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ear Reader

We are most pleased to present this issue of the Greenland Collector. The great pleasure lies in the presentation of a series of new and interesting reports as well as in reporting about the positive development and interest in Greenland philately. Four months have now passed since POST Greenland co-hosted the HAFNIA 01 World Philatelic Exhibition. We have received many positive responses from all parties for our contribution to the exhibition in general. In particular, we are happy to have been in close contact with our customers and we welcome a large number of new subscribers. We are experiencing a time with plenty of alternatives to sparetime activities different to philately. Despite an internationally declining interest in philately, we are experiencing a most positive attitude towards Greenland philately, which we are of course both proud of and happy about. It is our firm goal to cover the postal need for our stamp issue programmes in a professional manner. However, we would like to add that we are doing our utmost to promote the interest in philately through an increased focus on background stories on the stamp motifs (visit and a constant and careful selection of the stamps motifs, reflecting small art designs of Greenland. During 2002 we will issue more narrative philately products, through which it will be possible to obtain background information about motifs and artists.

In the last issue of the Greenland Collector we presented an article dealing with POST Greenland’s first mail airplane. This airplane has been a success, resulting in an increased service toward the customers of POST Greenland. In spite of the airplane and the ongoing cooperation with Greenland Air, we are limited to only two weekly helicopter departures here in Tasiilaq. Consequently, we are only able to receive and despatch mail twice a week. Therefore, on behalf of Filatelia, I would like to apologise for the disproportionate late replies to incoming inquiries. We are doing our utmost under the circumstances to service all our customers in the best possible way. Winter will soon be at its peak all over Greenland. In Tasiilaq we have had lots of snow, which is being utilised for dog sledging, snow mobiling, skiing, hunting in the mountains and fishing through the fjord ice. Now is the time during which Greenland is covered under its famous “snow blanket” and shows itself from its most beautiful side. We are utilising the daylight, making longer tours day by day as well as enjoying the re-encounter with the sun. Enjoy your reading. Yours sincerely,

Søren Rose Philatelic Manager

The NORDEN Stamps 2002 - modern Greenland Sculptural Art After a 3-year break POST Greenland now introduces two new stamps in the Scandinavian “Norden” series. This year’s Greenland contributions to the series are two remarkable examples of modern Greenland sculptural art. The raw materials used for the carved works of art are the two elements that Greenland is so rich in: Snow and rocks. The motif on the first “Norden” stamps illustrates the result of the artistic efforts made during the Nuuk Snow Festival 2001. Anders Vahl of the festival organising committee has sent us the following report on this special Greenland snow sculpture festival in which many sculptors from abroad usually attend. Nuuk Snow Festival By Anders U. la Cour Vahl, Director Of Tourism in Nuuk and Chairman of Nuuk Snow Festival 2001

Snow is the central and natural element of the long Greenland winter. It offers plenty of opportunities for winter sports and recreation. At the same time the snow illuminates, making the long winter nights not quite so dark. Therefore, the snow is not solely an omen of winter, but also a bright spot in the midst of the cold period. Finding his inspiration in Canada, U.S.A. and Japan architect Peter Barfoed arranged the first Greenland snow sculpture festival in Nuuk in 1994. One of Mr. Barfoed’s intentions was to show a new way of utilising the snow – namely to make art! This had never been practiced in Greenland before, how ever, from the very start the idea was met

with a favourable reception by sculptors and citizens of the Nuuk. Twenty-one local teams from Nuuk took part in the first festival. However, already the following year sculptors from Denmark participated. Since then one of the attractions of the festival has been the participation of the many teams from abroad. In 2001 a total of 54 teams participated, of which 15 teams came from abroad. By now Nuuk Snow Festival has become an acknowledged snow sculpture festival and participation is high on the list of wishes of many of the world’s snow sculptors. Consequently, the festival experiences an enormous interest from people across the world, though, of course, Greenland’s geographic position limits the number of participants. During the festival each team, consisting of 2 to 4 persons, will have one snow dice measuring 3 x 3 x 3 meters at their disposal. 3 days and nights are allowed for the cutting, digging, polishing and smoothing of the dice into a finished work of art. All the sculptures must be made manually, without any motor-driven aid. The finished works of art must not previously have been created in snow and, consequently, each festival is a true abundance of highly unique works of art. The sculptors compete in two categories: Figurative and Non-figurative. At the end of each festival all sculptures are evaluated as regards their aesthetic appearance, impression and meaning, the technical skills of the team and each team’s utilisation of the

snow. The team obtaining the highest combined score within a category will win. This year the Nuuk Snow Festival will take place from 7th through 10th March – just before the greatest sporting event ever in Greenland, Arctic Winter Games 2002. The intention is that the sculptures from the festival will be on display as an attractive sculpture park, hopefully to the delight of the citizens and the approx. 1,000 athletes that will visit Nuuk during the Arctic Winter Games. Read more about Nuuk Snow Festival at

01100289. 05.03.2002 “Norden” 2002 – “Snow Sculpture” DKK 31.00

Date of Issue : 5th March, 2002 Artist : Nuuk Snow Festival Photographer : Per Svendsen Layout : Morten Stürup Printing Method : Offset Paper : Coated white Stamp size : B – horizontal Outside Measure : 31.08 x 23.60 mm 50 stamps per sheet


Stone and Man 4

The other “Norden” stamp illustrates part of the famous sculpture, “Stone and Man”. This unique outdoor sculpture can be viewed in Qaqortoq (Julianehaab), South Greenland. It is a magnificent work of art chiselled in granite by no less than 18 Nordic artists. During the summers of 1993 and 1994, in the middle of a magnificent nature of ice and rocks, artists from Greenland, Aland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden transformed stone blocks as well as rock walls into a gigantic outdoor sculpture gallery. The creativity was set free and already at that time the project was subject to impressive media coverage. The concept of this cultural time monument chiselled in the amazing Greenland nature emerged with the local artist Aka Høegh, a designer of several Greenland stamps. Within the spheres of philately Aka’s most famous motif is no doubt her Christmas Stamp from the year 2000, denominated DKK 4.75 - the stamp that our collectors elected

