Perforation.

 

The perforation of many Icelandic stamps are, because of the perforation method, different to the left and the right (ore the top or bottom). Furthermore there is a special variation with one lees perforation hole on the horizontal plane.

 

Normal corner tooth to the right

Normal corner tooth to the left

Thick tooth to the left

Pronounced R in the listing

Pronounced L in the listing

 

 

I am not quite sure that my listing of right and left perforated stamps and printings are complete and correct. I am not even sure of, that the complete printings are perforated the same way, but I have never found any indication of that they are not.

Therefore I would be very interested in comments on this issue.

 

 

 

Geysir

 

                                                                               

20 aur geysir

50 aur geysir

15, 20, 35, 45 and 60 aur

40 and 50 aur

1938-47. The great Geysir in Haukadalur. After photography of Ólafur Magnússon. Frame designed by Árni Sveinbjörnsson and executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Size of sheet: 50 stamps. Comb. perf. 14.

 

 

 

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177

15 aur lilac R+L

(400.000)

85

60

75

140

 

1. printing (1-4-1938) R

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (1939) L

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (1941) R

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

178

20 aur red

(1.600.000)

400

200

3

15

 

1. printing (1-4-1938) R

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (1939) L

(600.000)

 

 

 

 

179

35 aur ultramarine (1-4-1938) R

(500.000)

10

6

6

20

180

40 aur brown R + L

(200.000)

220

150

140

200

 

1. printing (10-5-1939) ?

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (1941) ?

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

181

45 aur ultramarine L + R

(800.000)

10

6

6

20

 

1. printing light blue R (6-1-1940) thin paper (0,065-0,070 mm) L

(300.000)

50

30

10

-

 

2. printing light blue R (10-1941) paper (0,080-0,090 mm) L

(200.000)

10

6

6

20

 

3. printing blue L (8-1942) paper (0,080-0,090 mm) R

(300.000)

10

6

6

20

182

50 aur dark-green R

(500.000)

400

250

8

30

 

1. printing (1-4-1938) R

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (1939) R

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (1942) R

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

182a

Vide tooth to the left

?

 

 

 

 

183

60 aur blue R + L

(700.000)

90

55

10

40

 

1. printing (1-5-1943) ?

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (5-1945) ?

(150.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (1-1946) ?

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

183B

60 aur blue comb. perf. 11½

(500.000)

40

-

50

-

 

4. printing (15-1-1947)

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (1-1948)

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

184

1. kr. blue-grey R

(1.000.000)

35

20

2

-

184

1. printing (26-3-1945) normal R perforation

(500.000)

35

20

2

15

184a

2. printing (3-1946) wide tooth to the left

(500.000)

35

20

2

15

184B

1. kr. blue-grey

(500.000)

40

-

50

-

 

3. printing (15-1-1947)

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (1-1948)

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

Valid until 31-12-1958.

Tollur cancellation - see the Tollur page

Eiricsson miniature sheet

1938. 9. October. Leifr Eiricsson. Miniature sheet. Format 140 x 100 mm. Issued on Leifr Eiricsson day to celebrate his discovery of New Foundland (Vinland). Designed by Árni Sveinbjörnsson. Executed in halftone recess by Staatsdrückerei, Wien. Sold at 2,00 kr.

 

 

 

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185a

30 aur red

 

 

 

 

 

185b

40 aur violet

 

 

 

 

 

185c

60 aur green

 

 

 

 

 

185

Block of 3

(200.000)

70

40

-

-

 

First day cancelled

 

 

 

250

 

Real "used" sheets are extremely rare.

University 20 year

1938. 1. December. Reykjavik university. Issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Iceland's independence. Engraved after photography and executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Sheet size: 50 stamps. Comb. perf. 13½.

 

 

 

**

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lux

letter

186

25 aur green

(100.000)

110

65

140

350

350

187

30 aur brown

(100.000)

110

65

140

350

350

188

40 aur red-lilac

(100.000)

110

65

140

350

350

Valid until 31-12-1939.

