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Greenland 1963-1974 Greenland 1975-1982 Greenland 2001
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Greenland is an autonomous region of Denmark with the Danish king (or queen) as the Head of Government.  King Frederik IX was therefore also king of Greenland from 1947 when he assumed the throne after his late father, King Christian X, and until his death in 1972.  

Until 1969 Greenlandic stamps carried the country's name only in Danish.  Stamps issued on and after 11th March 1969 all carry the country's name in two languages, Greenlandic and Danish.  The local name of the country is Kalaallit Nunaat, literally meaning "The Land of Man".  

Until 1978 this was written in the old fashioned way as "Kal‚tdlit Nun‚t", but on stamps issued on and after 17th April 1978 the spelling changed to the modern version "Kalaallit Nunaat".  Below are shown all "royal" stamp issues of Greenland, engraved by Czeslaw Slania.

At the occasion of the Queen's 40th birthday in 1980, Greenland introduced a new large definitive series, now showing the Queen at the age of 40.  To the left of her portrait is a map of Greenland and above the map her crowned monogram.  The series is issued during the period 1980-1987.   

Scott # 120

Scott # 121

Scott # 122


Scott # 123

Scott # 124

Scott # 125

Scott # 126


Scott # 127

Scott # 128

Scott # 129

Scott # 130


Scott # 131

Scott # 132

Scott # 133


Finally, at the occasion of the Queen's 50th birthday in 1990, Greenland introduced the latest definitive series, showing the Queen at the age of 50.  Her crowned monogram s placed at the bottom left.  The series was issued during the period 1990-1996.

Scott # 214

Scott # 217

Scott # 224

Scott # 225


Scott # 228

Scott # 229

Scott # 226

Scott # 227


Scott # 226
Inv.surcharge

During the print run of the overprinted stamp to the left, some 25 sheets each containing 50 stamps came out with an inverted overprint.  

15 of these sheets were sold freely, before Post Greenland saw the error, and withdrew the remaining 10 sheets from public sale.  

A few of the remaining sheets have been given away to the Postal Museum in Copenhagen and to the Museum of Greenland, but the last 6 sheets, containing each 50 stamps were stored away in the archives of Post Greenland.  

These six sheets were sold for charitable purposes specifically for the children in Qaarnaq in Greenland on the International Stamp Exhibition Hafnia 01, 16th - 21st October 2001, in Copenhagen.   

Greenland 1963-1974 Greenland 1975-1982 Greenland 2001
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