By Aka Høegh

It all started when I, as a child, saw faces in the rocks and stones of the town. The faces seemed to talk to me, as if they were begging to be set free or let out into the daylight. Years passed and when I returned to this town as a pictorial artist and a grown-up, the faces were still there! In particular, they seemed visible during the “blue” hour of the twilight. Then one day it struck me: Why don’t I invite a number of other artists from all over Scandinavia and make them choose the topics that they see in our rocks and granite? In fact, all our land rests on rocks. The idea was well received and in co-operation with Sulisartut Højskoliat, the local folk high school, I had the pleasure of seeing this dream come true. “Stone and Man”, an everlasting project – that is my opinion of it – started in 1993 and gradually about a dozen artists from Scandinavia have enriched us with 31 works of art. All the artists have transformed my hometown into an outdoor gallery to the delight and inspiration of the inhabitants, the artists of my country and all our guests. In this way a child’s fantasy became a reality. Kind regards, Aka

0110288. 05.03.2002 “Norden” 2002 “Stone and Man” DKK 1.00 Photo: Alibak Hard

“Greenland Stamp of the Year 2000”. The “Stone and Man” sculpture project was implemented in close co-operation with the local folk high school Sulisartut Højskoliat, several Nordic cultural foundations, Qaqortoq municipality and Greenland’s Home Rule Administration. Eight years after the private view of this unique work of art, the work has not yet seized. Below Aka Høegh explains why:

Day of issue : Artist : Photographer : Layout : Printing method : Paper : Stamp size : Outside measures : 50 stamps per sheet

5th March, 2002 Aka Høegh Ivars Silis Morten Stürup Offset Coated white B – horizontal 31.08 x 23.60 mm

The “Norden” Stamps are also available in a new souvenir folder The folder contains all new “Norden” stamps issued by all Scandinavian postal services during 2002. The theme of the folder is “Ornamentation of the public space”. POST Greenland is pleased to present this Nordic souvenir folder. The folder contains a complete set of all new Norden stamps issued by the Scandinavian postal services during 2002. I.e. the postal services of Denmark, Finland, the Faeroes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Aland are represented, each with 2 stamps in the folder. In addition to the stamps each postal service presents its own stamps in the shape of a short text on the selected stamp motifs. The price of the entire folder, including all “Norden” stamps 2002, amounts to only DKK 65.00.

01303009. 03.05.2002 Souvenir folder Contemporary Art “Norden” 2002 DKK 65.00

Gain an insight into the unique common Scandinavian culture, buy the “Norden” souvenir folder. Use the enclosed order form – or order it online at

5 NOTE: The folder will be issued on 3 May 2002!

Report from


The World Philatelic Exhibition 6 The lights have been turned off in the Copenhagen Bella Center and all buzzing has ended. A world exhibition of stamps is over and the tired organisers have taken stock. What were the expectations? Have they been fulfilled? Were the visitors satisfied? These were some of the many questions that we asked ourselves. From 16th through 21st October 2001, Post Danmark, Postverk Føroya, POST Greenland and Denmark’s Philatelic Federation – in collaboration with dealers from all over the world - invited everyone to the Bella Center to view stamps in all possible designs and versions. Treasuries, galleries and activities for the youngsters were on offer. A man resembling the late King Christian IV of Denmark was wandering about, searching for his beloved “Købmagergade” and the spitting image of Hans Christian Andersen, the poet, was walking about in the halls, entertaining the young and the old. On the stage performances were made to entertain young collectors as well as the

older ones. All this was combined with the prize awards. However, most importantly, there were heaps of stamps. Every exhibitor had carried out a tremendous job in presenting his or her collection. A host of medals were awarded; in fact the total number of medals amounted to 523 in varying values and weights. Many seemed happy, others a bit disappointed, but this is how it is when the best collections from across the world are competing. The attendance was fine. During the opening day 3,589 guests paid a visit, and on

the final day the total number of visitors exceeded 35,000 – including the patroness of the HAFNIA 01 Exhibition, Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II, whose attendance gave lustre to the occasion. POST Greenland experienced a fine exhibition. Many people visited our stand to chat with our working artists, and many visitors have probably become a little wiser as regards steatite and narwhal tusk. How to make a sealskin coat was also one of many things the visitors wanted to know, and they conversed with the dressmaker representing Great Greenland, and a great many visitors participated in our competition for a sealskin coat. During the entire exhibition we noticed a huge interest in our historical issue of the “Stamps That Were Never Issued”, which we released on the opening day of HAFNIA 01 in whole sheets, souvenir sheets and black prints. And, as usual during exhibitions in Copenhagen, we experienced a great demand for our year pack and our Christ-

mas stamps, issued in whole sheets as well as in our Christmas Stamp Booklet. The talks given by Asger Fredlund on his time with the Sirius Sled Patrol in North East Greenland and Rikke Johansen’s exciting tales about the Vikings entertained many people. The Viking ship, on loan from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, was a huge attraction, and many visitors could not refrain from touching this museum piece. The interest in the stamps, however, was of course of primary importance and customers of every age were dealing energetically. All in all, POST Greenland was very satisfied with the result of this exhibition, which was hopefully a good experience for everyone. In particular, the young people seemed to have fun while romping about in “fish ponds”, competing in “orienteering”, attending the “buffet” and much more. A successful exhibition like this has no doubt contributed to increasing the interest in stamps and philately. The winner of POST Greenland’s competition for a sealskin coat was: Jon Andersen, aged 30, from Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Jon has told us that he began collecting stamps at the age of 9. At school he joined a stamp club of which he was an eager and faithful member until the end of his top form. Initially, his interest concerned butterfly motifs. However, gradually, as he came to realise the values that were hidden in stamp collections, Danish stamps and Christmas Seals replaced the butterflies. In 1987 Jon had a complete collection of Christmas Seals from 1921 to1987. Soon it included a collection of Greenland and Faeroese stamps as well. However, during his grammar school years the stamp collection had to give way to other and new interests. After a pause Jon was once more ready to resume and extend his collection. However, he realised that his collection had unfortunately disappeared during a removal! Still, Jon’s interest in stamps prevailed. When he noticed the advertisement for HAFNIA 01, Jon had no doubts that he wanted to experience it. As Jon says: “Once a collector – always a collector”. In the Bella Center he paid a visit to POST Greenland’s stand. Jon showed a special interest in our offers, since he had actually visited

Greenland earlier in 2001, Ilulissat (Jakobshavn) to be more precise. We congratulate Jon on his prize, and we hope he will enjoy wearing the sealskin coat. In addition, we drew 10 winners of “consolation prizes” in the shape of a copy of our souvenir folder “Arctic Vikings”, also known as the “Viking Book”, written by senior lecturer and M.A. Claus Andreassen. The lucky winners were all from Denmark: Beryl Christiansen, Odense NV Merete Ørskov, Aarhus N Anita Husfeldt, Hellerup Birgitte Engholm, Løkken Ib Kølle, Virum Bent Jakobsen, Stege Inge Gulstorff, Nykøbing Sjl. Ole Haugaard, Havndal Kai Frederiksen, Copenhagen K.E. Ralskov, Rønne All the prizes have been forwarded to the winners.