Three new values was printed In 1940 with the date 17. June and the year 1911 and 1940 in changed colours, but they was never issued because of delayed delivery.

New York World Fair 20 aur

New York World Fair 35 aur

New York World Fair 45 aur

New York World Fair 2 kr.

1939. New York World Fair. Drawing by Halldór Pétursson. Executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Sheet size: 50 stamps. Comb. perf. 14.

 

 

 

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189

20 aur red (30-4-1939) L

(275.000)

50

30

45

100

190

35 aur ultramarine (30-4-1939) L

(175.000)

50

30

60

120

191

45 aur green (30-4-1939) L

(125.000)

55

45

75

200

192

2 kr. grey (30-6-1939) L

(31.000)

800

450

1000

-

Valid until 31-10-1939.


Overprint 1940

11. may 1940. Same with black overprint 1940. Overprint executed by Gutenberg printworks. Reykjavik.

 

 

 

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193

20 aur red (189) L

(75.000)

160

100

220

375

194

35 aur ultramarine (190) L

(75.000)

160

100

220

375

195

45 aur green (191) L

(75.000)

160

100

220

375

196

2 kr. grey (192) L

(19.000)

1900

900

2800

-

Valid until 31-12-1940.

Iceland's flag

10-5-1939 Iceland's flag

 

 

 

**

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197

10 aur blue/red

(1.000.000)

40

16

10

30

Valid until 31-12-1946.

Fish 10 aur

Fish 25 aur

3, 7, 10, 12 and 35 aur

1, 5, 25 and 50 aur

1939-50. Fish. Drawing by Halldór Pétursson. Engraved and executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Sheet size: 100 stamps.

Undecided perforation and printing.

 

 

 

**

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198

1 eyr blue-green (10-5-39) 7 printing

(3.300.000)

3

2

20

40

199

3 aur violet (10-5-39) 6 printing

(2.400.000)

3

2

3

15

200

5 aur brown (10-5-39) 9 printing

(6.100.000)

3

1

1

15

201

7 aur green (10-5-39) 1 printing

(300.000)

70

45

60

120

202

10 aur green (6-1-1940) 3 printing

(1.880.000)

440

220

2

15

203

10 aur grey (26-3-1945) 4 printing

(4.000.000)

4

3

1

15

204

12 aur green (1-5-1943) 3 printing

(1.450.000)

5

3

2

15

205

25 aur red (6-1-1940) 5 printing

(3.580.000)

350

180

2

15

206

25 aur red-brown (26-3-1945) 4 printing

(4.000.000)

5

3

1

15

207

35 aur red (1-5-1943) 3 printing

(1.550.000)

8

4

2

15

208

50 aur blue-green (1-5-1943) 6 printing

(6.000.000)

9

5

1

15

'Tollur' cancellations on Fish stamps are post cancellations because the use of 'Tollur' ended 1-12-1938.

Valid until 31-12-1958.

1939-40 comb. perf. 14 x 13½. Small upper tooth and a little broader tooth at the bottom of each side.

 

 

 

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198A

1 eyr blue-green

(900.000)

30

15

30

60

199A

3 aur lilac

(500.000)

30

15

40

80

200A

5 aur brown

(1.000.000)

35

18

12

25

201A

7 aur green

(300.000)

70

45

60

120

202A

10 aur green

(500.000)

500

250

2

15

203A

25 aur red

(800.000)

500

250

2

15

 

Perforation B

1941-47. Line perforation 14 x 14. Irregular perforation in the corners.

 

 

 

**

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letter

198B

1 eyr blue-green

(800.000)

3

2

20

50

100

199B

3 aur lilac

(200.000)

3

2

3

15

35

200B

5 aur brown

(500.000)

3

1

1

15

30

202B

10 aur green

(500.000)

440

220

2

15

45

205B

25 aur red

(800.000)

350

180

2

15

45

208B

50 aur blue-green

(500.000)

75

35

20

60

100

 

B1 perf. 14 x 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2 perf. 14 x 14¼

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3 perf. 14¼ x 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perforation C

1942-48 comb. perf. 14 x 14. The upper corner tooth is narrow (almost missing).

