View-1

View-2

7 aur and 50 aur

20 aur

 

View-3

10 aur and 35 aur

1925-34. Views and buildings after design of Icelandic artists. Typography executed by H. H. Thiele, Copenhagen. Size of sheet: 50. Sheet watermark cross. Comb. perf. 14 x 14½.

 

 

 

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115

7 aur green

(826.700)

900

340

55

100

115v1

Mirrored watermark

 

900

340

55

100

 

1. printing (12-9-1925) (274-M)

(503.900)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (14-11-1929) (368-A)

(216.550)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (24-2-1931) (402-Z)

(106.250)

 

 

 

 

116

10 aur brown/blue

(2.426.900)

900

340

8

30

116v1

Mirrored watermark

 

900

340

8

30

 

1. printing (12-9-1925) (274-Z)

(413.450)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (13-9-1926) (299-Z)

(1.008.400)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (18-4-1929) (353-X)

(512.300)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (8-8-1930) (385-X)

(493.250)

 

 

 

 

116v2

Hook on M on right side, pos. 15

 

1200

600

100

-

117

20 aur red

(4.107.200)

900

340

10

35

117v1

Mirrored watermark

 

900

340

10

35

 

1. printing (12-9-1925) (274-M)

(1.501.250)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (7-3-1928) (327-G)

(1.575.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (21-3-1929) (349-O)

(1.030.950)

 

 

 

 

117v2

Window to the left of the door deform pos. 33

 

1200

600

150

-

117v3

Dot to the left of the window pos. 27

 

1200

600

150

-

118

35 aur blue

(1.026.900)

1400

480

60

125

118v1

Mirrored watermark

 

1400

480

60

125

 

1. printing (12-9-1925) (274-M)

(303.950)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (25-8-1927) (316-K)

(336.100)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (6-8-1929) (360- )

(83.650)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (14-5-1930) (379- )

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (24-2-1931) (402-N)

(103.200)

 

 

 

 

119

50 aur green/brown

(905.750)

1400

480

20

40

119v1

Mirrored watermark

 

1400

480

20

40

 

1. printing (12-9-1925) (274-Z)

(207.400)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (15-8-1927) (316-H)

(245.300)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (14-11-1929) (368-Z)

(211.250)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (16-3-1932) (429-Y)

(201.100)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (23-8-1934) (463-Y) yellowgreen/brown

(40.700)

 

 

50

 

Valid until 31-12-1946.

This issue is perforated with small perforation needles which often result in a poor and irregular perforated stamps.

Mirrored sheetwatermark cross - see the inverted/mirrored watermark page.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Airmail 10 aur

Airmail 50 aur

1928-29. Airmail overprint. Local overprinting in black color.

 

 

 

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120

10 aur red (31-5-1928) (97) (143-Z)

(199.900)

25

20

75

200

120v1

ME connected in left FRĶMERKI, pos. 12, 32 52, 72 and 92

(9.995)

150

85

200

-

121

50 aur grey/lilacred (65) (29-6-1929)

(49.786)

900

500

550

800

121v1

"Tuft of hair", pos. 1 in every 8. sheet

 

1400

900

900

-

121v2

Big spies over the N-frame, pos. 80

 

1200

750

900

-

121v3

Colorline in L in ISLAND, pos. 15

 

1200

750

900

-

121v4

Big spies through the V-frame, pos. 16

 

1200

750

900

-

121o1

Missing tail on the plane

 

1200

750

900

-

121o2

Broken left ving

 

1200

750

900

-


Parliament 3 aur

Parliament 5 aur

1. January 1930. 1000th anniversary of the first session of the first Icelandic parliament. Drawn by different Icelandic artists and Ludwig Hesshaimer Wienna. Multicolored offsetprinting done by Elbemühl Wienna. Size of sheet: 120 (10 x 12). Without watermark. Comb. perf. 12½ x 12.

 

 

 

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122

3 aur violet

(300.000)

45

35

65

125

122v1

'Side entrance' to the left of the building, pos. 91

 

400

200

350

-

123

5 aur green-blue

(300.000)

45

35

65

125

123v1

White sunrays and waves

 

1200

800

1200

-

123v2

Flag on left 5 cut through, pos. 45

 

400

200

350

-

 

Parliament 7 aur

Parliament 10 aur

 

 

 

 

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124

7 aur green

(300.000)

45

35

65

125

125

10 aur lilac

(300.000)

125

80

90

150

125v1

bulge in '0' on the right '10'

 

350

200

350

-

 

Parliament 15 aur

Parliament 20 aur

 

 

 

 

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126

15 aur blue

(300.000)

45

35

65

125

127

20 aur red

(100.980)

600

400

400

600

127v1

Double print

 

2500

1500

-

-

 

Parliament 25 aur

Parliament 30 aur

 

 

 

 

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128

25 aur brown

(100.980)

120

70

85

160

128v1

White dot under left '25'

 

350

200

350

-

129

30 aur darkgreen

(100.980)

110

70

80

160

 

Parliament 35 aur

Parliament 40 aur

 

 

 

 

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130

35 aur ultramarine

(100.980)

120

75

90

170

130v1

Misplaced background printing

 

-

-

800

-

130v2

Flaw in front of the right falcon's beak, pos. 115 in a partial printing

 

350

200

350

-

131

40 aur red/green/blue

(100.980)

120

70

80

160

 

Parliament 50 aur

Parliament 1 kr.

