Stamps Issued on 150th Anniversary of  Norwegian Red Cross

norway redcross stampsNorway Post is celebrating the Norwegian Red Cross jubilee with four stamps. The country’s largest humanitarian organisation truly deserves to be recognised. The Norwegian Red Cross currently has 120,000 members. Six hundred employees and 42,000 volunteers make a huge contribution to helping people in need.The Norwegian Red Cross was founded in 1865, but it did not grow into a folk movement until the 1920s. It was considered an organisation for the upper class for more than fifty years, but this changed in 1921 when the Norwegian Red Cross rolled out a recruiting campaign with the tagline, “If you are a friend of peace, sign up for the Norwegian Red Cross”. This touched a chord throughout the entire country, and by the end of 1921 the Norwegian Red Cross had more than 100,000 members.

Issue Date: 20.02.2015 Designer: Gina Rose Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours

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