Photos: Danny Bejerholm


News on

the American Issue By Flemming Petersen, Vice-President of Denmark’s Philatelic Federation, DFF


Being a person interested in history and stamps it was an incredibly encouraging experience for me suddenly to see some of the material that had been hidden for almost 40 years and which – maybe only by pure coincidence – was preserved. The item I am referring to is the first draft of the Greenland American issue, which has now emerged from the Danish Public Record Office to offer its part of the account on the popular American issue initiated in 1943 and issued as a stamp series on 1st February, 1945.

First draft for the 10 Øre stamp.

The drafts are filed under case number 244/1946, marked Prime Minister’s Department.

Since the very start of this series during the period when Greenland was cut off from Denmark due to the war, much has been written about these stamps and now some more lines can be added. Greenland’s situation at that time can briefly be described as follows: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December, 1941 the U.S.A. entered the war and all postal matters between Greenland and Denmark were suspended. In 1943 a sudden shortage of a range of Greenland stamp values occurred after the supply of approx. 12,000 sets of stamps for the American collector’s market. Furthermore, the need for higher values for the expensive airmail letters arose. (Rate 80/85 Øre in addition per 5 grams). Five years had passed since the latest Greenland stamp issue and from a letter (sent to American Bank Note Company), it appears that National Bailiff, Mr. Eske Brun wanted a new stamp series and, consequently, he enclosed proposals for motifs, values and stocks. The requirements were: 10,000 pcs. 1 Øre, motif seal. 20,000 pcs. 5 Øre, motif seal. 10,000 pcs. 7 Øre, motif seal. 20,000 pcs. 10 Øre, motif kayak. 20,000 pcs. 15 Øre, motif kayak. 10,000 pcs. 30 Øre, motif dogsled. 10,000 pcs. 1 Kr., motif polar bear. New value 2 Kr., motif common eider. New value 5 Kr., motif common eider.

Original photos and books were enclosed from which the American Bank Note Company could find suitable motifs for the stamp series. In a letter dated 20th November, 1943 Mr. Brun mentioned that a draft would be forwarded as promised and that the text should be “Grønland – Midlertidig Administration – Kgl. Post xx Øre” (Greenland – temporary administration – royal post xx Øre).

First draft for the 2 Kroner stamp.

On 19th April, 1944 a note shows that the motifs had been changed slightly: 1 – 5 - 7 Øre, motif seal on ice floe. 10 - 15 Øre, motif kayak at sea. 30 Øre, motif sledge with dog team. 1 Kr., motif polar bear. 2 - 5 Kr., motif common eider. The newly emerged first draft for the American issue is dated 10th May, 1944 and was forwarded for approval in 2 copies to the Greenland department within the Danish Consulate in New York and was addressed to Managing Director G. Blackmore.

Managing Director Tage Nielsen commented toward the American Bank Note Company on the first draft, since some of the dogs seemed to be running loose. The following changes were required: The 10 and the 15 Øre as well as the 2 Kroner values were altered and a popular original photo of King Christian X on horseback was supplied, while the kayak motif was to be used for the 2 Kr. value. On 8th August, 1944 the American Banknote Company’s engraver at the division Bronx Plant drew attention to the fact that an alteration of draft number two was required. Managing Director G. Blackmore of the Greenland Consulate was the one, who wanted the alterations to the 10 and 15 Øre values, since the front part of the horse seemed out of proportion with the king and the rest of the horse. The discovery of this first draft is of one of several interesting objects that has turned up in Denmark during recent years. This offers new opportunities to increase the awareness of the American issue. There has been much debate about this issue, however, in spite of this it is a fact that the series is a very popular collecting area and there is an increasing demand for the historically rare items. The issue and the utilisation of the American issue, however, is more complicated and different, since letters, drafts, etc. were kept in the U.S.A. until recently and this has complicated and delayed the research. The stamps were issued on 1st February, 1945 and were from that date available in Greenland and in the Greenland department at the Danish Consulate in New York. Many Danish collectors who had just started collecting a new country from the beginning, and who thought they had a complete Greenland collection, now experienced through Sweden that they were missing this interesting set.

In order to understand the cancellation of first day covers, etc. it is essential to view Greenland as the new stamp-issuing country that it was in those days. Greenland issued its first stamp series in 1938, officially on 1st December. The stamps were only to be applied on mails from Greenland, since all domestic mail remained free of postage until 1st July, 1958. Thus, as of 1st December, 1938 these stamps were available on the west coast of Greenland and in Copenhagen. On the east

Copy of letter from Eske Brun.

coast of Greenland stamps were only applied after the last shipping departure in 1939 and in the Thule area only after the last mail departure of 1939. From here the mail was sent by dog sledge, so practically it happened on 1st January, 1940. Thus, the FDCs were cancelled with 18 different dates, depending on which area of Greenland the stamps were applied. The introduction period of stamps in Greenland thus lasted for almost 14 months, from 18th November, 1938 until 1st January, 1940.