Parliament 2 kr.

 

 

 

 

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132

50 aur red-brown

(21.120)

1100

500

650

1200

133

1 kr. grey-green

(21.120)

1100

500

650

1200

133v1

Left '1' cut

 

1400

800

1200

-

134

2 kr. blue-green

(21.120)

1200

650

900

1400

 

Parliament 5 kr.

Parliament 10 kr.

 

 

 

 

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135

5 kr. orange

(21.120)

700

400

650

1000

136

10 kr. red-lilac

(21.120)

700

400

650

1000

 

Parliament 10 aur airmail

Airmail triangular. Size of sheet: 200 pcs.

 

 

 

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137

10 aur blue

(296.000)

650

350

420

650

The millennium series was a gift to Iceland from the Society of Friends of Iceland in Vienna. The society committed fraud in connection with the 'gift'. The quantities printed was higher than agreed and a lot of variations was sold to collectors. The responsible was punished and all found irregular material was destroyed.

The mentioned quantities are the ordered quantities. The real quantity is unknown, but it is assumed that there are especially many extra 5 and 10 kroner stamps in circulation.

Because of the many intentionally printers wastes on the marked, only varieties in the stamp itself is catalogued.

Valid until 31-12-1930.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Parliament 15 aur airmail

Parliament 20 aur airmail

Parliament 35 aur airmail

1930. 1. June. 1000th anniversary of the first session of the first Icelandic parliament.. Airmail stamps for the route Reykjavik-Tingvalla during the celebrating. Drawn by Trygve Magnusson and executed in typography By De la Rue & Co.. London. Sheet size 50. Watermark V (lotus flower). Comb. perf. 14.

 

 

 

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138

15 aur brown/blue

(40.000)

350

200

400

650

139

20 aur blue/brown

(40.000)

350

200

400

650

140

35 aur olive/brown

(25.000)

700

320

600

900

 

Parliament 50 aur airmail

Parliament 1 kr. airmail

 

 

 

 

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141

50 aur green/blue

(25.000)

700

320

600

900

142

1. kr., olive/carmine

(25.000)

700

320

600

900

Valid until 31-7-1930.

Zeppelin

1931. 1. June. Zeppelin airmail overprint because of the airship Graf Zeppelin's trip to Iceland. Overprinting in black colour executed by Gutenberg in Reykjavik.

 

 

 

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143

30 aur, red/green (105) (299-Y) Mirrored watermark

(50.000)

500

300

900

1400

144

1 kr., blue/brown (109) (402-Y)

(60.096)

200

100

900

1400

144v1

Mirrored watermark

 

300

150

1200

-

144v2

Bulge to the right on digit '1' (109x), 7th vertical row in the sheet

 

350

200

1600

-

144

2 kr., brown/green (110) (379-G)

(40.096)

800

400

900

1400

Only properly used with Reykjavik cancel.

Valid until 1-7-1931.

ORLOF - Greišslumerki


Stamp overprinted ORLOF = VACATION did not serve postal needs.



Stamps overprinted Greišslumerki are recietstamps and did not serve postal matters. There are produced a special Greišslumerki, but even though it can be found with postal cancellation it has never served any postal need.


20 aur gullfoss

1931-37. Gullfoss waterfall. Drawing by Olafur Magnusson, Reykjavik. Steel engraving recess by De la Rue & Co., London. 4 different perforations.

Cheapest/undecided perforation and printing.

 

 

 

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146

5 aur grey

(1.450.000)

250

100

7

30

147

20 aur red

(4.570.000)

190

95

2

20

148

35 aur blue

(800.000)

240

100

90

175

149

60 aur lilac

(440.000)

180

85

10

35

150

65 aur brown

(500.000)

35

25

9

30

151

75 aur blueish green

(99.900)

2400

800

210

350

The stamps vas valid until 31-12-1958.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page


The Gullfoss stamps can be found with four type of perforation.

Perf. A

Perf. A

Perf. B

Perf. C

Perf. D

Perf. A

Perf. A

Perf. B

Perf. C

Perf. D

Perforation A, Comb. perforation 14 x 13¾ perforated from right with a characteristic narrow cornertooth to the left on the horizontal sides (only 1. printing). The size can vary as shown.