 

 

 

**

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letter

198C

1 eyr blue-green

(1.600.000)

3

2

20

50

100

199C

3 aur lilac

(1.700.000)

3

2

3

15

35

200C

5 aur brown

(2.300.000)

3

1

1

15

30

202C

10 aur green

(1.000.000)

500

250

2

15

45

203C

10 aur grey

(2.000.000)

4

3

1

15

45

204C

12 aur green

(1.450.000)

5

3

2

15

50

205C

25 aur red

(2.100.000)

500

250

2

15

45

206C

25 aur red-brown

(3.000.000)

5

3

1

15

45

207C

35 aur red

(600.000)

8

4

2

15

50

208C

50 aur blue-green

(4.500.000)

9

5

1

15

35

Perforation D

1947-50 comb. perf. 14 x 13¾. The upper corner tooth is very wide.

 

 

 

**

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letter

200D

5 aur brown

(2.300.000)

3

1

1

15

30

203D

10 aur grey

(2.000.000)

4

3

1

15

30

206D

25 aur red-brown

(1.000.000)

5

3

1

15

45

207D

35 aur red

(1.000.000)

16

8

2

15

40

208D

50 aur blue-green

(1.000.000)

35

18

10

40

75

Perforation Cy

1941 comb. perf. 14 x 14, inverted perforation. As perf. C, but inverted 180.

 

 

 

**

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letter

198Cy

1 eyr blue-green

 

K

-

K

-

-

199Cy

3 aur violet

 

-

-

-

-

-

200Cy

5 aur brown

 

-

-

K

-

-

202Cy

10 aur green

 

-

-

K

-

-

203Cy

10 aur grey

 

-

-

-

-

-

204Cy

12 aur green

 

-

-

-

-

-

205Cy

25 aur red

 

-

-

K

-

-

206Cy

25 aur red-brown

 

-

-

-

-

-

207Cy

35 aur red

 

-

-

-

-

-

208Cy

50 aur blue-green

 

-

-

K

-

-

 

Copies sold from slot machines. Vertically cut perforation.

 

 

 

**

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letter

200A

5 aur brown

 

K

-

K

-

-

200B

5 aur brown

 

-

-

-

-

-

200C

5 aur brown

 

-

-

-

-

-

200D

5 aur brown

 

-

-

-

-

-

205A

25 aur red

 

-

-

-

-

-

205B

25 aur red

 

-

-

K

-

-

205C

25 aur red

 

-

-

-

-

-

206C

25 aur red-brown

 

-

-

K

-

-

206D

25 aur red-brown

 

-

-

K

-

-

These stamps are much more rare than the equivalent stamps from the Gullfoss issue, especially the 5 aur.

Printings

 

 

 

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198

1 eyr blue-green

(3.300.000)

3

2

20

40

 

1. printing (10-5-1939) perf. A

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (6-1939) perf. A

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (3-1940) perf. A

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (3-1941) perf. B

(800.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (5-8-1941) perf. C

(400.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (29-8-1941) perf. C

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

7. printing (3-1942) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

199

3 aur lilac

(2.400.000)

3

2

3

15

 

1. printing (10-5-39) perf. A

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1940) perf. A

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (3-1941) perf. B

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (3-1942) perf. C

(400.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (11-1944) perf. C

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (6-1948) perf. C

(800.000)

 

 

 

 

200

5 aur brown

(6.100.000)

3

1

1

15

 

1. printing (10-5-39) perf. A

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1940) perf. A

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (3-1941) perf. B

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (3-1942) perf.C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (11-1944) perf C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (10-1946) perf C

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

7. printing (1-1948) perf. D

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

8. printing (2-1949) perf. D

(800.000)

 

 

 

 

 

