I have been a stamp-collector since childhood, and like most collectors, – I collected all kinds of stamps.
I become a member of Fredrikstad Filatelistklubb medio 1966, and started a junior section by the end of the 1960-ties.
Already in my teenages I concentrated to collect Norway, and over the years start specializing and became fascinated by the socalled 20 mm, - the 1886 – 1893 –edition of Norway , with a great number of plates, types, watermarks, colours, flaws, etc.
In recent time I built up a posthistorical collection of stamps, cancellations and postcards from the Hvaler archipelago, a small community outside Fredrikstad. The diversity was significant with approx. 100 different postmarks in ~100 years.
A special catalogue ( by me ) of these postmarks is still available:
" HVALØERNE - Anvendte poststempler 1855-1990 ", with illustrations of all known postmarks. 13 pages, - price 10 €uro + postage
Today I am interested in, and collect the following :
· Marie and Pierre Curie and her family
· Mushrooms on stamps
· Minerals on stamps
· Canada, incl.prephilately and states
· Buenos Aires
· Letters of France before 1800