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Postiljonen Auctionhouse international
Postiljonen AB
Hans Michelsensgatan 9 (office)
Box 537
S-201 25 Malmö
Phone: +46 (0)40 25 88 50
Fax: +46 (0)40 25 88 59
About Us:

Postiljonen AB is the international stamp auction house in Scandinavia with 40 years experience from the stamp trade. Today we have offices in Malm? and Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark. With participation at all important stamp exhibitions world wide we have constant contact with eminent philatelists, both buyers and sellers, internationally. With an auction turnover of SEK 20-30 million yearly we are one of the most important stamp auction houses in Europe.

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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 • in front of 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:

  • 0-500 Euro, step of 10 Euro
  • 500-2000 Euro, step of 50 Euro
  • 2000- Euro, step of ca 5%

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 or fax. 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 the Nordic countries and MICHEL for the rest of the world, if nothing else is stated.


Order and Payment

Mail and E-mail Bidders!

We always endeavour 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.
A service charge of
only 2,5 % will be added to your invoice total. In this case there will be no other bankcharges. All credit card transactions have to be made at equivalent amount in SEK. For overseas customers we recommend that you notify your bank before the transaction.

Även svenska bank-, betal- och kreditkort accepteras.



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


We accept the following pay options:

VISA-Card, Master/Euro-Card, Euro-Schecks, Überweisung

Auction Results at Philasearch:
April 4-5, 2008
Highlight of the sale: No. 1 and first issues of the world, exceptional copies
France Ballon Mont extraordinary selection
United States extensive collection
Sweden fantastic coil stamps, 1920-36
Sweden Gold Medal collection, covers sent abroad, part 3
+ rare destinations from several consignors
October 4, 2008
Highlight of the sale: No. 1 and first issues of the world, exceptional copies
Italian states, Sweden fantastic classic section, Norway No. 1 rarities, Thailand rare items, Iceland including expensive I GILDI, Baltic states, Large collections and lots from old estates
April 4, 2009
Highlight of the sale: Classic Sweden incl. unique proofs
Haiti Classic items
October 10, 2009
Highlight of the sale: Items from Mark Lorentzen's Grand Prix Collection Sweden, exceptional classic & semi-modern rarities Portugal incl. colonies
March 26-26, 2010
Highlight of the sale: Superb First & Early Issues of the World! We are breaking up a collection of classic items in superb quality, mainly from the first or some of the earliest issues of each country.
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
March 25-26, 2011
The highlights of the sale are:
  • The ”Leif Ericsson” Large Gold Collection of classic Iceland
  • Classic Sweden in fantastic quality
  • Classic Norway and Portugal
  • Exhibition collection classic Denmark
  • Large estates incl. Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden and USA
  • Large collections and lots
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2011


Classic Sweden in fantastic quality.
The ”Leif Ericsson” Large Gold Collection Iceland part 2.
Very nice sections from: China, Germany, Great Britain & Commonwealth,
Lombardy & Venetia and Portugal.

March 23-24, 2012
Highlights of he 199th auction. Two times Nos. 1 & 2” The C. A. Møller Gold Medal Collection of Holstein, part 1. Royal Letters from Gustav Vasa 1522 and forward, incl. Gunnar Dahlvig’s collection of Gustav II Adolf.  ”The Scania Collection” Classic Sweden with more or less all shades in superb used condition. Iceland, Rare Classics incl. I GILDI & Don Brandt´s Cancellations.
Puerto Rico classic postal history.  Large collections & accumulations World Wide.
April 28, 2012
"Two times Nos. 1 & 2" The C. A. Møller Gold Medal Collection of Holstein, part 2.
Finnish Postal Stationeries, among the world's rarest issues.
First & Early Issues in Superb Condition World Wide.
September 28-29, 2012
The 201st sale with over 1800 lots with many hight lights.
  • Famous American propaganda forgery, rare minisheet with death's heads from 1944
  • Unique "ZARA" variety 1943. Cat. value 120 000 Euro
  • Italian Post in China PECHINO 40 CENTS on 1 Lira
  • The C.A. Møller Gold Medal Collection of Holstein part 3
  • Fantastic classic Sweden incl. "The Forgotten Collection", "The Scania Collection part 2" and "Luxury of Sweden"
  • Unique mixed franking, 3 Sk. Bco with 5 öre Coat of Arms
  • "The Lost Cover" Rediscovered 3 Sk. Bco cover front
  • "The Saga Sale" of Iceland
March 22nd - 23rd 2013
Highlights at the auction are:
First and early issues, stamps and on covers
Important Scandinavian Ship Mail
The C.A. Møller Gold Medal Holstein, part 4
”Luxury of Sweden” part 2, numerous ”5.5.5”
Sweden,”The Scania Collection”, last part
Large collections & accumulations Worldwide
October 10-12, 2013
March 28-29, 2014
Postiljonen’s spring auction will be held 28-29 March and contains a wide range of Scandinavian items as well as international stamps, covers and collections. Highlights this time is the second part of William Benfield’s Essays & Proofs and the “Dania” Collection of 2 RBS. In the foreign section there is a great offer of single items and collections from People’s Republic of China and several comprehensive country collections.
April 26, 2014
On the 26th of April in connection with the “Malmö 3rd International Philatelic Summit” Postiljonen will arrange their fourth Treasure Hunt Auction.
This small but exquisite rarity auction will offer a number of rare and beautiful items. One of the most interesting is perhaps a cover sent to Ireland with the framed ship letter postmark “INDIA LETTER COVE”. This is the only One Penny Black recorded being cancelled with this postmark, on or off cover. The cover, which is in very good quality, will start at 20 000 Euro.
September 26th - 27th, 2014
Postiljonen’s autumn auction will be held September 26-27th and contains a wide range of Scandinavian single items, covers, collections and lots as well as an exceptional section of comprehensive foreign country collections, old dealer stocks and various duplicate lots from estates incl. important China, France, Great Britain with Commonwealth, Germany, Italy, Russia & All World. Highlights this time are the third part of William Benfield’s Danish Essays & Proofs as well as excellent selections of classic Sweden, Denmark and Schleswig Holstein.
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