SWEDEN

The first five stamps of Sweden were issued on 1 July 1855. King Oscar II first appeared on stamps in 1885; and a bicoloured definitive series was issued in 1891. 1903 saw the first Swedish commemorative stamp. Famous people depicted on Swedish stamps include many Nobel Prize laureates, Queen Christina, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Montelius, Alfred Nobel and many more. So far Sweden has issued about 2300 commemorative stamps and 170 definitive stamps. The "Treskilling" Yellow, or 3 skilling banco error of color is one of the rarest stamps in the world and has fetched astronomic sums at auction.

There are 28 items in this category

SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1970 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from FROLUNDA TO AVENZA VIA CHIASSO (entry post office from Switzerland) NICE V FROLUNDA 1 parcel label + SIMILAR TRELLEBORG LABEL with various legible circle date stamps including TRELLEBORG UPAK B, VASTRA..., FIRENZE FERR (OVIA) DOGANA and CHIASSO STAZIONE (CO) A (CHIASSO RAILWAY STATION COMO - A) plus straight (2 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 200 DA TRAMUTARSI // IN FRANCOBOLLI SPECIALI PER PACCHI (CHARGE 200 LIRE BY USING / SPECIAL STAMPS FOR PARCEL POST) on back 200 Lire PARCEL POST STAMP canceled cds POSTE AVENZA (on arrival at destination) (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $52.00
Item Id #009013    See Details...
1998 HANDICRAFTS 2 values + Booklet Pane MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: 1998 HANDICRAFTS 2 values + Booklet Pane MNH
Price: $18.00     Sale Price! $15.00
Item Id #013496    See Details...
1998 FLOWERS VERTICAL PAIR MINT NEVER HINGED MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: 1998 FLOWERS VERTICAL PAIR MINT NEVER HINGED MNH
Price: $4.50     Sale Price! $3.50
Item Id #013497    See Details...
HORSES EQUESTRIAN SPORTS COMPLETE SET 2011 on FIRST DAY COVER
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: HORSES EQUESTRIAN SPORTS COMPLETE SET 2011 on FIRST DAY COVER
Description: OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $20.00
Item Id #003793    See Details...
NOBEL PRIZE SCIENCE MARIE CURIE 2012 JOINT ISSUE FIRST DAY COVER Limited Supply
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: NOBEL PRIZE SCIENCE MARIE CURIE 2012 JOINT ISSUE FIRST DAY COVER Limited Supply
Price: $21.00
Item Id #003794    See Details...
SWEDEN MUSIC BALLET AUBER BALL MASQUE GUSTAV III JOINT ISSUE FRANCE rare FDC
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN MUSIC BALLET AUBER BALL MASQUE GUSTAV III JOINT ISSUE FRANCE rare FDC
Description: DANIEL- FRANCOIS ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871) studied with Luigi Cherubini and composed 40 operas including La Muette de Portici – also known as Masaniello - ( 1828 ) and Fra Diavolo ( 1830 ) which have, to this day, remained in the repertory. La Muette de Portici marked the advent of grand opera in Paris; it has also been credited with generating such enthusiasm for civil and constitutional rights that when, in 1830, it was performed at the Brussels opera house it ignited a riot that gave birth to the Belgian revolution. Other major operas include: Le domino noir (1837), Les diamants de la Couronne(1841 ), Haydee (1847), and Manon Lescaut (1856). The libretto of his Le Philtre was translated and adapted for Donizetti’s exceedingly famous L’Elisir d’Amore. Similarly, the libretto for Auber’s Gustave III was adapted for Mercadante’s Il Reggente; and later on, for Verdi’s famous Un Ballo in Maschera. In 2012 France and Sweden - in a joint issue - commemorated Auber and his opera Gustav III. In 1842, Auber became the successor of Cherubini as the head of the Conservatoire of Paris. Pictured here is a limited edition Maximum Card with the French stamp depicting Auber postmarked by the post office of Paris Opera. This is not the first time France honours Auber with a postage stamp; in fact, a commemorative stamp for Auber was issued in 1971.
Price: $24.00
Item Id #003795    See Details...
SWEDEN MUSIC BALLET AUBER BALL MASQUE GUSTAV III MINIATURE SHEET MNH 2012
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN MUSIC BALLET AUBER BALL MASQUE GUSTAV III MINIATURE SHEET MNH 2012
Description: DANIEL- FRANCOIS ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871) studied with Luigi Cherubini and composed 40 operas including La Muette de Portici – also known as Masaniello - ( 1828 ) and Fra Diavolo ( 1830 ) which have, to this day, remained in the repertory. La Muette de Portici marked the advent of grand opera in Paris; it has also been credited with generating such enthusiasm for civil and constitutional rights that when, in 1830, it was performed at the Brussels opera house it ignited a riot that gave birth to the Belgian revolution. Other major operas include: Le domino noir (1837), Les diamants de la Couronne(1841 ), Haydee (1847), and Manon Lescaut (1856). The libretto of his Le Philtre was translated and adapted for Donizetti’s exceedingly famous L’Elisir d’Amore. Similarly, the libretto for Auber’s Gustave III was adapted for Mercadante’s Il Reggente; and later on, for Verdi’s famous Un Ballo in Maschera. In 2012 France and Sweden - in a joint issue - commemorated Auber and his opera Gustav III. In 1842, Auber became the successor of Cherubini as the head of the Conservatoire of Paris. Pictured here is a limited edition Maximum Card with the French stamp depicting Auber postmarked by the post office of Paris Opera. This is not the first time France honours Auber with a postage stamp; in fact, a commemorative stamp for Auber was issued in 1971.
