Postiljonen international stamp auction

October 15-16, 2010

Highlight of the sale: Classic Portugal Germany incl. German Reich airmail sheets “The Germania Airmail Find” Extensive selection Iceland Caribbean Maritime Mail Sweden, Gold medal collection coil stamps Classic Sweden, including postal history Faroe Islands, exhibition collection

Special Information

Short Terms and Conditions

Please note that the buyer’s premium is 20%. Buyer’s premium 16% only for: 1. Export to countries outside of EU. 2. V. A. T. registered dealers inside of EU (Not Swedish). V. A. T. numbers has to be forwarded to us in good time before the auction!
Please note that lots marked · in front of the lot no. are subject to importation V.A.T. 12% will be added to the auction price except for: 1. Export to countries outside of EU 2. V.A.T. registered dealers inside of EU (Not Swedish).

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Sale

  1. The auction is voluntary and lots are sold on behalf of the vendor to the highest bidder. The prices indicated against each lot are starting prices and not minimum prices. It must, however, be pointed out that the starting prices should reflect a low commercial value.

  2. All bids must be submitted in Euro to which is added 25% commission incl. Swedish VAT. Lots not picked up, are shipped on buyers risk. Postage, transport, insurance, bankcharges or charges on creditcard payments will be added. Exception: Only 20% commission for

    1. Export to countries outside of EU.

    2. V.A.T. registered dealers inside of EU, but outside of Sweden, who forward their V.A.T. registration number in good time before the auction.

Lots marked with a dot (•) after the lot numbers are subject to import V.A.T. 12% will be added to the hammer price, except for a and b above. Invoicing instructions must be received before or during the auction. Invoices can not be changed afterwards.
The bids are increased as follows:

  • 0-200 Euro, step of 10 Euro

  • 200-500 Euro, step of 20 Euro

  • 500-1.000 Euro, step of 50 Euro

  • 1.000-3.000 Euro, step of 100 Euro

  • 3.000-5.000 Euro, step of 200 Euro

  • 5.000-10.000 Euro, step of 500 Euro

  • 10.000-30.000 Euro, step of 1.000 Euro

  • 30.000-100.000 Euro, step of 2.000 Euro

  • 100.000- Euro, step of 5.000

Bids not corresponding with these steps might be reduced.

  1. Bids submitted are binding, and cancellation is only acceptable if received simultaneously with the bid. If bids are given on behalf of others, then the bidder is himself responsible for the fulfilment of the conditions of sale. The bidder is responsible for faulty mail bids and the same applies in misunderstandings in bids submitted by telephone, fax or through internet live-bidding. The bidder is personally responsible for any and all his purchases in the auction.

  2. Mail bids are dealt with conscientiousness, but without further responsibility to the auctioneer. The auctioneer reserves the right to regroup, split up or withdraw lots and can in case of misunderstandings or disagreements annul the bids and restart the bidding. The auctioneer can also withhold the assignment to undesirable persons or refuse them admittance to the auction-room without explanation. In case of two equal mail bids for the same object, this will be sold to the bidder whose bid was the first received. The mail bidder can write alternative bids and/or indicate a total maximum purchase limit.

  3. Payment is made in advance based on an advance invoice. The ownership of the objects remain with the vendor until the full invoice amount has been paid. If payment is not received 8 days from the invoice date, 2% interest per month is charged together with a fee of Euro 10,-. To this may be added additional documented expences. Has payment not been received 30 days after the invoice date or has the buyer refused to pay, then the objects in question can, without further notification, be reauctioned at the expense of the buyer.

  4. Lots are conscientiously described but faults may occur. Claims must be made at the latest 10 days after receipt of the lot and full payment has been made with reference to the invoice number. If a claim is accepted, the full hammer price + commission and eventual V.A.T. is refunded. Interest compensation can not be made.

