PostNord Denmark

02 January 2020

H.M. Queen Margrethe II 80th Birthday

Denmark: H.M. Queen Margrethe II 80th Birthday, 2 January 2020. Image from PostNord Danmark.

Denmark’s Stamp Programme for 2020 was unveiled by NordPost Stamp Manager Martin Pingel at the national stamp exhibition in Copenhagen on 19 October 2019.

The following is from NordPost Danmark’s “frimarkprogram 2020 (eng)” brochure:

On April 16, 2020 H.M. Queen Margrethe II will celebrate her 80th birthday. PostNord is marking her birthday by issuing a minisheet with five stamps. The large portrait was photographed specifically to be used on the stamp, while the photographs for the four small stamps were chosen in consultation with H.M. the Queen and show key events in her life.

Denominations: DKK 30.00 (1x), DKK 10.00 (4x) in miniature sheet
5 designs
Designed by: Ella Clausen, PostNord Stamps
Photos: Erik Petersen/Ritzau Scanpix, Vagn Hansen/
Ritzau Scanpix, John Stæhr/Ritzau Scanpix, Her Majesty the Queen’s Reference Library, the Royal Danish Collection, and Torben Eskerod
Printer: Cartor
Printing Method: 3-color Offset
Perforation: n/a



PostNord Denmark

02 January 2020

UNESCO World Heritage

Denmark – UNESCO World Heritage, 2 January 2020. Image from NordPost Danmark.

Denmark’s Stamp Programme for 2020 was unveiled by NordPost Stamp Manager Martin Pingel at the national stamp exhibition in Copenhagen on 19 October 2019.

The following is from NordPost Danmark’s “frimarkprogram 2020 (eng)” brochure:

Five Danish places selected as World Heritage Sites can be seen on the stamps: the par force hunting landscape in North Zealand, Kronborg Castle, Stevns Klint, the Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church; and Christiansfeld. The other two Danish locations on the UNESCO List are Wadden Sea and Roskilde Cathedral, which have previously been featured on Danish stamps.

Denomination: DKK 30.00
5 designs
Designed by: Ella Clausen, PostNord Stamps
Photos: Museum Nordsjælland, Shutterstock/Nenad Basix,Colourbox/Mikkel Bigrandt, Frame & Work og Eva Kristensen
Landscape Architectural Works (Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church): Kristine Jensens Tegnestue and Ingvar Cronhammar
Printer: Cartor
Printing Method: 4-color Offset
Perforation: 13 x 13½



PostNord Denmark

02 January 2020

NORDEN: Mammals

Denmark: NORDEN – Mammals, 02 January 2020. Image from PostNord Danmark (Frimarkprogram 2020 PDF).

Denmark’s Stamp Programme for 2020 was unveiled by NordPost Stamp Manager Martin Pingel at the national stamp exhibition in Copenhagen on 19 October 2019.

The following is from NordPost Danmark’s “frimarkprogram 2020 (eng)” brochure:

As has been the tradition for many years, the postal services of the eight Nordic countries issue stamps every other year on a common theme. This time, the theme is mammals. The stamps show some of the approx. 50 species of mammals that live and breed in the Danish countryside: roe deer, hedgehog, black squirrel, dormouse and stoat.

Denomination: DKK 10.00
5 designs
Designed by: Ella Clausen, PostNord Stamps
Photos: Shutterstock og Michael Stoltze
Drawings: Lars Sjööblom
Printer: Cartor
Printing Method: 5-color Offset
Perforation: 13½ x 13½


With new stamp issues for 2020 starting to be announced coinciding with the imminent end of my months’ long busy period, I am now thinking about a return to (semi-) regular blogging.  I plan to concentrate on the New Issues of 2020 as much as I am able to.  My approach will be similar to that on the Gulfmann News blog giving illustrations of the stamps as they are announced or the Virtual Stamp Club by adding to the original blog entry once further information becomes available. The pages, then, will serve as chronological indices to the blog entries about the stamps.  Hopefully,  this method will be a bit easier for me to maintain.

I am pleased that my prolonged period of intense work is coming to an end. Or, at least, a lightening. I have been itching to get back to my stamps and other postal activities (such as Postcrossing). In fact, the first postcard I have received in months happened to be my first from North Korea, something I blogged about on my postcard blog when it arrived.

Purchasing stamps and first day covers at the Phuket Philatelic Museum, Phuket, Thailand, on 28 October 2019.

Despite the heavy workload of the past several months, I have been able to go to the local post office several times each month to obtain new Thai stamps (many of these on the first days of issue adding the local postmark on my covers).  This is the first year since I moved to Phuket in which I have purchased every stamp issued thus far; I am only missing the first day cover of King Vajiralongkorn’s Coronation Day stamp which quickly sold out.

In recent weeks, I have also been actively purchasing various items on eBay. These are mostly first day covers from the U.S. that I missed the first time around (such as the various Transportations Coils and Celebrate the Century stamps) and non-U.S. covers of some of my favorite themes (including Apollo 11, caves and caverns and Americana). There have been a few random postcard purchases as well, principally 1930’s and 1940’s cards from places I once lived (Texas, Tennessee, Kansas, and New Mexico).

Some of these new purchases may make their way into future articles for A Stamp A Day (although it will never again be a daily endeavor) or here on Philatelic Pursuits.

At any rate, it is nice to be able to pursue philatelic endeavors once again…