Norway post issued a set of stamps featuring children with Christmas cards, the predominant Norway’s Christmas gnome. When Christmas celebrations focusing on children and family grew in popularity, romantic Christmas traditions came to the fore, particularly Christmas Eve customs. Going to church by horse and cart, bringing home and decorating the Christmas tree and close-up [...]
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After the Danish King decided in 1629 that priests in the Danish-Norwegian church had to pass a university examination in theology, students flocked from Norway to the university in Copenhagen. The expense of studying in Denmark was a heavy burden for many families. Yet the demand for a university in Norway was ignored. In 1736 [...]
Norwegian post issued a set of three stamps in the world’s longest-running definitive series posthorn. Norwegian post offices were informed in a circular dated 16 December 1871 that a red 3 skilling stamp would go into circulation in January 1872.
Norway post issued a set of Christmas stamps featuring some of the details of Grandma’s Christmas tablecloth.
Norway Post issued a set of stamps Mormor og de åtte ungene (Grandma and the Eight Children) as stamp subject for Europa 2010.
Norway post issued a postage stamps to celebrate the 50 years of television in Norway. Television broadcasting started in Norway on 20 August 1960.
Title: Norwegian Year of Cultural Heritage Date of Issue: 12 June 2009 Country: Norway Denominations: NOK 8.00 – NOK 8.00 ‘Cultural heritage’ tends to make us think of stave churches, Viking ships and historical objects. The foundation ceremony took place in the Christiania Cathedral School auditorium, which was later used for meetings of the Storting [...]
Title: Royal Norwegian Society for Development Date of Issue: 12 June 2009 Country: Norway Denominations: NOK 12.00 The farewell party on 29 December 1809 for the Danish Prince Christian August (chosen as successor to the Swedish throne) was attended by many prestigious people and about two hundred were invited to help found a Norwegian society [...]
Title:Submarine Branch centenary Date of Issue: 12 June 2009 Country: Norway Denominations: NOK 14.50 – NOK 15.50 It is a hundred years this year since the launching of Norway’s first submarine at Germaniawerft in Kiel.his submarine, which was christened “Kobben” and later renamed A-1,surpassed all expectations and in 1911 a decision was made to build another three submarines [...]
Title: Europa 2009-International Year of Astronomy Date of Issue: 12 June 2009 Country: Norway Denominations: NOK 10.00 – NOK 12.00 In 2009, it is 400 years since Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) pointed a telescope at the sky and saw that the Earth was only one of many planets and not the centre of the universe. His [...]