  5. Request for extension must be made immediately and within 8 days from receipt. Certifier must be approved by the auctioneer. In case of a claim the auctioneer may demand a certificate from a well-known expert. Objects with certificates may, if the auctioneer regards it as justified, and if the original certifier is approved by the auctioneer, only be returned if two other well-known experts have certified a different opinion. Stamps with visible defects on photo (such as cuts, perforation, centering, cancellations etc.) can not be claimed. Returned objects must be in the same condition as when received. Lots of more than three stamps can not be claimed if one of the stamps has a minor defect. Large lots may contain both mint and used material. Collections and mixed lots are sold as is. A difference of approx. 10-20% must be accepted by the buyer.

  6. Submission of verbal or mail bids means that the bidder has accepted above conditions.

  7. Swedish law is applicable.

Catalogue numbers next to the object number is based on FACIT for Scandinavia and MICHEL for the rest of the world, if nothing else is stated.


Order and Payment

Mail and E-mail Bidders!

We always endeavor to simulate the actual auction situation for our mail bidders, you must however beforehand have determined the maximum you wish to pay for each lot and we will ensure that this maximum is not exceeded.

Your bids must be in Euro and divisible by 10.

The bidding always starts with the second highest mail bid plus the next increase (see condition of sale sect. 2). The bidding then continues between the bidders in the audience and the highest mail bidder.

We can also offer a "maximum service" which allows you to fix your total maximum purchase. The total of your individual bids may exceed your maximum, but we will ensure that your total purchase stays within the maximum requested.

Should there be two or more equal mail bids then the first bid received will buy the lot, so please submit your bids as early as possible.

We can only guarantee that your bids will be considered if we have received them before 12 a.m. on the day before the auction.


Financing the auction purchase

By leaving purchased lots as security, we are able to finance a large part of the total purchase for shorter or longer periods. Credit or payment arrangements must be agreed on in good time before the auction.


Payment by Credit Card

The credit cards we accept are MasterCard & VISA. You can pay by credit card at our office, or contact us at and we will send you a secure payment link by email. For security reasons it is not possible for us to do this registration on behalf of our customers. Please allow for necessary processing time.

A service charge of 3% will be added to your invoice total.

Shipping Information

For shipping we need your street address, mobile number and email address. For companies outside EU we also need the EORI-number.

Packages returned to Postiljonen due to failure or refusal, by the customer, to pay the duties or taxes are ineligible for a refund of shipping fees and will be subject to additional shipping fees. Fees charged by the carrier to Postiljonen due to failure or refusal to pay the duties or taxes by the customer, will be invoiced to the customer.

We always strive to ship as soon as possible. Please note that due to the large number of electronic payments made immediately after the auction, the volume of deliveries can be overwhelming and each will be handled in turn. Thanks for your understanding!


Please note that the buyer’s premium is 25%. Buyer’s premium 20% only for: 1. Export to countries outside of EU. 2. V. A. T. registered dealers inside of EU (Not Swedish). V. A. T. numbers has to be forwarded to us in good time before the auction!



Köparprovisionen är 25% för kunder inom EU. Momsregistrerade handlare, se ovan.


Import V.A.T.

Lots marked •

Please note that lots marked · in front of the lot no. are subject to importation V.A.T. 12% will be added to the auction price except for: 1. Export to countries outside of EU 2. V.A.T. registered dealers inside of EU (Not Swedish). V.A.T. numbers has to be forwarded to us in good time before the auction!



This auction is held in Euro. If there is anything you are wondering about regarding this, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Postiljonen AB
Box 537
S-201 25 Malmö

Tel: +46 (0)40 25 88 50
Fax: +46 (0)40 25 88 59





DENMARK incl. Schleswig






















SWEDEN single items incl. booklets




SWEDEN collections & mixed lots




SCANDINAVIA collections & mixed lots




ca. 12.30



NON-SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES in alphabetical order





Caribbean Maritime Mail




EUROPE & ALL WORLD collections & mixed lots




Auction Results