In the areas where Greenland stamps had not yet been put into use, Danish stamps were to be applied. Understanding this procedure was not easy for the common Danish collector who had been used to apply stamps on issue and were convinced that postal administrations mailed letters on the same day or, at least, on the day after having received them. The issue date of the American series on 1st February, 1945 was the same all over Greenland and consequently a repetition of the unusual procedure from the first series was avoided. Thus, an FDC was cancelled on 1st February, 1945 in spite of the fact that some stamps were actually supplied to some Greenland towns shortly after this date. Some collectors have in fact criticized this procedure. It should be mentioned that the two values issued in 1946 also caused an unusual first day cancellation. The issue of these stamps was planned for 1st May, 1946. However, the stamps did not reach all towns on that date and the FDC cancellations were postponed until 1st August, 1946. The stamps were, however, sold as planned as from 1st May and in the intervening period some collectors managed to forward covers to Greenland for cancellation. Subsequently, the issuing of stamps in this big and often extremely impassable country has been carried through with proper regard for these circumstances. Souvenir sheets each featuring one stamp from the American issue – the so-called mother knurling prints – were presented for the first time by a freelance engraver in 1950 and the discovery was published in “The Essay-Proof Society’s Journal” in the U.S.A. Mr. William H. Littlewood from Maryland bought the first set of these mother knurling prints in 1964. The set consisted of 12 units and was purchased for the amount of USD



300.00. In the same year two more mother knurling prints were sold at USD 35.00 a piece. The buyers were guaranteed that only three complete sets of these prints existed, however, a few of the values are known to exist in more copies. These small souvenir sheets featuring prints of the mother knurl were made as sample prints and are available in different variations, e.g. with margins and motifs separately and with or without production numbers. The stamps were produced in two colours, the margin and the motif were provided with separate production numbers. Later the American Bank Note Company printing house went bankrupt and some historical material was sold at the following auction. The first sample prints of the mother knurls with various cancellations and the name of the engraver have been discovered in Denmark and these may also contribute to providing further information. After the liberation of Denmark, the Danish collectors’ interest in the American issue was tremendous and already during the summer of 1945 the sales were closed in Greenland and all the stamps were returned to Copenhagen. The earliest mailing items franked with the American issue go back to the month of February, stemming from the mailing route via the U.S.A. Thus, the common use of the stamps was extremely limited and letters from 1945 only exist in very limited numbers.

Consequently, the first utilisation period spanned from February 1945 until the arrival of the first postwar ship to Copenhagen during the spring of 1946, and the Danish collectors were supplied sufficiently with these stamps that were being forwarded to Greenland for cancellation. After the sales in February and March 1946 in Copenhagen, when the American series was sold to dealers and collectors, some of the 1, 2 and 5 Kr. values were in excess. These stamps were subsequently used in Greenland, the 1 Kr. stamp was sold out, as the first value, in approx. 1950, while the 2 and 5 Kr. stamps were used as late as in 1962. This period is called the second utilisation period of these three values and dispatch notes etc. from this period have become interesting collector’s items as well. This material, along with letters and explanations of the use of stamps featuring overprints, were exhibited at the HAFNIA 01 Exhibition in Copenhagen during October 2001.

This article by Flemming Petersen was published in the “Dansk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift” (DFT), No. 7, October 2001. Compared to the original article in the DFT the author has made a few alterations in the manuscript, including among other things new information on this interesting stamp series.

NEW Subscription Item:

Supplement Pages for DAVO Luxury Albums We are pleased to inform that we are now able to offer the supplement pages for DAVO Luxury Albums in subscription. In the enclosed order form, at the bottom of page 3, the supplement pages are listed under item number 520. If you wish to take out a subscription, please tick the box against the item number 520300, “Pages for Stamp Albums” and return the coupon to POST Greenland, Filatelia, P.O. Box 121, 3913 Tasiilaq. Fax number +299 98 14 32.

Since the supplement pages do not make up a philatelic product, this item will run as a separate subscription. The supplement pages are not distributed along with our ordinary stamp issues. This means that new supplement pages will be forwarded in subscription from Filatelia on receipt of new pages from the supplier, normally in January or February. We draw your attention to the fact that the additional pages are only forwarded in subscription once a year. However, you can take out a subscription for supplement pages, or place an additional order for them, throughout the year.

Stock List Mint stamps. Use the enclosed order form.

01100145. 05.09.1991 Hans Lynge. DKK 50.00

01100250. 07.05.1999 “Europa” VI. DKK 6.00

01100150. 15.09.1992 Lars Møller. DKK 100.00

01100254. 13.08.1999 Tjodhilde’s church. DKK 8.00


01100259. 21.02.2000 The good times. DKK 0.25


01100273. 05.02.2001 Catching in the skerries. DKK 1.00

* Final sale on 31 March 2002

01100255. 11.11.1999 Greenland year 2000. DKK 5.75

01100280. 09.05.2001 “Europa” 2001. DKK 15.00



01100277. 05.02.2001 DKK 4.50 + 0,50


01100258. 21.02.2000 Sirius 50 years. DKK 10.00

01100260. 21.02.2000 The storyteller. DKK 3.00

01100261. 21.02.2000 The wild reindeer hunt DKK 5.50

01100262. 21.02.2000 Natural resources DKK 21.00.

01100274. 05.02.2001 Uninvited guests. DKK 4.50

01100275. 05.02.2001 Farewell to the land. DKK 5.00

01100276. 05.02.2001 Nature moves in. DKK 10.00


01100268. 18.08.2000 Wooden map. DKK 4.50

01100269. 18.08.2000 Sealskin. DKK 4.75

01100278. 09.05.2001 Mountain trout. DKK 4.50

01100224. 15.08.1997 Ammassalik woman DKK 16.00


01100200. 25.04.1996 Humpback Whale. DKK 0.50

01100227. 05.02.1998 Harbour Porpoise. DKK 2.00

01100279. 09.05.2001 Leister. DKK 4.75

01100237. 20.08.1998 Brother is being breast-fed. DKK 11.00


01100286. 16.10.2001 Christmas stamp 1/01. DKK 4.50

01100248. 07.05.1999 The Man from Aluk. DKK 7.00


Final sale on 31 March 2002

01100287. 16.10. 2001 Christmas stamp 2/01. DKK 4.75

01100249. 07.05.1999 Homecoming. DKK 20.00

01100238. 20.08.1998 Refueling. DKK 25.00

01100263. 09.05.2000 Definitives 1/00. DKK 4.50

01100264. 09.05.2000 Definitives 2/00. DKK 4.75

01100265. 09.05.2000 Definitives 3/00. DKK 8.00

01100266. 09.05.2000 Definitives 4/00. DKK 10.00


01100281. 09.05.2001 Definitives 1/01. DKK 0.25

01100282. 09.05.2001 Definitives 2/01. DKK 12.00

01100283. 16.10.2001 “Stamp never issued” Northern light. DKK 5.75

01100284. 16.10.2001 “Stamp never issued” Seal. DKK 8.00

Booklets, Souvenir sheets and Books 01100285. 16.10.2001 “Stamp never issued” Polar bear. DKK 21.00

