Battle of Dybbøl in 1864
Post Danmark is issuing two stamps to mark the 150th anniversary of the war in 1864, which cast dark shadows across Denmark. The loss of land which had always been considered intrinsically Danish was an extremely traumatic experience for the Danish nation, and the defeat came to have a powerful bearing on the Danish psyche for decades.
Issue Date: 15.03.2014 Designer: Post Danmark Stamps / Per Ingemann Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 26 x 26.25 mm and 26.5 x 57.5 mm Values: 9.00, 18.00 DKK
Centenary of Wegner and Mogensen
Danish design is famed way beyond Denmark’s shores. Many of the pieces of furniture designed during the golden age of furniture design – from 1930 to 1970 – are now world-famous and much sought- after objects. In recent years in particular, there has been a growing interest in Danish design, greatly supported by the retro trend which has made post-war furniture and furnishing accessories highly respected and valued items.
Post Danmark will soon be issuing no fewer than three stamps depicting some of the most outstanding examples of twentieth-century Danish design. This year’s EuroPa stamp shows the PH grand piano, which Poul Henningsen designed back in 1931. read more on page 14. The other two stamps celebrate the centenary of the births of the furniture designers Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen. The motifs show Wegner’s three-legged Shell Chair from 1963 and Mogensen’s Spanish Chair from 1958.
Issue Date: 15.03.2014 Designer: Post Danmark Stamps / Jakob Monefeldt Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36.6 x 26.5 mm
Denmark issued the third and final part of the pan-Nordic series “Nordic Coastlines”. The theme for this year’s stamps is “Ships”, and the two stamps show a dinghy and a sailing yacht plough- ing through the waves. The photographer Steen Larsen has photographed all the motifs for the Danish stamps in the series.
The DKK 6.50 stamp shows the Laser Radial dinghy, which is the world’s most popular dinghy type and was originally designed by the American Bruce Kirby in 1970, since when more than 200,000 have been produced. The idea of the dinghy was that it should be simple enough to be sailed single-handedly.
The stamp motif with the dinghy slicing through the waves was photographed during a training session off the coast near Rungsted Harbour north of Copenhagen.
The Hanse 430e, which is featured on the DKK 14.00 stamp, is a modern yacht with superb sailing properties. For ordinary cruising it can be sailed by two people, while for racing it needs a crew of eight to twelve depending on wind conditions. The boat, which is built in the north German town of Greifswald, is made of epoxy, which makes it lighter then traditional pol- yester resin vessels. Thanks to its lightness, responsiveness and manoeuvrability, the Hanse 403e has proved its suitability for both cruising and racing.
Steen Larsen photographed the yacht while sailing off Rungsted Harbour in summer 2013.
ROYAL DANISH YACHT CLUB
In Denmark, there are about 300,000 active sailors based at about 350 harbours. The sport includes racing, in which you try to sail faster than your fellow competitors along a predetermined route, and cruising, which offers fantastic outdoor experiences at sea.
Many Danes who sail are members of the Royal Danish Yacht Club, which since its foundation in 1886 has worked hard to promote sailing in Denmark.
„With more than 2,000 members, the Royal Danish Yacht Club is the biggest and oldest sailing club in Denmark,“ says Man- aging Director Anders Kristensen. „We offer a broad spectrum of sailing-related activities, with something for every age group and a programme lasting almost all year. The club’s activities reflect the wishes of its members, and at the moment match racing is one of the most popular activities on the programme.“
Once you have joined the Royal Danish Yacht Club, it is unlikely that you will ever relinquish your membership. The oldest member has belonged to the club since 1935, and more than 100 members have celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Issue Date: 17.03.2014
Designer: Post Danmark Stamps / Jakob Monefeldt
Colours: 5 Colours
Size: 26.5 x 36.6 mm