Design errors - SWEDEN


As a Danish printer was asked to produce a series of stamps for the Swedish Stockhoms Lokalpost, the mistake that ocured could have been expected : the value was printed in ØRE (Danish) instead of ÖRE (Swedish). The error was corrected.


This stamp was issued in 1921, but according to the postmark, this cover was already cancelled in Strömstad in 1919 ! A machine cancellation on the backside shows a more acceptable date : 1926.


This sea-plane will have difficulties to land with only one pontoon.


Only eleven legs for three horses.


There is no coordination between the wind in the sails and in the flags.


The featuring of postal riders on Swedish stamps is not coherent : sometimes he is blowing his horn with his left hand, sometimes with the right.


This is not the famous Swedish chemist Carl v. Scheele (as no picture exists from him), but probably his nephew.


The foal is shown feeding from behind. The correct way to feed is shown on a British stamp and on a picture.


Plow with the reins around your neck ? Unusual and ... dangerous.


Missing hyphen. This is not a portrait of Strind BERG, but STRINDBERG.


Missing hyphen. This is not a portrait of Christo Pher POLHEM, but from Christopher POLHEM..


The first Swedish locomotive was not the FRYKSTAD featured on this stamp which was delivered in 1855, but the FÖRSTLINGEN delivered in 1853.


Horse with a missing, and a broken leg.


One of the railbuilders has clearly the intention of murdering his co-worker with his too long pickaxe.


On one of the shoes, a stud is missing.


Laurence Olivier's first name was mispelt three times wrongly as Lawrence.


Wrong : Henry - Correct : Henri. Correct on Belgian stamp.


When giving the names of a number of people, the noraml way is to go from left to right. On this stamp, Sweden is breaking this rule, starting from the right.


The engraver's name Tägtström is mispelt Tägström with a missing T.


Design of the seal on the stamp is a little bit different (no floor and different text) from the original one.


The engraver Cz. Slania has signed all the stamps of this booklet ending with S C. On one of the stamps, however, the C is reversed.


This stamp features Hjalmar Söderberg, who wrote about the Hearts incurable loneless. Is this way some people saw a scantialy dressed lady sitting on his lap.


The correct name of Heyse's novel is 'Das Mädchen von TREPPI, not 'von TERRPI'.


To illustrate Swedish forging, a bronzen piece was used : bronze is of course casted, not forged.


The name of this booklet is 'Around the polar circle' . But a stamps that appears twice in the booklet is based on a picture taken at Vemdalen, closer to Stockholm than to the polar sircle.


The haircut clearly shows that the Swedish King has been featured inverted on one of those stamps belonging to the same booklet.


The television camera in the Swedish Parliament is an automatic, fixed camera, never operated by man.


Not an error for Sweden, as Swedish phones have the 0 before the 1. In other countries however, the zero is located after the 9.


The word SWEDEN comes out from the Morse key in reverse order.


In this position, the claws of this Gyrfalcon should have been visible.


Between the legs of the horse, you will find the name IDA, which incidentally is the name of the grand daughter of the engrver Arne Wallhorn.


The Danish King Canute is shown in front of the Lund cathedral in 1085. The cathedral is showed with two towers then had only one tower.


The Danish king Canute (Knut) is shown in 1085 in front of the city of Helsingborg, but the featured castle Kärnan was not built until more than 300 years later.


On the 4 kronor stamp issued for the STOCHOLMIA 86 stamp exhibition, the author Strindberg writes a letter to Harriet Bosse, clearly dated by him in 1905. On the cover however, the cancellation shows August 19th 1906.


Inversion : the featured high jumper Patrick Sjöberg normally starts running from the right, and thus ought to jump to the left.


According to a Swedish novel, this is Bishop Brask reading a piece of paper that saved his life. But the drawing was so poor, that many people saw him drinking a glass of Schnapps.


Following the artist's name is an sc (meaning sculpit) indicating engraving. But these stamps are not 'engraved', they are offset.


This is not the commemoration of 100 year of Labour Movement, but the celebration of 100 years Swedish Socialist Party.


The water mark 'Crown' showed on this stamp was never used on a coil stamp with two-sided perforation.


On a printing plate, the stamp has to be inverted. The engraver started correctly, but changed his mind in the middle of the word SVERIGE


Reeproduction of the first 'Skilling stamps' from 1855. In the margins, however, the yellow inscription stands near the green stamp and vice versa.