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Greenland
2001

Greenland has issued 16th October 2001 - the opening day of the international stamp exhibition Hafnia 01 in Copenhagen, Denmark  - the three stamps shown below.  The motifs on the stamps feature the preliminary drafts from 1932 for Greenland's first postage stamps, which drafts were never used until now.  The motifs are specific Greenlandic, such as the northern light, a seal, and a polar bear.  The designer (in 1932) was Mr. Harry Nielsen, Copenhagen. 

Greenland 1963-1974 Greenland 1975-1982 Greenland 2001
Greenland Royalty Sets, page 1  Greenland Royalty Sets, page 2
 

Scott # 387

Scott # 388

Scott # 389

Below are shown the presentation cover and the inlaid souvenir sheet of all three stamps.  The souvenir sheet will only be available together with the presentation cover, and will not be sold separately.

Scott # 389a

The cover shows the Greenlandic national flag "Erfalasorput".  In the white part two men are rowing their kayaks, in the red part are shown three narwhals.  The labels adhered to the stamps on the souvenir sheet says in Greenlandic, Danish and English:  The motifs on the stamps feature the preliminary drafts for Greenland's first postage stamps.  The souvenir sheet is issued for the benefit of the stamp exhibition Hafnia 01 in Copenhagen 16th - 21st October 2001, and carries the Hafnia-logo in the lower left corner. 

Greenland 1963-1974 Greenland 1975-1982 Greenland 2001
Greenland Royalty Sets, page 1  Greenland Royalty Sets, page 2

Many thanks to Mr. Chong Meng (Singapore) for submitting scans of the two black prints to be shown on this page. 


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