New Stamps from Denmark

Popular Sport

denmark sports stampsThe five stamps in the Popular Sport series focus on some of the big and popular sporting events in Denmark which are often organised independently of the established sports clubs: Lillebælt Half Marathon, the Fyen Rundt bicycle race, the Hærvejsløbet MTB race, and the Christiansborg Rundt swimming competition.

Issue Date: 31.03.2016 Designer: PostNord Stamps/Ditte Rosenørn Holm and Ella Clausen Illustrator: Photos: Niels Husted, Martin Paldan, Matthew James and Patrick Sauer, Drawings: Bertil Skov Jørgensen  Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36.6 x 25.5 mm

Great Danes

denmark great danes stampsIn 2007, Post Danmark launched the Great Danes stamp series. All the Danes featured in the series have made their mark on Danish life, and their achievements continue to invite reflection. At the same time, they are remembered by the population at large. The graphic artist Torben Skov designed the first twelve stamps in the series.

Issue Date: 31.03.2016 Designer: PostNord Stamps/Jakob Monefeldt,Illustrator: Engraver: Martin Mörck, Process: Intaglio & Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 26.5 X 36.6 mm

Farm Animals

denmark farm animals stampsDANISH RED HOLSTEIN:Danish Red Holstein is a crossbred dairy cow. Despite accounting for less than 1 per cent of the Danish cattle population, Danish Red Holstein has been named the Most Beautiful Dairy Cow in Denmark.

SHROPSHIRE RAM:The Shropshire ram is named after the English county in which it was bred. It was exhibited for the first time in England in 1845, and the first Shropshire sheep arrived in Denmark in 1896. Today, the Shropshire sheep is one of the most popular sheep breeds in Denmark.

OLDENBURG STALLION:The Oldenburg horse dates back to sixteenth-century Oldenburg. The Oldenburg horse was originally bred as a carriage horse, but has since become a popular riding horse. Denmark is one of the only countries in the world to breed pure Oldenburgs – including the Oldenburg stallion called Galant Hornbæk, which won the prize of honour at the Roskilde agricultural show before running off with the ultimate accolade “Zealand’s Prize Stallion”.

WYANDOTTE COCKEREL:The Wyandotte is a breed of chicken which was developed in America in 1883 through cross-breeding. Wyandotte chickens are docile and trusting, and as they cannot fly, it is easy to keep them in an uncovered chicken run or behind low fencing

SATIN RABBIT

The first Satin rabbits were bred in Indiana in the 1930s. The breed was introduced in Europe in 1947, and came via the Netherlands to Denmark in 1973. Unlike other rabbit breeds, Satins have soft and very shiny fur with a silky structure.

Issue Date: 31.03.2016 Designer: PostNord Stamps/Jakob Monefeldt
Illustrator: Photos: Torben Ager and PostNord, Drawings: Martin Mörck Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36.6 X 26.5 mm

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