On 6.6 1936 the Post Office decided to buy a machine from the German firm Goebel in Darmstadt.
The old Stickney machine was used until 7.7 1939 and then dismantled and sent to Lidköping. In Lidköping the machine was mounted up again, and stored in a room until 1945, when it was sent back to Stockholm and placed in the Postal Museum.
When the Stickney press was abandoned, it had printed about 6'000 million stamps.
With the new printing machine, the Post was able to print 8'500 stamps each minute. The printing cylinder consisted of one cylinder, and not two half cylinders as the Stickney press did.
These stamps, with the picture of Emanuel Swedenborg, were issued in coils with 100 or 500 stamps, booklets with 20 stamps and sheets with 120 stamps.
The booklets, which are hand made, exist in three basic varieties: Left or right stamp perfed on three sides in pair with stamp perfed on four sides, or both stamps perfed on four sides. All booklets with the irregular perforation 3+4 or 4+3 are rare and expensive, booklets where all stamps are perfed on all sides are relatively common but not worthless.
The reason why the three sided perfed stamps are rare, is not just the fact that only 24 stamps of 120 in each sheet were perfed on three sides. The staff at the post offices, and the stamp collectors of the late 30'ies thought that the sheets were irregular, with both stamps perfed on four and stamps perfed on three sides. Often the three side perfed stamps were removed and sold as single stamps to people who did not collect stamps, but wanted to send a letter.
After the war, the stamps were issued and sold from 25.7 1946 in all post offices, but the sheets were not popular at all. The Swedes were used to use booklets (private persons) or coils (companies), so unprinted covers for booklets were sent to the post offices. In Malmö writing paper temporary was used, but these booklets are very rare. The booklets made at the post offices are called postmästarhäften (post master booklets), then the clerk cancelled the booklets with the local post mark.
The original drawing was made by the drawing teacher Artur Johansson and can be seen in the Postal Museum.
The Flying Swan, issued in 1942, is also very rare in booklets were all the four sides on the stamp are perfed (3+4 or 4+3 does not exist). Stamps perfed on three sides are very common (sold until 1990), but be ware of the booklet issued in 1953 with 20 stamps which is very good. Booklets with 10 stamps are very common and not worth much more then the stamps face value.
From 1940 most of the stamps are common or very common in cancelled condition and relatively common in mint condition. Most stamps collectors in Sweden prefer these "modern" stamps with the post mark Socked-on-the-nose. Place and date must be clearly readable and the stamps ought to be cancelled within time of circulation (i.e. within the time the stamps were sold at the post office).
Varieties exist more or less on the stamps issued until 1950, but the
field is un-investigated. The catalogues just lists a few varieties (e.g.
the Red Cross from 1945).