Island, 1894, 12
Postal stationery Reykjavik 22 August 1894 to Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. 8 aur stationery card uprated with 3 aur IV printing pale brown orange (AFA 12) tied by “REYKJAVIK 22/8” CDS. 2 aur stamp did not exist and inevitably overpaid by 1 eyr to pay for the 10 aur UPU rate for postal stationery. Three postal stationery recorded to Brazil, one 10 aur stationery card, one 5 aur stationery + 5 aur, and this splendid card and another card to Surinam. No letters sent to South America has been recorded.
Registered letter sent from Reykjavik to Kenzingen in Germany 7 November 1901, bearing a franking of 56 aur, 40 aur second letter rate plus registration fee of 16 aur. Franked with pairs of 5 aur 1896, 4 aur1900, 3 aur 1901 (large 3), 10 aur 1897 and 6 aur 1897. Transit mark Christiania 16 November 1901. Colour full letter and unusual combination with 5 colour franking with all the stamps in pairs !
Island, 1897, 7B
6-strip 6 aur 1897 cancelled with Reykjavik swiss type cds. Any used multiple of Icelandic stamps are scarce. With some faults.
10 øre Sweden reply-card sent from Reykjavik Iceland to Stockholm May 1900 via Troon with boxed “SHIP LETTER TROON” and transit ship mark “Sassnitz-Trelleborg” with Stockholm arrival mark on front. Very few early reply cards known from Iceland, this is apparently the only Swedish recorded earlier than 1900.
Postcard sent from Reykjavik to Hanoi, Tonkin 5 June 1901, bearing a 6 aur and 4 aur perf. 12 _, tied by CDS “REYKJAVIK” swiss type and Hanoi Tonkin 24 July receiving mark on front. Despite the missing part of the 4 aur NE corner, still an attractive postcard to a hitherto unrecorded destination.
5 AUR overprint on 8 aur King Christian IX reply card additionally franked with 3 aur brown Chr. X on postcard sent locally in Reykjavik 13 October 1921, correct local rate 8 aur from 15 May 1921 to 31 December 1932. Ringstrøm Nr. 51, original double card 20 type I or IV, Hjernamegin (mà).
Island, 1897, 19B/19BI
"Block of four with Provisional Ze-tenant "Prir" SMALL / LARGE overprint perforation 12 3/4, cancelled with “REYKJAVIK 14.11.1897” CDS. Only 3-4 used blocks of four recorded, this could well be the best preserved and well centred stamps and nicely cancelled."
10 aur Airmail Parliament 1000 years, official stamp overprinted “Pjonustumerki” in pair. Variety with only one of the stamps overprinted. As far as I have found out, such a pair has not previously been reported.
Early stage proof of ornamentation alone in brownish violet, on blue green stock with smooth surface.
16 Aur-value, black print, imperforate, thin smooth paper. Small faults. FACIT does list a black proof in vertical pair with 5 aur, rare.
Island, 1939, tj 43
PRINTED MATTER Official letter from Reykjavik to Vík í Myrdal April 9, 1941 franked with a single overprinted Pjónusta 10 aur King Christian X issue. Rate 10 aur for printed matters weighing up to 50 grams. Rare
Island, 1873, 4B
16 sk. yellow perf 12 1/2 corner block of four with full margin. Fine centering, unused.
Insufficiently franked 10 øre Postcard sent from Trondhjem via Leith to Reykjavik. Charged 20 øre due, for which amount a Two Kings 20 aur (1907) stamp were affixed in Reykjavik and tied by “Reykjavik 11.11.09” CDS. Iceland did not have any postage due stamps and instead ordinary stamps were used instead, and these usages are quite scarce.
Letter sent from Reykjavik to Akureyri 5 June 1926 bearing two 20 aur National Library building tied by the ship ESJA CDS “REYKJAVIK SKIP Nr. I”, correct 40 aur postage 2nd letter rate up to 125 gram.
Letter from Stóra-Giljá with numeral 275 on letter to Stagafirdi franked with 400 aur. Between 1.1.1963 – 30.9.1963 the rate were 400 aur.
2 Kr. King Chr. X 1931 Þjónustu frímerki, imperforate proof of the adopoted colours for the 2 Kr. ordinary postage stamp with narrow lines, without gum.
Piece from package, sent from FPO 304 and franked with 2d and 2 1/2d and sent to England, and censor 1216 stamped on front.
Island, 1911, 35,36
Postcard sent from Reykjavik 2. May 1911 to Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentina. On picture side bearing a pair 3 aur and a 4 aur King Christian IX tied by “Reykjavik 2.V.11” CDS, transit mark “LONGHOPE – ORKNEY MY 8 11” on address side.
5 aur King Chr. IX BRJEFSPJALD, Schilling #16 sent from Reykjavik to Brünlos, Sachsen. Add. franked with 5 aur green King Chr. IX paying for 10 aur foreign post card rate. Sent via UK, and stamped with boxed “SHIP LETTER - TROON” alongside “TROON JY 17, 05”.
10 aur postal card sent from Isafjördur to Copenhagen 13 August 1908. On the back of the card there is a topographic photo attached and for which reason the card most likely should have been charged as a letter.