Faroe Islands Issued Stamp on 40 Years of Postverk Føroya

faroe mailboxThe elegant red mailbox from the Danish postal service which used to hang right next to the front door had disappeared. In its place there was a box of exactly the same design – but of light blue colour, decorated with a stylized white Ram’s horn and the inscription Postverk Føroya.Many things changed in 1976, the reason for which could be traced some years back. After the parliament elections in 1974 the Social Democratic Party, “Javnaðarflokkurin”, formed a government with the conservative People’s Party, “Fólkaflokkurin”, and the Republic, “Tjóðveldisflokkurin”. A part of the government program was taking over certain affairs of state, among them the postal services which came under Faroese Home Rule. Negotiations started in 1975, and on April 1st 1976 the Danish postal services in the Faroe Islands were formally taken over by the Faroese government. The new institution was named Postverk Føroya and the Danish posthorn insignia was replaced with a Ram’s horn.

Issue Date: 01.04.2016 Designer: Edward Fuglø Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamp size: 34,7 x 46,33 mm. Size, minisheet: 86 x 84 mm Values: 9 and 17,00 kr

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