9. printing (7-1950) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

201

7 aur green (10-5-39)

(300.000)

70

45

60

120

202

10 aur green

(1.880.000)

440

220

2

15

 

1. printing (6-1-1940) perf. A

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1941) perf. B

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (3-1942) perf. C

(880.000)

 

 

 

 

203

10 aur grey

(4.000.000)

4

3

1

15

 

4. printing (26-3-1945) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (3-1946) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (10-1947) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

7. printing (2-1949) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

204

12 aur green

(1.450.000)

5

3

2

15

 

1. printing (1-5-1943) perf. C

(450.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (5-1945) perf. C

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (2-1948) perf. C

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

205

25 aur red

(3.580.000)

350

180

2

15

 

1. printing (6-1-1940) perf. A

(800.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1941) perf. B

(800.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (3-1942) perf. C

(1.380.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (11-1943) perf. C

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (3-1944) perf. C

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

One extra printing (between 1. and 2.) disappeared in 1940 on its way to Iceland.

 

 

 

 

 

206

25 aur red-brown

(4.000.000)

5

3

1

15

 

6. printing (26-3-1945) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

7. printing (1-1946) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

8. printing (10-1946) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

9. printing (10-1947) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

207

35 aur red

(1.550.000)

8

4

2

15

 

1. printing (1-5-1943) perf. C

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (5-1945) perf. C

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (10-1947) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

208

50 aur green

(6.000.000)

9

5

1

15

 

1. printing (1-5-1943) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1944) perf. C

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (5-1945) perf. C

(1.500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (3-1946) perf. C

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5a. printing (4-1947) perf. C

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5b. printing (4-1947) perf. B

(500.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (1-1948) perf. D

(1.000.000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About perforation of the Karlsefni stamps, see before the Geysir stamps. Push here

 

 

Karlsefni 2 kr.

1939-48. Thorfinn Karlsefni statue. Drawing by Halldór Pétursson. Engraved and executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Sheet size: 50 stamps.

 

 

 

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209

2 kr. grey comb. perf. 14 x 14 R + L

(1.300.000)

35

22

2

15

 

1. printing (30-6-1939) ?

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (3-1941) ?

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (12-1943) ?

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

 

4. printing (11-1944) ?

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

209a

5. printing (3-1946) R thick left tooth

(300.000)

 

 

 

 

 

6. printing (10-1946) ?

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

209B

2 kr. grey comb. perf. 11½ x 11½

(600.000)

120

-

12

-

 

7. printing (6-1-1947)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. printing (6-1948)

 

 

 

 

 

210

5 kr. brown comb. perf. 14 x 14 R

(350.000)

300

160

4

30

 

1. printing (1-5-1943) R

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

2. printing (12-1943) R

(100.000)

 

 

 

 

 

3. printing (11-1944) R

(150.000)

 

 

 

 

210B

5 kr. brown comb. perf. 11½ x 11½

(450.000)

600

350

18

50

 

4. printing (6-1-1947)

(250.000)

 

 

 

 

 

5. printing (6-1948)

(200.000)

 

 

 

 

211

10 kr. orange-brown comb. perf. 14 x 14 R

(200.000)

250

200

18

-

 

1. printing (26-3-1945)

 

 

 

 

 

211B

10 kr. orange-brown comb. perf. 11½ x 11½

(50.000)

320

-

250

-

 

2. printing (9-1948)

 

 

 

 

 

Valid until 31-12-1958.

Snorri Sturluson 25 aur

1941. 17. November. 700th anniversary of the death of the historian Snorri Sturlusons. Engraved after photography of the statue made by Gustav Vigeland and executed in steel engraving recess by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London. sheet size: 50 stamps.. Comb. perf. 14.

 

 

 

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212

25 aur red R

(300.000)

16

12

14

40

213

50 aur blue R

(150.000)

40

30

35

90

214

1 kr. olive-green R

(150.000)

40

30

35

90

Valid until 31-12-1942.

Continue with official stamps