Perforation B, Comb. perforation 14 x 13¾ perforated from right with a normal cornertooth.

Perforation C, Comb. perforation 14 x 13½ perforated from top or bottom which gives a wide corner tooth in top or bottom of the vertical sides.

Perforation D, line perforation 13¾ x 13¾

 

 

 

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146

5 aur grey

(1.350.000)

250

100

7

30

146A

1. printing grey-olive, white paper (15-12-1931)

A+D(100.000)

 

 

 

 

146D

1. printing cut for rolls

 

300

180

200

-

146B

2. printing dark grey-olive, reddish paper (22-2-1932)

(400.000)

 

 

 

 

146B

3. printing grey-olive, greyish paper (18-8-1933)

(400.000)

 

 

 

 

146D

3. printing cut for rolls

(50.000)

300

180

200

-

146C

4. printing grey-lilac, white paper (11-6-1934)

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

146D

5. printing grey (20-12-1935) for rolls

(200.000)

300

180

200

-

147

20 aur red

(4.670.000)

190

95

2

20

147A

1. printing red, thin white paper (15-12-1931)

A+D(100.000)

 

 

 

 

147D

1. printing cut for rolls

 

275

160

160

-

147A

2. printing red, reddish paper (22-2-1932)

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

147B

3. printing red, reddish paper (17-10-1932)

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

147B

4. printing red, greyish paper (18-8-1933) cut for rolls

B+D(50.000)

275

160

160

-

147D

4. printing cut for rolls

 

275

160

160

-

147C

5. printing rose-red, light red paper (17-2-1934)

(600.000)

 

 

 

 

147C

6. printing red-carmine, yellowish surfaced paper (8-4-1935)

(2.020.000)

 

 

 

 

147C

7. printing carmine(red), reddish surfaced paper (5-10-1937)

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

148

35 aur blue

(700.000)

350

175

90

175

148A

1. printing blue, white paper (15-12-1931)

A+D(100.000)

 

 

 

 

148D

1. printing cut for rolls

 

240

100

200

-

148A

2. printing blue, reddish paper (22-2-1932)

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

148D

3. printing ultramarine, white paper (11-2-1933)

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

148B

4. printing ultramarine, white paper (14-9-1933)

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

148D

5. printing ultramarine, white paper (12-1935) cut for rolls

(200.000)

240

100

200

-

The stamp colors can vary within the printing and can never be used alone to determine the printing.

Gullfoss coil stamps.

Coil stamps were produced for the slot machine placed at the main post office in Reykjavik (each 500 pcs.). The stamps vas torn or cut from the sheet into horizontal panes of 10 and put together by the sheet margins.

These stamps with remains of the margin are rare in used condition, because the remains disappears when the stamp is washed of.

Coil stamps can be found in four different combinations:

Type a

Type b

Type c

Type d

Type A

Type B

Type C

Type D

a: Cut coil stamp used in the slot machine. Cut on all four sides.

b: Cut coil stamp torn from the roll. Only cut on horizontal sides.

c: Torn coil stamp used in the slot machine. Only cut on vertical side(s).

d: Torn coil stamp torn from the roll. This means that all sides looks normal.

 


Charity 10 aur

Charity 20 aur

Charity 35 aur

Charity 50 aur

28. April 1933. Charity stamps to help The Iceland Charity Fond.

 

 

 

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152

10+10 aur red-brown

(150.000)

12

5

50

-

 

Postcancelled

 

 

 

10

 

153

20+20 aur red

(150.000)

12

5

50

-

 

Postcancelled

 

 

 

10

 

154

35+25 aur ultramarine

(150.000)

12

5

50

-

 

Postcancelled

 

 

 

10

 

155

50+25 aur blue-green

(150.000)

12

5

50

-

 

Postcancelled

 

 

 

10

 

Price and quality. The stamps seems to have had 3 different periods of postal use. First period is the intentional after they was issued until app. 1940. These stamps are rare. 2.nd period is after the war (1945-49). The prices above correspond to this period. 3. rd period is post cancelled stamps cancelled in the 50'ies. These post cancelled stamps is normally easily recognised because of a light ¼ postmark in one of the corners.

Prices is for good centring which is normal.

Valid until 31-12-1958.

Hopflug Itala

1933. 16 June. General Balbo's stopover on Iceland on his squadrons way to the World Fair in Chicago. Red overprinting ,,Hópflug Ķtala. 1933" done by 'Gutenberg' in Reykjavik.

