• NORWAY 1914-1959 FINE MINT COLLECTION An attractive all different collection on stock pagers and including 1914 Assembly set, 1925 Amundsen Polar Flight set, 1925 Svalbard set, 1927 30 ore on 40 ore, 1929 surcharges on Postage Dues  range to 200 ore, 1929 Abel set, 1930 St Olaf set, 1930 15 ore and 20 ore North Cape, 193 20+10 ore Hospital, 1932 Bjornson set, 1940 Lion set, 1941 “V” overprints good range (21) to 5kr, etc.  Fresh and fine throughout (90+ stamps).


  • NORWAY 1940-57 all diff NHM collection, lovely condition (100+ stamps)


  • NORWAY 1905 Definitive overprinted set, Mi 62/64 a&b (SG 122/124) in both overprint shades, very fine used (poor perf on Mi 63b). Two stamps expertized Kurth.(6)


  • NORWAY 1941 “V” opts w/o wmk compl set, Mi 237/257, NHM marginals (19)


  • NORWAY STAMP pictorial embossed postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused.


  • NORWAY 1930 20+25 ore carmine North Cape, SG 224, fine used


  • NORWAY 1871-75 7sk deep brown, SG 46, fine used


  • NORWAY 1867-68 1sk grey-black, SG 22, fine used


  • NORWAY 1930 Tourist Fund set, SG 223/25, Fac 181/83, VFM (3 stamps)


We sell Norway stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Norway Stamps – A Kingdom of Scandinavia united with Sweden from 1814 until 1905. Norway’s first postal service had begun in 1647. However, this was little more than a means for the different parts of the country to report to the central government. Then, after 1814 the postal service was reorganized independently of Denmark or Sweden, postal markings were introduced in 1845 when a cancellation was used at Christiana. These markings were extended to other towns during the next few years.

First Postage Stamp

The first Norway stamps were the 4sk blue imperforate, issued on 1st January 1855. At the same time, a series of numeral cancellations were also introduced indicating the office of use. Numbers up to 383 are known and therefore eagerly sought by collectors. Norway maintained its neutrality during the period between the wars. Its postal service continued to develop on modern lines, a maritime coastal service was built up as well as an internal airmail service.

Despite a policy of neutrality, Norway was invaded by Germany early in April 1940; stamps were issued during the occupation, first appearing on 4th October 1940. These were demonetized in May 1945 when the country was liberated. The Norwegian government-in-exile in London issued stamps for use by the Norwegian navy and merchant service. This same set was released after liberation in June 1945. We highly recommend the stamp listings in Stanley Gibbons’ “Scandinavia” catalogue, as well as the excellent Norwegian listings FACIT “Frimarkskatalog Special” which includes information on early postmarks as well as interesting philatelic areas.

Norway Stamps