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FACIT Special Classic 2022 is now available!

Special Classic 2022

The new catalogue FACIT Special Classic 2022 is now available. Order it today!

FACIT Special Classic 2022 is more than 500 pages, in hardcover and with a ribbon bookmark. The catalogue features all stamps of the Nordic countries in colour, with varieties, until 1951.

Among the contents of FACIT Special Classic 2022:

  • Article on Return labels and handstamps for undeliverable items to the Nordic countries.
  • Updates of Swedish proofs, forgeries etc.
  • Article on 4 Skilling Banco, printing 7-10.
  • Article on Broad and thin Margin Lines.
  • Update of Swedish covers.
  • Coil stamps now follow the SFF classifications.
  • Colour strengths of stamps have been added.
  • Lots of new varieties have been added from Oscar II until Coil stamps.
  • Lots of prices for "extra fine quality" have been added.
  • Updates of Landstorm I, II and III.
  • Updates of the Danish ”Advertising label pairs. Se-tenant”.
  • Updates of Greenlandic cancellations and ”avane” cancellations.
  • Article about the issue ”Danmark Befriet”.
  • Icelandic cancellations have been updated.
  • Extensive updates of American and British Military Mail in Iceland during World War II.
  • Updates of ”Í GILDI ’02-’03” and postal stationery.
  • Icelandic Payment tax stamps have been updated.
  • New section on Icelandic Savings stamps.
  • New section on Helsinki City Post and Tampere City Post.
  • Ringström’s Museum for Philately presents the mounted collection of Tampere Local Post.
  • 504 pages.

Price SEK 500 incl. VAT (p&p will be added).

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New and Upcoming Catalogues

A lot has happened in the more than seven decades that have passed since the publication of the very first Facit catalogue. FACIT 1948 featured 256 black-and-white pocket-sized pages. Today's lineup features four different catalogues, all in colour and hardbound. The number of pages are almost ten times as high, 2496 in total.

FACIT Sverige 2021 and FACIT Postal X were published last November while FACIT Special Classic 2022 has just been released. It's also time for a new edition of FACIT Norden this autumn.

The current publication schedule is:

  • FACIT Postal X - available now!
  • FACIT Sverige 2021 - available now!
  • FACIT Special Classic 2022 - available now!
  • FACIT Norden 2022 - will be published in autumn 2021

Large Gold Medal to FACIT Special Classic 2017

Facit Special Classic Large Gold Facit Norden Gold

For the first time ever, a Large Gold in the literature class has been awarded to a stamp price catalogue. During the international stamp exhibition FINLANDIA 2017 in Tampere 24-28 May, FACIT Special Classic 2017 was awarded no less than 95 points and thereby a Large Gold Medal. Also FACIT Norden 2017 received very high scores and was with 93 points awarded a Gold Medal.

FACIT Special Classic and FACIT Norden emerged when in 2016 chief editor Gunnar Lithén decided to divide FACIT Special into two parts. FACIT Special Classic contains all Nordic stamps up to 1951 with varieties and specialties. FACIT Norden contains all Nordic stamps from 1951 onwards with varieties, the period before 1951 is described with issue and denomination, without varieties. Both catalogues also contain current editorial material and have been highly appreciated by the collectors.

What do my stamps cost?

The first FACIT catalogue was issued in 1947. It has since become the standard reference and a "must-have" for collectors of Nordic philately. Armed with the right FACIT you not only have a current price catalogue with all issued stamps, but also a handbook in the art of stamp collecting. It is written by a catalogue committee of about 20 active, distinguished philatelists, each closely monitoring the market in their area of expertise.

FACIT Special Classic contains all the Nordic stamps with varieties and specialties until 1951.

FACIT Norden contains all the Nordic stamps until the latest issue. However, only stamps from 1951 onwards are described with varieties, earlier stamps are described only with issue, denomination and price for a normal stamp.

FACIT Postal is issued every five years and is focussed on Swedish town cancellations and postal history, a popular philatelic area of interest.

FACIT Sverige is issued every two years and is a simpler catalogue with Swedish stamps only. The catalogue is filled with beautiful high quality colour images and the content is easy to grasp. This is the perfect catalogue for the beginner or for anybody in need of a quick valuation of their stamps.

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