Price: $10.65
Item Id #011221    See Details...
1970 ARCTICA Stamp Booklet MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #857a
Condition: 1970 ARCTICA Stamp Booklet MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $5.00
Item Id #012820    See Details...
1978 MUSHROOM STAMPS BOOKLET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1264a
Condition: 1978 MUSHROOM STAMPS BOOKLET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #012821    See Details...
1979 ROCOCO PAINTING PORCELAIN SILVER STATUE MINI SHEET
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1298
Condition: 1979 ROCOCO PAINTING PORCELAIN SILVER STATUE MINI SHEET
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.25
Item Id #003979    See Details...
ASTRID LINDGREN CHILDREN'S BOOKS ILLUSTRATOR 1987 BOOKLET MINT NH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1640a
Condition: ASTRID LINDGREN CHILDREN'S BOOKS ILLUSTRATOR 1987 BOOKLET MINT NH
Price: $40.00     Sale Price! $35.00
Item Id #010433    See Details...
1987 CHRISTMAS BIRDS & HORSES MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1657-1660
Condition: 1987 CHRISTMAS BIRDS & HORSES MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.70
Item Id #003978    See Details...
1990 PAPER PRODUCTION * NEWSPAPER - stamp booklet MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1840a
Condition: 1990 PAPER PRODUCTION * NEWSPAPER - stamp booklet MNH
Price: $7.50
Item Id #012819    See Details...
1991 FISH SE TENANT PAIR USED FINE
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #1867-1868
Condition: 1991 FISH SE TENANT PAIR USED FINE
Price: $0.50
Item Id #014328    See Details...
1997 CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD 3 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2256-2258
Condition: 1997 CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD 3 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: 1997 CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD 3 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013488    See Details...
1997 CHRISTMAS ANGELS PRIORITY MAIL PAIR MINT NH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2259-2260
Condition: 1997 CHRISTMAS ANGELS PRIORITY MAIL PAIR MINT NH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013489    See Details...
1998 TIGERS & PHOTOGRAPHER vertical pair MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2261-2262
Condition: 1998 TIGERS & PHOTOGRAPHER vertical pair MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013486    See Details...
PAINTINGS FUNGUS SWEDEN 1998 SCOTT 2263-2265 MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2263-2265
Condition: PAINTINGS FUNGUS SWEDEN 1998 SCOTT 2263-2265 MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $5.75
Item Id #008524    See Details...
1998 VALENTINES PAIR MINT NH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2266-2267
Condition: 1998 VALENTINES PAIR MINT NH
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013487    See Details...
1998 TRADE UNIONS 1 value MINT NH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2268
Condition: 1998 TRADE UNIONS 1 value MINT NH
Price: $1.90
Item Id #013491    See Details...
1998 BUILDINGS - FIRE STATION ETC 5 values Vertical Strip MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2269-2273
Condition: 1998 BUILDINGS - FIRE STATION ETC 5 values Vertical Strip MNH
Price: $10.00     Sale Price! $9.00
Item Id #013492    See Details...
1998 QUEEN CHRISTINA MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2274
Condition: 1998 QUEEN CHRISTINA MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.00
Item Id #013490    See Details...
1998 OPERA HOUSE * STOCKHOLM * SAIL BOATS FIREWORKS 8 values MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2281-2288
Condition: 1998 OPERA HOUSE * STOCKHOLM * SAIL BOATS FIREWORKS 8 values MNH
Price: $15.50     Sale Price! $13.50
Item Id #013493    See Details...
1998 CRUISE SHIP MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2289
Condition: 1998 CRUISE SHIP MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.00
Item Id #013494    See Details...
SWEDEN FESTIVALS 1998 SCOTT 2291a MNH
Country: SWEDEN
Catalog #: Scott #2291a
Condition: SWEDEN FESTIVALS 1998 MNH
Description: SWEDEN FESTIVALS 1998 SCOTT 2291a MNH
Price: $7.00
Item Id #009599    See Details...