Final stamps of 2012 from Norway Post

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12 November 2012
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imports_CCGB_stamp-19-_81742.jpg Final stamps of 2012 from Norway Post
Norway Post has issued details of its final issues of 2012, with stamps on the themes of Christmas and the centenary of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage. ...

Norway Post's final stamp issues of 2012 are on the themes of Christmas and celebrating the centenary of the country's Directorate for Cultural Heritage.


Norway Post Christmas stamps 2012


This year's festive issue from Norway Post comprises two stamps featuring Santa Claus, who is shown with Mrs Claus and a group of children, and with Carpenter Andersen.


Issue details:

 

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  • Design: Kristin Granli
  • Value: NOK 9.50 (A Priority) x 2
    • Print: Offset from Joh. Enschedé Security Print, The Netherlands


Norway Post centenary of Directorate for Cultural Heritage


The 15.00 NOK stamp features the ruins of Hamar Cathedral, a medieval building in the Diocese of Hamar. The cathedral's first bishop was Bishop Arnaldur, who began to build the cathedral in 1150. After the Reformation in Norway, the cathedral was used as a fortress before falling into ruins in the sixteenth century.


The ruins are now part of the Hadmar Museum, where the distinctive Gothic arches are incorporated into a modern glass museum building (pictured on the stamp).


Issue details:

 

  • Design: Inger Sandved Anfinsen
  • Photo: © Jiri Havran
  • Print: Offset from Joh. Enschedé Security Print, The Netherlands


For all the latest stamp issues, see each issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.