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SA 25 – Norway Dramnex FDCs

At the time of the issue of the Norwegian SA stamp (18.02.1988), a National Philatelic Youth Excibition was held in Drammen – the Dramnex Exhibition. Two special postmarks was used; a Dramnex PM specially made for the exhibition and a Drammen PM picturing a local known site; Bragenes torg. Here are two different version shown double cancelled with these two PMs.

SA 25 - Dramnex w/ 2 Dramnex PMs
SA 25 - Dramnex w/ 2 Drammen PMs

SA 25 – Norway – FD info sheet

SA 25 – Unlisted FD info sheet

An unlisted FD info sheet was just obtained – not seen before. The Norwegian SA stamps with correct FD cancel is attached. Detailed info about the motifs on the stamps (in Norwegian). Issued: 18 February 1988. Standard postmark Oslo. Size 145 x 210. According to info given, this is a forerunner of the Philatelic Post, an official PO info sheet about new issues (like a bulletin). Someone has been clever enough to attach the stamps on the preprinted pictures, and have them first day cancelled. A similar practice as that of the US Ranto cachets

 

 

SA 25 – More Svalbard FDCs – Norway 1988

SA 25 – Svalbard – Ny-Ålesund

Two more characteristic Polar FDCs have been obtained. They are picturing a map of Norway and Svalbard, with a Polar bear on top and the text: North Pole. The cachet has been used on a series of FDCs issued on Svalbard. The new with these two are the pictorial PMs cancelled at NY-Ålesund and Bjørnøya (an island south of Svalbard, halfway to Norway). Pictured here with the Norwegian Salvation Army stamps issued in 1988 to commemorate the centenary of the SA in Norway. Remarkable items, must be rare, they are seldom seen on Norwegian auctions. Similar covers have been cancelled at Sveagruva, Longearbyen and Isfjord. 

SA 25 – Bjørnøya – Svalbard postcard

SA 25 – Svalbard FDCs – Norway

SA 25 – Svalbard – Reindeer PM
I wish you all a happy new 2019!! Two rare Norwegian FDCs are shown here on the new year’s day: A very characteristic Svalbard FDC cachet picturing a map of Norway and Svalbard, with a Polar bear on top and the text: North Pole. This is a far north as you can get!!  The cachet seems to have been used on a series of FDCs issued on Svalbard. At least two PMs have been seen, the Reindeer logo used at Longearbyen and the Polar bear logo used at Isfjord. Pictured here with the Norwegian Salvation Army stamps issued in 1988 to commemorate the centenary of the SA in Norway. Remarkable items, must be rare, they are seldom seen on Norwegian auctions.

SA 25 – Svalbard – Polar bear PM

SA 25 – Unlisted Norwegian FDCs

SA 25 – Reference cover – SA FDC Gjøvik

This Salvation Army cover from a local corps (Gjøvik) turned up on a Norwegian auction. Unfortunately I did not get hold of it.

This cover has not been seen before and is not listed in the SA catalogue. Must be RARE! Gjøvik corps is located a couple of hours north of Oslo.

Another unlisted cover was also seen this week with a Sami & reindeer vignette. It was sold for approx. £95 and must be a very rare item.

SA 25 – Reference cover – Sami vignette