01106277. 05.02.2001 Additional value souvenir sheet “Arctic Winter Games 2002” DKK 20.00

01106270. 05.02.2001 Additional value souvenir sheet “HAFNIA 01”. DKK 22.00

01106251. 13.08.1999 Viking souvenir sheet I DKK 23.00

01106259. 21.02.2000 Viking souvenir sheet II DKK 29.75

* Final sale on 31 March 2002


The book “Stamps tell the story of Greenland”. DKK 198.00 (VAT not included). Available in English, Danish or Greenlandic. Item No. 01520600

01106273. 05.02.2001 Viking souvenir sheet III DKK 20.50

01302001. 14.01.1997 Stamp machine booklet No. 1 DKK 20.00

01106903. 16.10.2001 HAFNIA black print No. 3 DKK 20.00

01301106. 16.10.2001 Christmas stamp booklet No. 6 DKK 55.50

01301207. 08.02.1999 Stamp booklet No. VII. DKK 51.00

01301208. 18.08.2000 Stamp booklet No. VIII. DKK 55.50


Year Pack and Souvenir Folders

01301209. 09.05.2001 Stamp booklet No. IX. DKK 55.50

01106D83. 16.10.2001 DKK 34.75. “Stamps never issued” Presentation card featuring the HAFNIA 01 souvenir sheet. Note: The souvenir sheet is only available in this card. 01303008. 05.02.2001 Souvenir folder Arctic Vikings. DKK 146.50

01303007. 21.02.2000 Souvenir folder. Greenland artists. DKK 89.00

Item No. 01304098 Year Pack 1998 05.11.1998 DKK 122.25

Kalaallit Nunaat . Grønland . Greenland . Grönland

Frimærkit Frimærker Stamps Briefmarken

Narsaq Foto ©


01303006. 05.02.1998 Souvenir folder Greenland whales. DKK 175.00

Item No. 01304099 Year Pack 1999 11.11.1999 DKK 136.00 (incl. both souvenir sheets)

Item No. 01304000 Year Pack 2000 09.11.2000 DKK 147.50 (incl. both souvenir sheets)

Item No. 01304001 Year Pack 2001 16.10.2001 DKK 181.25 (incl. all three souvenir sheets)

Stock List Use the enclosed order form

The Charitable Initiative "Children

Are People, Too” –

“PAARISA” is the recipient of the additional value 2002 According to traditional practice the Greenland additional value stamp is issued in whole sheets as well as souvenir sheets. This year the additional value of 50 Øre for each sold additional stamp and 2 Kroner for each sold souvenir sheet will go to the project “Children Are People, Too”, a project run by the public Greenlandic institution PAARISA. PAARISA (which means “Let Us Take Care of Each Other”) makes a great effort to improve the general health conditions for people in Greenland, a task exerting a positive influence on e.g. children from problematic homes. We have received the below article from Acting Assistant Secretary, Ms. Sofie Jessen of the Greenland Home Rule administration. Here is her report on the ideas and visions concerning the project “Children Are People, Too”. By Sofie Jessen, Acting Assistant Secretary

PAARISA is a department of the Greenland Home Rule administration, which deals with prevention, intervention, implementation and the execution of the political objectives of the Home Rule Government within the fields of health and prevention. The tasks as regards prevention are carried out by means of a combined effort concerning the change of people’s attitudes based on the standards and values of the modern Greenland society. In addition, general strategies for action plans are developed, involving result-

orientated work – on a local and a national basis – as well as the initiation of local implementation of projects. The role of PAARISA is also that of a messenger of debate-creating initiatives. Some of the primary assignments made with regard to childcare are carried through with the aim of reducing alcohol consumption to a level enabling the communities to secure every child’s right to a childhood in safety and harmony, including a prevention of care failure or sexual abuse. Through the project “Children Are People, Too” we are fulfilling two of the political objectives related to childcare and prevention of alcohol abuse. We all know that childhood forms the basis of a person’s entire life. Furthermore, we know that sexual abuse of children and contemplation of suicide and drug abuse are elements that are often closely related. The choice of this project as recipient of the additional value sum means that the problems will be made more visible, e.g. that in badly functioning families there is often an abuse problem present through which children and youngsters are exposed. The reason why PAARISA has entered into co-operation with POST Greenland as regards the additional value stamp 2002 is to inform the public about the project through which the Greenland population is offered the opportunity to participate in the debate con-

cerning the abuse problems or lack of sufficient childcare. The concept of “Children Are People, Too” is a programme addressing children and youngsters from environments in which abuse problems are or have been present among parents or guardians. The purpose of the project is to provide the children with effective tools to help them understand and identify their feelings and defence mechanisms in order to increase their self-confidence and develop positive action models. This will enhance their chances of breaking the vicious circle. “Children Are People, Too” is a preventative educational programme leading to therapeutic results. PAARISA plans to offer courses to interested Greenland municipalities concerning treatment of children of 6 to 12 years of age. The courses are intended for caseworkers, educators and other people who work with children. The project is – so to speak - promoted toward municipalities and the project will be initiated during the autumn of 2002. Therefore, PAARISA is very pleased – and so are the municipalities - that the additional value stamp of this year is sold for the benefit of this PAARISA project dealing with children and youngsters. The funds will be spent on development and launch of the project as well as on printing informative materials.


The man behind the additional value motif:

Thue Christiansen 16

The design of the Greenland flag – Erfalasorput – is probably the work of art for which the man behind this year’s Greenland additional value stamp motif is best known. In 1995 Erfalasorput was issued on stamp in Greenland (G 187/AFA 275) on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of this relatively new flag. On that occasion, seven years ago, Thue Christiansen was himself responsible for the design of the flag stamp. In addition to his artistic talent, the course of Thue Christiansen’s life, mainly around the time when Home Rule was introduced in Greenland more than 20 years ago, led him right to the centre decisive political affairs of his native country. The four years as Greenland’s Minister of Culture and Education from 1979 to 1983 bear witness to this fact POST Greenland is very pleased to present Thue Christiansen. Below you can read about his thoughts and ideas behind the motif on this year’s Greenland additional value stamp issue for the benefit of “Paarisa”. By Thue Christiansen

