Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweden : 06 Early issues 1911

Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf 16 June 1858 – 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907. He was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Sophia of Nassau, a half-sister of Adolphe I, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Reigning, by law as a near-autocrat under the 1809 Instrument of Government until his death at age 92, he holds the record of being the oldest monarch of Sweden and the second-longest reigning (after Magnus IV).


 

In 1910, a brand new set of stamps was emitted. All depicting the new King Gustav V;
actually the set was issued twice.
From 1910 - 1914 5 stamps were emitted with a crown as watermark,
from 1911 on, to 1919 the same set, with additional values was sold, this time without watermark, or with parts of the words "Kungl Postverket" as watermark (rare).

set 1 : (the 1 Krona in perforation 13,5 and 13)






set 2 :




















In this last set, two stamps are missing; a 55 öre (light blue) and a 80 öre (black).
Those 2 stamps were only issued 1000 times each.

If any of you happens to have a spare one of each...

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