems to be only for local envelopes.


(Official postcard; 'Tjenstebrefkort', 6 o brown posthorn)


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