Stamps of Sweden and Finland: The Earlier Issues by Ernest Harold Wise soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Heinemann, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Number 6 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Frontispiece;
From the cover: Among the most popular stamps in the world are those of Sweden and Finland.
The earlier issues from these countries are also some of the most challenging in philately.
This new book provides a truly detailed guide to these fascinating stamps and, as such, has long been sought by collectors. With its companion volume, Stamps of Denmark, Iceland, and Norway, an overall picture of the whole of Greater Scandinavia is possible.
The author is a well-known contributor in serious and light-hearted vein to many journals. Now in his two books he throws lighten many of the philatelic problems which he has grappled with and sometimes had to solve for himself. Much original study is documented in their pages, together with exhaustive information on printings, shades, varieties, and forgeries.
As a guide both to forming and writing-up a collection of the earlier stamps of Scandinavia the companion books are indispensable reading and reference for philatelists, both amateur and professional. Numerous illustrations enhance works which will find a valued place in all philatelic libraries.
In the Heinemann Philatelic series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted, more heavily to the top edge. Show room stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 168 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 7½”.