Greenland One Hundred Years of the Ice Bear

2005 marked the centenary of Greenland’s first stamps, the famous PAKKE-PORTOs.   Prior to 1905, all letters and parcels within Greenland, also to and from Greenland, had been carried free of charge.   Postage was applied only when the Danish Postal Service…...

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Greenland Wartime mail

Having already looked at the geography and climate of Greenland and considered the problems of getting the country supplied with stamps even in peacetime, you will not be surprised to discover that Greenland’s war was also rather unusual. The first…...

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Greenland First Stamps

Illustrations: Black/White originalStamps: Salo Heimann By the end of the previous article, we had explored the difficult postal arrangements which existed between Denmark and her large but sparsely populated colony prior to the issue of stamps. The next major change…...

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