Norway stamps

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Flag of Norway

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, as well as Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Norway has a total area of 385,252 Sq. KM and a population of about 4.8 million. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden; its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east; and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. The capital city of Norway is Oslo. Norway's extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea, is home to its famous fjords.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway

 

Location of  Norway  (dark green)on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]


#253-4

Scott: #253-4P

Issued: 12.10.1942

European Postal Congress

#1 Inside #253: Norway #1O

#B25 Inside #254: Norway #B25O


#337-9

Scott: #337-9P

Issued: 3.1.1955

Norwegian Stamp Centenary

#1a Inside #337: Norway #1O

#18 Inside #338: Norway #18P

#103 Inside #339: Norway #103O


#340#341#342

Scott: #340-2P

Issued: 4.6.1955

Norway Philatelic Exhibition - Overprint #337-9 (in Black)


#584-585

Scott: #584-5P

Issued: 6.5.1972

Centenary of the Post Horn Stamp

#18 Inside #584: Norway #18P

#17 Inside #585: Norway #17P

#585a

Scott: #585aP

The Posthorn-type stamps were designed by architect Andreas Friedrich Wilhelm von Hanno in 1871 (18 years after the first trains were running in Norway). With only slight alterations to the design and inscription, re-engraving of the die, new printing methods, etc., the original design has remained unchanged until today. It is commonly acknowledged as the world’s longest uninterrupted stamp series. The design comprises the name of the country, the Royal Crown and Posthorn (indicating official postal activity), and small wheels and wings in each corner representing speedy transportation of mail by rail [almost prophetic for air mail]. The wheels bespeak the railways as carriers of the mails.

An additional interesting railway correlation to the Posthorns is that the designer of these stamps, architect A.F.W. von Hanno was a professional railway architect – he was the architect of the station buildings of the first Norwegian Railway (Hovedbanen) and the first state railway in Norway (Kongsvinger Railway), and together with a colleague, he designed the first railway station in Oslo. It is known also that in the same year as he created the stamp design (1871), von Hanno was working on a draft/sketch design project for the second station in Oslo, the Western Line Station.

By 2002, 153 main issues, in addition to seven stamps-on-stamps, had been issued. Numerous design differences exist in vertical shading lines, the size and shading of the posthorn, and in the corner wings of all these definitive stamps issued over the years. Norway Post has issued also much postal stationery franked with imprinted posthorn stamps as indicia.

http://home.online.no/~jdigrane/norway/stamps_A01.htm

http://home.online.no/~jdigrane/norway/posthorn_01.htm


#733

Scott: #733O

Issued: 19.9.1978

NORWEX '80

#107#108#111#112

#109#110#113#114

Inside #733a-h: Norway #107-14O


#765

Scott: #765O

Issued: 13.6.1980

NORWEX '80

#1 Inside #765 (In Margin): Norway #1O

#65 Inside #765 (In Margin): Norway #65O or #68O or #71O (Type A11)

#119 Inside #765 (In Margin): Norway #119P

#539 Inside #765 (In Margin): Norway #539P


#977

Scott: #977O

Issued: 9.4.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#1 HH Inside #977: G.B. #1 [S-C]

#1a Inside #977: Norway #1O

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


#1111#1112

Scott: #1111-2O

Issued: 22.9.1995

350th Anniversary, Norway Post

#1 Inside #1111: Norway #1O

#18 Inside #1111: Norway #18P

#97 Inside #1111: Norway #97O

#112 Inside #1111: Norway #112O

#614 Inside #1111: Norway #614O

#961 Inside #1111: Norway #961O

Inside #1112: Norway Savings Book Stamps

NK1238-45S

Scott: #1112aO

(Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan)

Scan not available

Scott: #1112bO


#1133a

Scott: #1133aO

Issued: 20.9.1996

350th Anniversary, Norway Post

Inside #1131-3: Pseudo Stamp

Scan not available

Scott: #1126-33O


Scan not available

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 1.1.2005 / 15.4.2005 / 7.6.2005

150th Anniversary, First Stamp (imprinted envelope)

#1 Inside #????: Norway #1O

#18 Inside #????: Norway #18P

#34 Inside #????: Norway #34O


2005b2005a

Scott: #1450O, #1451aO

Issued: 17.11.2005

150th Anniversary, First Stamp

#1 Inside #1451a: Norway #1O

2005c

Scott: #1451O


Best website related:

Norway Post

http://www.posten.no/Portal/English/NorwayPostPhilatelicServices/

Norwegian Railways in Philately

http://home.online.no/~jdigrane/norway/stamps_0.htm

Norske Posthorn

http://home.c2i.net/arvetaas/index.htm

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