Since my childhood I have been incredibly fascinated by the northern lights. This light phenomenon that flashes back and forth in the sky used to fill our childlike minds with admiration and awe. During my childhood everything seemed brighter in the dark. The reason is that there were no electric lights in the streets back then. Only the lights from the windows of the houses reflected in the snow. Therefore, the northern lights seemed brighter and more colourful at that time. To start with the northern lights seemed a bit dim, then suddenly they became lighter,

Greenland’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs and Education

Motif: Thue Christiansen.

the colours seemed much closer and more impressive. In particular, the last two stages frightened us. According to the legend the northern lights show the deceased playing a ball game in the sky. The brighter the northern lights grew, the closer to the earth – and to us - the deceased seemed to be! Well, there was nothing else to do but to hurry home and seek our parents’ protection. As a grown up the northern lights still fascinate me. The phenomenon and the legends attached to them are still causing admiration and awe. The northern lights are part of the cold north. What would Greenland be without the

northern lights? Today we are still admiring this luminous ball game. We are still passing the legend on to our own children and grandchildren. They will eventually pass it on to their descendants, etc. This legend gave me the idea for the stamp motif - the northern that lights that start far up in the sky in fantastic colours and disappear behind the high mountain, and from the disappearing point “animal tracks” appear and become a part of us. The things with which we grown-ups are familiar provide us with a feeling of safety. The same goes for the children. We all need familiar surroundings and a home to which we can return in case of danger. It is nice to have a home to which one can always return. I wish that all the children in our troubled world could be guaranteed this safety. Best regards, Thue Christiansen About the artist

Thue Christiansen was born in 1940 in the then mine town of Maarmorilik at Uummannaq (Umanak) in Northwest Greenland. In 1964 Thue Christiansen completed his education as a teacher at Haderslev Statsseminarium, Denmark. After teachings in Denmark and Greenland, and a period at the Royal Danish School of Educational Studies in 1973-74, Thue Christiansen became Greenland’s Minister of Culture and Education in 1979, a post he held until 1983. Currently with his political career Thue Christiansen has worked as an editor with several Greenland newspapers. In addition, he has been an art consultant. Gradually he has created

a solid platform as an appreciated and respected graphical artist, sculptor and culture intermediary, in Greenland and abroad. Among Thue Christiansen’s many works of art you will find the design of the polar bear logo for the Greenland trading company KNI as well as logos for a other organisations and institutions. Furthermore, Thue Christiansen has created the iron sculpture at Nuuk Town Hall, the decoration at the town hall in Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen), designed the Greenland Christmas Seal in 1989, made book illustrations, caricatures, modern Greenland art and participated in a number of exhibitions in Greenland and abroad.

01100292. 05.03.2002 “Paarisa” Additional Value DKK 4.50 + 0.50

News from POST Greenland On 1st March 2002 the ordinary day cancellations will be replaced at the post offices in the following settlements Aappilattoq and Narsaq Kujalleq, both Nr. 3922 Nanortalik Eqalugaarsuit Nr. 3920 Qaqortoq Kapisillit Nr. 3900 Nuuk Kangaamiut Nr. 3912 Maniitsoq Covers for last and first day cancellations should be forwarded to: POST Greenland, Filatelia, P.O. Box 121, 3913 Tasiilaq, GREENLAND. Note: We must receive your covers for cancellation no later than 1st March 2002. Please, write names and addresses legibly on the envelopes.

Day of issue : Artist : Layout : Printing method : Paper : Stamp size : Outside measure : 50 stamps per sheet

5th March, 2002 Thue Christiansen Morten Stürup Offset Coated white B-vertical 31.08 x 23.60 mm

Special Cancellation for Arctic Winter Games During the entire Arctic Winter Games 2002 in Nuuk (Godthaab), 17th through 23rd March, a special cancellation will be applied at Nuuk post office. If you wish to obtain this cancellation, your covers must reach POST Greenland, Filatelia no later than 16th March, 2002.

During the period February to April 2002 POST Greenland will participate in the following stamp exhibitions in Germany “IMB München ‘02” in Munich from 7th – 9th March and “Essen ‘02” from 4th – 6th April. For each of these exhibitions a special

Make a purchase at - and receive a small philatelic gift 01106292. 05.03.2002 Additional Value Souvenir Sheet “Paarisa” DKK 20.00

cancellation will be produced. If you wish to obtain these cancellations, your covers must, as always, be received by POST Greenland, Filatelia no later than on the day before the opening of the exhibitions.

Take advantage of ordering philatelic items online and pay for them immediately by credit card. Until 31 October 2002 we will, in return for your ordering at our website, present you with a small philatelic gift, which will be forwarded along with the item or items ordered by you online. Please visit our homepage and study our entire stock list, including descriptions and pictures of

Greenland stamps, souvenir sheets, booklets, etc. When you order on the internet you save time – and you avoid having to pay via your bank or by giro account.


The Story of Laura An event on the border of the inland ice By Martin Mörck, Stamp Engraver


The last time I wrote about my adventures in the incredibly beautiful East Greenland, I ended by saying that I would return. This proved to be correct. Already the following spring I made a new journey to Greenland. Søren Rose and I left Copenhagen during the first week of May. I was going to exhibit my watercolour paintings from my previous visit at the museum in Tasiilaq. This event coincided with a new issue of the new definitive stamp. Well, we left for Kangerlussuaq on board the domestic flight bound for the East coast. On arrival we were informed about bad weather in East Greenland. Consequently, our departure was delayed for three days… Anyway, there was no reason to be annoyed, since the sun was shining and the mountain landscape lay right outside across the runway. We made a tour on Icelandic horses along the mountainside, which was partly snow-covered, spots of warm brown growth “popping up” as contrast. The next day was another sunny day and we decided to take the post van towards the inland ice. Having parked where the road ends we continued upwards. As long as we walked on the bare rock there were no prob-

