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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: #340-2O

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: #733P

Issued: 19.9.1978

NORWEX '80

[Polar bear, type S3][Polar bear, type S4][Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T][Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T1]

[Polar bear, type S5][Polar bear, type S6][Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T2][Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T3]

Inside #733a-h: Norway #107-10O, #111-4O


#765

Scott: #765PP

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

[King Olav V, type II2] Inside #765 (In Margin): Norway #539P


[Postal work, type ST]

Scott: #834P

Issued: 24.2.1984

Postal Services

Inside #834: Stamps on envelope


#977

Scott: #977P

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: #1111-2P

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 #614P

#961 Inside #1111: Norway #961P

Inside #1112: Norway Savings Book Stamps

NK1238-45S

Scott: #1112aP

(Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan)


#1133a

Scott: #1126P, #1127O, #1128P, #1129O,

 #1130P, #1131O, #1132P, #1133O

Issued: 20.9.1996

350th Anniversary, Norway Post

Inside #1131: Stamps on envelope

Inside #1132: Stamps TBI


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


x11x12

Scott: #1450O, #1451aO

Issued: 17.11.2005

150th Anniversary, First Stamp

#1 Inside #1451a: Norway #1O

2005c

Scott: #1451O


Scott: #????O

Issued: 23.08.2019

Nordia 2019 Stamp Exhibition

Inside #????: In margin: Stamps of Norway

sos norway 122  1928

sos norway 484  1965

sos norway 1038  1993

Norway #122P

Norway #484O

Norway #1038O

sos norway 18  1872

sos norway 2  1857

sos norway 1  1855 (2)

Norway #18P

Norway #2O

Norway #1O

 

sos norway 1699  2013

sos norway 1310  2001

sos norway 1057  1994

Norway #1699O

Norway #1310O

Norway #1057P

sos norway 1742  2014

sos norway 1668  2012

sos norway 1784  2015

Norway #1742O

Norway #1668O

Norway #1784O

 

Norvegia BF 2019 FDC  586 su 1000 (5)

 

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x2 (2)

x10 (2)

Norway #???? (2016)O

Norway #1678O

Norway #???? (2016)O

x6

x8 (3)

x9

Norway #1737EO

Norway #????O

Norway #1742O

x3 (3)

x12

x11

Norway #1691O

Norway #1451aO

Norway #1450O

x4

x5

 x7 (2)

Norway #1753O

Norway #1337O

Norway #????P (2017)

 

About Stamp Number 2000 / Nordia 2019 Stamp Exhibition (2,000 stamps!)

Norway issued its first stamp on 1 January 1855. The following year a stamp featured a person for the first time: King Oscar I. The Posthorn series is the world's longest running series of stamps, and 5.3 billion posthorn stamps have been issued in Norway since its start!

We have had round stamps and heart-shaped stamps, scented stamps, and stamps with Braille, meteorite dust and hidden messages. The stamps for the Lillehammer Olympics gave us the greatest stamp celebration of all times and were in demand all over the world. Norwegian stamps have received many awards, and the stamps for the Nobel Peace Prize centenary in 2001 were named the year's most beautiful stamps. Stamp no. 2,000 is celebrated with its own miniature sheet issued on the opening day of the Nordia 2019 stamp show, which is held in the city of Sarpsborg 23-25 August 2019.

Thanks to Plinio Richelmi, Lou Guadagno and Attilio Papio


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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Norway #1 + for ST. VINCENT GRENADINES - Mustique

sos norway 2  1857

Norway #2

#34

Norway #34

#65

Norway #65 or #68 or #71 (Type A11)

#97

Norway #97

#103

Norway #103

[Polar bear, type S3][Polar bear, type S4][Polar bear, type S5][Polar bear, type S6]

Norway #107-10

[Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T] [Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T1] [Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T2] [Norway's Takeover of Svalbard, type T3]

Norway #111-4

#B25

Norway #B25

#B51

Norway #B51 for Hungary

sos norway 484  1965

Norway #484

Norway #842 for Samoa, Solomon Islands

sos norway 1038  1993

Norway #1038

Norway #1127

Norway #1129

Norway #1131

Norway #1133

sos norway 1310  2001

Norway #1310

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Norway #1337

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Norway #1450

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Norway #1451a

sos norway 1668  2012

Norway #1668

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Norway #1678

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Norway #1691

sos norway 1699  2013

Norway #1699

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Norway #1737E

sos norway 1742  2014

Norway #1742

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Norway #1753

sos norway 1784  2015

Norway #1784

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Norway #???? (2016)

x10 (2)

Norway #???? (2016)

x8 (3)

Norway #????