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History of Iceland Stamps

Iceland Stamps - Danish stamps were made available for use in Iceland in 1873 and identified by their numeral postmarks “236” and “237” allocated to Reykjavik and Seydisfjordur. In 1776 a postal system had been established in Iceland by royal decree. An annual mail-boat service between Reykjavik and Copenhagen was introduced two years later and gradually this service was extended.
Almost a century later in 1875 Iceland joined the UPU as a Danish possession. This was followed in 1876 by a new currency for Iceland alone. In 1918 Iceland became an independent constitutional monarchy under the Danish crown.
The first airmails from the island began in 1928. This was the easiest means of transporting mail internally and many small and local services were inaugurated. Iceland was declared an independent republic in May 1944, following a plebiscite. It has remained thus ever since and has maintained close links with Western Europe. Iceland stamps are magnificent and often depict Iceland’s exceptional terrain and deep links with the ocean. We recommend the excellent stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons Part 11 “Scandinavia” catalogue and the FACIT “Frimarkskatalog Special” which is specialised and bilingual including English.

Iceland Stamps

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  • Lot 502 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    ICELAND - 1928-29 10a and 50a Air overprinted set SG 156/157, fine mint (2)
  • Lot 503 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    ICELAND - 1930 10a blue Air, Millenary, SG 173, very fine used.
  • Lot 504 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    ICELAND - 1931 'Zeppelin' overprinted Air set complete, SG 179/181, VFM (3)
  • Lot 505 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    ICELAND - 1939 New York Fair complete set, SG 238/241, fine used (4)
  • Lot 506 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £45

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    ICELAND - 1940 New York Fair complete overprinted set, SG 257/260, VFM (4)
  • Lot 507 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    ICELAND - LABEL 1911 Falcon Charity Christmas Seal NHM
  • Lot 508 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    ICELAND - STAMP pictorial embossed postcard (Zieher, c.1905), used.
  • Lot 2226 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £220 - £240

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    ICELAND - 1873 2sk blue perf 14x13½, SG 1 (Facit 1), mint with large part OG. Fresh and attractive.
  • Lot 2227 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £120 - £150

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    ICELAND - 1914-18 20a blue Kings, wmk Multi Crosses, Scott 107 (SG 115, Michel 82, Facit 97), never hinged mint with natural gum streaks.
  • Lot 2228 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £95

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    ICELAND - 1925 30a on 50a & 50a on 5k surcharges, Mi 112/13, never hinged mint (2 stamps).

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