 

 

 

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156

1 kr., blue/brown (110B) (410-J)

(5.900)

2600

1400

4500

-

 

Mirrored watermark

 

-

-

-

 

157

2 kr., brown/blue (111) (379-G)

(4.600)

6000

3500

12000

-

158

10 kr., green/black (112) (407-J)

(4.000)

12000

7500

22000

-

Valid until 31-12-1946, but only 298 letters with Icelandic stamps was carried on the flight (123 known today).

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Airmail 10 aur

Airmail 25 aur

Airmail 2 kr.

10 aur and 20 aur

25 aur and 50 aur

1 kr. and 2 kr.

1934-39. Airmail. Drawn by Frišrik Gušjónsson, Reykjavik. Steel engraving recess by De la Rue & Co., London. Sheet size 50 stamps. Two types of perforation.

 

 

 

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159

10 aur blue, comb. perf. 12½x14

(300.000)

55

30

30

100

 

1. printing (1-9-1934)

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (7-3-1939) green in UV-light

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

160

20 aur green,

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

160

1. printing (1-9-1934), line perf. 14x14

(200.000)

200

100

75

125

160B

2. printing (7-3-1939), comb. perf. 12½x14

(100.000)

120

50

60

125

161

25 aur violet

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

161

1a. printing, (1-9-1934) line perf. 14x14

(?)

250

110

150

200

161B

1b. printing, (1-9-1934) comb. perf. 12½x14

(?)

300

150

200

350

162

50 aur lilac, (1-9-1934) line perf. 14x14

(200.000)

80

45

80

150

163

1 kr. brown, (1-9-1934) comb. perf. 12½x14

(100.000)

400

200

250

350

164

2 kr. red orange, (1-9-1934) comb. perf. 12½x14

(100.000)

260

125

100

170

Valid until 31-12-1946.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

The print number for issues made in Copenhagen corresponds to the print numbering used for the Danish stamps at the same time. There are no plate numbers on the sheets.

 

Dynjandi waterfall

Hekla vulcano

28. June 1935. Dynjandi waterfall and the volcano Hekla. Engraved after a photo made by Johannes Britze Copenhagen. Executed in steel engraving recess by the Danish postal authorities. Size of sheet: 100 stamps. Comb perforation 12¾.

 

 

 

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letter

165

10 aur blue (printing 117)

(3.003.300)

500

250

2

15

35

166

1 kr. olive (printing 116)

(1.000.000)

850

400

2

15

75

Valid until 31-12-1946

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Jochumsson 3 aur

11. November 1935. Centenary of the birth of the poet and the priest Matthķas Jochumsson. Engraved after a photo made by Johannes Britze Copenhagen. Executed in steel engraving recess by the Danish postal authorities. Size of sheet: 100 stamps. Comb perforation 12¾.

 

 

 

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letter

167

3 aur grey olive (printing 138)

(556.000)

10

5

25

75

300

168

5 aur grey (printing 140)

(1.100.000)

220

110

6

25

150

169

7 aur yellow green (printing 137)

(624.000)

320

160

14

45

180

170

35 aur blue (printing 134)

(640.000)

10

6

8

25

150

171

5/35 aur blue, black surcharge (17-3-1939)

(450.000)

10

7

9

25

50

 

Surcharge made in two rounds(1939 and 1941), which can not be separated

 

 

 

 

 

 

172

25/3 grey olive, red surcharge (6-3-1941)

(500.000)

14

7

10

40

800

Valid until 31-12-1946

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Chr. X

14 Maj. 1937. Silver jubilee of king Christian X as sovereign. Design and engraving from a photo made by Johannes Britze Copenhagen. Executed in steel engraving recess by the Danish postal authorities. Size of sheet: 100 stamps. Comb perforation 12¾.

 

 

 

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letter

173

10 aur green (print 232)

(175.000)

35

26

125

200

350

174

30 aur brown (print 235)

(159.200)

35

26

80

140

200

175

40 aur reddish lilac (print 234A)

(170.000)

35

26

80

140

200

Originally the 3 stamps was only sold in sets by the postal authorities (but the size of the printings are different?)
Valid until 30-4-1938.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Chr. X block

15. Maj. 1937. Same in block. Block format 114 x 132 mm. Executed in typography by J. Jųrgensen & Co., Copenhagen. Perforation 13½ x 14¼. Selling price 2,00 kr.

 

 

 

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letter

176a

15 aur violet

 

-

-

-

-

-

176b

25 aur red

 

-

-

-

-

-

176c

50 aur blue

 

-

-

-

-

-

176

Block

(55.000)

300

150

1400

-

-

 

First day cancelled (15-5-37)

 

 

 

800

 

 

Price and quality. Most used blocks is first day cancelled. Blocks not cancelled on the day of issue is rare. 27.000 sheets were sold in advance in England while the sale in Iceland was rationed.

Valid until 30-4-1938.

Can be found first day cancelled with the date 14-5-1937.

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