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Booklet 4 (1939)

Front of Cover: H 4G (according to Facit), light blue

Size: 66 x 49 mm

Description: The total value of all stamps of each booklet was 2 ISK. The booklets include four interleafs, printed on both sides with advertisments.

Catalogue price: At least since 2009 the price of the booklet given by the Facit catalogue is unchanged: 18000 skr.


Catalogue Numbers
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Facit-catalogue: H 4
Michel-catalogue: not listed
Scott-catalogue: not listed
DAKA-catalogue: H 6
Þór Þorsteins-catalogue: SH-4 (see also here)

Details of the nomenclature of the following table can be found here .

H 4G (light blue)

Cover I Soffíubúð (width 29 mm), um alt land, with name of printer
II Ó. Johnson & Kaaber (with loop)
Interleafs 1 Kristján Siggeirsson (type 4)
Kron Kaupfélagið (with image)
2 Kex
Árni Björnsson + Milo
3 Kolynos
4 Póstnotendur
Sparið ekki
Cover III Silli & Valdi + Steindórsprent hf.
IV Eirikur Hjartarson (Sími 4690) + Prjónastofan Malín (Sími 5690)

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Quantity of stamps and catalogue numbers are given; perforation only if necessary.

5 stamps; K 14 x 13½
Facit: 242A
AFA: 212

5 stamps
Facit: 244
AFA: 214

5 stamps; L 14 x 14
Facit: 248B
AFA: 217

Note: According to Facit, the 25 aurar stamp is also found with perforation K 14 x 13½. Not mentioned by Þór Þorsteins and DAKA.

K 14 x 13½
Facit: 248A

L 14 x 14
Facit: 248B

Results from Auctions
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Catalogue no.PriceAuction
H 4G1350 € Hettinger, 09/2005
H 4G1040 € Hettinger, 09/2007
H 4G950 € Ebay (Northland), 07/2010
H 4G [*]780 € Postiljonen, 09/2012
H 4G1100 € Atlashäftes, 02/2018
H 4G1310 € Postiljonen, 09/2019
H 4G v 1800 € Postiljonen, 03/2005

[*] Description from the auctioneer: "stamps with somewhat aged gum" and three copies of each stamps are missing

Further Images
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Roman numerals refer to the table "catalogue numbers" above (see also this sketch ).


from left to right: 4G, 4G, 4G [*], 4G


from left to right: 4G, 4G, 4G (Fä)

Note: H 4G (Fä): The name of the printer "STEINDÓRSPRENT H. F." is upside down and the accent of the "O" is missing! It is unknown whether this booklet is a fake or a variety. It was offered at an auction in March 2007 but not sold. Some of the stamps were missing.

Cover (II)


Ad "Ó. Johnson & Kaaber (with loop) ". Similar ads are existing in other booklets, but with different graphical elements (loop/star)


This version can be found with booklet H 5G.


from left to right: H 4G, H 4G

Ad "Eirikur Hjartarson + Prjónastofan Malín": upper part street without dot (Laugarveg 20 B), phone number 4690 (Reykjavík with dot), lower part street with dot (Laugarveg 20 B.), phone number 5690 (Reykjavík without dot). This version can also be found with booklet 5G.


1. interleaf front/rear2. interleaf front/rear

3. interleaf front/rear4. interleaf front/rear

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A previously unknown variety was offered in the frame of the Postiljonen auction (March 2005) and was sold for 1800 € (incl. commission). Instead of the 5 Aur cod stamp the overprinted Matthias Jochumsson (5/35 Aur) stamp is included, the cover is light blue. In a hand written update to his catalogue, Þór Þorsteins mentions this booklet as SH-4b, and the previously known booklet as SH-4a.

5 stamps
Facit: 216
AFA: 205

5 stamps
Facit: 244
AFA: 214

5 stamps, L 14 x 14
Facit: 248B
AFA: 217

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