calf appeared. It looked at us with its dark eyes while bleating. It was limping, unable to stand up on its one foreleg. Certainly, it wanted something from us having walked all this way on three legs to meet us. What were we going to do, we could not just leave it here. If its mother had been around, we would most certainly have found out that we were not wished for playmates – it must have been left behind. We brought it with us in order to find out, whether it could be helped. Photo: Søren Rose So: I took it my arms, the lems. However, the warmth of the sun had worn fur smelled well, its heart ticking amade the snow treacherous. The surface gainst my chest. We started walking downfelt hard, but as soon as we tried to make a hill, taking turns to carry, constantly being step forward we fell through. At the mouncareful not to hurt the injured leg. taintop with the inland ice in sight we heard Down at the car we put the calf on the a sheep baaing! Sheep do not exist here, we floor in the passenger side. Søren drove exclaimed simultaneously. We continued, while I was scratching its worn chin – it was constantly hearing this bleating. Through fast asleep. the lens of the camera we discovered a bear We agreed that if it was a she, Søren had - I said. Brown bears do not exist here the right to name it, since he has girls and Søren replied. In the crystal-clear air it is if it was a he, I could decide the name, since often difficult to estimate the distances and I have boys. consequently also the size of what you are Having come so close that we could get seeing, but we ascertained that it must be a in contact via the mobile network, we called musk ox! These do exist there! Thomas, the tourist guide, and told him Its bleating became louder and then – what had happened. Thomas said that it right in front of us - a small woollen musk was illegal to bring musk oxen from the

mountain. He would, however, meet us instead. Even Thomas’ heart melted when he saw the calf and soon fresh hay and a feeding bottle were brought to light. We called the police and soon two more hearts melted. A veterinary was sent for in order to decide whether the foreleg could be healed, and in the meantime the feeding bottle and solicitude prevailed. We were informed that it was a she, and it was named Laura after one of Søren’s girls. Laura had to be x-rayed and was taken through the luggage check of the airport. The result: The broken leg would definitely heal. Laura’s condition stabilised by means of bottle milk and the keepers’ fleece-jackets. During the autumn Laura grew too big for her stable and her leg healed. Thus, it was decided to give her a permanent home. She could not go back to mountains, since she was only a few days old when she found us. She had to go to Denmark, to the Copenhagen Zoo. There she could join others of her kind. So Laura left for Denmark, Greenland Tourism acting as sponsor, to a life among other musk oxen! Back in mid-October Søren and I visited Laura in the zoo. She was looking plump and was walking nicely about on her legs.

Private Photo

We scratched her under her chin and said “Congratulations”, and “Au revoir, Laura!”

Final Sale on 31st March 2002 The stamps and philatelic items mentioned below will be removed from our sales list on 31st March, 2002, provided they are not sold our prior to this date. Any remaining stocks will be shredded and burnt. 01100237. 20.08.1998 Brother is being breast-fed. DKK 11.00

HAFNIA black print No. 3 sold out On 31 December 2001 our HAFNIA black print No. 3, item No. 01106903, was sold out. The stock figure of this item amounts to 37,000 pcs.


01100254. 13.08.1999 Tjodhilde’s church DKK 8.00

01100255. 11.11.1999 Greenland Year 2000 DKK 5.75

01100259. 21.02.2000 The good times DKK 0.25

01100262. 21.02.2000 Natural resources DKK 21.00

01100277. 05.02.2001 Additional value stamp “Arctic Winter Games 2002” DKK 4.50 + 0.50

01106270. 18.08.2000 Additional value souvenir sheet HAFNIA 01. DKK 22.00

From our final sale of 31st October 2001 we announce these stock figures: Item No. 01100251 01100252 01100253 01100218 01100207 01100270 01100271 01100272 01106902 01301105 01304097

Title Viking ship during the voyage Man on driftwood Arrowhead and coins Blue Whale Figurehead III Additional Value “HAFNIA 01“ Christmas Stamp 1/00 Christmas Stamp 2/00 HAFNIA black print No. 2 Christmas Stamp Booklet No. 5 Year Pack 1997

DKK 4.50 4.75 5.75 5.00 15.00 4.50+1.00 4.50 4.75 15,00 55.50 116.50

Issue Date 13.08.1999 13.08.1999 13.08.1999 05.05.1997 05.09.1996 18.08.2000 09.11.2000 09.11.2000 05.11.1998 09.11.2000 06.11.1997

Stock 330,902 246,649 132,559 234,472 321,738 128,505 187,403 199,667 39,211 27,258 29,364

Greenland’s Cultural Heritage Part III: 20

We now present the third issue dealing with the topic “Greenland’s Cultural Heritage”, the stamp series created by Anne-Birthe Hove. In accordance with the previous issues in this series in 2000 and 2001 we will leave it to Anne-Birthe to present her new stamp motifs to our readers and collectors.

By Anne-Birthe Hove

Is it possible at all to make stamps in Greenland according to the theme Cultural Heritage, without resorting to the drum and the mask? Well, of course you can, and by now I have already created the previous four motifs in this series. But in the long run, it is difficult to ignore the mask and the drum. Those masks are fascinating! I do not recall having ever met anyone who was not affected by them. And if we try to “peel off” all the layers having to do with the fact that they awake horror, that they are a piece of history, that some of them are workmanship and aesthetics at a high level etc., then, as for my part at least, I feel that they are always reflecting an element of humanity. Often they portray eeriness. However, on

my wall I have a “married couple” and the look that the man’s mask is giving the woman’s mask signals anything but eeriness. Of course I do not know whether this was actually what the creator had intended when he carved the masks, but this is the risk that any artist runs when inviting spectators: People get influenced, make impressions and interpret. However, I admit, most Greenland masks are somewhat frightening, including the one I have chosen for my stamp motif, and I truly hope that people will enjoy viewing it. The drum is a sign of two things: Sound and form. In the old days it was used for tribal songs. Even today it is used for the same purpose, though, it must be admitted, gradually it is more often used on theatre stages than in peat huts. But the shape is still the same. It is simple and beautiful. In addition, you will find different shapes and sizes, the Thule drum being small (and modest..?), while the drums from Alaska and Canada are so big that it would take two stamps to depict them. Therefore, I chose the Thule drum. Otherwise, I would have been forced to leave out the mask stamp! Yours faithfully, Anne-Birthe

About the artist

Anne-Birthe Hove, born in 1951 in Aasiaat (Egedesminde), was educated at the Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts. In 1997 Anne-Birthe had her stamp début when she designed the fine additional value stamp for the benefit of Greenland’s Cultural centre “Katuaq”. So far, Anne-Birthe has designed motifs for no less than nine Greenland stamps, of which the last 6 were made in the series “Greenlands Cultural Heritage”.

