Henrik Mouritsen's site for sale of my surplus philatelic material
Hallo, my name is Henrik Mouritsen. I have been collecting stamps since I was 8 years old and I have been an active exhibitor since 1991.
Currently, I have three competitive exhibits: “Danish Postal Rates 1875-1906”, “The bicoloured stamps of Denmark 1875-1907”, and “The classic postal stationery of Denmark 1865-1905”. I am also a national and international FIP judge and member of multiple philatelic societies.
If you have top-quality material available that may potentially be useful in one of my exhibits, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am a serious cash buyer and is of course also open to any form of exchange against such items.
Previously, I also collected Denmark in general and the bi-coloured stamps of the Danish West Indies. I am very serious about improving my exhibits and I therefore often buy material for the exhibits, even if the items are only slight upgrades compared to what I had previously. At other times, I have to buy a lot to get a few items for my exhibits. As a part of this process over the last 20 years, I have accumulated quite a bit of surplus material, or material that I once collected, but which I am now not quite so interested in anymore. On this page, I offer some of the best parts of this surplus material for sale. There are some key items in excellent condition available for purchase, especially from areas that I do no longer collect so intensively.
I would like to remind potential buyers that the prices on this page are end-prices. Remember that, at Danish auctions, you would have to pay 25% on top of your winning bid price. To compare my prices to auction knock-down prices, you should therefore deduct 20% from the prices indicated here!
All significant material are kept in a bank safe at a separate location. At my home, I only keep colour copies of my better material!
Conditions of sale:
The prices are fixed and generally non-negotiable. As mentioned above, I am a private person offering a few surplus items from my collections for private sale.
All items are offered subject to availability (sometimes I do not have the time to update the page regularly, and an item may therefore already be sold to somebody else). I also reserve the right to decide not to sell an item without giving any specific reason.
A fixed sum of 6 euro, which will cover the actual average cost of registered postage and packaging, will be added to all orders totalling less than 1000 euro.
Pre-payment only! I only accept wire transfer to a Danish account in DKK or to a German account in EURO (buyer pays any wire transfer costs). No item will be shipped before I have seen that the full amount has arrived on my account. For American buyers only: I can accept payment via Paypal in US$ (I will convert the DKK price to US$ according to the mean bank rate of the day in then add 4% to cover the Paypal fees, if this option is chosen).
I provide a one month 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you – for any reason – are not happy with the item you have received, you must inform me (email and postal address can be found under “Contact” and “Imprint”) in writing (by email or letter) within 1 month. After I have received the item back in exactly the same condition as I shipped it in, I will wire the price for the item as indicated on the webpage back to your account (I will not refund the 6 euro registered postage costs and I will not refund any wire transfer or Paypal costs you may have paid).
I am a private person with an exciting but very time-consuming job as a university professor. My job includes quite a bit of traveling and stressful periods, where I cannot prioritize my philatelic hobby, so expect 2-6 weeks delivery time (in exceptional cases it can be even longer).
Karsten Jensen's survey of Danish covers sent to foreign destinations 1851-1906
Since 1979, Karsten Jensen has compiled and constantly updated a survey of all stamp franked covers sent to foreign destinations and Danish possessions 1851-1905. This survey includes tens of thousands of covers and has been conducted over more than 40 years by systematically going through ALL major auction catalogues, the literature and collections and through the help of many major dealers and collectors including the author of this home page. The thoroughness of this survey is to my knowledge unsurpassed in any country. If you use this survey for the first time, it is important to read the introduction! 1K = 1 recorded, 2K = 2 recorded, R5 = 2-3 recorded, R4 = 4-10 recorded, R3 = 11-25 recorded, R2 = 26-100 recorded, R1 = >100 recorded. The survey is made publicly available, free of charge, by Karsten Jensen, right here:
A survey of Domestic Danish covers
Over the last ten years, I have compiled and constantly updated a survey of domestic Danish covers franked by Danish stamps 1851-1906. I have been through all major Danish auktion catalogues, a lot of other philatelic literature and magazines and many collections. My survey is inspired by fellow collector and researcher Kasten Jensen's survey described above. Karsten Jensen's survey results are available here
If you have ANY special domestic Danish covers from this period, please send me a scan in an email. In return, you will get information about the rarity of your item. If you have any special covers to foreign destinations, you can also send scans to me. I will then forward them to Karsten Jensen.