Saturday, December 10, 2011

Norwegian Stamps 1990 - Norske frimerker

This postcard shows the 1990 Norwegian postage stamps. The title on the back of the postcard refers to the background picture, Sognefjorden mot Nærøyfjorden . The Nærøyfjord is the most spectacular arm of the Sognefjord and the narrowest fjord in the world, at one point only 250 meters wide, with mountains towering more than a thousand meters above its tranquil waters. (source)

These are the stamps shown:
  • row 1: Mute Swan, beaver, Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Skogmarihand), Epipactis atrorubens (Rødflangre)
  • row 2: Winter Cities - Tromsø, 50th anniversary of the German invasion 9 April 1940, Re-Conquest of Narvik 28 May 1940, Peter Wessel Tordenskiold (navy hero 1691-1720), Tordenskiolds coat of arms
  • row 3: Trondheim post office, Longyearbyen post office, Nathan Söderblom (bishop and Nobel laureate 1866-1931) and Nobel Medal
  • row 4: Johan Svendsen (composer, 1840-1911), Detail of the monument of Johan Svendsen, Christmas stamps

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Love the flowers. thanks for participating.

  2. My dream cruise would be to the fjords of Norway. Forget the Greek isles or the Caribbean, I want to see those majestic mountains.

  3. Brilliant. It's a good job we didn't post stamps from the same year.

  4. I would so much love to take this boat trip!! There is no other place in the world I would so much love to go to as Norway! How can a country ever be so beautiful!!
    And that's a nice assortment of stamps...together on that postcard, they make a really lovely colourful image :)

    enjoy your Sunday!

  5. The blue fjord is the perfect background for the stamps and shows them off nicely. What a spectacular place.

  6. The card is superb and I love the whole issue of stamps being there at once. I'm another one who'd love to see the fjords.

  7. That's the coolest postcard I've ever seen with all the stamps on it.
    It is also one of my dreams to be able to visit Norway and see the fjords.
    I have two entries this week, hope you can visit them when you have time.

    Postcards Crossing
    My Stamp Menagerie


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