Photo: Søren Rose

Anne-Birthe is very active within Greenland’s cultural life. In her capacity as president of Greenland’s Art Association, KIMIK, she has many irons in the fire, in Greenland and abroad. POST Greenland is very pleased that Anne-Birthe initiated the Cultural Heritage series in 2000, and we intend to issue four more stamps by AnneBirthe in this significant series.

Mini sheet 01100290. 05.03.2002 Cultural Heritage III Drum DKK 4.50

01100291. 05.03.2002 Cultural Heritage III Mask DKK 4.75

Date of issue: 5th March, 2002 Artist: Anne-Birthe Hove Layout: Morten Stürup Printing method: Offset Paper: Coated white Stamp size: F - vertical Outside measure: 33.44 x 28.84 mm 40 stamps per sheet

New Postal Item from POST Greenland – the Mini Sheet In connection with our first issue in 2002, on 5th March, POST Greenland introduces a new postal item, the Mini Sheet. A Greenland mini sheet consists of a small sheet featuring 8 stamps. Initially, POST Greenland issues two mini sheets featuring the most common Greenland values: DKK 4.50 and 4.75. The stamp designs are Anne-Birthe Hove’s latest motifs from the Cultural Heritage series, the Drum and the Mask. The main reason why POST Greenland has decided to issue mini sheets is to promote the use of stamps in general, thereby increasing the interest in letter correspondence.


The mini sheets are intended for our customers at the post offices in Greenland. The new product will be very visible and in focus at the post offices. Consequently, the mini sheets will be promoted on small mini displays at the post office counters. The mini sheets are user-friendly and practical for common franking purposes. In Greenland we will launch campaigns to promote the mini sheets, through which we wish to motivate people to write more often and send more mail with stamps on covers and post cards. The mini sheets are also available from Filatelia. The item numbers are 01107290 and 01107291. See the order form for further information or visit .

Arctic Winter Games 2002 Nuuk, March 17th–23rd, 2002

By General Manager of AWG Nuuk Host Society, Michael Binzer


Greenland for the first time For the first time Greenland is to play host to Arctic Winter Games, the largest sports and cultural event in the Arctic region. This is the first time the Games will be held outside of North America. We are eager and excited to welcome our friends from the Arctic and return the warm hospitality we have received in past Games. Our co-hosting partner, Iqaluit Arctic Winter Games 2002 will be cohosted between Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, and Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, Canada. This is the first time the Games will be held in two cities. We hope to make strong ties between our communities. The experience will also open up new possibilities for smaller cities to host the Games in the future.

01106277. 05.02.2001 Additional value souvenir sheet “Arctic Winter Games 2002“ DKK 20.00

Youth, sports and culture The philosophy of Arctic Winter Games is sports, culture and meetings across borders. Young people from all over the Arctic will come together to enhance their skills, widen their horizons, and build new friendships. The Sports The sports will be divided between Nuuk and Iqaluit, with the exception of Arctic Sports, which will be held in both places. Nuuk: Iqaluit: Inuit games Inuit games Dene games Dene games badminton basketball indoor soccer gymnastics table tennis wrestling volleyball curling alpine skiing hockey cross country skiing speed skating snowboard dog mushing snowshoeing The key to success Arctic Winter Games is supported by a large number of volunteers. Approximately 800 volunteers - almost one tenth of the working force in Nuuk - will come to work on tasks of all sizes at Arctic Winter Games. The commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers is the key force in realizing this big event.

An investment in the future All major companies in Greenland, Nuuk Municipality and the government support us, and Arctic Winter Games is by far the largest event ever held in Greenland. The very experience of staging the event, with all the preparations and people involved, will boost the level of organising big business in this country. The Nuuk Host Society has various plans to educate the many volunteers on the way. We hope this will contribute to our society in the years to come. And the links made with our fellow Arctic societies through the Games, by the athletes, cultural performers, sponsors and politicians, will be a lasting legacy for the future. Read more at

01100277.05.02.2001 DKK 4.50 + 0.50

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Means of Payment – The Christmas Seal Committee Please note that all payments to the Greenland Christmas Seal Committee must be made to this bank at this address, to this account number: The Bank of Greenland, P.O. Box 1033, 3900 Nuuk, GREENLAND. Account No.: 6471-1406970. Or: BG Bank A/S, Girostrøget 1, 0800 Høje Taastrup, DENMARK, Account No.: 1199 - 6 0072868. Naturally, payments can still be made in cash or by cheque or credit card to: The Greenland Christmas Seal Committee, P. O. Box 19, 3913 Tasiilaq, GREENLAND. You can pay your Christmas Seal subscription 2002 in advance, required that you forward a note when paying. Since the Christmas Seal Committee and POST Greenland are to separate companies, POST Greenland’s giro account numbers in Denmark and abroad cannot be used in this connection. Price adjustment concerning cards and envelopes For many years we have maintained our prices for covers and cards, DKK 3.00 a piece. To adjust our sales prices and make them consistent with our purchase and raw material prices we have as of our upcoming stamp issue increased our prices for cards and covers to DKK 6.00 a piece. This price increase will also effect our prices for FDCs and Maxicards. The price of these philatelic products will rise by DKK 3.00 a piece. For more information on our sales prices, please see the enclosed order form.

T-shirts Motif: Arctic Winter Games 2002 Sizes: Item Nos.: S 01520407 M 01520408 L 01520409 XL 01520410 XXL 01520411

• Ships in Greenland – Stamp Booklet No. 10 • The winner of our competition “Greenland Stamp 2001” • News on the Crown Prince’s “Project Qaanaaq” • Our “Europa” Commemorative 2002 according to the theme “Circus” • New whale surveillance technique, and much more…

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Internet campaign - win philatelic gifts Buy online at before 31st October 2002 – and you will receive a small philatelic gift. See page 17.

The next issue of the Greenland Collector will appear in late May.

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NOVELTY: Zippo gas lighter featuring the Arctic Winter Games commemorative. DKK 220.00 (VAT not included). Item No.: 01520501.

Co l l e c t o r GREENLAND

Subscription Magazine for Collectors of Greenland Stamps Vol. 7 – No. 1 – February 2002

The “Norden” stamps 2002

Report from HAFNIA 01 The World Philatelic Exhibition

News on the “American” issue

“Children Are Human Beings, Too”

Greenland’s Cultural Heritage Part III

Mini Sheets - a novelty with POST Greenland

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Søren Rose Philatelic Manager Enjoy your reading. Yours sincerely, Photo: Martin Mörck

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